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Deluxe Rocky Mountain Ski Chalet

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Lodge, 5 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 15-17)

Our beautiful, recently built, Canadian-log home offers spectacular views of the Continental Divide, beds for an extended family of a dozen or more, and a fifteen-minute drive to Winter Park/Mary Jane ski resorts (the driveway and county road are plowed). The entire front of the house is spanned by picture windows and a deck.

The alpine and Nordic skiing are world-class. In summer, the fishing, hiking, rafting, and mountain biking are superb (we have all the trail books and guides).

We are especially interested in renting to responsible groups and families with a potential interest in return rentals.

Keywords: Canadian Log Cabin, giant picture windows, spectacular views, peaceful and healing

More Details

Jeff Franklin or Judy Lucas
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Jeff Franklin or Judy Lucas

Jeff is Vice Chancellor of Undergraduate Services at the University of Colorado Denver. You can find him online at at the CU Denver English Department site.

Judy is a Massage Therapist.

Son Tyler works in Madison, WI, and daughter Emma works in Boulder.

Jeff Franklin or Judy Lucas purchased this lodge in 2003

Why Jeff Franklin or Judy Lucas chose Winter Park

We chose the location because of its sheer beauty, relative isolation combined with convenient shopping and proximity to Winter Park/Mary Jane ski resort and the Rocky Mountain National Park.

What makes this lodge unique

Whether skiing, boarding, hiking, fishing, rafting, mountain biking, golfing, tubing, horseback ridding, or just sitting on the deck soaking in the view of the Continental Divide, this is the place, at least for us.


Winter Park Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Main Floor Guest Bathroom - toilet
  • There is a jacuzzi tub.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Master Bedroom, Main Floor - 1 king , French doors lead out onto the deck overlooking the valley
    Tyler's Upstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Emma's Upstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Downstairs Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Upstairs Loft - 1 twin/ single
    Downstairs Bunk Bedroom - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single , Each of the two bunk beds has 1 queen and 1 twin
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (5), Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Local area attractions include: Downhill skiing at Winter Park/Mary Jane Nordic Skiing and Snowshoeing at Devil's Thumb Ranch and Horseback Riding and Sledding Tubing and Sledding Mountain Biking Pole Creek Golf Course Fishing, Canoeing, White Water Rafting, Kayaking Lakes and Rivers


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Deluxe Rocky Mountain Ski Chalet
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
Brookfield, WI

Spectacular View

  • 5 of 5

I have never stayed in a ski country rental with such an amzing setting. The view is fabulous. The home was very spacious for our group of 7 skiers. It is a really unique place. One small note is that there is no Cable TV, but that was totally fine for us - conversation and trips into town filled the after ski time!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home for the holidays

  • 5 of 5

This Rocky Mountain property was absolutely beautiful and very comfortable. Its so close to both Fraser and Winter Park. We will absolutely be back. Thanks Judy!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO

Beautiful Home for Reunion!

  • 5 of 5

Pine Marten was the perfect place for our high school reunion of eight women. The beautiful home comfortably accommodated all of us as we enjoyed the spectacular views of the changing colors and dining at the gorgeous dining table. The location is perfect for exploring the surrounding area for hiking, biking and other Colorado scenic towns. Most all of us grew up learning to ski at Winter Park, providing much fun reminiscing about the early days skiing Winter Park. Jeff and Judy were most helpful in making our stay memorable. We would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home with Amazing Views!

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted to stay in your beautiful home which was able to accommodate our three large families! The views are spectacular and the location felt off the beaten path but is actually only minutes away from Winter Park and YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch both of which offered lots of fun activities for all our children and many amazing places for hiking. The house is lovely, tasteful and comfortable for a larger group. We would most definitely stay again and would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning views for large groups!

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed staying in your home. It was a wonderful weekend away from our kids and it provided some much needed relaxation. We felt right at home! Everyone was really impressed with the view and we enjoyed most of our meals on the deck while watching the fox wrestle in your backyard! Loved that the house was close to town but didn't feel like it. We felt like we were miles out in the mountains!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property with stellar views.

  • 5 of 5

The house is stunning, tasteful, comfortable, and spacious. The views are absolutely terrific. The property is accessible but feels private and secluded. It's close enough to many wonderful attractions - the towns of Winter Park and Fraser and Tabernash, the Winter Park and Mary Jane Ski and Snowboard slopes, Devil's Thumb Ranch, many amazing places for hiking, snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, and mountain biking - but is removed from traffic and noise and light pollution. I would absolutely recommend this property to everyone from couples looking to a secluded weekend away to large families looking for a week of fun in the mountains. I look forward to returning to this place often!!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
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Car: recommended

Fun options for summer:

1. Go hiking. There are many breathtaking hikes nearby, ranging from easy to extreme. See the trail books and trail maps in the house. You can take an instant leisurely walk by just going down the hill from the house, turn left, and down into the valley. If you drive down the hill from the house , you come to the Devil’s Thumb trailhead, which provides gentle hikes in lovely alpine valley’s or strenuous hikes up to the top of the Continental Divide. Alternately, Monarch Lake offers lovely, gentle hikes for the whole family.

2. Go mountain biking. Shops in Winter Park and Fraser rent trail bikes. If you want a hair-raising experience, take bikes up the ski lift at the slopes and ride down.

3. Go fly fishing. Nearby are world-class fly-fishing sites, including the upper Colorado River. There are good fly shops in Fraser and Tabernash.

4. Go tubing or rafting on the upper Colorado River. There are rafting/tubing outfits in Fraser and Winter Park.

5. Go canoeing or just exploring around Lake Granby, Shadow Lake, or Grand Lake. Drive up to Grand Lake (45 minutes) and check out the options in that quaint little mountain tourist town. It offers canoe rental, homemade ice cream, gift shops, horseback riding, and the highest-elevation yacht club in the nation.

6. Go up to the Rocky Mountain National Park (immediately north of Grand Lake). The drive through the park is breathtaking, and you are sure to see elk, deer.

7. Go to Devil’s Thumb Ranch by Tabernash (10-minute drive from the house). They offer horseback riding, fly fishing lessons, a full spa with heated pool, massage, 4-star restaurant, etc.

8. Drive up to Kremmling to the Hot Sulfur Springs and melt into bliss.

9. Go to the giant alpine slides at the base of the Winter Park Resort slopes--fast and fun for the whole family. You also can take a lift up the slopes, and there is a restaurant on the side of the mountain.

10. Go to a musical or cultural event. Winter Park Resort hosts concerts and festivals off-and-on throughout the summer. Check online before you arrive or at the Information Center in Fraser or Winter Park. There’s a rodeo every Saturday night in Granby.

11. Have a nighttime campfire. There’s a fire pit in the backyard--good for story telling and marshmallow roasting.

12. Play games. There are a bunch of fun board games in the house, as well as chess, cards, jig-saw puzzles.

13. Check out the Fraser Valley Public Library—books, internet, and a good foreign film collection on DVD.

14. Just sit, sip a beverage, and gaze at the view, which is mostly what we do nowadays.

Fun options for winter:

1. Go skiing/boarding, of course. In addition to world-class downhill, there is great cross-country skiing at the Devil’s Thumb Ranch or Snow Mountain Ranch.

2. Go sledding or snowshoeing, or build an igloo.

3. Go to Devil’s Thumb Ranch by Tabernash (10-minute drive)—Nordic skiing rental, horse-drawn sleigh rides (great at sunset), full spa with heated pool, massage, 4-star restaurant in an authentic, fancied-up farmhouse, etc.

4. Go to the hot springs. Drive up to Kremmling to the Hot Sulfur Springs and melt into bliss.

5. Check out the snow-tubing hill in Fraser—fast as greased lightening and fun for kids and adults alike.

6. Take a snowcat ride up the ski slopes by day or by night (great for older folks).

7. In the evening, ride the lift up from the Winter Park base to the Lodge and have cocktails with spectacular views or a great dinner on the slopes.

8. Make a nighttime bonfire.

9. Play games. There are a bunch of fun board games in the house, as well as chess, cards, jig-saw puzzles.

10. Check out the Fraser Valley Public Library—books, internet, and a good foreign film collection on DVD.

11. Just sit, sip a beverage, look out the windows, which is what we mostly do.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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