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Large Lakefront Log Cabin W/Private Dock: Perfect for Reunions

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Last updated: 05/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Sleeps:20
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Lakefront Log Cabin, 6 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16-20)

Twin Pines Lodge is the perfect Colorado getaway for your multi-family vacation, reunion or small wedding reception. Classic log home on 1 acre lakefront property w/ 6+ bedrooms, 4 bathrooms 2 full kitchens and 2 separate living spaces/--it's like 2 homes in one and your own private rustic mountain resort! (rental rates include entire property--including the use of our boats)

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.


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

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 20
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Please contact owner for more information. We do not rent to college groups unless specifically screened....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We welcome all ages of children, but please be aware that property is not baby proofed. Waterfront access is not fenced, young children must be supervised at all times for their safety....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking inside. Smoking permitted outside on dock only. Outdoor smoking prohibited county-wide during fire ban. (must smoke inside vehicle)...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry, we do not allow pets and are firm about this. Thank you for understanding....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 16-20

  • Tree House Room : 1 queen


  • The 'Nest' Room: 1 queen

    Located on main floor, Historic side...moreless

  • The 'Bunkroom': 2 queen, 2 bunk bed

    Historic side, main floor. 2 bunkbeds:twin XL's/queens ...moreless

  • The 'Retreat' Room: 1 king

    Located on main floor, Historic side. Has ensuite full bath...moreless

  • Loft library: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Located on 2nd floor, Chalet side. Queen futon....moreless

  • Loft: 1 twin/ single

    2nd floor, Historic side. Twin convertable bed...moreless

  • The 'Edelweiss' Room: 1 queen

    Located on 2nd floor, Chalet side....moreless

  • The 'Alpine' Room: 1 king

    Located 2nd floor, Chalet side. room for twin cot if needed...moreless

  • 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

Other Amenities

  • 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:

    Large library of hundreds of books plus children's books, local guidebooks, etc....moreless

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

    All TV's have DVD player (3 total)...moreless

  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    Ping Pong table and Foosball in finished, heated garage rec room....moreless

  • Games:

    Numerous board games, cards, etc....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirectTV available on 2 TV's. (150+ channels)...moreless

  • Television:

    (3) 2 Flat Screen LED/HD 50' TV's each with DVD player 1 Flat screen LED/HD 26' TV with DVD player in Master bedroom....moreless

  • Toys:

    Sand toys, shovel/pail, etc...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Game Console:

    Wii with numerous games and multiple remotes....moreless

  • Video Games:

    Wii games to choose from...moreless

  • Video Library:

    (2) Numerous DVD's (approx 100 movies/shows) including popular TV series (Glee, Madmen, 24, Grey's Anatomy) and many family movies, drama, action and romantic comedies. ...moreless


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


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront:

    Home is on 1 acre lakefront lot on Sun Valley Lake, a 25 acre private stocked lake Private dock w/ canoe, kayak and pedal boat (plus life vests); fishing gear provided. ...moreless

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    View across the lake is foothills of the Arapohoe National Forest. White capped Never Summer Mountains viewable from dock, and the rest of Rocky Mountains surround the front....moreless

  • River
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • 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
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    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
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Brand new in 2012! Whirlpool Duet dryer....moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance:

    Domestic long distance calls are free. No international calls please....moreless

  • Garage:

    There is a two car garage, but one bay has a ping pong table/rec area. Other bay houses bikes and toys....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    electric heat with thermostats for each room. Wood stoves also provide wonderful additional heat....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    High quality, designer bedding provided for all beds and convertible beds. Down comforters, handmade quilts, high thread-count sheets, soft blankets and throws, quality pillows....moreless

  • Living Area
  • Living Room:

    2 main living rooms plus additional loft living room....moreless

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

    up to 6 cars easily....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Large circle drive accomodates 6 cars easily....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Our property includes the 1/2 acre lot next to us, which is a decent spot for parking boats/trailers.No hookups or dumping, RV's and tent camping prohibited....moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    For your saftey and convenience you may use our cabin phone if your cell service doesn't wrok. (Verizon service is excellent, others usable but often spotty)...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    bath towels, washcloths provided, plus additional beach towels for outdoor use....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Guests may use our washer and dryer as needed. It is a brand new front-loading Whirlpool Duet set. Laundry soap is provided....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Large, custom wood stove insert within a large stone fireplace. Firewood, paper and starter logs provided...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    (2) 2 wood stoves provide cozy ambience and natural heat source. Wood provided. Firewood, paper and starter logs provided...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    Several local restaurants can provide catering. Please inquire in advance for more information...moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    2 coffee makers, 1 french press, plus extra thermal carafe for keeping additional coffee hot....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Lots of cooking utensils and applainces for your convenience!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All dishes, utensils, wine glasses, cooking utensils, pots & pans, bakeware, etc....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    (2) 2 complete kitchens, 1 with dishwasher and full-size oven, the other has large counter-top convection oven. Fridge is full-size on Historic side, apartment size on Chalet Side...moreless

  • Microwave:

    (2) 2 microwaves...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Many staples/condiments provided: Flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, cooking oil, spices, tea, coffee. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    (2) 1 full-size refrigerator, 1 apartment size refrigerator plus 1 wine fridge...moreless

  • Stove:

    2 stoves...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    2 adult mountain bikes and 2 kid-size mountain bikes....moreless

  • Binoculars
  • Boat:

    1 peddle-boat with life vests...moreless

  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    More than 800 square feet of outdoor deck overlooking lake. Easy access (only a few stairs) to sprawling yard/beachfront/firepit and private dock. Seating for 10-14...moreless

  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf:

    championship 18 hole golf course located 3 miles from house....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    1 canoe with paddles/lifevests 1 Kayak/paddle 2 stand-up paddle boards (SUP's)...moreless

  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill:

    large outdoor grill with side burner, propane provided...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Shed
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    2 pairs of high-quality snow sdhoes available for use. House is approx 25 minutes from Sol Vista/Granby Ranch Ski area and 45 minutes from Winter park....moreless

  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    3-4 fishing poles, basic tackle, life vests...moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

    Outdoor sauna with dressing room--use year-round!...moreless



from 31 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
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
$725 $795
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Christmas/New Year
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:

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100 Miles
Nearest Airport
Denver International Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Grand lake Village
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Grand lake Golf Course
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
HWY 34
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Grand Lake Village
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sol Vista/Granby Ranch
Grand Lake, CO, USA
Nearest Beach
our backyard!

Car: Necessary

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!


Owner info

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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Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

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  • Christmas at Twin Pines is magical!

    Christmas at Twin Pines is magical!

  • Historic Side: Family Room with woodstove overlooking lake

    Historic Side: Family Room with woodstove overlooking lake

  • Historic Side: The Treehouse Room (Queen) loft level

    Historic Side: The Treehouse Room (Queen) loft level

  • view from the lake of our entire property

    view from the lake of our entire property

  • Large 2-level deck with propane fire pit, log seating, large table, gas grill

    Large 2-level deck with propane fire pit, log seating, large table, gas grill

  • wall of windows in great room overlooks lake

    wall of windows in great room overlooks lake

  • Historic Side: Kitchen/Dining (table seats 14 adults)

    Historic Side: Kitchen/Dining (table seats 14 adults)

  • Historic Side: Loft/TV room w/46' flat screen, Blu-Ray DVD, Wii, twin pullout

    Historic Side: Loft/TV room w/46' flat screen, Blu-Ray DVD, Wii, twin pullout

  • Chalet Side: Cozy loft library (queen futon)

    Chalet Side: Cozy loft library (queen futon)

  • back deck and propane firepit.

    back deck and propane firepit.

  • Central entrance area/mudroom: Great indoor storage for bikes, skis, boots etc

    Central entrance area/mudroom: Great indoor storage for bikes, skis, boots etc

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017

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