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Charming spacious floor plan with private views of forest and wetland pond.

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Last updated: 08/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Beautiful custom-built mountain cabin nestled between that majestic Rocky Mountain National Park and Arapaho National Forest and only a 5 min walk to the head waters of the Colorado River. This makes it a perfect spot for wildlife to frequent the property while enjoying the spacious open floor plan. Your family and friends will enjoy all the comforts of home while vacationing here. A fully supplied kitchen, large living/dining room and special loft area for the kids to getaway creates the perfect setting for family fun.

There is plenty of space for trailer parking for all your toys and with access from the driveway to over 100+ miles of ATV trails and 150+ miles of groomed snowmobile trails through Arapaho National Forest, the possibilities are endless. Winding River Resort campground and Colorado River is walking distance down the road for horseback riding, hay wagon rides, petting zoo, fishing, ATV and snowmobile rentals and more.

Whether you're looking for activities galore, or need a quiet, comfortable, spacious retreat, this inviting mountain cabin, on the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park is the perfect getaway.

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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/21/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : 8630 above sea level

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Loft area is a favorite for kids. Climb the tree ladder to a special hideaway for fun and games....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We would consider an older non-shedding dog...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master bedroom with private bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 bunk bed

    double on bottom and twin on top...moreless

  • Loft: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    two twin futons ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Bunk Beds (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    double sinks with lots of vanity counter space...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    private master bathroom with single sink...moreless

  • Tile floors

Other Amenities

  • Massage and Spa treatments are available in the Grand Lake Village, near HUB coffee shop. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Some classic books and magazines available, along with old vintage TIME magazines from the 1960's kept on sit. A complete game rule book, nature books etc. ...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Large selection of assorted movies suitable for all ages....moreless

  • Games:

    Lots of board games and puzzles. ...moreless

  • Music Library:

    DIRECTV has music stations to choose from in the 800's channels....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DIRECTV...moreless

  • Stereo:

    We do not have a stereo system in place, but DIRECTV has 35+ music station in the 800's channels you can access through our TV....moreless

  • Television:

    DIRECTV satelite service. Flat screen TV in main room is also hooked to a DVD player. We offer a wide range of DVD's. An old Analog TV is in loft and hooked to a VCR for older movie viewing....moreless

  • Toys:

    An assortment of toys for the kids to find and explore with. Suitable for children over the age of 3...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Large assortment of kid friendly movies for viewing in kids loft area....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Our area borders Rocky Mountain National Park and Arapaho National Forest; direct access to Forest trails from our private road....moreless

  • Resort:

    Five minute walk down the road to Winding River Resort campground activities and the head waters of the Colorado River....moreless

  • Village:

    3 miles to entrance to Grand Lake Village as well as Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    3 acre wetland pond out front of property. This attracts wildlife to area for viewing from decks or windows. Glimpse a peak of Sun Valley Lake from the master bedroom. We are one block off this lake....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Additional card table and 4 chairs kept in front hall coat closet....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    This is an old electric dryer that mainly has a high heat setting. Please do not dry any of your fine delicate garments in it. Clothes line dry quickly in the mountains....moreless

  • Elevator:

    8630 above sea level...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Exercise bike available....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    propane gas forced air...moreless

  • Internet:

    We don't offer free WiFi, however you may access your internet through your smart phones/tablets Hot-Spot. VERIZON is the most reliable mountain provider and even works well in Arapaho National Forest...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Has over-sized stuffed couch, chair and ottoman; great for napping and viewing moose visiting the wetland area just outside our front picture windows....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Circle drive and additional pull in areas on property....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    This is an old front top loading machine. Please do not wash any of your fine delicate garments in it. We have well water and washer works best on high aggitation....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Ground coffee furnished upon arrival....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Charming mountain cabin décor dishes...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked with dishes and cook/bake ware. Coffee maker, toaster, blender, etc...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    cooking oils, flour, spices, sugar, etc. normally are available....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Usually has things like ketchup, mustard, salad dressings, etc....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Several old bikes to exploring our Kawauneeche Valley area, the Winding River Resort or Colorado River. (Riders ride at their OWN risk- helmets NOT provided. Bikes are not suitable for mountain hills....moreless

  • Boat:

    Boat rental available in Grand Lake Village or Shadow Mtn. marina. We have ample parking in our circle drive should you be traveling with your own boat and trailer....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    2 Decks with custom carved wildlife railing; perfect for moose and elk sightings drawn into our wetland area out front....moreless

  • Golf:

    Grand Lake Golf course is about 3 1/2 miles from our cabin. A new putt-putt golf course in village next to hardware store is also loads of fun....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rental available in Grand Lake Village...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill on back deck; please be familiar with FIRE CODE RESTRICTIONS during your stay. We generally have lighter fluid and a partial bag of coals available from past guests but not guaranteed....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Wet suits for kids and life jackets available upon request. (enjoy water activities at your OWN risk)...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer rate
Jul 9 - Sep 19, 2016
3 night min stay
$275
$1,855
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$265
$1,820

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • cleaning fee $150

Notes:

About two weeks prior to your arrival, we will email you directions along with lock-box code and some helpful information about the cabin and surrounding area. Please don't hesitate to ask questions or make special requests; we strive to make your stay at the Lucky Moose Lodge as convenient and comfortable as possible.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Gateway Inn
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Grand Lake Golf Course
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sloopy's or Gateway Inn
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Granby Ranch - 20 miles or Winter Park - 30 miles

Car: Necessary

The Grand Lake area is the west entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park and Arapaho National Forest. It offers an abundance of both outdoor activities for all ages. There is also direct access from our front door to over 100+ miles of ATV trails and 150+ miles of snowmobile trails through Arapaho National Forest. Take a hike, bike ride or a short 5-minute drive to Trail Ridge Road through Rocky Mountain National Park. A short 5 minutes down the road is a pristine 18-hold golf course. This facility can be enjoyed year around when converted into a Nordic Center for cross country skiing, ski skating or snowshoeing. Visit the Historic Grand Lake Lodge for a romantic dinner. Then take in the amazing views of Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain Lake from their world famous front porch. The historic Grand Lake Village is just 3 miles down the road and offers numerous activities such as fine dining, summer theater, boating, fishing, swimming, miniature golf and more!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: My husband and I custom built this mountain home in 2001. We general contracted every step of the way with much attention to detail and structural integrity. My husband is a commercial banker and I work in the schools, so I have the summers off to help maintain and run our VRBO. Our daughters are grown now and work full time, so as a family, we just don't have the chance to use our second home as much as we'd like; so instead of selling, we decided to help cover our carrying costs by signing onto VRBO. It has been a lot of fun meeting so many wonderful families from all over our country and sharing this special part of God's majestic world with them.

Why the Owner Chose Grand Lake, CO, USA:
We chose Grand Lake and this particular area because it reminded us of Michigan where we grew up. The Sun Valley Lake area is in the Kawuneeche Valley, so the roads back to our cabin are flat, with miles of open space land covered in pines and willows. The water gently flowing down the Colorado River and the numerous lakes/ponds in the area also reminded us of Michigan. The main difference is the water is much much colder for jumping in!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
One of the many benefits of staying in our cabin home is the location if you are into quietly observing/photographing nature up close, taking nice walks/hikes around our area dotted with small lakes, fly fishing or just wading in the Colorado River, this place is for you. If you want a little more action, walk down to the Winding River Resort campground for horseback riding, ATV rentals, petting baby farm animals, or catching your pancake hot off the griddle for a Chuckwagon breakfast experience! They also offer a Cowboy Chapel service down by the Colorado River on Sunday. Just a five minute drive you can be checking out the Kawuneeche Visitor Center as you head up into Rocky Mountain National Park. A few minutes in the other direction, you can be stopping into Grand Lake's Visitor Center, then down into the heart of Grand Lake Village for boat rentals, shopping, or dining. If you like to cook your meals at home, check out the quaint Mountain Market for fresh produce and an excellent meat market.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/21/2016

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  • Charming spacious floor plan with private views of forest and wetland pond.

    Charming spacious floor plan with private views of forest and wetland pond.

  • Custom log features throughout home.

    Custom log features throughout home.

  • The beautiful hand peeled log details add charm and warmth to cabin home.

    The beautiful hand peeled log details add charm and warmth to cabin home.

  • Private view of wetland open space from your front window. Abundant wildlife.

    Private view of wetland open space from your front window. Abundant wildlife.

  • Our circular driveway provides ample parking for trailers, trucks, and cars.

    Our circular driveway provides ample parking for trailers, trucks, and cars.

  • Explore the open space right out your front door.

    Explore the open space right out your front door.

  • Enjoy a quiet view of Sun Valley Lake from the master bedroom; log detail too.

    Enjoy a quiet view of Sun Valley Lake from the master bedroom; log detail too.

  • Charming secondary bedroom with bunk bed and custom mosaic bedside table.

    Charming secondary bedroom with bunk bed and custom mosaic bedside table.

  • Spacious bathroom with double sinks; custom tile detail adds charm.

    Spacious bathroom with double sinks; custom tile detail adds charm.

  • Plenty of wildlife sightings out the front door or while hiking the forest

    Plenty of wildlife sightings out the front door or while hiking the forest

  • Enjoy a hike into the Arapaho Forest for a view of Sun Valley Lake and our cabin

    Enjoy a hike into the Arapaho Forest for a view of Sun Valley Lake and our cabin

  • The glow of mini lights to enhance the front porch experience.

    The glow of mini lights to enhance the front porch experience.

  • View from kitchen; you won't feel left out as you prepare meals.

    View from kitchen; you won't feel left out as you prepare meals.

  • Kids love the loft hide-out while not missing a thing.

    Kids love the loft hide-out while not missing a thing.

  • Fully stocked kitchen; with all the amenities of home.

    Fully stocked kitchen; with all the amenities of home.

  • Great front porch for relaxing and watching wildlife that wanders by.

    Great front porch for relaxing and watching wildlife that wanders by.

  • View from front porch overlooking pond, custom cut-out wood railing.

    View from front porch overlooking pond, custom cut-out wood railing.

  • Comfortable master bedroom with a personal touch; beautiful art work of moose.

    Comfortable master bedroom with a personal touch; beautiful art work of moose.

  • Master bathroom is off the bedroom for privacy.

    Master bathroom is off the bedroom for privacy.

  • Front bedroom is perfect for waking up and spot a moose walk by the big window.

    Front bedroom is perfect for waking up and spot a moose walk by the big window.

  • Moose frequent the wet land area across from our cabin

    Moose frequent the wet land area across from our cabin

  • Porcupine spotted climbing a tree right out the front window.

    Porcupine spotted climbing a tree right out the front window.

  • Adams Falls is one of our favorite hikes

    Adams Falls is one of our favorite hikes

  • Large circular driveway for parking all your winter toys. Let it Snow!

    Large circular driveway for parking all your winter toys. Let it Snow!

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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