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Modern Vacation Home Borders National Forest

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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About the property

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom with Mountain Views and Spectacular Sunsets

Our Trail Creek Retreat is a modern vacation home with views of Trail Mountain, National Forest and spectacular sunsets. The home is situated on an acre of pine and aspen forest. The exterior of the home has log accents and beautifully landscaped gardens with native plants and rock. Enjoy the spectacular sunsets that fill the entire sky as you look west towards the National Forest. Many opportunities to view wildlife from the home and throughout the area. Moose, elk, fox & deer are abundant and often visit the property. Access to the National Forest is less than 1/2 mile away for hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, atv, snowmobiling and hunting Access to boating, fishing and ice fishing is 10 minutes away at the Stillwater Boat Ramp on Lake Granby, the largest of the Great Lakes of Colorado--Grand Lake, Shadow Mountain Lake and Lake Granby.

The Master Suite sits on one side of the Great Room with a king size bed. Adjacent to the bedroom is the Master bathroom with double sinks, jacuzzi for two, large shower, water closet & walk in closet. There's plenty of storage room in the walk in closet and large chest of drawers in the bedroom.

The second bedroom is on the other side of the great room. This makes for lots of privacy between the sleeping areas. There is a bathroom with at tub/shower combo & a large sink. The second bedroom has a queen size bed and amazing views of the mountains from the large window spanning one side of the bedroom. Storage in this room is a standard closet with bi-fold doors and a large chest of drawers in the bedroom.

The kitchen is a chef's kitchen with quartz countertops and hickory cabinets. There's a microwave, convection combo with an island cooktop at the center of the kitchen. There's an eating bar attached to the opposite side of the island. There's a large refrigerator with a bottom freezer for lots of storage room. Service for 6 is provided along with cooking utensils, pots & pans.

The great room has a dining area with a table for 6. Satellite television, a gas log fireplace & cozy seating area are also in the great room. The kitchen lies at one end of this large room which is the central gathering place of the house.

The great room leads to a large deck for outdoor dining & relaxing. A gas grill is available for outdoor barbecues.

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Kathleen Tees and Michael Wageck
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

About Kathleen Tees and Michael Wageck

Mike & Kathleen have lived in Grand County for 20 years. Their love of the outdoors brought them to this site to build this home in 2003. We love outdoor sports such as fishing, kayaking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and golfing. We love this home all seasons of the year but fall is the most spectacular due to the beautiful changing aspen trees.

Kathleen Tees and Michael Wageck purchased this house in 2004

Why Kathleen Tees and Michael Wageck chose Northwest

We chose this piece of property because of it's sunny location. Abundance of aspen & pine forest attracted us to this secluded location.

What makes this house unique

The home is a newer ranch style. The space is very comfortable and makes for easy living. The great room sits in the middle with ceilings 18 feet high with stripped trees reaching the height of the great room and running through the ceiling. Floor to ceiling windows provide great mountain views and sunsets. The bedrooms sit on either side of the great room with a bathroom adjacent to both.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

Modern Vacation Home Borders National Forest
average rating of 5.0 based on 47 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The property looks just like it does in the pictures. The kitchen and bathrooms are very nice. Tub in master bath in particular! The kitchen has just about everything you could need for cooking a nice meal. The porch and views are spectacular. Nestled in the woods, and complete silence outside. It was the perfect getaway for two (or four). So close to Grand Lake (such a cute little town) and RMNP. Couldn't have picked a better place! Owners very easy and pleasant to deal with.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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loved loved loved this home in Granby!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this beautiful home, the house is warm, inviting, relaxing and cozy. It's located in a very quiet area and we loved setting on the deck and looking at the beautiful fall foliage. The entrance to Rocky Mountain national Park was right down the road. We made several trips to the park, as well as to Estes, Grand lake and several places west of Granby. Visited the Badger Badin Wildlife area, We drove 40 west from Granby to Walden, had lunch at the Moose Creek Café, took unpaved road where we found moose. Was beautiful house and awesome place to stay,

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fall getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was an excellent home to stay in if you are looking for quiet and scenic surroundings. The home is well maintained and very clean. The kitchen is well stocked and easy to fix meals. It was exactly as we expected and we enjoyed our stay there.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was the fourth year in a row for my wife and I and the third year in a row for my in laws. Once again Mike and Kathleen opened up there home to us and once again we weren't disappointed. Everything was just like we left it a year ago. The home was cozy, the colors were brilliant and the wild life was plentiful. They have a red fox that comes up the back porch every morning. I can only assume people are feeding him. If you get he urge just remember that feeding the wildlife only hurts them. We named him "boots" because of his black legs. He truly is a handsome animal. We are already excited to come back next fall to see what adventures await us.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many guests return year after year. The things that bring them are the fall colors, the wonderful snow sports, summer hiking in Rocky Mtn National Park, boating on the Great Lakes of Colorado. You can't go wrong visiting here!
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Great home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

First, I'd like to say that Kathleen was wonderful to work with...she was very responsive to our communications, and I could tell that she really cared about knowing something about the people interested in renting her home. A lot of thought was put into making this home very usable and attractive. It was well-stocked with quality items including quality paper goods. We appreciated that a lot as we've rented other houses where the dishes, pots and pans, and paper goods were the cheapest possible. The location of the house is close to Rocky Mountain National Park but not in with the crowds visiting the park. The views off the deck were lovely and the house was very private and quiet. You can't go wrong!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Baltimore, MI

Beautiful home near Rocky Mountain National Park. Comfortable, clean, spacious and well stocked!

  • 5 of 5

The home description and photos provided on the website accurately reflected the condition of the home. Home was modern, very clean, very comfortable and well-maintained, inside and out. House was very well stocked with everything we could possibly need, to a far greater extent than most other homes I have rented. Customer service was very good, with quick responses and detailed information. I would definitely recommend this property to friends and relatives. The location of Rocky Mountain National Park was close enough to the home for quick and easy access, yet far enough away from the park and town to be quiet and feel remote. We spent every day in RMNP. A week was just the right amount of time for us. We saw moose and elk every morning in the park (get there early to see the most wildlife) and a fox frequented the area around the home. This truly was one of the best home rentals we have ever had, and we have rented quite a few over the years! Rarely are we as pleasantly surprised as we were with this home and property!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words about the house. We do keep it well stocked and clean. I keep it just as I would want it myself and then hope everyone enjoys it! The deck has comfortable furnishings for the summer and fall visitors. The gas grill is always available even in the snowy months. I love maintaining the house and am always thinking of new items to add for our guests. If you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy the mountains then this is the place for you! Yet it is close enough to everything. The park is amazing and this couple did it just as you should -- Arrive early every day to see the wildlife. Or you could go up just before sunset for evening viewings. We like to go up after dinner to view the wildlife as they are coming down to the valley for the night.
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Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Lake Granby
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Grand Lake & Granby
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
US Hwy 34
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Lake Granby
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Ski Granby Ranch
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Grand Lake
Car: necessary

The home is located in Grand County. The towns of Winter Park, Fraser, Granby, Hot Sulphur Springs & Grand Lake are all within driving distance and all have tourism activities. Grand Lake & Granby are the closest. Be sure to have dinner at the Grand Lake Lodge with views of the lakes, mountains & Rocky Mountain National Park.


Rates & Availability

Granby House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 3 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Oct 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 2 2017 - Dec 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $75

Returning guests receive a 10% discount. Couples, please contact the owner regarding the rate for one bedroom.

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.
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Granby House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleeper Couch In Living Room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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