Rural Crested Butte Real Estate
Skyland Residential & Golf Community
Skyland is a luxurious residential community situated at the just three miles south of the historic town of Crested Butte. Property owners enjoy private fishing rights on the Slate River and at Lake Grant, as well as many recreation, nordic, and bike paths. Skyland is only a five-minute drive from town, but offers more tranquility and a true mountain setting compared to being right downtown. Skyland boasts some of the most stunning views and properties in the valley.
The Club at Crested Butte is a defining feature of the Skyland community. Members of the Club enjoy access to the incredible mountain golf course designed by world-renowned course architect Robert Trent Jones II. The Club also features a fitness center, on site restaurant, tennis courts, and SlopeSide lounge at the base of the ski area in Mt. Crested Butte. You are not required to belong to the Club if you own property in Skyland, nor do you have to live in Skyland to belong to the Club.
Skyland has its own community association with low dues of $200/year. The dues go to landscaping and snow removal, as well as maintenance of the recreation and bike paths. Within Skyland, there are several different subdivisions and neighborhoods that have their own HOAs and dues in addition to the community association’s dues. In order to maintain a high standard of aesthetics, the community has implemented strict protective covenants and design guidelines, which can be found on the association’s website.
Crested Butte South
Crested Butte South (“CB South”) is a residential community located 8 miles south of the town of Crested Butte, just north of Almont. This area is similar to Skyland in that it has an overarching property association and several different subdivisions within the larger Crested Butte South area.
Crested Butte South is the largest subdivision in the Gunnison Valley, and over 15% of the subdivision is designated as park areas or open space. Crested Butte South amenities include a large central park, softball field, hockey rink, tennis court, basketball court, and picnic area. The commercial district is up and coming and currently includes a local restaurant, coffee shop, liquor store, daycare facility and general store.
Compared to other subdivisions around Crested Butte, CB South is very affordable. This, combined with the open space and great amenities, is why a lot of local families love to call this area home.
Irwin is situated about 10 miles west of the town of Crested Butte off of Kebler Pass, and is one of the most unique subdivisions near Crested Butte. This special area provides homeowners with the best of both worlds: backcountry living close to town. In the winter months this area is accessible only by snowmobile, so living here year round is not for the faint of heart. Irwin has a base elevation of 10,200ft and boasts close to 600 inches of annual average snowfall, making it one of the snowiest places in all of Colorado. It’s a snowmobiler’s and backcountry skier’s paradise. Although the roads are not maintained in the winter, the Eleven Group does manage a cat skiing operation, which keeps many of the roads groomed for easy access snowmobiling.
Summer months in Irwin are nothing short of majestic. This area is one of the best wildflower viewing areas in the state of Colorado. Other activities include kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding (“SUPing”) and fishing on Lake Irwin.
Lots and cabins in this area are considerably more affordable than other more accessible subdivisions close to town. However, living more “off the grid” does not mean there aren’t building codes and standards. Installing water, septic, and utilities in a remote area like Irwin can present unique challenges.
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