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Log Home by Private Lake with use of boats

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 10 plus 2 more on sofa sleeper

The Whispering Pines Lodge is a custom, hand-hew, log home and is a perfect year around getaway providing many recreational opportunities including hiking, snowshoeing, fishing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to name a few. Our cabin is nestled in the mountains at 8,700 feet between Rocky Mountain National Park and Arapaho National Park. The cabin is located by Sun Valley Lake (a private 22 acre non motorized lake), just a few miles North of Grand Lake, Colorado.

Our cabin has all the comforts of home including fully equipped kitchen with dish washer, refrigerator, oven, stove, microwave, a Keurig coffee maker, toaster, and many more conveniences. The dining area has a large dining table that will seat 10 and an island counter with 4 chairs . Enjoy a good night sleep on our quality, pillow-top type 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 Elk like to roam. The living room also has a recliner, a sofa sleeper with up-graded mattress which sleeps 2. There is a laundry area with a washer and dryer. 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. 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.

Anglers have access to our private annually stocked, trout lake behind our cabin (no license required.) If river fishing is more your style the Colorado River is only 300 yards away. Our neighbors provide a horseback riding service where you can ride into RMNP. Other activities within a few minutes of the lodge include golfing, white water rafting, snow-skiing (Winter Park and Granby Ranch), snowmobiling and cross-country skiing, and hunting.

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Corry McDowell
Member since: 2015
Speaks: dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Corry McDowell

We (Ray, Corry, Therese and Erik), recently purchased Whispering Pines Lodge (formerly known as Rocky Mountain Lodge) because extended family has a cabin in the area and we fell in love with the location. Ray and Corry moved to Loveland, Colorado from Michigan in 1972. Ray worked for Eastman Kodak company for 33+ years and has since retired and is driving school bus for Loveland's school district. 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 11 time and Valentine card 4 times. Corry volunteers at the House of Neighborly Service in the clothing room and also gets the 8 page newsletter ready for print every three months. 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

Corry McDowell purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Corry McDowell chose Northwest

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.


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Log Home by Private Lake with use of boats
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 22 reviews

Perfect Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long weekend celebrating New Years at this property, and it was perfect for our group of 8. Everyone had a bed, there was plenty of room, it was clean, the area is beautiful & quiet and the Grand Lake town is close by. The property owners did a great job of ensuring that we were informed and had everything that we needed. The property has the perfect log cabin feel that we were looking for when spending time in the mountains. We would certainly stay again!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Whispering Pines cabin during Elk season. Had a wonderful stay. The cabin was rustic outside with updated interior. Very nice and cozy place to spend time with friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, very nice cabin. Would give it a 4.5 rating.

  • 4 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay. We were two miles by car to RMNP entrance but only about a half mile from a hiking trail into the park. The kitchen was well stocked the bathrooms and kitchen were all newly remodeled. It was a very clean and roomy yet cozy cabin. Our only complaint would be the mattresses on our beds. The linens were quite nice but the mattresses had noticeable dips in them. We loved the location and amenities. Our wives particularly were impressed with how clean the cabin was.

The owners were quick to answer any prestay questions and quick to return the damage deposit. The cabin was well stocked with firewood and outdoor toys. All and all a very relaxing and pleasing stay and we have no problem recommending the cabin.

We have it a 4 star rating because of the beds, plus we were there the last week of the month and the wifi had reached its data limit so we had poor coverage. Also it'd be nice to have a blue ray player instead of just dvd. It's very inexpensive and takes let's you take advantage of the nice hdtv..

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate our guest's reviews and comments. We have replaced the king mattress in November and have also purchased a blue ray player. Thanks, Whispering Pines Lodge owners
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Great vacation on the quiet side of RMNP

  • 4 of 5

This is a wonderful house for families with children. The living area is a bit small for 10 people, but the dining area is great. The cabin is extremely well equipped with kitchen supplies, toys and books for children and the outdoor equipment is great for everyone. The only thing was I thought the house was right on the lake, but it is a few cabins away. The park is very close by and we had a wonderful time viewing wild life. The family who own the cabin are very helpful with anything that is needed.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Great Vacation

  • 4 of 5

This is a great cabin! Very well stocked and was everything we were hoping for, although the living room area was smaller than expected. But since it was just me and my husband, it wasn't an issue. The area is beautiful and it was so nice and peaceful and the private lake is great for kayaking. We met the owners, and they are such nice people and we enjoyed our talk. One other minor thing - it could use some brighter light bulbs.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We enjoyed our stay at Whispering Pines Lodge.

  • 4 of 5

The rooms were a bit smaller than we were expecting, but we all managed to fit comfortably. We struggled for places to put our luggage. The sleeper sofa was amazingly comfortable. The kitchen was well-stocked with lots of different appliances. We did have a problem with the oven - seems the upper heating element was broken. Might want to check that out. Might include any tips for baking in higher altitudes - our biscuits looked like hockey pucks!

The TV worked well and lots of movies to watch. Lots of bikes to ride and seemed to be looked after to make sure tires were inflated, etc. Overall very clean with nice linens. Property owners were pleasant and responsive. Beautiful location with lots of nature and views.

Grand Lake -the small town a few miles away was fun and had interesting things to do. Had a great week with the family! Thanks

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you review. This is the first we are hearing that the oven was not working properly and appreciate the heads-up so that we can fix it. We do have a Colorado cook book on the shelf by the microwave for our guest's use.
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Nearest Airport
127 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
several in Grand Lake
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Grand Lake Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Sagebrush BBQ & Grill in Grand Lake
Nearest Ski
21 Miles
Grandby Ranch
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Pubic Swim Beach at the Marina
Car: necessary

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 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... we are located right by 130 miles of groomed snowmobile/four-wheel trails.


Rates & Availability

Grand Lake Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 7 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Sep 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
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Sep 19 2017 - Nov 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2018 - Apr 6 2018
2 night minimum stay
Apr 7 2018 - May 21 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Rental agreement will be sent by email for signing and then mailing back to owners.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Grand Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Located on main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Located on the main level
  • We have 2 full bathrooms; one has a bathtub/ shower, toilet and sink, the second has a walk-in shower, toilet and sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king , This bedroom is upstairs and has access to belcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 bunk bed , Bedroom is upstairs with access to balcony
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 bunk bed , Main Floor bedroom has a queen bed and bunk beds
    Living room sofa sleeper - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sofa sleeper in living room has upgraded mattress
  • Two of the bedrooms are located upstairs and have access to the balcony with a great view. Main level bedroom has an armoire for hanging clothes. There is also a bench, a bookshelf with stereo, CD's, cassettes, and books.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • 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
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming

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