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Quintessential, Box Creek Cabin at the Base of Mt. Elbert/Ideal Family Basecamp!

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Evening glow on the front porch on a summer's evening at Box Creek Cabin!

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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

LOCATION

Box Creek Cabin is nestled in a quaint aspen grove, off a picturesque lane at the foot of Mt. Elbert; a quintessential cabin in the woods. The cabin is the perfect base-camp for a mountain vacation for a family or couple, offering unlimited recreation, peace and solitude.

Centrally located, the cabin is convenient to some of Colorado's favorite mountain towns. Leadville is 15 minutes away; Buena Vista, 25 minutes; and Aspen is a one hour drive over breathtaking Independence Pass.

The cabin is ideally suited for times of refreshing, offering its guests a place of restful quiet. Reading materials and a variety of board games are stocked at the cabin. In addition, kids have a safe area to let their imaginations soar outdoors. The front covered porch provides inviting seating to enjoy the expansive, peak-a-boo views of Mt. Massive, Mt. Elbert, Mt. Sherman and the Upper Arkansas Valley. We offer our guests two additional outdoor seating areas to enjoy the mountain views and the beauty of the flora and fauna that can be enjoyed right from the cabin.

Hiking is right out the door with spectacular vistas only a minute's walk away. A destination swing sits on 'The Point', a 10 minute stroll from the cabin, or drive there if you have already been hiking all day. There, one can take in a complete 360' sweep of the entire Upper Arkansas Valley and the Collegiate Peaks are front and center. Many of our guests have enjoyed sunrise and/or sunset from this location.

The main trailhead to Mt. Elbert is a four minute drive from the back door. Use the cabin as a base-camp for half a dozen other fourteener climbs close by. Halfmoon Valley and Creek are 15 minutes from the door with spectacular high alpine basins to explore.

For the anglers in your group, fishing at the Forebay and the Arkansas River are only three and five minute drives, respectively. Fishing is also popular at the Twin Lakes recreation sites or by boat on the lakes.

For those who enjoy exploration, Box Creek Cabin is situated on the edge of a rural, country neighborhood, with hundreds of square miles of undeveloped National Forest to the north and west that is convenient to exploration by foot or bike.

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. Clean, crisp 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, as well as a pull-out trundle unit under the daybed to accommodate one more!


KITCHEN
The kitchen is fully stocked with all appliances and utensils, including:
two efficiency fridges, microwave, efficiency 4-burner stove with oven, toaster, drip coffee maker, all cookware, hand mixer, baking ware, roaster, crock pots, French press, eating utensils, glasses, basic spices, etc.

Hot cocoa, herbal teas, coffee beans, grinder and complimentary pancake mix and pure maple syrup provided for our guests.



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
Our harvest table comfortably seats 6. It is equally suitable for family game playing.

AMENITIES
--Complimentary Kodiak pancake/waffle mix and pure maple syrup
--Coffee beans, assorted teas and hot chocolate
--Many books, card and board games
--ipod dock
--Wood stove with ample, stocked firewood
--Two outdoor swings and Adirondack seating on a covered porch
--Washer, dryer and detergent
--Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand soaps
--Two freshly laundered terry robes
--All freshly laundered linens provided:bath towels, hand towels, dish towels
--All paper goods provided: t.p., tissue, paper towels
--Charcoal grill and picnic table with seating
--Views
--Lots of open space surrounding cabin
--Hiking right from the door


***PLEASE NOTE: The cabin does have good cell phone coverage, however, we do not provide a television or wifi so that our guests may have the luxury to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the cabin.


OUR TOP 10 BOX CREEK CABIN FAVORITE THINGS!!!

1. Family games around the kitchen table!
2. Sitting on the front porch after dark and listening to the QUIET, or sometimes, distant coyotes.
3. Early morning coffee time on the swing in the front aspen grove, with good company and conversation.
4. Walking the quaint lane in front of the cabin in autumn when the aspen trees are decked out in their full glory of golds and oranges.
5. Waking to the rustic luxury of the master bedroom, lingering in bed, being greeted by the beauty of the artistic aspen trunks and leaves framed by the bedroom windows.
6. The aroma of bacon cooking and coffee brewing in the morning. It is always better at the cabin!
7. Relaxing in our custom, comfy rockers by a toasty fire in the wood stove.
8. Walking out to 'the Point' to view the sunset and the 'bigger than life' silhouette of the Sawatch Range.
9. Decompressing on the daybed in the living room napping or reading a good book on a summer's day, doors and windows wide open. (or a snowy winter day for that matter, not open windows & doors though)
10. Getting snowed in at the cabin.
&
tied for 10th would be afternoon coffee time on the covered porch, more conversing and relaxing!

P.S. Fresh rhubarb pie receives Honorable Mention!



(For the perfect compliment to your stay at Box Creek Cabin, be sure to check out our sister VRBO property, the Little Lodge at Trail's End, VRBO property #512581, located in Breckenridge, Colorado).
***Both properties, Box Creek Cabin and the Little Lodge at Trail's End are smoke and pet free properties.

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    You must be 25 years of age to rent the cabin....moreless

  • 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:

    Box Creek Cabin is a pet free property. Pets are not allowed in the cabin or on the premises....moreless

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

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:

    Scrabble, Monopoly, Clue, Apples to Apples, Yahtzee , Boggle, cards, Pit, Battleship, and others....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Leisure Activities

  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • 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

  • Rural
  • Ski-Out:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric baseboard...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

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

  • Mobile Phone:

    There is cell phone reception!...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

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

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

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

  • Wood Stove:

    Wood burning stove. Firewood provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

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

  • Dishes & Utensils:

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

  • 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

  • Microwave

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

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

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early June Special
May 26 - Jun 18, 2015
2 night min stay
$195
Early Summer
Jun 19 - Jul 23, 2015
2 night min stay
$250
Summer Peak
Jul 24 - Aug 24, 2015
3 night min stay
$275
Late Summer
Aug 25 - Sep 3, 2015
2 night min stay
$265
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$275
Late Summer
Sep 8 - Oct 8, 2015
2 night min stay
$265
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 - Nov 29, 2015
4 night min stay
$300
Christmas 2015
Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2016
5 night min stay
$300
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$250

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • 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

137 Miles
Nearest Airport
DIA
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Leadville Golf Course
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 24
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Twin Lakes CO
23 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ski Cooper

Car: Necessary

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: We are Jon and Annie Frykholm and have been creating handcrafted, household furnishings and accessories for over thirty years. Several years ago we embarked on a new dream; to build a cabin that felt like it had stepped out of the Rocky Mountain past. A great deal of thought and care was taken to create the vintage feel of Box Creek Cabin, which, we believe, gives a strong nod back to a charmed, bygone era. The cabin's post and beam infrastructure, wood paneling and pine flooring is entirely hand crafted utilizing local beetle-kill, lodgepole pine and spruce. These raw materials were hand collected and milled by Jon on his sawmill and processed in such a way as to take advantage of unique characteristics in the wood. In addition, Jon custom designed and constructed all of the windows to mimic those found in historic cabins. It was equally important for us to construct the cabin with a small environmental footprint, preserving as many trees and native ground cover surrounding the cabin as was possible. In keeping with this, it was also a priority for us to maintain the environmental integrity throughout the cabin’s construction, using water based/plant based stains and linseed oil for the preservation of all wood surfaces, where feasible, (on all wood surfaces, except the kitchen and bathroom counters). So, this explains the nuts and bolts side of how, but perhaps, more importantly, why? Our inspiration to build the cabin grew from decades of treasured times staying at a historic cabin, (belonging to some very generous friends), not far from here in the Homestake Valley and the Holy Cross Wilderness area. From our beloved time at the Homestake cabin, grew a desire to share this same type of experience with others. A place where one has the opportunity to connect with a more simple way of living, make some discoveries, hear one’s own thoughts, create wonderful, lifelong memories with loved ones, and experience the Glory of our Creator and His Creation.

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 places we have ever had the opportunity to experience; a perfect place for personal renewal and hearing that "still, small voice". "Be still, and know that I am God". Psalm 46:10


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Photos

  • Evening glow on the front porch on a summer's evening at Box Creek Cabin!

    Evening glow on the front porch on a summer's evening at Box Creek Cabin!

  • Looking toward living room from the kitchen.

    Looking toward living room from the kitchen.

  • 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.

  • The front covered porch with classic seating to relax and enjoy the solitude.

    The front covered porch with classic seating to relax and enjoy the solitude.

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

    Box Creek front yard off covered porch. Summer time!

  • Back porch of Box Creek Cabin.

    Back porch of Box Creek Cabin.

  • 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/couch in living room.  Now with trundle for auxiliary sleeping.

    Custom daybed/couch in living room. Now with trundle for auxiliary sleeping.

  • Warm up by the wood burning stove in our comfy swivel rockers.

    Warm up by the wood burning stove in our comfy swivel rockers.

  • Kitchen/farm-style dining room.

    Kitchen/farm-style dining room.

  • Master bedroom sitting area with aspen grove views and views towards east mtns.

    Master bedroom sitting area with aspen grove views and views towards east mtns.

  • Bathroom sink area.

    Bathroom sink area.

  • Front porch beckoning on a summer evening!

    Front porch beckoning on a summer evening!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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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