History: Mountain home becomes restaurant
The Burlingame cabins, for which the lift was named, were located under the lift just over halfway up and were originally part of the summer homestead of Mr. and Mrs. Erickson and their children Algot, Lillian, Alice, Wally and Anne in the early 1900s. They had a small garden and raised a few chickens and a cow, though they did not actively graze cattle or grow commercial crops as did many of the year-round ranches lower down in Brush Creek. During the winter, the cabins were inaccessible due to snow, so the family lived on Gibson Avenue in Aspen, which also allowed the children to attend Aspen High School more easily. The cabins were later purchased by the Burlingame family before becoming part of the Snowmass ski resort.
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