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Stunning Mountain Home for the Naturalist, Athlete, & Families

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Ski-in and ski-out of the beautiful multi-level cabin.


Last updated: 10/06/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This beautiful mountain home is located above the town of Twin Lakes with glorious mountain and lake views on a secluded, but open and sunny lot that borders the National Forest.

This spacious and modern log home is a wonderful oasis for families, book clubs or small groups. The first floor has a large, open great room with a table that accommodates 12, well suited for entertaining with a fully equipped kitchen and adjacent laundry room. A master bedroom with queen bed and bath is located on the first floor (great for Grandparents). The second floor has three family-style bedrooms and a large bathroom, with two sinks, tub/shower and toilet. The Mountain View Room has a king bed with high ceilings and sweeping mountain and lake views. The Yellow Room includes a king size bed and bunk beds with high ceilings and views of Mt Elbert. The Blue Room includes a queen bed and a double bed, and a secret “kids only” playroom that is fully equipped with a kids style play kitchen and table. The third floor has a library-style ladder that heads up to a cupola with a 360-degree panoramic view of the collegiate range, great for reading, wild life viewing, office space, or a panoramic star gazing sleeping loft for kids. The cabin has a large deck and provides warm and sunny outdoor reading and sketching nooks with panoramic views. Cabin sleeps up to 8 adults, great for multiple families and grandparents.

Our guests agree, this cabin is ideal for groups with multiple interests! Enjoy easy access to family hiking and mountain-biking trails and serious hikers are close to La Plata Peak and Mt. Elbert trailhead. The cabin is located at the midway point of the famous Leadville 100 Ultra Run and you are ¼ mile from the famous Colorado Trail. The lake is a short walk through town and has nice sandy beaches, high mountain lake fishing and beautiful open views. A wonderful day hike (6 miles round trip) takes you around the lake to the Historic Dexter House and Interlaken Hotel, where you can tour a house from 1890. Fly-fishing is popular on the Arkansas River and the best river rafting in Colorado is located in Buena Vista and Salida (30 miles away). Aspen is a scenic 40-mile drive over Independence Pass (open only in the summer) where you will find art galleries, wonderful restaurants, shops, horseback riding, golf and the Summer Music & Design Festival. Historic Leadville is 28 miles away. In the winter enjoy snowshoeing, alpine and cross-country skiing. Cross country skiing trails are close by in the winter up Independence Pass or South Fork with groomed flat trails in Leadville. Snowshoeing for multiple abilities is available out the door. A fun (but safe) sledding hill is located right outside the cabin. Downhill skiing at Ski Cooper (32 miles), Copper Mountain (45 miles) or Vail (66 miles).

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Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    Our cabin was built for kids! We have a secret playroom off a family bedroom, and a copula with 360 views of the mountains to view wildlife, read stories and sketch. Outside we have a tree house and rope swing....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs OK with prior approval and $25 fee per night...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Kids playroom attached to The Blue Room with play kitchen, work table and toys, Cupola with 360 degree window, Wrap around desk with reading nooks....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Upstairs bedroom has small kids height playroom with a few toys....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Sweeping view of Twin Lakes and Mountains...moreless

  • Mountain View
  • Village:

    Short walk to Twin Lakes Village with small general store and Twin Lakes Inn that includes a restaurant and bar....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Rates
Oct 1 - May 1, 2016
3 night min stay
$2,100 $6,300
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$2,450 $7,350
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $25
  • Cleaning $200
  • Tax Rate 8.8%


Pay by check in full at time of booking. We do accept Paypal.

- $250 refundable damage deposit due at time of booking.

- All taxes included in rental amount. Taxes of 8.8% on rental amount only (excludes cleaning fee, damage deposit, etc)

- All bookings subject to $200 cleaning fee.


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Last updated: 10/06/2015
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83.7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Eagle County
0.12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Twin Lakes Inn
37 Miles
Nearest Golf
Aspen - in Summer
0.12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 82
0.12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Twin Lakes Inn
22 Miles
Nearest Ski
0.12 Miles
Nearest Beach
Twin Lakes

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1990

About the owner: Our family has been vacationing at Twin Lakes for generations and we remodeled our log cabin in 1999 to accommodate our large extended family.

Why the Owner Chose Twin Lakes:
We have traveled all over the world and I believe Twin Lakes is one of the most beautiful spots in the world. This cabin offers outdoor winter activities (skiing, x-country skiing, snow shoeing) along with Summer activities (hiking, backpacking, horseback riding climbing, trail running, mountain biking. rafting, fly fishing) and easy access to Aspen (Summer only) and Vail valleys.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Spectacular hiking, long walks, open views. Our family loves to take a long hike in the morning and spend late afternoons with a picnic basket, books and sketch books reading on the sandy beach at Twin Lakes. The kids canoe, raft, swim and fish in the lake - although the lake, fed by snow melt, is pretty cold year around.

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  • Ski-in and ski-out of the beautiful multi-level cabin.

    Ski-in and ski-out of the beautiful multi-level cabin.

  • Ships ladder to cupola with 360 view for star gazing and wildlife viewing

    Ships ladder to cupola with 360 view for star gazing and wildlife viewing

  • Sweeping views of Mt. Hope, Twin Peaks and Twin Lakes.

    Sweeping views of Mt. Hope, Twin Peaks and Twin Lakes.

  • Great room with an attached kitchen

    Great room with an attached kitchen

  • Twin Lakes is the largest glacier lake in Colorado, fishing, hiking and picnics

    Twin Lakes is the largest glacier lake in Colorado, fishing, hiking and picnics

  • 3 large family sleeping rooms

    3 large family sleeping rooms

VRBO #386039

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