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Quintessential, Box Creek Cabin at the Base of Mt. Elbert!

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Evening glow on the front porch of Box Creek Cabin!

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Last updated: 07/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Twin Lakes cabin description

LOCATION
Nestled in a quiet aspen grove, off a picturesque aspen-lined lane at the foot of Mt. Elbert, lies the Box Creek Cabin. Experience a quintessential cabin in the woods. Come get unplugged. With no television and no wifi you are free to escape from our busy world and experience peacefulness and tranquility. Whether you're looking for a relaxing escape or high adventure, Box Creek Cabin is the perfect base-camp for a mountain vacation.

The cabin is centrally and conveniently located within close proximity to some of Colorado's favorite mountain towns; Leadville is only 15 minutes away; Buena Vista is a scenic 25 minutes; and Aspen only a 1 hour drive over breathtaking Independence Pass.

The cabin is just as ideally suited for relaxing, if that is what you most need or desire. A peaceful aspen grove surrounds the cabin, as does expansive views towards Mount Massive and Mount Elbert, as well as, the Upper Arkansas Valley. Hiking is right out the door with spectacular vistas only a minute's walk away, and a destination swing sits on 'The Point', a 10 minute stroll from the cabin where you can take in a complete 360' sweep of the entire valley and the Collegiate Peaks near-by. The main trailhead to Mt. Elbert is a four minute country drive and fishing at the Forebay and the Arkansas River are only three and five minute drives, respectively. The cabin is situated on the edge of a rural, country neighborhood, with miles of undeveloped National Forest to the north and surrounding area. Three other homes are within sight of the cabin through the trees, however one has to look for them to notice.

SLEEPING
You will find beds for up to 5 adults, with a queen bed in the rustic elegance of the master bedroom and a twin over full bed in the cozy bunk room. High thread count sheets will help provide for a good night's sleep on each of the beds.

There is auxiliary sleeping for one on a custom couch/daybed in the living room. It is more like a glorified cot. (bedding provided)


KITCHEN
The kitchen is fully stocked with all appliances and utensils, including two economy fridges, microwave, economy, 4-burner stove, toaster and coffee maker. You will find all cookware, baking ware, roaster, crock pots, French press, eating utensils, glasses, etc.


We also provide coffee beans and a grinder, and complimentary pancake mix and maple syrup.

You will find a basic collection of spices and olive oil, as well.


LIVING ROOM
There is ample seating in the living room with two custom, comfortable, over-stuffed rustic swivel rockers that allow for conversation or warming by the fire. A custom daybed provides additional seating/lounging or game playing around a coffee table. There is one additional arm chair to round out the seating.

DINING
There is seating for six at a spacious, solid pine harvest table. It is equally suitable for family game playing.

AMENITIES

*Box Creek Cabin is stocked with many books and games.

*We provide an i-pod dock for your use.

**PLEASE NOTE: We do not provide a television. Box Creek Cabin is intentionally an 'unplugged' vacation spot to provide a venue with no electronic device distractions.

*Wood stove and plenty of firewood.

*Outdoor swings and Adirondack seating on a covered porch.

*Washer and Dryer and detergent.

*Two spa robes for your use.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cabin
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Perfect place for families and couples alike!!! Many board games and card games stocked at the cabin. (We've had many travelers stay at the cabin who have been celebrating a special anniversary or birthday, and two who have used the cabin to propose, so far!)...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            ***No smoking allowed on premises, including grounds....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            We are sorry;we no longer accept pets at the cabin....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

          • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

            We use all luxury sheets and bedding. ...moreless

          • Bunkroom: 1 child bed, 1 bunk bed

            This is a twin over full bunk-bed. Luxury bedding provided....moreless

          • Auxiliary sleeping on a daybed in the living room. Bedding provided.

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

            ...moreless

          • Full bathroom with tub/shower, commode, and sink. Towels, hairdryer, basic First Aid kit. Shampoo, conditioner and body wash, all provided....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Electric mixer, stovetop griddle, blender, sm crock-pot, lg crock-pot, popcorn popper/popcorn, baking pans, casseroles, cookie sheets, kettles, roasting pan, pots & pans, mixing bowls, utensils...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Dishes, eating utensils, drinking glasses, wine glasses, mugs, table cloths and cloth napkins...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Automatic drip, two sizes/ French press, coffee grinder, coffee beans...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Parking Off Street:

            Steps to the door. One level-no stairs to main entry. In winter, snow tires or AWD recommended....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Extra sets for emergencies. All comforters hypo-allergenic. Two plush robes provided. ...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Compact washer and dryer with laundry detergent provided....moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            Wood burning stove. Firewood provided....moreless

          • Heating:

            Electric baseboard...moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • We have preserved the cabin as a technology free zone so as to encourage time/activities with one another and engagement with nature:) An 'unplugged' vacation! The Cabin is stocked with many board games, card games and a few toys. Check out our 'Favorite Things To Do' list in our cabin users' manual when you arrive....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Small library/wide range of reading material. All ages....moreless

              • Games

              Communications

                  • Mobile Phone:

                    There is cell phone reception!...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Large covered front porch with Adirondack seating....moreless

                      Theme

                      • Adventure
                      • Away From It All
                      • Family
                      • Romantic

                      Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

                        Box Creek Cabin is set in a quaint aspen grove on the slopes of Mt. Elbert and enjoys panoramic mountain peak-a-boo views to Mt. Massive, Mt. Elbert, Mt. Sherman, and more! ...moreless

                      • Ski-Out:

                        Four season accessibility! Drive-in, drive-out, but ski out your door!...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Mountain Climbing
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer Season
                      Jun 16 - Aug 31, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $250
                      Autumn Colors
                      Sep 1 - Oct 13, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $195
                      Thanksgiving
                      Nov 21 - Dec 1, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $250
                      Christmas 2014
                      Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $250
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $195

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                      • Tax Rate 8.8%

                      Notes:

                      Rates are subject to change without notice.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                      Location

                      Box Creek Cabin is ideally located as the perfect base camp for many of Colorado's fouteener trail-heads. It is adjacent to endless miles of mountain biking and hiking trails. The Pro-Cycling Challenge bike course is only minutes away. Famed fly fishing on the Arkansas is a five minute drive as is lake fishing up at the Forebay and picturesque Twin Lakes. Aspen, Buena Vista, and Leadville are all within a short day trip from your front door! And so much more!

                       

                      Owner info

                      About the owner: Our names are Jon and Annie Frykholm and we have been in the furniture manufacturing business for almost thirty years. Box Creek Cabin has been our most recent dream and labor of love. It has taken us over two years to complete this project, while trying to maintain our other full time jobs. Much thought and care were invested into creating a vintage cabin that harkens back to a charmed, earlier era. The cabin's post and beam infrastructure, wood paneling, pine flooring, exterior siding, windows, and furniture were all crafted using beetle-kill lodge-pole pine and standing dead spruce from White River National Forest. All was hand collected and specifically hand milled by Jon, with Box Creek Cabin in mind. Special care was taken to construct a cabin with a small environmental footprint and to preserve as much as possible of the native flora surrounding the cabin. Consequently, Box Creek Cabin takes on the feeling of living amongst an aspen grove. The rhythms of nature are very much un-altered from the front covered porch, as we regularly view deer, rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, and a wide variety of song birds. Because we prioritized maintaining the environmental integrity of the project, we chose water based stains for all of the woodwork, and non-toxic linseed oil for the preservation of all of the exterior and interior woodwork. The interior is also completely outfitted with our line of rustic, mountain furniture.

                      Why the Owner Chose Twin Lakes:
                      Box Creek Cabin is truly a step away from the hustle and bustle of life. We chose the area of Twin Lakes because of its' stunning mountain vistas and because it feels like Colorado as it use to be; undeveloped and slower paced. The location of Box Creek Cabin is protected from the wind and harsh sun that one would find on the south facing side of the ridge, but is still in sight of the majesty of the tallest peaks in the Sawatch Range and surrounding Upper Arkansas Valley. We have found Twin Lakes and the surrounding area to have a certain mystic that can not necessarily be quantified!

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                      We can say that the location of this cabin is one of the most charmed and peaceful locations we have ever had the opportunity to enjoy. We currently reside in a quiet setting in Breckenridge, but would choose Box Creek Cabin for our mountain get-away.


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                      Photos

                      • Evening glow on the front porch of Box Creek Cabin!

                        Evening glow on the front porch of Box Creek Cabin!

                      • Cozy living room to relax in.

                        Cozy living room to relax in.

                      • Farmhouse style kitchen with integrated eating area.

                        Farmhouse style kitchen with integrated eating area.

                      • Farm style kitchen with combined dining and cooking!

                        Farm style kitchen with combined dining and cooking!

                      • Enjoy the rustic elegance of the Master bedroom! Sitting area out of frame.

                        Enjoy the rustic elegance of the Master bedroom! Sitting area out of frame.

                      • Bunk-room with twin over full. Writing desk, rocker, and 3-drawer out of frame.

                        Bunk-room with twin over full. Writing desk, rocker, and 3-drawer out of frame.

                      • Cozy Bathroom at Box Creek Cabin.

                        Cozy Bathroom at Box Creek Cabin.

                      • Front porch beckoning on a summer evening!

                        Front porch beckoning on a summer evening!

                      • South side, (back yard) of cabin with stocked firewood for your use!

                        South side, (back yard) of cabin with stocked firewood for your use!

                      • Back porch of Box Creek Cabin.

                        Back porch of Box Creek Cabin.

                      • Overlooking sitting area in aspen grove from the front covered porch.

                        Overlooking sitting area in aspen grove from the front covered porch.

                      • Mount Elbert framed by the aspen lined lane in the fall leading you to the cabin

                        Mount Elbert framed by the aspen lined lane in the fall leading you to the cabin

                      • Custom daybed/glorified 'cot' in living room on a summer's evening.

                        Custom daybed/glorified 'cot' in living room on a summer's evening.

                      • Looking toward living room from the kitchen.

                        Looking toward living room from the kitchen.

                      • Farmhouse dining/harvest table looking out to covered porch/aspen grove.

                        Farmhouse dining/harvest table looking out to covered porch/aspen grove.

                      • Kitchen/farm-style dining room.

                        Kitchen/farm-style dining room.

                      • Master bedroom sitting area with surround of aspen grove.

                        Master bedroom sitting area with surround of aspen grove.

                      • Bathroom sink area.

                        Bathroom sink area.

                      • Seating on the front covered porch overlooking the aspen grove.  (chairs facing north)  Just one of our favorite coffee spots!

                        Seating on the front covered porch overlooking the aspen grove. (chairs facing north) Just one of our favorite coffee spots!

                      • Box Creek front yard off covered porch.  Summer time!

                        Box Creek front yard off covered porch. Summer time!

                      • Off the back porch of the cabin.

                        Off the back porch of the cabin.

                      • Box Creek Cabin welcoming you home after a day of adventure.

                        Box Creek Cabin welcoming you home after a day of adventure.

                      • Sitting area in aspen grove in front yard of Box Creek. Swing time!

                        Sitting area in aspen grove in front yard of Box Creek. Swing time!

                      • The view from a meadow in front of the cabin. About a 5 minute walk.

                        The view from a meadow in front of the cabin. About a 5 minute walk.

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                      Date last modified - Thursday, July 03, 2014

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                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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