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Charming, Cozy, Classic Mountain Cabin (Mt/Lake Views)

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The Happy Cabin, nicely nestled in the wild woods

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Last updated: 07/06/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Come home to the old-time mountain cabin of your dreams -- a rustic, 1950s-era Grand Lake cabin rental with all the comforts of modern life, just minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park! This little slice of heaven offers stellar views of Park peaks and Shadow Mountain Lake from the large great room picture window and the huge wrap-around deck (which more than suffice for the purposeful lack of TV). Every day from this Grand Lake cabin vacation rental you'll see elk, moose, foxes, and more wildlife right out the front door! A fine and growing aspen grove greets you in the front yard. Inside and out, it's clean, peaceful, romantic, cozy and inviting -- it's all that and more!

This cute-as-all-get-out Grand Lake cabin rental has pinewood interior with an 11-foot-tall pitched ceiling with open beams, wood-burning stove and natural stone fireplace. It's truly a classic cabin with warm wood ambiance -- you'll love playing board games and reading or flat lazing away the day by the fire inside, but the outdoors are the finest playground in the Rockies. Master bedroom with queen bed (sleeps 2). In main room is the Murphy bed (sleeps 2), single bed, and short couch for naps or a child. No smoking indoors please. Nice campfire pit. Get in here! A wonderful time awaits you when you rent this Grand Lake cabin.

Guests have remarked that this humble yet sweet mountain cabin is the best vacation value west of the Mississippi, and certainly this side of the Great Divide. You'll cherish our authentic mountain retreat when you rent this Grand Lake cabin. Check out the reviews below. Some of our favorite comments from the guest registry:

“Thanks for making an affordable vacation in the Rockies possible.”
“Wow, what a beautiful cabin! Cooked in both nights, could hardly leave the peace and quietness of this wonderful cabin.”
“We felt at home as soon as we walked in the front door!”
“Doggies love it here.”
“You have a wonderful cabin -- the best we've found so far: comfortable (especially the bed) and warm and cabin-y!”
“We loved waking up to that view!”
“What a wonderful quiet mountain retreat! We thoroughly enjoyed being here -- the sky chair (we had to take turns!), your great assortment of board games, no TV or clock (hurray! thank you!), your clean and cozy cabin and fun fire pit.”
“We'll never forget the incredible wildlife, including the huge bull moose we saw while out for a walk and the red fox right outside the back door!”

The happy cabin lies just about two miles from the quaint Western town of Grand Lake - a wonderful town on the largest natural lake in Colorado that's great for couples and families. Walk (in winter, cross-country ski) out the cabin door to the lake or to the North Fork of the Colorado River. The dirt roads all around the cabin are great for dog walks, sweet views of the mountains and lakes and scattering of cabins and second homes.

In winter, Grand Lake is the self-proclaimed Snowmobile Capital of Colorado. Cross-country ski or snowshoe in the Park, or the Grand Lake nordic track (doubles as golf course in summer), drive 20 minutes to Sol Vista Ski Area, 25 minutes to Nordic ski areas, or 35 minutes to Winter Park and Mary Jane world-class downhill ski areas.


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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Lots of board games from Monopoly to backgammon to Twister and a whole bunch more!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please do not smoke inside the cabin. Thank you! ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Please remove nice quilt from bedroom queen bed if you are bringing dogs. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There's 8 steps leading up to the deck and front door. You can also get to the deck from the 3-step side stairs, but it would be tricky to maneuver the wheelchair to that staircase. Not recommended. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 3-5

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Murphy Beds (1)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Wood-burning stove, Firewood provided, Stereo has iPod & MP3 player dock. In kitchen are toaster and coffee maker. No microwave, No TV - Read a Book or Go Outside!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games:

    Lots of board games, from backgammon to Monopoly and much more!...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Old-fangled iPod/MP3 player and CD player/radio. ...moreless

  • Stereo

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Catch glimpses of Shadow Mountain Lake through the lodgepoles and aspens. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The snow-capped peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park are visible from inside the cabin and from the deck. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Fireplace:

    All firewood is provided for free....moreless

  • Garage:

    Cars cannot park in the garage. There is no covered parking available....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Thermostat. Wood-burning stove. Electric portable heater. Fireplace. ...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Driveway can accommodate 2 or more cars, even a trailer. ...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Local calls only, or use calling card. But you probably have your own cell phone anyway. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Fireplace:

    All firewood is provided for free....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    All firewood is provided for free....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    All plates, pots, pans, silverware are provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Has all pots, pans, plates and utensils...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Condiments in fridge, coffee in cupboard, along with other sundries you are welcome to....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Some condiments (ketchup, salad dressing, etc) may be left in refrigerator. Use them if you'd like!...moreless

  • Stove:

    Yellow master valve that shuts on/off propane may need to be turned one-quarter turn to turn gas on upon arriving. Light pilot lights by lifting up stove lid and applying a lighter/match to pilots....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.5
from 6 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer > Fall
May 21 - Oct 15, 2015
2 night min stay
$135
$810
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$115
$690

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • One-time cleaning fee $45
  • Pet Fee $10
  • Tax Rate 5.7%

Notes:

Arrival time is after 4pm. Departure time by 10am.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 07/06/2015
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Location

100 Miles
Nearest Airport
Denver International Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Downtown Grand Lake
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Grand Lake Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy. 34 (aka Trail Ridge Road)
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Downtown Grand Lake
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ski Granby Ranch (Winter Park/Mary Jane 35 mins)
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Pine Beach, on Shadow Mountain Lake

Walking, Utterly Relaxing, Golf (2 mini golf courses in town, plus 1 championship link near by), Mountain Climbing, Strolling through Downtown Grand Lake

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: Born in Colorado, raised back east, moved back to ski bum it after college, moved to the west coast, third time was the charm, this time with wife (to be) in tow. While I have been the typical Colorado guy who climbs mountains, Sweetie (the wife) always made me stop along the trail to smell the flowers and not overlook the way the sun sparkles through the aspen leaves. Our two young daughters go one better, stopping the both of us to point out worms and bugs along the trail.

Why the Owner Chose Grand Lake:
Upon getting married in 1997, my wife and I searched the mountains of Colorado far and wide for our little slice of heaven. Our agreement (second of the summer!) was that the place had to 'sing' to the both of us. We figured we'd find a few acres and, someday, build an A-frame on it. In the third summer of our search, my wife overheard an office-mate talk about their Grand Lake cabin they were looking to sell. We headed up to look at it. I'll never forget when we walked up the steps and opened the front door to look inside. At the same second, we both said, 'Wow!' It was just what we were looking for -- charming, rustic, cozy, classic old-time mountain cabin. Sold! Total bonus that the town of Grand Lake is just as sweet a mountain town as you can ask for. Double-bonus that it's utterly kid-friendly, which works for our two girls just fine. Triple-bonus that the views from the cabin are into Rocky Mountain National Park.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
In the time BC (Before Children) we would spend most weekends up at the cabin, and more often than not doing what might be described as exactly nothing. In winter months we'd sit in rocking chairs, feeding the wood stove, reading newspapers, magazines and books, watching the clouds float by above the lake and over the mountains of the park. We like to keep a look out the window or from the deck for elk and moose and foxes that live in the area -- never fails to excite. We like to play board games, from Monopoly and Battleship to Twister and backgammon, and take walks right out the door on the dirt roads over to the North Fork of the Colorado River or just around the area. Good fun mountain biking, too. Our dogs ('the boys') love the area, probably as much as we do -- and, with wild fragrances all around, maybe more!


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • The Happy Cabin, nicely nestled in the wild woods

    The Happy Cabin, nicely nestled in the wild woods

  • Nicely nestled in the mountain forest

    Nicely nestled in the mountain forest

  • Wood-burning stove with a view to the kitchen and back door

    Wood-burning stove with a view to the kitchen and back door

  • Stone fireplace invites you to stay inside and snuggle

    Stone fireplace invites you to stay inside and snuggle

  • Single day bed snug in the corner.

    Single day bed snug in the corner.

  • Bedroom - you'll never sleep so long and deep as in this cozy enclave!

    Bedroom - you'll never sleep so long and deep as in this cozy enclave!

  • Lovely views offer glimpses of Shadow Mountain Lake and the park peaks

    Lovely views offer glimpses of Shadow Mountain Lake and the park peaks

  • View from the deck to the lake and Mount Neva in the Indian Peaks Wilderness

    View from the deck to the lake and Mount Neva in the Indian Peaks Wilderness

  • View from the deck to Arapaho Pass and glimpses of Shadow Mountain Lake

    View from the deck to Arapaho Pass and glimpses of Shadow Mountain Lake

  • Moose Central: a local yokel welcomes visitors

    Moose Central: a local yokel welcomes visitors

  • Stone fireplace encourages lollygagging and deep relaxation

    Stone fireplace encourages lollygagging and deep relaxation

  • Inside the cabin, looking out to the morning sun that bathes the cabin each day

    Inside the cabin, looking out to the morning sun that bathes the cabin each day

  • Wood-burning stove, Murphy bed hidden behind the pine wall, and picture window

    Wood-burning stove, Murphy bed hidden behind the pine wall, and picture window

  • Tidy but effective kitchen gives you everything you need within arm's reach

    Tidy but effective kitchen gives you everything you need within arm's reach

  • Lodgepole pines in the back, aspen grove in the front.

    Lodgepole pines in the back, aspen grove in the front.

  • View out over Shadow Mountain Lake & to the snow-capped peaks in the nat'l park

    View out over Shadow Mountain Lake & to the snow-capped peaks in the nat'l park

  • Moose out on the dirt road - we're not sure if this was Bullwinkle or not.

    Moose out on the dirt road - we're not sure if this was Bullwinkle or not.

  • The old man of the forest

    The old man of the forest

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 60%
  • Calendar last updated 07/06/2015
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