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Stunning Mountain Home for the Naturalist, Athlete, & Families

Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

This beautiful mountain home is located above the town of Twin Lakes with glorious mountain and lake views on a secluded, but open and sunny lot that borders the National Forest.

This spacious and modern log home is a wonderful oasis for families, book clubs, athletes, trainers or small groups. The first floor has a large, open great room with a large table, well suited for entertaining with a fully equipped kitchen and adjacent laundry room. A master bedroom with queen bed and bath is located on the first floor (great for Grandparents). The second floor has three family-style bedrooms and a large bathroom, with two sinks, tub/shower and toilet. The Mountain View Room has a king bed with high ceilings and sweeping mountain and lake views. The Yellow Room includes a king size bed and bunk beds with high ceilings and views of Mt Elbert. The Blue Room includes a queen bed and a double bed, and a secret “kids only” playroom that is fully equipped with a kids style play kitchen and table. The third floor has a library-style ladder that heads up to a cupola with a 360-degree panoramic view of the collegiate range, great for reading, wild life viewing, office space, or a panoramic star gazing sleeping loft for kids. The cabin has a large deck and provides warm and sunny outdoor reading and sketching nooks with panoramic views. Cabin sleeps up to 8 adults, great for multiple families and grandparents.

Our guests agree, this cabin is ideal for groups with multiple interests! Enjoy easy access to family hiking and mountain-biking trails and serious hikers are close to La Plata Peak and Mt. Elbert trailhead. The cabin is located at the midway point of the famous Leadville 100 Ultra Run and you are ¼ mile from the famous Colorado Trail. The lake is a short walk through town and has nice sandy beaches, high mountain lake fishing and beautiful open views. A wonderful day hike (6 miles round trip) takes you around the lake to the Historic Dexter House and Interlaken Hotel, where you can tour a house from 1890. Fly-fishing is popular on the Arkansas River and the best river rafting in Colorado is located in Buena Vista and Salida (30 miles away). Aspen is a scenic 40-mile drive over Independence Pass (open only in the summer) where you will find art galleries, wonderful restaurants, shops, horseback riding, golf and the Summer Music & Design Festival. Historic Leadville is 28 miles away. In the winter enjoy snowshoeing, alpine and cross-country skiing. Cross country skiing trails are close by in the winter up Independence Pass or South Fork with groomed flat trails in Leadville. Snowshoeing for multiple abilities is available out the door. A fun (but safe) sledding hill is located right outside the cabin. Downhill skiing at Ski Cooper (32 miles), Copper Mountain (45 miles) or Vail (66 miles).

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This property is licensed through Lake County Land Use, license #2018-72

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Twin Lakes Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Prior to receiving rental key codes you will need to fill out a rental agreement and occupancy list. See attached rental agreement.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 double
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Kids playroom attached to The Blue Room with play kitchen, work table and toys, Cupola with 360 degree window, Wrap around desk with reading nooks.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

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Stunning Mountain Home for the Naturalist, Athlete, & Families
average rating of 4.571429 based on 14 reviews

spacious home with privacy & a view

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 7 ladies on a hiking trip found this home to fit our needs well. Plenty of bedrooms & beds, towels & linens. Open kitchen, dining & living area that allowed us to engage as a group (in all three areas) or break off into smaller groups and catch up. Kitchen appliances & outdoor grills allowed us to easily prepare all our meals. Wrap around porch offered seating (and views!) for us all to enjoy the ambiance comfortably. Well-maintained and clean. The house is tucked away & feels very private & secure, yet just off the highway. Easy drive to north/ne Mt. Elbert trailhead, Leadville, & Buena Vista. Hot springs near BV were a welcome treat after our hike.

Communication with owner was easy & relatively hassle-free and info provided was thorough. (A bit of confusion with cleaning service about our check out time, but it seems to have worked out.) Our only suggestion is to bring your own hot spot; no wifi.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Another great stay at the cabin surrounded by snow, sunshine and lots of room for family!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot at Twin Lakes for family gathering

  • 4 of 5

Lots of beds, lots of views! Fabulous deck around 3 sides of log house with enough firewood to warm you up on the coldest of nights using the wood burning stove. Very well supplied with towels, kitchen stuff, and much more. We had a luncheon with other family in the area and had enough dishes and silver ware that disposable stuff was unnecessary! Lisa was great at helping me plan our stay. Thanks

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfort and Beauty in the Mountains

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this sweet mountain house/cabin. The place feels like home and is an epic launch pad to all the area has to offer. Lisa is a great host, and checked in with us on our first night to ensure we had everything we needed. We will def. be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house is a beautiful structure tucked on a hillside above Twin Lakes Village. Every view from every window is a picture of perfection! The hillside has something for everyone in the family. It is a great place for children and adults. The wild life was plentiful and fun to watch. I highly recommend this location for family recreation.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was great.

  • 5 of 5

It was great.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Brian Alm / Lisa Burgess
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Brian Alm / Lisa Burgess

Our family has been vacationing at Twin Lakes for generations and we remodeled our log cabin in 1999 to accommodate our large extended family.

Brian Alm / Lisa Burgess purchased this cabin in 1990

Why Brian Alm / Lisa Burgess chose Twin Lakes

We have traveled all over the world and I believe Twin Lakes is one of the most beautiful spots in the world. This cabin offers outdoor winter activities (skiing, x-country skiing, snow shoeing) along with Summer activities (hiking, backpacking, horseback riding climbing, trail running, mountain biking. rafting, fly fishing) and easy access to Aspen (Summer only) and Vail valleys.

What makes this cabin unique

Spectacular hiking, long walks, open views. Our family loves to take a long hike in the morning and spend late afternoons with a picnic basket, books and sketch books reading on the sandy beach at Twin Lakes. The kids canoe, raft, swim and fish in the lake - although the lake, fed by snow melt, is pretty cold year around.


Nearest Airport
83.7 Miles
Eagle County
Nearest Barpub
0.12 Miles
Twin Lakes Inn
Nearest Golf
37 Miles
Aspen - in Summer
Nearest Motorway
0.12 Miles
Highway 82
Nearest Restaurant
0.12 Miles
Twin Lakes Inn
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.12 Miles
Twin Lakes


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $400

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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