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Stay Where the VRBO Bear Stayed in Grand Lake!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.25 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)

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

More Details

John Stenicka
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About John Stenicka

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.

John Stenicka purchased this house in 2006

Why John Stenicka chose Northwest

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.

What makes this house unique

-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

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.

May 2011
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Grand Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 19
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bedroom - toilet , tub , shower , Grotto with full soaker tub & large master shower
    Jack & Jill bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared tub/shower and toilet; separate vanities for each bed
    Basement Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Powderoom - toilet , Main level of home
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Lake view Bedroom - 1 queen
    Mountain View Bedroom - 1 queen , Shares. jack and Jill bathroom with Bedroom 2
    Terrace Level - 2 twin/ single , Shares bathroom with the Family Room
    Crows Nest - 1 sleep sofa /futon , No bathroom but there is a bar!
    Family Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Open room in the basement, bathroom just the room
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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.


Surrounded by exquisite custom accents

VRBO Bear stayed here

Feb 19, 2010

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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Stay Where the VRBO Bear Stayed in Grand Lake!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 20 reviews

Great time at a Great Place!!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our trip. We enjoyed the luxury of the home and the location was perfect with great views!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As a returning past resident of Grand County, I am glad our home met your needs and expectations.
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Boulder, CO

Very big, very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Great house for big family. Sleeps a dozen or so. Great toys in garage. Great view from top floor.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect, fully stocked comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

Our group enjoyed your home. Very comfortable and well appointed home. Fully stocked with everything you need. We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I take a week of vacation during late May every year in different areas of the country to enjoy some hiking and some quiet time. We have certainly found our new "favorite place to go". The home truly exceeded all of our expectations and was by far the best rental we have ever stayed at. From the fully equipped kitchen to the cozy and comfortable living area this home was every thing we could have asked for. We definitely look forward to making another trip to Riggins Paradise.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Repeat customers

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year we have stayed here and already have started the process to stay here again next year. It is the most beautiful place I have ever stayed. It is so peaceful here in the development and we love being close to the lakes and the village of Grand lake. We love the proximity to the Grand lake Nordic center as we love cross country skiing. We do downhill ski at Winter Park but don't mind the 35 minute drive which is beautiful. There are many nice hikes nearby and of course RMNP only 6 miles away. You can enjoy the sunrise and sunset from this home which sits on a high ridge. I can't imagine a more beautiful and comfortable home to stay at while enjoying the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It is heartwarming to get feedback from guests enjoying our great Colorado outdoor life.
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Broomfield, Colorado

Gorgeous Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying in this beautiful property for several years. It has perfect access to Shadow Mountain Lake. It is very nicely appointed and has wonderful family gathering space. Try out this wonderful Mountain luxury property!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
125 Miles
Denver Int, Steamboat Springs
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Big Ray's
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Grand Lake Municipal
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Amtrak serves Granby
Nearest Motorway
0.6 Miles
US 34
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Sol Vista (and Winter Park is just 35 miles away)
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Grand Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 10 2017 - Aug 13 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall Mud Season
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Holidays 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Spring Mud Season
Feb 15 2018 - May 18 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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