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3-Bedroom, 3-Level Cabin-Spectacular Mountain and Lake Views!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8 total; 6 adults max)

Our mountain cabin is the perfect getaway for couples and families. Lovingly cared for and tastefully decorated, our 3-level, 1400 sq. foot cabin has an open floor plan with floor-to-ceiling windows on the main floor and spectacular views of Colorado's highest peaks and beautiful Twin Lakes (the largest glacial lakes in the State). Views are as good from INSIDE the cabin as they are OUTSIDE the cabin!

The main floor has all hardwood floors with an open, fully furnished kitchen and new appliances; large dining table for cozy family meals with a view; living area with a comfy couch, TV, gas stove, and two leather recliners; French doors opening out to the deck; a newly remodeled, spacious bath with tub, shower, and plenty of storage; and a mud room for storing skis, backpacks, and outdoor equipment.

The lower level has stone tile floors with two large bedrooms--one with a queen bed and one with a full bed; a quiet sitting area with TV, French doors opening out to an outdoor patio, and a half-bath/laundry room with washer and dryer. The upper level has hardwood floors, a master bedroom with a queen bed that has views of Mount Elbert (from bed!)and a separate sitting area. The sitting area can be closed off and has a futon for extra sleeping space.

Our cabin is on a half-acre lot with trees, a small fenced yard off of the downstairs patio (perfect for small to medium dogs, with prior approval). Aspen is a scenic 43-mile drive over 12,095-foot Independence Pass, Colorado’s highest paved pass, where you'll find fabulous summer activities, like the Aspen Summer Music Festival and great bars and restaurants. Historic Leadville is 19 miles away with affordable dining, shops, and museums. The tiny town of Twin Lakes, 2 miles west, has a restaurant and cafe. Fabulous hiking, mountain climbing, mountain biking, and cross country skiing are available in all directions. Boating activities on Twin Lakes and fly-fishing on the Arkansas River are only minutes away. Lively Buena Vista with restaurants and brew pubs is only 23 miles away.

Keywords: Cabin, Cozy, Sleeps 6-8, Family Friendly, Getaway, Quiet, Comfortable, Airy, Treed Lot, Mountain Views, Lake Views, Deck with Views, Patio, Light and Bright, Tastefully Decorated, Pet Friendly, Couple's Getaway

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John Stetson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About John Stetson

We are empty-nesters with two grown children. We have finally realized our dream of owning the perfect cabin nestled in Colorado's most beautiful high-country. Our dog, Sienna, is our constant hiking and cross-country skiing companion. We love the Twin Lakes area year round - spectacular above-timberline hiking in the summer and champagne powder for skiing in the winter! Lake County has more cross-country ski trails than any other county in Colorado, and perfect conditions all winter! We can't stay inside, because there is too much to do outdoors!

John Stetson purchased this cabin in 2009

Why John Stetson chose Twin Lakes

We have stayed in vacation rentals all over Colorado and picked Twin Lakes because of its spectacular views and the availability of every type of winter and summer sport. We take advantage of music, art, and fine dining in Vail and Aspen and enjoy the historic charm of Leadville. Our cabin is a two-hour drive from Denver, which allows us to use our cabin frequently on weekends. The cabin feels cozy for just the two of us, but has ample space for our family gatherings. We aren't in a city--we are in the MOUNTAINS, and our cabin feels like a real getaway, far from the crowds, traffic, and chain stores/restaurants that have recently infiltrated other mountain communities.

What makes this cabin unique

We enjoy the best hiking and cross-country skiing Colorado has to offer! We are 45 minutes from Copper Mountain, where we enjoy down-hill skiing in the winter without any traffic. We visit Mount Princeton Hot Springs with its outdoor pools and spa services year-round. We visit Aspen for high-end shopping, fabulous music, gourmet restaurants, and people-watching.


Twin Lakes Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Large, spacious, and spotless bathroom with plenty of storage for personal items. Linens and toiletries provided
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen , Upstairs bedroom with views of Mt. Elbert
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , On walkout basement level, with window, dresser, closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Log bed on walkout basement level
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , In upstairs sitting area next to Master Bedroom
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
Open floor plan, floor-to-ceiling windows to capture the view, small fenced yard off of patio--perfect for dog (requires owner approval).


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3-Bedroom, 3-Level Cabin-Spectacular Mountain and Lake Views!
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews

Beautiful Colorado Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin with every need well thought of and provided. Nice and very clean! Good location near Twin Lakes in between Leadville and Buena Vista.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First class, well equipped, great location and views

  • 5 of 5

This is a really nice cabin with nice amenities that are good quality. Many times you see owners cut corners on how the rental is equipped, but not here. Bathrooms are very nice and clean, great water pressure. Cabin seems very new and clean with new appliances, everything you need is here. Great place. Will come back when we return!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely gorgeous

  • 5 of 5

Aside from the altitude sicknesses, you couldn't ask for a better place to vacation and see the old west. John was very helpful in prepping us for the trip. And the trout fishing was outstanding!!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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I loved this place

  • 5 of 5

Great location, great views and great cabin. Was very easy to communicate with owner. They even left us home made cookies and wine!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for our Mount Elbert climb

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is cozy and has breathtaking views of Twin Lakes. The location was perfect for us, as it was a short drive to the Mount Elbert (and Mount Massive) trail head. We bought basic groceries and ate a couple of meals in Leadville, which was also nearby. We didn't spend much time in the cabin due to the long day climbing, but I would definitely like to come back for a weekend and just enjoy the serenity. The views are INCREDIBLE and the deck is perfect for watching sunrise, sunset or the night sky. I highly recommend this cabin for anyone looking to enjoy Leadville, Twin Lakes or the surrounding areas. The owners are very helpful and have stocked kitchen basics as well as some basics for recovering if you were hiking or climbing. You won't regret staying here!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful mountain lake getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay at Treehouse Cabin. It's charming, cozy, immaculately clean, and very well appointed. The setting is peaceful and the deck provides a perfect place to sit and take in the views with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. The owners were easy and enjoyable to work with. Next time we are in Twin Lakes, we will definitely try to stay at Treehouse Cabin!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
143 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Ski Cooper
Car: necessary

Climbing 14'ers, hiking above timberline, Mt. Princeton Hot Springs (32 miles), wildlife viewing, scenic mountain drives, Historic Leadville (19 miles), Buena Vista (23 miles), Aspen Music Festival (43 miles).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Damage Deposit $200

Cancellation Policy: No penalty if cancellation occurs 30 days prior to arrival. After 30 days, forfeit the full advance payment reservation deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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