The Ruby of Crested Butte - A Luxury Bed&Breakfast

624 Gothic Avenue , Crested Butte, CO 81224 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


Rated #1 Colorado Bed and Breakfast Inn by TripAdvisor, and recommended by Sunset, Southern Living, and Mountain Living magazines! Colorful. Authentic. Connected. Truly Crested Butte! The Ruby is Gunnison Valley's premier Bed and Breakfast Inn for the discerning visitor seeking gracious treatment, abundant amenities, and a destination where affordable luxury and environmental responsibility come together to create an exceptional guest experience. The Ruby is located in downtown Crested Butte in the heart of the Bed and Breakfast District. Ruby amenities include an all concierge staff, complimentary organic country-style breakfast, Crested Butte's cleanest and most luxurious accommodations, comfy beds overflowing with chic 1000 thread count bed linens, private en suite baths with oversized Frette spa robes and towels, Natural Earth bath, body, and face products, high-definition flat screen LCD televisions with HD and digital music, DVD players and Sony CD Dream Machines, complimentary audio and DVD library, telephone with free local and long distance calls and personal voicemail, complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access, posh Western antique furnishings, complimentary fair trade organic coffee and espresso drinks, our relaxing Mountain Room is the location for our complimentary afternoon wine gatherings, a large six person hot tub, two large living rooms both with fireplaces, a beautifully landscaped backyard and garden with unobstructed views of Mount Crested Butte, authentic Crested Butte Townie bikes, secure indoor ski and bike storage, fax and copier services, and complimentary guest parking.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Wonderful stay!

4.6 on September 24, 2011

The Ruby was wonderful. Comfortable bed, welcoming & relaxed atmosphere. Innkeepers Chris & Andrea were so friendly. Gourmet breakfast, YUM!! We'll be back!

A Place to Return to

5 on October 13, 2009

We stayed at the Ruby in mid-September (Fall colors!) for my husband's birthday/our 20th anniversary. Comfy, classy, quiet, clean, and fun! Thanks to Chris and Andrea for our very memorable first B&B experience! Their food, the hike they recommended, their tandem bike, their hot tub, the walk to town, the folks...hope to do it again!!!

Conveniently located, within easy walking distance to town, and cozy, cheerful, and tastefully and comfortably appointed

5 on October 06, 2009

The Inn - My husband and I, along with some friends, made a trip to Crested Butte in July to hike and see the wildflowers, which were spectacular. We stayed at the Ruby and very much enjoyed our stay. The inn, situated in a quiet neighborhood and conveniently located within easy walking distance to town is cozy, cheerful, and tastefully and comfortably appointed. Innkeepers Chris and Andrea (also the owners) work hard to meet the needs of their guests and make them feel welcome. Attention to detail is evident at every turn--from the clean, attractive rooms (including very comfortable beds, fresh flowers, classical music, and mints) and tasty indulgences (chocolate chip cookies upon checkin; a bountiful wine and cheese and fresh fruit spread in the late afternoon; and very good breakfasts) to assistance with maps and helpful suggestions for the best hikes for wildflower viewing. Colorful flower boxes and a lovely backyard with mountain views add to the inn's restful ambience. I thought it was great to have bicycles (even a tandem or two) available for a quick ride around the block or transportation into town. The Town - Crested Butte is a small, laid back, ski-funky mountain community with limited dining choices and few interesting shops (the present economy has forced the closure of some businesses, apparently) but it's a down-to-earth, non-glitzy experience that makes a good getaway without the crowds. The wildflowers are well worth a trip just on their own, and there are many great hikes through beautiful country with stunning vistas. We went the week after the wildflower festival when the wildflowers are still at their peak and tourism greatly reduced. There's also a farmer's market in town on Sunday morning that's worth checking out. Taken all together, it was a great weekend and we would revisit Crested Butte and the Ruby.

The perfect weekend

5 on October 01, 2009

We stayed at The Ruby last weekend, and many times while on vacation you feel like you never had time to relax. The Ruby is the closest thing to being at home. Very comfortable, relaxing, like being at home. The rooms were great with all of the amenities of our own bedroom, bed was perfect, flat screen TV and private clean restroom. The breakfast every morning was excellent, Chris is a great cook and they really made us feel welcome. Andrea was very accommodating, and every day asked about our day before...we stayed 3 days!! I would gladly stay again for our next trip in Crested Butte and will recommend them to all of our family and friends. Thank you for a perfect weekend!!!

Charming Getaway

4.2 on September 22, 2009

From the first time we talked on the phone to our departure from the stay, the hosts were great! What a wonderful place to spend a night. The room was comfortable, clean and everything expected. The breakfast was nice and the conversation was super.

Best B&B I've stayed at.

4.6 on September 17, 2009

This place was wonderful from beginning to end. Website was easy, complete, and accurate. We were welcomed with cookies and a personal note, while our dogs were welcomed with dog beds and dog dishes. The room was comfortable and spacious. I particularly enjoyed the organic bath products. Breakfast was incomparably good. We are coffee snobs and could not get enough of their delicious brew. Using the townie bikes was a special treat in this flat town nestled in the Rocky Mountains. I am sure we will stay there, again, and have already recommended this place to friends.

A simply terrific place with wonderful innkeepers.

4.8 on August 29, 2009

Truly extraordinary hosts run a top-notch B&B. The rooms are super-clean, well-appointed and fun. Chris's breakfasts are worth a trip by themselves. I've stayed at the Ruby 3 or 4 times and wouldn't consider staying anywhere else in CB.

Great stay...

4.0 on August 26, 2009

Breakfast alone is worth the stay. Chris and Andrea are helpful, friendly and give you the best advise on where to go, dine, etc. We'll be back

Sweet getaway

4.8 on August 21, 2009

Three nights at the lovely Ruby - every comfort provided for, no fuss (or fussy decor!!!). When we failed to find a bottle of wine in town (stores closed earlier than expected), Chris offered choices from his personal cellar. Breakfasts were fabulous - hosts and other guests delightful.

What a visit to the Rocky Mtns is all about!!!

5 on August 15, 2009

Hospitality at its finest! Rooms beautiful, food fantastic, hosts warm and freindly. Chris and Andrea were welcoming and accomodating, knowledgable and willing to serve. Cannot wait to stay with them again

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Rooms & Rates

On Top of the World Suite

Slumbering amongst soft, neutral linens as you watch the clouds pass by your guestroom windows with views of both Mt. Crested Butte and Paradise Divide, you will actually feel as if you are serenely floating on one of those billowing clouds. The scenery from this divine two-level space with vaulted ceilings makes you feel on top of the world. This room offers a gracious private bath, large screen TV with DVD, and The Ruby's best views. Sleeps up to 6 with King & Queen beds and two twin beds. Quoted rate is for up to four guests. Additional guests (up to 2) are additional $25 per guest per nig

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $219 - $349

A World Away

One glance and you will belong to this indulgent, purely decadent queen room. The honey-hued trimmings will energize you as the rich chocolate bed linens envelop you to bestow a feeling of tranquility and restoration. A favorite of our romantic getaway guests, this room offers a gracious ceramic tiled private bath, unobstructed views of Mount Crested Butte, a high definition flat screen TV with DVD and HD/digital music channels, 1000 Thread Count linens, posh antiques, a desk and leather chair, and free wireless internet and phone service.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149 - $219

The Proper Perspective

Energizing, cheerful bottle green hues will beckon you to this King guestroom. Wrap yourself in our cozy, quilted 1000 threadcount bed linens and you escape to a world where inspiration comes to the forefront and your outlook is once again optimistic. This peaceful room offers a gracious ceramic tiled private bath, views of the Paradise Divide and Mount Emmons, high definition flat screen TV with DVD and HD/digital music channels, posh antiques, desk, and free internet and phone service.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $169 - $249

A Daydream

Restful shades of blue call to mind peaceful afternoon skies in the mountains of Crested Butte making our Daydream queen guestroom your tranquil sanctuary. Evoking feelings of calmness, you will awake each day feeling refreshed and ready to begin the day’s adventures. This room offers a gracious ceramic tiled private bath, unobstructed views of Mount Crested Butte, a high definition flat screen TV with DVD and HD/digital music channels, 1000 Thread Count linens, posh antiques, a desk and chair, and free wireless internet and phone service.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149 - $219

The Moment

Rich red hues interwoven upon a buttercream frosting backdrop will make you forget all your worries as soon as you enter this King guestroom. You will find yourself living only in the moment and possibly even reflecting upon Ralph Waldo Emerson's unforgettable words, "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." This room offers a gracious ceramic tiled private bath, views of the Paradise Divide, a high definition flat screen TV with DVD and HD/digital music channels, 1000 Thread Count linens, posh antiques, and free internet and phone.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $169 - $249


Paying homage to the wondrous surroundings of Crested Butte, our Paradise queen guestroom invites you to spend time in ultimate luxury. With delicious bedding that is seductively comfortable, one night spent dreaming among these 1000 Thread Count linens and you may stay forever. This room offers a gracious ceramic tiled private bath, unobstructed views of Mount Crested Butte, a high definition flat screen TV with DVD and HD/digital music channels, posh antiques, free wireless internet and phone service, and a desk and chair. Rate is for one Queen bed; $25 extra per night for optional Twin bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $159 - $229

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Location Type

Historic Downtown Crested Butte, Paradise, Ski Resort, Bed and Breakfast District, Downtown, Mountains, Small town, Village


Denver, CO (DEN-Denver Intl.) 30 miles

Directions to property:

Once in Crested Butte on highway 135, turn right at the third stop sign (Gothic Avenue). We are the ruby red house on the right - 624 Gothic Avenue. Located near the center of the state, Crested Butte is actually pretty easy to get to no matter where you’re coming from. Drive time from Denver is a little over 4 hours, and under 4 hours from Colorado Springs. There is a FREE shuttle bus that runs regularly between these Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte. Our FREE Valleywide bus system also runs on a regular basis in winter between Gunnison and Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, West Elk Mountain Wilderness fall colors, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Wineries and Vineyards of Paonia and Hotchkiss, Crested Butte Mountain Ski Resort, National Historic District, Hiking Trails to Aspen and hot springs, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Secretarial services, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Guest Refrigerator and Icemaker, High-definition flat screen LCD TVs w/ HD channels, Free local and long distance phone calls, Authentic "Crested Butte Townie" guest bikes, Secure Indoor Bike and Ski storage, Fair trade organic coffee and espresso drinks

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Tennis courts, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Rollaway beds are available. Contact us for details.
  • Childcare Provided: Limited Contact us for details.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Dogs stay free at The Ruby! Visit our website for details.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Please call for details.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: All reservations are secured with a 50% deposit. The balance will be applied to your credit card upon check-in unless you wish to pay using another payment method.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations made more than 30 days prior to scheduled check-in date will be refunded their room deposit less an administrative fee of 5% of the reservation amount. When notice of Cancellation is provided within 30 days of the scheduled check-in date, the deposit will be refunded if we are able to re-book the guest room(s). Your deposit will be refunded less the 5% administrative fee after the new reservation is completed. When notice of Cancellation is provided within 72 hours of your scheduled check-in, the guest is responsible for entire reservation amount and will be refunded when we are able to re-book the guest room(s), less any discounts provided in order to re-book the room(s) and the 5% administrative fee. Cancellations due to weather and/or traffic conditions will be treated as a Cancellation under this policy and will not be considered a special circumstance. The cost of lift tickets, spa treatments, or any other purchases that have already been paid for by The Ruby of Crested Butte for a Cancelled reservation are subject to the return policy of the service provider. The term "Cancellation" includes partial and complete Cancellations and "no show" Cancellations where no notice is provided. Please contact us if you would like more information on this policy.
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Andrea and Chris

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

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Complimentary organic country-style breakfast

  • Time Served: 8:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten-free, Vegan

Signature Dish

Ruby Cinnamon Rolls baked from scratch daily!
The Ruby's famous Ruby Cinnamon Rolls are prepared from scratch and baked fresh and served hot each morning with breakfast!

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