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Aspen Forest Retreat- Sleep in the treetops, walk to the wilderness.

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Classic Secluded Mountain Cabin. In the aspens!

I built this cabin with my sons just s few years ago in a beautiful aspen forest. The Beaver Lakes Estates' privately plowed road leads five miles off the highway to this quiet, sunny, mountain home. The heated floors will warm your toes and the woodland wildlife will warm your heart. You may depart for above tree line wilderness right from the front door - on foot, x/c skis. bike, or snowmobile depending on the season. The cabin is only 20 minutes from the edge of Historic Leadville and Arkansas River fly fishing, and only half an hour to Ski Cooper and the Mt. Elbert trailhead.

My cabin sits on a very private three acre lot surrounded by aspens, pines and firs. There is a decent peak of the Mt Elbert summit from the dining nook and jaw dropping panoramic views await you on your after dinner stroll.

The master bedroom is rustic majestic with a high ceiling and warm floors. A big desk is yours to use for typing out the first chapter of your first novel. Or stay a while and finish it.

The well equipped kitchen will be perfect for a special meal.

Parties of four should be very comfortable with one another. Each couple will have a bathroom on their floor. They will share the one shower in the downstairs bathroom. The master bathroom is open to the master bedroom which is open to downstairs. Visually private of course but you will hear the coffee pot downstairs from the master bed. 900 square ft.- big cabin, very small house. The down stairs bed room doubles as the living room.

Friends and families love it!!!!!!!!

No fishing in Beaver Lakes.

Downstairs bedroom doubles as the living room.

No fires of any kind, ever.

Dogs on leash per Lake County and Beaver Lakes Estates. Please obey this in the subdivision. Not far to off leash national forest. No Chasing wildlife.

Unlimited slow WiFi.

AWD car required Oct- June

Lake County Short Term Rental License # 2017-55

More Details

Dan Batwinas
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Dan Batwinas

I am a furniture builder and home builder.

Dan Batwinas purchased this house in 2013

Why Dan Batwinas chose Leadville

I built this home with my two sons, and all the wood furniture in it.

What makes this house unique

Nicest neighborhood in Leadville area. Quiet. Full of wildlife.


Leadville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Upstairs
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Big tiled shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Downstairs - 2 twin/ single , Daybeds twin and extra long twin. Doubles as living room!!!
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Very large elegant bedroom with 1/2 bath Private but no door
  • The upstairs bedroom is elegant. Half the house, with a half bath. Beautiful queen bed, high ceiling. Visually private but no doors. Gorgeous. Downstairs bedroom has two twin daybeds, Doubles as living room. 3/4 bath on downstairs level.
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
In winter you will need an all wheel drive car with good tires to get here. The road is very good and plowed by our own staff but it is steep and it is at 10,500 ft. in Colorado. Dogs on Leash always. Please pay dog fee!!!!!!! No fishing in Beaver Lakes Estates. Unlimited slow wifi data. Stream or download video Midnight to 5 a.m. No fires, ever. 900 square feet, think that through if you are a party of 4.


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Aspen Forest Retreat- Sleep in the treetops, walk to the wilderness.
average rating of 4.837209 based on 43 reviews

Beautiful cabin in a great private location.

  • 4 of 5

The cabin is beautifully built, very cozy and comfortable. The home is in a beautiful private location near town but not too close. However, the cabin is very minimally stocked in the kitchen. Be prepared to take your own kitchen necessities such as spices, condiments, food wrap (foil/plastic wrap), containers for leftovers, cooking oil etc. overall the house it’s self was great and perfect romantic getaway for two

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have no record of this person staying at my home. Always in stock: Salt, pepper, olive oil, basic spices, tea, coffee, Tupperware (although people think that goes home with them so sometimes not in stock).
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Great get away!

  • 5 of 5

Great "trapper's cabin" away from it all. Had everything we needed and such a beautiful area that was so peaceful. If you want to just get away to the mountains to explore, this is your place.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cabin is lovely, easy to get to, comfortable. We were surrounded by pine trees and golden-leafed aspens. Very quiet. Would definitely visit again.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Doesn't get quieter than this!

  • 4 of 5

We were amazed at the quiet and solitude of this little gem! Honestly, the only sounds we heard were the soft rain falling on the roof. It seems there was heat because we were always comfortable but we never once heard anything like a furnace or a water heater...or a phone...or a television. My cell phone went off ...once...but I made quick work of that! I highly recommend enjoying this as a couple but there is room in the living room for two more if need be. The kitchen was perfectly appointed for a gourmet meal! I brought key kitchen tools I would need but didn't need them after all. I could have even made due with the spices he keeps on hand! The only thing we could have wished for were linens out and at the ready. I hope you enjoy this as much as we did, Thanks Dan!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Not sure what was up with the linens? The norm is: There are plenty of towels and wash cloths right where you need them. The master bed is beautifully made with clean flannel sheets. You need to add a top sheet and blanket to the day beds if you are to switch them from sofa to sleeping beds. The sheets and blankets are 2 feet from the beds in a blanket chest. I will follow up with my housekeeper to ensure all is as I intend, every time.
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Autumn at its finest!

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect fall getaway for our family. The house was wonderful and had everything we needed to be comfortable. Easy to get to great hiking area at top of road. The aspen fall color was framed in every window, including the bedroom. Amazing views driving to and from the house. We would definitely recommend this rental to anyone who wants the true mountain experience with all the creature comforts.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing hideaway for a Colorado getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We live in Colorado Springs and had guests visiting from the midwest. This cabin up in the woods was the perfect spot to experience what an amazing place Colorado is. We couldn't have asked for more cozy cabin with classic Colorado "homeyness." Surrounding by a forest of Aspens and great drive up we got everything we where expecting.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Leadville, local. Denver is nearest big airport.
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
15 choices in Leadville.
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
US 24
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Ski Cooper
Car: necessary

Leadville is an outdoor paradise. We have a 12 mile paved bike trail. Wilderness on all sides. Trailhead for Mt. Elbert, Colorado's highest peak.

Hike from the house. No Fishing in Beaver Lakes for guests


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $200

You must have all wheel drive vehicle to access in the November to May winter.
The road will likely be well plowed. It is often not plowed down to dirt in the winter. The driveway will be recently plowed but not perfect and the walks will have been shoveled recently but will not be perfect . You must be willing to shovel while you are there. You may have to park low in the drive and walk 100 ft.

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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