WHERE TO STAY Elk Mountain Lodge
129 Gothic Ave. 970-349-7533 elkmountainlodge.com The boutique 19-room, threestory inn is located blocks from downtown. A delicious continental breakfast featuring smoked meats, homemade granola, huevos rancheros and delicious coffee, is included. With local residents as inn keepers and a spacious, wooden interior, the lodge is charming and friendly. Rooms range from $120-$250, depending on the season. Crested Butte Hostel 615 Teocalli Ave. 888-389-0588 cbhostel.com This centrally located lodge has everything from gendersegregated bunk rooms to an apartment that sleeps six at surprisingly low rates. Clean and simple, it also has shared living space, bathrooms and kitchens. Rates start at $25 for a shared bunk room and climb to about $200 for an apartment.