Welcome to high country living in the American west
A stay at Hassford Gulch in the majestic Rocky Mountains near Crested Butte, Colorado, presents a private, peaceful lifestyle -- reminiscent of earlier times when living was less complicated. Yet the interior spaces and European antiques in this remarkable heritage home offer a level of luxury for you, your family or group that is unmatched anywhere in the region. One guest has described Hassford Gulch as a place of "comfortable elegance."
A year-round destination, everything about this 5-star experience is designed for the discriminating guest who has come to expect a high level of service and amenities. At its mountain site, formerly an operating ranch, is a world-class accommodation with an unpretentious and welcoming ambiance that feels comfortable to all. Indeed, Hassford Gulch has provided a cheerful home for vacationing families, as well as an intimate space for small corporate meetings and for celebrating very special occasions.
Along with its reputation as a wonderful place to stay, Hassford Gulch has also become a regional center for cultural and arts events, welcoming groups during summer and winter for theater arts and music festival evenings with amazingly talented artists not only of regional and national repute, but from around the globe.
Renew your energy
Even a brief stay at Hassford Gulch will relax your body, renew your energy, and lift your spirits. If it's unspoiled natural habitat you seek, don't be surprised to sit and watch deer grazing near the back lawn, the graceful swoop of geese as they drift effortlessly in V-shape from sky to pond at the edge of the 5th hole, or "watch a hawk making lazy circles in the sky." An occasional sighting is a waddling porcupine or marmot, chattering chipmunk, or a silvery fox finding plenty of space to roam unencumbered near the edge of the national forest.
However, "renewing your energy" doesn't mean you will always rest while you're here! The Upper Gunnison Valley setting offers a spectacular backdrop for enjoying a number of recreational pursuits. For example, Hassford Gulch is convenient to the beautiful and challenging Robert Trent Jones II golf course at The Club at Crested Butte. In the summer, along with golf, limitless outdoor experiences await, including picnicking, rafting, hiking, fishing, and biking. In the winter season, Mt. Crested Butte, ten-minutes away, offers the most exceptional alpine skiing and boarding experiences in the Rockies. Leave the driving to a shuttle expert who transports its riders between the town and the base of the ski mountain at regular intervals. Nordic skiing and skating opportunities are adjacent to Hassford Gulch, in town, and on the mountain.
Hassford Gulch offers 5 guest rooms en suite, which include queen beds, twin beds and bunk arrangements to suit a variety of travelers. Additional options can be arranged for custom configurations. Visit our House rental page to learn more about options available to you.
Getting to Hassford Gulch is easy. It is a pleasant 30 minute drive on well-maintained Highway 135 all the way from the Gunnison/Crested Butte Airport (GUC) to Brush Creek Road/County Rd 738. The county road is paved all the way to 130 Whetstone Vista Drive -- not a single hair-raising, knuckle-whitening experience on cliff-hanging roads to get here! Regularly scheduled shuttle transportation is available to bring you from the airport to our door and car rentals are available from Hertz, Avis, and Budget.
Major U.S. airlines fly to GUC airport throughout the year. During ski season, you can fly non-stop from a number of US cities. Check this link to more information about flights and fares.
Visitors to Hassford Gulch often say,
- "I didn't know there was such a beautiful place in Colorado."
- "This truly is the edge of paradise!"
- "Do I have to go home?"