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Spectacular Log Home Overlooking Twin Lakes and Mt. Elbert

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As if placed on top of the Rockies with sweeping views over Colorado's Highest!

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Last updated: 07/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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 plus 10% off snowmobile tours in the winter. 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.


Keywords: log home, cabin, mountain cabin, lake view, Twin Lakes Colorado, sleeps 10, mountain view, private, families, pet friendly, Aspen, Leadville, Buena Vista, Vail, Salida, Colorado, Log Cabin, 14ers, Leadville 100, Mt. Elbert, Mount Massive, Cycling, Mountain Biking

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Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    One Bedroom was built for my son when he was young and is stocked with toys and books. Really cool indoor Log Cabin Playhouse is in downstairs den....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely, absolutely no smoking of any kind inside AND outside anywhere on the property and along road. No outside fires allowed. This is a high fire danger area....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    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

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 360 degree views from Master. a GREAT great room overlooking Mt. Elbert, the tallest mountain in Colorado. In floor Heat....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    A dozen CDs...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    In Master. Basic Cable package. and DVD. ...moreless

  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    A few dozen DVDs and VHS and getting larger each summer. VCR it kids room....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    We think its the best lake view in America....moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    Two car garage with one space available for renter but seldom used as there is space for up to 6 cars outside....moreless

  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    the 'great' great room has views over two mountain ranges and dozens of Colorado's highest peaks....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Can be backed up or pulled up drive....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    As we are off the beaten path, Wireless is Satellite and is not unlimited. Please download any movies before coming....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Use of fireplace is not permitted during high-fire danger times in the area. Not available late June-Mid August....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Check with Property Manager....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Loft with Library stocked with Books...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Two beautiful decks overlooking the lake and the mountains...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

 

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Tax Rate 8.8%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change, confirmation of reservation assures rate. Refunds are based on ability to re-book home. Winter reservations require a 4 wheel drive vehicle.

Deposit due at booking with balance due 45 days before reservation.


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Location

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.

 

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Photos

  • As if placed on top of the Rockies with sweeping views over Colorado's Highest!

    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

    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.

    Morning Coffee View from the deck. Photo by Krista Massad and family.

  • Summer Sunset from deck.

    Summer Sunset from deck.

  • A 'great' great room!

    A 'great' great room!

  • Master bath, oversized Jacuzzi tub, large shower with a view & river rock floor

    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

    Each Bedroom is unique, main floor bed has big windows and cozy comfort

  • Mornings usually require coffee and a camera!

    Mornings usually require coffee and a camera!

  • September Colors!

    September Colors!

  • Afternoon Glory. Photo by 3-time pre-season guests: Krista Massad and family

    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.

    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.

    Every day brings new views! Here, first snow on the peaks in the early fall.

  • Our version of a grand staircase.

    Our version of a grand staircase.

  • Large Master suite with large windows to see the stars from California-King bed

    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

    Custom office to write a novel or screenplay in, stand up desk overlooks lake

  • Spring Clean up crew, works for chips and pizza!

    Spring Clean up crew, works for chips and pizza!

  • Mo2 surveys his domain, whether to eat snow or lay in the sun?

    Mo2 surveys his domain, whether to eat snow or lay in the sun?

  • Cozy fireplace using local rocks unearthed by blasting for gold 130 years ago.

    Cozy fireplace using local rocks unearthed by blasting for gold 130 years ago.

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