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Peaceful Mountain Retreat with Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bath with hot tub and views of Twin Lakes (The Alps of Colorado)

This home sits above Twin Lakes, Colorado at the end of dead end drive, hence no through traffic! The property adjoins Forest Service land and Arkansas River Valley hunting, fishing, rafting, kayaking, backpacking, skiing, snowboarding. See the stars at night and lake in the day. Kayaks, and hot tub available and fishing, skiing, snowboarding, and hiking all within minutes. 10 year old log home on .5 acres. Available for 3 days to 1 month.

Chad Malear
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

Why Chad Malear chose Twin Lakes

I attended school here in Lake County at CMC starting 1996 and have lived and performed land surveying and mapping for the county since 2000. I finally purchased what I consider to be my dream home here. This county has proved to be my home and will continue to be home base forever. When working or traveling, mostly in the summer, I love sharing the unique mountain atmosphere with others and hope others get to enjoy it as much as I still do.

What makes this house unique

The views, craftsmanship of the home, spiral staircase, and proximity to everything Colorado has to offer are why I decided to own this particular .5 acres of heaven.


Twin Lakes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake View ...
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Peaceful Mountain Retreat with Views
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 24 reviews
Wheaton, Illinois

Very Disappointed

  • 1 of 5

In the week before our stay, I still couldn't get a response from the owner, despite multiple attempts and the fact that we had paid in full. I became so desperate that I actually began a search for new accommodations! I finally reached him, though, and he was very nice and apologized. When we arrived, the refrigerator was full of old leftovers, rotting produce, expired dairy products, crusty condiment bottles and fishing worms! I spent the first two hours of our stay cleaning the refrigerator so I could use it for the food we brought for our vacation! Cabinets also were filled with food, so we stored all our food on the countertops (which left little room for food prep) and a bookshelf. The teflon coating on most pots and pans was shredded, so most were unusable. (Who wants teflon shreds flaking off into their food?!) When I went outside to throw away the garbage, one can had maggots all over the bottom. And a tarp-covered trailer in the front of the house was filled with very smelly garbage that needed to be hauled away. We loved the location and the view and the layout of the house. But we didn't feel like our stay was a priority in any way to this owner. We would never return.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It was a great time staying in the cabin. There were a few hiccups, but Chad took care of them immediately. It was a great place to stay. Everything was right at hand and easy to use. Chad was very hospitable. The cabin was very clean and comfortable. Such a peaceful place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, Colorado

Perfect mountain getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this cabin! Great town, close to hikes, short drive to Aspen - it was the perfect retreat from the city!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and inviting.

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed the beautiful scenery and wonderful cabin.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX

Very secluded and gorgeous nature outside the door!

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was wonderful! Such an amazing location-we loved it! I would share that the house doesn't sleep 6. The fold out sofa does not have a mattress that is fit to sleep on. The DVD player does not work if you want to watch movies and the kayaks are not usable. You can rent kayaks by the lake though. Chad was very receptive!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Johns Island, SC

Beautiful, clean, well equipped mountain home in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

A truly beautiful home, well kept and very comfortable. Great wifi and direct TV if you want it, beautiful lake and mountain views and steps away from outstanding trails. Perfectly positioned for hikers, minutes away from several trail heads, perfect for those looking to summit Mt Elbert, Mt Massive or any of the several routes and peaks on Hwy 82 or want to drive over the incredible Independence Pass for a visit to Aspen. Convenient to both the historic towns of Leadville and Buena Vista. And an easy drive to golf at Mt Massive Golf Course at 10k+. Chad's home has everything you need and more and he is very responsive to any requests or questions and very friendly. We will be back and recommend this lovely home to anyone that wants to experience the best of Colorado!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Twin Lakes Inn
"Summer only but the best food in the Arkansas River Valley"
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Lake and Eagle County Airports, DIA
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Twin Lakes Inn
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Mount Massive Golf Course (Americas Highest)
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Leadville Scenic Railway
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 24 and 91
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Twin Lakes Inn
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Vail, Copper Mountain, Ski Cooper, Monarch
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $99
Hot Tub Fee $60
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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