About the property
- Cabin500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum StayNone
Log Cabin Originally Built In 1885 With Modern Comforts And Breathe Taking Views
Remote yet easily accessible, this is a perfect year round retreat. Originally built in 1885, every surface has been restored and upgraded, including exposed logs, bronze counters and custom tile work.
The historic cabin is about 500 square feet and has an open floor plan. There's a comfy queen size bed with all the sheets, pillows and blankets you'll need. The kitchen, although small, is fully stocked with cookware and everything you'll want but the food. There's a small fridge and freezer, stove and oven. In the winter, you'll find the cabin stocked with firewood and kindling, and there's also electric baseboard heat. The cabin has no cable or internet, but cell phones get excellent reception. There's a flat screen TV with HDMI, a DVD player, and DVD library for your enjoyment. You'll also find some board games and cards in a dresser drawer. Time and again guests say the bathroom is their favorite room, with an antique ash bucket converted into a sink, and unique details throughout.
For those not familiar with the historic town of Twin Lakes, it is nestled along Hwy 82 which continues over Independence Pass and into Aspen (about 40 miles) in the summer. The drive is so spectacular that it has been listed in the book "1,000 Places to See Before You Die". The activity of the summer months ends from November- May, when the Pass closes along with the local shops and Inns. Year round you'll be 20 miles (in opposite directions) from both Buena Vista (you'll love Cottonwood Hot Springs, river rafting and Eddyline- the local brewery and gourmet pizzeria) and Leadville (ski at Cooper, ride the train and go antiquing). Or maybe best of all, you can stay put and enjoy endless outdoor activities on the lake, or on hiking, skiing, snow shoe and biking trails. The Leadville 100 even puts a station outside our front gate!
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, french, romanian
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 2018
About Walter Williams
Your hosts are Jessica and Walter. Walter is a tile artist who spent months renovating the cabin and did all the wonderful work you see throughout the cabin. After years living in Vail, he spent nearly 8 years in Romania before settling back in Colorado. Jessica is a metal artist and is busy running her company that creates large architectural and ornamental metal projects around the country. They have traveled extensively with their son Leo both domestically and abroad. Jessica speaks French, Walter's speaks Romanian and Leo is very proud of his Pig Latin. Rudy is their faithful mutt, who speaks dog fluently.
Walter Williams purchased this Cabin in 2014
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This was my first time using VRBO. I was in the situation of wanting to get away with my girlfriend for her birthday but we needed to be able to bring our dog. I looked at normal hotels and they all seemed kinda boring. After seeing a commercial on TV, I downloaded the VRBO app and quickly found this awesome cabin in Twin Lakes.
I have nothing but good things to say. It was exactly what we expected and exactly what we wanted. Its a small one room (not including the bathroom) cabin with a very comfortable queen size bed, a perfect kitchen stocked with everything you need, and a very efficient wood burning stove.
In the description for the cabin, Walter says all you need is food and that statement is 100% correct. Everything we could have needed was there. We had a gourmet meal of Sea Bass and Sauteed Asparagus at 10,000ft.
Upon first glance, we thought the wood burning stove was going to be too small for the task. Boy were we wrong. It efficiently heated the cabin and we were comfy and cozy all night.
We loved this cabin and will most definitely stay again in the coming months. Thank you very much!!!
This cabin was perfect for a weekend getaway. It was spacious enough for my husband and
I and our two golden retrievers. The surrounding views are gorgeous; be sure to check out the stars at night, they are spectacular. The bed was comfy and the whole vibe of the cabin is charming and relaxing. Walter was quick with communication. Would definitely recommend to others and would stay here again ourselves.
A relaxing step back in time!
This cabin was the perfect weekend getaway for my fiancé and I. We felt like we had stepped back into the mining days with the looks of this gorgeous and well-maintained old cabin. The two of us had a blast playing games and watching movies from the extensive collection at the cabin. The amenities were great as well - a cozy fire stove kept us warm and we were able to do all of our cooking in the cabin. I would highly recommend this rental to anyone looking for a place to escape, relax and live simply for a few days. We hope to return someday soon!
We sent our parents for a nice stay at this cabin. They said it was beautiful and enjoyed it very much. Walter let them arrive early and we appreciated the prompt communications on his part.
Like living in a painting
Had a thoroughly enjoyable weekend in this miner's cabin in the stunning setting of Twin Lakes! Although we have lived in CO for many years, we had never stopped in Twin Lakes. We took advantage of the proximity of the cabin to some lovely hiking trails (Willis Gulch, Interlaken Trail) and also hiked up the road from the cabin to a Beaver pond. Having a general store nearby and an Inn for dinner was a bonus we had not expected. After being out and about in one of the most beautiful settings, we could retreat back to the cabin! It was cozy and warm, had a lovely little kitchen where we made coffee and breakfast each morning. Having cheese, crackers, fruit and wine sitting at the little outdoor table and chairs made us feel like we were in the Alps! The bathroom had all the necessities plus an amazing shower. Thank you, Walter and Jessica (and family), for sharing this cabin so that we could also enjoy the beauty of Twin Lakes!
A pleasure to host you both Diane and Karl!
A greater opportunity to have met you both and share this treasure in twin Lakes. Super fine experience, friendly,respectful! Simply beautiful people! highly recommend them both to anyone !
Cute and cozy
We found our stay in Twin Lakes a pleasant experience. The host did the best he could with the space available. The nearby restaurant was good (No burgers or sandwiches. Entrees only)
The surrounding area of the lakes and mountains are spectacular. Easy drive to Leadville.