Granite Haven is your perfect home away from home, whether you are looking for a peaceful get-a-way or seeking adventure and recreation. We are surrounded by BLM and National Forest which offer peace and solitude, or just sit on the deck and watch the wildlife. On the other end of the spectrum, rafting, hiking, biking, skiing and boarding (Copper Mountain is a 45 minute drive, Monarch is 45 minutes away, and Vail is 1 hour, and Ski Cooper is 30 minutes), and fishing are all easily accessible. In the summer, a beautiful drive over Independence Pass (which is closed in the winter) will get you to Aspen in 1 hour. This is a turn of the century miner's home with approximately 1000 sf., two bedrooms and 1-1/2 baths. Sleeps six. The house has new hardwood floors and an updated kitchen and bathroom complete with washer and dryer in the big mud room entry. Unique tin ceilings are still intact in the original part of the house along with original wood flooring in the bedrooms. The house sits in the side of the hill overlooking the historic Granite townsite and the Arkansas River. Spectacular views of the Sawatch Range. Stay five nights and get two nights FREE!!
- House1000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay2 nights
2 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath with mountain views for sure.
Kent & Kim Naegele
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 12, 2018
About Kent & Kim Naegele
Kim is 5th generation Granite. Her great-great-grandfather was a freighter and homesteaded the Clear Creek Ranch just south of Granite. So it was quite natural for us to move back to Granite. Kent is a carpenter and builds everything from cabinets and furniture to new custom homes. Kim is a science teacher at the Buena Vista High School.
Kent & Kim Naegele purchased this House in 2009
Why Kent & Kim Naegele chose Granite
The town of Granite has a rich history in mining and railroads. The infamous shooting of Judge Dwyer during the Lake County Wars transpired in Granite. In 1876, the year of Colorado statehood, Granite was the county seat. After loosing this distinction to Buena Vista, residents of Granite were unwilling to relinquish the county records to Buena Vista. Residents of Buena Vista then resorted to a clandestine, middle of the night, gunpoint, robbery of the records. Before the mining boom in Leadville, Granite was the hot spot for gold mining, and remnants of these historic mines are all around Granite. Our family history is here, and our roots run deep in Granite. The house was passed down through the family, and we now have the privilege of living in Granite.
What makes this House unique
Wildlife--Here in Granite we have our own resident big horn sheep herd. The ewes hang out in town summer, fall, and winter. During the spring they go south for lambing and then bring their lambs back to town in the late summer. In the fall the rams join the ewes and enjoy running around the front yard of the house eating the flowers. For bird enthusiasts, Granite attracts rare rosy finches in the winter and hundreds of hummingbirds, broadtail, rufus, and calliope, in the summer. A pair of osprey has a nest just ¼ mile from Granite as well. Granite Haven has feeders right outside the windows so you can enjoy these feathered friends close up. Fishing and Hunting--The gold medal Arkansas River is a stone's throw from the house to catch fat brown trout. For those who prefer delicious brook trout, Low Pass Creek, is ½ mile north of Granite. The native cutthroat trout are also available for those who are more adventurous and willing to hike a few miles to the high lakes up above timberline. Clear Creek Reservoir and Twin Lakes are both less than ten minutes away. Granite is surrounded by BLM and national forest for those interested in hunting elk, deer, and antelope. Hiking and Biking--Chaffee County boasts the highest number of 14ers than any other county in Colorado. Granite is located on the northern edge of Chaffee County, so Elbert, Massive, La Plata, and Sherman are all close trailheads as well. For those who prefer a nice walk in the woods, any direction from Granite offers spectacular views and the sound of running water. Miles and miles of mountain bike trails, including the Colorado Trail, are easily accessible from the yellow house. Ski Cooper is a 30 minute drive from Granite. Copper Mountain and Monarch are only 45 minutes away. Three rafting companies are within 5 minutes of Granite and offer the adventure of Pine Creek, Numbers, and Brown's Canyon sections of the Arkansas River.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Lovely cottage near Leadville, Buena Vista and Twin Lakes
This is a well equipped and spacious two bedroom cottage, near several trailheads, fishing spots and other points of interest.
The kitchen is quite large for a cottage, with a breakfast table and everything you’ll need for preparing meals... plus ingredients for making s’mores in the fire ring on the front deck! My daughter loved the cat that sunned itself there each morning.
Living and dining rooms are large too, and could accommodate families of 4+ easily. Limited Internet, but plenty of DVDs, board games, and books for the evening... decent cell phone coverage at the property, which was a pleasant surprise. No TV channels.
Bedrooms are smaller, and I think have full sized beds, which were very comfortable and outfitted with high quality linens and pillows - one has an attached half bath. The other full bathroom has an adjacent laundry closet, with full sized washer/dryer.
Overall, the owners have created a wonderful base camp for all your outdoor adventures, and at an excellent value for the area!
House and patio were wonderful
The house had everything we needed and more. Beautifully maintained. Even had a super friendly cat that would hang out on the porch and great us whenever we exited the house or returned home. Met the host (who lives next door) and she was wonderful to chat with as well!
Granite (where this home is located) was perfectly centrally located to places we wanted to visit --- Salida, Buena Vista, Twin Lakes, Leadville, and Aspen (over Independence Pass!). Would definitely stay here again!
My husband and I were in the area for some hiking. The house is very comfortable and clean. It is close to everything that we needed outdoors.
Fabulous location, great value, great host.
Granite Haven is the perfect location for exploring the Arkansas River Basin and Collegiate Peaks area. We were just 20 minutes to the Missouri Gulch Trailhead for our hike of Mount Belford. Twin Lakes is just 15 minutes away as well and we were able to drive to the Maroon Bells in about an hour and a half. The house is close enough to Highway 24 for easy access but sits back far enough for quiet and seclusion. The Arkansas River is visible from the hillside view from the house and is just a short walk away. Our son caught a brown trout our first morning there. Granite sits at an elevation of approximately 9000 feet to help our Wisconsin lungs to acclimate to all we wanted to accomplish. The home is charming and historic. Kent and Kim live right next door and are excellent hosts. Kim is so knowledgeable about the history of the area as well as great hiking trails. One of our favorite hikes was to an alpine lake to fish trout that Kim recommended. Kim keeps the bird feeders full so we were able to view grosbeaks, hummingbirds and jays. Great for bird enthusiasts. We also saw the herd of Bighorn sheep near the house twice. The home was comfortable and had everything we needed. We would definitely stay here again!
Great location, great set up!
Beautiful cabin with everything you have at home PLUS views, fresh air, and mountain goats. Prime location with nearby attractions: hiking, fishing, hot springs, museums, whitewater rafting, zip lining.....Great communication with owners. My kids (and their parents) can’t wait to go back.
The home was fabulous!!
We came to hike fourteener's mountains and relax at the house. We were able to do just that!. The home was very comfortable with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. The home has a lovely patio with hummingbirds and other birds all over. The home was quiet with plenty of hot water for long showers. Lots of games and movies as well. The advertisements were correct. Granite CO is a tiny town, very quiet, and just perfect for our stay-- thank you!!
Historic Granite sits on the Arkansas River just below the Sawatch Range (the most 14'ers in the State of Colorado). Granite is also halfway between Twin Lakes and Clear Creek Resevoir. Granite sits 20 minutes South of Leadville, CO and 20 minutes North of Buena Vista, CO on US Hwy. 24
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Deposit of 50% of the total stay is required with reservations. Cancellations made within 29 days of arrival are subject to a loss of deposit. Cancellations made within 30 or more of arrival date will be refunded. All cancellations are subject to a $30 fee and no refund of the vrbo service fee. Check out time: 11:00 am Check in time: 3:00 pm