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Spectacular Log Home Overlooking Twin Lakes and Mt. Elbert, L100 race available!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

High atop Reva Ridge, lofting over mountains, water, and sky stands the retreat at STARVUE LODGE. Far from city lights, this is a place where even Colorado natives marvel at one of the most dramatic views from a home in Colorado and in all of North America. The central location is close to Leadville, a short drive to Aspen (in the summer), Vail, Beaver Creek, Silverthorne, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Ski Cooper, Salida, and Buena Vista. After years of searching, we hand-picked the land as 'the' perfect place to build a log cabin in Colorado. With 360 degree views of the highest mountains in the Colorado Rockies, this home was originally built as our family summer retreat and is now welcoming guests and their dogs from around the world.

This home is managed by Black Wolf Lodging which gives you many advantages over other properties. First, 10% off rafting trips this spring and summer plus 10% off snowmobile tours in the winter. Next, you are checked in personally by a local, someone who lives in and knows Twin Lakes. We can answer your questions about what to see and do, what is open at that time of year and where the favorite hideaways are that only locals know. In the winter we have access to unknown snowshoe and snowmobile trails and in the summer we can tell you what the local trail conditions are and about the best photo opportunities. Mostly though, we are in the neighborhood 24/7 to assist you with any problems that may arise, not hours away and potentially unreachable. Finally we have access to specials like discounted lift tickets and raft trips that others don’t offer. Black Wolf Lodging, the only locally owned and operated vacation home rental business in Twin Lakes.

Great for couples, families, company retreats, or those wanting a motivating place to write a screenplay, novel or launch the next high-tech company. StarVue Lodge features a 'great' great room, 'mountain-overlooking' master suite, 'motivational' office and library loft, and wrap around porches facing south and west. A separate downstairs quarters features a large bedroom, bath, and family room complete with the most dramatic walk out basement in the world...seriously.

When our family vacations here, we typically plan days around hikes and canoeing in the lake and over to the ghost town for lunch, climbing the local mountains, dinners in Twin Lakes Village, day trips to Aspen, Vail, or Breckenridge, exploring Leadville, and rafting or hot spring trips within a 30 minute drive.

Here, the nights are truly special. The name StarVue comes from both the unimaginable view of the stars, as many as can be seen in the world without a telescope and clear and crisp as if they were a hundred miles away AND the view of Star Mountain nestled between two of the tallest mountains in America. In fact, the master bedroom was designed so that you can watch the stars as you go to sleep.

Keywords: log home, cabin, mountain cabin, lake view, Twin Lakes Colorado, sleeps 10, mountain view, private, families, pet friendly, Aspen, Leadville, Buena Vista, Vail, Salida, Colorado, Log Cabin, 14ers, Leadville 100, Mt. Elbert, Mount Massive, Cycling, Mountain Biking

STR # 2017-52

More Details

Owner
Tom or Kendra
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 28, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our third stay, and leaving is the hardest part. Perfect for out two families and in the center of the best part of Colorado. No cities, no crowds, prettiest views. Coming home to Starvue after a day of hiking to Interlaken, rafting, hotsprings, skipping rocks and lunch at the new Twin Lakes Inn. Perfect and thanks!
Aug 2014
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Off the beaten track, heading up to the local Gold mine, bike the Colorado Trail, train for a race, write a novel, or rock skipping (really, at the lake, its a highlight). Going to the quaint towns of Leadville, Buena Vista, or Salida. Two hot springs within 30 minutes, driving over pass on the most beautiful road in America to Aspen for breakfast or lunch or bike riding. Being AWAY from big cities and busy ski towns. Watching the Stars which show in the billions.

Please be advised - Reva Ridge Rd does not allow dirt bikes or ATVs

Amenities

Twin Lakes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master bath, double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , located on main floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , located on lower level
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , located on lower level
    Den - 2 twin/ single , trundle bed located on lower level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , located on main floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , located on main floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King, master bath has jetted tub, located on upper level
  • King size beds (1) California King, Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2),
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
360 degree views from Master. a GREAT great room overlooking Mt. Elbert, the tallest mountain in Colorado. In floor Heat.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Boulder
5

Dream home in the shape of a log cabin

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been more happy with our stay at this amazing home or excited to someday return. We brought our two kids and dog and felt like we stayed in a fairytale log cabin castle. The home could not have been more user-friendly, inviting and quiet. The views of the Milky Way at midnight were as spectacular as the 14’ers at sunrise.

The owners seem to have thought of every detail from the local library of books and folklore to the whirlpool bathtub and comfy beds. We’ll definitely return soon and often.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX
5

Can't wait to go back!!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing. Only got to spend a few nights here, but could literally spend weeks - months - heck forever!! Our family with 2 teens enjoy subtle, less crowded attractions and just relaxing downtime - this place was perfect.

My wife made a couple Colorado Springs attractions obligatory on this trip, but there are really so many natural things to explore nearby for days and days - be sure to check out St. Elmo, Continental Divide, La Plata Gulch Trailhead and dozens of trails only minutes away. Not to mention just sitting there and taking in the views.

I want to do a jeep tour and more mountain biking when I return. Maybe make it to the top of Mt Elbert this time. And just other natural and historic features in the area that we simply didn't have time for on this 3 day trip.

And this was perfect for my two rather apathetic teens - my daughter (17), upon walking through the cabin and seeing the back view, turned to me and said "you did good, dad". My son (14), while not doing much outdoorsy stuff this time, does mention wanting to go back, so I guess he enjoyed it too. ha. The wife (not outdoorsy) just enjoyed sitting inside and reading and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boulder, Colorado, USA
5

It doesn't get any better than this!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to spend a long weekend....a week...or maybe a month or two! Waking up every morning to the spectacular view of Twin Lakes and 14ers—that alone was worth the price of admission. Our group found that the "cabin" (an extra deluxe cabin!) was the perfect location to access all the things we wanted to do. For this trip is was hiking and biking. We'll come back next summer for some fishing and canoeing. It's amazing that all those activities were literally outside our door. Nighttime views are spectacular too. If you're a star-gazer, this is definitely the place to be. And when you're not enjoying the great outdoors, the cabin is a fabulously cozy place for making a meal and relaxing in the huge living/dining room, yet there's plenty of space to spread out, play games or read and relax by the fireplace. We didn't make any trips into "town" but it was nice to know that anything we might have forgotten was available via a short drive. We're lucky enough to live just a few hours away on the Front Range, so this cabin is likely to become our "go to" place when we need to escape!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cedar Crest, New Mexico
5

Spectacular Spacious Retreat for Any Season!

  • 5 of 5

This spacious and well-appointed three-level log home is the PERFECT place for getting away from it all and still having the pampered comforts of resort quality accommodations. We spent a week there between Christmas and New Year's, and enjoyed spectacular views of the Sawatch Range, close proximity to outdoor activities, and a comfortable retreat for our party of ten people. The adventurous of our group spent their days downhill and cross country skiing, while those that stayed closer to home enjoyed cozy fires, solitude, and the ever-changing views of Mt. Elbert and Twin Lakes. The kitchen has ample modern conveniences and supplies, the beds are comfortable, and there is plenty of room for large groups to simultaneously dine, bathe, and just hang out together without feeling cramped. We can't wait to come back in the summer and enjoy the wildflowers and the ample hiking opportunities close by. I don't think I've ever stayed anywhere that had such a complete package of comfort, natural beauty and accessibility to the outdoors. A MUST for any group who loves to be pampered and loves seclusion!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Maine
5

Amazing Spot, Incredible Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Spent an amazing week at the cabin during the fall. Came from Maine for a week in the Colorado high mountains and had the most incredible trip. The location is second to none, with the most amazing views of Twin Lakes, Mt Elbert and numerous other 14ers in the area. I spent many mornings with my coffee taking in the views, the alpenglow, and even saw some antelope one morning cruising past. Great spot for all - those who want to climb and hike some of the highest mountains in continental US or those who want a relaxing day, maybe a short hike or canoe on Twin Lakes and picnic lunch (great for kids too), or even those who want to just sit on the deck and take in the breathtaking scenery. The cabin is elegantly hand-crafted with fine attention to every little detail, situated with some of the best views imaginable, you might not want to leave.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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McKinney, TX
5

StarVue Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, spacious log home situated in a spectacular setting with awesome views of Twin Lakes and the highest peaks in the Colorado Sawatch range. Great "base camp" for hiking Mt. Elbert, La Plata Peak, and Mt. Massive. Conveniently located approx. half way (15-20 miles) between Leadville and Buena Vista for groceries, restaurants, etc. The property was well maintained, very clean, and accurately described in the VRBO listing. I would certainly recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxing, comfortable, scenic location from which to enjoy the best of Colorado's high mountains and outdoor activities.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are subject to change, confirmation of reservation assures rate. Refunds are based on ability to re-book home. Winter reservations require a 4 wheel drive vehicle.

Deposit due at booking with balance due 45 days before reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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