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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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian, Except Eng, written language better than spoken.
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 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 Grand Lake

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.


Sagebrush BBQ & Grill
"Hopping place with live music on most weekends, good food, casual atmosphere (complete with ..."
Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre
"Professional theater group with 4-5 rotating plays or/and Broadway musicals throughout the s..."
Pancho & Lefty's
"Good Mexican food with taco bar. Free wifi."
Blue Water Bakery Cafe
"Great fresh pastries, sandwiches, and breakfasts. Only open until till about 2pm. Also fre..."
Lulu City Pizza -- CLOSED
"Good pizza and nice quaint bowling alley (with 6-8 lanes?). Good place for family entertain..."
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.


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 4.96875 based on 64 reviews

Location, location, location!!❤️

  • 5 of 5

It is 1st class and is a wonderful relaxing cabin! Thank you so much! Love the decor!!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, Colorado

Very nice very serene.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cabin in the mountains and on a lake. Don’t forget your fishing poles!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the cabin. FYI, there is a fishing pole next to the wood cabinet under the outdoor stairs to the deck, although I can't promise what shape it will be in from visit to visit. :) However, if anyone is contemplating fishing, they should check into regulations and licenses, although kids can fish anytime!
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Great cabin in a great location

  • 4 of 5

This was a great little cabin in the perfect location. Close to the lake, close to town, you can walk anywhere. It’s well stocked with anything you might need. The only thing is the rooms are so small there’s no place for kids to sleep in sleeping bags except for the living room, but aside from that it’s nice and cozy with windows everywhere to soak in the nature all around! Beautiful!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Can't imagine that there could possibly be a better spot in Grand Lake. The coziest, most well-kept cabin on the lake. Inlet river and the lake are right out your front door. Short walk to town. Spent hours sitting, looking out the huge windows at the peaceful surroundings. The perfect escape from the day to day life. Owners are super attentive and kind. Loved, loved, loved everything about this gem. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean apartment with amazing amenities

  • 5 of 5

Best part for us was the location- lake in the backyard and the all efforts done by the owner to make the place as homly as possible

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cabin is perfect as can be.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is in great shape. Super clean and impressively decorated. The rooftop deck is a unique feature and we spent a lot of time up there. Jeanette and Don were attentive to our needs and very friendly and nice. They have an excellent process for getting you into the cabin. I highly recommend Lemmon Lodge and cabin 17 in particular.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Damage Insurance $59

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.

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