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“Ok but dated”
Review of Mount Elbert Lodge

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Mount Elbert Lodge
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Ok but dated”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

This could be a really nice place but it needs a lot of work. The carpet in the Tall Pines cabin was totally disgusting. Having to vacuum this nasty carpet prior to departure makes no sense. It should be ripped out and some type of solid flooring put in. The cabin seems to be out in the middle of the woods but the road noise reminds you that isn't so. The bathroom was workable but very small, probably the smallest sink I have ever seen. The kitchen appiances were quite old, been a long time since I've seen a single door refrige / freezer model. The oven door was so hard to open you could not do it with one hand. The area is nice and the views from the porch and walking around the cabin were fabulous. Loved the hummingbirds!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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mtelbert, Owner at Mount Elbert Lodge, responded to this review, 1 August 2014
Thank you for leaving your feedback. We are very sorry you didn't enjoy your stay and only wish that you had let us know about your problems during your 8 night stay so we could have addressed the fixable issues right away and helped you to have a more enjoyable visit.
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Kingwood
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Beautiful.....amazing.....if you normally live at sea level, bring or buy oxygen. Don't believe anyone that gave it less than a 5. It is completely wonderful in the summer. A blessing. From the beautiful, cool mornings through the comfortable, warm afternoons, the lodge shines! Hike Interlaken Trail. Relax. Experience God.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Urbana, Illinois
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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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
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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india
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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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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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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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Black Forest, CO
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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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Property: Mount Elbert Lodge
Address: 10764 E State Highway 82, Twin Lakes, CO 81251
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 3 Speciality Lodging in Twin Lakes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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