Gorgeous LAKEFRONT (and riverfront too) home on Shadow Mountain lake where the Colo River enters the lake. New carpet, paint, deck, roof, many appliances,hardwood flooring, etc. Sleeps up to 8 in beds ( plus tons of extra space) with 2 huge executive bedrooms, twin bunk beds in separate expanded hall area with a window to the lake, window seat in master bedroom--and a new high-end sofa bed ( double) in the sunken living room and an air mattress, if you need it too--and 2 and 1/4 bathrooms , one w/ sunken tub and bidet, floor to ceiling windows and rock fireplaces. Fully equipped in luxury furnishings, antiques, Egyptian linens, top flight mattresses, antique furniture, aspen wood bed, Persian rugs, etc. Free firewood included, large kitchen, fully equipped and supplied, sunken L.R. w/ floor to ceiling rock fireplace. Family room also has floor to ceiling moss rock fireplace and floor to ceiling windows to lake and river view. Huge deck ( about 800 sq ft)--BBQ--more, more, more! FULLY WI-FI AND CABLE READY. Lots of T.V's and channels. Caretaker lives in basement apartment--No common entrance between caretaker apt. and home. Canoes included--paddle boat too. Brand new hardwood floor, new carpet, new paint, luxury, home, well stocked, and the best lake and river front wildlife viewing and canoeing location in Grand County.
- House2700 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
2700' Lake & River front Home-floor to ceiling windows and fireplace,canoes incl
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- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 20, 2018
I am the Great-granddaughter of Gus and Anna Spitzmiller, who arrived in Grand Lake in the early 1900's. Gus first mined gold and silver with the famous Squeaky Bob Wheeler, at Lulu City, and then became a Master plumber for the village of Grand Lake. His wife, Anna, was the 1st to have running water in Grand County. I was raised here--at 8400+ feet-- and educated at Kent-Denver Country Day in Denver. I am now a retired attorney, rebuilding and renovating my family property in G.L., and fishing in Baja in the Winters.
tracee purchased this House in 1970
Why tracee chose Grand Lake
My Grandmother Barbara Spitzmiller, who married Gordon Spitzmiller ( Gus and Anna's son) used to own a dairy farm that covered this property and stretched across what is now Shadow Mountain Lake. When they made Shadow Mountain Reservoir, all of a sudden, Grandma owned the most beautiful lake and river front property around. It didn't really ever make up for the fact that they took her land to build a lake, but we love it, as the generations pass! She gave the double lot this house sits on to my Dad, as a kid, because it was his favorite spot for fishing, and it constituted the best 2 lots around. The home faces the Colo. river where it enters Shadow Mountain lake, that connects to Grand Lake, via a channel. After he married, he built this house. As kids we helped gather every stone on all 3 floor- to- ceiling rock fireplaces. The upstairs, i.e. the main section, is what is available for rent. It is divided now with a wood floor over the staircase for privacy--and on-site managers in an apt. downstairs. Looking out the floor to ceiling picture windows on the entire lake side of the house ( but especially the picture windows from the Master bed), makes you forget it still needs exterior paint, back-side ( non-lake-side) some landscaping and some new flooring ( under those Persian rugs, etc.). This place is truly special and incomparable in view or location. Come take advantage of the 1/2 price rates until next year when all the 'Pretty-up' is done.
What makes this House unique
The view, the floor to ceiling windows, the floor to ceiling rock fireplaces, the huge deck--and the view!!! fully remodeled--new floor coverings--hardwood, really fine carpets, antiques, etc. The free firewood, and canoes. NEW WOOD FLOORS, CARPET, PAINT, ROOF, and more. The wildlife viewing, and canoeing, fishing, boating, hiking, skiing, snowmobiling, etc. Did I mention the view? ha. Ha.
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Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Cozy home on the edge of the Colorado River and Shadow Mountain Lake
We loved the huge fireplace and large deck in this graciously appointed mountain home. We will be back!!
Thank you. We hope to see you again soon.
Great location and amenities
Definitely enjoyed staying here with a big group of people. We were able to cook everything in the kitchen and eat out on the big deck. We made use of the available canoes for a morning out on the water and saw several moose. All around a great trip. The house is a little eccentric, there are beds stashed everywhere. The only drawback was that there is only one shower for the entire place, while the listing makes it appear that there are two. The shower is like a Jack and Jill dorm style thing that connects to two different bathrooms. BUT, no big deal, we enjoyed our time thoroughly.
Relaxing, beautiful and Great Lake view
Comfortable home in a great location
Thank you and please come back this summer and enjoy the canoes, etc.
Amazing beutifull place
It was very nice place to stay definatly enjoyed the stay
Thank you so very much. Please come back any time.
Beautiful view with reasonable cost :)
Our family had a great time at this lodge. Thank you so much for sharing with us.
Thank you. Yes. our Winter rates are really good for such a nice house with an unbeatable view.
We hope to see you again soon.
Comfort with an awesome view!
I have stayed here in spring, summer and winter. Each season has its own special welcome. Here in the winter, I a Californian, get the full Hallmark bueatyful Christmas scene. I woke up this morning and made my way into the kitchen to make cappuccino. On the way to the machine ,I look across a frozen lake to the beauty of Rocky Mountain national Park. Everything is covered in snow and real icicles hanging from the roof. From the moment you arrive in this home, you are surrounded by art, comfortable furniture, well stocked kitchen . . . You feel like you are home. The caretaker, Katie, is a jewel. In town there is everything from fine food, a charming book store, interesting shopping or rent a snowmobile . . . Or skies for cross country travel. I will be back.
Thank you. We are glad you enjoy our home as much as we do.
This home is the first luxury home built in the area. it is older, but has been totally renovated in top end finishings, and the location and view are unbeatable. You sit at the edge of Shadow Mtn. Lake where the river enters the lake and look across the lake to undeveloped National Park and the Continental Divide. it is truly a Billion Dollar view. It also has a 900 sq foot deck, where you can sit and regularly watch moose walk by and deer and elk and Osprey and Eagles, too. It is totally loaded and equipped. It is 2700', plus a 900sq. ft. deck, plus lawn to the lake, where we offer FREE canoes, etc.
Additional information about rental rates
Home is part of 8 acre property with 3 rental cabins on the river, in addition to the family home. On-site manager resides in downstairs apt. Rates subject to change. If you get lost, or want to rent a canoe or kayak or paddle boat, or have on site questions, call Caitie at 970-531-7057. Check-in 3:00 p. and check-out 10:30 a.m.