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Dog Friendly with Lake and Mountain Views!

Grand Lake, CO, USA
  • Cabin1478 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights

Over 1400 square feet of comfortable living in the heart of the Grand Lake area

Bear Crossing Cabin is a comfortable, dog-friendly cabin on a hill overlooking Shadow Mountain Lake with panoramic views of mountains and national forest. Mount Bryant, with its natural crescent moon and sun shapes can be seen from the living room and the large deck. Our cabin is minutes from all the fun the Grand Lake area has to offer. Less than 10 minutes to Grand Lake Village, 13 minutes to the western entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, 5 minutes to County Road 4 and snowmobile trails, and less than 2 minutes to the Green Ridge public boat launch. We are 15 minutes to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at the Grand Lake Nordic center, 20 minutes to Ski Granby Ranch for a taste of alpine skiing, and only 40 minutes from Winter Park Resort for those seeking the thrill of Mary Jane.

This 2 bedroom 1.75 bath cabin is on over .75 acres of land and features a 300 square foot loft for reading, relaxing, game play, or for an extra sleeping area. We have a mini multi-game table that interchanges between table tennis and pool, and a variety of family-friendly games suitable for all ages.

Walk into the large, open great room and have a seat on the comfortable three-person couch, or cozy up on the over-sized chair with your feet up on the ottoman to watch TV or gaze out the window. Have dinner on the large deck or in the dining area. We have a very well stocked kitchen with all of your utensil and cooking needs. Sauce pans, fry pans, bakeware, cutlery, plates, cutting boards, and even a crock pot and blender are available for your use. We stay in the cabin too, and love to cook, so we made sure to stock the cabin with everything we (and you) would need for that purpose, including a chef's knife, utility knife, filet knife, and bread knife.

As you walk down the hall of Bear Crossing Cabin, you will find a large closet to your right that houses a washer and dryer for your use. A closet next to it houses some linens and a first aid kit...just in case that fish proves harder to filet than you thought! Continue to the end of the hallway and you will find a bedroom on each side. To the right is the master bedroom with a beautiful, custom-made beetle-kill pine queen-sized bed. You will also find a 6 drawer chest and a walk in closet that includes a laundry bag, an extra pillow, blanket, iron and ironing board, and additional sheets and duvets. Across the hall is the second bedroom with a 9 drawer dresser, a full length mirror, and large reach-in closet and a queen sized, custom-made rustic bed made from beetle kill and pallet boards. Each bed features a brand new mattress. We know that not everyone sleeps on the same firmness of mattress, so each bedroom features a different level of firmness. The master bedroom has a luxury, plush top, moderately firm mattress. The second bedroom has a comfortable pillow-top for those who prefer a less-firm mattress and more of a sink-in feeling. We use 400 thread count sateen sheets for a luxurious, comfortable night sleep. We also have seasonal duvets to provide you the right amount of warmth in each season.

The master bathroom is en-suite to the master bedroom and has a shower. There is a full bath with a tub/shower combination in the bathroom in the hallway. We provide towel sets for all guests to be used in the cabin, but beach towels are the responsibility of guests.

Take a stroll from the living room out onto the large, wrap-around deck. We feature a patio dining table that seats six with an umbrella that is easily cranked open and also tilts to accommodate various positions of the sun. Walk the deck towards the north side of the house and you will find a portion of the deck that is covered. This area houses our three-burner gas grill for your use, and a porch swing with mountain views and views of Shadow Mountain Lake.

To the south side of the house, you will find a fire-pit area with plenty of bench seating. Roast marshmallows for smores, or warm up in the evening while enjoying a starry night.

We love dogs and have two very large ones, so Bear Crossing Cabin is, naturally, dog-friendly. You and your fur friends will find a variety of flowers, fir trees, and aspen on the large property. At night, the foliage from this nature helps increase the feeling of privacy. We are also a short distance from a variety of dog-friendly hiking trails, including the Granby Pump Canal that carries water from Lake Granby to Shadow Mountain Lake, and a woodsy area with multiple trails where dogs can roam off-leash.

In addition to being dog lovers, we are art lovers and like to support working artists. Much of the decor was created by Colorado artists, and the beds, coffee table, outside cedar bench, and bed-side tables were custom-made by a family-owned company in Wyoming.

We hope you enjoy Bear Crossing Cabin and all it has to offer as much as we do!


Bear Crossing Cabin, LLC - Jennifer and David Mayhew

Member Since 2015
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About Bear Crossing Cabin, LLC - Jennifer and David Mayhew

We first stayed in the Grand Lake area four years ago in a tiny lodge that allowed our 75 pound dog, Yogi, for an extra fee. We loved the area so much that we continued to visit several times a year. Yogi loved the area too, but we often had a difficult time finding an affordable, dog-friendly rental. Then, we adopted Izzy, and it proved even more difficult to find an affordable rental that would allow two large dogs. Each time we visited the Grand Lake area with our dogs, we could see how much Yogi and Izzy (affectionately referred to as Yogi-Bear and Izzy-Bear) loved the area. Like us, they love hiking, water sports, and snow sports, and we became determined to find a place we, and our bears, could call home. After about a year of hunting, we found the perfect cabin with views we loved on a lot of land large enough for Yogi and Izzy to run and play. We know there are bears and other wildlife in Grand Lake, but really, we named Bear Crossing Cabin, for our loving, happy four-legged friends and look forward to sharing our home with you and yours.

Bear Crossing Cabin, LLC - Jennifer and David Mayhew purchased this Cabin in 2015

Why Bear Crossing Cabin, LLC - Jennifer and David Mayhew chose Grand Lake

Bear Crossing Cabin is on a hill which allows for panoramic views of the mountains and Shadow Mountain Lake. It is on over .75 acres which provides plenty of space for people and dogs alike to spread out and relax. The large, wrap around deck and numerous windows ensure you have a great view from nearly everywhere on the property.

What makes this Cabin unique

Bear Crossing Cabin does not charge an extra pet fee. We also do not have a weight limit for dogs. All we ask is that your dog (or dogs) be house trained and well behaved. The cabin is ideally located on a hill and a large lot of land with only a few neighbors for those who value privacy and do not want to rent in an area where homes are on top of each other. We are also located in the heart of the Grand Lake area and only a few minutes from many local attractions. Swim, hike, kayak, snow shoe, or ski within 3-15 minutes of pulling out of the driveway. We have comfortable beds, a well-stocked kitchen, and great views from nearly every window. We feature a well-stocked kitchen and provide bed linens and towels to reduce your packing load so when you arrive you can immediately relax and enjoy your vacation.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 sleep sofa /futon, We have a 300 square foot loft with a queen sized futon
      • Both bedrooms feature a closet, chest of drawers, and a mirror. The master bedroom is en-suite with a 3/4 bath and a walk-in closet. This bedroom also has a nice view. The second bedroom is across the hall and features a full-length mirror and wide, reach in closet. Both bedrooms feature custom-made rustic beds. The loft is a large, open area above the living room. It features a storage closet that also includes a fold out cot. The view across the living room out the large windows reveals a panoramic view of the mountains and Shadow Mountain Lake where it is fed by the Lake Granby canal.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, This bathroom is en-suite for the master bedroom

        Location Type

          • Lake View
            Views of Shadow Mountain Lake
          • Mountain View
            Mount Bryant with natural formations of the sun and moon can be seen out the living room window and from the deck. Panoramic view of the Rocky Mountains with views to Rocky Mountain National Park


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        We have central gas heating
                      • Internet
                      • Fireplace
                        We have a gas fireplace - just flip the switch
                      • Linens Provided
                        We provide bed linens, pillows, blankets, and two different weights of duvets. Duvets and pillows are hypo-allergenic, down alternative
                      • Living Room
                        We have a three-person couch and an overstuffed, chair and a half with an ottoman. It's very comfortable and can seat two close together. We have a custom coffee table and a chair-side table as well.
                      • Parking
                        We have parking for up to 4 cars or a couple cars with trailers for water and snow toys
                      • Towels Provided
                        We do not provide beach towels but provide kitchen and bath towels.
                      • Washing Machine
                        We do not provide laundry detergent.


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            We have flatware, serving utensils, plates, bowls, glasses in various types and sizes, coffee mugs, measuring cups (dry and liquid), measuring spoons, cheese slicer, grater, and cheese planer
                          • Dishwasher
                            Dishwasher detergent is provided.
                          • Kitchen
                            We have a very well stocked kitchen. It is a full kitchen with a new kitchen island. We feature a set of calphalon pans, collanders, glass cookware, bakeware, blender, crock pot, and hand mixer
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                            Gas oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            kosher salt, some herbs and spices, olive oil, and cooking spray, salt and pepper mills
                          • Refrigerator
                            Full size refrigerator
                          • Stove
                            Gas stove with four burners.
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                We have a Fisher Price Deluxe booster seat that also doubles as a space saving high chair. It has a 3-point harness and straps to an existing dining chair.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • DVD Player
                                    Blue-Ray player and a sound bar
                                  • Games
                                    Lots of board games and cards which are fun for all ages
                                  • Pool Table
                                    We have a mini, multi game table that includes pool and table tennis. The table top is interchangeable.
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    We feature Dish Network and have a subscription that includes ESPN but no premium channels
                                  • Stereo
                                    The stereo includes a radio, CD, and cassette player (yes, a tape cassette player)
                                  • Television
                                    42 inch flat panel, Samsung TV.
                                  • Video Library
                                    We have a few DVDs and Blu-Ray discs.


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Large, wrap around deck with patio furniture, a bench, and a deck swing for viewing the mountains and Shadow Mountain Lake. The deck is partially covered for some sun protection on one side
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        We are on more than 3/4 of an acre. We do not mow the area as most of Grand Lake keeps growth natural, but we have several aspen, fir trees, and flowers growing on the property
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Three-burner gas grill.


                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • festivals
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • marina
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • photography
                                                  • boating
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • sledding
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • cross country skiing
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hot air ballooning
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • rafting
                                                          • skiing
                                                          • snowboarding
                                                          • snowmobiling
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • water tubing


                                                              • We also have a Graco pack n play available. We do not have an additional mattress or baby linens, so please bring your own.

                                                                93 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Just great!

                                                                Christina M.

                                                                Loved this place. Amazing views, good size, great kitchen. Would go back in a minute!

                                                                A well thought out cabin with great views of the Rockies

                                                                We are most guilty of poor planning, allowing only two nights for our stay in Grand Lake. The area is one of the best in the country for hikes, and we sampled several of them, but will have to return to get into the back woods and high country.

                                                                The house itself is a gem. Someone has a really fine eye for decorating. We loved the artwork and the views are spectacular. Our visit was in the chilly part of March, so we didn't really use the decks or other outdoor features of the property, but found time to enjoy the game room. We met interesting people both in the town of Grand Lake and on our hikes.

                                                                Lovely cabin with wonderful views!

                                                                Kimberly D.

                                                                We enjoyed our stay here very much! The cabin is clean and well kept with wonderful views of the mountains! We went tubing, hiking, and did a snow mobile tour and it was a winter wonderland! Thank you Jennifer for letting us stay in your lovely cabin!

                                                                Nice cabin with great views!!

                                                                Scott H.

                                                                They had everything we needed to make a great weekend even better.

                                                                We will definitely come back.

                                                                Comfie and Cozy!

                                                                What a fabulous place! I was looking for a quiet weekend away for some R&R and this little gem was perfect. The home is so comfortable - great beds and linens, fully equipped kitchen, and LOVE the chair in the family room. And, gorgeous views! Jennifer was a pleasure to work with - I'll be back!

                                                                Great place

                                                                Dustin A.

                                                                The cabin was spectacular we had a great trip. It had spectacular views and was well stocked with cooking supplies. Thanks again


                                                                Grand Lake, CO, USA

                                                                Grand Lake is the western entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. Cross country ski and snow shoe in winter, or hike and camp in the summer. Wildlife abounds! We are 20 minutes from Ski Granby Ranch, and only 40 minutes from Winter Park Ski Resort. White water rafting can be found 45 minutes away near Kremmling in the new Gore Canyon White Water Park, or you can rent a pontoon boat or kayak and cruise Grand Lake, Shadow Mountain Lake, or Lake Granby. There is plenty to do year round.


                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Tax Rate

                                                                Cancellations at least 30 days in advance will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations 29-14 days prior to arrival are charged the one night deposit plus tax. The cleaning fee and security deposit are refunded. Cancellations less than 14 days prior to arrival forfeit the entire rent payment, including cleaning fee and taxes. The security deposit is refunded.We do not provide refunds if we rebook the cabin. Rates and fees subject to change until reservation is confirmed. The security/damage deposit will be refunded within 7 days of checkout after we have received word from housecleaning that the property did not sustain any damage. WE REQUIRE A SIGNED RENTAL AGREEMENT FOR ALL RESERVATIONS. If a signed rental agreement is not received at least 30 days prior to arrival, your reservation will be canceled and you will receive a full refund of any payments made. If booking less than 30 days in advance, we require return of the signed rental agreement within an agreed upon time following the reservation (typically 3-7 business days after the reservation is made). You must be at least 25 years of age to rent this property. Please note that Homeaway/VRBO has implemented a service fee for all bookings paid through the Homeaway/VRBO website. The service fee is variable and set forth in a detailed reservation quote.

                                                                93 Reviews
                                                                Wonderful 4.9/5
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