Representing Crested Butte’s Finest Properties
Benson Sotheby’s International Realty
391White Stallion Circle
Captivating Views at Buckhorn Ranch
928 Gothic Road
The Avery Mountain Chalet
e’ve been reading a lot of Laura IngallsWilder at our house
lately. My daughter, who is in kindergarten, is completely
enamored with the stories of the classic
Little House on the
series. While reading aloud the tales of Laura and
her family I have to admit I daydream about what Crested
Butte must have been like when the first settlers came to
mine the area in the late 1800’s.
I’m honored that inside this issue of the Peak, local
historian Dr. Duane Vandenbusche tells the story of the
early days of this mountain town.
This place has certainly grown, but one thing has
persevered, and it’s that those who get to call this place home are the lucky ones.
On these pages, writer Seth Mensing will introduce you to the Davis family, who took a leap of faith
to create their perfect home away from home after falling in love with Crested Butte.
Also inside this issue you’ll get to see inside an amazing remodel in town. Writer Olivia Lueckemeyer
takes you through One Teo, through the eyes of the builder, designer and homeowner.
Writer Alissa Johnson learned a thing or two about today’s green building techniques and philosophies
from two long-time local builders, Robb Fessenden and Don Smith.
In this issue of the Peak, we’re pleased to introduce you to local artists, chefs, designers, event planners
and volunteers – each one honored to call this place home.
There’s no place in the world like Crested Butte. And there’s no place like
HOME IS THE NICEST
WORD THERE IS.
–Laura Ingalls Wilder