Paul and Kathy Hooge, owners of Hooge Haus, have lived in Mt Crested Butte for 27 years and are very knowledgable about the community. We are from Ohio and both graduated from Ohio State University. Paul has a degree in art and archaeology and Kathy has a degree in education. We both skied and raced in the Midwest, but always took vacations in the West so it was an easy choice to move here. In 1992 when we first stopped in Crested Butte, we were in awe of the huge surrounding mountain peaks and open vistas. We were looking for ski-in property and found it in Mt Crested Butte in 1993.
It took us 5 years to build our home and we have made museum display improvements every year since. Hooge Haus is the only home in the US that has a world class ski (1750-1975), snowshoe and ice skating exhibit that is set up and labeled museum style that can be viewed by appointment only.Because of its unique characteristics, the Haus was featured in December 2014 Powder Magazine, Crested Butte Magazine Winter 2015-15, November/December 2014 International Skiing History Magazine and Crested Butte News Winter Visitor’s Guide 2014-15.
Hooge’s rent their caretaker unit which has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms or as a one bedroom, one bath as the unit has a lock off.The J.C. Killy unit is outstanding and the Freestyle unit seems to be a favorite with everyone.
Crested Butte is the last great ski town in North America, it is the wildflower capital of Colorado and home to Crested Butte Mountain Resort. We are close to it all. In the winter from our unit, you can walk 5 minutes up the ski easement to the West Wall quad lift. The free shuttle bus to/from the base area stops in front of the Haus every 1/2 hour in winter only and it is a 6 minute walk in the summer to one of the bus stops to catch the free shuttle to town. On your bike in the summer you can start from Hooge’s unit and within 3 minutes be on one of the area’s major mountain biking trails (Upper Loop) or the paved recreation path in to town only 2.5 miles away.