We believe

We believe in delivering happiness through the carefully crafted experience of a tasty beverage, easy conversation, and a great smile. Bartending is so much more than a great cocktail, it’s about delivering an atmosphere, a mood, and an enjoyable moment through the artistry of service.  

The Horsefeather is the complete bar experience brought right to you, whether you are getting married at the Mountain Wedding Garden or having a college graduation party in your backyard. You will find the Horsefeather Bar at the sweet spot, where passing moments become lasting memories. 

We care deeply about supporting our community. Using seasonal herbs and fruits from local farmers whenever available when crafting our cocktails is important to us. We also work hard to eliminate extra waste so you won’t find plastic straws at our events but you will have everything else you need to enjoy your drink in an eco-friendly fashion. 


For eight years,  Carissa and Heidi have honed their bartending skills in some of Crested Butte's finest (and busiest!) establishments. These two creative and hard-working woman share a love of carefully crafted cocktails and an unwavering dedication to reliable, professional, and efficient service.

As a team, Carissa and Heidi form an elegant yin and yang of cocktail mixology. Heidi, after four years of mixing unique and refined artisinal drinks for the renowned Montanya Distillery in Crested Butte, has an in-depth knowledge of contemporary cocktails and modern classics. Carissa is trained in the traditional sense of putting together beautiful, classic cocktails that she always serves with a smile. 

Heidi, a devoted wife and mother two, was born and raised in Western Colorado.  In 2011 she  moved to Crested Butte and fell in love with the community and her sisters roommate who she then married in 2015. When she’s not behind the bar, she’s also an avid mountain biker, teaching people to improve their singletrack skills and confidence for Backcountry Bike Academy. Heidi always brings a cheerful, confident professionalism.  

Quick to smile and quick to laugh, Carissa is a child of New England who grew up maple sugaring, skiing, and hiking.  She expresses herself through art and athletics, and keeping herself and her community healthy.  Carissa believes that the best service is always genuine, kind, and efficient.