Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Gorgeous Grand Ave Home with Beautiful Views of Mtns. & Lake!!

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-15)

We are one mile from the entrance to the Rocky Mountain National Park! Our home is on Grand Ave., directly in the heart of Grand Lake. Within walking distance to downtown Grand Lake. Stunning views of the lake and mountains that sit directly across from our deck. It's so beautiful you may not want to leave the house! Five private bedrooms and three bathrooms. Kids love to sleep in the loft area! We have had two family reunions there with 15 people and had plenty of room. The deck is our favorite spot to grill out and enjoy the views! It is a stunning drive from Denver to Grand Lake. The Grand Lake Nordic Center offers cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tubing, and they are extremely affordable. There are some great restaurants in downtown Grand Lake. Lots of quaint gift shops and artisan shops, museums, and plenty of culture. Hiking is at it's best at Grand Lake. You can hike many trail heads and the Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce offers free maps of the trails in the area. Adams Falls is a short hike from downtown but leads to a gorgeous waterfall. We took a nine-mile hike this summer to LuLu City and saw some awesome scenery and amazaing wildlife. You won't want to forget your camera! The Lakes in Grand Lake include Grand Lake (the largest Natural Lake in Colorado), Shadow Mountain Lake, and Lake Granby. We have rented paddleboats on Grand Lake and they were so much fun. They also have an annual sailing competition. In the winter months you can ice fish and they have several tournaments in Grand County. The Grand Lake library is amazing. It is a huge log library with a beautiful fireplace to sit and read by. There are at least six computers that offer free internet access. They also offer free movie rentals and CD rentals. My family and I have spent many hours there since we bought this property years ago. If you are looking for an amazing place to relax and unwind this is it! We are only 45 miles thu the Trail Head to Estes Park and it is an amazing, breathtaking, drive. Estes Park is a beautiful town with tons of gift shops and a great downtown area to shop in. We enjoy visiting Estes but returning to the quieter side of Grand Lake. The Rocky Mountain Rep. Theatre is world-renowed for the talent that they recruit. In 2011 they moved into their new $10 million dollar facility. It is stunning and the acoustics are amazing. Our entire family went to watch a performance there and had a great time. Whether you want to relax and hang out, hike and see wildlife, shop and eat out, fish or hunt, ski or play golf, Grand Lake truly is an amazing place & somewhere you will want to come back too time and time again. The house is fully equipped and all you need to bring are your clothes. The rest is ready for you to enjoy.

Keywords: Log home, large house, great for reunions, overlooks Grand Lake & great mountain views, walk to downtown, walk to everything, one mile from the Rocky Mountain National Park entrance, deck,

More Details


Grand Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Our home has the best location in Grand Lake, you can walk to all the shops, restaurants, and activites, great lake and mountain views from our deck, directly across from the lake, one mile to the entrance to the Rocky Mountain National Park, snowmobile rental one block away, Sombrero Stables one block away, Mountain Food Market one block away, great Library in Grand Lake, walk to the Rocky Mountain Rep. Theatre, bowling alley just a few blocks away, paddleboat rentals within walking distance, great trails to hike on, great fun in summer or winter. Stunning views of the lake and mountains, gorgeous drive from Denver to Grand Lake. Easy 2 hour or so drive from Denver airport. Cheap flights from most major cities to Denver. Wildlife galore! Lots of moose, elk, deer, and an occasional bear! We had two huge bull moose in our front yard this past summer. Wonderful place to reconnect with family and unwind. View is so pretty you never have to leave the house. Gas grill on deck. Fun


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

66% Complete
29% Complete
3% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Gorgeous Grand Ave Home with Beautiful Views of Mtns. & Lake!!
average rating of 4.6296296 based on 46 reviews
Magnolia TX

Everything was wonderful!! Beautiful view!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here we didn't even need to bring much. It was fully prepared with everything! It was way better than staying at a hotel. This was our first winter vacation and it will be a memorable one! With the amazing view alone we all want to go back. We were 4 families for a total of 14 and everyone loved the location, views and snow! It snowed the last night we were there into the next morning before we! It was awesome!! There were just a few things that might need a little improvement but not big things. We were so many that the hot water did not last. Some would take showers at night and others in the morning even then you still might be taking a cold shower. Oh if someone is going to sleep in the basement sofa bead it gets pretty chilly in there. Maybe the door to the outside needs to be sealed so no air gets in. Other than those small things this rental was perfect. We were near everything! We went to the Grand Lake Nordic Center which was 10 min away and it was free to go tubing and skiing, they take donations. We bought some small round sleds for the kids while we were out there and we left them there at the rental for future vacationers! The Grand Lake shops were nice to walk through and there were restaurants we ate at Pacifico Mexican restaurant it was pretty good. We walked on the frozen Grand Lake too! The longest trip we did was to Winter Park which was 40+min but it was worth it and we spent the whole day there. I could go on and on about how much we were able to do while staying in Grand Lake. Overall we loved staying here and will return to this rental our whole family fell in love with this home it's now our winter home!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome! So glad you had a great stay! There is no place like Grand Lake!! Thanks so much for staying with us!! We would love to have your group stay with us when you visit Grand Lake again!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful home overlooking the lake

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this house ... We have 14 ppl and each couple had their own room and the kids all bunked in the loft which was great. This house is about 2 miles from an awesome tubing hill located at the Nordic center which was free. About 20 min away we we're able to down hill ski. The town is quaint and cozy and put on a great fireworks show for new year's Eve. Everything went perfect and our host was very communicative if we were to need anything which we didn't bc the house was very well stocked and furnished. My first experience with home away and it was 5 stars. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your group had a great time! There's no place like Grand Lake! Come back and stay with us if you ever visit the area again! Thanks! Janet
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wonderful property in beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms were perfect for 10 adults. House is right downtown and has exceptional views of the lakes.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us! Glad you had a great trip!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

The house was great for our 3 families. We had 6 adults and 9 kids. Some of the kids did have to sleep on sleeping pads on the floor bc there are only 5 large beds. The only improvent I would recommend is maybe adding a bunk bed to one of the rooms.

Other than that, we really enjoyed eating our meals on the deck with the beautiful view. It is within walking distance to the town market and the Go-Karts and only a few minutes to the Main Street and beach.

We really enjoyed the 3 levels on the house because it gave us room to spread out.

I would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback! Glad you had a great stay! Janet
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect Spot

  • 5 of 5

This house was a perfect spot for our family to stay in Grand Lake! We attended a wedding on the outskirts of Grand Lake and the house was close enough to everything. We could even walk "downtown". Beautiful views from the house. We really enjoyed it.....all 13 adults and a few little ones. Thank you and we would love to visit again.

Teri Crum

Chester, Illinois

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us! Glad you enjoyed those gorgeous views off the deck! Janet
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wonderful views!!!

  • 4 of 5

We came to Grand Lake for a short family vacation with four other families, each family had there own bedroom with plunty of space for kids in both living areas. Nice kitchen we were able to make all meals and not have the expense of eating out. The views from the deck are beautiful and it's a short walk to the grocery store. Down town wasn't to far either! The only thing that I would recommend is having some board games or puzzles for kids to do on the rainy days. Other wise it was a wonderful place to stay! The Miller Families

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your stay with us! Thanks also for the input on board games. We will add those when we visit soon. Janet
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Janet McNece
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Janet McNece

We are the McNece family. We have been in the Staffing Industry for the past 22 years. Our side passion is real estate and restoring homes. We love to travel and when we discovered Grand Lake we knew we had found a gem! It is a beautiful place with tons of winter and summer activities for the entire family. The summer's are amazing with temps only in the 70's to 80's all summer long! You will create amazing memories in Grand Lake. I know that we have in the short time we have been traveling there.

Janet McNece purchased this house in 2011

Why Janet McNece chose Grand Lake

I fell in love with Grand Lake on my first visit there. There is no other place like it. From boardwalks in the downtown shopping area, to the Lake and mountain views, to the Rocky Mountain National Park only being a mile away, it is a phenominal place to vacation or live.

What makes this house unique

One mile from the Rocky Mountain National Park, within walking distance to everything Grand Lake has to offer, cross country skiing in Grand Lake and down-hill skiiing at Winter Park only thirty minutes away. Truly Grand Lake has it all!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful view & accommodations! Thank you for your generosity!
Sep 2017
  • 1 of 19


Nearest Airport
128 Miles
Denver International
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250

Must be at least 25 years of age to rent.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.