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Inter-Laken Resort

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1880s. South of Twin Lakes off Colorado 82, 2 miles by foot on the Colorado Trail (NRD)

James V. Dexter developed this resort on the south side of the Twin Lakes. The Inter-Laken Hotel (1880) is a two-story log building, cruciform in plan, with board-and-batten facing on the north facade and an imposing corbeled brick chimney. A hexagonal outhouse (1880s) has six stalls numbered to correspond to rooms in the hotel. Other structures on the site include a single-story building for servants' quarters, with rooms arranged along a central hall, and a hewn log barn with a door and hayloft at each end. The hewn log Dexter Summer House (1895) has a mansarded second floor topped by an enclosed observation cupola, flanked by two corbeled chimneys. A mansarded veranda with decoratively trimmed posts extends around all four sides, and the interior is grandly furnished in walnut and bird's-eye maple.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Inter-Laken Resort", [Buena Vista, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-LK22.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 367-367.

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