Bluebird Days Magazine | Summer and Fall 2023

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days summer & fall 2023 | issue 11 bringing dreams home
crested butte & gunnison | colorado


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On The Cover:

Following a record snowfall and an epic ski season, we welcome a very colorful super-bloom of wildflowers this summer in the Gunnison valley. Bluebird is super-blooming as well with the grand opening of our permanent Main Street office in Gunnison. With an extensive renovation complete, we will celebrate the finest real estate office in the area, and we are adding some exceptional new and veteran talent to the team.

The real estate market will be vibrant this summer with new offerings and more to choose from. Crested Butte is a unique destination and Gunnison is a hub for education, healthcare, transportation and government. The valley is more interconnected and symbiotic than ever.

We recently celebrated our sixth anniversary with our Bluebird families, and we will surpass $1 billion in sales this year. As we continue to lead the market in listings and sales with the most productive associates in the valley, we are grateful for the connections that we have made and the light that we will continue to shine on our wonderful paradise.

Enjoy our feature story on one of these lights, Lauren Kugler with the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley, a proud partner of Bluebird. And, check out some of the coolest properties in the region in the pages to follow. Cheers to these bluebird days!

Happy trails,

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“Rider Cooper Ott Cruising Through Hartman Rocks” by Nolan Blunck Bud pictured outside the Secret Stash at Bluebird’s 6th anniversary party

summer & fall events

Sundays at Six Concert Series

June 18th – August 13th

Check out Legion Park in Gunnison on Sunday evenings for free live music performances. For this year’s entertainment lineup, visit

Alpenglow Concert Series

June 19th – August 14th

Relax with great live music, food and drinks at town park on Monday evenings for these free shows. For this year’s entertainment lineup, visit

Crested Butte Wildflower Festival

July 7th – 16th

See why Crested Butte is the Wildflower Capital of Colorado! Visit to check availability and get your tickets.

Cattlemen’s Days Rodeo

July 13th – 15th

123 years strong! The “Granddaddy of all Colorado Rodeos.” Visit for tickets and more information.

Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival

July 19th – 23rd

Explore enlightening seminars, elegant winemaker dinners, and exciting tasting events this summer. To purchase passes, visit

34th Annual Rotary Rubber Duck Race

August 6th

Benefiting local charities and student scholarships. For more information and to buy your duck tickets, visit

The Grand Traverse

September 2nd – 3rd

A race between Aspen and Crested Butte where participants run or bike forty miles through the Elk Mountains. To learn more, visit

Chili and Beer Festival

September 9th

The 25th annual, with locally made chili, tasty craft beer, and live music, it’s a notto-be-missed party! Visit for tickets and more information.

Crested Butte Film Festival

September 27th – October 1st

Check out the best curated films, documentaries, shorts, and talks from directors, actors, and more. For more information, visit

Emma Coburn’s Elk Run 5K

September 30th

Our local Olympian’s fun run benefiting Living Journeys. To register, purchase merchandise, and for more information, visit

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crested butte market snapshot

Epic powder skiing was the main topic of conversation this spring. Crested Butte enjoyed over 325 inches of snow on the ski mountain for the first time in decades. We were one of the most popular destinations in the country for spring skiing. Waiting for a table at the Breadery, you could meet people from the UK, New Zealand, New York and San Francisco.

It wasn’t easy to see real estate during these times with the mounds of snow covering homes and condominiums. Moving from spring to summer, we anticipate a surge in the selling season from a quiet start to the year. As buyers have become more patient and the inventory of available properties begins to grow, sales should blossom with our super-bloom this summer. With more to choose from, we expect some lingering pent up demand to be satisfied from purchasers who have been watching and waiting.

Sales are down from this time last year, aligning more with pre-covid activity in 2019. Prices are also normalizing from the covid peaks. Better

deals are to be had with adjusting prices. Buyers seem to be selecting more value-oriented properties as homes below $2 million and condominiums under $1 million are outselling their more expensive counterparts.

Echoing trends from the 2008 correction, we could see purchasers investing in hard assets like real estate as the stock market and banking sector stabilizes.

Bluebird is positioned to be the leading source for listings and sales throughout the valley with the grand opening of our permanent downtown Gunnison location. Our associates are committed to achieving successful results and the best prices for our clients. We are local, with global reach through our exclusive association with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International, and we would like to show you how we are “bringing dreams home.”

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gunnison market snapshot

Gunnison is beaming with momentum as temperatures and market activity start to heat up. Bluebird agents are thrilled to welcome clients to our new office which recently opened after an extensive renovation at 218 N Main Street.

Average sales prices for single family homes in Gunnison during the first quarter of the year held steady compared to last year. Certain segments of the market have even experienced multiple offers, specifically homes priced under $600,000. Buyers are actively looking to lock in their next purchase, and a slight increase in inventory helps drive interest. With only a handful of condos and townhomes currently available for purchase in Gunnison, this segment also remains one of the hottest in the market. Affordable housing opportunities are becoming more readily available, making homeownership more attainable for the local workforce. Bluebird associates are well versed in affordable housing developments, including upcoming projects at Gunnison Rising. Now is a great time to speak with a Bluebird agent to discuss your buying and selling goals so you are prepared for success in this market.

The average sold price for Gunnison area land stabilized compared to the first quarter of last year, with fewer commercial and residential land sales.

Two commercial building sales also occurred in Gunnison in the first quarter of the year. Gunnison Rising proves to be an incredible opportunity for commercial and residential expansion, with more inventory slated to hit the market and developers actively seeking out this unique investment opportunity. Bluebird is pleased to exclusively represent this new 650acre planned community development which is annexed within the City of Gunnison and located in a desirable “opportunity zone” offering potential tax incentives for investors.

We anticipate robust summer sales as inventory is freeing up and growing across Gunnison County. Bluebird is leading the market with the most available listings in Gunnison and is on track to continue leading the market throughout 2023. As a lead sponsor, we hope to see you at Sundays at Six for concerts in the park with the Gunnison Arts Center this summer. We had a wonderful time supporting Gunnison Trails at their annual Winter Blast event, and hope to see you all on the trails this summer. Please stop by our office anytime and learn more about how we are “bringing dreams home” in our community.

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market leader

Bluebird continues to lead the market with the best properties and the best agents at the best firm.

*Per CREN MLS, May 2023

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community spotlight

Living Journeys provides financial assistance, emotional support and enrichment programs to Gunnison Valley residents affected by cancer. What began over 20 years ago as a grassroots organization with just seven grants, a small support group and only $29,000 in funding has become a beacon of hope within our community. Living Journeys now serves over 100 clients with financial grants and support through other programs, totaling over $266,000 in client support in 2022.

“Living journeys has changed the course of our lives in the last couple of months, as I wasn’t sure if we would have to sell our house or if we would even have a vehicle worthy enough to take our son to appointments in Denver. Living Journeys changed that and got us through it; they have given us a priceless relief so we can focus on our son. Thank you is not enough.” — Living Journeys Client

Living Journeys is a vital lifeline for community members when they are fighting cancer. Their programs focus on reducing stress and meeting the needs of the family, because cancer doesn’t look the same for everyone. Financial grants from Living Journeys help relieve the economic burden of a cancer diagnosis for Gunnison County residents. Living Journeys also offers emotional support for patients, caregivers, and the bereaved through professionally facilitated support groups and private therapy grants.

In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Living Journeys started a new food program for clients and their families by working with local chefs, restaurants, and farmers’ markets to provide home delivery boxes of produce and healthy meals. Since then, the nutritional support program continues to expand with over 3,000 meals and boxes of fresh produce delivered in 2022.

Living Journeys also recognizes that due to our rural location and proximity to specialized forms of cancer treatments, Gunnison County residents may have trouble traveling to and from their cancer treatments. They offer multiple types of transportation assistance including volunteer drivers, transportation grants, loaner vehicles, lodging assistance, and other travel resources.

87 cents of every dollar fundraised at Living Journeys goes directly to support people affected by cancer. The need is always greater than what is possible; however, Living Journeys strives to reach 100% of Gunnison County residents diagnosed with cancer. Thanks to support from our community, they are able to serve more people than ever before.

Bluebird Real Estate has been a proud supporter of Living Journeys since the brokerage’s inception and hopes to help fulfill their vision that no one in Gunnison County fights cancer alone. To learn more about how to support this vital community resource, visit

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Trek For Life | Pedal Your Butte Off

Raising funds to provide mental health services in the fight against suicide in Crested Butte.

Trek for Life

Saturday, September 16th, 2023

One day memorial hike from Aspen to Crested Butte #trekforlifecb

970.319.5092 Visit to register as a trekker, donate, become a sponsor, or learn more!

photography by Elevate the Media

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lauren kugler: bridging connections

Lauren Holbrook Kugler is an inspiring local community member who grew up Nordic ski racing in Crested Butte and is now raising children and building a home with her husband, Tim Kugler, in Gunnison. As the leader of the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley, she is bridging our valley like no other organization and making immeasurable impacts on the quality of life for all of us.

Growing up in Crested Butte during the late 80s and 90s, Lauren and her younger brother Drew had freedom to wander around the town of Crested Butte with friends and explore the close-knit community. Lauren recalls, “My parents built a house near Crested Butte South in 1984 when they moved out of the Town of Crested Butte. There really weren’t many houses out there. There were a handful of families, but almost everyone lived in town still. It was a great place to roam, and we had access to trails for hiking and exploring up Cement Creek Road all to ourselves. I got to experience so many amazing activities – backpacking, fishing, mountain biking, skiing, hunting – at such a young age.”

Lauren has very strong relationships with her parents and her brother, likely thanks to such an active and engaging childhood. “My parents don’t seem too afraid of lightning, so we were often high up in exposed places during thunderstorms. I remember running down slopes above treeline with thunder crashing. One memory in particular stands out – we went backpacking to Yule Lakes. Drew and I were probably five and seven. We carried our own packs, likely only holding our sleeping bags. I think we had trash bags as raincoats. On the way back, we were on Yule Pass in an awful thunderstorm – nowhere to hide and soaked but we made it to the car alive!”

Lauren’s approachability draws people in and makes you feel instantly welcomed, almost like a long-lost friend or family member. Her openbook attitude and calm demeanor create an inclusive environment where anything seems possible.

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Before the Crested Butte Community School opened in 1997, high school students were bussed into Gunnison every day for school. “When I started high school in Crested Butte, it was a brand-new school, so we had the opportunity to start building high school sports. That gave me the chance to participate in sports at a much higher level than I would have been able to at a larger, more established school.” Lauren was very competitive growing up and was the first member of the Cross-Country team to make it to the State Championships. She also competed in Track and Volleyball, and at the National level for Nordic Skiing in both classic and skate skiing disciplines. “We had our 20th anniversary for our high school graduating class last summer that really demonstrated how special this place is to people, even if they’ve moved away since high school. We had a great turnout, and we are still very close. We have this incredible bond, and there were only 23 of us in my graduating class.”

Lauren always thought she would live in a big city one day, so after graduating from the Community School in 2002, she went to college in Boulder with grand plans to end up somewhere like New York City or Seattle. She majored in Business Administration and Marketing at the University of Colorado Boulder and graduated in 2006. Her deep appreciation for the small, tight-knit Gunnison Valley community was revealed during her time away, so she moved back to Crested Butte and waited tables at The Last Steep. “It was an awesome place to work, and the Hartigans are amazing. That was where I got my first glimpse of this town through new eyes because I made friends with all these young twenty-somethings who were moving here for a reason, very deliberately. It totally opened my eyes beyond just knowing the people I grew up with and their parents. It was really fun to get to know a whole new demographic that had sought out this lifestyle. I’m still friends with a lot of those people.”

She credits her family and her surroundings for instilling a sense of community in her at an early age. Lauren’s mom, Christine Holbrook, was a nurse for her entire career and started the home health program in the valley. “I occasionally went on home health visits with her, so I saw that aspect of caring for the community.” Lauren’s father, Fred Holbrook, was also involved in the community through different non-profit boards and planning commissions since he was in the building industry. “My grandmother was a career volunteer in North Little Rock, Arkansas and when we would go visit, I would do her Meals on Wheels route with her. Delivering food in impoverished neighborhoods was an eye-opening experience. I got to meet and interact with people who were living a very hard life, often with debilitating medical conditions.” Her childhood surroundings also shaped her career path through interactions across all ages. “Because the town is so small, you tend to have friendships with people across generations, which creates accountability to a shared sense of place.”

A born leader in the community, Lauren has accomplished a great deal both personally and professionally. She often generates a big picture outlook that is so vital to our community. Her ability to bring people together from different backgrounds helps everyone find common ground so they can collaborate to create long-lasting relationships and solutions to complex problems.

After a brief stint living and working in Denver to fulfill the illusion that she had to leave the Valley for a ‘real job’, Lauren returned to work for the Gunnison Valley Health Foundation full-time in 2008. “I was surrounded by people who were doing the ski bum thing, and I was the one working a nine to five job while many of my friends were piecing together jobs that fit their play schedule,” she notes. In 2012, Lauren joined the Rotary Club of Gunnison to get to know the south end of the Valley better. “Rotary is an opportunity to interact with people in the community who I don’t otherwise cross paths with, and the service projects give us a chance to step away from daily chaos and give back.”

Fast-forward to April 2013, and Lauren joined the staff at the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley. This spring marked her 10-year anniversary with the Foundation. Lauren states, “what really appealed to me about the Community Foundation was getting to work with a broad cross section of the community on a regular basis.” In 2020, she took over as Executive Director right in the middle of COVID. Within about a week of the pandemic shutdown, she helped set up a COVID recovery fund for local organizations in need of financial support.

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Lauren pictured between two friends at a ski race

“That really helped people understand at a deeper level more of what a community foundation really does. We have tools to quickly connect philanthropy and giving to needs in the community. This can be in the case of disasters or emergencies, or in addressing any number of community challenges and opportunities. CFGV is the only organization whose job is to look out for the entire Gunnison Valley community. We take it upon ourselves to look out for the health of our community

ecosystem and look at ways things are connected or where something is missing. We are not necessarily the entity to dive in and start a program, but we are well positioned to convene people to problem solve, make new or deeper connections, or help with setting up true collaborations to work towards solving for real issues.”

The Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley (CFGV) currently holds approximately $13 million in 84 different funds. The breadth of work the organization can accomplish is vast, from nonprofit support through the STEP advisor program, to connecting their donor advised funds with local causes, and assistance with legacy planning. When asked about the emerging needs of the community, Lauren and fellow CFGV staff members look for opportunities to strengthen community resiliency. Currently, much of that work is being done through participation on the Community Health Coalition and with the One Valley Leadership Council’s regional planning efforts. “CFGV was historically very focused on financial grants and best practices workshops for local nonprofits. That has grown into bridging connections and getting more involved in the community’s biggest needs. Housing is a big issue for nearly everyone in some way, whether you’re an employer, an employee, or a customer at local shops and restaurants. There’s a lot of misunderstanding and a lot of disconnected information, and affordable and attainable housing is an incredibly complex challenge.”

CFGV landed on a fairly simple idea of collecting information that was already available and making it more public facing and with a storyline of connecting the different pieces in a digestible way. The Community Housing Report features a thorough database on CFGV’s website of affordable housing opportunities and information across the valley. “We saw a way to create a resource that would help establish more shared understanding and agreement on where we were at and where we need to go next. That ties into the One Valley Leadership Council, which is now working on three targeted areas. One of those is creating a regional housing strategy.” Kugler is now Chair of the One Valley Leadership Council, a collaborative effort of local municipalities, jurisdictions, nonprofits and private businesses working to address regional challenges. “We want any work that comes out of that group to be meaningful and beneficial for all the Valley’s communities.”

Thanks to Lauren’s efforts as Executive Director and the help of the incredible staff at CFGV, the Foundation is a trusted confidant for local

nonprofits, and has become an advocate for basic needs in the community as well as a leader and facilitator of regional priorities and conversations. Their focus on bridging our full and part time community also helps connect passionate people to important causes across the Gunnison Valley.

“I feel both ends of the valley are more connected than ever. I loved getting to know the community I grew up with in the 80s and 90s in Crested Butte, then getting to know those twenty something ski bums after college, then very intentionally moving down valley and getting to know the south end of the valley and still seeing the people from the various parts of my life. It’s been very fun for me to bring the whole valley together personally.”

Lauren and her husband, Tim, are now raising a young family of their own and building a home in Gunnison. Their daughters Eloise (2) and Vivian (4) are getting a similar small-town experience as Lauren did growing up. “I’ve been known to say that living in Gunnison right now reminds me of growing up in CB. So many families live right in town and bike and walk around. It really creates the sense of community I grew up with. This place draws people who want to adventure. I got to experience childhood here, going on adventures, and got a taste of what life could be like here with kids.” Family time balances out working and playing for Lauren and Tim, who also happens to be the Executive Director of another wonderful local organization, Gunnison Trails. “I love balance. I enjoy changes, life’s chapters,” Lauren reflects.

She also reminds us that building social capital is one of the best things we can do. It’s all about making connections between neighbors, whether that’s next door, across the valley, or with our nonprofit community. “We have more opportunity here than anywhere else to build relationships and look out for each other. That helps break down the barriers of politics and general disagreements on issues. The world keeps moving at a faster pace - if we can just slow down and listen and pay attention to random acts of kindness. There are so many little ways to get involved and take ownership of our own community.”

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“We take it upon ourselves to look out for the health of our community ecosystem and look at ways things are connected or where something is missing.”
“It’s been very fun for me to bring the whole valley together personally.”
Lauren pictured with her two daughters
At the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley, we believe the local causes you care about are vital to our interconnected community ecosystem. Your investments in a thriving Gunnison Valley set off ripples of good for many years to come. Scan the QR code to join us in tackling our community’s biggest challenges. Together, we’re here for good. Are you here for good? So are we.
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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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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 marathon runner, an enthusiastic cyclist and Nordic skier, and she loves traveling to Europe and spending time with her Boston Terriers. Allison is dedicated to universal 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 such an asset for Crested Butte real estate. We are thrilled to have someone we can trust in this market space!” — Charles and Taylor K.

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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 earned her Luxury Homes certification as well as a Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist certification. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Gunnison-Crested Butte Association of Realtors as well as Bluebird’s Advisory Board. Bet also guides Gunnison County’s Spanish-speaking population through the homeownership process as a native speaker herself. Bet enjoys all the adventure and beauty that is at her fingertips every day living in Crested Butte. You can find her running or biking on the trails, hanging out by a lake or a river, on top of a mountain, skiing, or playing outside with her husband, their two sons and their dog.

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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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Joel Vosburg

The Mountain Office Team

Joel moved to Crested Butte in 1980 and is a family man with two grown kids raised in Crested Butte, who love to explore the mountains and go on world adventures with him and his wife MJ. 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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Cynthia Wolff

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, one of whom resides in Crested Butte.

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

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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 21 years and has lived in Crested Butte for 32 years. Throughout Dalynn’s well-established real estate career, she consistently ranks among the top producing agents in our market area, as well as nationally through company affiliations.

“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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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. She has seen many local changes and is excited about the future of Crested Butte. Make sure to ask her for recommendations for great hiking trails or ski runs!

“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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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 two sons.

“Jana did a great job for us! She sold our property in record time for top price and was so responsive and helpful as we went through the process. We would recommend her highly. No wonder she’s a top producer!” — Deanna W.

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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 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. She went above and beyond and was a careful negotiator through the process.” — R. Cook

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Jenna May

Jenna’s business acumen, progressive marketing approach, commitment to excellence, and genuine care for her clients has placed her among the top 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 is honored to have represented the sellers of 101 Pyramid Avenue, the highest-priced home sale to date in Crested Butte, and is excited to continue providing exceptional service to her clients.

“Working with Jenna was absolutely the best decision. We would have zero reservations in choosing her to represent us in the future.” — Sellers of 101 Pyramid Avenue

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Jenny moved to Crested Butte in 1992 from Houston. Being a highly motivated professional, she built a very successful title company, serving as President until selling in 2006. She loves supporting her real estate clients through the intensive details to make certain all transactions are seamless and to deliver a quality experience with professionalism and attention her clients deserve. She loves volunteering and giving back to the community in supporting non-profit organizations such as the Adaptive Sports Center, Tough Enough to Wear Pink and the Center for the Arts.

“…Jenny did a wonderful job for us. Jenny’s help and advice was especially valuable because…we bought our vacation home sight-unseen…Jenny went above and beyond… making multiple trips to check out the home for us, arranging inspections, etc. Jenny also helped to ensure that the contract negotiation, execution, and closing all went more smoothly than we could have imagined. Jenny even continued to help us out after we closed, as we prepared our home for vacation rentals…Whether you are lucky enough to be looking for a permanent home…or looking for a vacation home… I highly recommend that you contact Jenny. ” — Josh T.

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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.

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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.

Karen founded the annual Bill Allen Golf Tournament in her late husband’s name at the Club at Crested Butte. The popular event provides college scholarships to Club employees and sells out quickly every year.

“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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Lisa Lenander

Lisa arrived in Crested Butte in the winter of 1983/84 in a blizzard and fell in love with the area. Prior to relocating to Crested Butte, she earned her BA in Communications from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. She has been providing professional real estate services throughout Crested Butte and Gunnison County since 2004. Lisa’s commitment to her clients is to provide exceptional real estate knowledge and services in buying and selling real estate. Her personal real estate experiences include purchasing vacant land, building a custom home and then selling the home. Lisa is involved in her community and currently serves on the Mt. Crested Butte Planning Commission and previously served on the Board of Directors for the Crested Butte/ Mt. Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce and Gunnison/Crested Butte Association of Realtors. In her spare time, you can find her hanging out in the mountains by way of downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and hiking.

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Maggie Dethloff

Maggie moved to Crested Butte in 1987 after graduating from the UW-Madison. Originally from the Chicago area, after one winter in this magical valley Maggie knew she had found her home. With 22 years of selling real estate in Crested Butte, Maggie’s top priority is developing strong relationships with her clients so they feel fully supported throughout their real estate experience. Maggie’s relatability, paired with her reliability, ensures results. Consistently a top producer in the market, Maggie gains much of her business from repeat clients and referrals.

Giving back to the community is paramount to Maggie. She is currently a member of Rotary, serves on the Crested Butte South Metro District Board & supports many local charities.

“We couldn’t recommend Maggie more highly. We worked with Maggie on both the purchase and sale of a lot in Mount Crested Butte. She has a very strong local professional network and was able to get us efficiently and effectively through the process. We wish Maggie could help us outside of Crested Butte.” — J. Penland

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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 when 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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As an industry innovator and seasoned real estate agent, Natalie recognizes and values her clients’ 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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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. An awardwinning Realtor, he has successfully helped many full-time residents and second homeowners alike.

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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.

“We worked with Trevor recently to purchase a tricky, non-traditional property. The deal was full of issues to navigate and Trevor helped us every step of the way. He is by far the most responsive and communicative realtor I’ve worked with. I would work with him again in a heartbeat. He also happens to know just about everyone in town. He drew upon his local network many times over the last few months as we worked on a deal. If there was ever a question he couldn’t answer, he could always find an answer quickly or recommend an expert we could talk with. Trevor loves Crested Butte and knows the area well. He helped us get to know the town and the community, long after our deal closed. He is a great realtor, tour guide, and friend to have in CB!” — Colt & Cody

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Bluebird’s annual celebratory lunch and ski


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 highly recommend him!” — Jason

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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 is able to offer 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. In his free-time, Brian enjoys spending time with his young family and sailing at Blue Mesa Reservoir.

“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. Beyond that, he is an incredible and generous human being - he went above and beyond more times than I can count during the sale of my home. I HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend Brian.” — Lori J.

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Chrissy Mitchell

Sales Assistant to Brian Cooper

Chrissy is a Colorado native who grew up in Fort Collins. In 2013, she moved to Gunnison to attend Western Colorado University. While in Gunnison, she explored, adventured, and enjoyed the beauty of the area and fell in love with the valley. After graduating, 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.

Chrissy now works alongside Brian Cooper as his assistant in sales and marketing. She is responsible for making sure transactions run smoothly and efficiently as well as big picture marketing strategy. Her experience with previous town developments and her professional relationships at Western are paramount in her support of the Brian Cooper team. Chrissy’s drive, motivation, and passion for helping others is 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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Business Manager to Brian Cooper

Alex was born and raised in Southeast Texas and has been visiting the Gunnison Valley since she was a child. In the summer of 2019, she finally made the move and is thrilled to now call this valley home. As a licensed agent for over four years in Texas, Alex developed a knowledge and love of real estate and is excited to expand that knowledge in the Gunnison/Crested Butte market. In her free time, she 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. Every real estate transaction is as special and unique as the parties involved, and Alex loves having the opportunity to work alongside Brian and assist in providing top-notch service to his clients.

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Josh Young

Josh moved from North Carolina to the Gunnison Valley in 2010 to continue his education at Western State Colorado University. As an avid fly fisher, skier, mountain biker and overall outdoor enthusiast, the move to the Gunnison Valley was a perfect fit. Over the past eight years Josh has been selling real estate in the Gunnison Valley, where he specializes in commercial, residential and mountain recreation properties. In his free time, Josh can be found out with his dog Abe hiking in the high country or floating the river. Grateful for the community that has supported him, Josh makes sure new residents are welcomed with open arms and good times ahead.

“My wife and I wanted to thank Josh Young for the help with buying our first home. We were in a time crunch to get the deal closed and he made it happen! Not only did he make the process quick, but easy for us to understand every little step along the way. Josh was great from the first steps of looking at houses and all the way to closing. We would highly recommend him for anyone looking to buy a house here in the Gunnison Valley.” — Chavez

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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 CB. 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 for the Gunnison Country Food Pantry, as well as 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 his favorite Nordic skis trails and downhill skiing.

“We enjoyed working with Steve selling our home in Gunnison. Steve was there to answer any and all questions that came about. He communicated with us promptly pertaining to all showing times and worked around our schedule. Our experience selling our home was beyond our expectations and we are thankful for Steve’s tireless efforts.” — David and Jayne

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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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Joe joined Bluebird in 2019 as a sales associate and became a full-time staff member last 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 trail, on a river or exploring another remote area around the globe!

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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 and contributed to several mission-based projects for non-profit organizations in the Valley, including Gunnison Valley Mentors, Mountain Roots Food Project, and the Adaptive Sports Center. Mary loves to spend time outdoors with friends, skiing, mountain biking, or hiking in her free time. Mary has a strong passion for design and enjoys contributing to Bluebird’s exceptional marketing and brand awareness. She believes that outstanding design can help foster a connection between agents, clients, and the community, creating an impactful experience for all.

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Bud Bush pictured with Bluebird’s 2017-2018 New Member of the Year and 2023 Real Estate Business of the Year CB/Mt. CB Chamber of Commerce awards

Saturday September 30, 2023

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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

Avenue, Aperture, Crested Butte, 5 Beds, 6 Baths, 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 July 1st 2023, Offered for $8,800,000, Diane Aronovic, 970.209.0405 summer & fall | 2023

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Maroon Avenue, Town of Crested Butte, 5 Beds (2 non-conforming), 3.5 Baths, 3,078 SF, 2 Car Garage, Introducing the historic Malensek Home and adjacent building site that is located in the quiet Northwest section of town, This lovingly and meticulously maintained Crested Butte treasure o ffers spacious living on an elevated, corner site with unobstructed views of the surrounding mountains, Develop the adjacent site or keep as an extension of your yard creating a more private setting, Offered for $5,750,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880
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312 N Avion Drive, Buckhorn Ranch, Rural Crested Butte, 3 Beds, 3.5 Baths, 3,427 SF Main residence, 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, Taxi off the runway onto your 9,500 SF concrete aircraft ramp where you’ll enter the 3,233 SF hangar complete with 477 SF pilot’s quarters, Quality finishes, Expansive views, Beautifully landscaped grounds define this runway property, Offered for $5,500,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880
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1250 County Road 734, Rural Crested Butte, 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,111 SF, 10.35 Acres w/ 360° views, Add’l 1 Bed, 1 Bath, 608 SF ADU, Fully furnished, Close to town and ski area, Easy access to the outdoors, Offered for $3,295,000, Charlie Farnan, 970.209.0609 17 Maroon Avenue, Town of Crested Butte, 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,812 SF + Add’l 712 SF to build, May be eligible for STR license, One block from Elk Avenue, Quiet West-end location, Rare 4.5 lots on .32 acre, Offered for $3,250,000, Jenna May, 970.901.3601 117 Sopris Avenue, Town of Crested Butte, 5 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,160 SF, 1 block from Elk Avenue, Surrounded by a beautiful yard and mature trees, Walk to free shuttle or restaurants and shopping, Offered for $2,600,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880 1494 Red Mountain Road, Danni Ranch, Rural Crested Butte, 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3 Car Garage, ADU, 35 Acres, Abundant recreational opportunities, Views of the Elk Mountains, Offered for $3,199,000, Trevor Bona, 970.319.5092
22 Appaloosa Road, Prospect, Mt. Crested Butte, 4 Beds, 4.5 Baths, 3,553 SF, 2 Car Garage, Oversized deck, 2 Living areas, This spacious home enjoys expansive mountain views, Offered for $2,325,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880 37 Wildhorse Trail, Prospect, Mt. Crested Butte, 4 Beds, 4.5 Baths, 2,853 SF, 2 Car Garage, Overlooking the East River Valley, Completely remodeled with Mine Timber accent beams, Offered for $2,195,000, Joel Vosburg, 970.209.1581 513 Third Street, Town of Crested Butte, 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,580 SF, 750 SF ADU, Tastefully designed and re-built in 2016, Located just two blocks from Elk Avenue restaurants and shopping, Offered for $2,175,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880
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25 Cinnamon Mountain Road, Mt. Crested Butte, 7 Beds, 6+ Baths, 4,935 SF, 1 Car Garage, 5 bed main residence with 2 living areas combined with a 2 bed apartment and garage, Offered for $1,999,999, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880
581 H Avenue, Lake Irwin, 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,954 SF, One of only a few lakefront homes, Seasonal access, 928 SF Unfinished basement w/ egress ideal for mother-in-law suite, Year-round outdoor mecca, Offered for $1,950,000, Jenna May, 970.901.3601 113 White Stallion Circle, Buckhorn Ranch, Rural Crested Butte, 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,072 SF, 1 Car Garage, This is your chance to own a beautiful, single family home just steps from paradise, Offered for $1,375,000, Trevor Bona, 970.319.5092 73 Slate Lane, Meridian Lake, Rural Crested Butte, 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,500 SF, 1 Car Garage, Excellent for entertaining, Large deck w/ views of Crested Butte ski area, Outdoor flagstone patio recently installed, Offered for $1,150,000, Jana Barrett, 970.209.9510
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404 Horseshoe Drive, Pitchfork, Mt. Crested Butte, 2+ Beds, 2 Baths, 1,332 SF, 1 Car Carport + 1 Parking Space, View of Mt. CB, Direct access to the Rec Path, Two decks, Ample recreation opportunities, Offered for $1,045,000, Joel Vosburg, 970.209.1581

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14 Hunter Hill Road, WestWall Lodge #A307, Mt. Crested Butte, 3 Beds, 3.5 Baths, 2,060 SF, 2 Garage Spaces, 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 17 Treasury Road, Ponderosa Condos #1E, Mt. Crested Butte, 4 Beds, 2.5 Baths, 1,773 SF, 1 Garage Space, Walk to the ski slopes, Desirable short-term rental property with updates, Offered for $1,400,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880 20 Hunter Hill Road, Paradise Condos #208, Mt. Crested Butte, 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 1,727 SF, 1 Car Garage, Offering unparalleled convenience for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike, Offered for $1,287,000, Joel Vosburg, 970.209.1581 20 Hunter Hill Road, Paradise Condos #207, Mt. Crested Butte, 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,727 SF, 1 Car Garage, Fully furnished, Conveniently located to the ski slopes and is on the free bus shuttle loop, Offered for $1,250,000, Joel Vosburg, 970.209.1581 issue 11 | 207 Mineral Point, The Villas, Mt. Crested Butte, 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,486 SF, 1 Car Garage, Exceptional mountain views, Fully furnished, Turnkey, Walk to ski area, the rec path and free bus shuttle, Offered for $1,795,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880


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620 Gothic Road, Lodge at Mountaineer Square #515, Mt. Crested Butte, 1 Bed, 2 Baths, 888 SF, Parking Garage, Fully furnished, Full kitchen, 5th floor views, Offered for $845,000, Charlie Farnan, 970.209.0609

701 Gothic Road, Three Seasons Condos #137, Mt. Crested Butte, 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 719 SF, Ski area views, Located on the free shuttle route, Offered for $399,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880


17 Treasury Road, Ponderosa Condos #3A, Mt. Crested Butte, 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,049 SF, Beautiful views of Crested Butte Mtn, Close to base area bus stop, Offered for $699,999, Lisa Lenander, 970.209.1603

Teocalli Avenue, Unit A, Town of Crested Butte, 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,058 SF, Adorable condo on the sunny, east side of town with easy access to the bike path, Offered for $849,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880 6 Emmons Road, The Grand Lodge #355, Mt. Crested Butte, Studio, 1 Bath, 443 SF, Nestled behind large aspen trees in the summer, Views of Whetstone Mtn, Offered for $235,000, Joel Vosburg, 970.209.1581 6 Emmons Road, The Grand Lodge #523, Mt. Crested Butte, Studio, 1 Bath, 395 SF, Top floor East Tower condo, Modern furniture, Great rental history, Ski-in/ out, Offered for $240,000, Jenna May, 970.901.3601 421 Whiterock Avenue #5, Town of Crested Butte, 2 Beds, 1 Bath, 871 SF, Top-floor mtn views, Expansive deck, Low HOA fees, Best priced condo in Downtown CB, Offered for $829,000, Jenna May, 970.901.3601
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31 Marcellina Lane, Eagles Nest Condos #36, Mt. Crested Butte, 3 Beds, 2.5 Baths, 1,191 SF, 1 Car Garage, 2 Balconies, Mountain views, Fully furnished, Offered for $880,000, Bet Egelhoff, 970.306.5556 Emmons Road, Evergreen Condos #1, Mt. Crested Butte, 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,599 SF, Easy access on groundlevel, Successful rental, Close to base area amenities, Offered for $1,035,000,

crested butte area land

Augusta Park, Town of Crested Butte, 6 Oversized town lots, .20 to .22 Acres with their own HOA, Secluded building sites w/ privacy and easy access to Elk Avenue, Unobstructed views, New price opportunity! Lots 1, 2, and 3 offered for $1,295,000, Lots 4 and 5 offered for $1,395,000, Lot 6 offered for $1,195,000, Joel and Charlie, The Mountain Office 455 Phoenix Way, Smith Hill Ranches, Rural Crested Butte, 35.13 Acres, Views overlooking Nicholson Lake and endless views up the Slate River Valley, Level site ready to build, Offered for $2,500,000, Charlie Farnan, 970.209.0609 231 Pyramid Avenue, Aperture, Crested Butte, .32 Acre, Subdivision has fishing and boating rights on the Slate River, Neighborhood gazebo on the river, Walk or ride your bike to town, Offered for $2,000,000, Diane Aronovic, 970.209.0405 148 Pyramid Avenue, Aperture, Crested Butte, .67 Acre, Excellent flat building site with Slate River frontage, HOA includes a private pavilion and fire pit, Panoramic views, Offered for $1,800,000, Joel and Charlie, The Mountain Office
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TBD Belleview Avenue, Town of Crested Butte, .24 Acre, One of last remaining lots on the eastern border of town, Flat oversized building site with open space, forever views on three sides and privacy, Offered for $2,750,000, Charlie Farnan, 970.209.0609


657 Ridge Road, Skyland, Rural Crested Butte, 1.74 Acres, Huge valley views and a bird’s-eye view of the golf course, Close to outdoor recreation, Offered for $849,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880 168 W Silver Sage Drive, Rural Crested Butte, .82 Acre, Nestled in between the Robert Trent Jones II golf course and the Slate River, 360° views, Offered for $950,000, Lisa Lenander, 970.209.1603 1 Summit Court, Mt. Crested Butte, .76 Acre, Topof-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 Lapis Lane Lots 1-3, Gold Link North, Mt. Crested Butte, Each lot ranges from .34-.41 acre, Direct ski-in, Close to ski lift, Elevated views, Starting at $645,000, Joel and Charlie, The Mountain Office
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1668 Skyland Drive, Lot S-192, Skyland, Rural Crested Butte, 1.39 Acres, Building site above Lake Grant, Great views of Whetstone and Town of CB, Easy access to golf course and the Club at Crested Butte, Offered for $1,750,000, Charlie Farnan, 970.209.0609 1250 Red Mountain Ranch Road, Rural Crested Butte, 40.52 Acres, Well and driveway in place, this expansive tract is ready for your Rocky Mountain home, Offered for $897,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880 92 Anthracite Drive, Lot 44, Elk Run Subdivision, Mt. Crested Butte, .487 Acre, Building site with architectural plans available, Ski-in/ski-out neighborhood, Great views, Offered for $895,000, Joel Vosburg, 970.209.1581 1251 Red Mountain Ranch Road, Rural Crested Butte, 35.10 Acres, Surrounded by mature pine trees, Crested Butte Mtn views, Partial driveway installed, Offered for $950,000, Maggie Dethloff,

TBD Round Mountain Road, Rural Crested Butte, Best price for 35+ acres in Crested Butte, Easy access to National Forest, Building design subject to Gunnison County, Offered for $599,000, Jenna May, 970.901.3601

410 Country Club Drive, Skyland, Rural Crested Butte, .66 Acre, Near the Club at Crested Butte this hillside lot has fantastic views and is convenient to trails, Offered for $569,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880

91 Larkspur Loop, Lot 25, Rural Crested Butte, .29 Acre, Open space and endless views, Minutes from town and right across the street from the Club at Crested Butte, Offered for $499,000, Charlie Farnan, 970.209.0609

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 $495,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880

47 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

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, Oversized building site that will nicely accommodate a duplex or single family home, Offered for $310,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880

2646 Bryant Avenue, Crested Butte South, .33 Acre, Uphill building site with big views of the iconic peaks surrounding Crested Butte, Offered for $295,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880

2369 Bryant Avenue, Crested Butte South, .38 Acre, Oversized residential home-site with beautiful views of Whetstone, Axtell and Emmons Mountains, Offered for $229,000, Lisa Lenander, 970.209.1603

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14811 County Road 730, Baldwin Ranch, Ohio Creek Valley, Rural Gunnison, 4 Beds, 4.5 Baths, 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 with 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, Gunnison, 3 Beds, 4.5 Baths, 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, Offered for $5,100,000, Brian Cooper, 970.275.8022
14255 County Road 730, Rockin’ 3AR Ranch, Ohio Creek Valley, Rural Gunnison, 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,752 SF, 40.17 Acres, Unique property consisting of two custom, handpeeled 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 43110 US Highway 50, Gunnison Ranch, 3 Bed, 3 Bath luxury residence, 2 Bed guest home, 87 +/- Acres, Operational ranch with senior water rights, Private Tomichi River access and sweeping views of the Gunnison Valley, Three miles to downtown Gunnison, Homestead offers barns, shop space, storage and corrals, A complete turnkey ranch or equestrian facility, Offered for $2,900,000, Brian Cooper, 970.275.8022
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43191 US Highway 50, Gunnison, 5 Beds, 3.5 Baths, 3,150 SF, 2 Car Garage, 2,400 SF Heated shop, 20 acres with public land on 2 sides, Offered for $1,490,000, Brian Cooper, 970.275.8022 467 Rainbow Drive, Almont, 3 Beds, 1.75 Baths, 1,712 SF, 3 Car Garage, Fish right out your back door with this amazing riverfront home, Tastefully remodeled, Immaculate lawn with mature landscaping! Offered for $1,820,000, Jana Barrett, 970.209.9510 photo: Alan Ivy
225 N Grand Avenue, Tincup, 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,692 SF, This luxury, four season log cabin has been meticulously maintained, Enjoy access to hiking, four wheeling and snowmobiling, Offered for $795,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880 169 Camino Del Rio #8, Dos Rios, Gunnison, 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,792 SF, 2 Car Garage, Located on the beautiful Dos Rios golf course, Completely updated/re-modeled, Wood flooring, Granite counters, Offered for $619,000, Steve Mills, 970.596.0292 708 Antelope Road, Antelope Hills, Gunnison, 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,045 SF, Large Detached 2 Car Garage, Spacious home located on a 1 acre premiere lot, Fenced backyard, Private access to BLM trails, Offered for $495,000, Brian Cooper, 970.275.8022 215 S 7th Street, Gunnison, 3 Beds, 1 Bath, 1,191 SF, Hardwood floors, Fireplace, Open floor plan in kitchen, Huge fenced-in back yard gives you the ability to expand in the future, Offered for $450,000, Brian Cooper, 970.275.8022
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10178 State Highway 114, Rural Gunnison, 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,324 SF, 20 Acres, Hunting access, Cochatope Creek runs through property, Surrounded by wildlife, Offered for $1,195,000, Steve Mills, 970.596.0292 95 Deerpath Lane, Almont, 2 Beds, 1.75 Baths, 1,362 SF, Carport, Charming riverfront log home on the East River, Quaint cabin feel, Office and sauna, Put in here and float to Gunnison, Excellent fly fishing! Offered for $1,200,000, Jana Barrett, 970.209.9510

gunnison and surrounding area land

Gunnison Rising, Phase 1 Commercial Park, 4 Lots ranging from 2.37-3.1 acres with future offerings to come, Gunnison Rising is the place to live, work, and play in a saf e, walkable environment, It’s an escape from big city living, offering the opportunity to exhale and breathe in fresh, mountain air and a small-town environment with all the amenities to support a lifestyle most people only dream about, Lots starting at $950,000, Brian Cooper, 970.275.8022


37468 Buffalo Creek Road, Buena Vista, 47.11 Acres, No HOA and no covenants allow 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
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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, Offered for $590,000, Jana Barrett, 970.209.9510 30 Caddis Fly Lane, Riverwalk Estates, Gunnison, 1.12 Acres, A perfect spot to build your dream home, Subdivision fishing access on the Gunnison River, Offered for $265,000, Brian Cooper, 970.275.8022
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811 N Main Street, Gunnison, 5,400 SF Commercial building located in a highly visible area on Main Street in Gunnison, Multiple finished offices, reception and secured storage lot, High Bay doors and multiple sections for a variety of uses, Building only offered, business not included, Offered for $1,600,000, Brian Cooper, 970.275.8022 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 $1,300,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880 TBD Lick Creek Lane, Gold Basin, Gunnison, 36 Acres, Off-the-grid property, Stunning views, Good roads to several building sites within the property, Offered for $199,000, Steve Mills, 970.596.0292
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TBD County Road 17, Gunnison, 11.57 Acres with existing driveway to a flat building site with sprawling valley views, Offered for $139,000, Brian Cooper, 970.275.8022 TBD County Road 864A, Cimarron, 32.02 Acres, Touches BLM on two sides with National Forest down the road, Great hunting, Perfect place to build your off-grid cabin, Offered for $199,000, Bobby Overturf, 719.216.2524

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