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Family Skiing, Winter Sports w/o the Crowds! Upscale Mountain Lakefront Condo

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Winter Paradise: Snowmobiling, Skiing, Ice Fishing—Quaint Mtn. Village No crowds

Looking for a wintertime getaway for skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing? Winter creates a special wonderland in Grand Lake,” Whether you enjoy snowmobiling, downhill skiing, ice fishing, snowshoeing, Nordic skiing or simply relaxing by the fireplace as the snow falls out your window—you’ve found the right place!

Our modern three-bedroom, three-bath, loft-style home is a roomy, comfortable and cozy condo at the entrance to Rocky Mountain Nation Park. We are in a beautiful building that sits directly on Shadow Mountain Lake at the edge of the Village of Grand Lake. You can see most of Shadow Mountain lake, Shadow Mountain and Mt. Baldy from the main balcony of our home.

The mountain region around Grand Lake is known as the Snowmobile Capital of Colorado! After a day on the trails, come home to the warmth and comfort of this great mountain condo offering.


Want your kids to learn to ski? Don’t want to fight those crowds? 20 miles from our condo is Granby Ranch which might be one of Colorado's best-kept secrets! Granby Ranch is a family-focused resort with two separate mountains and served by five lifts. The East Mountain is more suitable for beginners, while the West Mountain offers terrain for more advanced skiers and snowboarders. Best part … No I-70 traffic nightmares! From the condo, you’re virtually already there!

If the bigger resorts are your style, Winter Park and Mary Jane are just 36 miles away. And coming from our Condo, you’ve just eliminated all the ski traffic coming “up the hill” from Denver.

Even if you’re a die-hard Steamboat fan- it’s only 2 hours away with an absolutely gorgeous drive from our Condo, without the additional hour and a half — at least—of I-70 ski traffic out of Denver.


Your stay with us in Grand Lake is a stay in Colorado’s Capital of Snowmobiling! From the town of Grand Lake, you will you have access to over 100 miles of trails accommodating both intermediate and advanced snowmobilers. You can head out on your own or book one the many snowmobile adventure opportunities in the area. Riding the divide from a Grand Lake home-base is snowmobiling as good as it gets! Please note, unfortunately there is limited parking available for owners’ and rental guests’ vehicles. Parking of your snowmobile trailers, loaded or unloaded, will need to be arranged off property.


From tracked and groomed meadow trails to steep backcountry climbs, Grand County, Colorado has a Nordic experience awaiting skiers of every level—and many are minutes away from Grand Lake! Several commercial centers and a multitude of backcountry sites give skiers and snowshoers plenty of options to choose. The area also offers various Nordic centers, local retail shops, and ski clubs that are staffed with experienced skiers and snowshoers who can provide valuable information about permits and accessing these remote areas. If you love cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, don’t miss the area’s vast amount of backcountry trails. 70% of the county is public land—much of it right around Grand Lake.

Our Condo property is in a very quiet condo complex of retired couples and is not a party atmosphere. Rather, it is an excellent choice for a peaceful, relaxing getaway, where respecting neighbors' privacy and serenity is not an issue. Our home is beautiful, very comfortable, a stone's throw from the shores of Shadow Mountain Lake and a short walk to the village of Grand Lake, Colorado.

This nicely decorated, fully furnished mountain-lake home has two master suites with king-sized beds and a four-bed bunk-room offering plenty of room and comfort. The main floor features the living/great room with a wood-burning fireplace, leather sectional sofa, eating area with a large table and eight chairs, bar-height counter opening into the kitchen with four bar stools and internet/WIFI. You’ll enjoy wonderful views form the sliding glass doors and windows to the balcony.

The kitchen has ample wood cabinets filled with everything you could want for a service for 8, including wine glasses. The condo is on the third floor of the building and uses three short, enclosed stair runs (7 or 8 steps each) from the parking lot.

There are two coffee options - one, a Bunn, so you can quickly make a full pot of coffee, or the other, a Keurig, for the single cup specialty coffees or teas. A full set of pots and pans is available, as well as a crock pot, full size electric griddle, chili pot, two over-sized cookie sheets, glassware and plastic ware for your leftovers.

The main floor has the master bedroom with a king-size bed, large closets, large dresser and a master bath with a beautiful slate tiled shower and separate vanity area. The master bedroom also has a private balcony looking out to the lake and Mt. Baldy.

The bunk room is also located on the main floor with four bunk beds, a large closet and super comfy Ralph Lauren comforters. Also on the main floor is a full bath with vanity, shower and tub.

A convenient 1st floor laundry room provides a washer and dryer and room for kicking off your shoes and hanging up coats and hats, skis and snowshoes.

The loft is on the second floor overlooking the great room. The loft has a leather sofa and television with DVD player. There is also a full bath off the loft with a double large vanity area and separate slate tiled shower area. The second master bedroom is on this level with large closets for all your needs. This 2nd master bedroom has an outstanding view of the lake and Mt. Baldy standing guard over Grand and Shadow Mountain Lakes.

A short walk to the Village at Grand Lake ...

Quaint shops along the Village boardwalks ...

Restaurants and Pubs to enjoy ...

Public beach and boat docks ...

Summer Bingo in the City Park ...

Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre in season ...

At the West Entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park ...

What’s not to love?

Large enough for plenty of personal space,

Intimate enough for a couple’s romantic retreat.

If it’s time for your getaway, some time to rest and recharge ... this quiet, peaceful vacation spot is just for you!

Beauty, Serenity ... Tug at your soul!

Grand Lake is the deepest natural lake in Colorado. High mountain runoff creates a lake that is clear and pristine. In the summer, explore the lake by boat, kayak, and even paddle boards. In the winter, there are so choices for winter sports and activities.

{{{{ Please note that HOA rules prohibit use of the facility's marina and pool by renters. Also prohibited is the use and/or parking of any recreational vehicles, including campers, watercraft, snowmobiles, ATVs, or any of these vehicles' their trailers, empty or loaded, at or near the marina, in any of the facility's parking lots, or on Lakefront Road in front of the buildings. }}}}

Experience the majesty of Rocky Mountain National Park.

It’s a 2-minute drive to the entrance of one of the most spectacular national parks in the country. Walk any of its 300 miles of hiking trails, enjoy nature’s wildlife ... and don’t be surprised to see some of that wildlife scampering across Grand Lake’s main street at dusk!

We invite you to enjoy our home, full of year-round stunning natural beauty, and the opportunity to get back to all that nature has to offer.

Welcome to Shadow Mountain Lake, Grand Lake, Colorado.

More Details

Chris Koch
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, Maybe some Pig Latin ;)
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 9, 2018

About Chris Koch

We are Rick and Chris and are 33-year residents of Colorado. Chris has worked in county and municipal government and Rick has been with a Denver area advertising agency. We were high-school sweethearts who grew up in a small town in Central Iowa. We traded one great place to live for one even better. 30 years does not make a native, but we kind of feel like we are. We love Colorado!

Why Chris Koch chose Grand Lake

Our dream to own a property in Grand Lake began in 1984. Everything is relative and while the property values were much more affordable then compared to today, we were just not able to afford a vacation home at that time. But we held on to our dream for 30 years and now it has happened. As owners, we are planning to spend a lot of our retirement years enjoying our lakeside dream but until then - we are happy to offer this comfortable property to you!

What makes this condo unique

Our decision to buy this particular home was primarily due to the spectacular mountain and lake vistas available from the main balcony and the private master suite balcony. And the place is just so darn comfortable. Two king-sized master suites... each have awesome views... and the building has a giant 'front yard' with thick, green grass waiting for outdoor fun from bocce ball to croquet. It's our little paradise and we hope you will feel the same way.


Grand Lake Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No RVs, snowmobiles, watercraft or trailers may be parked in the buildings' parking lots.
  • All docks/slips are privately owned and access to them is prohibited. There are public docks in the town of Grand Lake.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , 1st floor Master suite bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 2nd floor full bath with double wide vanity
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Main floor bath with shower and tub.
  • 3 Baths, 2 on main floor, 1 on 2nd floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 4 bunk bed , 1st floor 4 -bed bunk room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1st floor Mater suite King, private balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2nd floor master king bed
  • Three bedrooms sleep 8
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Cross country skiing, snowshoeing, fishing, ice-fishing, fly fishing, public golf courses, hiking, hunting, ice skating, snowmobiling, snowmobile rentals, jet skiing, water skiing, boating, boat rentals, swimming, horseback riding, shopping, dining, mountain biking, mountaineering, sailing, and much more.


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Family Skiing, Winter Sports w/o the Crowds! Upscale Mountain Lakefront Condo
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Great view, want to stay here again!!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family has vacationed in Colorado every summer for years but we had never been to Grand Lake until this past August! Loved the town, the lake, the proximity to RMNP and the condo itself couldn't have been more perfect! It was so nicely furnished, well-appointed (the owners have thought of everything you might need and already had it there) and so CLEAN (very important to us)!!! We felt very much at home and loved sitting on the porch looking over the lake. A quiet and beautiful complex! We would definitely stay there again. Absolutely wonderful condo and the Kochs (owners) were so great and easy to work with!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arvada, CO

Great place in the winter, too!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this condo over the long MLK weekend to go snowshoeing. It is fantastic...comfortable, nicely furnished, well-maintained, easy to get to and very close to wonderful hiking/snowshoeing trails in Rocky Mountain National Park. We could watch the snowmobiles glide across the lake and ice fishermen set up their enclosures. A few inches of fresh snow made everything look beautiful. We would love to come back in the summer!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Golden, CO

Great place & views

  • 4 of 5

This condo was very nice, we felt right at home. Roomy and great views of the lake. It was especially nice touch to have a few essentials stocked. This place is perfectly situated so it is an easy jump over to the town of Grand Lake or Rocky Mountain National Park. We would definitely book this place for our next trip.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is simply a great place!

  • 5 of 5

The Village of Grand Lake is so quaint ... a throwback to the old west with board walks and small town charm. This condo was soooo nice. Comfy, plenty of room, very nice decor and watching the sunrise over the mountains and lake was spectacular. A definite return for us!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
135 Miles
Denver International (DIA)
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Several in town
Nearest Golf
2.1 Miles
Grand Lake Golf Course/Nordic Center
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Granby, CO
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Hwy 34
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Several in town
Nearest Ski
36 Miles
Winter Park Resort, Ski Granby (16 mi)
Car: recommended

In the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Grand Lake is the deepest natural lake in Colorado. With plenty of public docks, a swim beach, shopping, dining, live entertainment, activities in the city park including weekly family Bingo - Grand Lake Colorado is a quaint and quintessential mountain village.

Boardwalk storefronts pay homage to Grand Lake's western heritage. Shops, restaurants, and pubs line the main street and you just might find a horse or two 'parked' next to your car! Grand Lake comes to life at night with live entertainment at the local saloons.

Sunbathing to boat rentals ... The sandy beach at Grand Lake is a throwback to private resorts in the 40's. The kids will love it. And so will you!

Bring your boat or rent anything from canoes to kayaks to family-sized pontoon boats. The town's public docks make it easy to tie up and go into town for a few hours. Then it's back on the water for skiing, tubing or exploring every inch of shoreline.

Winter creates a special wonderland. Grand Lake is the 'Snowmobile Capital of Colorado' and that means over 125 miles of groomed trails to explore. Enjoy snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, snowshoeing and more.

And just a couple of miles to the north is the west entrance to one of the nation's most spectacular national parks - the legendary Rocky Mountain National Park. Celebrating its 100 year anniversary, the park offers 350 miles of hiking and back-packing trails, 150 lakes and 476 miles of creeks and streams that feature Rainbow trout, brown trout, brook trout, Mackinaw and Kokanee.

Whether fishing or hiking, the views in Rocky Mountain National Park are breathtaking - a feast for the eyes. With some of the most inspirational scenery anywhere in the world, the marvels of nature are yours at every step. A photographer's dream!

Winter Park Resort, Steamboat Springs, Keystone, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, even Vail and Aspen - some of the greatest skiing in the world are all within 2 hours from Grand Lake.

Live theater? How about a 10 minute stroll to Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater bringing Broadway musical hits from the Sound of Music to Footloose to the center stage in Grand Lake.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $145
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 9.7%

This property is in a very quiet condo complex of retired couples. It is not a choice for a party atmosphere - it is an excellent choice for a peaceful, relaxing getaway, where respecting neighbors' privacy and serenity is not an issue. The unit is on the third floor of the building and requires climbing stairs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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