2 Bedroom + Large Sleeping Loft, 2 Full Baths (Sleeps 6)
Janet & Kent Fortner
About Janet & Kent Fortner
We have always wanted a 'cabin in the woods,' and part of making it happen has been to design/remodel a place that not only we could enjoy, but one that could be a wonderful retreat for other families too. As a family with two kids, we've rented many a vacation cabin in California, and we've designed the Sugar Shack with the best of those experiences in mind.
Janet & Kent Fortner purchased this Cabin in 2012
Why Janet & Kent Fortner chose Serene Lakes
A cozy and cute cabin on a relatively private lot, in a very friendly and nature/adventure focused community, one block from the lake, with skiing a couple minutes away? Why not?
What makes this Cabin unique
Many of the homes at Serene Lakes are either huge (5 bedroom, sleep 12), or if they are smaller, they are quite old. We fully remodeled this cabin in 2013 with an all new kitchen, refinished wood floors, new washer/dryer, updated bathrooms, new furniture, new linens, new light and plumbing fixtures, etc.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Our family really enjoyed our 3 nights at The Sugar Shack. It was the perfect size for our family of 4. It was warm, organized, clean and cute. I especially liked how it had everything we needed but didn't feel cluttered!
We hope to be able to return soon!!!
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay - thank you for the lovely review! We worked hard to make the cabin as you described - everything you need but with out the clutter. Thanks for appreciating that! Hope to see you again.
Well laid-out, clean, comfortable and very pleasant space
We stayed here on a winter weekend - the location is perfect for skiing and snowshoeing. It is perfect for groups in which some people want to go downhill, others cross country and some back country.
The cabin is well-designed, the beds are very comfortable and the kitchen is a great space. The owners were VERY helpful with directions (due to very high snowbanks we needed to be sure to find the way) and various questions that came up. We loved our stay. We hope to come back!
Can’t wait to come back!
Look no further, the Sugar Shack is perfection! We’re already looking forward to coming back, it’s cozy and eclectic. It’s perfect for playing games, cooking, and hanging out. It’s also walking distance to Royal Gorge Cross Country Resort where we had a blast. Thank you Janet for being so wonderful and available for our questions. The Sugar Shack is magical.
WOW! Thank you for that lovely review Jennifer. I am glad your group had a great time and that you enjoyed the Sugar Shack. We look forward to seeing you again another time!
Great winter stay at the Sugar Shack
We had a great experience staying at the Sugar Shack over three nights in January. The house perfectly fit our group of 2 kids, 2 parents and 2 grandparents. The kids loved having the beds up in the loft and there was plenty of room downstairs for all of us. Everything was clean, modern and working, the kitchen was well-equipped and there were some nice touches like board games and home-made soap.
There was lots of snow when we were there and the kids had a blast at the nearby sledding hill after a morning of skiing at Royal Gorge.
We would stay here again!
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again.
Great little cozy cabin
Fantastic location. Very clean, cute, cozy cabin. Owner great. Super responsive. Will be back!
Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review - we appreciate it! Glad you enjoyed the Sugar Shack.
It's everything we hoped for, extremely cosy and well set up for a gang of friends to cook, build fires and enjoy the cold winter weather. What a wonderful home! Thank you for sharing.
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review! We are glad you enjoyed the Sugar Shack and your time in the mountains.
Cabin is on corner lot with lots of trees (private). Walk one block to lake and canoe put-in, less than a mile around lake to beach for swimming. Two blocks to Royal Gorge X-country ski trails. Popular sledding hill one block away.