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Large Vega Lake Colorado Luxury REAL LOG CABIN

Bedrooms 6
Space 6,500 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A friggin' awesome tree-house for grown-ups! Peace. Harmony. Play. Sleeps 17

Open year round and just One Hour drive from Grand Junction airport this spectacular 6500sq. ft. Real Canadian 16-G Log Cabin (finished in 2013) is nestled on an large aspen filled lot that’s overlooking Vega Lake.

(Sleeps upto17 + 1 infant with up to 8 car parking). Vega is approximately two miles long and the largest body of water in the Grand Valley area. The lake is full of trout and some get over 5lbs. To get you to the fishing we include 2 canoes and 1 small row boat (plus life jackets). In the evenings cook on the gas barbecue and then roast marsh-mellows in the large fire pit.

The Grand Mesa is a large mesa in western Colorado in the United States with over two hundred lakes. It is the largest flat-topped mountain in the world.

The cabin/lodge sleeps up to 17+ 1 infant in beds with up to 8 car parking and is the perfect year round get-away for small family reunions, corporate or other retreats, and large family vacations. The cabin has 6 bedrooms if you include the loft, 2.5 baths, laundry room, open loft with log railing, wood burning fireplace and a full kitchen setup for larger groups. We have a large fire pit (and outdoor chairs) for roasting marsh mellows.

Relax in this expansive, beauty, comfort and only a Real Log Cabin/Lodge can offer you. This really is Vega Colorado mountain living at its best right here in Mesa County, Colorado!

Open year round. In winter the county plows the road right up to the cabin.


Large fire pit


Two 17' Canoes

1 Small row boat/wood trailer/with 2" ball receiver

1 Blow up kayak

Plenty of life jackets

2 large coolers

1 Canopy

20 Outdoor chairs

2 picnic tables

8 day-backpacks for hiking

4 sets of cross country skis/boots

7 sleds

Wood Fireplace

Gas Barbecue


4 mountain bikes

2 fridges

Children's cabin toys

High chair

Toddler chair


Christmas tree

Satellite and WIFI

500+ DVD’s (80 inch flat screen TV)

TV for gaming (bring your own gaming systems)

foosball table

6 pair of snow shoes



The Grand Mesa is a large mesa in western Colorado in the United States. It is the largest flat-topped mountain in the world (with over two hundred lakes)! Vega lake is the largest lake in the area.

The cabin sits at 8200’ elevation and features incredible craftsmanship throughout, from the custom cabinetry to wrought iron railings. The expansive kitchen features a breakfast bar with seating for 10 that opens to a stunning living room with 35'cathedral ceilings. Exposed beams provide a warm feeling. The dinning room seats another 7. The lower level includes a 500 SF family/theater room, with handcrafted pine paneled walls and ceilings including two large couches, an 80” smart TV, 500 DVD’s, foosball table, TV for gaming systems (BRING YOUR OWN GAMING SYSTEMS), two other TVs, Satellite and WIFI. For small children there are plenty of toys and for infants we have a high chair and crib.

You can walk out onto the spacious 500 sq ft covered deck (with gas barbecue) that is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy the serenity of the views. Or build a fire in the fire pit out front and roast marshmallow. You also have access to unlimited recreation in the immediate area with fishing, hiking, biking, 4 wheeling, cross country skiing, birding watching, boating, snowmobiling depending on the season. Wildlife abounds around the home: deer, elk, moose, eagles, chipmunks, fox, marmots, wild turkeys and numerous species of birds can be seen depending on the season.

Sip hot chocolate by the crackling fireplace, gaze at the amazing views of Vega lake & mountains down below or unwind and enjoy the peace and quiet of the Aspens and Pines that surrounds the cabin on all four sides.


The cabin is the perfect place for corporate or other type of retreats.


Start right at the cabin. The Vega Snowmobile Trail #545 begins at the Vega State Park Trailhead just after crossing the dam and ends at an intersection with the Sunlight to Powderhorn Trail (SP). On the Sunlight to Powderhorn Trail Map the Vega Trail is #37 (66 6/10 Road). There is a large parking lot at this Trailhead for trailers and you can drive snowmobiles to and from the cabin from there.

The Trailhead #37-A is just down from the cabin at the cross roads of Parkview Road and 64 6/10 Road. This trail 37-A intersects #37. While our guest you can park trailers on Parkview road tight to the right so that the plow can drive by. Then drive the snowmobile or your car/truck to and from the cabin.

The trail #37 continues on Forest Service Road 262 in the Park Creek drainage through aspen into open meadows in Big Park. About half way through the meadow, the trail will intersect the SP Trail near Monument Creek. NOTE: The large heated garage is the perfect place to park and work on your snowmobiles.

Please email us any questions you may have!


Todd and Rhonda Tawzer

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Todd & Rhonda Tawzer
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2018

About Todd & Rhonda Tawzer

We live in Grand Junction and love Vega Lake which is about an 1 hour drive for us. The lake is remote, full of fish and close to home.

Todd & Rhonda Tawzer purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Todd & Rhonda Tawzer chose Collbran

We love to hike, bike, 4wheel, snowmobile, ski and fish. Vega Lake has some of the best fishing and hiking in Mesa Colorado.

What makes this cabin unique

The largest lake in Mesa County. We are on the Mesa which is the largest flat top mountain in the world.


Collbran Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathrooms: 2 full Bathrooms & 1 Half bathroom 1-Master Bathroom: large jetted tub, toilet, shower 2-Upper level Bathroom: toilet, shower, tub 3-Main Level Half Bath: toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Loft
  • 6 Bedrooms includes Loft, Sleeps 17 in Beds Master Bedroom #1(Main Level Bedroom): 1 king and 1 set of bunk beds (full bottom & twin top) Upper Level Bedroom #2: 1 King and 1 baby crib Upper Level Bedroom #3: 1 Queen and 1 single bed Upper Level Bedroom #4: 1 Queen and 1 single bed Upper Level Bedroom #5: 1 set of bunk beds (with twin beds) Upper level Bedroom #6: Loft area: 1 queen bed (& 1 sofa)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
The Extras for Summer: 10 marsh mellow roasters, 8 Camping chairs, 2 outdoor folding card tables, 2 coolers, a sun canopy, 15 life jackets, 1 small rowboat, a blowup two-person kayak and two long canoes, 4 bikes, 8 day backpacks (are provided free for our guests). Winter: We offer 4 sets of cross-country skis/boots, 4 sets of snowshoes and 8 sleds for free. THE EXTRAS: Large fire pit Two 17' Canoes Small row boat/trailer/with 2" ball receiver Blow up kayak Plenty of life jackets 2 large coolers 1 Canopy 20 Outdoor chairs 2 picnic tables 8 day-backpacks for hiking 4 sets of cross country skis/boots 7 sleds Fireplace Barbecue Garage 4 mountain bikes 2 fridges Children's cabin toys High chair Crib Christmas tree Satellite and WIFI 500+ DVD’s (80 inch TV) PS-3 and Wii with games foosball table


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Large Vega Lake Colorado Luxury REAL LOG CABIN
average rating of 4.9375 based on 32 reviews

Super time

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful mountain home to spend time relaxing with family - reading, enjoying the fireplace, enjoying the view and being able to bike from the house, doing puzzles, making food in the well supplied kitchen, eating at the dinning area, watching movies, sleeping in such comfortable beds. Love the way you have furnished the place - beautiful but very comfortable. Everything you need is there. Felt like home! Thanks so much for our stay there.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your 5 star review. It took us almost two years to find/get almost every kind of kitchen appliance imaginable to help make cooking at the cabin a supper fun experience. The same thing with all the board games, puzzles and DVD's. We appreciate how clean you and your group left the cabin. We would love you back again and again! Best, Todd and Rhonda
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A perfect cabin for a small intimate wedding

  • 5 of 5

The cabin and all of the decor make for a PERFECT small/intimate wedding. 10/10 my now husband and I will be returning.

Vega Lake employees are more than accommodating when needing assistance with directing guests.

A big Thank you to the owners for sharing their home for our special day.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very enjoyable stay. We had a family event and the home had everything one could need to entertain all ages. We especially loved lazy afternoons gathering on the porch.This incredible property exceeded our expectations! We would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place

  • 4 of 5

It was a lovely place and we enjoyed our stay. The only issues we had was the water had a sulfur odor to it and the care taker harassing our guests about parking even when we followed his instructions. He was not very pleasant to deal with at all. It also would have been nice to have known we had to carry out all of our trashed or we would be charged in addition to the cleaning fee. All in all we dealt with the downfalls and enjoyed the cabin and the scenery.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Hillary, Thank you for the feedback following your Wedding at our cabin. We are still in a learning curve for Weddings/Receptions like yours with the need for additional parking and trash. We have discussed your complaint with the couple that 'care take' the cabin and live next door. Best, Todd
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Absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

What a great trip our family experienced, the property was amazing and we’ll definitely be making another trip next summer. The house is large and accommodating with all the extras needed to enjoy the lake and other outdoor activities.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Our entire stay was just wonderful. The cabin did not lack anything. All we needed to bring was food. Carl and Beth were most helpful. They did not hesitate to respond to any needs we had.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Grand Junction
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Vega Lodge
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
Grand Junction
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Grand Junction
Nearest Motorway
280 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Vega Lodge
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Powder Horn
Car: necessary

The Wine is amazing:

Wine tasting for ‘free’ in Palisade, Colorado

Just 40 miles away from Vega at 17+ different Palisade wineries

Our Favorite Palisade fruit wineries:

#1 Carlson Vineyards

#2 St Kathryn Cellars (two wineries in one)

#3 Meadery Of the Rockies (owned by St Kathryn)

#4 Graystone Winery (port wine)

Many more wineries around these wineries that offer free samples.

Peach Street Distillers & Brewery

Has the best bar in Mesa County. Small-batch spirits distillery with a daily open tasting room, offering weekly facility tours. Address: 144 Kluge Ave, Palisade, CO 81526

Palisade Beer Brewing Company

Address: 200 Peach Ave, Palisade, CO 81526

Colorado National Monument is a National Park Service unit near the city of Grand Junction, Colorado. Spectacular canyons cut deep into sandstone, and even granite–gneiss–schist, rock formations. Great place for viewing wildlife, hiking, and rock climbing. Address: 1750 Rim Rock Drive, Fruita, CO 81521

Museums of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey

Exhibits include collections of real fossils, a simulated earthquake ride & robotic reconstructions. Address: 550 Jurassic Ct, Fruita, CO 81521

Marijuana Dispensaries and Smoke Shops

It’s legal! If you are looking for marijuana bud, rubs, tincture or edibles please call or text me for more info.

Pufferbelly Station Restaurant (Historical building and world famous sweet rolls & food). Easygoing diner serving hearty plates of breakfast & lunch fare along with homemade cinnamon rolls. Address: 337 S 1st St, Grand Junction, CO 81501

Enstrom Candies, World famous candy maker, 701 Colorado Ave

Grand Junction, CO 81501

Moab, Utah is worth the drive…80 miles from Grand Junction

Two National Parks - One Extraordinary Destination!

Visit the only Utah destination where you can experience two of The Mighty 5® National Parks from one convenient location. Visitors from around the world come to the town of Moab to experience sunrise over the towering depths of Canyonlands National Park and then follow it up with sunset in the otherworldly red rock landscape of Arches National Park. Moab’s year-round access to thousands of square miles of amazing red rock landscapes, along with the cool waters of the Colorado River, has made it one of the most sought-after outdoor recreation destinations in the American Southwest.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.