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Perfect Family or Couples Retreat; Colorado River Trails Start in Back Yard

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Last updated: 07/16/2015

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Relax or play with family and friends at this large comfortable mountain cabin. The living room, dining room and kitchen are open with 30' ceiling, floor to ceiling windows, and a gas fireplace. You can snowmobile, mountain bike or snowshoe right from the driveway. There's a large loft upstairs currently being remodeled into an adult/sports bar area. Set the kids up with a movie in the living room while the adults enjoy happy hour upstairs. Relax in the hammock or patio, hike to the headwaters of the Colorado River from the back yard, or explore Rocky Mountain National Park, only a few miles from home.
Take the beautiful 45 minute drive to Winter Park or to the tubing hill in Fraser. Steamboat Springs is within an hour and a half. Stop at the natural Hot Sulpher Springs on your way home. The golf course, cross country ski, and snowshoe trails are 3 blocks away. Across the back yard is a trail system that leads to the headwaters of the Colorado River. About a quarter mile to Grand Lake Golf Course.

Shopping and dining are highlights of historic Grand Lake. Moose are frequent visitors to the Aspen grove in back. Whatever your activity, whatever the season, end your day roasting marshmellows and star gazing around the fire pit.

Whether you're looking for activities galore, or need a warm, comfortable, spacious retreat, this inviting mountain cabin, on the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park is the perfect getaway.

Keywords: Large Home with Frequent Moose Sightings Near Skiing, Sledding, Golf, Mountain Bike Trails


Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    One adult per child (flexible)...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    California King in Master upstairs...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Living Room: 1 baby crib, 2 sleep sofa /futon

    2 Couchs pull out; Easier if only need 1; portable crib;...moreless

  • King size beds (1) Cal King, Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Upstairs by Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Shower with seat; downstairs;...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Columbine CC does not allow renters to use community facilities, but boat rentals are available on Grand Lake, Shadow Mtn. Lake, and Lake Granby; some fishing equipment available, and can retain guides for lake and or stream fly fishing;...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    No cable or internet, so family forced to talk with each other, but hundreds of movies...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Over 1000 movies...moreless


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


  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Large screen TV with 100s of movies; Loft area for kids...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    with bean grinder...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    includes waffle maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Wok, waffle maker, coffee bean grinder available...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Most staples...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Only 1/4 mile to Grand Lake golf course...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Wildflowers galore...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    XC from home; 25 minutes to Ski Granby Ranch (great for family and new skiers); 45 minutes to Winter Park; 1 hour 10 minutes to Steamboat...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Short walk to tennis courts; also pickle ball...moreless



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Discounts: 7 nights or more: $279 Nightly

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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning fee; can vary; $200
  • Tax Rate 9.7%


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Snowmobiling, XC skiing, and snow shoeing from drive or trail head in back yard. 1/2 mile from Rocky Mtn National Park. 45 minutes from Winter Park. 1 hour 10 minutes from Steamboat. 2 blocks from golf course.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: I'm a single dad with two college graduates. I work in Denver, and spend free (and some work) time between this Grand Lake retreat (my favorite place in the world) and Florida. Being self employed allows me the freedom to combine work and play.

Why the Owner Chose Grand Lake:
I love most outdoor activities, and Grand Lake is the perfect spot for skiing, dirtbiking, mountain biking, snowmobiling, and cross country skiing. Not being at the base of a ski area seems to give you a more down to earth collection of people. Whether I'm out playing or do no more than read a book, watch the moose and elk play in the yard, or visiting with friends, I've never felt happier or more at home than Grand Lake, Colorado

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
I can ski on the way to or from the cabin, and once there, every activity the Rocky Mountains offer can be accessed from the driveway. Gazing at the stars or enjoying fireside chats with friends by the outdoor firepit are a highlight. If more in need of R&R, watching one of the 1000+ movies at the cabin, with a nap part of the afternoon, sends me back to work relaxed, refreshed, and anxious to return.

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  • Warm Spacious A Frame

    Warm Spacious A Frame

  • Spacious Inviting Living Area

    Spacious Inviting Living Area

  • Bring Your Sled

    Bring Your Sled

  • View of Baldy from Master BR

    View of Baldy from Master BR

  • Cal King Upstairs

    Cal King Upstairs

  • Guest Room #2

    Guest Room #2

  • Huddle Around the Fire Pit

    Huddle Around the Fire Pit

  • Summer wildflowers

    Summer wildflowers

  • Moose Cruising the Back Yard

    Moose Cruising the Back Yard

  • Seating for 10

    Seating for 10

  • Enjoy the Views from Warmth and Comfort

    Enjoy the Views from Warmth and Comfort

  • Queen Bed in Guest Room 1

    Queen Bed in Guest Room 1

  • Master BR Upstairs

    Master BR Upstairs

  • Enjoy a Good Book by the Fire

    Enjoy a Good Book by the Fire

  • From back yard in Fall

    From back yard in Fall

  • Moose babies in Spring

    Moose babies in Spring

VRBO #328748

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