Our house is located on the thin slice of land between Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain Lake on a quiet unpaved road that was once the Main Street of the village of Grand Lake. There are many historic old cabins along the road including the Spider House next door where the owner grew up spending her summers. Our house was an outbuilding that we have converted into an open, comfortable and special retreat. An artist and a scientist, we have designed and decorated it with a mix of the old and the new. The house has many old items from the the area, collected from friends and family but also provides amenities like Wi-Fi, internet Radio and a Smart TV. There is no cable TV, so sports and news must be gathered from the radio or by visiting a restaurant in town where you can hang out with the locals and cheer on your team. The beds are comfortable and the house is warm and light and comfortable. We are surrounded by Rocky Mountain National Park and you can walk (or ski in winter) out the door to miles of trails. A short drive will get you to many other trail heads in the park for many more miles of mountains, valleys, streams and lakes..and lots of wildlife. Moose, fox and deer wander through the yard and elk and bighorn sheep can be seen in the park. All sorts of songbirds, eagles, osprey and pelicans can be viewed. Our location between the 2 lakes offers very close (walking distance) access to a public boat landing on Shadow Mountain Lake and public dock on Grand Lake.
The Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater offers wonderful live entertainment and the town has many restaurants and plenty of shopping. There is a marina in town where you can rent kayaks, paddle boats or a pontoon boat. The Kaufmann Historic Museum is a great place to learn more about the old town including the neighboring houses.
In winter there is snow shoeing and cross country skiing out the door or in Rocky Mountain National Park. The Grand Lake Touring Center offers many miles of groomed trails, expert lessons and a free tubing hill. Granby Ranch, a small ski area, is 16 miles away. Mary Jane/Winter Park is a major resort and is 37 miles away (about 45 minutes). Berthoud Pass is a popular backcountry ski destination.
We spend several months at the house every year and it is very well cared for. We hope the house will be enjoyed as a place to relax and to appreciate the very special beauty of Grand Lake. We are hikers and skiers and the area provides and abundance of that but it is also a wonderful place to do nothing and let yourself luxuriate in the free time in the mountains.
Sorry, we do not allow any motorized vehicles (snowmobiles, ATV's or Jet skis) at the house.