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Ski-in/Ski-Out Kicking Horse Condo 2-Bedroom/2 Bath + Loft

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 2
Space 1,276 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 7-9)

Enjoy this cozy 1,276 SF condo located in the beautiful Fraser Valley overlooking the SolVista Basin ski area and the Headwaters Golf Course. The Kicking Horse lift directly below the unit allows easy access to all Ski Granby Ranch ski slopes and provides ski-in/ski-out convenience. Centrally located 20 miles from Winter Park or Grand Lake, you are sure to enjoy your stay no matter what time of year you visit the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Both areas offer shopping and dining experiences. Hot Sulphur Springs, about 11 miles away, affords a unique experience with their multiple hot pools and spa offerings.

The unit has a master bedroom with a queen-size bed and TV, and an adjoining master bath with a jetted tub and hair dryer. The upstairs bedroom has a bunk with a single/double bed and plenty of floor space for other sleeping arrangements. The loft has a day bed with a trundle offering two twin beds or a king bed. The upstairs full bath is accessable to both. There is also a queen sofa/sleeper in the living room.

Kicking Horse Lodge offers spacious luxury accommodations. You will not be disappointed with the fully-equipped kitchen, large dining area, in-unit washer/dryer, and gas fireplace facing both the living room and dining area.

A common area hot tub and gas grill offer relaxation after a day filled with outdoor mountain activities any time of year.

Adjacent units are available for a large group or multiple family gatherings.

Get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy our mountain home with your family and friends as we do.

Keywords: Condo, Skiing, Golf, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Snowshoeing

More Details

Owner
Chris Benson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Chris Benson

We are original owners of our condo and were out-of-state owners with infrequent visits until 2012 when we were finally able to move to Colorado. We now enjoy all that Colorado has to offer and are loving it.

Chris Benson purchased this condo in 2001

Why Chris Benson chose Northwest

We chose this area because we love the outdoors and the varied activities the area offers. We have children and grandchildren in the Denver area, and use our condo to spend quality time and create lasting family memories. What more is there in life?

What makes this condo unique

Convenient parking in front of the unit with direct entry. Ski-in/ski-out convenience. Great views of the mountains and ski slopes. Roomy condo accomodations with lots of amenities. Residents and area staff are friendly and helpful. The facilities are generally not crowded and less expensive than many other ski areas. City Market, Subway, McDonald's are minutes away.

Amenities

Granby Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1276 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Standard/Twin Bunk
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , This is a twin trundle that converts to a queen
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1) Trundle Twins (1), Bunk Beds (upper twin, lower standard)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Ski-in/Ski-Out Kicking Horse Condo 2-Bedroom/2 Bath + Loft
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

The best

  • 5 of 5

I hesitate to give this condo the review it deserves because my family of five loved it so much that we're planning to return for years to come. haha.

The VRBO pictures were very nice, but the place looked even better in person. There were really high ceilings, lots of windows, plenty of space and everything was nicely decorated. The kitchen was beyond fully stocked, with even more to offer than our kitchen at home. We ate most of our meals at the condo and found everything we needed from pots and pans to a blender and a very nice coffee maker. There was also a wide variety of spices and several ingredients that a person may forget to buy at the grocery store like flour, sugar, oil and baking powder.

The location of the condo also worked out very well for us. It was basically ski out the front door to the kicking horse lift, and a short walk across the parking lot when the day was through. There was a nice hot tub nearby and a larger hot tub and pool available at the base of the mountain. There was a shopping center about a mile down the mountain that included a grocery store, a Starbucks, a McDonalds and a Subway.

Granby Ranch Ski Resort was the perfect place for our family. With small children it was the perfect size, and all the ski runs fed to the same spot at the base of the mountain. Nobody got lost or separated. If I wanted more of a challenge I would drive the 20 miles to Winter Park Ski Resort. The highway between Granby and Winter Park was always well maintained even after heavy snow events.

The owner was one of the greatest I've ever dealt with. I'm always a little nervous to book a condo, so I usually try to contact the owner by phone. By the time I got off the phone this time, I felt like I'd made a new friend. We definitely plan to stay here in the future and give it our highest recommendations.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great ski accommodations

  • 5 of 5

We came to Granby for an after Christmas ski vacation. Our condo was everything as expected and more. The condo was very clean and homey. Everything we needed was provided. The cabinets and fridge were even stocked with small odds and ends you might need. The condo was exactly where it said and the lift was just a short walking distance from the front door. We would definitely stay here again. Thank you for sharing your place! Unfortunately we were here during the tragic accident so skiing was a bit limited but we made the best if it. Thoughts and prayers to those affected by the accident.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We make every effort to make our guest feel at home and we are happy to hear that we met your expectations. I am sorry, as we all are, that you were there and affected by the incident on Dec 29th. It is never easy to move beyond such a tragedy and the question of "why?" will forever remain. Our thoughts and prayers are not only for the family and friends of the victims, but for the first responders, the staff, those who witnessed the accident and everyone else who was at the resort at the time and affected by the consequences of a most unthinkable event.. We look forward to having you as our guests in the future and thank you for your review. Best Regards, Chris Benson
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5

Wonderful vacation condo with loft

  • 5 of 5

Great condo with all the amenities. Clean, well kept, and loved how it is decorated. Beds were comfortable and condo was quite spacious. The owners were really nice to work with. We stayed a month so really enjoyed having a washing and dryer in unit. It was chilly every morning so enjoyed turning on gas fireplace and enjoyed the beautiful view from deck. Our grandchildren really enjoyed the loft and having their own space. It was in a great location for us. Hope to stay again when we visit the Granby area. Thanks so much.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Condo

  • 5 of 5

We rented this condo multiple weekends throughout the winter. We are a family of four, and comfortably fit in this condo. It is quiet there, and we never had any issues with noise at night from neighbors. It was super-awesome to have back-up toiletries in the bathrooms in case we forgot something. The condo was warm, inviting and clean. The owners were easy to work with. We loved being able to walk the short walk (and I mean short) over to the lift and be on our way. Having young kids it is always such a hassle to manhandle all the gear to the lodge, etc. The location of this condo made it so we never had a hassle. After skiing in the morning we'd go back to the condo for lunch. Then some would go back out and some would stay in. The hot tub is also a very short walk and it was clean and nice. You can also snow shoe and cross country ski in Granby Ranch. On one occasion we ate at the GR Grill and the food was tasty and service good. We also had apres ski drinks in the bar there, and that was a lot of fun. Some weekends, we would go ski at Winter Park and that drive was not bad at all, about 25-30 min.

We liked this condo so much we looked at an open house! But, since we didn't purchase anything yet I am hoping to rent this very same condo over the summer.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

great ski condo

  • 5 of 5

very spacious and comfortable family condo on ski slope. Owners were very helpful and accommodating. The little extras make this a great place to rent like the spices and extras in the kitchen, laundry supplies to the shampoos, lotions and sunscreen in the bathroom. Access to the club hall with the heated pool and game room. Convenient to ski slopes makes this a great place to stay with the back porch overlooking the chairlift. We were able to stop in for lunch then back to the ski slopes. Would love to come back and stay next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Epic Colorado Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My family of four stayed in the condo for 5 weeks. The hosts ensured the condo was well stocked with towels, linens, pillows, toiletries, paper towels, napkins, spices, cooking utensils, etc. The beds were comfortable, and we enjoyed raising the windows at night to let the crisp mountain air into the condo during the night. We absolutely loved sitting on the condo’s balcony, cooking out, sitting in the hot tub, looking out over the valley and peaks all around. We jogged in the trails around the community, specifically the Fraser-Granby trail which runs right through the resort.

Since I was “working from home” during our stay, I was initially concerned about having reliable internet service at all times. Turns out it was completely reliable and worked perfectly the whole time. One thing to note is that my AT&T iPhone did not have great reception in the Granby area, but Verizon works well in the area. Overall, the hosts were very attentive and even went the extra mile coordinating with the management company to help us get some packages delivered during our stay.

Our two kids absolutely LOVED attending day camp at the Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA during our stay. It was only about 10-15 minute ride to drop off the kids in the morning and pick them up in the afternoon, so I was able to work from the condo full time and still easily manage to run out to pick up the kids from camp. See the camp’s website for a full list of activities, but they loved making new friends, doing arts & crafts, going on hikes, horseback riding and canoeing.

Here’s a hit list of other things we did in the area:

Rode the alpine slide at Winter Park

Became regulars at Azteca Mexican Restaurant in Granby

Tried Wagyu beef for the first time at the Ranch House Restaurant at Devil’s Thumb Ranch Went for a dip at the Hot Sulphur Springs Resort & Spa

Enjoyed a short hike to Adams Falls in Grand Lake, was a great short hike for small kids

Drove up Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park

Played a round of golf at Granby Ranch

Went on a family horseback ride at YMCA

Overall, this would our best vacation / temporary relocation ever. The monthly rate was very reasonable and this condo was a great value given the community perks and everything we were able to do nearby. By the end of our stay, we were hooked on Granby and talking to the local real estate agent about getting a property of our own. Just writing this makes me want to go back!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nolan, Thank you so much for the informative review of your stay in the Granby area . I am sure that prospective guests will appreciate knowing a few of the possible activities in the area during the summer months, particularly those available through the YMCA at Snow Mountain Ranch. It was our pleasure to have you as our guests and hopefully you will have an opportunity to return.
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Map

Nearest Airport
115 Miles
Denver, CO
Car: recommended

21 miles from historic Grand Lake and Lake Granby.

20 miles from Winter Park ski area (Free shuttle available to/from Granby Ranch during ski season),18 miles to town of Winter Park.

15 miles to Hot Sulphur Springs and mineral baths.

82 miles to Steamboat Springs on HWY 40.

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Rates & Availability

Granby Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Rates
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
$950
$1,950
 
 
Fall Rate
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$180
$800
$1,500
 
 
Opening Season
Dec 10 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,350
$3,000
 
 
Christmas Holiday
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
$250
$1,425
$3,000
 
 
Winter Rates
Jan 8 2018 - Apr 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,250
$2,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,250
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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