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!