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

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

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Last updated: 01/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Twin Lakes cabin description

LOCATION
Nestled in a quiet aspen grove, off a picturesque lane at the foot of Mt. Elbert, lies Box Creek Cabin, a quintessential cabin in the woods. Without the distractions of television or wifi, you are free to escape from the noise and demands of our busy world and experience restfulness and peace. Whether you're looking for a relaxing escape or high adventure, Box Creek Cabin is the perfect base-camp for a mountain vacation for your family or a couple! (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, located in Breckenridge, Colorado).

***Both properties, Box Creek Cabin and the Little Lodge at Trail's End are smoke and pet free properties.

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

The cabin is ideally suited for relaxing if you are looking for a place to get-away from it all. The quiet of it affords visitors the chance to hear one's own thoughts or write the next epic novel! Reading material, as well as plenty of board and card games await the challenge! Kids have a safe and large area to let their imaginations soar outdoors. Oh, the forts that will be built and discoveries made that will make memories for a lifetime! In addition, 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.

Mix it up a bit with the endless recreation at your beckon call! 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.

The main trailhead to Mt. Elbert is only a four minute drive from the back door! Use the cabin as a basecamp 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 beckons for 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 real 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
--Complementary 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 and plenty of stocked firewood.
--Two outdoor swings and Adirondack seating on a covered porch
--Washer, dryer and detergent
--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


***PLEASE NOTE: We do not provide a television or wifi. Box Creek Cabin is intentionally an 'unplugged' vacation spot to provide a venue with no electronic device distractions. Most of our guests find this to be a very nice feature!

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 luxury of the master bedroom, lingering in bed, being greeted by the beauty of the artistic aspen trunks and leaves.
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. Relaxing 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! And tied for tenth would be afternoon coffee time on the covered porch, more conversing and relaxing!

P.S. Fresh rhubarb pie receives Honorable Mention!



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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

              Payment Type

              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Memorial Day Weekend
              May 22 - May 25, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $275
              Early Summer
              May 26 - Jun 11, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $245
              Summer Season
              Jun 12 - Oct 19, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $275
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $245

              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

              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: 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 took 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 maintaining the environmental integrity of the project was a priority, we chose water based stains for all of the woodwork, and non-toxic linseed oil for the preservation of all exterior and interior woodwork. The interior is 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.


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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!

              • Cozy living room to relax in.

                Cozy living room to relax in.

              • Looking toward living room from the kitchen.

                Looking toward living room from the kitchen.

              • 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!

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

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

              • 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

              • Box Creek Cabin driveway mid-winter.

                Box Creek Cabin driveway mid-winter.

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

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

              • Farm style kitchen with combined dining and cooking.

                Farm style kitchen with combined dining and cooking.

              • Kitchen/farm-style dining room.

                Kitchen/farm-style dining room.

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

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

              • 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.

              • 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!

              • 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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              Date last modified - Sunday, January 25, 2015

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              Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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              • Sleeps
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              • Bedrooms
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              • Bathrooms
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              • Property type
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              Owner
              Member since: 2012
              Speaks: english
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              • Response rate: 100%
              • Calendar last updated: 01/25/2015
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