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Fabulous Views, Sleeps 12, 3 Full Baths, Family-Friendly

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Located high above Twin Lakes, our river rock and log-style Mountain House overlooks several of Colorado's 14'ers, including Mt. Elbert (the highest peak), Parry Peak and Mount Hope. A short walk up the hill behind us reveals Mount Massive. Our property is adjacent to two empty lots including national forest service land, giving the illusion of being the only house on the mountain. The house sleeps a maximum of 12, in beds. The upper floor offers a master bedroom with a king-sized bed and walk-in closet, a bedroom with bunk beds, a full bath, laundry room and loft area overlooking the lake/mountain view. The main floor includes two bedrooms, one with a queen-sized bed and one with a trundle, a full bath, kitchen and living room with floor-to-ceiling windows and a wood-burning fireplace. While we've elected to use the house as a getaway with no WI-FI, there is an entertainment center which includes a TV (no reception), movies, DVD, VCR, CD player and iPod docking station which can be moved around the house. The walk-out basement boasts a finished game room with foosball, ping pong, air hockey, bubble hockey, and pop-a-shot basketball. The bedroom on this floor contains two queen-sized beds and a carpeted floor. Full bath included as well as a utility room with a full-sized refrigerator/freezer.

Carrie Skluzak
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Carrie Skluzak

Dell's Father dreamed of having a vacation home where the whole family could gather. He didn't get to realize that dream so Dell did it for him. This home has been a great gathering place for family holidays and friendship getaways. We hope you enjoy it too!

Carrie Skluzak purchased this house in 2005

Why Carrie Skluzak chose Twin Lakes

We wanted to be in the mountains but so much mountain property just looks at trees. When we found this lot, with THIS VIEW, we knew we could look at it forever.


Twin Lakes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 king , Upstairs
    Bunk Room - 1 bunk bed , Upstairs
    Main Floor Queen - 1 queen
    Main Floor Trundle - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed (one slides out into two adjacent twins)
    Walkout Basement - 2 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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Fabulous Views, Sleeps 12, 3 Full Baths, Family-Friendly
average rating of 4.923077 based on 39 reviews

Great property with fantastic view!

  • 5 of 5

Property was perfect for our family's getaway. Will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful Location for Family Gathering with a Spectacular View

  • 5 of 5

We selected this property for our 7-day family gathering (i.e for grown kids & grandkids) to gather from locations around the nation. It proved a delightful setting with a truly spectacular view of the Twin Lakes and surrounding mountains. The location provided easy access to fishing, hiking and mountain climbing, as well as opportunities to explore Leadville. The accommodations were very nice. Good sleeping options for each family. The recreation room with numerous games was a real plus for extra entertainment. The great room with large windows and access to the porch were fantastic for the whole family to gather and enjoy each other and the amazing views of the mountains. The kitchen worked well for providing meals for the family, though we have had other more fully equipped kitchens at other locations. We also were surprised there weren't more sheets and dishtowels available. (Maybe these were being laundered?) These would be the only two dimensions that we expected a little more. There were very good parking options, which was important, as we had multiple families coming in from different directions. For those who arrived after dark, it was a little difficult to find, but we had cell coverage (i.e., AT&T) and were able to talk them in. But arriving in daylight is helpful, especially since the street address is not the same as the road which takes you to the house. Overall, we were quite pleased with our experience and would recommend this property to our friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arvada, Colorado

Perfect for our Leadership Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for our organization's Annual Leadership Retreat. The great room that is attached to the kitchen was perfect for doing group work. The surroundings, with breathtaking views and refreshing hikes, provided the most perfect setting to plan out our dreams. The multiple floors with bedrooms on each level provided enough space for our group of 10 to sleep comfortably. I highly recommend this house and hope we can come back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning views and family-friendly

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the Twin Lakes house 2 times now- once in March for skiing at Ski Cooper and in July for fishing & kayaking. Both experiences were wonderful! We had two families - 4 adults and 5 kids. There was plenty of space and the game room downstairs is a definite plus with children.

Carrie, the owner, has been responsive, kind and professional. For our first visit there was a small mix-up with our reservation (it's happens...such is life) and she proactively went above and beyond to remedy the situation.

Highly recommend this vacation rental any time of year!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Multi million dollar view

  • 5 of 5

Great property and great location. Will recommend and stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Assaria, Kansas

Awe-inspiring view

  • 4 of 5

The house and property were beautiful. The only downside was the sheet of ice leading up to the entrance. It was very hazardous trying to walk across it several times a day.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the view - that's what had us hooked to the property from the beginning! And that ice is a first for us this year. We'll definitely get a handle on it should it happen again. Thank you for staying with us.
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Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Ski Cooper is the closest resort - about 40 minutes away, north of Leadville. 4WD or AWD vehicle highly recommended - all seasons.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 8.8%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.