Charming, Cozy, Classic Mountain Cabin (Mt/Lake Views)(38 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-5)
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. All firewood is provided for free. 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.
Keywords: Cabin Grand Lake
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Member since: 2003
- 800 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 5
- Children Welcome:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 3-5
- Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Murphy Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- CD Player
- Music Library:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items:
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
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Winter > Spring
Dec 22 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
Summer > Fall
May 26 - Oct 15, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- One-time cleaning fee $45
- Pet Fee $10
- Tax Rate 6%
Arrival time is after 4pm. Departure time by 10am.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Walking, Utterly Relaxing, Golf (2 mini golf courses in town, plus 1 championship link near by), Mountain Climbing, Strolling through Downtown Grand Lake
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, CO, USA:
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!
- Primary: (303) 447-1840
- Secondary: (303) 319-9120 (Colorado, USA)
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The Happy Cabin, nicely nestled in the wild woods
Nicely nestled in the mountain forest
Wood-burning stove with a view to the kitchen and back door
Stone fireplace invites you to stay inside and snuggle
Single day bed snug in the corner.
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
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
Moose Central: a local yokel welcomes visitors
Stone fireplace encourages lollygagging and deep relaxation
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
Tidy but effective kitchen gives you everything you need within arm's reach
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
Moose out on the dirt road - we're not sure if this was Bullwinkle or not.
The old man of the forest
This listing was first published here in 2003.
Date last modified - Saturday, April 22, 2017
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