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Reviewed April 2, 2012

Loved staying in Cinnamon Bear Cabin, which is located across the street from the main lodge area. There was nobody in the attached cabin, so we had a lot of privacy. The view from the cabin windows is fantastic! We made use of the fire pit and the charcoal grill (bring your own charcoal/lighter fluid) The only improvement I would make to the cabin would be a loveseat or small couch...I missed being able to snuggle! We felt the hot tub was too out-in-the-open and situated too far from our cabin. The lodge itself is in a great location, halfway between Leadville & Buena Vista. I recommend this lodge and would consider going back again!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed March 21, 2012

My girlfriend from Australia and I just wanted to get away for the weekend while she was in Colorado visiting. We rented the Cinnamon Bear cabin and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It is a very cozy space with two bedrooms. The location of Mount Elbert Lodge is just incredible as it is along the Collegiate Peaks between Leadville and Buena Vista, CO. I have also personally stayed in the 1 bedroom Prospector Cabin when I needed some solitude. You just can't beat the scenery and the quiet and the accomodations.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Lynne M
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Reviewed February 13, 2012

Perfect during late September when the Aspens are shimmering gold and early snow changes the scenery and melts away within the same afternoon. This lodge is in a beautiful neck of the woods, easy to find, yet also remote. Book it if you like creekside acces, valley sunrises, nearby (across the road) hiking trails, sitting by the woodstove, cooking in your grandma's kitchen (OK, maybe not yours, but it sure looks like a granny's kitchen) or hottubbing under the stars. Do not book if you don't like creaky old houses, building your own fire in the stove or well-loved but mis-matched furniture. We enjoyed the lodge with eight family members and it was quite comfortable. An impressive embroidery collection upstairs, and downstairs has the cutest corner-window breakfast nook I've ever enjoyed my coffee in. (Bring your own coffee.)

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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Thank JennySWMO
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Reviewed January 30, 2012

Just enjoyed a second stay at Mount Elbert Lodge, this time in the quiet solitude of winter. If you're looking for a simple, peaceful Rocky Mountain retreat that's well away from ski crowds, traffic and noise of any kind, this is your place. Accommodations range from classic log cabins to newer ones, plus the main lodge, which rents either on a per-room B&B basis, or as an entire lodge for a small group, which is what my four friends and I enjoyed this past weekend. The 19th-century log lodge building is a relaxed, eclectic mix of old-school furnishings that evoke its historic roots, including iron and wicker beds with patchwork quilts, a charming collection of vintage cross-stitch samplers, a big oval-shaped wooden dining table and a wood stove in the living room. Nothing is too cute or sentimental, though, and it's plenty casual and comfortable for families with kids. Three of the five B&B rooms have en-suite bathrooms, while the other two share a bath down the hall.

The best thing about Mount Elbert Lodge, however, is its setting. Bordering Lake Creek within an aspen forest, the property enjoys views of soaring peaks on either side of the valley and a big, starry night sky overhead. The hot tub was a most inviting spot to watch the pink sunset. In winter, Hwy. 82, the short-cut route over Independence Pass to Aspen, is closed about six miles up the road from the lodge. This means a dead-end location with virtually no traffic. We drove up to the closure gate and snowshoed through fresh powder several miles farther up the road to where it begins to switchback up the steep side of a mountain. For hardy snowshoers or skiers with enough time, you can make it all the way to the summit of the pass for extraordinary views.

A final plus is the lodge's friendly owners who have called this place home for 18 years. Scott was a very helpful resource for planning outdoor activities during our stay.

Room Tip: The Mount Massive room in the main B&B lodge enjoys a corner location with views out the east- and south-facing windows, plus a large bathroom with deep jetted tub. I also like the older, more rustic log cabins on the south side of the highway that are near Lake Creek.
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed January 30, 2012

Beatiful 5 bedroom house!! Each room was had awesome beds, everyone slept great. Roomy with 2 jet bathtubs and 1 deep large tub in addition to a shower. SWEET

Room Tip: The Massive Mountain room, excellent for a dreamy couple bed & breakfast.
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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