My wife and I typically stay in B&Bs when traveling. It was our first visit to Crested Butte, CO. We were there to see our new granddaughter. Our first B&B choice was not available on our dates of visit, so we selected the Cristiana Guesthaus based on Tripadvisor reviews. It felt more like a cheap motel than a B&B. The room was the smallest I have ever stayed in, not much bigger than the queen-sized bed in it. Little room for luggage and no place for hanging clothes. There was nothing to sit on other than the bed. The window was partly open when we checked in at 4 PM which was fine. We were out for the evening and when we returned at about 10 PM and entered the room it was uncomfortably cold. There was a rheostat on the wall that could be turned to warmer or cooler, but did nothing when adjusted. I went to the front desk and rang for the innkeeper. I asked her how to adjust the heat in the room and she informed me that there was no way to do so as the rooms had no heat or air conditioning, but they kept the place at 72 degrees. I let her know that it was much colder than 72 in our room. She got me a blanket for the bed (we needed it).
So we ended up in an overly small room with an average bed (and bedding) and no other place to sit, no TV and no room temperature control, the wireless internet service did not work while we were there, and lastly, the rooms were quite noisy when people moved around the room above us or when kids were running back and forth in the hallways.
On the plus side, the lobby area had a fireplace and was cozy and the innkepers served fresh pastries in the morning along with coffee and juice (although watery). They also served fresh-baked cookies around 4 in the afternoon (although they were limited). The hot tub area appeared to be nice, but the hours of operation did not fit our needs.
I do not know about the other rooms, maybe they were larger and better. I do know that this is the poorest excuse for a B&B that my wife and I have ever stayed in. I would suggest potential vacationers check with the innkeepers about their needs and expectations before reserving a room (also note that there is a 7-day leeway required to cancel your stay without potentially being charged for the room).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy the ambiance of a European alpine lodge with a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Located in the Historic District of Crested Butte, one block from the free ski shuttle and close to downtown. Our 21 comfortable rooms have phones and wireless internet access and private, recently renovated bathrooms with hair dryers. The pillowtop beds are furnished with triple sheeted duvets and down pillows. We offer a choice of either smaller reasonably priced rooms with one queen bed, or more spacious rooms with one king bed or one queen and one double bed. To enhance the feeling of relaxation our rooms do not have televisions although there is a TV in the upstairs sitting area. Start each day with our hearty homemade continental breakfast served fireside in our cozy lobby; and after your day's activities unwind in our outdoor hot tub or sauna. ... more less
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