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Lemmon Lodge: Charming, Peaceful Waterside Retreat Nestled in Trees w/Great View

Bedrooms 2
Space 720 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Great Location! 2 Br/1 Bath Cabin On Water Only 2 Blocks From Downtown Boardwalk

This cozy, centrally located cabin is nestled in the pine trees, with a trout stream (kayakable) that empties into Grand Lake out the back door. The cabin sleeps 6 with 2 bedrooms (a queen size bed in one, a full size bed in the other with electric mattress pads and down comforters!), while the living area has two rocking recliners and a queen size sofabed couch with a memory foam mattress. It is well-appointed with a modern kitchen (refrigerator with ice maker, microwave, oven/range, dishwasher, Keurig coffee maker). Wood paneled walls and ceilings with wood floors throughout. Dining table seats 4 (6 with leaf) with 4 more places at the breakfast bar. Bathroom with tub/shower and cable tv in living room. Cozy up with the gas stove while enjoying the views of the mountains, lake and stream through the large windows on 3 sides. Keep an eye out for the neighborhood fox and moose!

Year round you can enjoy downtown Grand Lake with shopping, restaurants and entertainment, antiquing, live musical theater in Grand Lake, museums, and nearby fitness center, health/beauty spa, and basketball. And, of course, wildlife viewing (esp., moose, elk, deer, fox).

Summer visitors can enjoy boating, rafting, kayaking, sailing, water-skiing, lake swimming, fishing, golf, tennis, biking, mountain biking, dirt biking, hiking, hunting, rock climbing, horseshoes, miniature golf, horseback riding, and hot air ballooning. And the Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater has a great summer schedule of Broadway musicals. So much to little time!

Snowmobilers can sled in/sled out (snow permitting) to enjoy the snowmobile capital of Colorado, with over 100 miles of trails. Grand Lake is at the west entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park with cross country skiing and snowshoe trails galore. World class downhill skiing and snowboarding at Winter Park only 35 miles away and Steamboat Springs 93 miles down the road, with Sol Vista, a small local ski hill, just outside Granby, about 15 miles. Or enjoy the hot springs at Hot Sulphur Springs, a mere 23 miles from town. Or stay in the area and enjoy the many activities at Rocky Mountain National Park and in town during the winter, especially during Christmas and New Year's. Don't miss the holiday show at the Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater and the New Year's Eve celebration with frozen fireworks.

Come enjoy the crisp, clean air, beautiful starry nights, and majestic views of Grand Lake and Mount Baldy at our little slice of heaven. (please, no pets and no smoking!)

FYI, you will have a choice of paying $59 (non-refundable) for a damage protection policy OR paying a REFUNDABLE $1500 damage deposit (assuming there is no damage). I return the deposit within 1-2 weeks. I will send you a message when I do and it shows up as a credit on your credit card.

More Details

Jeannette McDonald
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian, Except Eng, written language better than spoken.
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Jeannette McDonald

Hi! We are Don and Jeannette, empty nesters and learning to enjoy our second childhood. We met in college, though never dated, went our separate ways, had families and careers. In 2009 Don showed up at Jeannette's office to tell her that he'd loved her for 35 years. Life conspired to bring us together and now we're exploring anything and everything life has to offer…mostly together!

Jeannette McDonald purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Jeannette McDonald chose Northwest

Don currently lives in Colorado Springs where he plans to work for 2 more years before retiring. Jeannette lives in Wisconsin. We were looking for a place to start over where we could enjoy Colorado treasures. We were intrigued with Grand Lake because of the laid back town, the proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park, and all the recreation possibilities in the area. When we saw this cabin on the water (great for kayaking, which we love) and so close to the main street in town, we couldn't believe our luck. We are thrilled with our purchase and can't wait to retire and live here full time. Until then, we're willing to share our piece of heaven with you!

What makes this cabin unique

First and foremost we are in awe of the views of the mountains, lake, river, and trees surrounding the cabin. And, as they say, everything is location, location, location! On the lake and only two blocks from town!!??!!! Incredible. Next we were impressed with the quality of the cabin. Wonderful workmanship, nicely finished and modernized. Although it's small we have plans to add a second floor to make room for our respective families to come and share it. We just can't believe that we are lucky enough to be able to live in this paradise.


Grand Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen-sized sofa-bed in living area.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double
  • 2 small bedrooms, one with a queen size bed, the other has a full size bed. We also have a pack 'n play available and a hanging baby seat, if you need it.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Check-in 4pm. Check-out 10am. If you need different times check with owner for availability.


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Lemmon Lodge: Charming, Peaceful Waterside Retreat Nestled in Trees w/Great View
average rating of 4.9827585 based on 58 reviews

Our second visit as good as the first

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Jeannette and Don for sharing your jewel box cabin! We had a ball. From the flannel sheets to the kayaks, we loved every minute! We saw the fox a couple of times and it's precious. We enjoyed the new table on the roof top too. Overall a perfect getaway to a very special place. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A peaceful, beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

Located as it is, #17 at Lemon Lodge is removed enough from town but near water enough that we could relax and enjoy the Grand Lake area. The house itself is efficiently organized, to say the least, and comfortably accommodated us and our day guests. An easy walk to downtown allowed us to check out the art gallery, the Never Summer shop, and to dine at a couple of the restaurants when we didn't feel like preparing our own meals. Tallie was a helpful greeter and advisor on the area. And the osprey fish catch was an unexpected and exciting bonus.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best cabin in Lemmon Lodge!

  • 5 of 5

Our week couldn't have been better! To wake up and see the views first thing in the morning was good for the soul! The cabin was clean and well stocked. The only drawback is the lack of space to store "stuff". The closets were small and already filled with items. If you can live with that, you will be a happy camper! We were!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the property!

  • 5 of 5

Right on the river looking onto Grand Lake. Further up the river are condos right on the rapids, but these are calm and family friendly. Bit of a fishbowl, but we loved the big wide open windows. Management is Phenomenal

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Well Appointed Cabin Along with GREAT Customer Service

  • 5 of 5

Very well appointed small cabin with a great location. Gave us a front row view of wildlife.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location. Clean and well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a wonderful stay. My family enjoyed it.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
122 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Grand Ave., downtown Grand Lake
Nearest Golf
1.75 Miles
Grand Lake Golf and Nordic Center
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
HWY 34
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Many in downtown Grand Lake
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Ski Granby Ranch
Nearest Beach
80 Metres
Lemmon Lodge private beach
Car: necessary

About 2 miles from the western entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. There is also the Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater performing Broadway musicals in the summer and a winter show in December.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $120
Tax Rate 11.0%

No smoking. Penalty fee of $300 if evidence of smoking is found (smell included).

100% refund if cancellation 60 days before rental date. 50% refund if cancellation 30 days before.

Pay either a non-refundable $59 for a Damage Protection Policy or pay $1500 refundable damage deposit. If you opt for the $1500 damage deposit, and no damage or excessive cleaning is required, your damage deposit will be returned within about a week of check out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.