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Last updated: 08/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Located just a few miles south of Leadville and close to Twin Lakes and the Historic Hayden Ranch, THE WILLOWS has a peaceful setting while giving easy access to Highway 24 for quick trips to mountain trails, ski resorts, or simply Colorado sight-seeing. Backing to BLM open space, the cabin has HUGE, unobstructed views of Mt. Elbert (Colorado's Highest Peak) and the Mt. Massive, as well as other peaks in the Sawatch range. This is a fisherman's paradise with only a few minutes walk to the Arkansas River and its "Gold Medal Waters" and a short drive to multiple fishing lakes.

The rustic external appearance of the cabin is deceiving. The open ranch style floor plan of this ~1,800 sq. ft. three bedroom, two bath home away from home has been updated with all the modern conveniences while keeping a true Colorado mountain cabin feel. The reclaimed barn wood floors, massive timber architectural features, rustic furniture and resort cabin decorating all will add to your authentic Colorado vacation experience.

For extended stays (once you visit for a weekend, you may want to spend month or more…), guests can leverage the full size washer and dryer to ensure they never run out of fresh clothes.

Colorado 14ers are all around you; Mt. Elbert is the highest in Colorado at 14,433' and sits directly outside the back door, with trailheads within minutes drive. A short distance up highway 82 toward Aspen is the trailhead to LaPlata Peak. Hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, and snow-mobiling on the multitude of trails in Lake County are among the leading outdoor activities in central Colorado. (There are some very good maps showing all the area trailheads, hiking & ATV trails at the shops in Leadville.) The Colorado Trail (segment #11) passes nearby at Twin Lakes, just 10 minutes' drive from The Willows, as does the Continental Divide Trail; there are many trailhead and spurs to pick from with fun forays into the wilderness in many directions. A great, family friendly hike starts at the Colorado Trail trailhead at Twin Lakes and follows the south banks for ~2.5 miles out to the historic Interlaken resort where visitors can explore this amazing site from the late 1800s.

Fishing outstanding in our surrounding lakes and rivers including ForeBay lake, Twin Lakes, Turquoise Lake, and the Arkansas River just across the road. The stretch of the Upper Arkansas River flowing just to the east of The Willows was just designated "Gold Medal Waters," and is now recognized as some of the best and most productive trout habitat in the state. These waters provide great boating opportunities as well, from relaxing lake kayaking and canoeing to more extreme white water rafting. Several rafting companies headquarter out of Buena Vista and are happy to book you for rafting adventures.

ATV trails are plentiful and Lake County has a local ordinance allowing the use of ATVs/UTVs on all county roads (Paved or dirt).

Several ski resorts are located within an hour and a half; Monarch Mountain, Ski Cooper (Family Friendly - just about 20 minutes NW of Leadville), Copper Mountain, Beaver Creek, Vail, Keystone, Breckenridge.

Taylor Park, west of Buena Vista, is one of the most beautiful locations in the world; simply cross Cottonwood Pass (in the summer) and enjoy the scenery.

Aspen is located 34 miles west on Highway 82 across Independence Pass and offers some of the premier aspen viewing in the state during the fall months as the trees transform into groves of golden fire. (Independence pass is generally closed in winter due to snowpack and travel restrictions).

4-Wheel Drive trails are abundant and the trip through Mosquito Pass is unrivalled; Weston Pass offers breathtaking scenery and a little less fear...travel both with caution!

Salida offers a wide variety of outdoor activities and even has a zip line course for the daring! There is also now a new public zip-line north of Leadville just before you climb the hill to the Climax mine.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    Sirius / XM Radio...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Property backs to BLM Land with HUGE Views of Mt. Elbert and Mt. Massive....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    2 Gas Fireplaces + 1 Gas Stove...moreless

  • Heating:

    Gas Fireplace (2) & Stove plus Electric Baseboard Heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    Yes, via good cell phone coverage....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Leadville 100
Aug 5 - Aug 25
4 night min stay
$350
$2,100
Christmas / New Year
Dec 21 - Jan 5
3 night min stay
$350
$2,100
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$240 $275
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,575 $4,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 8.8%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Leadville

Secluded location but with 1 minute access to Highway 24. Backs to BLM open space and Mount Elbert valley. Very short walk to Arkansas River and Historic Hayden Ranch.

 

Owner info

About the owner: We live in Denver and are blessed to often be able to enjoy this beautiful place. You will be also.

Why the Owner Chose Twin Lakes, CO, USA (Lake County):
Summer or Winter, this is a place you can escape, rejuvenate, and be in awe of the wonder of God's creation. The views are incredible, both of the mountains in the day and stars at night. Enjoy!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Shopping in Leadville, Skiing in Ski Cooper, fly-fishing on the Arkansas, fishing on Twin Lakes, exploring the many historic ghost towns up the many ravines off Highway 24, hiking up Mount Elbert, a quick drive over to Aspen (in the Summer months), or a Fall-Colors Tour. All are quickly accessible from this private cabin that backs to BLM (Bureau of Land Managment) property. Some links to some activities in the Leadville area:


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • A view of The Willows' location looking west from just across the Arkansas river

    A view of The Willows' location looking west from just across the Arkansas river

  • Morning view from the back deck. Share a cup of coffee with a pronghorn antelope

    Morning view from the back deck. Share a cup of coffee with a pronghorn antelope

  • Kitchen with Bar and Table can easily seat 9 people.

    Kitchen with Bar and Table can easily seat 9 people.

  • Enjoy the Rustic (but gas) Fireplace in Large Den with Sleeper Sofa

    Enjoy the Rustic (but gas) Fireplace in Large Den with Sleeper Sofa

  • View out west den windows to BLM open space and Mt. Elbert.

    View out west den windows to BLM open space and Mt. Elbert.

  • 2nd Bedroom with queen bed and twin futon

    2nd Bedroom with queen bed and twin futon

  • Large, flat parking area easily accommodates cars, trucks, campers, trailers.

    Large, flat parking area easily accommodates cars, trucks, campers, trailers.

  • Master Bedroom has Fireplace and Private Full Bathroom

    Master Bedroom has Fireplace and Private Full Bathroom

  • Large den has huge windows, highlighting the mountain views to West and South

    Large den has huge windows, highlighting the mountain views to West and South

  • View out south den window to historic Hayden Ranch and LaPlata valley

    View out south den window to historic Hayden Ranch and LaPlata valley

  • Kids' Bedroom with two twin beds

    Kids' Bedroom with two twin beds

  • View is beautiful both day and night! Expansive milky way views are incredible.

    View is beautiful both day and night! Expansive milky way views are incredible.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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