Remote yet easily accessible, this is a perfect year round retreat. Originally built in 1885, the log cabin has been fully restored and upgraded, including exposed logs, bronze counters and custom tile work. An addition to the cabin was built in 1970 and has also been fully remodeled. They are now a fully connected living space, yet each distinct in their own right.
The historic cabin is about 500 square feet and has an open floor plan. There's a comfy queen size bed with all the sheets, pillows and blankets you'll need. The kitchen, although small, is fully stocked with cookware and everything you'll want but the food. There's a small fridge and freezer, stove and oven. In the winter, you'll find the cabin stocked with firewood and kindling, and there's also electric baseboard heat. Time and again guests say the bathroom is their favorite room, with an antique ash bucket converted into a sink, and unique details throughout.
The new addition is like a 600 square feet tiny house, complete with a second fully stocked kitchen, bathroom (with heated tiled floors), master bedroom with a queen bed (also with sheets and blankets) and tv/dvd, mud room, with a washer and dryer and sleeping loft. The loft is 10'x5' with a plush carpet and double layers of carpet. Kids and adults enjoy it equally.
Each area has a Flat Screen with HDMI and DVD player, with a shared DVD library for your enjoyment. You'll also find some board games and cards. Sheet, towels and blankets are included in the rental.
The cabin has no cable or internet, but cell phones get excellent reception.
For those not familiar with the historic town of Twin Lakes, it is nestled along Hwy 82 which continues over Independence Pass and into Aspen (about 40 miles) in the summer. The drive is so spectacular that it has been listed in the book "1,000 Places to See Before You Die". The activity of the summer months ends from November- May, when the Pass closes along with the local shops and Inns. Year round you'll be 20 miles (in opposite directions) from both Buena Vista (you'll love Cottonwood Hot Springs, river rafting and Eddyline- the local brewery and gourmet pizzeria) and Leadville (ski at Cooper, ride the train and go antiquing). Or maybe best of all, you can stay put and enjoy endless outdoor activities on the lake, or on hiking, skiing, snow shoe and biking trails. The Leadville 100 even puts a station outside our front gate!