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Contact Crested Butte Mountain Resort ([tel] 800/810-7669) for lodging options in Mt. Crested Butte. The best value in town is the Crested Butte International Lodge and Hostel, 615 Teocalli Ave. ([tel] 888/389-0588; www.cbhostel.com), with bunks for $25 to $35 per night and private rooms and apartments for $75 to $200.

Visitors can also save by staying in Gunnison, 28 miles south of Crested Butte. TheWater Wheel Inn, 37478 W.U.S. 50 ([tel] 800/642-1650 or 970/641-1650; www.waterwheelinnatgunnison.com), is a good pick, with rates of $69 to $109 double and $120 to $155 suite. Just east of town, the Inn at Tomichi Village, 41883 U.S. 50 ([tel] 970/641-1131; www.theinnattomichivillage.com), recently saw a major renovation, and it features a quiet location and upscale furnishings. Rates are $89 to $159 double.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.