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Hilltop House Overlooking Grand Lake, Mt Baldy, RMNP, 5 mins from GL Lodge

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Welcome to our home away from home! This is our family home with beautiful views and we are excited to share it with you. We hope you find it as relaxing and enchanting as we do!

The house is comfortable and spacious, two-story, has a yard to play in, a patio downstairs and an upstairs deck. One of the main reasons why we bought this house is for its proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park, which begins right behind the house or a short drive down the road. We also love the abundant wildlife in the area such as deer, elk, moose, and red foxes that we see often. We just visited the house and saw nine moose in three days of hiking!

We also adore the town of Grand Lake, which you can walk to in 10-15 minutes from the house, it is small and quaint but with lots of activities. It has some great restaurants that we frequent such as: great barbeque at Sagebrush, delicious Mexican food at Poncho and Lefty's, an elegant dinner at The Rapids Lodge, and yummy pizza at Grand Lake Pizza.

Come see why we instantly fell in love with this house and view!

Keywords: House, hilltop, lake view, mountain view, Rocky Mountain National Park, two story, deck, patio

More Details

Kevin or Lisa Selden
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Kevin or Lisa Selden

My wife and I have been coming to Grand Lake for over 30 years and we were engaged in Grand Lake. As a family we enjoy Colorado each year in both the winter and the summer. Our daughter got married here in June 2013!!

Kevin or Lisa Selden purchased this house in 2012

Why Kevin or Lisa Selden chose Grand Lake

The house sits on a hill behind the town of Grand Lake with breathtaking views. Rocky Mountain National Park is practically in our backyard and the views of Mt. Baldy and Grand Lake are unbeatable. We also love the town of Grand Lake, it is small and quaint but with lots of things to do. We can relax and find peace or have an adventure, it's all here.

What makes this house unique

You can walk to town in about 10-15 minutes or drive down the hill and you are in town, we love walking to the lake or having dinner downtown. Hike to RMNP trailheads from our doorstep, or just hike around the hill behind the house for a stunning view of the mountains and lakes. Enjoy our unobstructed views of Mount Baldy, Grand Lake, and Shadow Mountain Reservoir from our upper deck. Alpenglow at sunset on Mt Baldy is breathtaking and then gaze at the incredible night sky and stars from our patio furniture.

We also love going snowshoeing and snowmobiling in the winter, which you can do just a short distance from the house. There is also some great hills behind the house that are perfect for sledding.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The drive was spectacular, the view is beautiful. Your house is welcoming, spacious, accommodating. We went to see the sights, a few sights (bear) and experiences (mountain adventure) we didn't expect- all in all great fun. We will remember this reunion! Thank you so much for letting us use your home.
Aug 2015
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Grand Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 in all; two upstairs for the three bedrooms there, and one downstairs for the one bedroom and Rec/play room.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bunk/Rec Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Lg room dwnstrs, bunk-full & twin beds, sleepsofa, love seat
  • 4 Bedrooms: 1 King size bed, 3 Queen size Beds; Downstairs Rec Room has Lg Sleep Sofa plus Bunk Bed (Single Bed on top, Full Bed on bottom) plus Small Sofa; TV, Playstation 3, separate Thermostat controlled heater, opens to shaded outdoor patio with view!
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
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
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Hilltop House Overlooking Grand Lake, Mt Baldy, RMNP, 5 mins from GL Lodge
average rating of 4.878049 based on 51 reviews

Million Dollar View! Fabulous House, Great Location, Better than the pics!

  • 5 of 5

This place was awesome! We had two families (11 of us) and there was plenty of room, no one was on top of each other everyone had plenty of space. The teens enjoyed the bunk room and downstairs area. We were there for a wedding at the Double A barn and the location was perfect! Some of the teens walked to town and back, (short walk down the mountain to town but a little more strenuous coming back) which was great as they had their freedom to walk or ride.

We had a fox in the yard one evening, a group of bucks across the road one morning and a group of does across the side yard one morning. The view towards the lake was amazing! When the sun came in the windows in the morning and that view looked at you, you knew you were in God's country............

We cooked and the kitchen had everything we needed, along with a crock pot and mixer.........And it didn't feel like you were in a rental unit using crappy kitchen supplies. The pantry had plenty of condiments and misc that were sharable, which was not expected.

Everyone slept well, meaning the beds were comfy....... we would rent this again in a heart beat!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much allowing us to stay in your home!! It was just perfect for my family and myself, more then enough room very clean and the views were unbelievable!! We came from Texas for my son's wedding, I was in complete Aww the moment we arrived in Denver, as we ventured to Grand Lake the mountains,trees were spectacular!! When we finally arrived to your house and everyone picked there room and took in the views of the lake we already felt like our trip there was worth it. We got to see fireworks from your balcony (a pleasant surprise) we also were visited by deer 2 mornings in a row-we witnessed snow one morning on the mountain top and saw the snow melt off the mountain which was so beautiful. Thank you again for giving us this opportunity to have stayed again in a home with so much warmth!! I will definitely stay here if I'm ever back in Colorado !

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful House Above Grand Lake

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, spacious home for a Grand Lake vacation. Incredible views. Very conveniently located: Getting to downtown on foot is easily done, getting back on foot is somewhat strenuous, but possible.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the Colorado House

  • 5 of 5

We found the Colorado House spacious for our 9 member family, clean, comfortable with a fantastic view from the panoramic windows in the upstairs. Grand Lake was nice and not so crowded as Estes. The wildlife was very good in the valley. Good hikes available too. All in all we would love to return to this home.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All you could ask for

  • 5 of 5

Hilltop House was awesome! Great location, close to downtown Grand Lake, great view, quiet neighborhood, very well-appointed house. My family of six had tons of space to stretch out, eat, cook and relax after hiking or walking around town. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, comfortable. And the view ...

  • 5 of 5

We forgot this was someone else's house: that's how comfortable we felt. No hesitation in renting again. Just perfect in every way we considered important.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
125 Miles
Denver International Airport, 2 hours 30 minutes
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.7 Miles
Grand Lake Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 34
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Sloopy's Grill
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Winter Park, CO
Nearest Beach
1.2 Miles
Grand Lake Beach
Car: necessary

Our house is on the hill behind the town of Grand Lake, at the end of a quiet street. We are 5 minutes from downtown and have a bird's eye view of it, but we are NOT on highway 34 which can be very noisy. There are views of many peaks, including Mt. Baldy, and great views of both Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain Reservoir. The house is also a very short walk down the hill from Grand Lake Lodge (5 minutes) or a 7 minute drive, as well as Rocky Mountain National Park starting right behind our property. We wholeheartedly believe that our location, view and atmosphere are spectacular and can't be beat!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $189 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.7%

Note: Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed, and reservations are on a first come, first serve basis. 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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