Large Lakefront Log Cabin W/Private Dock: Perfect for Reunions(31 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-6 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Lakefront Log Cabin, 6 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16-20)
Our vacation home, 'Twin Pines Lodge' is a sprawling, authentic hand-crafted full-log home nestled on a peaceful 1 acre of private lakefront property on Sun Valley Lake, bordering Rocky Mountain National Park and the Arapahoe Nat'l Forest--yet only 3 miles from downtown Grand Lake.
Property rental includes private dock, private sandy beach, canoe, stand-up paddle board (SUP), pedal boat, kayak, fishing poles and life vests and 4 mountain bikes. (2 kids, 2 adults). On our lakefront park-like property you'll also enjoy 2 fire pits (one wood, other propane), a sand volleyball court, tether ball, corn hole, ladder ball, hammock, horseshoe pit, and outdoor sauna. Walking distance to RMNP and hiking trails, the Colorado River, 150+ miles of ATV/snowmobile trails, and more--everything you need for the Colorado experience you're dreaming of!
Relax on the large deck overlooking Sun Valley Lake and take a deep breath of clean mountain air in this classic Colorado Mountain lakefront setting with towering pine, aspen groves, brilliant wildflowers and soaring white-cap mountain views. Our mountain property offers total peaceful seclusion in the beautiful Sun Valley Ranch neighborhood located directly adjacent to Rocky Mountain National Park, approx. 3 miles from downtown Grand Lake, and approx 90 minutes from Denver. Ski at the family-friendly resort Sol Vista only 25 minutes away, or Winter Park Resort, only 45 minutes away.
Property is abundant with wildlife-- watch the Moose graze along the pristine mountain lake shoreline--just a few feet away from the deck. Sun Valley Lake, a 22 acre non-motorized mountain lake, is also known as 'Moose Lake' because it's natural habitat where Moose live--and Moose calves are born here each spring. Elk, Deer, Fox, Otter, Beaver, Bear, Osprey, Hummingbirds are also frequent visitors.
Our inviting, spacious log home offers approx. 3800 sq ft with two very distinct living spaces (perfect for the families who want to vacation together, but not be on top of each other.) The cozy 'Historic side' has 4 bedrooms total: 3 main floor bedrooms (King master with ensuite full bath, large bunkroom, small queen bedroom) plus a queen loft bedroom. It also has a full kitchen/dining area (seats 14+) opening to an intimate family room and another 3/4 bath. In addition to the loft bedroom there's also a loft family room/TV area with Satellite, DVD, and Wii games.
The 'Chalet side' has 2 upper level bedrooms (King master bedroom and queen bedroom w/ convertible twin), plus open loft/library with queen futon and full bath. Chalet-side main floor has an open-concept kitchen w/ great room plus half-bath and laundry room. The 2 living areas are connected via a large central front entrance into a convenient large foyer/mudroom, w/ doors that can close off each side for privacy. Both kitchens are fully equipped w/ 2 of almost everything.
A large outside deck spans the entire back of the home overlooking the lake, w/ seating for 14+, propane firepit and gas grill (propane provided).
The warmth of hand-hewn natural log is everywhere, brightened by the soaring 30 ft ceilings in the Chalet side w/ a huge wall of windows overlooking the lake and mountains. Home is comfortable and inviting--tastefully decorated w/ quality furnishings and bedding, and classic mountain lodge decor--yet totally family friendly.
So much to do on or within walking distance to this property! Relax on the large deck overlooking the lake, catch record-breaking trout in Sun Valley Lake right from our private dock or small sandy beach or boat. Guests enjoy full use of our canoe, kayak, pedal boat, inner tubes, life vests and fishing gear. As a guest of our home, you also have exclusive private access for fly-fishing on the Colorado River located 1/4 mile from front door.
Grab a mountain bike (2 adult bikes, 2 child bikes provided) and hit the trails for an early morning ride, or wander out the door and explore miles of beautiful hiking in Rocky Mtn. Nat'l Park. (maps and guidebooks provided) Nap in the hammock in the afternoon breeze. Paddle the lake at sunset as the trout are jumping and the alpenglow appears on the mountains. Roast marshmallows in the beach firepit under a brilliant star-filled sky.
Enjoy a game of ping pong or fooseball, or explore our extensive library of books, DVD's, wii games, board games, and puzzles. Wrap yourself in a cozy blanket and find one of the many quiet nooks in this home to snuggle in a chair by the fire, let go, and relax!
The Winding River Resort is within walking distance, and here you can enjoy guided horseback rides into RMNP, pony rides, a petting zoo, basketball courts, evening activities such as square dancing, cowboy poetry, etc. An 18 hole golf course is 3 miles away, and you can also ride your ATV or snowmobile right from our driveway to 150+ miles of groomed trails. (trailhead located 1/4 mile from house) The neighbood outfitter offers ATV's and snowmobiles for rent and guided horseback trail rides through Rocky Mtn Nat'l Park.
The wonderful, family-friendly town of Grand Lake less than 5 minutes away and offers a full-service marina for renting pontoon/fishing/water ski boats and jet-skis on any of the 'big lakes' Grand Lake, Shadow Mountain Lake or Lake Granby, and there's a great little family beach. Wander the downtown 'boardwalk' and explore local art galleries, gift shops, restaurants, live music cafes, ice-cream shops, mini-golf, go-karts, etc. Grand Lake is also known for it's fine live theatre productions, check out the summertime drama productions!
Need help planning your gathering? Owner is a professional event planner/interior designer, and happy to assist you with any details you need to make your family vacation, reunion, wedding, corporate or church retreat the quintessential Colorado experience you've been dreaming of.
DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT OUR OTHER LOG CABIN LISTING! RIVERSONG REUNION LODGE--A SPRAWLING LOG HOME ON THE COLORADO RIVER ON 2.5 ACRES--SLEEPS 18-30! VRBO 759899
Keywords: Grand Lake Log Home, custom log house, lakefront log cabin, Twin Pines, private dock, private mountain lodge, Rocky Mountain National Park, Sun Valley Lake, executive vacation rental, family reunion, colorado, reunions, moose, boating, fishing, Winter Park, skiing, snowmobiling, fly fishing
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Member since: 2011
- 3800 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 20
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 16-20
- King size beds (2) 2 King beds. High quality, brand new mattresses. (both are firm)., Queen size Beds (5) 5 queen beds (2 are queen bottom bunkbeds) All brand new mattresses, 1 full size protable baby cribs and 2 Pack-n-Plays available upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) 2 twin convertible beds 1 queen futon, Bunk Beds (2) 2 twin XL over Queen bunkbeds in large bunkroom...moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- 1 acre flt lakefront property with private dock, canoe, pedal boat, large deck, patio furniture, large outdoor wood firepit plus propane firepit on deck (still usable in fire ban) , small sandy beach, tether-ball, horseshoes, volleyball hammock. Natural Moose habitat with abundant wildlife viewing. Property abuts Rocky Mtn National Park and Arapaho National Forest, close access to hundreds of miles of hiking trails; ATV/snowmobile/horseback riding trails. A lovely resort at the end of our street rent horses, ATV's, snowmobiles...or trailer in your own and access trails right from the driveway....moreless
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Game Room:
- Games For Kids
- Ping Pong Table
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- Video Library:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Child's Highchair
Large farmhouse dining table in Historic side provides seating for 14+. Outdoor dining table provides seating for 10 at the table, with additional seating areas on deck. Extra folding table provided....moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 14 people
- Activities Guide
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer:
- Filtered Water
- Free Long Distance:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Area
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided:
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- Wood Fireplace:
- Wood Stove:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker:
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- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Boat Dock
- Boat With Paddles
- Child's Swing
- Deck / Patio:
- Fish Cleaning Table
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Outdoor Entertainment Area
- Outdoor Grill:
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Pedal Boat
- Ski & Snowboard:
- Small Cooler
- Walkway To Water
- Water Sports Gear:
- Wood Deck
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
2017 Early Summer
May 19 - Jun 27, 2017
3 night min stay
Peak Summer 2017
Jun 28 - Aug 20, 2017
6 night min stay
2017 Late Summer/Early Fall
Aug 21 - Sep 25, 2017
4 night min stay
Oct 2 - Nov 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2018
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $260
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Tax Rate 9.7%
Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed and deposit is received.
Holiday rates are higher and may require additional nights stay.
Cleaning fee depends on party size. (typically around $250 per stay).
Additional charge for events may apply. (contact owner for details)
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Located in the heart of the snowmobile/ATV capital of Colorado! Over 300 miles of National Forest trail accessible from the driveway--great for snowmobiles or ATV's! Property is also natural Moose habitat--Moose have babies on or near this property every spring!
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: We're from Fort Collins, Colorado and a large, active family with 5 kids and 2 grandchildren. We love living the 'Colorado lifestyle' ...skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, boating, fishing, snowmobiling and ATV'ing ...and hanging out by the lake in our log home!
Why the Owner Chose Grand Lake, CO, USA:
We searched for a Colorado vacation home for 10 years with a list of 'must haves' before finding our dream home. The Sun Valley Ranch neighborhood embodied everything we could imagine--lakefront, riverfront, mountain views, direct access to hiking/biking/snowmobile trails, and the 'get away' feeling but less than10 minutes away from town!
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Christmas at Twin Pines is magical!
Historic Side: Family Room with woodstove overlooking lake
Historic Side: The Treehouse Room (Queen) loft level
view from the lake of our entire property
Large 2-level deck with propane fire pit, log seating, large table, gas grill
wall of windows in great room overlooks lake
Historic Side: Kitchen/Dining (table seats 14 adults)
Historic Side: Loft/TV room w/46' flat screen, Blu-Ray DVD, Wii, twin pullout
Chalet Side: Cozy loft library (queen futon)
back deck and propane firepit.
Central entrance area/mudroom: Great indoor storage for bikes, skis, boots etc
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017
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