The intense heat of summer can leave anyone ready to escape the exhausting 40-hour workweek and take a break from reality. A long weekend full of fresh mountain air and exhilarating recreational activities – while someone else does the cooking and cleaning – may be just what the doctor ordered. What better place to do that than The Ruby of Crested Butte? More than 200 miles from the Mile High City, this quaint B&B is equipped with cozy beds, luxurious sheets and mouthwatering food that is known to leave your taste buds begging for more.
With six rooms (two with king sized beds, three with queen sized beds and a two-story suite) this B&B has you covered whether you’re looking to accommodate your family of six or a newlywed couple looking for a romantic getaway. Each room decorated with a unique touch, this B&B incorporates pattern quilts, warm colors and eye catching art in a way that will make guests feel right a home from the moment they walk through the door. The beds are made up with decorative throw pillows and almost look too perfect to touch, but that feeling will quickly fade when you feel those 1000 thread count linens. Rates vary based on the season, but range from $129 to $249 a night for the king and queen rooms and $199 to $349 a night for the suite.
This B&B also offers guests:
- Breathtaking views of the mountains
- A wall mounted HDTV and DVD player. Guest can choose a DVD from the B&B’s movie collection.
- IPod/IPhone music dock
- Wireless Internet
- Evening turn down service when requested
- The opportunity to bring your furry friend along on your mountain adventure. Pets (up to two per guestroom) even stay for free
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it’s only fitting that it’s also the tastiest meal of the day. Chris Greene, co-owner and executive chef, is responsible for the delicious breakfast served every morning. Because the B&B prides itself in making sure that no guest ever experiences the same meal twice, the menu is quite extensive. An apple brie omelet, fruit and yogurt parfait or French toast are just some examples of what guest can expect to wake up to in the morning. However, one pastry that makes it to the breakfast table almost every day is the B&B’s signature Ruby cinnamon rolls. Chris has mastered the ability to adapt all recipes to accommodate any dietary need. Whether guests have a gluten, sugar or dairy free diet, they are able to enjoy the same meal as everyone else. Don’t worry, the food doesn’t stop there, afternoon goodies (mostly cookies and bars) are also offered to guests. If you are staying at the B&B to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or other occasion, don’t be surprised if Chris whips you up a special birthday cake or find chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of champagne in your room.
It’s no secret that Crested Butte is known for having the best wild flowers around. After all it’s the wild flower capital of Colorado. If you have always wanted to see these flowers in full bloom and are in the mood to be mesmerized by the picturesque scenery of the West Maroon Pass, then get your hiking boots ready and sign up for the B&B’s Hiking and Hotel package. Start your trip off right with a relaxing two night stay at the Ruby. Then on the third day, guests will hike the West Maroon Pass and stay the night at the Annabelle Inn, a B&B in Aspen. The Ruby makes all accommodations in advance. All you have to do is show up. Guest can either hike back to Crested Butte or have a shuttle pick you up in Aspen. Either way, when you get back to the Ruby, a massage and well-deserved meal will be waiting for you. This package starts at $1075 per person and is only available June-October.
After a stay at this truly unique B&B, you will be ready (okay maybe not ready) but rested enough to tackle the pile of work waiting for you when you return to the office. But just think, you can get started on planning your next B&B getaway. One of the greatest things about Colorado is that there is always an adventure waiting around the corner.