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“Bountiful Breakfasts and Beer too!!!!”

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Purple Mountain Lodge Bed & Breakfast and Day Spa
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Blair, Nebraska
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42 reviews
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“Bountiful Breakfasts and Beer too!!!!”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Okay, the beer sampling was in the afternoon, but since Chris ( proprietor ) is fond of making his own brew, he invites his guests to taste the Rocky Mountain microbrews most afternoons. This is in addition to having some of the best breakfasts my wife and I have ever had in a B&B ! The rooms are reasonably priced, for a resort area, but considering the brew and big breakfasts ( you won't need lunch) , the overall actual cost is super fair!! Rooms were nice and clean, and Jess who helps in the morning was also very accomodating to the guests. Chris always details what he spends time preparing each morning , and then courteously asks what the guests would like to do that day. Advice on hiking , fishing, biking, driving, weather conditions, etc. pour forth from his encyclopedic knowledge and love of the area. You won't need a travel book, he is a two legged walking travelogue and more than happy to give you tips on many of the area's hidden treasures. This is an area of Colorado, that even though it is obviously discovered, it still has the aura of the State 20+ years ago - worthwhile to drive a bit farther and get to this hidden destination ( where Mountain Biking began) , and this is the home away from home we would suggest you drop your bags at!

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

We just enjoyed our second visit to the Purple Mountain Lodge. The owner, Chris, is a great guy and a really great businessman. He seems to know just what guests need/want at all times. He is knowledgeable about all of the restaurants in town and suggests great hikes depending on what you're looking for. His complimentary "Happy Hour" beer tasting was fun and gave us an opportunity to meet other guests and hear where they had visited that day. The lodge is cozy and comfortable. Rooms are great. Access to downtown is just a short walk. Crested Butte is always a great time and the PML makes it very comfortable! Thanks again to Chris for being a wonderful host.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Purple Mountain is the perfect B&B. Located a few blocks from historic downtown Crested Butte and close to hiking trails, it is ideally located. Chris, the owner and innkeeper, is a terrific host who makes all his guests feel welcome. It starts with the beer-tasting happy hour which attracts all guests to the common area. His breakfasts are first class! How can you go wrong with blue corn blueberry pancakes with orange infused maple syrup. Chris is very knowledgeable and will be able to answer any question you have about enjoying the area.
The room we had was clean, spacious, and nicely decorated. Comfortable mattress and pillows assured a great nights sleep. Flat screen TV with Netflix was great escape from a cold rainy afternoon. Best of all, Purple Mountain is pet friendly. Choose the first floor room and it's very easy to let your dog take care of business outside. We can't wait to schedule our return visit.

Room Tip: If you have a pet, ask for the Teocalli room. It's wonderfully convenient if you are traveling w...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Salida, Colorado
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

Staying at the Purple Mountain gave my husband and I the quintessential B & B experience. Only steps away from the quaint downtown which offers fine dining, music, wine bars, and shopping as well as a free shuttle that will bring you up the Mountain for a day of glorious skiing, what more could you want?

We were welcomed with a hot cocoa bar, free parking, and Chris even made our dinner reservations. After skiing we enjoyed the hot tub and a complimentary beer tasting complete with insightful stories on how the beer was made and how an American IPA is making a transformation in taste these days.
I think what we loved most about our stay, besides the wonderful home-made breakfast, King-size bed and Netflix movie, was getting to talk to our host, Chris. He took the time to really get to know us and to share his passion for cooking, beer, running his lodge and the beautiful town of Crested Butte. This is why we choose a homey B&B over a less personalized, sterile, and stark environment of a hotel. We’ll be coming back!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

As 2 seniors on a ski road trip and staying 3 nights at Purple Mountain we felt this was OK but with rooms not comparing well for size, comfort, upscale accoutrements, we felt this was not as good value as most B&B's we stayed in. On plus side Chris was a great host, beer hour a treat, as were his breakfasts. But we will look elsewhere if we return to Crested Butte

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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haverc, Owner at Purple Mountain Lodge Bed & Breakfast and Day Spa, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
Brian, Thank you so much for taking the time and writing us a nice review. We greatly appreciate it. I do agree with you, that the rooms you were in are small. However, they are our economy size rooms and the only ones we had left when you booked your reservation. We do offer several deluxe rooms that are much larger. Unlike a hotel, that only pictures one room, we offer pictures and full descriptions of each individual room on our website so that guests can learn about all of their choices. I know you were referred to us by a friend and you might not have had a chance to visit our website before your arrival. We highly recommend for any potential guest to explore our detailed website when making their choice of lodging in Crested Butte. Not only do we want our guests to choose us, but we want everyone to be happy with their choice. Our goal as a B&B is to add to your Crested Butte experience, not just be a place to sleep. Once again Brian, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It was a pleasure getting to know you both during your visit. Hopefully after researching other accommodations in Crested Butte and our other rooms choices, you choose us again. It would be great to host you again. If not, maybe we can still have a chance to catch up for a couple runs on the slopes during your next visit. I would greatly enjoy it. Take care - Chris
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Charlotte Amalie, null, United States
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

My wife and I just had the most amazing stay in Crested Butte! We have created so many memories and are leaving with a love for the town of crested butte and more specifically this B&B named Purple Mountain Lodge. We are fortunate people who get to travel quite a bit and to this day I don't think that we've stayed anywhere as cool and comfortable as this place! As opposed to writing 20 pages on everything we loved and how great this place is I'll just bullet point so I can squeeze it all into this review:

*. Originality! This place score's a 12 on a 10 scale. From the moment you walk in you can feel the hip and cool personality of owner Chris vision for this place and it fits in perfect with this hidden gem of a mountain town.

*. Service - you will have 5 star service from people who have PASSION for what they do!

*. Food/Drink - the food you eat here will compare to the best brunch joints in the nation... Hands down!

* Comfort: so relaxed and great accommodations for resting away your sore muscles from a day on the slopes.

Local knowledge: The owners advice, contacts, recommendations, etcc.... Are all perfect and you will be able to find exactly what your looking for the first time.

Overall I could go on for days about this place, it's owners, and the magic feeling you get when you stay here. Just start saving yourself the time and pick a room in your budget at the purple mountain B&B and enjoy some of the best days!

Thanks so much Chris and all of your staff for making this a truly memorable experience!

Cheers

Joe & Amanda Trattner

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

Love the Purple Mountain B&B. Comfortable, clean, welcoming, friendly and exceptional breakfasts! Seriously, no need for lunch after each morning's gastronomic delight! Chris is a wonderful host, chef and story teller. Lots of great information on local lore, places to and things to see and do. Like Crested Butte, the in was a welcoming easy place to relax and feel instantly "at home." Will stay again on my next visit to CB.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Property: Purple Mountain Lodge Bed & Breakfast and Day Spa
Address: 714 Gothic Ave, PO Box 1879, Crested Butte, CO 81224-8700
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Region: United States > Colorado > Crested Butte
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Crested Butte
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Purple Mountain Lodge Bed & Breakfast and Day Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Purple Mountain Bed and Breakfast is Crested Butte's exclusive boutique lodging, conveniently located in the heart of downtown. We are a historically modern bed and breakfast featuring six plush rooms, each with its own private bath, perfect for a cozy, authentic experience. In the morning, you will awaken to the aroma of freshly brewed Camp 4 Coffee, a local Crested Butte mountain brew. Daily we offer a gourmet breakfast providing the fuel your body needs to enjoy paradise. Customizing each guest's stay, we work closely with our clientele when recommending and scheduling activities to make your stay truly memorable. In the winter, you may choose to ski, snowboard, snowshoe, and snowmobile, and in the summer, there is endless hiking, biking, jeep tours, fly fishing and golf. Located within walking distance to Elk Avenue, Crested Butte's National Historic District, and the free town bus shuttle to the base area of Mount Crested Butte Resort, Purple Mountain Bed and Breakfast is Crested Butte's premier setting to experience "Colorado's last great ski town". ... more   less 

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