Bluebird Days | Winter and Spring 2023

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As we exit a heavenly fall season and enter the season of winter that brings many visitors for the first time, our locals are happy to experience a little equilibrium in the valley. Our summer and fall rains brought one of the best wildflower summers in memory and the most radiant fall colors in many years.

Our agents are coming off one of the busiest and most productive selling cycles of their careers, spawned by a long lasting rising market and postcovid purchasing energy. We are glad to finally have some product to sell as we see quantities of sellers finally matching the numbers of buyers in the market.

What’s in store is a healthier market, along with shorter lines and more availability of everything as the world catches up.

Bluebird continues to grow with the best properties, the best clients and the best agents in the region. We recently refreshed our brand story and mission following our five-year anniversary. And we are in the planning stages for marketing three exciting new communities – more to come!

Enjoy our tenth issue of Bluebird Days with a feature story on John Rozman, a member of one of the most established and longstanding ranching families in the Gunnison Valley. Pick out one of our wonderful properties to purchase, and let’s be neighbors!

Happy Trails,

On The Cover:

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Bud Bush Principal “Skier Adam Bembenek Finds Fresh Snow at CBMR on a Bluebird Morning” by Taylor Ahearn Bud Bush is pictured speaking at the 2022 Film Fest Bluebird Intermission Party.

winter & spring events

Crested Butte Mountain Resort Opening Day

November 23rd

Kick off the winter season with skiing and riding! To purchase lift tickets, go to

CB Nordic’s Thanksgiving Week Camp

November 24th – November 27th

This Nordic ski camp offers intimate group clinics with personalized coaching that caters to all ability levels. Register at

Gunnison Night of Lights

December 2nd

Join the fun as Santa lights the Christmas Tree in downtown Gunnison! To learn more, visit

12th Night Bonfire

January 6th

Warm-up and recycle your Christmas tree at the CB Chamber of Commerce’s bonfire held at the 4-way. To learn more, visit

CB Nordic’s Alley Loop Marathon

February 4th

The Nordic race starts and finishes in the heart of downtown CB, winding through snow covered streets, alleys, and bridges. Register at

Gothic Mountain Tour

February 19th

This backcountry ski race travels around Gothic Mountain and finishes with a party in a backcountry yurt. To learn more, visit

The Grand Traverse

April 1st – April 2nd

A 40-mile backcountry ski race that climbs over 6,800 vertical feet from Crested Butte to Aspen. To learn more, visit


April 7th – 9th

A spring holiday that was started in 1969 by George Sibley, among others, to celebrate the “flushing out of winter and welcoming of spring.”

Crested Butte Mountain Resort Closing Day

April 9th

Enjoy the sun, music and costumes. This is the last day to ski or ride on the resort for the season!

WCU Commencement Ceremony May 6th

Celebrate the accomplishments of Western Colorado University students in completing their degrees! To learn more, visit

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Let’s say the acronym of the day is EQ, which stands for equalization, or perhaps equilibrium. Everyone is enjoying a deep breath and a return to more normal times. Product supplies and workforce capacities are leveling everywhere. We all knew that the frenetic pace of the post-covid spending frenzy was not sustainable. Yet we embraced the surge through record setting periods of sales and prices.

In real estate, this all translates to more inventory and more product to sell – we desperately needed it! We are still at about half the listings (117 areawide) that we would like to have, but the improvement is welcomed. Home buyers are more cautious and selective than in recent years. Sellers are reducing prices to move their homes. We are approaching a more normal market where compromise in pricing negotiations wins deals.

In the Crested Butte area, prices are still peaking as sales level. More expensive properties are selling, driving the average price per square foot in the Town of Crested Butte over $1,000 for the first time ever. Even with record high prices, single family home sales are roughly half of those numbers from the previous year.

Condominium sales on the mountain are still in high demand and on par with last year. Prices continue to rise with the average unit selling for over $600,000 – also driven by more expensive units selling, with fifteen units closed above $750,000.

Land sales have tapered significantly with nearly a third of the production from this time last year. Again, more expensive tracts have sold nearly doubling the average price to $950,000, with twenty sales over the milliondollar price point.

Bluebird continues to beat the market nearly matching sales from last year, as the overall region experiences a forty percent decline in sales. The firm is leading sales in the valley through the third quarter of 2022 and closed the most expensive residential property in the north end of the valley on record at $7.4 million. Bluebird is also orchestrating marketing plans for two major master planned communities.

The desire and demand for quality of life and destination living continues to drive significant interest to our neighborhoods, and we welcome the opportunity to share with you how we are “bringing dreams home.”

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gunnison market snapshot

Gunnison is brimming with activity as the brand-new Gunnison library is now open to the public, several new restaurants are available to enjoy, including tapas at 1880 and the smoothie bar Delektabowl. 5B’s BBQ is moving to a new location on Tomichi, more art installations are popping up, and new developments, including Gunnison Rising and Lazy K are coming available for purchase soon.

Average sales prices in Gunnison are still maintaining value compared to 2021 which was a record-breaking year. The total residential sales volume in the greater Gunnison area to date is keeping pace with 2019 and 2020 sales. Ultimately, fewer properties have sold for higher prices compared to years prior, as the average home price in Gunnison has surpassed $500,000 for the first time.

Gunnison area land and commercial sales continue to experience fewer days on the market than previous years as buyers continue searching for investment opportunities in the area. Bluebird has been involved in the conceptual planning phases with Gunnison Rising, a mixed use,

walkable live/work community. This development will bring an influx of new commercial businesses to the area along with residential parcels, creating attainable inventory for home buyers down the road. Larger commercial tracts and development opportunities are becoming available and infrastructure installment is scheduled to be completed by Spring of 2023.

The Grand Opening of our Main Street building is on track for completion with a new front façade, floor leveling, and structural support all going in before winter. The first quarter of the new year will be spent finishing out the space with a bright, modern and welcoming atmosphere in the heart of downtown.

As the number one brokerage in Gunnison in listings and in sales through the third quarter of 2022, Bluebird Real Estate aims to continue bringing dreams home for our clients every day. There is still plenty of opportunity available in the Gunnison market, and our agents are ready to assist whenever you are ready.

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We are all connected.

“Nature has a wisdom to it that can teach us so much- if we pay attention. The aspen tree is the perfect example. Aspens are unique in that a forest of trees can actually be one tree. Just like the aspen tree, we are all connected to one another at the source of our being. We are all a part of something so much greater than our individual selves. We are connected by our roots. Imagine a world where we all acted like aspen trees…

There is a peace in knowing we are not alone. Peace in knowing that even when the winds of life are cold and blowing hard, all we need to do is turn our leaves and allow the colony - our community - to shoulder the burden with us, for we are all connected.” — Gail Goodwin

Crested Butte State of Mind (CBSOM) is a mental wellness connector committed to reducing the high rate of suicide in Gunnison County. CBSOM connects the community to resources, education, and free counseling scholarships to improve mental wellness, eliminate stigma and lower the rate of suicide in the Gunnison Valley. Connecting and collaborating with other community resources creates a collective impact approach to develop a stronger spectrum of services for the greater Gunnison Valley.

CBSOM is committed to ensuring those who are uninsured or underinsured have access to mental health care. That means eliminating the barriers of cost, providing assistance in navigating the system, and connecting those in need to the right service.

CBSOM has a direct impact on our community’s mental health, providing over 2,000 hours of counseling services and expanding access with telehealth. Their presence in unexpected places increases awareness by normalizing talking about mental health. CBSOM raised over $17,000 through grassroots events alone last spring, demonstrating the community’s willingness to step up and be a part of the solution.

Thanks to Crested Butte State of Mind, we are stronger together. To learn more and support the health of our community visit

Green lights pictured on Elk Avenue for mental health awareness.

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ranching with the rozmans

Driving into town on Highway 135, you will notice several signature Crested Butte vistas. A few miles past Jack’s Cabin and Round Mountain, the panoramic view of Paradise Valley reveals itself and provokes a smile. Vast amounts of protected open spaces are a result of generations of heritage, hard work and conservation. The car in front of you is stopped ahead, and there seems to be a traffic jam on both sides of the 135 corridor. People are confused because I-70 is so far away - so what is happening?

A local ranch is herding cattle on horseback from Jack’s Cabin to northern pastures up Brush Creek. These days, ranchers must maneuver through traffic when moving cattle around the valley.

As you drive north on the highway, you will notice a charming historic cabin on the west side of the road. Behind that dilapidated cabin is Whetstone Mountain, which tops at over 12,000 feet. Sitting on the hillside below, next to the Slate River is the home of John Jr. and Marilyn Rozman. John is a rancher, husband, father and conservationist. His parents John Sr. and

Mary raised him and his two brothers, Rudy and the late Richard Rozman on this ranch where his late grandfather Martin Rozman homesteaded with his wife Anna Rozman-Rozich and their children. The Rozman family helped build the main cabin in 1914, which is lived in by John and Marilyn to this day. Realizing just how complicated and rewarding it is to live in Crested Butte, John continues ranching and preserving his family’s land through any adversity.

In early May of 2022, Dr. Duane Vandenbushe and I headed from the Crested Butte Museum on Elk Avenue to the Rozman Ranch to record an oral history. Duane, a retired history professor from Western Colorado University, has a long-standing relationship with John and Marilyn, and I credit that friendship for the opportunity to interview them both with Duane. John introduced himself with a strong handshake and a kind smile,

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alongside his lovely wife Marilyn, who was grinning ear to ear and eagerly greeted us. Feelings of nostalgia came over me from a time long gone as I peeked around the buildings and felt like I was about to get a sneak peek into what life was really like in Crested Butte prior to today’s modern world.

Walking up to the main garage, I noticed that the buildings around the ranch were historically weathered but tidy and well kept. Ranch equipment and supplies seemed to be intentionally placed around several small buildings. Inside the garage where John’s “mancave” resides, many of the walls have older photos of the people they loved and who loved them. Lastly, there was a small desk with a printer and computer, which reminds us that everyone, even a rancher, needs to access the outside world from time to time.

Martin Rozman Sr. immigrated to the United States in the 1890s from Yugoslavia. Martin became a miner for the Floresta Mine (anthracite coal) which was 11 miles west of Crested Butte. He was also a blacksmith and ended up with a ranch when he patented 160 acres, which was possible through the Homestead Act of 1862. After an arranged marriage with his young wife Anna Bujak (who immigrated from Yugoslavia when she was 17 years old), they raised their children on the ranch completely selfsustaining, often hunting and fishing for their calories and growing the little food they could. Ranching in the Gunnison Valley dates back to the late 1890s when people brought cattle into the valley and started to raise hay.

Following Martin’s untimely passing due to complications with pneumonia in 1925, the question became who would take over and run the ranch. Anna’s son, Martin Jr. helped her with the ranch for a time following the death of his father. Eventually, the ranch started to fall into disarray and Anna asked Johns’ father, John Sr., to run the ranch. Originally apprehensive, he obliged and rejuvenated the ranch into a sustainable operation once again. Anna’s hope was that the ranch was to stay in the family, and thus when John was old enough and ready, he took over the Rozman Ranch.

Below Whetstone Mountain, the ground is rocky and the topsoil can be difficult to raise any agricultural sustenance, even the much needed hay. So why did Martin Sr. desire this parcel? John responded proudly that Martin was always asked, “Why here, not Jack’s Cabin where there is good ground?” John expressed that his grandfather said, “I just want a piece of ground to raise my family.” This simply stated purpose may very well be the foundation for the Rozmans keeping this land in their family for over 120 years. Finding their own place in the world and having their feet land there every day made it possible for their family to work, play and create a life with each other.

Before the school bell rang in the morning, the Rozman brothers had responsibilities to attend to on the ranch, oftentimes through snowstorms and bitterly cold temperatures. John is now much older and seated comfortably in his garage, he respectfully acknowledges that “kids were a commodity; everybody worked.” It is clear that John, even at such a young

age, took a keen understanding of how much motivation, integrity and perseverance it took to care for the land that he holds dear to his heart. The mood was lightened when Duane asked John if he milked their dairy cows himself. John smiled and raised his voice, “damn right, by hand, you had to be home in the evening, and before you went to school, you milked the cows.” Marilyn interjects proudly to inform us that “when John was 12, he would get in the power wagon and drive through the ranch and milk.” John is a byproduct of the Rozman’s legacy of diligence and hard work, as well as their desire to assiduously conserve the land that they worked so hard to procure since those first few acres.

Marilyn grew up in Crested Butte as her father was a “developer, manager and superintendent of the Keystone Mine.” As they tried to remember how they met, Marilyn was refreshed with the notion that John was shoveling the roof at her home. He knocked on the door one day and she opened the door, and the rest was history. They raised their three sons at the base of Whetstone just as John Sr. and Mary had done, and Martin and Anna did before them. Marilyn recalls moving into the main homestead that was built in 1914 and having no running water. They would go into town to take a bath at Johns’ parents’ house. Life was nothing like an episode of the hit TV show Yellowstone. John mentions that life on the ranch sometimes means going without, expending endless energy to take care of the animals and dig out irrigation ditches during the snow and rain. John said, “Nature dictates when I’m going to irrigate” and not much has changed since those early days when the train track ran down the side of Highway 135. Currently, if you drive by their ranch on any given day, you might see John out in the ditches with friends and family helping him with a shovel and pitch to keep the ditches working properly for the betterment and survival of the ranch.

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Even through all of the hard work, trials and tribulations, there is a reason why folks are still holding onto their ranches in the high country. Owning almost 500 acres of open space grants its keepers and protectors access to endless adventures. Crested Butte locals have always waited impatiently for winter in the high country. Dreaming about powder days with their loved ones, most get excited just thinking about the fact that they can strap on some wooden sticks and go as fast as they can down a snowy slope, wherever that may be.

Sven Wiik, former ski coach for Western State College from 1949 to 1953, felt that the Rozman Ranch was an exceptional location for skiing. Sven’s motivation was driven by the idea that his athletes had a safe and practical location to practice ski jumping. Sven Wiik, John Sr. and Mary Rozman established an esteemed friendship and a communal goal to do just that. The Rozman Ski Hill was in operation from 1949 to 1960. John Jr. remembers that his father was not pleased with how they wanted to build the foundation for the main jump, so he and his brothers Richard and Rudy constructed it themselves, advised by their father. They worked for 50 dollars and built the jump and two rope tows. As John talks about the ranch and the ski hill, he reflects “it’s a way of life, a lot of hard work.” The Rozmans are proud that their ranch provided this exhilarating activity for the community.

The Rozman family has accrued almost 500 acres since 1904. Even when times were tight financially, John recalls that “Gramma Rozich” would buy up land where the gravel pit is today for a dollar an acre, because that was all she could afford at the time, even borrowing money when necessary. Ensuing those purchases, she also acquired land for $2.50 an acre from the United States Forest Service in 1933. John has spent his entire life tending to the animals, digging in the ditches, raising his own family, and alongside Marilyn, teaching their children hard work while enjoying the open space through skiing and hunting together. Throughout it all, they believe this land is worth preserving and protecting.

In Crested Butte, much like everywhere else, people come and go, society molds to development, and technology creates faster change often. The Rozmans have adapted to many transitions in Crested Butte since they took over the ranch from John’s parents. In between the depressions, economic recessions, climate change, population boom and bust, and the tourism bubble, they never felt sour towards all the transitions and changes that were happening around them. They saw life get busier and more complicated as they were growing up in Crested Butte themselves. They still fondly remember when only 250 people remained in town after the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company closed the Big Mine in 1952, and when the Crested Butte ski area opened in the early 1960s. John smirks and silently reminds us that life changes, and all we can do is protect our heritage, hard work and open spaces.

As I reflect on the day in May, sitting with Dr. Vandenbushe and the Rozmans, asking questions, observing and listening to stories of over four generations of Rozman heritage, I felt fortunate to be there. I can’t help but feel drawn to the history of ranching in Gunnison Country because of people like John and Marilyn. It isn’t so much the allure of ranch life, such as running cattle on horseback and the American West idealism, as it is their dedication to the legacy of the family ranch, their perseverance through difficult times and their willingness to find joy.

Much of the Rozman Ranch is protected by a conservancy. The Crested Butte Land Trust has been working alongside the family in hopes of protecting these open spaces acre by acre. John not only thinks of his own family’s needs, but also the needs of the community. He truly feels it is in everyone’s best interest to have places where there are no buildings, rather meadows and fields of cattle, uncluttered streams, and no street signs. As of today, the 467-acre ranch is forever protected by these modern covenants. To learn more about the history of the Rozman Ranch and other original immigrant families that came to this valley, please visit the Crested Butte Museum.

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*Ashley O’Hara is the Curator for the Crested Butte Museum.


On Elk Avenue

Ever wonder what the museum walls would say if they could talk? Well, now they can...

Come to the Crested Butte Museum to enjoy this year’s featured exhibit showcasing oral histories from select individuals and families in our community.

This exhibit is an auditory experience where listeners can enjoy first account stories of the past, in combination with photographs of the individuals or families interviewed.

This exhibit along with our others are a great way to engage with Crested Butte’s history and spend a day in town.

Connect with Local History Attend a Historic Nordic Ski Tour Book an Elk Ave Walking Tour Attend a Historic Pub Crawl Rent Our Venue for Your Next Event Become a Member Volunteer for Projects 331 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO | 970-349-1880 |
Nordic Ski Tour in Collaboration with The Land Trust

about bluebird

Bluebird Real Estate is a local brand serving the local region with international reach through our affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International. We are strategically located in downtown Crested Butte and Gunnison in modern buildings with superior street visibility. Working with Bluebird is an engaging experience that creates trusted and lasting relationships through consistent, quality care, furthering your connection with us and the community. Bluebird contributes a portion of every property closing commission to the Bluebird Charitable Fund. At the end of the year, the fund bestows grants to local non-profits our agents nominate for the impactful initiatives they foster within our community.

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bluebird associates

Meet the best and most experienced real estate brokers in Crested Butte and Gunnison, Colorado! Bluebird keeps the interests of our clients our highest priority, delivering successful results every day through exceptional service, distinctive marketing, and teamwork. Our knowledgeable and thoughtful agents use clear and confident communications to create seamless transitions in a team-centric and collaborative environment. Built on a vision of bringing dreams home, we are here to respectfully serve and support you, whenever you are ready. Your property closing is just the beginning of your relationship with Bluebird.

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Brian Cooper

As a top-producing real estate professional in the Gunnison Valley, Brian is proud to help Bluebird Real Estate launch their Gunnison office location. Brian has vast experience in marketing and selling residential, investment, development and commercial properties across Colorado. Consistently placing his client’s needs first, Brian provides top-notch professional service with honest advice and opinions. With the addition of Chrissy Mitchell and Alex Owen to his team, Brian offers his clients even more exceptional service. By implementing today’s cutting-edge technologies, clients’ needs are always met with a quick response and absolute professionalism.

“First and foremost, Brian is a top-notch realtor - he knows his business and the Gunnison Valley market inside and out and every step of the process from his side was smooth and organized. Beyond that, he is just an incredible and generous human being. I HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend Brian!” — Lori J.

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Chrissy Mitchell


Chrissy is a Colorado native who grew up in Fort Collins, CO. In 2013, she moved to Gunnison to attend Western Colorado University to achieve a geology degree. While in Gunnison, she explored, adventured, and enjoyed the beauty of the area and fell in love with the valley. She ultimately wanted to extend her educational experience, so she attended Kansas State University and received her master’s degree in 2020. Her love for Gunnison drew her back to the valley after graduating from K-State. Chrissy is excited to work alongside Brian Cooper assisting with marketing and the buying and selling process of real estate. Chrissy’s drive, motivation, and passion for helping others will be instrumental in the real estate business.

“Chrissy has been amazing to work with. She is attentive, professional, and responsive. She has an amazing career ahead of her. I would highly recommend working with her.”

— Maggie W.

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Alex Owen

Business Manager to Brian Cooper

Alex was born and raised in Southeast Texas and has been visiting Crested Butte since she was a child. In the summer of 2019, she finally decided to make the move and is thrilled to now call this valley home. Alex was a licensed agent for over four years in Texas and is so excited to have found her way back to the world of real estate. Alex loves spending time out on the trails hiking and snowshoeing and enjoying the year-long beauty this place has to offer. As a mom, she also appreciates the incredible school district and the safe, close-knit community we have here.

As the Business Manager to Brian Cooper, Alex oversees transactions from contract to close and helps to ensure that every client has the best experience possible. Each real estate transaction is as special and unique as the parties involved, and Alex is excited about the opportunity to help support both Brian and his clients.

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Bobby Overturf

Bobby grew up in Colorado Springs and attended college in Denver. He always knew he wanted to make his way further west to the Gunnison Valley. His dream became a reality in 2015, when he and his wife were able to call Gunnison home. His local knowledge, understanding of the real estate market, and connection to the community are what make Bobby an asset to his clients.

One of the reasons Bobby finds this place so special is the endless opportunity to explore the outdoors. Whether it’s skiing, biking, hiking, fly fishing, or hunting, it’s hard to beat this mountain lifestyle. Every season has something to offer and these small towns have big hearts.

“Bobby is professional in every sense of the word, timely with communications and highly knowledgeable of the area. I greatly appreciated his sense of adventure and willingness to trek through the snow and dig out our cabin as I wanted to see it in the dead of winter. Bobby was instrumental in getting us to a successful closing and I highly recommend him!” — Jason

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Steve Mills

Steve first came upon Crested Butte in 1979 and soon after, it became home. In 1980 he opened a sports store on Elk Avenue. Then in 1991, he transitioned into a career in real estate. He served as a board member on the first Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce during his time in Crested Butte. In 1996, he and his three children moved down valley to Gunnison, where he resides to this day. While living in Gunnison, he has volunteered on the Cattlemen’s Days board and has served as a president (2015) and board member (2006-2019) for the Gunnison/Crested Butte Association of Realtors. In the warmer months, you will catch Steve pursuing his passion for road cycling, hiking and backpacking. In the colder months, you will see Steve touring around his favorite trails on his Nordic skis.

“Steve has real patience when showing a property. And high energy when it’s time to write an offer. He knows the area, most of the residents, and will always take questions seriously. He is local and makes it a personal connection. The “client’s best interest” guides his code of ethics. I recommend Steve to anyone buying or selling real estate in the Gunnison watershed.” — Sharon R.

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Bluebird’s annual celebratory lunch and ski

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Cynthia has been involved in real estate her entire life! She even had a real estate license her senior year of high school, as her family owns a well-established brokerage in Houston. After graduating from Tulane, Cynthia attained her law degree from Louisiana State University and handled both residential and commercial real estate transactions. Enjoying life in Crested Butte for over 17 years, Cynthia loves the outdoors, including hiking, skiing, and wildflower tours. She has competed in ten marathons and relays approaching 200 miles. In addition, Cynthia is community minded. She has served on the Mt. Crested Butte Metropolitan Planning Commission, the board for the Center for the Arts, and she is a current board member of the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley. Cynthia has two daughters who have now chosen to call Crested Butte home.

“With Cynthia, your dream home will not slip away even in this crazy market. I cannot recommend her enough!” — L.S.

Ross Tunkey

Originally from Miami, Florida, Ross moved to Crested Butte in 2000 and has been working as a licensed Colorado real estate agent in the Gunnison Valley for the past 18 years. He has extensive experience in residential, luxury, commercial, income and local deed-restricted properties.

Ross’s hobbies and recreational interests include playing music, outdoor adventuring, and being an active member of our community. He has volunteered and worked with various local non-profits including the Adaptive Sports Center, Crested Butte Arts Festival, Mountain High Music Festival and Tough Enough to Wear Pink.

In 2009 Ross was selected by the Town of Mt. Crested Butte to be the town’s agent for the sale of their newly constructed Prospect Homestead subdivision. He is an awardwinning Realtor who has successfully helped many full-time residents and second homeowners alike.

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Dalynn Trujillo

Dalynn is passionate about her work and athletic activities, including golf, hunting and mountain biking. As a youth, she was a nationally ranked BMX racer! Her clients appreciate her persistence and dedication as well as her fun energy. Dalynn has been selling real estate for 20 years and has lived in Crested Butte for 31 years. While working for Prudential Real Estate, Dalynn won the President’s Circle award 3 years in a row, which is given to the top 7% of the 44,000 real estate agents licensed with Prudential. She was also in the top 8% for sales volume in Gunnison County in 2021.

“Dalynn was the best realtor we have worked with in Crested Butte. Not only did she sell 6 new townhomes for us when no other realtor could sell them, she turned around and sold our mountain home in a matter of a few short months. Her expertise in the area, her willingness to work and her determination and ethics are unmatched by any other realtor in the area. We would not consider working with anyone else!” — Maureen and Keith G.

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Jordi Sendra

Jordi is passionate about serving his clients, whether looking to find their dream home, invest in property, or helping folks who wish to relocate to this valley as his family did almost 30 years ago. Raised in Crested Butte, Jordi has gained extensive knowledge of the local market. Jordi’s top priority is ensuring clients feel comfortable, confident, and proud of their decision to go with Bluebird for their real estate needs. This is demonstrated through his competent professionalism, energetic personality, and loyal dedication. At the end of the day, Jordi is there for you as your broker, and will continue to be there as your friend.

“I have been consistently impressed by Jordi’s integrity, customer service and his performance on the job. His interpersonal and communication skills allowed him to excel at the job. Jordi possesses the ultimate “can do” attitude while taking on all tasks with a positive energy and a smile. His upbeat personality and engaging personal style enabled him to build a natural rapport with me throughout the process.” — Robin S. c 970.713.9977

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Jenna’s business acumen, unconventional marketing and social media, commitment to excellence, and genuine care for her clients has placed her in the top 8% of agents in Gunnison County and has helped her achieve the fastest sales growth rate in the history of her brokerage. Jenna was born and raised in Texas, and developed a passion for real estate by growing up in a real estate-based family. After graduating from The University of Texas, she embarked on a 4,600+ mile bike journey to Alaska to raise money for cancer research. Ultimately, her passion for adventure and travel landed her in Crested Butte where many of her closest friends have been made through her real estate business and clients.

“Jenna takes the extra steps to make certain that all aspects of the deal have been taken care of and provided us with much peace of mind.” — Brett P.

“I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a strong agent in your corner.” — Andrew K.

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Jana Martin

Jana has a passion for real estate. She started her career with Intrawest, one of the largest resort developers in the world at the time. Serving as an Operations Director, she was responsible for executing real estate contracts across the US and Mexico. Today, Jana is an active Colorado and North Carolina real estate Broker living fulltime in Crested Butte, Colorado. A homeowner and long-time real estate investor herself, she understands the importance of finding just the right property. That’s why she is devoted to her clients, using her knowledge and negotiation skills, to help them achieve their real estate goals. Jana loves the outdoors and can be found with her husband and two kids hiking, biking, snowboarding or volunteering with the Crested Butte Community School.

“Jana made our cross-country relocation and home sale feel effortless. Her depth of knowledge and expertise in the industry shined with her innovative approach. Jana’s incredible attention to detail was invaluable as she ensured everything went smoothly after we relocated several weeks before closing.” — R. Cook c 970.531.9448

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Lisa Lenander

Lisa arrived in Crested Butte in the winter of 1983/84 in a blizzard that went on for 40 nights. She was a lift operator on the Paradise Lift and that first winter she learned how to ski powder. Lisa has been providing professional real estate services throughout Crested Butte and Gunnison County since 2004. Devoted to continuing her education through several designations including Certified Negotiation Expert, Resort and Second Home Specialist, and Senior Real Estate Specialist, her commitment to providing exceptional real estate knowledge and services to her clients is her top priority. Lisa is involved in her community and in her spare time, you can find Lisa playing in the mountains by way of downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and hiking.

“It is evident that you take the quality of your work personally as you always looked at the entire process through the buyer’s eyes. Your contacts and reputation in CB, as well as your guidance, were huge in getting processes moved quickly and on-time relative to the contract timelines.” — John and Tracy

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Allison Lee

Allison is a fifth-generation Colorado native from the Telluride/Montrose area. She grew up on a working cattle ranch overlooking the beautiful San Juan mountains, which is still family owned and operated. She spent 20 years working as a court reporter in district courts throughout Boulder and Denver. She was then fortunate to move to Crested Butte and join the dynamic Bluebird team to share her love of mountain life with prospective homeowners. Allison is a trail runner, an enthusiastic cyclist and cross-country skier, and loves traveling to Europe and spending time with her Boston Terrier Kona. Allison is dedicated to integrity and is focused on her clients’ needs while understanding the strong desire to live within this stunning valley, as the love of the Colorado mountains is embedded into her heart and soul.

“Allison is a delightful person who is easy to engage with and has a positive capability of identifying client needs while working tirelessly to help them accomplish their goals.” — Patrick and Trish B.

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Jenny Knox

Jenny moved to Crested Butte in 1992 from Houston to enjoy the small-town community. As an entrepreneur, she grew a highly successful title company by demonstrating extraordinary client service, hard work, integrity, and reliability. After selling her company, she continued her career path as a real estate agent. Possessing a strong professional work ethic, she works tirelessly to exceed her clients’ expectations by guiding them through the details of each transaction. Being a 30-year veteran of the real estate industry, she has a solid foundation of attention to detail and commitment to her clients’ needs. She loves working with clients and giving back to the community by volunteering and supporting numerous nonprofit organizations. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys hiking, skiing, golfing and photography.

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Natalie Hatchett

As an industry innovator and seasoned real estate agent, Natalie recognizes and values her client’s trust in her. She strives every day to exceed their expectations and make every transaction simple and fun.

Natalie’s real estate career began in 2005. Since then, she has been a Top Producing agent in Dallas, Texas for over a decade. Real Estate is her passion, so it has been a natural evolution to bring her work to Crested Butte, a town she treasures.

She loves all things Crested Butte, the crisp mountain air, beautiful vistas and incredible community. She is here to make selling or buying a home as exciting as possible because what is more thrilling than owning a piece of paradise?!

“Natalie Hatchett is the consummate professional. Effective, knowledgeable, creative, hardworking, connected, and efficient. She does it all with style, charm and grace. She knows her market, has a great strategy and is always responsive. A++.” — The Lisbon Family

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Joel Vosburg

The Mountain Office Team

Joel moved to Crested Butte in 1980 and is a family man with two grown kids who love to explore the mountains and go on world adventures with him and his wife MJ due to their growing up in Crested Butte. Joel is a partner with Charlie Farnan in the Mountain Office, a 30 year market leading team. With a big heart for real estate and community service, he has served as Titan Booster Club President and is currently on the board of Living Journeys, a cancer support group in our community. He is also the local coordinator of the annual Emma Coburn Elk Run 5K.

“Joel provides truly tremendous service and has impeccable knowledge about the real estate market in the CB area.” — Mickie B.

“His knowledge and expertise are exceeded only by his sound judgment and wisdom. We trust him, and we value his personal friendship and professional service.” — M. King

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Charlie Farnan

The Mountain Office Team

A Colorado native, Charlie graduated from Western Colorado University in Gunnison. He enjoys skiing, golfing, hiking, family, and friends. As a former Director of the Crested Butte Mountain Resort Ski & Snowboard Schools for 15 seasons and on the board of the Mt. Crested Butte Water and Sanitation District for 16 years, Charlie is connected with the community of year-round and part-time residents of the valley. As one of the top producing brokers in the Crested Butte real estate market for the last thirty plus years, Charlie is actively engaged with each one of his clients selling and listing homes, land, condominiums, acreage, and businesses. Building a network of relationships is the key to Charlie’s businesses, friendships, family and life experiences in Crested Butte. Charlie and Joel Vosburg make up the Mountain Office Team, successful long-standing producers – committed to excellence and service.

“Thanks to Charlie’s knowledge of the community and relationships, we found our CB home! We recommend Charlie to everyone for real estate in CB!” — Jeff and Jen F.

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Dan Estey

Dan is a top producing professional and an avid mountain bike rider. Having moved from Boulder, Dan has logged miles from CB to as far away as New Zealand. Dan is a native of Maine and has a business degree from the University of Colorado Boulder. Known for his attention to detail, he is also an expert in and owner of investment properties.

“...very professional and helpful on the entire sales process of our house and very easy to work with.” — Richard and Brad F.

“In over 40 years of buying and selling real estate, Dan Estey is by far the best agent with whom we have ever done business.” — Deb B.

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Bet Egelhoff

Bet hails from a small town near Barcelona, Spain, and originally came to Crested Butte as an international high school student. After graduating from Colorado State University, she worked as a real estate agent in the fast-paced and competitive Denver market for five years, where she developed the skills and knowledge to help her clients succeed in any market conditions. She then continued to grow her real estate business in Crested Butte, and has earned her Luxury Homes certification as well as a Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist certification. This year, she was elected to the Board of Directors of the Gunnison-Crested Butte Association of Realtors. Bet also serves Gunnison County’s Spanish-speaking population throughout the homeownership process as a native speaker herself. Bet enjoys all the adventure and beauty that are at her fingertips every day living in CB. You can find her running or biking on the trails, skiing, or playing outside with her husband, their children and dog.

“I have never met anyone who will work harder for a client than Bet. She makes the process easy to understand and enjoy! There is no one I would trust more with my home.” — Holly W.

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Maggie Dethloff

Maggie, a caring community member who is passionate about all the mountains have to offer, has lived in Crested Butte since 1987. Maggie has 22 years of local real estate experience and is consistently among the top realtors in the county. Maggie’s top priority is developing strong relationships where her clients feel fully supported. Maggie’s relatability and reliability combine well with her established local real estate career to drive results.

Outside of work, Maggie enjoys time with her grown kids, reading a good book, playing hockey, hiking, skiing and volunteering. Giving back to the community is very important to Maggie. She is currently a member of the local Rotary Club, serves on the Crested Butte South Metro District Board, and helps promote other local charities.

“Our experience was fantastic. We felt confident in everything that was happening. Maggie gave us great advice and was always there when we needed to ask a question. She made this transition easy and we never had any doubt the deal would get done. We look forward to working with her in the future. Thanks Maggie!!” — Kristin M.

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Jennie Barry Assistant to Maggie Dethloff

Jennie came to the Gunnison Valley in the fall of 1997 to attend Western Colorado University. She fell in love with the area and never left. Her real estate career began in 2017 where she worked as the office manager at Bluebird Real Estate for four years. During this time, her dedication to the real estate industry inspired her to get her license. In 2021 she expanded her role within the company by assisting one of Bluebird’s top producing agents, Maggie Dethloff. She now assists Maggie and her clients through the entire process of buying and selling real estate. This move proved to be a true success as she helped Maggie’s business soar to new heights. Jennie’s true desire for helping others will pave the way for wonderful years ahead in the real estate business.

“Jennie is passionate about her work and always brings a positive “can-do” attitude. She is a team player that develops strong relationships with both co-workers and clients. Jennie was a joy to work with!” — Suzanne B.

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Trevor Bona

Trevor’s vibrant and engaging disposition creates and maintains a comfortable, carefree atmosphere throughout the typically arduous negotiation process. His infectious excitement and steadfast dedication to each individual client guarantees the highest level of customer service and satisfaction.

“Trevor was an absolute pleasure to work with while we were searching for our home in paradise. He was incredibly responsive, very knowledgeable about the area, and so thorough in his communication. He followed through after we initially had a chance meeting, and stayed on top of our search. He not only reacted quickly when our property came on the market but he remained quick to respond and communicate throughout the entire process. He established trust from the onset and our trust in him only grew from there. Trevor is a gem of a human, a detail-oriented realtor, and now a trusted friend. We highly recommend Trevor!” — Sharon B.

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Jana Barrett

Since moving from Oklahoma, Jana offers 30+ years of experience selling real estate in the Crested Butte area leading to numerous sales accomplishments on a yearly basis. Jana is an avid outdoor enthusiast with expert knowledge of all the hidden gems the mountains have to offer. Jana has a background in Business/Economics but has found her true passion lies in meeting with clients, helping them find their dream property, and connecting personally on all things Crested Butte. When she is not working, you might find Jana and her husband enjoying watersports at the lake, hunting, or hiking and exploring new areas. Jana’s goal is to learn fly fishing from her 2 college-age sons before they leave home for good.

“Jana is awesome. My wife and I finally decided to make the jump and buy a second home here. One of our priorities was living on live water, but we also had a budget. During this process, we got to know Jana and were blown away by her professionalism. She found us a property, and through the process, Jana was calm, fair, and looked out for the concerns of both buyers and the seller, and negotiated a fair outcome. She is truly a remarkable agent.” — Jack and Pat P.

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Diane Aronovic

Diane moved full-time to Crested Butte after living in Princeton, NJ, Durham, NC, New York, San Francisco and London and enjoying having a second home in Crested Butte. She went to Duke University, and was a double major in Economics and Psychology. As a 16 year veteran of Wall Street trading desks, Diane is well versed in handling complex and sophisticated transactions for experienced and inexperienced clients. When she isn’t showing property or negotiating deals, you’ll likely find her hiking, biking, skiing or Nordic skiing.

“Diane was the best. Purchasing a condo long distance can be a daunting, intimidating and stressful process, but Diane made it a much different experience. Diane was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and responsive as our agent. The entire process from start to finish was smooth and professional. She assured us that even after we closed, she would be a resource for whatever we needed in CB. Her expertise and excellent interpersonal skills make her a wonderful agent for anyone attempting to purchase property in CB.” — Judge E.

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Karen Allen

A 42 year resident, Karen feels Crested Butte is an incredibly beautiful and special place to live, work and play in every season. With 22 years as a real estate professional, Crested Butte continues to give her great pleasure to introduce her customers to a lifestyle that is both rich and rewarding, many of whom become good friends in the process.

“She always made us feel like we were her top priority. We never felt pressure from Karen... only optimism, positive thoughts and support.” — Robert W. and Shawn Z.

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Bud Bush


Bud and his wife, Nancy, met when they were in high school chemistry class together in Houston, before settling in Dallas to raise their two boys. Bud enjoys everything outdoors as well as writing music and poetry. He sold real estate and managed several real estate offices in Dallas for nearly thirty years, prior to founding Bluebird. Bud is driven by creative marketing, inspired agents and happy clients.

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Patti Miller General Manager

Patti made her way to Crested Butte eleven years ago following her love of the Appalachian Mountains and the recreational opportunities the Gunnison Valley offers. She chose a career in real estate to combine a passion for beautiful mountain properties with her innate desire to bring people together in our community. Patti graduated with honors from the University of Georgia and is proud to be a fourthgeneration Bulldog. Her background in management and marketing with Crested Butte Mountain Resort forged a successful path towards leadership with Bluebird. She enjoys volunteering with the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley, rafting during the spring runoff with her husband, Nordic skiing with her dog “Hoss”, and cooking with family and friends.

“Patti is intelligent, organized and has an astute attention to detail… She has an extensive knowledge and genuine connection to the Gunnison Valley community. Above all she is charismatic and fun to work with.” — Christian R.

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Joe Summerville Office Manager

Joe joined Bluebird in 2019 as a sales associate and became a full-time staff member this fall. A graduate of Indiana University, Joe’s keen sense of business and marketing acumen allow him to provide a top-level service. Joe’s creative thinking process, detailed market knowledge, and an innate desire to help others make Joe an excellent resource. When Joe is not providing the highest level of service, he can be found on the ski slopes, on the golf course, off-roading on 4x4 trails, on a river, or exploring another remote area around the globe!

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Mary Hakala Marketing Coordinator

Mary was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She moved to Gunnison, Colorado, to attend Western Colorado University as a Graphic Design major. After graduating, Mary led several mission-based projects for non-profit organizations in Crested Butte and Gunnison, including Gunnison Valley Mentors and Mountain Roots Food Project.

Mary loves to spend time outdoors with friends, skiing, mountain biking, climbing, or backpacking in her free time. Mary has a strong passion for design and enjoys growing Bluebird’s exceptional marketing and brand awareness. She believes that outstanding design can help foster the connection between agents, clients, and the community, creating an impactful experience for all.

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Charlie Farnan


You Can Have It All

Augusta Park is a new neighborhood with some of the last available homesites in the town of Crested Butte. These six oversized and elevated homesites showcase the best mountain views from town. Enjoy the convenience of living a few blocks from Elk Avenue in a neighborhood that affords more privacy, peace and nearby outdoor recreation with skiing and riding just 2.5 miles away at Crested Butte Mountain Resort and easy access to Crested Butte Nordic’s groomed track. Located on the north side of town, accessible from Pyramid Avenue, each homesite is ready to build.

Only six homesites available, so act now!

Joel Vosburg


featured properties

Enjoy previewing Bluebird’s listing portfolio and picture yourself taking in the views from one of these spectacular properties! From tranquil ranches to ski condominiums and premier mountain estates, Bluebird delights in “bringing dreams home” for you! See more photos and complete property details at

for $8,250,000, Diane Aronovic, 970.209.0405

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257 Pyramid Avenue, Aperture, Crested Butte, 5 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, 2 Car Garage, 4,905 SF, Superior location, substantial views, and superb construction, Designed by SHM Architects and offered fully furnished in mountain modern style, Slated for completion in Q1 2023, Offered

crested butte area homes

312 N Avion Drive, Buckhorn Ranch, Rural Crested Butte, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, 3,427 SF Residence, 3,233 SF Hangar with 477 SF Pilot’s Quarters, The first offering of its kind in Crested Butte! Located “beachfront” at the Crested Butte Airpark, this 1.69 acre runway lot features a custom-crafted high-mountain luxury home with a 9,500 SF concrete aircraft ramp, New construction nearing completion, Offered for $5,500,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880
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17 Maroon Avenue, Town of Crested Butte, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 2,812 SF + Additional 712 SF FAR, 1 Car Garage, Log-style historic home, Direct views of Mt. Crested Butte, Two large exterior decks, A block away from Elk Avenue, Quiet location on the west edge of town, Offered for $3,750,000, Jenna May, 970.901.3601
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1250 CR 734, Rural Crested Butte, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 3,111 SF, Additional 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 608 SF ADU, Fully Furnished, Close to town and ski area, Stunning views of the Slate River Valley and surrounding peaks, Access to outdoor recreation year-round, including hiking and biking, Offered for $3,295,000, Charlie Farnan, 970.209.0609
10 Daisy Circle, Mt. Crested Butte, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, 3,192 SF, 2 Car Garage, Expansive deck, Located on an over-sized lot, on a quiet cul de sac, this classic Mt. Crested Butte home has recently undergone many updates including windows, decking, bathroom, kitchen and more, Offered for $2,750,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880
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37 Wildhorse Trail, Mt. Crested Butte, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, 2,853 SF, 2 Car Garage, Amazing unobstructed panoramic views overlooking the East River Valley, Completely remodeled with Mine Timber accent beams that give a modern primitive vibe and Vermont slate floor tiles throughout, Offered for $2,500,000, Joel Vosburg, 970.209.1581
101 E Silver Sage Drive, Rural Crested Butte, 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom, 2,707 SF, 2 Car Garage, This home comes with 2 fireplaces, a chef’s kitchen, and enjoys beautiful views in every direction, Offered for $2,299,000, Lisa Lenander, 970.209.1603
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513 Third Street, Town of Crested Butte, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1,580 SF, Plus 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 750 SF Apt., Nestled in the heart of Crested Butte, this historic home was tastefully designed and re-built in 2016, Conveniently located two blocks from Elk Avenue, Offered for $2,175,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880
420 Slate River Drive, River Green, Rural Crested Butte, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, 3,271 SF, 2 Car Garage, Borders golf course, Lush .46 acre parcel, Vast views, Gorgeous accessory apt., Offered for $1,875,000, Ross Tunkey, 970.209.9046 113 White Stallion Circle, Buckhorn Ranch, Rural Crested Butte, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, 2,072 SF, 1 Car Garage, This is your chance to own a beautiful, single family home just steps from paradise, Offered for $1,670,000, Trevor Bona, 970.319.5092
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404 Horseshoe Drive, Mt. Crested Butte, 2+ Bedrooms, 1.75 Bathrooms, 1,332 SF, Amazing views of Mt. CB, Direct access to the Rec Path, Two decks, Unlimited biking and hiking opportunities, Offered for $1,275,000, Joel Vosburg, 970.209.1581 581 H Avenue, Lake Irwin, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1,954 SF, Lakefront mountain home with unlimited access to outdoor recreation and all lakeside activities, Offered for $1,950,000, Jenna May, 970.901.3601

crested butte area condos and townhomes

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14 Hunter Hill Road, Unit A-307, WestWall Lodge, Mt. Crested Butte, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, 2,060 SF, 2 Car Garage, Ski-in/ski-out access via the West Wall Lift, Open floorplan with fireplace, Washer and dryer, Generous covered outdoor deck, Outdoor pool and hot tub, Underground parking, Offered for $4,120,000, Jana Barrett, 970.209.9510 110 Big Sky Drive, Unit C, Pitchfork, Mt. Crested Butte, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 1,401 SF, 1 Car Garage, Quick access to bus stop, Fully furnished, Spacious living room, Gas fireplace, Covered deck, Offered for $980,000, Trevor Bona, 970.319.5092 701 Gothic Road, Unit 137, Three Seasons, Mt. Crested Butte, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 719 SF, Views of the ski resort from your first floor deck! Offered for $460,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880 6 Emmons Road, Unit 569, The Grand Lodge, Mt. Crested Butte, Studio, 1 Bathroom,
SF, Premium top floor condo with great views and walking distance to the ski slopes, Offered for
Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880 6 Emmons Road, Unit 351, The Grand Lodge, Mt. Crested Butte, Studio, 1 Bathroom, 433 SF, South facing location that is nestled behind large aspen trees in the summer, Views of Whetstone Mountain, Offered for $245,000, Joel Vosburg, 970.209.1581

crested butte area land

Augusta Park, Crested Butte, New oversized town lots from .20 to .22 acre with their own HOA, 6 secluded building sites with easy access to Elk Avenue, CB Community School, and the CB Rec Path, Unobstructed views of Red Lady, Paradise Divide and Mt. Crested Butte, Each offered at $1,495,000, Charlie and Joel, The Mountain Office 148 Pyramid Avenue, Lot 19, Aperture, Crested Butte, .67 Acre, Excellent flat building site with Slate River frontage, HOA includes a private pavilion and fire pit, This premier residential community has panoramic views of the neighboring mountains, Easy walking distance to the recreation path and the historic downtown of Crested Butte across the Aperture Bridge, Offered for $1,800,000, Charlie 970.209.0609 and Joel 970.209.1581, The Mountain Office 168 Silver Sage Drive, Rural Crested Butte, .82 Acre, Nestled in between the Robert Trent Jones golf course and the Slate River, 360° views, Offered for $999,999, Lisa Lenander, 970.209.1603 315 Par Lane, Skyland, Rural Crested Butte, .71 Acre, Flat duplex building site adjoining the golf course at Skyland, Includes building plans, Panoramic views , Offered for $975,000, Joel Vosburg, 970.209.1581
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1251 Red Mountain Ranch Road, Red Mtn. Ranch, Rural Crested Butte, 35.1 Acres, Building site is surrounded by mature pine trees, Partial driveway installed, Offered for $950,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880


657 Ridge Road, Skyland, Rural Crested Butte, 1.74 Acres, Overlooking the Robert Trent Jones II golf course, Views of the surrounding mountains and valley, Offered for $899,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880








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605 Prospect Drive, Prospect, Mt. Crested Butte, 1.33 Acres, Oversized building site across the street from ski slopes, Beautiful views towards Gothic Mtn., Offered for $599,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880

to the Town of Crested Butte, Driveway installed, Offered for $695,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880

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TBD Round Mountain Road, Round Mountain at Roaring Judy, Rural Crested Butte, 35.29 Acres, Small HOA of six, Relaxed covenants, Only 15 minute drive to CB, Offered for $599,000, Jenna May, 970.901.3601

Summit Court, The Summit, Mt. Crested Butte, .76 Acre, Top-of-the-world forever views and direct access to the ski area from this spectacular fence-line lot, Offered for $900,000, Ross Tunkey, 970.209.9046 Red Mountain Ranch Road, Red Mtn. Ranch, Rural Crested Butte, 40.52 Acres, Building site offers serenity and privacy, Well and driveway in place, Offered for $897,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880 Lapis Lane, Lot 3, Gold Link North, Mt. Crested Butte, .41 Acre, Excellent location in a private cul-de-sac, Beautiful views, Not within the Prospect District, Offered for $745,000, Charlie and Joel, The Mountain Office Lapis Lane, Lot 2, Gold Link North, Mt. Crested Butte, .34 Acre, Large building envelope, Beautiful views, Not within the Prospect District, Offered for $700,000, Joel and Charlie, The Mountain Office Lapis Lane, Lot 1, Gold Link North, Mt. Crested Butte, .35 Acre, Direct ski-in/ski-out, Beautiful views, Not within the Prospect District, Offered for $645,000, Joel and Charlie, The Mountain Office Red Mountain Ranch Red Mtn. Rural Crested minute drive
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161 White Stallion Circle, Buckhorn Ranch, Rural Crested Butte, .17 Acre, Stellar opportunity to own a slice of paradise with this lovely homesite in CB, Offered for $339,000, Jordi Sendra, 970.713.9977

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607 Prospect Drive, Prospect, Mt. Crested Butte, 1.03 Acre, Building site in the ski-in/ski-out neighborhood of Prospect Subdivision, Beautiful trees, Offered for $499,000, Joel and Charlie, The Mountain Office Cisneros Lane, Crested Butte South, .33 Acre, This lot will be easy to build on and has great southern exposure and views, Offered for $339,000, Diane Aronovic, 970.209.0405 Cisneros Lane, Crested Butte South, .36 Acre, This is a large lot in Crested Butte South with stunning views of Whetstone Mountain and Mt Emmons, Offered for $339,000, Diane Aronovic, 970.209.0405 Haverly Street, Crested Butte South, .34 Acre, Zoned for commercial and/or residential, Located in CB South’s commercial district, Offered for $425,000, Lisa Lenander, 970.209.1603 Bryant Avenue, Crested Butte South, .38 Acre, Oversized residential home-site with beautiful views of Whetstone, Axtell and Emmons Mountains, Offered for $239,999, Lisa Lenander, 970.209.1603 35 Appaloosa Lane, Buckhorn Ranch, Rural Crested Butte, .16 Acre, Ready to build your dream home, 360° views of the surrounding mountains, Offered for $310,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880 10 Huckeby Way, Crested Butte South, .5 Acre, Enjoys expansive down valley views, Will nicely accommodate a duplex or single family home, Offered for $325,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880
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901 Red Mountain Road, Danni Ranch, Rural Crested Butte, 47.29 Acres, Homeowners enjoy fishing on the East River and an on-site Ranch Manager, Offered for $525,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880

gunnison area homes

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14811 County Road 730, Baldwin Ranch, Ohio Creek Valley, Rural Gunnison, 4 Bedrooms, 5.5 Bathrooms, 5,552 SF, 2 Car 938 SF Garage, 243.87 Acres, Approximately 135 acres of irrigated pasture with approximately 25 CFS of water rights, Ohio Creek meanders through the length of the property wi th over 1.5 miles of waterfront with rainbow, brown and cutbow trout, Prime for a conservation easement and would make a perfect setup for a VRBO situation, Offered for $12,700,000, Jana Barrett, 970.209.9510
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8771 County Road 730, Double Tree Ranch, Ohio Creek Valley, Rural Gunnison, 3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 3,374 SF, 3 Car Garage, 73 +/- Acres, Encompasses the pristine Ohio Creek Valley located between Gunnison and Crested Butte, Adjacent to the highly sought-after Ohio Creek, this is a fisherman’s paradise with private fishing on property as well as via easement, The home is offered fully turn-key with elegant and fitting furnishings in place, Offered for $5,100,000, Brian Cooper, 970.275.8022
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43110 US Highway 50, Rural Gunnison, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 2,091 SF, 3 Car Garage, 87 +/- Acres, Luxury home plus guest house, Water rights, River access, Barns, Shop Outbuildings, Three miles to Gunnison, Adjoining public lands, this property offers sweeping views, Direct access to world clas s fishing on the Tomichi Creek, A complete turnkey ranching operation and horse facility, Two separate residences with 6+ outbuildings in great operational condition, Offered for $3,450,000, Brian Cooper, 970.275.8022 14255 County Road 730, Rockin’ 3AR Ranch, Ohio Creek Valley, Rural Gunnison, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 2,752 SF, 40.17 Acres, Unique property consisting of two custom, hand-peeled log residences (1 income-producing) on 5 acres, plus additional 35-acre building site with views of the Anthracites and Carbon Peak, County zoning, Ohio Creek frontage, Water rights, Historic deeded commercial access easement into the West Elk Wilderness, Offered for $3,399,000, Jana Barrett, 970.209.9510
341 Meadowlark Trail, North Elk Meadows, Rural Gunnison, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 2,961 SF, 2 Car Garage, Newly renovated, Main floor is spaciously designed with an inviting front entry flowing to the front room and sunken great room complete with fireplace and access to the wrap-around covered porch, Kitchen is extremely well appointed with newer Kitchen-aid appliances, new countertops and a built-in breakfast nook, Offered for $1,050,000, Brian Cooper, 970.275.8022 225 N Grand Avenue, Tincup, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 1,692 SF, This luxury, four season log cabin has been meticulously maintained, Enjoy access to hiking, four wheel ing, and snowmobiling, Offered for $875,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880
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218 N 12th Street, Gunnison, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 1,920 SF, 2 Car Garage, Charming in-town bungalow on a corner lot with an ideal location between downtown, schools, and all Gunnison amenities! Offered for $699,000, Brian Cooper, 970.275.8022
422 N Colorado Street, Gunnison, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, 1,610 SF, This home sits adjacent to Western Colorado University campus making it an ideal location for staff or students, Offered for $649,000, Brian Cooper, 970.275.8022 The Lofts Townhomes, Gunnison, 2-3 Bedroom layouts, 2.5 Bathrooms each, 1,950+ SF, 2 Car Garages each, Each residence features a well-designed floorplan and contemporary interior finishes, Starting at $615,000, Brian Cooper, 970.275.8022 79 Bambi Lane, Rural Gunnison, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1,348 SF, 2 Car Garage, Located in the quiet and desirable Curecanti Townhome subdivision, Meticulously maintained and well cared for, Offered for $595,000, Brian Cooper, 970.275.8022 215 S 7th Street, Gunnison, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, 1,191 SF, This residence will make a great starter home or investment property, Large front room features real hardwood floors and a fireplace, Offered for $450,000, Brian Cooper, 970.275.8022 119 Floresta Street, Gunnison, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 2,228 SF, Located a few minutes from downtown Gunnison, Easy and quick access to Char Mar park and the Van Tuyl trail network, Offered for $695,000, Brian Cooper, 970.275.8022
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22 Wild Goose Lane, Gunnison, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1,734 SF, 2 Car Garage, Quiet and secluded residence perfectly situated adjacent to Dos Rios Golf Course, Tomichi Creek and Hartman Rocks, Offered for $649,000, Brian Cooper, 970.275.8022

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37468 Buffalo Creek Road, Buena Vista, 47.11 Acres, No HOA and no covenants allow for many opportunities, don’t let this slice of paradise in Buena Vista on the Arkansas River slip away! Offered for $1,699,000, Jordi Sendra, 970.713.9977 Homesite #13 Star Mountain Ranch, Rural Gunnison, 36.2 Acres, Gorgeous views of the Castles, Whetstone and Carbon Peak, Build next to a small grove of aspens, Small spring on property, Amazing Sunsets, Offered for $625,000, Jana Barrett, 970.209.9510 1237 Sioux Road, Wilderness Streams, Rural Gunnison, 4.17 Acres, Very unique high-mountain setting surrounded by mature trees, Majestic views of the Anthracite Mountain Range and Carbon Peak, Offered for $370,000, Jana Barrett, 970.209.9510 TBD Lick Creek Lane, Gold Basin, Rural Gunnison, 36 Acres, Off the grid property, Stunning, unending views to the North, West and East, Good roads to several building sites within the property, Offered for $199,000, Steve Mills, 970.596.0292 101 N Main Street, Downtown Gunnison, 9 Units, 11,118 SF, On the corner of Main Street and Tomichi, this commercial building has 9 fully rented units, is upgraded and meticulously maintained, Offered for $1,495,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880
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413 W New York Avenue, Gunnison, .5 Bathroom, 2,125 SF, 2 Car Garage, Unique opportunity to own a commercially- zoned building only one block from Highway 50, Property is a large open space, Offered for $525,000, Jana Barrett, 970.209.9510

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