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Last updated: 12/03/2016
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21 Unavailable
22 Today
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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.

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917-318-1956
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Owner

Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Smart TV NO CABLE...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Chemex and French Press Coffe grinder...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Nov 28 - Dec 21, 2016
2 night min stay
$350
$1,400
Winter Spring
Jan 7 - May 24, 2017
2 night min stay
$350
$1,400
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$350
$1,750

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $130
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

A check for the full amount mailed to the owner in advance. Damage deposit also mailed in advance to be reimbursed after departure and house is left in good shape.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Calendar

Last updated: 12/03/2016
Check availability
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21 Unavailable
22 Today
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Location

3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Grand Lake Golf Course and Nordic Center
37 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mary Jane/ Winter Park
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Town of Grand Lake Public Beach

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

About the owner: I grew up skiing, hiking, canoeing, sailing and mountain climbing in Grand Lake. I spent summer and winter vacations in the old log cabin next to this house. My parents bought that cabin in 1952. You can read about the house in several of the Grand Lake history books, we have them in the library. It was sold in 2000 and we renovated the Willowbranch (an out building of the old cabin) then to become our Grand Lake retreat. I am an artist. My husband loves Grand Lake as much as I do. He is a scientist. We try to spend as much time as we can in Grand Lake where we work and get out into the mountains. When we are not in Grand Lake we are in Beacon, NY and Woods Hole, MA.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

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Photos

  • The Willowbranch
Grand Lake

    The Willowbranch Grand Lake

  • Wood Stove in Living Room

    Wood Stove in Living Room

  • Dining Room off Kitchen

    Dining Room off Kitchen

  • Upstairs bedroom 1 with queen bed

    Upstairs bedroom 1 with queen bed

  • Upstairs bedroom 2 with double bed

    Upstairs bedroom 2 with double bed

  • Upstairs sitting room with fold out couch

    Upstairs sitting room with fold out couch

  • Upstairs bathroom with washer dryer

    Upstairs bathroom with washer dryer

  • Downstairs library off bedroom

    Downstairs library off bedroom

  • Downstairs full bathroom

    Downstairs full bathroom

  • Grand Lake and Mt Baldy

    Grand Lake and Mt Baldy

  • Fox

    Fox

  • Elk high up in Rocky Mountain National Park

    Elk high up in Rocky Mountain National Park

  • Living Room with Wood Stove and Smart TV

    Living Room with Wood Stove and Smart TV

  • Open Living Kitchen Dining Area

    Open Living Kitchen Dining Area

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Upstairs bedroom 1

    Upstairs bedroom 1

  • Upstairs bedroom 2

    Upstairs bedroom 2

  • Upstairs sitting room

    Upstairs sitting room

  • Downstairs bedroom with queen bed

    Downstairs bedroom with queen bed

  • Downstairs bathroom

    Downstairs bathroom

  • The firepit

    The firepit

  • Moose!

    Moose!

  • Chickadee and Junco

    Chickadee and Junco

  • The high peaks nearby

    The high peaks nearby

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016

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Artist's Home in Historic Rustic Location

Grand Lake, CO, USA #632661

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