About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights
5 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Family Retreat With Mountain Views And No "I'm Bored"
This newly remodeled Rocky Mountain Lodge sits at the end of a spruce and pine lined lane overlooking the Arapahoe National Forest. It's a perfect getaway for family reunions or groups of friends that's close to everything. We are five minutes from the YMCA of the Rockies (ziplining, tubing, hiking), Devil's Thumb Ranch and Spa, and Pole Creek golf course. Skiing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and fishing are also nearby. DirectTV and high speed internet are included for those times that you need to sit by the stone fireplace and check in with the outside world.
TWO LIVING AREAS, DINING AREA, AND DECK ARE PERFECT FOR LARGE GROUPS
Our home features 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, two living areas which are great for big groups, and a loft. Two bedrooms on the first floor with a shared bathroom work great for the kids with one queen bed and 4 bunk beds and a daybed with a trundle. The first floor rec room has darts, games, and a flatscreen TV to keep everyone entertained. The main floor offers two bedrooms, one with a queen and one with a full-sized bed and a shared bathroom. The main floor family room has a satellite TV, hardwood floors with warm area rugs, and a cozy stone fireplace (new for 2016) next to floor to ceiling windows with incredible views of the Rockies. A staircase leads upstairs to an overlooking loft with a couch and another TV for watching movies. Off the loft is the spacious master suite with a private whirlpool tub and shower. The second loft in the master bedroom has an extra double bed for bigger groups.
The well-stocked kitchen has been renovated for summer 2016 and has all of the amenities for a simple morning breakfast or a full Thanksgiving dinner. Granite countertops, tile floor, and an ample island for any gathering (new for 2016). The new outdoor grill is perfect for year-round barbeque-ing. For meals, there is room for everyone at the long dining room table, the tables on the back deck, and at the kitchen island bar.
The stunning views visible through the vaulted floor-to-ceiling windows are only improved by the view from the wrap-around deck which offers peaceful solitude and fresh air. The hot tub down the steps has great sunset views and is perfect for any season in the cool mountain air.
We believe our home is the perfect for gathering for family reunions or groups of close friends. A few of the amenities you will enjoy:
• Bright and breezy with fresh air and great mountain views
• Main level Family room with a floor-to-ceiling stone gas fireplace and wall-mounted flat panel TV with streaming and DirectTV service
• Upper level Master Suite with Queen Bed and spacious bathroom with jetted tub
• Large wrap-around deck with BBQ grill and tables for dining outdoors
• Spacious kitchen with granite countertops, pots, pans, microwave, and two refrigerators
• Main level bedrooms with Queen Beds and shared bathroom
• Lower level with access to the hot tub and with a flat-panel TV, games, bedroom, and bunk room
• DirecTV on both main floor and lower level televisions
• Hi-Speed wireless Internet included
Our home is perfect for vacationing families and friends with lots of space to socialize or to sneak away with a book.
We know you will be happy in our home!
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Jeff Leget
Our families have called Colorado home for over 15 years. Ten years ago, when our kids were preschoolers, we started taking weekend trips together to Winter Park and Fraser in the hopes that the little ones would eventually like to ski. Today, ten years later, we can't keep up with our kids on the steep and deep terrain Winter Park has to offer. And, we simply can't imagine any better place for a family vacation that right here at the base of the Rocky Mountains. We hope your family enjoys your time together in our home as much as we have enjoyed watching our kids grow up here.
Jeff Leget purchased this House in 2015
Why Jeff Leget chose Winter Park Highlands
We looked a long time before finally deciding to purchase and rent this beautiful home. Some places in Winter Park and Fraser are townhomes. Although new and nice, they don't offer the quiet tranquility that typically brings people to the Rockies. Some places in Fraser are large mountain mansions that come at a premium. With kids, we always found that we'd rather have the money to spend on activities. Our home, with 5 bedrooms, is perfectly situated in a quiet community above Tabernash. Just 15 minutes from Winter Park, 5 minutes from Devil's Thumb ranch, and 35 minutes to Lake Granby, we think you'll agree that our Family Rocky Mountain Retreat is perfectly situated for all the activities your family will want to do in the mountains this year. Lots of restaurants and bars are close by, the grocery store is 5 minutes away, and yet when you are sitting on the deck looking at the stars, you'll feel like you are the only one around.
What makes this House unique
When we first bought the home we loved the rustic woodwork and wrap-around deck. The kids love running around outside, hanging out on the first floor, or splashing in the outdoor hot tub. We hope that our home with its incredible views and proximity to everything will inspire your own family adventures.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The property was clean, inviting, and so relaxing!
We enjoyed a moms weekend away at this property and thoroughly enjoyed our kid free time together! There was plenty of room for our large group and we loved the serenity of the view! This will definitely be a pace we'll look to visit again next year! Thanks!
Wonderful Experience! A Do Again!
I had been worried that it wouldn’t snow due to La Niña, but my snow dance worked so well that we ran into Winter Storm Ethan and only two of our party made it the first day. They called Jeff and he was very helpful in assuring them that the road to the house would be passable when they made it there. He even called the next day to check on them. The rest of us (12 in all) rolled in Christmas Eve, unpacked, got organized and headed to WP Resort (only 15 mins. away) for the special festivities. We were not disappointed. Then it was back to the house for more Christmas fun and more snow. It began snowing Christmas Eve and didn’t stop until the 26th. It truly was a white Christmas (as Jeff had said it would be) and very rare for us. The home was even better than described and well appointed! We even had a Christmas tree. I was able to cook a 16 lb. standing rib roast and all the fixings as though I was in my own gourmet kitchen. Everything I needed and more had been anticipated by the owners. From the abundance of dishes, towels, and extra bedding to the sleds in the garage, everything we needed we had. The home is so comfortable and well heated and in the perfect location! The fireplace works extremely well and warms the main and upper floors. And we never ran out of hot water which was amazing. The kids loved the loft and all the bunk beds. The basement is large and has a very large flat screen tv where we watched the college bowl games.This trip had been on my bucket list for years and I’m so glad I chose Mallard Retreat to see it to fruition.
I’ve used VRBO from Hiltonhead, to South Padre Island, to LA and Mallard Retreat is on the top of my list! The owners have thought of everything! I would definitely return and recommend to others! Thank you for sharing your home with us for Christmas 2017!
Thank-you so much for the terrific review. We are so glad you and your family had a good time and a white Christmas!! I'm glad the house worked so well for everyone and that everything was there that you needed for a holiday dinner. Good luck in your future travels...and keep us in mind if you are ever looking to ski the Rockies again.
Great stay after overcoming challenges
This was our second time staying at the cabin. The first time was perfect. This time we showed up and a miscommunication happened with the cleaners and the house was not cleaned. This could have been a real problem, but the owner responded immediately and made it right. We love the cabin and some of the new additions over the past year and will hopefully be back next year!
I am so sorry about the miscommunication at the start of your trip. I'm glad we were able to get the situation handled quickly. And...I'm relieved to know that it didn't adversely impact your trip. Thanks again!!
Beautiful property, well supplied home and great setting
Very functional for large gathering.
We pride ourselves in having the house ready for large groups. I'm glad it worked out well for you! Thanks
Great property with wonderful mountain views
We really enjoyed our time in Granby with 20 of our closest family members. The property was a perfect fit. It was clean, big enough to accommodate us all, close to nearby attractions and placed in a great mountain setting.
Thank-you so much for the review. July is really a great time in the Rockies...not too hot always scenic. I'm glad the house was so well situated near the attractions you visited. Thanks
Property was great.
Good place to stay: owner/contact very willing to address our needs.
Our families have called Tabernash and the Fraser Valley our vacation destination for over 10 years, and we're happy to share that experience with you. Our children have learned to ski, bike, hike, and ride horses in the Colorado Rockies. We simply can't imagine a better family destination. Our mountain home is strategically located among the quiet Aspens and rugged pine trees of the Arapahoe National Forest. Just minutes away is the renowned Winter Park Ski Resort, the longest continuously running ski area in Colorado, offering 7 unique territories to satisfy any skier's abilities. In the summer the resort comes alive with mountain bike trails, an alpine slides, and tons of activities for the whole family. Summertime also brings warms days and cool nights with few bugs and no humidity. Perfect weather for hiking, biking, climbing, or just soaking in the mountains. Ever seen how far your ball can fly off the tee at 8300 feet above sea level? Pole Creek Golf Course is just across the highway. Kids and adults will both love the YMCA of the Rockies Snow Mountain Ranch just 5 minutes from our door with activities for everyone. And Christmastime in the rugged Rocky Mountains by a warm fire with floor to ceiling windows just can't be beat.
Winter Park, Fraser, and Tabernash offer fine dining from sushi to bbq and everything in-between. After a long day of outdoor adventure, the Devil's Thumb Ranch offers outstanding spa services. Just to the north is Lake Granby and the western entrance to the majestic Rocky Mountain National Park. Since 1915, Rocky Mountain National Park has enticed visitors with herd of Elk and over 359 miles of trails among it majestic peaks. On your way to the park, stop at Lake Granby for boating and fly fishing. Or, just take a break with the kids and visit the Grand County rec center or catch a movie at the Foundry Cinema and Bowling Alley. Without a doubt, you and your kids won't be bored.
We've stocked our home with all of the things you and your crew will need. We have plenty of clean sheets and towels for all the guests. There are lots of bunk beds for a big family get together. While the kids play downstairs, the adults can enjoy the spectacular views out the floor to ceiling windows in the rustic family room. Or, the whole group can take turns relaxing on the deck on in the hot tub. If you run out of options in town, or simply want to enjoy a dinner at home, the kitchen comes stocked with everything you need to make a simple breakfast or a full-course dinner for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any special occasion. Watch the stars slowly circle the mountains and enjoy a drink on the wrap-around deck or by the fireplace indoors. Or, you can escape to the loft with a book in the dormer.
We believe our home is perfectly situated between the Winter Park / Mary Jane resort and the family-friendly Granby Ranch and Sol Vista resorts. You are at the center of all that Grand County has to offer. We hope you enjoy our home and the mountains as much as we do.