This lodge used to be Heaven on Earth, when Scott and Laura owned it. Unfortunately, they sold it to Texans. The new owners know nothing about Colorado. They argued with me when I tried to explain to them that the normal weather pattern in the high country is that it rains every afternoon. It is no use asking for advice on local hikes.
It is still a beautiful location. And the cabins are still pleasant. However, the office is locked much of the time, and you have to call and leave a message. We had a mouse in our cabin, and I did not report it because I figured they would put out poison and end up poisoning someone's dog. There was a stand alone fire bowl with wood set on the wood porch under a tree, where someone could easily set the porch on fire. The porch has rotten boards that were about to break thru.
And, we had to clean the cabin before we could move in, they said they had swept it, but we had a whole dustbin full of dirt. Also had to wash dried egg off the plates in the cupboard.
This is a lovely place. We hope it does not burn down because of careless fires on the wooden porch, and do not want to see it go under because of careless management.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Mount Elbert Hotel Twin Lakes