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Lakefront Luxury! Pvt Dock, Gourmet Kitchen, Steam Shower, Wildlife, In Town

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

3 Bedroom, 4 Bath Home On Shadow Mountain Lake

Clean lines, warm wood, open spaces, comfortable furnishings and perfect proportion soothe the spirit in this house designed by an Interior Designer as a get away for her own family. The comfortable great room overlooks the lake and mountains through a window wall proportioned according to the Golden Mean. Enjoy the vintage stereo equipment streaming your favorite music through wall and ceiling mounted speakers. Bond with friends and family while preparing meals in the gourmet kitchen which effortlessly accommodates multiple cooks and has seating for 5 at the island counter. Build a fire and roast marshmallows or make s'mores in the super efficient Rumford Masonry Fireplace. Head downstairs to the entertainment center with large flat screen monitor, blu ray DVD player, and surround sound. There is no TV service but you can rent movies or stream your favorite shows via high speed internet.

Outside, gather on the dock to read, fish, or launch your favorite boat from 2 of 3 slips. The lake is great for fishing, boating, water sports (bring a wet suit!), bird watching, wildlife viewing, lounging and enjoying the spectacular scenery. Never get in your car; take your boat into town and tie up at the town dock for lunch, ice cream, or shopping. Cross country ski on the lake in winter, or drill a hole in the ice and catch a fish!

The house a private bedroom and bathroom on each level, perfect for 3 couples or 2 families with kids. The location is close to everything: Rocky Mountain National Park west entrance - 1 mile, Grand Lake Village center - 1 mile, Grand Lake golf course - 2 miles.

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Kathryn Foster
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2017

About Kathryn Foster

Howard and I were born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and both of us, coincidentally, moved north at the age of 14; Howard to Colorado and I to Minnesota. We did our graduate work at the University of Colorado and have lived in Boulder ever since. Though we love the mountains and Colorado, we missed the water; so we began looking for a place where we could have both. We fell in love with Grand Lake instantly, purchased our land in 1992, began construction in 2001, and moved into our dream vacation home at the end of 2002. Our 3 daughters have grown up here and love to come back to this special place.

Kathryn Foster purchased this house in 1992

Why Kathryn Foster chose Northwest

Location Location Location!! Best view, right on the lake, with easy access year round. In summer, the private dock is a glorious place to hang out and read or visit with friends, and of course provides instant access to your boat for water skiing, wake boarding, tubing, wild life viewing, and joy riding. In winter, skiing and snow mobiling are right on your doorstep. Shopping, restaurants, library, seasonal theater, and a charming village center are just a short walk or boat ride away. Rocky Mountain National Park is less than 2 miles away, and golf, tennis, the nordic center, horse back riding, and many more activities are all within 2 miles.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with the view of Baldy, the way it is perfectly framed by bluffs on each side. The south east exposure, proximity to town, and year round accessibility. Shadow Mountain Lake has less boat traffic and it's eastern shore is in Rocky Mountain National Park so can never be developed. The lake is shallower, warmer, and has more wildlife. Freezes sooner and thaws later than Grand Lake, extending the season for winter activities. It's the best.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Lakefront Luxury! Pvt Dock, Gourmet Kitchen, Steam Shower, Wildlife, In Town
average rating of 4.90625 based on 32 reviews

Great place to enjoy a wonderful time with family

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful, clean and well kept! We thoroughly enjoyed the time with our family in the comfort of this beautiful home. Everything about the home was really nice and well equipped for a great stay. We would definitely recommend this property for others looking to find a great stay in Grand Lake!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Colleen, So glad to know you had a wonderful vacation! Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
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Nice Time- Great Location

  • 4 of 5

It was a nice family getaway with outstanding views. House was nice and Pete the caretaker was a great guy. Plenty to do with the kids. The boating and quading was great. The small town was in walking distance. Highly recommended. I didn't want to leave.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home for a family vacation, lakefront with a fabulous view

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 11(6 adults, 5 children) had a wonderful week on Shadow Mountain Lake! This was our first experience with HomeAway and it didn't disappoint. The home is gorgeous, very well appointed, and large enough so that everyone had their own space. THE VIEW IS ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING! The online description was spot on.The property itself was very well maintained, and the owner responded within an hour if we had any issues. Also, there is an on-sight contact if you have any questions. The location was perfect for boating, or even walking, into Grand Lake. We rented a pontoon boat, paddle boards, and kayaks from Trail Ridge Marina and they were excellent to work with. We boated and kayaked all around the lake, went to the osprey nesting areas, and hiked around the area. As a family, we love to cook and the kitchen was very well stocked with necessary cooking utensils, pots and pans, as well as spices. The fire pit at night was so much fun! We visited a couple of restaurants in Grand Lake and all had good food and service. We loved the house and location, and would definitely return and/or recommend. All in all, it was just a wonderful week, and we made many memories with our family that we will never forget!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful location and view of Shadow Mountain Lake to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary

  • 4 of 5

Our family was pleased with this house. The beds were very comfortable, and the kitchen was well stocked for cooking. We made use of the very nice dock with our boat. Was so nice to be able to see family members there from the house and deck. There is a very nice area with chairs around a fire pit close to the dock which we didn't use due to the fire ban. But, did find it a good place to visit anyway. The Fosters were helpful with questions that came up during our stay. Our only problem was the internet which luckily one of our family members was able to keep going and needed to deal with daily. The Fosters are aware of this problem and am sure this will be fixed for future guests.

Thank you, Fosters for sharing your vacation home.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation was especially enjoyable because of this amazing house. The house was very well stocked with everything we needed and more. The extra beach towels were a great addition as well as the wonderfully stocked kitchen. We didn't want for anything while we were there. The location, right on Shadow Mt. Lake, was the best possible spot for us and the boat. Much less crowded on this lake than on Grand Lake. The owner called the day after we arrived to check on everything and the caretaker was by several times as well to answer questions. All in all, a wonderful experience!!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home and location! Perfect for relaxation or adventure!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our guests simply loved this vacation home! We spent 3 weeks in late spring and were treated to one of our best experiences in a vacation home. There were stunning views all day long. Lake front, minutes to town (even walking distance) and plenty of activites for all preferences (from hiking, biking, water sports, fishing, golfing and even shopping). The stores and restaurants in town exceeded our expectations. So whether we wanted to cook (and yes, a very well equipped kitchen for preparing just about any dish) or eat out - there were so many options. We are taking with us so many wonderful memories of time with family and friends, wildlife sightings and peaceful relaxation. If we are ever in Grand Lake again - this home will be our first choice.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad to know you had a wonderful time! We're always making improvements. This summer we upgraded the landscaping. Walkway to dock now extends all the way to the road, and there's a brand new fire pit next to the lake with sand beach! Hope you will come back to check it out! Thanks so much for your review.
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Granby, CO
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Gateway Lounge
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Grand Lake Public Golf Course
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Granby, CO
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Gateway Lounge
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Ski Granby Ranch, Winter Park Resort 36 miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Grand Lake waterfront park
Car: recommended

Spectacular scenery in Rocky Mountain National Park, west entrance less than 2 miles. Hiking, backpacking, mountain climbing, cross country and back country skiing, wildlife viewing, scenic drive


Rates & Availability

Grand Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Wonderland
Jan 9 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Spring Awakening
Apr 1 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Yay It's Summer!
May 26 2017 - Jun 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
High Summer Fun
Jun 30 2017 - Aug 13 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer Calm
Aug 14 2017 - Sep 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Indian Summer
Sep 18 2017 - Oct 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.7%

If a cancellation is made more than sixty (60) days’ prior to check-in, the Reservation Deposit shall be forfeited unless the parties hereto agree to another arrangement in writing. If a cancellation is made less than sixty (60) days’ prior to check-in, the Reservation Deposit and all rent paid shall be forfeited.


* Pets are welcome with written approval. There is a $50 cleaning fee for each pet.

Please call (303) 819-3113 with any questions.

Thank you for your interest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Grand Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Private master bath, 6' soak tub, double sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Off of main floor great room. Granite, vessel sink, elegant
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Vanity, marble counter, connects to powder room toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Steam shower, vanity. Toilet in separate 1/2 bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , LL great room: 2 queen sofa beds, niche with twin bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Queen's Room: California king bed, private bath, lake view
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite: loft, lake view, ensuite bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Campaign Room: Shared baths, lake view
  • 2 Kings with private bath, 1 queen shares baths with guests using pull out beds. Comfortable mattresses and high quality linens.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Large private floating dock (summer only) with room for 2 boats. Outdoor fire pit. Fire wood provided.

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