"Dates of stay: August 24, 2016 to August 30, 2016 = an A++ property!
Communications with Lisa Mahoney, the owner of this fabulous property, began in June of 2015, as our son and now daughter-in-law were to be married on the grounds of the property. This was to be a "location wedding," for us - and Lisa was there to answer questions about the house and property throughout this tedious process.
The summer mountain backdrop from the house and property were just stunning which added to the allure of this special day! The house has a COMPLETELY equipped gourmet kitchen; and every room in the house has been custom decorated to suit this beautiful mountain setting. The photos on VRBO are accurate, but do not do the property justice - the rooms are well equipped and the living area is a very large, spacious area. We hosted a Rehearsal Dinner at the house the night before the wedding, and were thankful for the expanse of this area! I could go on and on about the comfort and accommodations at the OSO House. It is the PERFECT place for large family gatherings. The fact that all but one room is ensuite ( in all fairness, that room has a hall bath just outside the door) and each has access to a private patio - if guests want to have quiet time - their room will afford this!
We were visited each morning by a resident red fox, and two young deer - and of course, the chipmonks.
The property is a short 15-20 minute drive to the Winter Park ski area where family and friends met to take on the challenge of the summer toboggan slide, the maze and of course shopping in the Village. 45 minutes north of the property is Grand Lake and the Adams Falls hike. The falls hike is an easy hike, but keep in mind, the altitude in this area... Do plan to stop for lunch in Grand Lake, walk the wooden boardwalks, and enjoy this quaint mountain town.
We took a day trip loop through the Rocky Mountain National Park. The entrance to the Park is just outside of Grand Lake. We drove all the way to Estes, Colorado through the park, stopping to take the hiking trail at the 12,000 foot level ; had lunch in Estes, and then made our way back to Fraser, stopping in Grand Lake before heading back to the OSO House. WOW! This drive is majestic folks! We saw moose, elk, deer, fox and yellow marmots - most from the comfort of our vehicle. We were gone from 10:30am to 5:30pm - plan for a day trip, because you will be stopping frequently.
Fab Wedding & Fab stay!"
Guest: Kris H.
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: September 3, 2016