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Mount Elbert Lodge
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 July 2014

We rented a cabins for a week (this is unusual - most guests only stay a day or so) and used it as a base to see the area. Wonderful place to stay - Scott, the genial owner/manager does a good job of keeping it all going. Bonus in summer is that the place is swarming with hummingbirds - feeders are everywhere and they're not shy!

The property itself is an old stagecoach stop for the travelers going over Independence Pass, which is now closed during winter. The closed pass has made the area almost impervious to the seething entitlement and exclusion just over the mountain in Aspen and it's a wonderful place to relax, hike and sightsee without being chased out of someone's private estate or worrying that your Lear Jet isn't the latest model.

These are housekeeping cabins - we got groceries in Denver before coming up, but Leadville has a Safeway and there are stores in Buena Vista etc. The only restaurant is an inn in Twin Lakes and the general store doesn't keep a big stock of supplies so be prepared.

I took one star off because I think our cabin, one of the older ones, could use a trip to a big-box store for a better supply of cookware, towels and the like but it's not a deal-breaker. Everything was clean and in good repair. I'd go back anytime!!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

We had a large group gathering this summer and it was great for us. We used the two lodges and the Barn and we were very comfortable. We were able to gather as a whole group in either of the lodges for meals and for just hanging out. The grounds were beautiful with grasses and flowers, the pond ( which the kids loved) and the river/creek passing closely by. It was a great location to stay for hiking La Plata, as well. Great access to two of La Plata's trailheads, not to mention, the number of trails we passed on our way to the mountain. A clean and cozy place to return to after our outdoor adventures!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

I had hoped to book a cabin here but was too late so booked a room in the lodge. We were the only people in the lodge so it was like having a great big cabin to ourselves. This was the best two days of our 6 day road trip around Colorado by far. The peace, quiet and tranquility were superb and so relaxing. The owner, Scott, was a great host; coming to cook us breakfast each morning while giving us lots of space to enjoy the location. Will go back - hot tub under the stars was an added bonus. Views are unbeatable. Also, highly recommend the Twin Lakes Fine Dining restaurant at Twin Lakes, a culinary delight.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

An easy drive to Aspen or to Salida, but a completely remote, rustic, scenic location. I will be making this my new home away from home. Great service, adorably rustic cabins, clean, quiet and cozy. Couldn't have asked for a better place to decompress.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

Rustic Cabins in a awesome winter location. Great snowshoeing and the Elk Cabin is like a home away from home. This cabin has extra amenities like a dishwasher and Satellite TV. It's very comfortable with beautiful views of Rinker Peak off the back deck.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

Our experience at mount Elbert lodge is one that will never be forgotten! There are absolutely no words to describe just how perfect it was! We stayed in the cinnamon bear cabin which invitied us with a warm and cozy feeling. We went towards the end of January to experience my first time seeing snow and I have to say I wouldn't have wanted to go anywhere else! The customer service was fantastic and every morning they plowed our driveway and emptied our trash so we wouldn't have to do it ourselves. The views were beyond breathtaking with the the Rocky Mountains right in front of you and twin lakes not to far away. The location was perfect as it was between 2 towns about the same distance from where we stayed. The ultimate winter wonderland, I can't wait till we return again next year!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

My wife and I came up to Twin Lakes on whim and stayed in the Bed and Breakfast. We had a great stay! Scott was welcoming and very helpful! We were able to rent snow shoes and Scott told us about a beautiful trail to go on. We are also gluten-free and they catered to our needs. They even let us take the gluten-free bread home with us! We can't wait to come back again in the spring to see how the spectacular landscape changes. We are still in awe of the setting and Mt. Elbert Lodge. Highly recommend it!

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Mount Elbert Lodge

Address: 10764 E State Highway 82, Twin Lakes, CO 81251-9766
Region: United States > Colorado > Twin Lakes
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Twin Lakes
Price Range: £41 - £187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We began as a base camp for miners back in the heyday of Colorado's mining boom and today we are a quiet get-away nestled in National Forest at the base of Colorado's highest peak. Step out of today's hectic world into a quieter time at Mt. Elbert Lodge. We have no TVs, radios or phones in our comfortable housekeeping cabins; we do have a front row seat to the Colorado Rockies. ... more   less 
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Mount Elbert Hotel Twin Lakes

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