The Perfect Escape, 3BR Log Chalet, Views, Ski, Hike + More
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- Minimum stay:2-4 nights
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Our perfect escape from a hectic life is our beautiful log home perched on the side of a mountain at 8300ft with spectacular views overlooking the Fraser Valley and the Never Summer Mountain Range. There are several decks, but the rear deck facing west, off of the main living area and breakfast nook, offers breathtaking views year round.
Our home is centrally located in one of the premier vacation spots in Colorado. We are located in the Innsbruck-Val Moritz development, just outside the Sol Vista Ski area (literally a two minute drive over the hill) and only 20 minutes to the Winter Park Ski Area, and with easy access to seasonal snowmobile or ATV rentals, great snow shoeing and hiking trails. We are 8 miles to Grand Lake, Shadow Mountain Lake and Lake Granby for boat rentals and great fly fishing, only 10 miles to Hot Sulphur Springs to enjoy the natural hot springs (a favorite destination since 1846), about 15 miles to Rocky Mountain National Park for great hiking, surrounded by several golf courses (Grand Elk, Pole Creek, and Headwaters Golf Course), and only 1 mile to a shopping plaza for groceries. There are also some great local restaurants, so we can give you some tips. We also have hiking maps and published guide books for the area (bring your GPS).
You will love the cozy look, feel and scent of natural wood log throughout our home with a total of 2650 square feet of finished living space. The main floor offers a large main floor living area with gas fireplace and glass doors leading to the deck, with a large eat-in kitchen with breakfast nook that offers 180 degree views of the valley, together with a bedroom (queen size) and bath and full laundry and mud room. The upper level is the master bedroom (king size), master bath and loft with desk and views. The lower level offers a recreation room with 60” big screen TV (lots of movies on DVD), and third bedroom (queen size) and bath. Our home offers plenty of room for several couples and kids for a comfortable weekend escape or weeks of vacationing in the Rocky Mountains. Our home easily sleeps 6 adults (3 couples), with plenty of room for air mattresses for several more young adults to camp-in. There is lots of privacy with three separate levels and living areas. The large deck facing west, and convenient gas BBQ, makes summer nights and sunsets with friends to remember.
If you have to look after business on occasion, we understand. We have wi-fi and a small office area and desk in the loft area, with a great view that inspires. Cell coverage is typically excellent at the house.
Sorry, but no pets or smoking in our perfect escape.
Keywords: Sol Vista, Winter Park, Granby Ranch area, Grand Lake area, Rocky Mountain National Park, RMNP, log home, cabin, romantic, retreat, mountain views, ski, snow mobile, ATV, hike, bike, kayak, fly fish, golf, snow shoe
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- 3.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Washing Machine:
- Parking Off Street
- Gas Fireplace
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Video Library
- Video Game Console
- Video Games
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Live Theater
- Mountain Biking
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Enjoy Natural Hot Springs year round in Hot Sulphur Springs
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parents of five
parents of five
Very nice home. Loved the view and easy access to the ski area. Plenty of room for our whole family!
- Guest mrsmwm
- Date of stay 03/17/13
- Review Submitted 04/12/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway.
Super Nice Vacation Home
Super Nice Vacation Home
We stayed for an entire week in this beautiful, well maintained home. Both the owners, Tony and Carol have an eye for detail throughout the house, i.e. Blow Dryer in the master bathroom right next to the mirror, this is just one example. The house has great character, plenty of space, great kitchen with everything necessary to prepare a nice meal and perfect views. My kids enjoyed the encounter one night from the porch with plenty of deer. Skiing and all the necessary amenities are close by. Perfect communication from the beginning to the end with Tony and Carol. We highly recommend this property to anyone. We definitely will be back. Again thanks for a pleasant vacation
- Guest oliver
- Date of stay 02/16/13
- Review Submitted 02/25/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
50th Birthday Week
50th Birthday Week
My wife, 2 daughters, son, niece, and I thoroughly enjoyed 5 nights in this log chalet! The 3 bedrooms with baths on different floors gave everyone enough space for thier own privacy. The views from the dining table and the deck were incredible. A grocery store a mile down the road was extremely convenient. We stayed busy the entire time with Granby Ranch nearly walking distance, the West entrance to the Rocky Mountain National Park 30 minutes to the North, and Winter Park 30 minutes to the South. We will always fondly remember our vacation.
- Guest Joe
- Date of stay 06/17/12
- Review Submitted 07/01/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
We had an excellent time and were very comfortable with spacious rooms - lots of room for 5 adults and two children. We loved the location...very close to Sol Vista and and a short drive to Rocky Mountain. We found plenty to do and there were the convenience of a very nice grocery store nearby. We would defiantly stay there again!
- Guest Mountain Explorers
- Date of stay 03/25/12
- Review Submitted 03/29/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, romantic getaway.
Great Winter Stay!
Great Winter Stay!
The seven of us could not be happier with this rental. Beautiful views, wide open deck with deer enhancing this location just feet away from us. We found everything perfect and had a wonderful time in the area. We definitely hope to rent this again in the future.
- Guest Monica & Greg
- Date of stay 12/26/11
- Review Submitted 01/16/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
Our first VRBO experience and we LOVED it!! Beautiful property ... hated to leave.
- Guest Pat
- Date of stay 06/19/11
- Review Submitted 07/14/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
What a view!!!
What a view!!!
My husband and I spent our honeymoon at the mountain home in Granby, and we had a wonderful time! We loved the views and the accommodations were great. It was a nice way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and we enjoyed the restaurants and hiking trails near the house. It was cool eating breakfast on the patio with deer just a couple feet away from us. We would definitely recommend staying here to anyone!
- Guest Andrea
- Date of stay 08/02/09
- Review Submitted 01/25/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway.
Guest comment entered by owner
We very much enjoyed our stay. The house is very comfortable and the view is fantastic.
- Guest Victor B. and Family
- Date of stay 12/29/10
- Review Submitted 01/13/11
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2 night min stay
Discounts: 10 nights or more $175 nightly
|Independence Day Week
Jul 3 - Jul 7
2 night min stay
|Labor Day Weekend
Aug 30 - Sep 3
2 night min stay
|Winter Holiday & NewYears
Dec 21 - Jan 1
4 night min stay
Jan 2 - Apr 7
2 night min stay
Discounts: 10 nights or more $235 nightly
Additional information about rental rates
One time setup and cleaning fee $125.00. Fee waived for stays of 6 nights or longer.
Damage deposit or damage insurance required and will be provided with quotation.
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Just over the hill from the house, Sol Vista Basin Ski Resort is one of Colorado's best kept secrets. Winter fun with 35 ski trails covering 2 mountains, ski school, snowboard rentals. A great family ski area for beginners. For summer time, it is Sol Vista Bike Park for mountain biking fun, bike rentals and more....MoreCollapse
Monarch Lake Trailhead: 9.4 mi trail. This enjoyable day hike leads to a series of 3 scenic waterfalls spread over .5 miles of pristine lower-subalpine forest. Visitors will enjoy deep-green backwoods, summer wildflowers and extensive aspen populations that yield marvelous autumn colors...MoreCollapse
Pole Creek Golf Course is a "must play" if you happen to be in the mountains of Colorado in summertime. Most people can identify with the top-notch skiing at the nearby Winter Park Resort, but there's world-class golf to be had just a few miles down the road at Pole Creek. With an elevation of 8,600 feet, the course is only open for about 4 months of the year because of snow cover, but when it's open, it presents a wonderful challenge. There are now 27 holes in all, across three lots of 9 holes: the Meadow, Ranch and Ridge. The Meadow and Ranch comprise the original 18 holes, and encompass plenty of tree-lined holes plus water hazards in the form of the river that runs west to east, and 4 lak...MoreCollapse
Several rental companies with access to trails nearby. Ride the Continental Divide on Colorado snowmobiling trails as you never have before. Tours top out at nearly 12,000 feet with views of the entire Winter Park Ski area and the Fraser Valley . Perfect for the beginner to intermediate rider and families looking to experience Colorado 's backcountry on a snowmobile....MoreCollapse
Several rental companies on main street. Explore the beautiful surroundings of the Arapahoe National Forest by ATV. Over 100 miles of roads and trails to ride outside Grand Lake near Rocky Mountain National Park. Fantastic views of the three lakes region. From beginner to expert riding trails. Hunter, Fisherman local rentals and group rates available....MoreCollapse
On the historic boardwalk, in the heart of Grand Lake, Colorado, there are more than 60 stores, restaurants, saloons and galleries. Handcrafted furniture, outdoor gear, casual women’s clothing, locally-designed jewelry, rustic mountain home furnishings, quilts, sculptures, pottery, candles, Christmas decorations and more… visit one or all of the retailers for unique products you won’t find anywhere else in Colorado...MoreCollapse
Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the easiest-to-use parks in the national park system and it attracts more than 3 million visitors each year. There is an abundance of wildlife such as bighorn sheep, ptarmigan, coyote, and elk. In June and July the meadows and hillsides are splashed with the color of the wildflowers. Our house is located approximately 20 minutes to the Kawuneeche Visitor Center and the entrance to the park on the western slope. The more commercialized entrance is the eastern slope at the town Estes Park. Both are beautiful places to enter the park. The drive through the park from Grand Lake over the Continential Divide to Estes Park is about 60 miles or 2 hours....MoreCollapse
- Nearest Airport: Denver International Airport at 109 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Hwy 40 at 1.6 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Lake Granby at 12 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: The Inn at Silver Creek at 1 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Sol Vista (Ski Granby Ranch) at 1 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Headwaters Golf at Granby Ranch at 1 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: The Inn at Silver Creek at 1 Miles
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: Hi, we are Tony and Carol. I relocated from New York nearly 20 years ago for a career opportunity with a small consulting firm. I stayed for the great lifestyle. Carol is a Colorado native who grew up in the Denver/Boulder area. We both have busy careers that require lots of travel. When we can, we like to combine business travel and pleasure to explore new places. We have both traveled around the world on business, but we always look forward to coming home to Colorado. Our kids all reside in Colorado and love it. We both love the outdoors and so many things to do in Colorado. We love motorcycling around the state, the jeep culture, kayaking and skiing, but also the great comedy clubs, sports scene and restaurants in Denver. So any time of the year there is always something fun to do.
Why the Owner Chose Granby Ranch (formerly SolVista):
We fell in love with the area when the kids were little and we were looking for a great family ski vacation area. Silver Creek, later to become Sol Vista ski area was the perfect place to learn to ski. After many ski trips, and expanding our ski vacations to Winter Park and more challenging terrain, we found snow shoeing, sledding and were introduced to snowmobiling. Coming back in the summers, the attraction became hiking, the lakes and ATV rentals. With so much to do, a second home became first a dream. A log home in the mountains. We were able to make it a reality. Our house is the perfect retreat, only 85 miles from our home in Littleton Colorado. It's a great vacation area and always the perfect escape from a busy work week.
The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
Our house is uniquely situated right outside the Sol Vista ski area so its only a two minute drive over the hill to the lifts. Sol Vista is a great family ski resort. For more challenge and night life, we are only 20 minutes to Winter Park and Mary Jane. For Snow Shoeing, its only a short drive to Devil's Thumb Ranch and the Shadow Mountain YMCA. Both summer and winter, this is a great recreational area with convenient shopping, access to golf courses and restaurants, all while enjoying the serenity and beauty of the Rocky Mountains. With our house perched overlooking the Fraser Valley, the views are spectacular, day or night.
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Exterior View Looking West
Full Kitchen with breakfast nook and extra seating for up to eight guests.
Cozy main floor with romantic fireplace and views
Facing west, winter view from the deck
Master Bedroom with Vaulted Ceilings
Main floor bath with shower, one of three baths.
Great hiking trails and fishing at Monarch Lake
Spectacular Rocky Mountains in the Fall. Our home is photo center / right.
View West Overlooking Fraser Valley
Enjoy Breakfast with 180 Degree Views
A cozy hideaway right outside the Sol Vista ski area. Access 4WD recommended.
Loft and office area with a view that inspires
Spacious sunny bedroom with queen bed, east side, main floor.
Lower Level Recreation Room with Wide Screen TV, Movies and Stereo
Excellent snowmobiling, 100 miles of groomed trails, near Grand Lake
Paved private drive and decks
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