Spectacular Log Home Overlooking Twin Lakes and Mt. Elbert
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Twin Lakes house description
High atop Reva Ridge, lofting over mountains, water, and sky stands the retreat at STARVUE LODGE. Far from city lights, this is a place where even Colorado natives marvel at one of the most dramatic views from a home in Colorado and in all of North America. The central location is close to Leadville, a short drive to Aspen (in the summer), Vail, Beaver Creek, Silverthorne, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Ski Cooper, Salida, and Buena Vista. After years of searching, we hand-picked the land as 'the' perfect place to build a log cabin in Colorado. With 360 degree views of the highest mountains in the Colorado Rockies, this home was originally built as our family summer retreat and is now welcoming guests and their dogs from around the world.
This home is managed by Black Wolf Lodging which gives you many advantages over other properties. First, 10% off rafting trips this spring and summer. Next, you are checked in personally by a local, someone who lives in and knows Twin Lakes. We can answer your questions about what to see and do, what is open at that time of year and where the favorite hideaways are that only locals know. In the winter we have access to unknown snowshoe and snowmobile trails and in the summer we can tell you what the local trail conditions are and about the best photo opportunities. Mostly though, we are in the neighborhood 24/7 to assist you with any problems that may arise, not hours away and potentially unreachable. Finally we have access to specials like discounted lift tickets and raft trips that others don’t offer. Black Wolf Lodging, the only locally owned and operated vacation home rental business in Twin Lakes.
Great for couples, families, company retreats, or those wanting a motivating place to write a screenplay, novel or launch the next high-tech company. StarVue Lodge features a 'great' great room, 'mountain-overlooking' master suite, 'motivational' office and library loft, and wrap around porches facing south and west. A separate downstairs quarters features a large bedroom, bath, and family room complete with the most dramatic walk out basement in the world...seriously.
When our family vacations here, we typically plan days around hikes and canoeing in the lake and over to the ghost town for lunch, climbing the local mountains, dinners in Twin Lakes Village, day trips to Aspen, Vail, or Breckenridge, exploring Leadville, and rafting or hot spring trips within a 30 minute drive.
Here, the nights are truly special. The name StarVue comes from both the unimaginable view of the stars, as many as can be seen in the world without a telescope and clear and crisp as if they were a hundred miles away AND the view of Star Mountain nestled between two of the tallest mountains in America. In fact, the master bedroom was designed so that you can watch the stars as you go to sleep.
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- 3000 sq. ft.
- 3 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Dogs welcome and a dog bed platform is provided in the master bedroom. Because some guests have allergies, cats are on case by case. Dogs cannot be left at home by themselves unless in a crate. We had many abuses of this last year and the carpet was damaged. thank you. ...moreless
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Wheelchair Accessible:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Ice Maker
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Covered Parking:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Air Conditioning:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Video Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet:
Pool & Spa
- Jetted Tub
- Outdoor Grill
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Water View
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Climbing
- Fly Fishing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Ski Lift Privileges
- Jet Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Eco Tourism
- Live Theater
- Bird Watching
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Off the beaten track, heading up to the local Gold mine, bike the Colorado Trail, train for a race, write a novel, or rock skipping (really, at the lake, its a highlight). Going to the quaint towns of Leadville, Buena Vista, or Salida. Two hot springs within 30 minutes, driving over pass on the most beautiful road in America to Aspen for breakfast or lunch or bike riding. Being AWAY from big cities and busy ski towns. Watching the Stars which show in the billions....moreless
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Amazing Spot, Incredible Cabin
Amazing Spot, Incredible Cabin
Spent an amazing week at the cabin during the fall. Came from Maine for a week in the Colorado high mountains and had the most incredible trip. The location is second to none, with the most amazing views of Twin Lakes, Mt Elbert and numerous other 14ers in the area. I spent many mornings with my coffee taking in the views, the alpenglow, and even saw some antelope one morning cruising past. Great spot for all - those who want to climb and hike some of the highest mountains in continental US or those who want a relaxing day, maybe a short hike or canoe on Twin Lakes and picnic lunch (great for kids too), or even those who want to just sit on the deck and take in the breathtaking scenery. The cabin is elegantly hand-crafted with fine attention to every little detail, situated with some of the best views imaginable, you might not want to leave.
- Guest James (Portland, Maine)
- Date of stay 09/11/11
- Review Submitted 03/18/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, people with disabilities, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Beautiful, spacious log home situated in a spectacular setting with awesome views of Twin Lakes and the highest peaks in the Colorado Sawatch range. Great "base camp" for hiking Mt. Elbert, La Plata Peak, and Mt. Massive. Conveniently located approx. half way (15-20 miles) between Leadville and Buena Vista for groceries, restaurants, etc. The property was well maintained, very clean, and accurately described in the VRBO listing. I would certainly recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxing, comfortable, scenic location from which to enjoy the best of Colorado's high mountains and outdoor activities.
- Guest William E. (McKinney, TX)
- Date of stay 09/08/11
- Review Submitted 09/13/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
What a great place. Amazing views, beautiful weather, great hiking... what more could you want?
- Guest rosekayak (Manning SC)
- Date of stay 08/28/10
- Review Submitted 09/26/10
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, age 55+.
The views from this property are stunningly beautiful! I could not have imagined a prettier or more serene setting. The log home is gorgeous with great attention to detail and awesome views from every window. The property is very private. We had great trout fishing in the lakes, hiked the Colorado trail to the old Interlaken Inn, took a day trip over Independence Pass to Aspen and gazed at the 14ers. We also loved that we were able to bring our dogs, and they had the time of their lives! My only regret is that we didn't stay longer.
- Guest M Hines (Farmington, MN)
- Date of stay 09/09/09
- Review Submitted 09/09/09
This is a one-of-a-kind location and cabin. All the creature comforts we could hope for. Close to Twin Lakes to get out on the water and great restaurants in Leadville. We'll be back again for sure!
- Guest Audrey DeBarros (Louisville, CO)
- Date of stay 08/14/09
- Review Submitted 08/14/09
This cabin is the quintessential getaway. Twin Lakes is nestled among the tallest peak (Mt. Elbert) in Colorado. As I looked out west towards the peaks over the lake below, I knew we found the perfect place to stay -- lots to do here. We hiked, we went out on the lake, hung out at the Nordic Inn to eat. The features of the place are like home -- we read, played board cames on the porch, made awesome dinners. If you want a Colorado get away, this is THE place for any season.
- Guest Rob DeBarros (Louisville, CO)
- Date of stay 06/15/09
- Review Submitted 06/15/09
This home is fantastic and the views of the lakes and mountains are breath taking. The pictures listed here are great but still do not compare to the in person experience. Will definately see you next year.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 05/20/09
- Review Submitted 05/20/09
Summer/Fall 2013: June 1-October 31: 3 day min. $425/night, $2400/week Holiday 2013: Mid Dec-January 5: One week min. $3000/wk Monthly rates upon availability. Cancellation policy: Full charge if not cancelled 45 days in advance of arrival Fee waived if property is rebooked.
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As if placed on top of the Rockies with sweeping views over Colorado's Highest!
Proudly facing due west, built into the ridge to complement & blend with nature
Morning Coffee View from the deck. Photo by Krista Massad and family.
Summer Sunset from deck.
A 'great' great room!
Master bath, oversized Jacuzzi tub, large shower with a view & river rock floor
Each Bedroom is unique, main floor bed has big windows and cozy comfort
Afternoon Glory. Photo by 3-time pre-season guests: Krista Massad and family
October snow. The lake freezes in late Dec. so it is truly a winter wonderland.
Every day brings new views! Here, first snow on the peaks in the early fall.
Our version of a grand staircase.
Large Master suite with large windows to see the stars from California-King bed
Custom office to write a novel or screenplay in, stand up desk overlooks lake
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4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
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