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- Minimum stay:2-4 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review
Grand Lake house description
This custom home was designed for easy access for all types of potential users and features a 3 stop elevator (Terrace level, Main level and Bedroom level)
A Gourmet kitchen featuring GE Profile stainless steel appliances and a large split level island with granite counter top.
The public areas and most bedrooms have custom faux features and accents (kitchen, dining & living rooms, most bedrooms and hallways).
Master bathroom features freestanding sinks, large soaker tub set within a stone grotto, large custom shower of frameless glass door and dual shower heads/controls with walls finished in travertine with deco's.
Master bedroom features breakfast/reading deck overlooking Shadow Mountain lake, his-n-hers closets and beautiful remote controlled ceiling fan.
The 2nd bedroom is centered on intimate lake & mountain views and shares a Jack & Jill bathroom arrangement.
A 3rd bedroom has big valley views to the west and shares a private Jack & Jill bathroom with separate vanities and common stool and tub/shower all appointed in oil rubbed bronze.
The Crow's Nest features big lake, island and mountain views of Arapahoe National Forest. It has a built in bar and office desk and TV with built in DVD and DirecTV. The sofa doubles as a bed.
Terrace level Family Room is expansive and comes with two (2) sleeper sofasand is equipped with flatscreen TV/DVD/iPod dock and DirecTV.
Terrace level (4th) Bedroom is large, sunny and has a full bathroom.
There is a very large deck with formal seating for 8 and a natural gas fired Bar B Que.
Keywords: Single Family Home
- 3500 sq. ft.
- 4 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker
- Ice Maker
- Gas Fireplace:
- Parking Off Street:
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- The Shores of Shadow Mountain subdivision and this home specifically are literally steps to Shadow Mountain lake and the Green Ridge Complex public boat ramp. Shadow Mountain Lake has day camping islands and also connects to Grand Lake through a canal. Boat rentals (see map) are available at Trailridge Marina, just over a mile from the home... or bring your own jet skis/ski boat/party boat and enjoy boating and day camping on the islands....moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Lake View:
- Water View:
- Mountain View
- Mountain Climbing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Jet Skiing
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Live Theater
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Fly Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Hunting Big Game
- Horseback Riding
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VRBO Bear stayed here:
This custom built home located in The Shores of Shadow Mountain subdivision could be considered the perfect “home away from home”. It is only a 10 minute drive to town and just a short walk to the lake. Could it get any better?
When I arrived with my traveling companions, John, the homeowner greeted us and gave us a complete tour of this spectacular home. At one point, we gazed out the “crow’s nest” windows in awe of the lake and mountain views. We were blessed to see the amazing flight of a bald eagle (where was my camera when I really needed it- still packed).
The air was cold and crisp while the snow was sparkly and fresh. The lake views were breathtaking, especially one morning when the fog rolled off the lake. You could see the crystal trees that had been coated by frost as the fog moved across the lake and land.
This home featured exquisite furnishings and custom accents from top-to-bottom. Each bedroom was warm and welcoming. The master bedroom had a great breakfast/reading deck (which a furry bear like me can enjoy this time of year), and the master bathroom truly made me feel like royalty. The kitchen was beautiful and very well equipped with everything you could imagine to cook a meal. While we ate and played games, the fireplace located between the kitchen and the living room kept everyone nice and toasty. My favorite feature was the radiant floor heating; it was so wonderful to pad across the warm, cozy floors. I could have hibernated just resting on the radiant, warm floor.
Some of my companions enjoyed a morning of snowmobiling up on the trails and others took snowboarding lessons at Sol-Vista Ski Resort, which was only a 30 minute drive. We went bowling at the Grand Lake Bowling Alley and went sledding on the nearby sledding hill. However, the best part of the trip was hanging out and laughing together, in the warmth of this amazing “home away from home.”
Grand Lake was a very quaint small town, but still offered a couple of small grocery stores and several different restaurants. On our final night in Grand Lake, we went to town and dined at a Mexican restaurant called Poncho and Lefty’s. The food was very yummy.
You will not be disappointed with a stay in this exquisite home!
The VRBO Bear
Our family and grand kids had a wonder time at this mountain home. We had enough room for all our kids and grand kids. A wonderful retreat for extended families. Our only disappointment was the elevator did not work---as a result we had to call my 85 year old mother who is disabled and tell her not to come to this mountain home with my sister as she would not be able to get to any of the bedrooms. This was one of the main reasons why we rented this mountain home----the elevator!!! We notified the landlord and he did come and look at the elevator and said he would call for service. That was the last we heard from him. It never got fixed while we were there. I feel like I paid for something that I didn't get!!! Don't let this review stop you from renting this nice retreat----if you need the elevator you might want to double check to see if it works. We felt awful for our Mom!!!
- Guest Carguy (Westminster, CO)
- Date of stay 07/05/13
- Review Submitted 07/15/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, people with disabilities, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Owner response: Apologies to the guests for the elevator issue. It is a problem getting service in the mountains, the "local" factory service has to come from Ft Collins.. I did come out to review and confirm the situation, escalated issue to the Tech Support and was able to return the elevator back in to service albeit after this guest's stay was completed. Elevators have a lot of moving parts, this particular issue was a first time incident. I do of course regret that it negatively affected the guests stay and did not communicate as effectively as I should have under the circumstances described in the review.
We stayed at this wonderful home between July 9-13, 2012. This was a family vacation for my two children and I. Being a single parent it is difficult finding a nice location where my 17 and 15 year old can enjoy the wonders of nature and put their cell phones down for 10 minutes. This home was just what we needed! First of all the pictures do not do it justice! The home is amazing in every way, the views are incredible and the amount of living space ... well let's just say it was overkill for 3 people. We arrived on the first day and went into the town of Grand Lake, the meals we had in town were amazing and it was only 5 minutes from the house. Make sure to try Sagebrush Cafe and Pancho and Lefty's for the fajitas's, amazing! We also enjoyed the Pizza place.... Whitewater river rafting in Kremmling was only 30 min away, please go with Mad Adventures they are the best there. We fished Lake Gramby and did several small hikes. Drove to Estes Park, highly recommend the Trail Ridge Route, amazing! John, the owner was very nice and provided us everything we needed for a trip that will long be remembered. We would love to visit again next year if it works out. Thank you for everything!
- Guest Jack O.
- Date of stay 07/09/12
- Review Submitted 07/20/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers.
Thank you for a perfect stay
Thank you for a perfect stay
I wanted to thank you for the perfect house for our famillies. We had a great Peace Corps reunion and our children were safe and happy in your house. The huge kitchen and plenty of space for us to stretch out resulted in a no-stress five days. We also were able to drive and do day hikes- which was perfect. This is a beautiful home and perfect for large groups.
- Guest Erin B.
- Date of stay 06/21/12
- Review Submitted 07/03/12
Thanks for a great stay over Memorial Day WeekendGuest comment entered by owner
Thanks for a great stay over Memorial Day Weekend
We wanted to thank you for a wonderful stay at the house on Shadow Mountain Lake. The view was nice, we fit everyone into the house without a problem and it was clean and smoke free. Our girls all settled in – in fact my daughter wants to go back next year. I’m sorry to hear that the lock box is giving you a problem, we hope your next guests were able to get it open. Thanks again for the quick response, great communication, and professionalism. Cheers,
- Guest H. Virginia
- Date of stay 05/28/11
- Review Submitted 09/30/11
This house is truly amazing. The online pictures do not depict how beautiful this home is or the natural Colorado landscape that surrounds it. From the time we first contacted John to the time we left, he was helpful, caring, & honest. Since I am in a power wheelchair, I needed exact measurements of doorways, shower entries, hallway width, etc. He addressed my questions honestly...that I would have trouble with some entries. John even let us take the door off the master bathroom so I could squeeze through the doorway. Although I was unable to get in the master shower, my sons, their wives, & my grandchildren loved it. I did use the big, GRAND tub in there. Everywhere in the house there was attention to architectual & interior design. The elevator allowed me to participate in family activities on three of the four floors...a BIG plus! I could enter the front door ( no steps) or enter through the garage (no steps)....an unusual feature!!! I would suggest future renters bring a port-a-pot to set over the master toilet so they have handles to use as there aren't any bars. The kitchen walkway around the island was tight for my powerchair, but moving the chairs from the bar made it more accessible. Would I rent this property again? ABSOLUTELY!!! Our family had a GREAT time enjoying one another & interacting in this house & at Grand Lake.
- Guest Soup (Dighton, KS)
- Date of stay 07/28/11
- Review Submitted 08/23/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, people with disabilities, girls getaway.
Golden Toad Christmas Party
Golden Toad Christmas Party
We rented this house for a Christmas Party/ mountain getaway for our volunteers who help us throughout the summer at our BBQ competitions. We rent many homes throughout the year, and this was by far the best! We did have a slight hiccup with the oven not working when we cooked our Monkey Bread in the morning, but being a competition BBQ team, we came prepared with our own smoker to cook our prime rib roasts for dinner. The house was beautiful and very clean. We were a party of 12 people, and we never felt crowded. We hope to be back! We didn't see any moose, but we loved the snow! Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home!
- Guest Sara65 (Highlands Ranch, CO )
- Date of stay 12/17/10
- Review Submitted 12/20/10
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Guest comment entered by owner
Dear John & Karen, Thank you for letting us rent your beautiful home. It was such a great weekend for us! Your home is beautiful and cozy and we loved every minute of it. What was best about the house and Grand Lake? The peaceful surroundings, the views and the beautiful home.
- Guest The S Family
- Date of stay 10/16/10
- Review Submitted 10/18/10
Guest comment entered by owner
I wanted to let you know that we had an absolutely fabulous time staying at your place in Grand Lake! We found a great spot (our own littlepeninsula) right on the water and spent all of Saturday lounging by Shadow Mountain Lake, swimming, playing games and making a Crayfish bake. We went into town on Sunday and then came back to the house to grill and watch a perfect view of the fireworks from the driveway. It was spectacular. The house was huge, the kitchen was perfect for all the cooking we did and we could not have had a better stay.
- Guest KL
- Date of stay 07/02/10
- Review Submitted 07/09/10
Guest comment entered by owner
We had the best time in your home on Shadow Mtn. It was our 50th anniversary and so all of our kids and grandkids were there. We had a moose sit at the bottom of the hill and just stare at the house. We had a mtn blue bird that flew over daily, The mtn swallows were beautiful in their bright green colors, the marmot that lives in the wood pile peeked at the kids everyday. They all caught fish in Shadow mtn lake we watched the osprey feed their babies in the nests. But best of all the big square table where we could play games and eat together was a great addition. Thanks for sharing this little bit of nature's paradise. Pat
- Guest Pat & Gerry
- Date of stay 06/02/10
- Review Submitted 06/21/10
Guest comment entered by owner
Hey John, we had an absolute perfect time and you have a beautiful house! Thanksgiving dinner was wonderful!
- Guest LF
- Date of stay 11/29/09
- Review Submitted 04/22/10
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4 night min stay
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|Winter in Grand Lake
Sep 15 - May 14
2 night min stay
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- Nearest Airport: Denver Int, Steamboat Springs at 125 Miles
- Nearest Train: Amtrak serves Granby at 12 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: US 34 at 0.6 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Sol Vista (and Winter Park is just 35 miss away) at 14 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Grand Lake at 6 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Betty's at 2 Miles
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: We love Colorado's mountain lake areas and we found ourselves spending so much time up here with our young family that we bought a cabin and then another and before long I was building, buying and selling throughout Grand County. This home is our latest design and was built by us to take advantage of its unique location. We are proud of the design and feel of the home and think you will love it too.
Why the Owner Chose Grand Lake:
Grand County is in very close proximity to the metro Denver area and is a year round playground... snow brings on cross-country and alpine skiing (Sol Vista & Winter Park) and snowmobiling on over 100 miles of groomed trails. The summer months we can play in and on the lake, out on the islands and of course the magnificent Rocky Mountain National Park. Locals will ride ATV's, take hikes, fish (rivers and lakes abound) and play on their jet skis and power boats and don' forget sailing on magnificent Grand Lake. Spring brings it's flowers and in the fall we have some of the most outstanding aspen seasons along with the elk rooting in RMNP so it is a true 4 season destination. The Fall season is wonderful with the highlight being the Aspens and Elk rutting in RMNP.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
-Access to the public dock at the south shore of Shadow Mountain Lake -proximity to the Town of Grand Lake and Rocky Mountain National Park -one of the best subdivisions in Grand County -snowmobiling on the lake (during certain times of the year) -hiking to Adams Falls & Monarch Lake
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Large friendly floorplan with elevator & stair access to all formal bedrooms
Large gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar (seats 4) and check out the veggie sink
View of Shadow Mt ake & RMNP from dock. Public accessible dock just steps away
Three secondary bedrooms, each with access to Jack'nJill Bath or private bath
Lots of outdoor adventures in and around Grand Lake
Great Room with gas (2 sided) fireplace & large flatscreen TV
One of our local residents...
spacious living room with vaulted ceiling, faux accents and deck access
Mid September in Colorado's high country
The Master Suite has lake views, breakfast deck and european influenced bathroom
Large Southwest facing deck has outdoor seating for 8 and NG Bar-B-Que
The Crows Nest with lake views. Features pull out bed, mini-bar & office
Islands to picnic on Shadow Mountain Lake
Family Room located on Terrace Level accessible from our elevator
Day break on nearby Lake Granby, just one of our three local recreational lakes
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