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Dream Catcher Cabin Grand Lake, Family Friendly, Mountain Living, Columbine Lake

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,428 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom + Convertible bed, 2 Bths, (Sleeps 9 in bds), huge outdoor deck, views

Three miles to Rock Mountain National Park entrance. Inside the Columbine Lake community. Nearby shopping or dining in the Village of Grand Lake or boat and fish at Grand Lake, Shadow Mtn Reservoir, or Lake Granby. Drive over Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mtn Nat'l Park for breathtaking views from over 12,000 feet.

Adjoins Grand Lake Golf Course property, and a short drive to hiking and biking trails, or snowmobile trails in the nearby mountains. Huge covered wrap around deck perfect for BBQing, dinning, entertaining or just relaxing on the swinging bench. Patio below adds to the outdoor living area for relaxing in either the sun or shade - your choice depending on your mood.

Two bedrooms up, one down, Laundry room down. Full bath on each level. Lower level has an extra long twin bunk with lower bunk a full XL bed, in addition to a full size queen. Lower level also has a full bathroom and utility room with washer/dryer.

Extra parking out front for boats or other recreational vehicles.

Easy access to many mountain or lake activities for the outdoors-man/woman, as well as those who just want to relax and enjoy the mountain air. Walk around scenic Columbine Lake and view moose munching on the willows. Close proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park and famous Trail Ridge Road, for hiking and wild animal viewing. In winter close to snowmobile trails right from the cabin, or trailer to your favorite trailhead.

Absolutely NO marijuana products on the property.

Keywords: Grand Lake, Mountain cabin, 3 Bedroom, year round, Rocky Mountain National Park, Family Friendly, Outdoor deck, 2 story, cabin, parking space, Nordic skiing, snowmobile.

More Details

Roger and Kay Bottoms
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 5, 2017

About Roger and Kay Bottoms

We are Coloradoans who know how to appreciate the great mountain outdoors. We feel visitors will get a satisfying experience when visiting, whether you are an active outdoorsman/woman or just up to enjoy the quiet mountain air and sun. We had our first blind date in Grand Lake over 40 years ago and have enjoyed it ever since.

Roger and Kay Bottoms purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Roger and Kay Bottoms chose Grand Lake

We bought this home because so many activities are readily accessed from this location.

There is access to: Rocky Mountain National Park, Columbine Lake, Grand Lake, Shadow Mountain Resevoir, and Lake Granby, all within a short walking or driving distance. Hike, golf, mountain bike, boat, snowmobile, cross country ski, sled, shop.

Also the Village of Grand Lake is 2 miles away and provides strolling through town shopping, or watching the sail boats float and the speed boats fly across Grand Lake, or play in the water at the swim beach. Rent a boat or paddle boat, fish, kayak, or water ski; or you might just cruze the lake sightseeing the mountains that encircle the lakes.

Hikes of all sorts are available including many along the Colorado River, even up to its headwaters!

Drive over Trail Ridge Road, the US's highest continuous paved road, to Estes Park for more shopping and sight seeing.

Stop at the top visitor center for amazing mountain top views from above timberline at 12,000 feet, a quick lunch, and souvenirs. Hike out to various points along the way for breathtaking views of the region's valleys, glaciers, and mountains.

Do NOT forget your best camera and extra batteries! There is nothing in the US like this!

Also dress for ANY weather in the mountains, from warm weather to winter type weather even in the summer. Take a picnic but be prepared to take shelter if weather rolls in.

Bring your backpack and wet weather gear. Don't forget sunscreen and chapstick - Mountain musts!

Horse rentals available for an equestrian experience or hay ride at nearby Winding River Resort.

What makes this cabin unique

The lot backs up to the golf course, and with a vacant lot next door it feels nicely private. The Golf Course Clubhouse is only 1/2 mi. away. The lower bedroom has its own electric heater/stove. Our favorite space is the east facing outside covered deck large enough to accomodate many and includes a patio table + 6 chairs, additional seating wicker couch, a swinging bench, and BBQ. The cabin is simple but efficient. Rooms are generous with lots of windows. Ceiling fans keep the air moving if needed, and a woodburning stove makes the great room very cozy. Satelite TV is available.

When there are no fire restrictions you can enjoy a fire in the firepit out back. Please be EXTREMELY CAREFUL as fire danger can be great. In winter ski at the Nordic ski area right behind the cabin on the Grand Lake golf course. Free tubing at the Nordic center as well and they provide the tubes!


Nearest Airport
140 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
El Pacifico
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Grand Lake Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highway 34
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Sloupy's Grill
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Grand Lake Nordic Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Rocky Mtn Nat'l Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Grand Lake Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Dream Catcher Cabin
Car: necessary

Property borders the Grand Lake Golf Course in the 'back yard'. It has an open view across the Golf Course to the mountains. Listen to the Elk bugle in the Fall right from the cabin. Enjoy the best golfing in the county or walk the golf course in the evening to enjoy open spaces and the mountainous horizon or the often seen Elk herds and Moose. Walk the road all the way around Columbine Lake about 2 miles. Fish in one of the many area lakes, or fly fish the Colorado River. Many nearby trails for both Mountain Biking or Hiking or just sit by the fire pit and enjoy starry nights.

Entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park is less than 3 miles for a scenic drive over Trail Ridge Road, hiking, or wild animal viewing. Don't forget your camera AND a coat, the highest continuous paved road in the USA. Visit Kawanechee visitor center before you go up. There is also a visitor center/cafe at the top and some breathtaking trails to look-outs along the way. Always bring a jacket. It's ALWAYS cold up top. The other side of Trail Ridge is Estes Park, another quaint tourist mountain town. Usually you will see elk and other large wild life along the way.

Fish at any of the 3 lakes in the area: Grand Lake, Shadow Mountain Reservoir, or Granby Reservoir or visit the town public docks for a view across Grand Lake to the mountains. Fish right from the dock! Boat in any of the 3 lakes. Boat rentals available.

Grand Lake Village is only 3 miles away with many quaint shops, coffee shops, and restaurants. You WON'T find chain businesses here! It's all local and wonderful!

Winter time enjoy Nordic skiing on the same golf course with 30 miles of groomed trails. Ski to the lodge 1/2 mi. away. Moonlight skiing 4 times per season. Fabulous tubing in the winter at the Nordic Center FREE! Tubes supplied! Safe and fun for children of all ages! Downhill ski at Granby Ski Ranch or Winter Park. Thirty to 45 minutes away respectively.

Rent cross country skiis or snowshoes at the Nordic Center or in town at Never Summer Sports.

Rent snowmobiles in town, or at Winding River Resort just up Highway 34. There are hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails.


Grand Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1428 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No marijuana or canabus use on site. No smoking.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed is extra long with lower bunk a full bed (XL).
  • Queen size Beds (3) One queen in each bedroom. A total of 3 Queen beds, and a XL bunk., Baby Cribs (1) Pack N Play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen beds in each bedroom and In addition there is a living room sleeping sofa queen size., Bunk Beds (1) Twin on top full on bottom, both extra long for a cozy family style set up. In the same room with a Queen bed. Faux electric fireplace gives the room its own temperature control.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Absolutely no marajuana products on the property. Enjoy your high with the mountain fresh air!


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average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

Relaxing stay

  • 4 of 5

Property was well-maintained and perfect for our size group (4 adults-2 little ones).. Comfortable and in a lovely neighborhood. Moose walked right by the house; fox sat on the front steps for a few minutes, watching us watch him/her. Convenient to town but far enough away for ample QUIET time!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're happy nature cooperated and you enjoyed quiet Dream Catcher cabin!
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This was a great location and cabin

  • 4 of 5

Very quiet and relaxing, loved it

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grand Lake Dream Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was very clean and well maintained with every kitchen supply we could possibly need (the griddle was a big hit)!

We were close (2 minutes away) from a trail head and we hiked to the Colorado river where we played in the water after a hot hike.

We were right outside the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park where we saw moose, elk, deer, and coyotes.

Grand lake and town were minutes away- best location ever. We would love to return in the near future!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy your experience was a really good one. The wildlife never fails to fulfill! Be sure to come again! We pride ourselves in providing a clean uncomplicated successful vacation. Kay
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Great place, great location

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was great--very comfortable and well furnished. The kitchen was well stocked and the owners don't mind if you use a few basics as long as you replace anything that gets used up. That's a big help if you want to cook and eat in and are only there for a few days. We had breakfast in and packed lunches, and ate dinner out, although you could easily cook or BBQ for dinner as well. The furnishings are very comfortable and the location is great. Very close to Grand Lake, which is a nice town, but not too big, and just minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park. I hope we'll be able to go back there again soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, well-appointed cabin right outside RMNP and close to Grand Lake

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Dreamcatcher cabin with our two little kids (21 months and almost 4 years) this past week and had a wonderful time! His parents were also with us for part of the time and there was plenty of room for everyone. We loved being so close to RMNP and Grand Lake. The cabin is very thoughtfully appointed, with comfortable beds, plenty of sleeping space, two full bathrooms, and cozy living room. The kitchen had everything we needed to prep and cook, and there was even a decent assortment of spices and condiments. We loved having dining areas both inside and outside, along with a great gas grill. The deck is fantastic and we spent many afternoons there playing and listening to the thunderstorms. Kay and Roger were very responsive as we were booking our reservation and made sure we had all the information we needed. All in all a terrific place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful relaxing and close to town

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at the cabin for a week in July. We visit Grand Lake often, to hike, canoe, kayak, etc. Normally we find a cabin on the hill in town because we like to walk to coffee in the morning, but Grand Lake's growing popularity made it impossible this trip. So we took a chance on this Columbine Lake cabin. It was a great choice---not only was it peaceful and quiet, we could still walk into town for coffee. The beds were all very comfortable, the kitchen was well stocked, the water pressure was strong, the neighbors were nice---perfect. If you are coming into the Grand Lake area from Granby, remember to stock up at City Market before you head to the cabin!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really glad your stay was successful and Dream Catcher met your needs! Your response keeps us happy to make our cabin vacation friendly and safe.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $130
Tax Rate 1.3%

Weekend rates apply to holidays.
There is a $200 cancellation fee if cancellation is within 2 weeks of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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