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Exclusive Family Luxury Mountaintop Lodge on 43 acres

Bedrooms 5
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Lodge, 5 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 7 Baths, (Sleeps 12-20)


For a video tour of our home, please scroll through the chain of 23 photos. In the 24th picture slot, you will find the video "The Seasons at Byers Peak Lodge." It gives you an accurate perspective of our home, inside and out, as well as the surrounding countryside.

Byers Peak Lodge sits atop a rocky, wooded ridge on 43 acres, adjoining 1300 acres of open space, just 4 miles east of Granby, Colorado. This magnificent, 5 bedroom, 7 bath, 5000 square foot, custom log home is a masterpiece of Colorado mountain architecture. Completed in 2002, the Lodge provides numerous amenities.

Custom rock fireplaces grace the great room on the main level and the entertainment room on the lower walkout level. The fireplace in the great room features two 6000-pound, lichen-encrusted boulders taken from a cliff on the property. One of these massive boulders is a natural replica of Byers Peak, the 12800 ft. , snow-capped peak oriented directly in the center of the Lodge’s panoramic great room windows. The Lodge’s unobstructed views are unparalleled in Grand County.

The dining area is designed for gatherings of friends and family, with a wide, family-style table and adjoining bar and stools. The kitchen features an enormous, wood-paneled refrigerator, two conventional ovens, a microwave, a vented cooking range, two dishwashers, and two disposals. For outdoor cooking with a view, the Lodge offers a deluxe, stainless steel, gas grill, located on the main-level deck, which wraps around 3 sides of the home. Or, for those not inclined to cook, restaurants in every price range are abundant in Granby, Winter Park, and Grand Lake.

Each of the five bedrooms features handcrafted, natural aspen log beds with adjustable mattresses. Adjoining bathrooms offer jacuzzi tubs; separate, seated showers with handrails; sink and toilet. Also in each suite or adjoining hall we have washers and dryers (4 sets total) for your after ski laundry necessities.

The entertainment room, quietly isolated on the bottom walkout level, provides the latest in home theater technology. A ceiling-mounted projector and movie screen provide the ultimate movie-watching experience. Guests can choose from a variety of videocassettes and DVDs, while relaxing on reclining leather sofas, loveseats, and beanbags. We have also just installed Direct TV with the NFL package, and 3D capable movies can be enjoyed through the projector as well.

We are a non-smoking, no animal home, due to the allergies of family members and many of our guests.

Keywords: lodge

More Details

Property Manager
Nila Watterson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Nila Watterson

We (Russ and Nila) have been married for 48 years. We have lived in Colorado for 45 years. We have 5 children and 17 grandchildren who love to get together and play, laugh, and eat at the lodge.

Nila Watterson purchased this lodge in 2002

Why Nila Watterson chose Granby

We have loved and owned property in the area since 1985, and purchased the property on which the lodge sits in 1990. We have enjoyed ownership in over 1800 acres, including and adjoining the current site. We chose this site because of its unparalleled view at the end of Rocky Ridge.

What makes this lodge unique

Russ did all of the original design and architectural sketches, which were faithfully incorporated into the final house plans. The massive great room fireplace is constructed entirely of rock gathered from the property. The great room floor to ceiling windows allow a panoramic vista of beautiful Byers Peak and in the Lower foreground some 5 miles away, Granby Ranch Ski Resort and Golf Course.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Nila- we had a wonderful time in your beautiful lodge. We saw antelope humming birds marmonts mike deer right next to the lodge. - I will reserve again for next years trip when I know the dates- you exceeded all expectations and a great time was had by all! Thank you again
May 2017
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Granby Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 27 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
  • 7
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sized
    Theater room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sofa sleeper
  • King size beds (4) There are king beds in the two upper bedrooms, the master on the main level and in one of the bedrooms on the lower level., Queen size Beds (5) There is a set of queen sized bunk beds on the lower level. There are 3 sleeper-sofas that make down into queen sized beds, Twin or Single Beds (3) There are 3 sleeper/love seats that make down into twin beds, Child Beds (1) There is a Pack & Play for infants., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There are 3 twin sized sofa beds and 3 queen sized sofa beds throughout the home.(listed above)., Bunk Beds (1) The queen bunks are the same as the ones listed in the queen bed section.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sand Box
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Outside we have a playground for children and adults: 7 child and 1 Adult Swings, tetherball, one horse shoe pit, fire pit with seating and furnished hot dog/marshmallow skewers. Sleds and toboggans, home sits atop a mountain. Near 4 ski areas (all within 25 minutes at furthest, two downhill and 2 cross country). Large log picnic table. Deck for viewing. 43 acre site with spectacular views in every direction. Ten minutes from Lake Granby (7,600 acre lake). 25 minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park, the most heavily visited tourist attraction in Colorado. 25 minutes from the Winter Park Ski Resort and 10 minutes from the Sol Vista Ski Resort. Grand County contains 400 miles of snowmobile trails.


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Exclusive Family Luxury Mountaintop Lodge on 43 acres
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 78 reviews

The propert is beautiful with stunning views! The house was perfect for our 14 family members!

  • 5 of 5

We went over Thanksgiving week and we were also celebrating my dad’s 80th birthday. There wer 14 of us, all adults, and I must say it was very comfortable, plenty of space. It was a great location to get our whole family together and share some special memories.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are always thrilled when our guests were able to make some new memories in our home, as well as share the old ones. Please do come again!
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Great house and beautiful scenery.

  • 5 of 5

Only downside I would say is that all the full bathrooms are in the 5 rooms. As long as you plan accordingly on sleeping arrangements, you should be ok.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your response. Each bedroom suit has its own full bathroom, which includes shower, tub, sinks, and toilet. There are also 2 powder rooms with toilet and sink, one conveniently located in the entry, and the other located in the hallway leading to the theater room in the lower level.
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Great and beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We were a little nervous when the owner gave us the instructions and told us about the septic water system. However it was no biggie in the end. The master bedrooms are beautiful and relaxing! The view from the balcony is breathtaking, the best view we ever had. I would recommend this cabin style home to anyone! The pictures don’t do it justice! It’s really a beautiful home down to the last details on everything.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you enjoyed our home! A point of clarification: Our wonderful water comes from a deep mountain well and is safe and delicious to drink. Our waste disposal system is an engineered septic system, which is common to all rural properties, and functions perfectly.
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Spectacular Home!

  • 5 of 5

The first day we met Mr. Watterson finishing up some minor mantainence and he gave us the grand tour! The home and the view exceeded our expectations! Everything was beautiful. If there is any negatives it would be the beds, but we have traveled enough to know the beds aren't going to be like home. We got over it quickly! Love this house, the craftsmanship and love Colorado! We will most certainly be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Byers Peak Lodge, and we hope that you will come again. You were ideal guests. We bought our Sleep Number beds with the intent that being able to adjust the degree of firmness of the mattresses would help our guests be able have the most comfortable night's rest possible. It is true, though, that nothing is quite as comfortable as home!
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This incredible home is exactly as presented in the YouTube video The Seasons at Byers Peak Lodge.

  • 5 of 5

This Home afforded us the opportunity to experience Colorado and her magesty beyond our expectations! When we first arrived at dusk after a long car ride we were escorted up the drive by a young coyote who darted off the property as we started into the house. Regrettably we never saw him again but later in the week we were allowed to see a young deer family grazing in the distance as well as what appeared to be a hawk soaring overhead. The view of the mountains and ranch below is breathtaking! This home masterfully built by Russ the owner wants for nothing other than a longer stay. The serenity on the deck as the sun rises and sets melts away every ounce of stress and later into the night the stars of the Milky Way deliver another unexpected vista. We just didn’t want to leave...and when we did only to explore Rocky Mountain National Park a short distance away we couldn’t wait to cozy up back at the lodge for a fun movie in the theater room. You will not be disappointed in this Home other than wanting to share it with the rest of your family. It’s our dream to return with ours someday and I’m eager to see what it’s like in the Spring. This house is a Home lovingly cared for by Nila and Russ. Don’t hesitate just book it.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't have been better!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Byers Peak Lodge! The owners are very sweet and very organized. The house is stunning. The view can't be beat. Our whole group couldn't stop talking about the next time we could come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
102 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4.5 Miles
Granby, CO
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Grand Elk Golf Club, Granby, CO
Nearest Train
4.5 Miles
Granby, CO
Nearest Motorway
4.2 Miles
US 40 and Agate Ave
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Miles
Granby, CO
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Sol Vista Resort, Granby, CO
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
Grand Lake, CO
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $275 + Tax
Damage Deposit $500 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

There is an additional guest fee of $15/person/night for each guest in excess of 12, whether adult or child, with a limit of 20 guests.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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