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Mountain Lake Memories

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2 Story, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath with Mountain View

This a two story frame home built in 2000 and remodeled in 2012. It has three bedrooms, with a new queen size bed and mattress in each bedroom. There are two baths . There is Direct TV upstairs and down with a DVD player for each and there is also WiFi. The kitchen is fully equipped, with a refrigerator/freezer, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and gas oven. There is a charcoal grill behind the house & a picnic table down by the stream, shaded by aspen & pine trees.

Property Manager
Ted Lively
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

About Ted Lively

Ted and Laneta Lively are both from Wichita Falls, TX. Ted is an insurance salesman and Laneta is a school teacher. Laneta's family has been coming to Lake San Isabel for over 60 years. The family has always loved the peace and tranquility of this area. Laneta's grandparents first purchased a cabin here around 1960.

Ted Lively purchased this house in 2012

Why Ted Lively chose Southeast

In 2008, we completely rebuilt the family home and in 2012 purchased the house next door, just to rent out and to have and share with family and friends. This house was built in 2000, by Laneta's cousin but never finished. We completely updated it inside and out in 2011.

What makes this house unique

This house is located off of Hwy 165, across from Lake San Isabel, on a dead end road. So, it is always quiet, which encourages having abundant wildlife. From the back deck, you will be amazed at all the hummingbirds, chipmunks, deer, magpies, finches, stellar jays, just to name a few. The house is an easy five minute walk from the lake, that is stocked with rainbow trout and salmon by the state of CO. Fishing supplies and licenses are sold at the restaurant, which you walk right by to get to the lake. The house has a water well with very clean, 'DRINKABLE' water. Just listening to the small creek behind the house and observing the wildlife is the best medicine.


Rye House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Towels & linens provided. No daily linen service.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , New Mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , New mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , New Mattress
  • Queen size Beds (3) Furniture and mattresses are new Plenty of room upstairs for an air mattress for 2 more people, for a total of 8
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
Located just minutes away from the Christianson Brush Canyon Ranch ( offering a wedding venue.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Mountain Lake Memories
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Great house, location, and owners

  • 5 of 5

House was a nice size with plenty of room and modern appliances. We had 6 people stay and on one night invited extended family over for a game night. Plenty of room to accommodate them. House is in a great location within walking distance of the lake and our favorite hike (slide rock). The backyard was very relaxing with entertainment provided by chipmunks , hummingbirds and deer. The owners really went above and beyond what was expected. Besides giving us great tips on things to do around the area, they gave us sunflower seeds to feed the wildlife and let us use their grill one night to cook burgers. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. We were glad we happen to be there at the same time. We are so happy you had a good time. We just treat people the way we would like to be treated. Take care!
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lake cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at San Isabel at this cabin. It was awesome and so comfortable and very close to the lake! I would recommend this to anyone wanting to kick back and relax in a beautiful setting.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on your stay. We are so glad you enjoyed it, just like we do. John & Kimberli, who manage the property for us, really try to make people feel welcome. Nothing like the mountains.
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Wichita Falls, TX

Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The Lively's have a wonderful house. It has everything you need for a relaxing vacation. It is clean, comfortable and very accommodating. The humming birds are beautiful and want to be fed. The deer visit daily along with the chipmunks. You WON'Tvbe disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We are always so glad to have people enjoy themselves because when you spend time & money to have a vacation, you deserve it if at all possible.
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Great Visit and Cabin, best option at Lake Isabel

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at both rustic lodges at Lake Isabel and have enjoyed visiting Lake Isabel for over 30 years. The Lively's cabin has everything, all the conveniences of home with a stream behind the cabin. The layout was perfect for us to have my in laws in the large bedroom downstairs while my wife and two boys and I occupied upstairs. Great setup and lots of room. Very reasonably priced, will be the first place we rent on future visits.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your kind remarks. We really try to make everyone feel right at home. John & Kimberli do a great job of taking care of the place. Look forward to seeing you again. Ted & Laneta
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Great family memories

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time staying at Lake San Isabel. This house was large enough to accommodate 6 adults & 2 children, and our 2 other babies ( 2 shih tzus). The setting was beautiful, with the upstairs deck for sitting & enjoying the sounds of the creek below. The ground was too wet & soggy to actually go down to the creek but it was nice to hear, very relaxing....We all had a great time fishing & caught at least a few everytime we went.

This was a great little vacation for our family to get together & enjoy. Thanks again, Ted for the use of your vacation home.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. Glad you had a great time. Too bad about the ground being so wet. We have had record snow & rain & along with underground streams being full, the ground was extremely saturated. A few days before you arrived, the creek below the back of the house was out of it's banks. Look forward to hopefully having you again. Ted & Laneta
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Pueblo Colorado

Bobby & "The Boys"

  • 5 of 5

This was my second experience at this wonderful mountain property. This time was with 3 15 year old young men. The cabin is just a joy to stay at. The scenery is great, & the boys went for a hike out the front door every day. This is just a great place for a quiet & peaceful getaway from the normal day to day life. Was very clean & welcoming as usual, & just a great place to escape. Thanks Ted & Lanetta, & John & Kimberly for a wonderful experience again !!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Bobby, really glad y'all could make it again. Wish I had been there to go fishing with the boys. I heard it was pretty cold. Most people don't think about it being cold on Memorial Day, but in the mountains you never know. Hopefully. You will be able to come see us again. You are always more than welcome. I miss having one of your "poor boy pies". WOW! Take care Ted & Laneta
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
The Lodge
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Car: necessary

San Isabel is located in South Central Colorado and near a variety of tourist attractions. The San Isabel National Forest is an ideal place for picnicking, fishing, and hiking. A trip up nearby Greenhorn Mountain, at 12,500 ft., offers a splendid view of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range. Within walking distance from the cabin you will find Lake San Isabel. It is open year round and stocked by the Colorado State Department of Wildlife. Another treasure hidden in the Wet Mountains is Bishop’s Castle, built by Jim Bishop. The huge stone and iron castle, complete with a smoking dragon, is an intriguing side trip from San Isabel. (Approx 10 min drive from Isabel) Westcliffe is a forty-five minute drive including a bowling alley, movie theatre, summer concerts and festivals, specialty shops, and a variety of dining options. Within ninety minutes is Colorado Springs which is home to the Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, Olympic Training Center, and the US Air Force Academy.

We are also located just minutes away from the Christianson Brush Canyon Ranch (which offers a wedding venue.)


Rates & Availability

Rye House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 19 2016 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Quick quote is not accurate. Pricing depends on how many are staying & for how long. $135/nt is based on 2 people. $165/nt is for 4 people & $195/nt is for 6 people. A discount is given if stay is for a week or longer. Contact owner for details on discounts & rate for more than 6 people.

Personal or cashiers check, no less than 30 days to arrival

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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