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Crested Butte Wine and Food Festival coming soon!!

 

crestedbuttewine Crested Butte Wine and Food Festival coming soon!!

The Crested Butte Food and Wine Festival is only weeks away!!

The Ruby is within walking distance to almost all the Wine and Food Festival events that Crested Butte has to offer July 22-24. Contact us at 1-800-390-1338 to book your reservation and to get tickets for any of the wine and food tastings!  Here is a sampling of some of the events taking place…

Wednesday, July 21

Local Cheeses & Great Wines – Soupcon, 1 to 2 p.m. $35
This unique seminar will extend your knowledge of fantastic wines at great prices. Enjoy three wines paired with locally-made cheeses.

“Wine Country” Tasting – Crested Butte Mountain Resort, 5 to 7 p.m. $25
The “butte-ful” Crested Butte Mountain will serve as the breathtaking backdrop for this fun and lively tasting. Guests will enjoy a variety of wines paired with hors d’oeuvres and live country music.

Nibbles & Sips – The Dogwood Cocktail Cabin, 7:30 p.m. $50
Don’t miss this– an original, house-infused artisan cocktail tasting. Each guest will receive 10 2-ounce tastings of original, house-infused martinis and cocktails.

Thursday, July 22

Learn How to Saber a Bottle of Champagne – East Side Bistro, 12:00 p.m. $35
This…. you can’t miss! You will be the talk of your next party when you learn how to entertain your guests by sabering a bottle of champagne with a saber or sword! Champagne and protective eyewear included.

Wine 101 – Timberline Restaurant & Mountain Spirits, 1 p.m. $35
Local wine professionals Aaron Tomak, proprietor of Mountain Spirits Liquor and Drew Shields, sommelier of Timberline Restaurant host their second season of “Desmystifying Wine”. The class will tackle a single wine topic in a fun, social, and unpretentious atmosphere. In Wine 101, questions will be answered like “what is a balanced wine?” and “just what is the wine balancing…exactly?”

Local Cheeses & Great Wines – Soupcon, 1 to 2 p.m. $35
This unique seminar will extend your knowledge of fantastic wines at great prices. Enjoy three wines paired with locally-made cheeses.

Interesting & Unique Whites – East Side Bistro, 2:30 p.m. $35

Enchanted Princess Garden Picnic – Fete Events at The Princess Wine Bar, 1 to 3 p.m. $45
Nothing is better than a beautiful hike coupled with a perfect picnic. In fact, some might call it a perfect summer day. Staged in the beautiful princess garden on Elk Avenue, this seminar will teach participants how to pair gourmet picnic fare with varieties of wine. Picnic basket and accoutrements included.

Vintage Wine Tasting – Maxwell’s Restaurant, 2 to 3 p.m. $20
Maxwell’s will open it’s impressive stock of wines for this special event so that guests may enjoy tasting a variety of vintage wines and experience the complexity of aged wines.

Friday, July 23

Learn How to Saber a Bottle of Champagne – East Side Bistro, 12:00 p.m. $35
This…. you can’t miss! You will be the talk of your next party when you learn how to entertain your guests by sabering a bottle of champagne with a saber or sword! Champagne and protective eyewear included.

Local Cheeses & Great Wines – Soupcon, 1 to 2 p.m. $35
This unique seminar will extend your knowledge of fantastic wines at great prices. Enjoy three wines paired with locally-made cheeses.

Interesting & Unique Reds – East Side Bistro, 2:30 p.m. $35

What’s Shakin’ and Stirrin’ – Django’s, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. $19 (or free with dinner)
A featured selection of cocktails made with wine and vinous spirits will be presented and paired with hors d’oeuvres. Guests will receive all of the recipes for the drinks featured during the seminar along with several examples of traditional and odd concoctions from around the world.

Colorado Food & Wine Tasting – Timberline Restaurant, 4:45 to 6:00 p.m. $55
Alfred Eames, owner of Puesta del Sol Vinyards and Eliane Wissoq of “The E-Vine” will educate attendees on 4 red wines from two of Colorado’s wineries located closest to Crested Butte. Although the wineries are both above 6,000 feet and located within only 10 miles of one another, the wines are of very different styles. Timberline Restaruant will create hors d’oeuvres to pair with and compliment the wines. Best yet, each participant will leave the seminar with two bottles of wine tasted at the event (a $40 value).

Saturday, July 24

Champagne Brunch – Timberline Restaurant, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   A la carte brunch menu
Enjoy Timberline’s popular brunch paired with an offering of different champagnes and sparkling wines

Daring Pairings – Django’s, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $19 (brunch only) $15 (additional wine pairings)
Unusual, difficult and fun pairings for the adventurous bruncher. Enjoy a breakfast of champions, paired with a little “hair of the dog” to send you off from the weekend’s festivities.

Learn How to Saber a Bottle of Champagne – East Side Bistro, 2:30 p.m. $35
This…. you can’t miss! You will be the talk of your next party when you learn how to entertain your guests by sabering a bottle of champagne with a saber or sword! Champagne and protective eyewear included.

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Mountain Biking in Paradise

View from Snodgrass Trail 300x225 Mountain Biking in Paradise

With the Snodgrass Trail opening two days ago and with Fat Tire Bike Week less than a month away (June 22-27), mountain biking is on everyone’s mind this week!   Check out www.ftbw.com for more information.

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Moms, Grads, and Dads! Specials at The Ruby of Crested Butte

IMG 0294 300x225 Moms, Grads, and Dads! Specials at The Ruby of Crested Butte

We are offering three 3 packages to help you celebrate all the important people in your life this Spring!

Mother’s Day Getaway!

Show her just how much you care and appreciate all that she does by whisking her away from all her daily stresses  to the mountains during Mother’s Day weekend!  For only $260, enjoy a two night stay  in one of our finely appointed guestrooms.  Your weekend includes a gourmet breakfast for two during each morning of your stay, a bouquet of fresh flowers in your guestroom upon arrival just for Mom, and a three course dinner for her at the Timberline Restaurant.

Western State College May 2010 Graduation- “Proud Parents Package”

Proud Parents of Western State College Grads can experience a little getaway of their own while celebrating their child’s great achievement too! Stay any three nights at The Ruby of Crested Butte- a luxury bed and breakfast during the weekend of May 8th for only $120 per night and enjoy the savings (over $200 off our regular rates. Why, you most definitely deserve it after putting your child through college!)  Your stay includes a complimentary gourmet breakfast for three (for you both and your grad) each morning of your stay as well as a bottle of champagne in your guestroom upon arrival to celebrate this wonderful milestone!    

World’s Greatest Dad!

Surprise Dad by sending him to the mountains for a unique experience with us here at The Ruby. We’re here to create a worry- free Fathers Day weekend and we have all the amenities to make this stay special!  This getaway includes a bucket filled with a six-pack of different Colorado microwbrews, beer nuts, pretzels, a sleeve of golf balls and tees, as well as a one hour massage. Choose to play a round at the world-renowned Crested Butte Club golf course. Prices start at $475.00 for a two night stay plus tax Add $195.00/person for a round of golf.

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The Ruby of Crested Butte in 5280 Magazine

The Ruby of Crested Butte, a luxury bed and breakfast, is featured in the April issue of 5280 Magazine “Amazing Weekend Getaways” which hit newsstands on Friday! This is the second time The Ruby has been featured- in 2006, The Ruby was the #1 “Top Country Hot Spot” in in Colorado for “Ski Getaways”… be sure to pick up an April edition! 

Check it out:  5280 Magazine- April 2010 Amazing Weekend Getaways

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Crested Butte Wedding

Allison and Jon from Virginia celebrated their wedding day with us here at The Ruby of Crested Butte bed and breakfast yesterday.  Here are a couple of pics from their special day!  At The Ruby, we offer a Runaway Bride package where you and yours can tie the knot in Crested Butte.  We take care of all the details- officiant, photographer, venue, bridal bouquet, wedding cake, champagne toast, massages for the happy couple, and a dinner reception.  As our bride put it perfectly, “This is the most stress-free wedding I have ever heard of!”  Exactly as it should be….

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Crested Butte’s Very Own Cosmic Cruisers Dog Sledding!

The Ruby of Crested Butte, a luxury bed and breakfast, caught the sled dogs taking a BIG nap after working all morning sledding our guests around!    Dog sledding in Crested Butte is one of those once in a lifetime opportunities.  Call us if you ever want us to set you up with a dog sledding adventure package!

Cosmic Cruisers in Crested Butte
Taking a break!
So adorable (and soooo tired!)

Cosmic Cruiser dogs-so tired they can barely keep their eyes open for the photo op!

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Big Air on Elk

Big Air on Elk was a HUGE event this past weekend!  The crowds, the music, and the strength and abilities of the snowboarders and skiers wowed everyone (including the locals) on Saturday.  This may be the best event of Crested Butte’s 2010 ski season! Here are a few pics to share…

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Bob on his ski vacation at The Ruby of Crested Butte B&B

Recently, Bob came from out from London to stay with us at The Ruby of Crested Butte bed and breakfast and he just returned home and sent us some great photos of his stay…take a look!

 

Bob and his vacation at The Ruby of Crested Butte B&B

Bob relaxing in his Ruby Frette guest robe (and a shower cap!) in his cozy guestroom while eating our complimentary Ghiradelli chocolates and reading the Crested Butte Magazine

 

Gourmet breakfast at The Ruby of Crested Butte B&B

Bob enjoying his delicious Ruby gourmet breakfast of French crepes with toasted almonds, hash browns, latte, and fresh sliced organic fruit

 

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Ruby Guests have Summer on their minds…

Everyone must be thinking about Summer Mountain Getaways. In just the last 4 days, over 35 guests of  The Ruby of Crested Butte B&B have already booked their 2010 Summer stays with us!  Here’s a few photos to get you dreaming about your vacation in the Butte at the best Crested Butte lodging option this summer!  Call us when you  have your vacation days planned out!!  Also be sure to check out our blog The Ruby Breakfast Table for a Sneak Peek at our Spring Meltaway in the Mountains deals if you just need to get away to Crested Butte sooner than summer!

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Spring Getaways at The Ruby of Crested Butte-a luxury bed and breakfast

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Here’s a SNEAK PEEK at a few getaway packages we will be offering this Spring!
Snuggle & Snowshoe Package
Stay three nights at The Ruby of Crested Butte- a luxury bed and breakfast beginning April 4th- May 6th for only $155 per night. Your stay includes a complimentary massage for two, our candlelit gourmet, organic breakfast served by the cozy fireplace each morning of your stay and free snowshoe rentals for two.
Western State College May 2010 Graduation- ”Proud Parents Package”
Proud Parents of Western State College Grads can experience a little getaway of their own while celebrating their child’s great achievement too!
Stay any three nights at The Ruby of Crested Butte- a luxury bed and breakfast during the weekend of May 8th for only $120 per night and enjoy the savings (over $200 off our regular rates. Why, you most definitely deserve it after putting your child through college!)  Your stay includes a complimentary gourmet breakfast for three (parents and child) as well as a bottle of champagne in your guestroom upon arrival to celebrate this wonderful milestone!
May: “Melt Away the Stress in the Mountains” Getaway
When the snow starts to melt in May in the Mountains, the locals like to call it ”Mud Season”.  For those of us who live here, we love it because it is the perfet time to relax and rejuvenate after the long cold winter and before the busy summer season begins.  To celebrate this wonderfully quiet time in the Rockies, we invite you to join us and experience some down time yourselves.  Stay any 2 nights during the month of May  (Memorial Day weekend excluded) at The Ruby of Crested Butte-a luxury bed and breakfast for only $99 per night.  Includes our gourmet organic breakfast served each morning of your stay, two complimentary Mississippi Mud Cocktails or a Mud Pie dessert when you purchase two entrees at the local’s favorite restaurant- The Last Steep Bar and Grill.  Add a detoxifying Mud Wrap for only $90. This one hour treatment begins with gentle exfoliation, then mud is applied to nourish, refine, and soften the skin, enhance cell renewal, and detoxify skin and body. After the product is removed, body butter is applied to moisturize and leave your skin feeling incredible. Come play in the mud with us this Spring!
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