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129 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224
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#9 of 9 in Crested Butte
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A comfortable hotel located in the heart of Crested Butte on the historic Elk Avenue. Close to the skier shuttle and within walking distance shopping and restaurants. 7 no frills rooms above Crested Butte's famed Coal Creek Grill, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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KDF wrote a review Jul 2020
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It was a last minute trip. My cousin and his wife came into town, and I wanted to show them the charm of crested butte. I was happy that Forest Queen has 2 bedrooms open over the 4th holiday.Now I know why. The rooms were shabby, leaky faucet.But that wasn’t the worse part. IT WAS LOUD!!!! I still hear the bass in my head from the music next door. Til 2 AM! AND The street activity from the smokers from the bars. The owner of the hotel was kind enough to give us our money back for the second night!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Valerie M wrote a review Sep 2019
Durango, Colorado51 contributions36 helpful votes
Perhaps if you had been camping for 10 days, without a shower and sleeping on the ground, the Forest Queen would be fit for a queen. It is in a fantastic location. Just know that "no frills" means falling onto the bed when you open the door, one window that opens about 12 inches, little air circulation, no soap (it showed up the next day), and a little table fan. We wanted location and inexpensive which we got! And after four days we developed a love/hate relationship with the old queen, even with Liz the resident ghost! The lemon ricotta pancakes at the grill downstairs were pretty tasty!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled
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janfriedlund wrote a review Jul 2019
Fort Collins, Colorado6 contributions5 helpful votes
Sometimes old can be quaint - but in this case, old is just really shabby. It might be okay for a youth hostel, but definitely not worth the price charged. No amenities at all, no number to reach anyone - basically a miserable experience.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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sillywilly wrote a review Jul 2019
naples, florida192 contributions51 helpful votes
I stayed one night and got a walk-in rate of $89. The room was above the restaurant and had a queen bed with window facing the raging river and had a shared bathroom and no tv. I was there during a heat wave and there were two fans in the room with the window open and fans going it was a very comfortable nights sleep. The hotel is in a great location and if you have a car and need overnight parking try to get close to hotel on the side streets. No overnight parking on Elk street as your car will be towed.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Bretzo wrote a review Feb 2019
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
I was short on options when choosing forest queen. What a treat it turned out to be! Great location right opposite the shuttle stop; engaging passionate hands-on owner in Doug; friendly staff who Doug obviously looks after well. It’s nothing fancy but it did me just fine. Stayed 6 nights and was sorry to leave. Highly recommend the place!
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Douglas D, Owner at Forest Queen Hotel
Responded 22 Feb 2019
Thank you for staying with us. We enjoyed having you as a guest for the past week. I wish you happy travels and look forward to welcoming you back.
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Tess M wrote a review Jan 2019
New York City, New York29 contributions40 helpful votes
This was the worst hotel/motel/hostel visit of my life. I have been visiting crested butte every year for the past 24 years. I have walked by the forest queen hotel countless times and thought that it was historic and charming. Last year, after a 3 day backcountry camping trip, my husband and I realized that we needed a place to sleep in town before our flight out of gunnison in the morning. All we needed was a warm clean room where we could sleep. We weren't looking for anything luxurious. We had just been camping in a tent in the mountains for 3 days, anything would have felt luxe after that! ... unfortunately when we showed up at the forest queen, we immediately realized that we'd made a big mistake. The stairs were covered in beer and when we got upstairs, the hallway was PACKED with 18-22 year olds with their doors open, screaming from room to room and blasting music. It was like being a freshman in college again. During orientation week. There were dogs running in the hallway barking. We closed ourselves in our room, and decided we'd escape for dinner and that hopefully the pregaming would have died down by the time we were back. ... when we returned, it was worse than ever. It seemed that more people were in the hallway, and the party continued. By this point, the bar downstairs was in full swing, and our entire room was pulsing from the music. The bed was actually shaking. It was unbearable. That was when I realized that the walls to our room weren't actual walls - they weren't drywall and studs - they were just single sheets of particleboard stapled together at the seams. So when people were yelling to eachother down the hallway, it felt like they were standing at the foot of the bed with a bullhorn. Embarrassing to say, I sat in bed and cried for an hour or two. I was so frustrated I couldn't speak or sleep. I was so angry. I have waited 10 months to write this review because I was so so so angry and frustrated. It was the worst night's sleep of my life. A HORRIBLE final night to an otherwise perfect visit to Crested Butte, my favorite place in the world. I would never ever recommend this hotel to anyone.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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lasl0nimne wrote a review Sep 2018
Tulsa, Oklahoma423 contributions167 helpful votes
The hotel is in a perfect location on Elk Avenue. Finding a parking spot can be a challenge but you won’t need your car again. The bed was comfortable and the creek next to our room provided lovely sounds to sleep by. There is ample, if low pressure, hot water and the towels are thick and soft. Wifi was decent.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Krissy wrote a review Mar 2018
Phoenix, Arizona41 contributions2 helpful votes
Forrest Green Hotel owned by Douglass Dodd and located on "main street" in the beautiful little Colorado town of Crested Butte offers clean rooms and comfy beds where each room is decorated to show off the beauty of Colorado. Friendly manager Christine Claucey makes you fell right at home. Great perk!! The Coal Creek Grill owned by Douglass Dodd, highly recognized Chef is located below in the same building of the hotel. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner was delicious. Try their signature homemade Banana Nut Bread and desserts that are out if this world made by Pastry Chef Christine Claucey. Open Tuesday - Sunday  Breakfast 8:00-11:30 Lunch/Dinner from 12:00 daily $2 Micro Brew Pints 3pm-6pm
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Joe A wrote a review Jun 2017
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Clean, super cozy, and friendly staff. A cozy and comfortable place to lay your head while staying in town. Puts you right in the town center and gives you great access to activities near the ski mountain. Slept like a baby with the roaring river going right passed my room.
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Travelled
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debbiecarver wrote a review Dec 2016
Laguna Hills, California4 contributions5 helpful votes
Wanted to see the fall colors and enjoy Crested Butte historic charm again. What a great find when we discovered the Forest Queen Hotel had new ownership who had renovated all the rooms yet kept he "old Mining days" charm, So we decided to stay. There are only 7 rooms (4 with private baths attached) and very comfortable. An added bonus is that the new owner is also a world renown chef so there is great food in the dining room.
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Date of stay: October 2016
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Frequently Asked Questions about Forest Queen Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Forest Queen Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Crested Butte Nordic Center (0.3 km), Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum (0.3 km), and Lower Loop Mountain Bike Trail (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Forest Queen Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Forest Queen Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Forest Queen Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Secret Stash, Camp 4 Coffee, and Teocalli Tamale.
Does Forest Queen Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Forest Queen Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Forest Queen Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Crested Butte.
Are pets allowed at Forest Queen Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Forest Queen Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.