About the property
- Cabin1600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights
Mountain Views, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 10 plus 2 more on sofa sleepe
The perfect Colorado log cabin for family vacation or romantic getaway. Close to Rocky Mountain National Park. Make yourself comfortable at Whispering Pines Lodge, a rustic, custom, hand-hew, log home. It is your perfect year around getaway providing many recreational opportunities including boating, fishing, hiking, 4-wheeling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to name a few. This get-a-way cabin is nestled in the mountains at 8,700 feet between Rocky Mountain National Park and Arapaho National Park, where the elk and moose roam freely. This relaxing cabin is located by Sun Valley Lake (a private 22 acre non motorized lake), just a few miles North of Grand Lake, Colorado where you can use the owners boats and bikes. Relax enjoying all the comforts of home including fully equipped kitchen with dish washer, refrigerator, oven, stove, microwave, washer & dryer, coffee makers, toaster, and many more conveniences. The dining area has a large dining table that will seat 10 and an island counter that seats 4. Enjoy a good night sleep on our quality mattresses. The cabin features 2 upstairs bedrooms (one with queen bed & bunk beds and one with a king bed.) The main floor bedroom has a queen bed with bunk beds. Both upstairs bedrooms have access to a balcony overlooking a valley where you can sit and enjoy a cup of coffee while watching the Elk roam. For extra guest, the living room has, a sofa sleeper with up-graded mattress which sleeps 2. For your convenience and laundry needs washing supplies are provided. No smoking and Pets are not allowed.
Those who enjoy the outdoors will truly appreciate our Whispering Pines Lodge. Watch Elk graze in the front meadow off our decks or occasionally see Mule deer. If you are lucky you may even see a Moose wander by the cabin or down by the lake. You can also drive in to RMNP and observe mule deer, big horn sheep, moose as well as elk and some time a bear. Hikers, bikers, motorcyclists, and ATV riders have access to many miles of trails in Arapaho National Forest and RMNP is for hikers only. For winter fun, enjoy 130 miles of groomed snowmobile trails just yards from our cabin. For snowmobile or RTV renting, "On the Trial Rentals" is just 1/2 mile from cabin. Winding River Resort, also 1/2 from cabin, offers horseback rides into RMNP.
Anglers have access to our private annually stocked, trout lake by our cabin (no license required.) If river fishing is more your style the Colorado River is only 300 yards away. Other activities within a few minutes of the lodge include golfing, sledding, white water rafting, snow-skiing (Winter Park and Granby Ranch), snowmobiling and cross-country skiing, and hunting.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Corry McDowell
We (Ray, Corry, Therese and Erik), are owners of Whispering Pines Lodge. We purchased the cabin in December of 2014 because we love the rustic and the near by mountains. Ray and Corry moved to Loveland, Colorado from Michigan in 1972. Ray worked for Eastman Kodak company for 33+ years and has since retired. Corry was a graphic artist and a stay at home mom to raise their five children. Corry has won the Loveland Re-mailing Valentine contest; Cachet 14 time and Valentine card 4 times. Corry volunteers at the House of Neighborly Service because she believes in helping the those in need. Ray & Corry and daughter, Therese and husband Erik, together bought the cabin as an investment and a place to relax. Therese and Erik were married June 2014. Therese is a dental assistant with Comfort Dental and Erik has his own trucking business. Therese and Erik welcomed their first child, a little girl, November 12, 2015. To help pay the expenses we decided to rent out our cabin when not in use. Ray and Corry enjoy going to the mountains plus to the cabin to do the cleaning after guests have stayed. Our favorite activity when enjoying the cabin is walking around the lake, looking for wild life and enjoying the wild flowers.
Corry McDowell purchased this Cabin in 2014
Why Corry McDowell chose Grand Lake
The mountain scenery in Grand Lake is the most beautiful in all of Colorado. And it is so peaceful in the Sun Valley Lake area that a person can forget all their troubles. We love this cabin because of it's authentic log cabin design, beautiful vistas and off the beaten path of everyday life. Yet it offers so many activities that we do not do back in Loveland.
What makes this Cabin unique
We fell in love with Rocky Mountain Lodge (we renamed it Whispering Pines Lodge) because of its rustic look, with the hand scraped logs, the log furniture and it's location in the Colorado mountains. It has all the modern conveniences of home but away from the hustle and bustle of home. We have made many up-grades since we first bought the lodge. Adding granite counter tops in the kitchen and bathrooms, rebuilding one of the staircases and walling it in to make the main level bedroom private. Also remodeled one bathroom installing a walk-in shower. We have up-graded the mattresses and have bought new sofa bed with matching loveseat and recliner. We have built a large rustic dining room table and upgraded the dining room chairs. One of my favorite things is relaxing on the front porch glider with a glass of wine after a full day of activities, watching the hummingbirds and the sun going down...happiness!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We had a blast!!! Looking to come back very soon!!!!
Very home like feel and warm
Rustic Cabin outside and in with all the amenities, excellent water, nice and warm freestanding fireplace, close to town if needed, close to On trail Rentals, Great place
We had a great Christmas! Cabin very well stocked, it had everything we needed! Location was great!
Beautiful, clean and well maintained
What a lovely place for a family vacation! The location is great - close to RMNP and Grand Lake, but away from the crowds. There is plenty to do at the cabin if you just want to enjoy the lake and scenery. Everything was clean and well kept. The beds are comfortable. Everything we needed was provided. It's a great place to stay, and the owners are friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed this getaway home!
A lovely spot
A lovely spot. Very quiet even with the kiddie playground, which was much used, just across the driveway. An exceptionally well appointed kitchen.
Mountain Vacation at Whispering Pines
My stay at Sun Valley was from June 29 through July 19, 2017. The moment I walked in the cabin I knew it was going to be a wonderful vacation. It felt like home. So much was available for our use. Towels and bedding were A-one quality, cupboards stocked with any type of pot or pan, dishes, storage containers, even foil and saran wrap......I could go on.
With friends and family joining me at various times, everyone particularly enjoyed the new dock complete with paddle boat and canoe. It was a plus to see the moose swim the lake as well as the white pelicans, muskrat, and watching the osprey dive for dinner.
Location was perfect because we were near hiking trails, minutes away from RMNP, and a short distance to Grand Lake.
The peacefulness of the area was refreshing after the crowds in Grand Lake.
If I ever get another chance to return, I would choose Whispering Pines again.
Our cabin located by Rocky Mountain National Park, which has wonderful hiking trails and animals to see. You can see elk and moose wander by the cabin regularly. In the winter you can go snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, sledding, and snowmobiling. On Trail Rentals/Winding River Resort is just 1/2 mile from cabin, this is where you can rent snowmobiles in the winter months and four-wheeler in the summer months... Our cabin is located next to 130 miles of groomed snowmobile/four-wheel trails. Winding River Resort offers horseback rides into RMNP during the summer months.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Rental agreement will be sent by email for signing and then mailing back to owners.