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Huge Views of Shadow Mountain Lake & Continental Mountain Range, Affordable Fun!

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Have fun being on the water and getting close to nature - lots of photo ops!

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Last updated: 12/01/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:15
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Enjoy the stunning, panoramic lake and Continental Divide Mountain Range views from this 1/2 acre site with plenty of level ground for easy parking and playing. The beautiful cabin is just a three minute drive from the quaint town of Grand Lake. Less than one mile from a wilderness beach area and 2.5 blocks walking distance (~1/4 mile) to the Trail Ridge Marina on Beautiful Shadow Mountain Lake.

With four bedrooms (three bedrooms on the main floor), 2 1/2 baths, a downstairs Den area with its own Cable Smart HDTV (total of 3 separate Comcast Xfinity cable boxes with Smart flat screen HDTVs... 200+ channels), two (2) gas fireplaces, and two and a half baths all with tile floors... this cabin has all the comforts of home and includes everything you need in the kitchen too. Environmentally small footprint with LED and fluorescent lighting....and lots of stars in the night sky !
The warm and sunny living room seats 7 (seven), with a double reclining love seat...put your feet up and relax...you are here! Fantastic for family reunions and entertaining.

Relax on the sunny living room or on the 452 square foot wrap around upper deck after a day boating, watching wildlife in Rocky Mountain National Park, skiing Winter Park or shopping in Grand Lake. We are adding another 200 square feet to the deck for 2016.
Great area for motorcycles, four wheelers and snowmobiles. Access to town and trails with snow mobiles. Plenty of off street parking at the house in the winter and summer for ALL the toys.

This dog friendly cabin is tastefully furnished with hardwood floors and cabin accessories. Very nice sunny living room and kitchen... fully furnished, two natural gas fireplaces to keep you cozy (just turn them on with the switch on the wall)...FULL kitchen equipped for large groups, VERY nice, Gas 'Weber Genesis series' BBQ grill (with side burner for spaghetti, soups, etc.)... AND a second Weber propane BBQ grill below the deck...( propane provided).
Grand Lake is a town that must be explored outside. Surrounded by amazing forest land, trails and water, you will find yourself in awe of the beauty around you.

Some key destinations

Grand Lake Boardwalk Grand Lake, Colorado was founded in 1881, and the Wild West lives on in the rustic architecture, hitching posts and historic boardwalk on Grand Avenue. There are more than 60 shops, restaurants, galleries and bars on the boardwalk. Take a stroll, and you’ll fall in love with the spirit of the West.

Point Park From Point Park, on the edge of Grand Lake, you get the best view of Mount Craig, also known as Mount Baldy. (There’s also a gorgeous view of this distinctive 12,007-foot peak from the windows of the Grand Lake Visitor Center, which is located at the intersection of West Portal Road and Highway 34.) Owned jointly by the town of Grand Lake and the U.S. Forest Service, Point Park has handicap access for fishing and boating and is a popular site for picnics and weddings.

The Beach at Grand Lake From the sandy beach at Grand Lake, you can swim, fish, kayak, paddle, row or just kick back and watch the people and the waves.

Trail Ridge Road – Grand Lake to Estes Park Trail Ridge Road, which is the highest, continuous paved road in the United States (reaching 12,183 feet), cuts through Rocky Mountain National Park and connects Grand Lake to the town of Estes Park. On the drive, you’ll see some of the most beautiful scenery in the country.

Adams Falls On the east side of Grand Lake, less than a mile from the middle of the village, a short walk brings you to Adams Falls, a beautiful waterfall that feeds into Grand Lake.

Grand Lake Cemetery Located inside Rocky Mountain National Park, off the intersection of Highway 34 and County Road 49, the Grand Lake Cemetery, which has been in use since 1892, is the only active community cemetery located inside a national park.

Colorado River Headwaters The roaring Tonahutu River, which is the headwaters to the mighty Colorado River, is just one of the hundreds of lakes, streams, creeks and waterfalls you can see while you’re in Grand Lake, Colorado or Rocky Mountain National Park.

Shadow Mountain Fire Lookout The Shadow Mountain Fire Lookout is a three-story rustic stone and wood tower that offers 360 degree views of Grand Lake, Arapaho National Forest and Rocky Mountain National Park. The hiking trail that reaches it can be accessed from the east side of Shadow Mountain Lake. A 3.3 mile hike (one-way) will bring you to the tower, which was built in 1930 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Farr Pumping Plant Completed in 1951, the Farr Pumping Plant, which is located on the north shore of Lake Granby is the largest trans-mountain diversion project ever built. The plant takes water from Lake Granby, pumps it into Shadow Mountain Lake and then into Grand Lake, via the Granby Pump Canal. From Grand Lake, the water travels to the Eastern slopes of Colorado via Adams Tunnel, eventually reaching the Denver metro area and Front Range.

Cascade Falls The clear waters of Cascade Falls travel for several miles over huge boulders, eventually spilling into Grand Lake. A 3.5 mile hike (one-way) will take you to the heart of the Falls, and along the way, you can look for some of the more than 80 species of wildflowers that dot the region.

Monarch Lake Monarch Lake is located outside the northwestern boundary of the Indian Peaks Wilderness area, only a few miles from Grand Lake and Rocky Mountain National Park. In the early 1900s, Monarch Lake was built to store logs before they were transported to a nearby sawmill via flumes and rivers. Hiking trails loop around the lake, giving you access to virtually all of the pristine shoreline. Monarch Lake is kept at a constant level so that visitors can enjoy non-motorized activities.

Elk Bugling Herds of elk often graze in the meadows in Rocky Mountain National Park. During the fall mating season (in September and October), you can hear the unique sounds of elkbugling from afar, the amorous and competitive cries ranging from deep to high-pitched.

Grand Lake Fireworks Grand Lake boasts the largest fireworks display in Colorado on the 4th of July, with gorgeous colors exploding over and reflecting in the lakes. On New Year’s Eve, the spectacle repeats, and if you’ve never seen fireworks mirrored against snowcapped peaks, you’re in for a treat!

Horseback Riding Saddle up and enjoy horseback riding in Grand Lake, Colorado and nearby Rocky Mountain National Park. Many stables in and around Grand Lake offer guided horseback tours of the area.

Wildlife Viewings Keep a close watch during your drives or hikes in and around Grand Lake, Colorado and Rocky Mountain National Park. The area is home to elk, moose, big horn sheep, black bears, mule deer, coyotes and dozens of other types of animals. More than 3,000 elk reside in Rocky Mountain National Park during the summer.

Bird Watching Be sure to look overhead when you’re visiting Grand Lake, Colorado and Rocky Mountain National Park – eagles and hawks are among the 280 species of birds that have been reported in the area.

Photography There’s a potential photograph in almost every moment at Grand Lake and Rocky Mountain National Park…in almost every direction. Rugged peaks, pristine lakes, alpinemeadows, wildlife in their natural habitats, alpenglow streaks and the bluest skies you’ve ever seen represent just a fraction of the stunning scenery.

Fall Foliage If you visit Rocky Mountain National Park, outside of Grand Lake, Colorado, in the fall, as the aspens change, you’ll see explosions of brilliant oranges, yellows, reds and golds. Time your visit right, and you may overlap with the elk rut, which showcases the rowdy sounds and antics of elks mating.

Boating and Sailing on Grand Lake Enjoy sailing on Grand Lake, the deepest natural lake in Colorado. There’s also Shadow Mountain Lake and Lake Granby for your favorite water activities. You can rent a boat – a ski boat, pontoon boat, pleasure boat or fishing boat – or bring your own. Slip and dock rentals, as well as mechanical services are available, and there are public boat launches on all three lakes.

ATV Trails There are more than 100 miles of ATV trails in and around Grand Lake, Colorado, most on old mining and logging roads. ATV tours, rentals and services are available in town.

Bicycling One of the most scenic Road Rides in the Country through Rocky Mountain National Park. Total trip mileage-wise from Grand Lake to Estes Park is 48 miles on-way. If you are interested in Mountain Biking, there are 10 Miles worth of dog-friendly trails by the Grand Lake Golf Course. Enjoy!

Fishing on Grand Lake If fishing is your passion, you’ll find some of the best in Colorado on Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain Lake. Rainbow trout, brown trout, brook trout, Mackinaw and Kokanee are within reach! There are also hundreds of miles of rivers, streams and creeks nearby, some of which offer “Gold Medal” fishing. Ice Fishing Contests

Snowmobiling Known as the “Snowmobile Capital of Colorado,” Grand Lake consistently ranks in the top 10 for snowmobile destinations in the United States. There are 300 miles of trails, (150 of which are groomed) and hundreds of snowy playgrounds for riders of all abilities. You can legally ride down the streets of Grand Lake, and you can access trails from many of Grand Lake’s lodges, inns, hotels, cabins, bed and breakfasts and motels.

Hiking More than 350 miles of trails, branching off from 35 trailheads, are available in Rocky Mountain National Park, and dozens of others begin in and around Grand Lake. The trails range from easy to strenuous, suitable for placid nature walks or adventurous backpacking.

Interpretive Nature Programs Five visitor centers in Rocky Mountain National Park offer interpretive nature programs, detailing the 900 species of flora and fauna, 60 species of mammals and 280 species of birds in the park.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Damage deposit required. No big parties allowed....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Seperate downstairs Den area with Comcast HDTV/radio, futons, gas fireplace and views of the lake and mountains. Lots of books and magazines and some games. Horseshoe pits on property. Some outdoor toys and balls provided in large bench box under the deck. Plenty of room for frisbee golf...kickball, Small kids snow sled (or two...) provided in winter . Most of the property is level ground....great for playing catch, frisbee, tag, hide and seek, etc. Kids love the outdoors! Oh yeah, lots of extra plugs in each room to charge up all the electronic gadgets. Three satellite TVs with their own control box so you can watch 3 different programs. You can see (and walk to ) the lake 2 blocks away. Mountain bike, hike, snow shoe, cross counrty ski, ATV and snowmobile right from the house....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Ashtrays are located outside. Please use the ashtrays provided so the butts are collected. DON'T smoke in the house. Smoking inside will result in loss of the 'refundable' damage deposit...therefore...it is MUCH cheaper to smoke outside....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved dogs are welcomed (...sorry NO cats). Extra fee for dogs is $20 per dog per night.Dogs LOVE laying on the sunny deck....then walk over and cool down on the shaded, covered side of the deck... dog bliss. The laundry room is a good place to keep dogs when you are gone if needed. ...moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    There are (6) Six steps to get into the main floor of the house (stainless steel grab bars on both sides of the railing outside steps leading into the house)....once inside the upstairs is a ranch with access to the 450 square foot wrap around patio - 1/2 sunny and 1/2 shade (covered) patios without any additional stairs. Three bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, kitchen and living room on the main floor. The downstairs potion of the house includes a 4th bedroom, Den/Living room, 2 futons, and 1/2 bathroom (toilet and sink). The house is NOT wheelchair accessible from the outside....6 steps to get into the house from the level ground parking by the front door. Once inside the 6 steps, you have access to most of the house without additional steps. My mother uses a walker and wheelchair and she loves the property. Entrance in the house through the laundry room doorway and entrance into the bathroom doorways allows 25 inches access....too narrow for most wheelchairs (if wheelchair bound)....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 13-15

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Great Lake and Rocky Mountain views. Plenty of closet space....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 bunk bed

    Bunk bed, main floor, single top & a double bottom. Sleeps 3...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Downstairs by den, fireplace, 2 futons & 1/2 bath. Views!...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen, 1 double, 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Two quality futons, downstairs den by 4th bedroom, Fireplace...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Great Shadow Mountain Lake & Rocky Mountain views, HDTV...moreless

  • Sleeps 13 in beds and futons. Main Floor - (3 bedrooms) King size bed (1) Master bedroom with nice flat screen HDTV with over 200 channels. Double sink, walk in closet & additional large closet. Two hair dryers. Very Nice views of Shadow Mountain Lake; Every room has extra plugs to charge your electronics. Alarm clock in each room. Various lighting options in each bedroom also. All bathrooms (2 1/2) have tiled floors. Two full bathrooms upstairs. Plenty of extra pillows & blankets., Queen size Beds (2) Upstairs bedroom & downstairs bedroom. Both rooms have views of the lake and mountains. Double Beds (1) Upstairs bedroom, double (full) below and single above (bunk). Lower bunk is double size. This room can sleep three. Downstairs - 4th Bedroom (Queen) - Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) One new queen futon and one new full sized futon in the 'den' room downstairs with gas fireplace and Comcast HDTV with 1/2 bathroom downstairs. High Speed Comcast internet (speeds up to 105 Mbps). GREAT VIEWS!...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master bedroom. Main floor.: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    Full bath with glass doors. Two sinks in master bedroom....moreless

  • Downstairs: toilet

    A toilet & sink. 2 full baths upstairs. 50 gal hot H2O tank....moreless

  • Bathroom 2 - main floor: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Glass doors on bathtub. Great skylight. Grab bar. Nice!...moreless

  • 2.5 bathrooms total, with 2 full bathrooms upstairs and 1/2 bathroom in downstairs den area. Nice linens provided. Hair dryers provided. Bar soap and two rolls of toilet paper per bathroom provided to get you started. Fifty (50) gallon water heater to give you extra hot water for the showers...(25% more hot water than a 40 gallon tank)......moreless

Other Amenities

  • Feel secure with your own private combination to front door lock (no keys). 3 Cable HDTVs 200+ channels, high speed internet, 3 DVD players, 2 gas fireplaces, All Cooking Utensils, 2 Crock Pots, Fondue Set, two coffee makers, Electric can opener, Toaster, Blender, Linens, one 'plastic/basic' Child Booster seat, two removable doorway 'fences' for blocking stairs or a room off for kids or dogs, portable fans, books, magazines, nice extra fold up chairs, 4 TV tray tables, two outdoor dog ties, some toys, cards & games. Great lighting inside and outside. Low voltage Garden lights (~21) attached to the house and deck, three auto sensor lights, 3 optional spotlights on the front patio and above the the gas grill, and halogen spotlights in the parking area. Plenty of outdoor lighting options. Inside complete lighting options... anything from plenty of windows, a skylight and dimmer switches, 'mood' lighting, etc. Very comfortable for book readers and entertaining alike! ENJOY !...moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    Variety of books and lots of cook books too. Plenty of magazines....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Yes....3 total - Upstairs living room, master bedroom, and downstairs den area. Blue ray player....moreless

  • Games:

    Some board games and puzzels. Cards and poker chips. Dice. Horseshoes outside. Large storage bin under deck has a variety of balls, frisbees, etc. Frisbee golf is always an easy game to set up....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) Three Smart Flat screen HDTVs with 200+ channels to choose from. Internet speeds up to 105 Mbps. Cable in master bedroom as well as downstairs 'Den' area where 4th bedroom is. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Play off the blue ray player and the sound bar in living room. Sound bar is blue tooth capable. ...moreless

  • Television:

    Three Smart HDTVs (one upstairs living room, 1 master bedroom, 1 downstairs den) allows you to connect to the internet. High speed internet/ wifi, 200+ channel...moreless

  • Toys:

    A few. Usually some soccer balls, footballs, frisbees, etc. outside in the toy bin below the patio. Items rotate and are varied. I try to stock it up with a few things all the time. Horseshoes outside...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Video and DVD rentals in town. Free DVD's available at the Grand Lake Library to Colorado residents that have a Colorado Library card. ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake:

    Great views of Shadow Mountain Lake and the mountain ranges from in the house and from the 450 square foot wrap around patio. Have your camera ready!...moreless

  • Lake View:

    Fantastic views of Shadow Mountain Lake and surrounding Contiental Divide mountains from inside the house, deck and property. In the summer you can see the American White Pelicans and Canadian Geese (on the lake about 1/2 mile away) from the balcony. Wildlife is all around and on the property, including: Lots of Hummingbirds, Bluebirds, Hawks, Moose, Deer, Elk, Fox, Coyote, and the rare, occassional bear. Two blocks walking distance (1/4 mile) from Trail Ridge Marina on Shadow Mountain Lake and to an area of lake front by the white pelicans on the lake....moreless

  • Mountain:

    Great views of Shadow Mountain Lake and the mountain ranges from in the house and from the 450 square foot wrap around patio....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    You can see 4 mountain ranges from inside the cabin, the deck and most of the property. Every window of the house facing east sees the lake and mountains....moreless

  • Rural:

    We are in a neighborhood of 1/2 acre lots. Plenty of space.....and lots of wildlife!...moreless

  • Ski-Out:

    Able to cross country ski - snow shoe, from the property and snow mobile directly from the property (depending on the snow of course). ATV's all around on these dirt/snow covered roads all year too....moreless

  • Village:

    The Village of Grand Lake is magical. Great people, fantastic local music, friendly restaurants and plenty of things to do and places to see. Nothing like mountains and lakes together! Can't be beat!...moreless

  • Water View:

    Great views of Shadow Mountain Lake and surrounding Contiental divide mountains from inside the house, deck and property. In the summer you can see the American White Pelicans and Canadian Geese (on the lake about 1/2 mile away) from the balcony. Wildlife is all around and on the property, including: Lots of Hummingbirds, Bluebirds, Hawks, Moose, Deer, Elk, Fox, Coyote, and the rare, occassional bear. Two blocks walking distance (1/4 mile) from Trail Ridge Marina on Shadow Mountain Lake and to an area of lake front by the white pelicans on the lake....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater 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
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Attached to the main room. Seating for 6 people with additional seating for up to 10 with table extensions under master bed, 3 bar stools & 3 'TV' trays. Picnic table on deck off kitchen/living room....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    No need at this altitude (8763 feet). Several nice portable room fans provided in the summer for those occasional hot days....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    High speed internet. Ethernet connections also available. PLENTY of extra plugs for charging electronics all over the house....each bedroom, etc....moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Fabric softener sheets provided. Plenty of hangers for clothes. Utility sink (to wash the little dirty dog easily....or...?) in the laundry room on the main floor....moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    Two natural gas fireplaces, one on main floor in living room, 2nd fireplace downstairs den area. Just turn it on...no wood to mess with. Outdoor fire pit at Pine Beach 1/2 mile from house on lake....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    NO....go for a walk, hike, kayak, hunt, ski, swim, ride a horse, take some photos...;)....moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Free unlimited long distance calls to telephone numbers in the Continental USA....moreless

  • Garage:

    NO garage available....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Two fireplaces... One upstairs (main floor) in the living room, one downstairs in the Den. Just turn them on... no firewood to hassle with. Heats the house in the winter quickly with the furnace also....moreless

  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Furnace forced air. In addition, two natural gas fireplaces...just turn them (flick a switch) on to get cozy if you are cold....moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed wireless internet. Streaming ability. Ethernet cord also provided. Three smart HDTVs wit over 200 channels to choose from....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens, towels, washcloths. Pleantiful variety of comfortable pillows. Plenty of extra blankets....moreless

  • Living Area
  • Living Room:

    Plenty of sun and excellent views of Shadow Mountain Lake and the mountains. Gas fireplace in the corner, ceiling fan, satellite TV. Reclining love seat. Views of the pelicans on Shadow Mountain Lake...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Plenty of level, off street, parking for all the toys! Summer parking for 14 cars, winter 8- 10....depending on snow. More parking than most places in the area....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    OFF STREET Winter parking for ~8-10 vehicles (depends on snow plowing); Summer parking for ~12-14 vehicles (depends on size). Plenty of room for the toy trailers....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Plenty of off street parking for all the trailers and toys. More parking here than most rental houses in Grand Lake....moreless

  • Telephone:

    (3) One telephone attached to the wall and 2 cordless with built in answering machine to help you keep in touch with your whole group. Unlimited local & long distance calls in USA. Continental USA. Has 'call waiting' and 'caller ID' features. Most cell phones will work in the Grand Lake area. ...moreless

  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Yes, of course. Bar soap, and hair blow dryers also supplied....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Large capacity - soap included. Clothes iron and small ironing board. Located on the main floor to make it easy....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    High speed internet and wifi. Details on the connection passwords are at the house. Ethernet connections also available. Plenty of outlets to charge all the gadgets....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    Various venders and restaurants in Grand Lake are available. Check www.grandlakechamber.com...moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Two coffee makers. Filters provided. Coffee grinder....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Several cutting boards, blender, pots & pans, cookie sheets, carving knives, bowls, coffee mugs, large variety glasses, silverware, BBQ utensils, large variety of serving utensils/bowls, & bar tools....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty. Completely stocked kitchen. Plate and silverware setting for 18+. Steak knives and everything you need. Refer to previous guest comments....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Nice quiet dishwasher. Soap included....moreless

  • Freezer:

    With ice maker. ....need more ice.....?......in the winter just put ice trays on the patio hand railing...they will freeze quickly at night....moreless

  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Two crock pots, very nice Gas Weber 'Genesis model' BBQ grill with 3 burner controls and side burner for pots of spagetti, soups, etc., lots of pots and pans, baking trays, electric fondue set, nice blender, two coffee pots, tea kettle, 4 slice toaster, plenty of cutting boards, a variety of nice knives, electric can opener, electric rice/ vegetable steamer/cooker, teapot, 3 'TV' tray tables, most common spices, sugar, creamer, teas...etc. Kitchen table can seat up to 10 with table extensions and additional folding chairs. Three stools at the 'breakfast bar' area. Several (6-8) comfortable fold out chairs also. Enough dishes/ silverware for settings of 18...so you can load the dish washer and still have clean dishes for the next meal! Variety of 'Bar tools' and separate bar - food prep cart....moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    Over the stove. Portable food prep cart / bar also....moreless

  • Oven:

    Nice oven in the kitchen. Baking pans, cookie sheets, etc. provided....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Variety of spices and herbs. Packets of a variety of condiments, powder creamer, sugar, salt, pepper, soy sauce, sandwich bags, food wrap, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large refrigerator with ice maker. Ice chest on the deck. Small liquid ice cooler in the closet (for cold water, lemon aide, ice tea, kool-aide etc)....boat trips/car hiking...etc....moreless

  • Stove:

    Nice. Plenty of pots and pans. Cookie trays. Roasting pan. Fully stocked kitchen....moreless

  • Toaster:

    4 slice toaster....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Plenty of patio furniture on the 452 square foot covered wrap around upper deck/patio. Great views of Shadow Mountain Lake and surrounding mountains. Lots of Hummingbirds! 200 sq ft addition for 2107...moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles:

    NONE provided....however this is a fantastic place to ride a bike. Rentals available in town....moreless

  • Binoculars
  • Boat:

    NONE provided....however great rentals for pontoons, speed and fishing boats at www.trailridgemarina.com two blocks away on Shadow Mountain Lake. Short walk. Paddle board and kayak rentals too....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Three (3) picnic tables and plenty of chairs, two (2) wood love seats, and several small tables. 452 square feet of covered upper deck/patio. Fantastic views of the lake and mountains! ...moreless

  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf:

    Several nice courses in Granby (Grand Elk) and a great course in Grand Lake.... Grand Lake Golf Course - 3 miles....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    NONE provided....however this is a great way to see the area and some close up wildlife experiences. Rentals available in town....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Two picnic tables underneath the upstairs deck. Horse shoes by the picnic tables. Great views of the lake and mountains. Check out the facebook page - 'Grand Lake Vacation ...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Happy's garden is a small garden with Aspen trees and lots of flowers. Please water if thirsty....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Very nice Weber Genesis 'Series 3' burner propane grill with side heating element for soups, corn, etc. Propane provided...also a second Weber gas BBQ grill underneath the deck by the horseshoe pits....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda:

    452 square foot upstairs deck porch with plenty of chairs, tables and round picnic table. Weber gas grill is on the upstairs (Main Floor deck - off the kitchen). Planning a 200 sq ft addition for 2017...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Grand Lake Nordic center, and tubing - 5 minutes Granby Ranch (formally 'Sol Vista') - 20 minutes. Tubing hill in Frazer - 30 minutes Winter Park - 35 - 40 minutes. Steamboat Springs - 105 minutes. ...moreless

  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis:

    Available in town close to the Grand Lake Golf course. Approximately 3 miles....moreless

  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Rentals in Grand Lake for boats, canoes, kayaks, etc. Trail Ridge Marina on Shadow Mountain Lake for rentals 1/4 mile away. Three (3) marinas within 3 miles. Two more marinas also on Lake Granby....moreless

  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Winter
Nov 27 - Dec 22, 2016
2 night min stay
$149 $199
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,243

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Christmas / New Years
Dec 23 - Jan 1, 2017
4 night min stay
$399
$2,793

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Winter / Spring
Jan 2 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$149 $199
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$399

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Summer - Prime Time
May 30 - Jun 29, 2017
2 night min stay
$249 $299
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

July 4th Weekend
Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$399

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Summer !!
Jul 5 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$249 $299
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$399

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Summer / Fall
Sep 5 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$249 $299
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$149 $199
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,243

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Linen and cleaning $120 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Pet Fee $15 + tax
  • Tax Rate 5.7%

Notes:

Winter Holiday rates: $399 ...3-4 night minimum.

Summer Holidays: $399...3-4 night minimum.

Possible discount for open dates within 1 week of rental.

Dog fee of $15 per Dog, per night, maximum of 4 dogs. Please note extra cleaning fees will be assessed for dogs that urinate or poop in the house.

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Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

150 Miles
Nearest Airport
Denver International Airport (DIA)
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Grand Lake
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Grand Lake Golf Course
13 Miles
Nearest Train
Granby
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 34
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Downtown Grand Lake
17 Miles
Nearest Ski
Grandby Ranch (formerly Sol Vista), Winterpark 25m
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
On Grand Lake (small - fun for the kids)

Car: Recommended

At the western edge of Rocky Mountain National Park sits the historic town of Grand Lake, Colorado. It is a town where one steps back into time, where the store owners proudly manage their businesses, and greet visitors every day from their western boardwalk storefronts. It is home to fabulous dining, overseen by local restaurateurs, and designed to give visitors the optimal dining experience. Grand Lake is a town that buzzes to life at night; live music resonates from local lodges and saloons beckoning patrons inside for premiere entertainment. It is a place that houses the Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater, and frequent festivals and parades.

Grand Lake, Colorado is steeped in rich western history, which is embodied in our daily culture. One may find horses parked outside local establishments alongside cars. Once home to the Ute Indian Tribe, the spirit of the west is alive in Grand Lake, long after the tribe dispersed. The former County seat, Grand Lake lost the title in a wild west shoot-out. There are historic walking tours, museums, and other opportunities to immerse yourself in the way of the west during your visit to Grand Lake.

It is where nature grabs your soul, and visitors understand the feeling of being able to really breathe again here. Its namesake, Grand Lake, is the deepest natural lake in Colorado, dipping to 265 feet. Fed by high mountain runoff, the lake is clear and pristine. Home to the Colorado River Headwaters, streams and rivers snake through the area, inviting you to fish and hike along their waters. In the spring watch the wildlife emerge from Rocky Mountain National Park, cow moose and their young calves toddle across our local streets. In the summer months visitors can explore the lake by boat, kayak, and even paddle boards. Horseback riding, ATVs, and cycling opportunities are as plentiful in the area as the trout are in our waters. Excellent Golf, hot air ballooning, and live your dreams here.

Winter also invites visitors to play in Grand Lake’s winter wonderland. Grand Lake is the “Snowmobile Capital of Colorado,” with over 125 miles of groomed trails. Cross Country ski, ice fish, create a snowman, and watch snowflakes peacefully fall to the ground and build upon gathering snow. A thriving creative community is alive in Grand Lake; local artists and galleries are must-sees! Grand Lake invites you to our home, full of year round stunning natural beauty, and the opportunity to actualize what you only dreamed existed. Welcome to Grand Lake, Colorado.

Star-gazing (Lots of stars in the night sky!), ATV rentals, Snow shoeing, Ice fishing, Fly Fishing, Sleigh rides, Dogsledding, Bowling, Go cart rentals, 'Bumper' boats, Kayak rentals, Boat tours, Boat rentals on Shadow Mountain Lake at Trail Ridge Marina (~1/4 mile), Hot Sulpher Springs (30 minute drive), Grand Lake Library (very nice), Massage Therapy available in Grand Lake (2 miles) and surrounding towns, Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater (live, professional theater) for schedule information, Town of Grand Lake. Granby Ranch (formally Sol Vista Ski Resort) - great for beginners and families... outside Town of Granby (18 minutes), Town of Winter Park and ski resort (35-40 minutes). Summer concerts and festivals! Ride your ATV or Snow mobile right from the property. Grand Lake is the home to LOTS of great LIVE music every weekend. A Beautiful quaint town, with a relaxed atmosphere and great people... on the edge of heaven....can't be beat!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: We love the outdoors and all the wildlife. The Village of Grand Lake is small and very special, not like the larger mountain towns or cities! The people up here are relaxed and very friendly. Grand Lake is right on the water.... the largest natural lake in Colorado. We are fortunate to have three nice lakes (and several rivers) right here. Summer and winter fishing. This place is well suited for boats and ATV's as well as snowmobiles and skiing! Enjoy the magic of a small historic Colorado town. A DAY in the mountains is better than a MONTH in town! If you are lucky enough to live on the lake...you are lucky enough! ENJOY!

Why the Owner Chose Grand Lake, CO, USA:
This place is special...you can feel it as soon as you arrive. Fantastic views, plenty of wildlife and friendly people. The largest natural lake in Colorado too. Everything is very close. This area is much smaller (and nicer) than the big ski towns. Lots of outdoor activities all year. Boating, fishing, hiking, ATVs, snow mobiles, cross county skiing, snow shoeing, wildlife photography. This is a hidden jem of a town for fantastic live music.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
I fell in love with this area the first time I visited. A comfortable, slower pace with beautiful mountains and spectacular lake views. Plenty of flat land so you can have fun outside without feel like you are standing on the side of a ski slope. Speaking of ski slopes....cross country skiing and snow shoeing out the front door....downhill ski resorts...Granby Ranch (formally Sol Vista ski resort)..... (20 minutes), Winter Park (35 minutes) and Steamboat Springs (90 Minutes). Cross country skiing and tubing hill at Grand Lake Nordic center (Grand Lake Golf course). Tubing hill also in Fraiser. Great fishing summer and winter! Get involved in an ice fishing contest! Plenty of wildlife to see right from the house. Once you get to know the 'Grand Lake Village' experience....you will understand. ENJOY your life...and spend some of it here.


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Photos

  • Have fun being on the water and getting close to nature - lots of photo ops!

    Have fun being on the water and getting close to nature - lots of photo ops!

  • Moose crossing all over the Grand Lake area. You will often see them in the yard

    Moose crossing all over the Grand Lake area. You will often see them in the yard

  • Elk in our back yard! Photo from the porch. Keep your camera handy! Wildlife...

    Elk in our back yard! Photo from the porch. Keep your camera handy! Wildlife...

  • 5 min from Rocky Mountain National Park - beautiful drive to Estes Park ~60 min

    5 min from Rocky Mountain National Park - beautiful drive to Estes Park ~60 min

  • Take time to explore the three lakes, hiking, kayaking and boating!

    Take time to explore the three lakes, hiking, kayaking and boating!

  • Round picnic table, plenty of chairs on south facing deck. Lake & mountain views

    Round picnic table, plenty of chairs on south facing deck. Lake & mountain views

  • View of Shadow Mountain Lake from living room. House is on great 1/2 acre lot.

    View of Shadow Mountain Lake from living room. House is on great 1/2 acre lot.

  • Spread out & relax, sunny kitchen living room area, sliding glass door to deck.

    Spread out & relax, sunny kitchen living room area, sliding glass door to deck.

  • Master bedroom - great views, plenty of room with large closet and walkin closet

    Master bedroom - great views, plenty of room with large closet and walkin closet

  • Queen bed main floor. Great mountain and lake views! Plenty of closet space.

    Queen bed main floor. Great mountain and lake views! Plenty of closet space.

  • Full bath with skylight on main level. Master bedroom suite also has full bath.

    Full bath with skylight on main level. Master bedroom suite also has full bath.

  • Downstairs den area, gas fireplace, satellite TV, 4th bedroom, 1/2 bath, VIEWS!

    Downstairs den area, gas fireplace, satellite TV, 4th bedroom, 1/2 bath, VIEWS!

  • White Pelicans that can be seen from our patio (this is lakeside view) ..Relax..

    White Pelicans that can be seen from our patio (this is lakeside view) ..Relax..

  • Moose in our front yard...75 feet from the front door! Lots of wildlife around!

    Moose in our front yard...75 feet from the front door! Lots of wildlife around!

  • Wildlife all over. Have your camera (phone?) ready! Relax & enjoy nature all day

    Wildlife all over. Have your camera (phone?) ready! Relax & enjoy nature all day

  • Horse back riding for the entire family! Or maybe enjoy hot air ballooning?!

    Horse back riding for the entire family! Or maybe enjoy hot air ballooning?!

  • Spectacular views all around...of Shadow Mountain Lake and four mountain ranges

    Spectacular views all around...of Shadow Mountain Lake and four mountain ranges

  • Beautiful 452 sq foot wrap around deck, spectacular views, NICE Weber gas grill.

    Beautiful 452 sq foot wrap around deck, spectacular views, NICE Weber gas grill.

  • Looking North East from deck. Huge views of Shadow Mountain Lake & Mountains!

    Looking North East from deck. Huge views of Shadow Mountain Lake & Mountains!

  • Living room and kitchen area. Spacious and sunny. View from the gas fireplace.

    Living room and kitchen area. Spacious and sunny. View from the gas fireplace.

  • Master suite full bath, 2 sinks, walkin closet, TV. Great mountain & lake views.

    Master suite full bath, 2 sinks, walkin closet, TV. Great mountain & lake views.

  • Main floor bunk room, full bed lower, single bed up. Window to front driveway.

    Main floor bunk room, full bed lower, single bed up. Window to front driveway.

  • Downstairs 4th bedroom. This floor has 1/2 bath. Great mountain & lake views!

    Downstairs 4th bedroom. This floor has 1/2 bath. Great mountain & lake views!

  • Trail Ridge Marina on Shadow Mountain Lake - 2 blocks from the house.

    Trail Ridge Marina on Shadow Mountain Lake - 2 blocks from the house.

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This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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