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3300sf LOG HOME, Big Views, a bit of Luxury, Sleeps 12, 10 min to Town Center

Fraser, CO, USA
  • House3310 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights

4+ BDRMs, 3 full baths, 1 on each level, 3-car garage, huge deck, 3 living rooms

Visiting Winter Park Resort, Nordic trails at DTR or YMCA, Golfing at one of the 3 area courses, or visiting Rocky Mountain National Park? Or just want to get out of the city and away from it all? Then Fraser is the place for you! Contact the Owner directly and ask any questions on this owner-maintained home, so you feel like you're at home when you go on vacation!

Guests #1 comment after stay: "Your home is better in person than the pictures online. We love your home!" --No doubt you have picked the right location for your Colorado Adventure! There’s no place quite like Grand County Colorado!

Make the most of your vacation by staying in this tastefully furnished 3,300 SF Milled Log Home with big views and 3 levels for living and relaxing during your visit. The Talley Ho Ski Haus is nestled in the woods with endless views of the surrounding mountains and unmatched trail access directly from your home for biking and hiking.

The great room / dining room combo boasts vaulted ceilings with tongue & groove architecture throughout, and pine wood beams and floor to ceiling windows--that keep this home comfy/cozy year round. The Ski Haus comfortably sleeps 10-12. I would like to keep the max at 12. Small to medium dogs considered, so please include a description and picture of your family pet with your inquiry. Kenneling your furry friend while you are away is desired!

This was a second home for the past 5 years, and the first time the Ski Haus has ever been a rental property. The lovely family I bought it from built it and lived here year-round with their two young daughters. They put in the commercial grade kids slide from the 1st floor down to the basement! You won’t see that anywhere else I don't suspect. You will be delighted by the amenities, and I think you will want to come back again and again after your visit. At least that’s what all my friends and guests have said. There’s so much to do in Grand County that we hope you’ll check it all out--all 4 seasons.

A little about the Talley Ho Ski Haus: There’s a 3-car garage with plenty of storage for your skis and boards, mountain/road bikes, and you could even park a snowmobile or 4-wheeler since the national forest is just down the road --where outdoor enthusiasts like to venture out. The main level has a large foyer and a large closet to store your gear for the next day (ski racks in garage, please remove boots and shoes in garage). The kitchen, dining and great room are open to one large gathering space for entertaining and family dinners. The large dining table is also expandable, with a pullout extension on each end. There are 2 bedrooms and a large bathroom with double sinks, water closet, and tub/shower combo on the main level. This bathroom has the main linen closet where you will find everything you need during your stay. The master suite takes up the entire 2nd level. As you climb the stairs you will have an open loft with magnificent views before entering the bedroom through French doors. This bedroom, large bath, and walk-in closet may cause you and your guests to draw straws or flip a coin to see who parks their suitcase up there! The master bath has a granite counter top with double sinks, a large soaker tub, shower, and water closet. Heading down the stairs to the basement you will find a family room and laundry room to one side, and a bedroom, kid’s play room with a twin over full bunkbed, and a full bath. This bath has a large pedestal sink, water closet, and tub/shower combo. And there’s one more space I like to call the Adult’s “Getaway” Room. Get away from the kids to read a book, cozy up to the fireplace, or watch the big game! I think you will be happy in this bonus room above the garage, and more big views to boot! Hopefully the photos will be inviting enough to send me an inquiry about your next vacation, as I’m happy to answer any and all questions you may have about Grand County and Winter Park Resort.

Sleeps 12 comfortably:

Master, 2nd floor, King, 5-piece bath, walk-in closet

Bdrm 2, Main floor, Queen, shared 4-piece bath

Bdrm 3, Main floor, Queen, shared bath, kid's slide access

Bdrm 4, Finished Walkout Basement, Queen, shared 3-piece bath

Kids Playroom, Basement, Twin over Full Bunk Bed, shared bath

Family Room, Basement, New Lane Sofa Sleeper w/Full Gel Mattress

If you want to stay in a hotel room, go for it, but if you want to stay in a beautiful home, with your very own well-equipped kitchen to cook great meals for your family, with every convenience you could want, enjoy our priceless views, and have easy access to Winter Park Resort, Colorado Adventure Park, Devil's Thumb Ranch, Grand County's Recreation Center, and all that Grand County has to offer! ...I look forward to hearing from you and helping you secure a great home for your family vacation!

There are many great restaurants in Winter Park, Fraser, and Tabernash.

Here’s a short list of my favorites, but look through the menu guide I've left for you to get a complete list:

- Tabernash Tavern $$$ - call for a reservation (970) 726-4430, my personal favorite

- Deno’s $$ - great place, delicious, well priced food; family atmosphere

- Azteca $ - fresh Mexican food

- Pole Creek Golf Course, Bistro 28 - great food!

- Devil’s Thumb Ranch (DTR) $$$ - used to stay there before we bought and I really enjoy Heck’s Tavern and the Ranch House; Heck’s Tavern is much more reasonably priced and has a great happy hour; check-out Nordic skiing or horseback riding while there! And the spa is very nice after a day of skiing! Also Bella Vita Spa in Winter Park

- The Foundry $$ - Great pizza and other treats, plus a Cinema and Bowling!

- Venture into Grand Lake!


Tamara Higgins

Member Since 2013
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About Tamara Higgins

Hello! Thanks for viewing my property today. I retired from the Air Force in 2012, traveled the world, and I finished up my military service in Colorado Springs. I consider myself lucky to live in Colorado and look forward to sharing my home in the mountains with you. I went for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design at the Art Institute of Colorado in Denver, and now I design, ski and hike in the mountains. I've always had a passion for design and architecture. Plenty of books in the house to make that point pretty clear! I will stay in Colorado and I personally maintain my home so that I can make sure it is in mint condition for every guest (aside from a trip here or there). I know you will love Winter Park and Fraser any time of the year because there is so much to do here, and it can be anyone's playground. Here's a short list of the things I love to do when I'm up in the mountains: ski, snowshoe, hiking, fishing, biking, sightseeing, RMNP, Grand Lake, Winter Park Resort activities, dining, whitewater rafting, boating, kayaking, tubing, working out at the Fraser Rec Center, swimming, rodeo, and taking in the free summer concerts! So much to do, and be sure and stop by the Visitor Center in Winter Park to see what's happening during your stay, there's always something!

Tamara Higgins purchased this House in 2011

Why Tamara Higgins chose Fraser

Winter Park is the best mountain town for skiing and hiking! And it's so easy to get to from Denver, DIA, or other Colorado towns...they call it the locals mountain. When you travel, do you prefer to feel like you're in a time share resort or a quaint little town? If you want that small town feeling with a big ski/board mountain, you'll absolutely love Winter Park and Fraser! If you mountain bike or enjoy hiking then the Spring thru Fall season is a must. This house is located near a great trail system. I'm discovering new trails every time I go for a bike ride. Puts a huge smile on my face, and I feel lucky to have this home in Fraser.

What makes this House unique

We selected this house for it's views, privacy, and excellent floor plan. I've put my own touches on it with the furnishings/decor and I've replaced the carpet and installed new granite countertops in the kitchen and master bath. I think you'll feel right at home! I have a guest book at the house and a 3-ring binder with house info, and room to add comments and 'nice-to-haves' for future visits so I can keep making my home a touch better with each guest!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, 2nd Level Master
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Main Level
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, Main Level
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen, Basement (Walk-out)
      • In addition to the above, there's a kids playroom area where the big slide comes down that has a twin over full bunkbed; there's also a new Lane sleeper sofa with a full-size gel mattress in the Family Room in the basement


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Main Level w/double sink vanity and large linen closet
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, tub, shower, Master: Double sink vanity, new granite, sinks, faucets
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Basement, part of new addition in 2010

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
            Gorgeous views of the Fraser Valley


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Garage
                        3-car; double & single door
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Natural gas
                      • Internet
                        Wi-Fi throughout
                      • Fireplace
                        3 gas fireplaces in great room, family room, and adult 'getaway' room (bonus room)
                      • Linens Provided
                        Main linen closet on main level in the full bath
                      • Living Room
                        Three living spaces, one on each floor
                      • Parking
                      • Towels Provided
                        Plenty of towels, and feel free to use the washing machine during your visit
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Coffee Maker
                            14 and 10 cup coffee makers in kitchen
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            I think you'll find just about everything you need if you look for it...lots of cabinets/drawers and huge pantry
                          • Dishwasher
                            Dishwasher is adjacent to the sink for easy loading.
                          • Kitchen
                            This kitchen is equipped with everything! Granite countertops, new sink/faucet installed April 2013. Gas range, dishwasher, side-by-side refrigerator, toaster oven, microwave, the usual appliances
                          • Microwave
                            Above the range
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Large pantry, with plenty of space for your groceries and things you bring with you
                          • Refrigerator
                            Side by side
                          • Stove
                            Gas range, please ensure burners are completely turned off after use! : )
                          • Toaster
                            Toaster oven and toaster in lower cabinet


                              • Dining
                                The dining table can expand another 54 inches and you can pull chairs from other rooms in the house as you need/require
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Books
                                    Basement Bookshelf and Bonus Rm
                                  • DVD Player
                                    Family Room Adult 'Getaway' Room
                                  • Games
                                    Just a few
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                    Radio/CD player in the Bonus room closet
                                  • Television
                                    4 with DIRECTV and DVR
                                  • Toys
                                    A few, train set; great selection at the thrift stores or ALCO
                                  • Video Library
                                    Just a few--bring your kids favorites or visit one of the 2 thrift stores in Fraser for a large selection of DVDs, books, games


                                      • Bicycles
                                        2 ladies bikes in garage
                                      • Boat
                                        Grand Lake www.glmarina.com www.trailridgemarina.com
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Large wrap around deck with table and 4 chairs. More folding chairs in the garage.
                                      • Golf
                                        Pole Creek Golf Course is about 4 miles north; enjoy a great dinner at the Clubhouse's fabulous Bistro 28 restaurant and bar www.polecreekgolf.com
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Grand Lake is about a 40 min drive
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Located on the Deck
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        Winter Park Resort & Mary Jane to the south www.winterparkresort.com Granby Ranch to the north www.granbyranch.com Steamboat Springs (1-1.5 hr north) www.steamboat.com


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool
                                                I recommend the Fraser Valley Recreation Center between Fraser and Winter Park; your kids will love you! Google www.fraservalleyrec.org
                                              • Hot Tub
                                                Grand County Recreation Center www.fraservalleyrec.org
                                              • Sauna
                                                Steam and Dry Saunas available at the Grand County Recreation Center, in the pool area www.fraservalleyrec.org


                                                  • churches
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • library
                                                  • playground
                                                  • recreation center
                                                  • restaurants

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • 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

                                                              • hunting
                                                              • cross country skiing
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hot air ballooning
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • ice skating
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • ski lift privileges
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • snowboarding
                                                              • snowmobiling

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                54 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                The house was clean, beautiful location, beautiful view.

                                                                Cade B.Prairieville LA

                                                                The house is lovely by itself, but add the view and location and it’s the perfect place.

                                                                Best home I've ever rented. Owner thought to provide everything.

                                                                Donna J.Brazoria

                                                                High-end appliances. Beautiful home with all needs provided. Owner checked with us frequently to see if we needed anything. Will most definitely be going back.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you so much for the very kind review! I so enjoyed having you in my home, and you are the best kind of renters a girl can have. You are neat, responsible and respectful of my home. You went above and beyond, when many other renters wouldn't even have bothered...like shoveling the deck! I can't thank you enough for choosing my home, and I will welcome you back any day!

                                                                Best regards,


                                                                Winter Wonderland!

                                                                Andrew from WilmingtonWilmington

                                                                We stayed the week of Christmas. There were three generations in our group, seven adults and two children. The slide and hide out were a huge hit with the kids. With bedrooms on three levels there was enough privacy for everyone. The house is outside the town and feels very private but in reality it's just a few minutes drive to shopping and restaurants. We have rented homes in many places and NEVER have we stayed in one as well stocked as this one. There is lovely bedding in every bedroom and lots of towels. Great laundry facilities (we were a little jealous of that laundry room). The kitchen was well stocked with spices and other items, and had everything we needed to prepare meals, including a Crock Pot! We made use of all 3 of the comfortable common areas. Our party enjoyed skiing at Winter Park, tubing just minutes from the house, snowmobiling, and even dog sledding! The kids enjoyed playing in the snow, a real treat for Florida kids. We agree that a return visit will be in our future. And, we saw a moose in the yard! Tamara is an outstanding host. Her communication is beyond compare. Book this home. You will not regret it.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you Parker family! You are the best...gosh I feel like I know you all! I'm so happy you spent Christmas together at Talley Ho. I know you loved my home, but I truly appreciate Rick's feedback and insights into items we can always make better for the next renters! I'm thrilled to hear you might come back one day, so please stay in touch! I wish you all a happy & healthy 2018!

                                                                Best regards,

                                                                Tamara : )

                                                                Made us Feel Like Family!

                                                                Cindy S.

                                                                First, let me say, this was my first VRBO experience, and I couldn't have been happier with the results. Was a little nervous, at first, renting from someone I didn't know, far from home, but that didn't last for long. Tamara was awesome. She answered all my questions (and I had a lot) and gave us more than enough information about the area, directions and the house itself. Even though Tamara wasn't in town when we arrived, she made herself available by phone to answer any questions and checked in to see if we got to the house safely or needed anything. She made us feel like extended family. The house is beautiful, clean, very spacious and well stocked. We had 8 people and two small pups, and we never felt in each other's way. My grandson was beside himself when he saw the slide! The location was just what we were looking for - in Fraser, but far enough away from the bustle of the town to get the feel we were up in the mountains communing with nature! Thank you for everything, Tamara. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the location or Tamara, herself. We had a fantastic time, and hope to get back someday soon!

                                                                Cindy S.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Hi Cindy,

                                                                It was such a pleasure having you as guests at Talley Ho Ski Haus! I'm so happy to hear everything was just perfect for your son's wedding weekend! What a beautiful place to get married. Thanks for sharing the wedding pics too. Another Illinois family just booked my home for next summer! I'd sure love to welcome you back any day! Thanks for taking such good care of my home, and for doing so much of the laundry, such a nice surprise when I arrived!

                                                                Best regards and Merry Christmas!


                                                                We felt blessed to have such a flawless home for our family vacation. We hope to come back some day

                                                                Samuel R B.

                                                                Spectacular home- stunning views and very secluded. Highly recommend this rental home.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you Sam for visiting The Talley Ho Ski Haus!! I'm so happy it was a great place to bring your family together for a memorable getaway! I'm sure Grandpa was a hit with all the grandchildren!! Please come back anytime!

                                                                Best regards,

                                                                Tamara : )

                                                                Fun golf weekend

                                                                Rosemary S.

                                                                The house worked very well for our golf weekend. There were 4 couples and we enjoyed the house and deck. Everything was very nice.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thanks Rosemary! So glad you loved my home, and thank you for taking such good care of it. Please check-in next year and I'd love to have you back the same weekend. Until then, enjoy the fall colors...they are really changing in Fraser!

                                                                Best regards,



                                                                Fraser, CO, USA

                                                                The Talley Ho Ski Haus is located in the town of Fraser only 3 miles from the Colorado Adventure Park Tubing Hill, 5.5 miles to the town of Winter Park, and 9 miles to Winter Park Resort's free parking lots! You can also take the California Zephyr Amtrak train to Fraser, CO. Enjoy visits to Grand Lake and Rocky Mountain National Park to the north and Winter Park Resort to the south. The towns of Fraser and Winter Park have been growing together over the past few years with the Grand Park development. Take advantage of the Grand County Recreation Center during your visit for a great workout, yoga, or the huge pool and waterslide. Everything is along US-40, and this log home property sits back off the main road to bring you a vacation home with panoramic views, trail access, and a perfect biking and snowmobiling destination for those who want to do it all. You are only 5 miles from Devil's Thumb Ranch in Tabernash which offers nordic/cross-country skiing, a luxury spa, two restaurants, horseback riding, stables to visit the many animals, and endless hiking trails, gear shop, and one of the best happy hours in the area. The town of Winter Park has many fabulous restaurants and I've included some in my listing. Please call if you have any questions as there's just about everything here you could want in Denver's favorite ski town!

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Cleaning Fee
                                                                Additional Guest Fee
                                                                $0 - $25
                                                                Tax Rate

                                                                **Ask owner for weekly & monthly rates if not posted under rates above; long term rentals will be considered** **Nightly rates do not include Pet fees ($25/per night) & Cleaning Fees ($200/per stay unless otherwise noted)** **Cancellation fee: 50% back 31 days prior to arrival; 45 days prior during holidays(Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Yrs)** **Min stay 3 nights unless otherwise noted** **Dogs considered for additional $25/per night per dog, please discuss w/ owner and send pictures** **NOTE: until confirmed, rates are subject to change w/o notice**

                                                                54 Reviews
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