Supporting our own local small businesses and those of our guests is extremely important to us. We believe in small business because we believe in going the extra mile for each and every customer. This defines the small businesses we partner with - those who go above and beyond to fulfill the needs of their customer. We especially support our locally owned Downtown Crested Butte businesses. Find out more at www.downtowncrestedbutte.com.
While in our little town of Crested Butte, be sure to check out these small businesses:
Peak Sports Ski Rentals
Guests of The Ruby of Crested Butte Bed and Breakfast receive 20% off rental skis at Peak Sports. Online reservations guarantee the highest standards of guest service and convenience, even before you arrive. The Ruby discount makes it affordable and the online reservation system makes it easy. Demo the latest factory skis today and see what you have been missing.
Dolly's Mountain Shuttle
A summertime shuttle service for hikers and mountain bikers. Crested Butte area service includes shuttles to/from Aspen and local trailheads including 401, 403, Schofield Park, and the Taylor Canyon. Resevations required. (970)349-2620 or (970)948-9893 firstname.lastname@example.org
Crested Butte’s premier outdoor equipment store. Since 1969, The Alpineer has been supplying outdoor gear to a town and its visitors obsessed with being in the backcountry. The Alpineer has built its reputation in the industry and with their customers as a definitive source of reliable info on backcountry skiing, mountaineering, climbing, mountain biking, hiking, backpacking and camping.
Alpine Express specializes in transportation to and from the Gunnison/Crested Butte Airport and the Montrose Airport to Crested Butte. In Ski Season (November 20 – April 10) they meet all flights into the Gunnison / Crested Butte Airport (48 hour advance reservation required). Service to or from the Montrose Airport is available with 48 hour advance reservation (minimum trip charges apply). Out of Ski Season, 48 hour advance reservation is required for the Gunnison / Crested Butte Airport (minimum trip charges apply). Charter Service is available for service from Denver, Colorado Springs, and Grand Junction for people having a difficult time with arrangements into the Gunnison or Montrose Airports.
One of the best pet stores you will come across. Mountain Tails carries products from Planet Dog, Bowser, Petote, Fox and Hound, Up Country, Ruffwear, Merrick, Kong, Melia, Petware Pottery, Angel Dog Designs, Doggles, Beastly Furnishings, A Leg Up, Zukes, Colorado Barkery, Happy Dog , Westpaw, and many many others! Located very close to The Ruby at the Four-Way stop on historic Elk Avenue. (970)349-5606
Alpine Outside Recreational Adventures
Alpine Outside will put together a variety of summer and winter activities for your family and friends, including rafting, fishing, kayaking, horseback riding, jeep tours, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, hot air ballooning, snowmobiling, and ice fishing. Located very close to The Ruby at the 4-way stop across the street from the Visitors Center. 1-800-833-8052 www.3riversresort.com
If you really must leave paradise, be sure to check out these amazing small businesses in your area as soon as you get home!
Serving the Denver Metro Area:
Denver Hound Hikers
Denver Hound Hikers is the city's only dog hiking service providing active, well-mannered dogs with vigorous outdoor adventures. In addition to hikes, Denver Hound Hikers also provides dog walking, dog park trips, and in-home pet sitting services.
Daily Wag Doggy Day Care
Daily Wag Doggie Day Care features:
- A fun and safe social atmosphere for your dog.
- Large indoor play areas
- 3,000 sf of outside play area
- Separate play areas for small, medium, and large dogs.
- Do-It-Yourself dog wash tubs
- Full and half day prices
- Different package options to fit your needs
- Convenient hours: Monday through Saturday 6:30 am -7 pm
Colorado Canines (And Felines Too!)
Boulder’s first all-natural dog and cat empawrium!
Do you enjoy traveling with your dog? This guide book makes traveling around Colorado the best experience for both you and your dog! Dog-friendly hotels, motels, inns, and bed & breakfasts are reviewed so you know where the best of the best are around the state! The Ruby of Crested Butte is the proud recipient of Fido's Finest coveted "Five Paws" rating.
Gunnison-Crested Butte Tourism Association
For more information on events and activities in the Gunnison Valley, please visit the Gunnison-Crested Butte Tourism Association.
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