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

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 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.

More Details

Michael Neilands
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 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 Winter Park Area

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.


Winter Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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 queen , 1 bunk bed , Large Room, New Queen 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 - New Queen Size Bed & Mattress April 2017 and Twin Bunk Beds, Dreeser, Large Closet with adjacent 3/4 Bath
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Dog Friendly, Perfect for 1 to 2 Families or 3 Couples, 3 Bed/3 Bath, Sleeps 8
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The property had beautiful views and was extremely well-furnished & maintained. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for dogs, clean and roomy!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay!! The house has lots of room and was very clean. The fenced yard was perfect for our dog. We would definitely stay again! Thanks for sharing your home with us:)

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House!

  • 5 of 5

House was clean and comfortable for five adults and two large dogs. Well furnished. Kitchen has everything. Nice views from the balcony. Owner was very accommodating. Home is well maintained.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable. Kitchen uas everything you need. Owner is very pleasant and addressed all issues right away.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Daniel stayed for a month and it was a pleasure getting to know him. He convinced us to start weekly curbside garbage service rather than rely on our housekeeping service to haul trash. It is a nice upgrade to the property. Especially, for long-term clients. He kept up the property as his own.
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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
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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

Winter Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer & Fall
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Ski Season
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017-18
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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