Scarp Ridge Lodge

Colorado, USA


Set in the heart of the Crested Butte, Scarp Ridge Lodge feels like a European chalet with an edge of Rocky Mountain style. The former miner’s saloon still has its Wild West façade but with interiors that feel more like a luxurious home-away-from-home.

Key Features

  • Six suites including five with king-sized bed’s and a sixth children’s room with a connecting nanny room
  • Games room
  • Bar
  • Oxygen delivery system to combat high altitude
  • Gym
  • Spa with oversized hot tub and sauna
  • Indoor saltwater pool
  • Seasonal activities including cat-skiing, piste-skiing, cross country skiing, ice climbing, fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, stand up paddleboarding, white-water rafting, and kayaking.
  • Library


A saloon set up for Croatian miners drawn to Colorado, Scarp Ridge Lodge still has its Wild West looks on the outside but inside is a different story. Transformed with reclaimed iron from the old town’s mills and roaring fires, Scarp Ridge Lodge’s interiors are generous, warm and cosy. The Lodge’s main appeal, however, is its unrivalled position high in an authentic and historic mountain town with access to some of the world’s most exclusive skiing.

There is no better way to experience this extraordinary ski terrain than in a custom-designed snowcat that arrives every morning to transport guests to the farthest edges of the 1,000 plus acres of snow-laden territory. The area receives an average of 450 inches of snow per year and the cold-smoke powder is the stuff of legend. Accompanied by the Lodge’s guides that know every inch of the area and can show you the deepest powder runs for miles around, explore this skiing wonderland.

Recharge during the day in one of the two on-mountain cabins and warm up with some delicious food in front of the fire. After a day of cutting through the Colorado powder, return to the Lodge and ease your aching muscles in the rooftop hot tub or indulge in a Swedish or deep tissue massage followed by relaxation in the steam room to truly release all of your tension. Head to the bar and enjoy après in your own home-away-from-home as the bartender makes any drink you desire. Let the chef prepare a delicious and warming supper and if you get hungry later, pop into the open kitchen and grab a snack from the fully stocked fridge.

Why we love it

Prioritising home comfort and relaxation in an astounding location, Scarp Ridge Lodge has redesigned luxury. Instead of decadence and opulence the Lodge provides a home with no barriers where you can wander into the kitchen at any time and the staff feel more like old (though extremely knowledgeable) friends.

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