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Perfect for 1 to 2 Families or 3 Couples, 3 Bed/3 Bath, Sleeps 8, Dog Friendly

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

Mountain Views from house & deck on a secluded 2 acre lot on a quiet cul de sac

Our private, single family, dog friendly home on 2 acres is conveniently located four miles north of Winter Park Ski Area in the Winter Park Ranch Neighborhood of Fraser. It is on the free Winter Park Ski Area bus route. The backyard has a fenced area to keep the dogs in and the moose out. This area is accessible from the main living area, the master bedroom, & the garage.

The three bedrooms include a large Master Suite with a king sized bed, large dual head shower with bench, and two person Jacuzzi tub. The second main floor bedroom includes a queen bed and an adjacent full bath. The third bedroom is very large and is located on the first floor with twin bunk beds, a full-size bed and an adjacent 3/4 bath. The first floor also offers a second living area with sofa, TV, table and two chairs. This makes it a great place for a second family, a multi-generational group or to set-up the kids. It also offers privacy to a potential third couple.

The rear side of the property features a deck facing west with unobstructed views of Byers Peak. Access the deck from the master suite, the dining area, or the garage/fenced portion of the yard. The main living area features a gas fireplace and is open to the kitchen and dining area. The kitchen is neatly organized and fully furnished with all the cooking utensils, pots and pans you need to cook a gourmet meal. For the coffee aficionados, there is a Starbucks Barista Espresso/Cappuccino maker. A crockpot means you can have dinner waiting after a full day of outdoor fun.

The entire property has radiant floor heating including the oversized two car garage. This is the most comfortable heating system you will encounter. No drafts and warm floors keep your feet toasty all the time. This also means there is no need to cart your gear into the house after a long day of skiing. Boots will dry and be ready to go the next morning for another day on the mountain. Pull right into the heated garage and close out the cold behind you. If you need to tune your skis or have toys like mountain bikes and snow mobiles you can work on them in the cozy garage. The garage has a work area and work bench including a bike stand next to the two car parking. Should Fido need a bath after romping in the woods, hot and cold water are available right in the garage.

The house also features a large laundry room with a full sized washer and dryer.

There is excellent hiking and mountain biking from the front door. A single track connects you to the red gate network of trails to the east or use the trails that meander along the Fraser River to get to town and connect to Winter Park or to the west side of US40 where there is another set of trials near the St. Louis Campground. We've ridden and/or hiked the majority of these trials and would be happy to discuss them with you.

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Michael Neilands
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Michael Neilands

Like many Coloradans, we are Midwest transplants that love it here. We hike, mountain bike, snowshoe, nordic and alpine ski. After playing, we love to cook and hang out with friends.

Michael Neilands purchased this house in 2014

Why Michael Neilands chose Northwest

This property allows us to pursue all of our passions like hiking, biking, snowshoeing and skiing. The views provide a great backdrop. The heated garage allows us to separate the skis, bikes and muddy boots from the house. The interior walls were white when we started but we have added our own color palette.

What makes this house unique

Multi-family or multi-generational lay out and dog friendly with a large fenced in yard. You can also stay warm during the winter and pull directly into the heated garage.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Perfect for 1 to 2 Families or 3 Couples, 3 Bed/3 Bath, Sleeps 8, Dog Friendly
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Comfortable family home

  • 4 of 5

The house is very much a home; comfortable, family oriented and well stocked with key items. We enjoyed our stay with our daughter and son in law. Thanks Michael for offering a place that is dog friendly and fenced! That added to the comfort- our dogs were safe when outside. The house was clean and spacious. Michael was attentive and reachable. Great customer service! We would recommend to family and friends. Great location.

While you are in a neighborhood, the houses are spaced for enough apart. The mornings on the deck were my favorite- my daughter and I saw a black bear cut between the homes and head into the forest, very exciting for us to see!

Only item for improvement would be for there to be more seating, an umbrella and a table outside, but we brought camp chairs so it worked.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We have recently addressed the outdoor seating by puchasing an outdoor table and four chairs with cushions and an umbrella for the deck. We are also in the process of adding cushions for the two wooden lounge chairs. We will have it all set up for next spring and summer. I am sorry that these were not available for your stay. We appreciate your feedback as it helps us improve our property.
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Fabulous House!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I (and our two dogs) recently completed a delightful five-week stay at Elusive Moose. Everything stated in the listing is completely accurate. The house is beautifully furnished and fully equipped (great kitchen!), with thoughtful touches throughout. The location is ideal for access to all that Grand County has to offer, and the view of Byers Peak from the deck is breathtaking. The fenced-in yard is ideal for dogs. We recommend this property without reservation and intend to come back to it on our next stay in the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Mountain View

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a fabulous time at the Elusive Moose. It was a very comfortable stay. Great mountain view from the living room window. The property and surrounding homes have a good amount of trees so that you feel more secluded even though you are close to town. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Wedding

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a rental that would accommodate us, our brother, elderly mother, as well as our pets and this house fit the bill! The house was clean, well furnished and we especially noted that the beds were very comfortable. We were able to have a large family dinner at the house because the kitchen was so well equipped. The location of the house is near the grocery store as well as restaurants in the Winter Park/Fraser area. It was also easy to get to hiking and biking trails. Our dogs really enjoyed exploring the fenced in yard. The owner, Mike, was extremely accommodating and helpful and a real pleasure to work with. If we visit this area again, we would most certainly try to rent this property and we would recommend this property to anyone visiting the Winter Park area.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Storm Lake, Iowa

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house is great; convenient location for skiing or boarding at Winter Park, tubing in Fraser, and Safeway for groceries. Heated garage warms and dries cloths, boots and equipment overnight; dry and ready each morning. Kitchen has everything for cooking meals with very good outside grill. Definitely a good fit for families with children and pets. Mike was quick to answer questions during booking and in contact for any questions during our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indianapolis, IN

Elusive Moose

  • 5 of 5

We were there a week in Feb. and had a Wonderful time. The home is beautiful with every ammenitie you could want! The fenced in yard is great for the dogs as they ran down the stairs and made their "roads" in the snow. Mike was attentive to anything we needed. Views are gorgeous of the mountains. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Randi's Pub and Irish Restaurant
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Granby Ranch
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Fraser Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 40
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Tabernash Inn
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Winter Park
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Granby House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Prime Ski Season 1
Jan 5 2017 - Feb 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Presidents Day Weekend
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Prime Ski Season 2
Feb 22 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Ski Season
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Mud season
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer & Fall
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $215 + Tax
Pet Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

A detailed rental agreement will be forwarded to renters. Personal check payment is preferred. The $200 pet fee is a refundable deposit, 2 dog maximum. Damage deposits will be returned via a cashiers check within 14 days of completing rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Granby House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 Main Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 Lower Level - toilet , shower , 3/4 Bath - Shower Only
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 2 Person Jacuzzi Tub, Large tiled shower w/bench, Two Sinks
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 Main Floor - 1 queen , Large closet & Full-sized Dresser
    Master Bedroom - Main Floor - 1 king , Walk-in closet, dresser and TV with remote
    Bedroom 3 - Lower Level - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Large Room, Full Sized Bed, Twin Bunk Beds, Dresser & closet
  • Master Bedroom - King Bed with Walk-in Closet, Master Bath Suite, Dresser and TV Second Floor Bedroom - Queen Bed, Large Closet, Dresser with adjacent full bath Lower Level Bedroom - Full Size Bed and Twin Bunk Beds, Dreeser, Large Closet with adjacent 3/4 Bath
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming

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