by Julie Bielenberg
This is a charming B&B in the heart of Crested Butte, right off the main street. The Ruby features six guestrooms, including two king guestrooms, three queen guestrooms, and a large two story suite with a king bed, a queen bed, a twin bed, and a twin trundle, ideal for families. One queen guestroom can also accommodate a wood frame twin bed upon request.
All guestrooms feature private in-room bathrooms with oversized luxury spa robes and towels, featuring natural bath, body and face products; hair dryer; HD flat screen TV with HD channels and DVD player; iHome music docks; homedics noise machines and box fans; complimentary Wi-Fi and lovely dÃ©cor with charm and character.
Guests come for the incredible complimentary breakfast and all reviews of the B&B include the food. The hotel have its famous Ruby Cinnamon Rolls served fresh from the oven, as well as hot, generous entrÃ©es, such as Dutch Apple Pancakes served with homemade creme fraiche one morning, and hearty Orange-Zest French Toast the next. The hotel staff caters to all types of dietary needs, including vegetarian, vegan, low-carb, lactose-free, gluten-free, and sugar-free breakfast options.
All guests also get to enjoy two large guest sitting areas, both with fireplaces. Other perks include authentic Crested Butte “Townie” bikes to borrow; a hot tub; an extensive DVD movie collection; library with broad selection of books, maps and current magazines; snow boot and glove dryer; indoor ski and bike storage; and free parking.
Our Editor Loves
- Complimentary, hot breakfast
- DVD and book collection
- Location and access to free bikes
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Game Room
Four of us (two couples) stayed here in two rooms on a snowy, Oct night and enjoyed it. Lindsey was at the property (she lives off-site) when we arrived and checked us in quickly. She explained The Ruby's policies (including no shoes inside), showed us the common area and our rooms, confirmed breakfast and dietary needs, suggested activites in downtown Crested Butte (an easy walk), and served us freshly-baked cookies. Our rooms were clean and nicely furnished, each with its own small fridge stocked with drinks, and its own attached bathroom. Upon our return to the B & B after exploring downtown (off-season so lots of shops and businesses were closed) and eating a casual dinner, we selected/watched a Netflix movie in the cozy common area and helped ourselves to some of the light snacks that were available for guests. We slept okay (temperature was a minor issue) and in the morning were served a delicious homemade breakfast, including specialty coffees, in the upstairs dining area (kitchen is also upstairs) along with The Ruby's only two other guests. Our overall experience was very positive; however, be aware that individual guest rooms and bathrooms are not large, nor is the common area with its sectional sofa and viewing screen. The four of us were lucky enough to have the B & B almost to ourselves but space could be a bit tight when it's fully occupied during the summer and/or ski season.
by Chris H
The Ruby was fantastic. Chef Lindsey's food was amazing, they were great with requests and just general accommodations. Check in was super easy. The bed was super comfortable, and we could go on and on. We will definitely be back.