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luxury 2 bedrm/sleeps 6/huge 1500' new appliances, canoes & wood incl 4 fireplac

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Huge 2/1--1500sq.' Cabin Sleeps 6, New Remodel, on river as it enters Lake

Luxury remodel-- all top flight quality-- of 2 bedroom cabin on Colo. river where it meets the wetlands and Shadow Mtn. Lake. Travertine bath, all new, w/ seamless glass shower, new carpet in the bedrooms, and hardwood flooring, fine Persian and indian floor rugs to cover some of the hardwood, new appliances, W/D,dishwasher, new cabinets and paint, Egyptian linens, fully equipped. And then there's the View-lots of wildlife, nearly daily, like Moose, Elk, deer, Osprey, etc. etc. Many times--right out your door in the meadow or crossing the river. This old cabin is rustic on the outside and is NEWLY renovated on the inside. We sit on a 6 acre meadow just off Hwy 34--bordered by the No. Fork of the Colo. river--2 miles outside downtown G.L. The river runs so close to your cabin we have to have a small berm by the back deck to keep from flooding in the June run-off season! Shadow Mtn lake connects with Grand lake (the largest alpine lake in the State) by a small channel. Rocky Mtn National park is just 3 miles or so away. Great for fishing, kayaking, bird or wildlife viewing, hiking, boating, etc. Natural stone fireplace w/ wood included. We aslo have 3 canoes, a kayak, and a paddle boat, that we include for our guests. All firewood for your natural rock--floor-to-ceiling fireplace, and the fire pits is also included in your rate.

Property Manager
Owner/Property Manager Tracee Lorens
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

About Owner/Property Manager Tracee Lorens

I am the Great grand daughter of Gus and Anna Spitzmiller, original Pioneers to Grand Lake. Gus was a plumber and his son Gordon married my Grandma Barbara. My dad, Chris Lorens, left the property to me when he died in 2008, and I have been making it 'top flight' since. I am a proud Colorado Mountain Woman, who now resides in San Diego, but spends lots of time where my roots are, i.e. Grand Lake.

Owner/Property Manager Tracee Lorens purchased this cabin in 1910

Why Owner/Property Manager Tracee Lorens chose Grand Lake

It is full of soul and history and it is sooo beautiful!!!

Sits on colo river where it enters Shadow mtn. lake. I bet the Ntl Forest and Park Service--who own all the bordering land--wish they had taken this side of the river too, when they confiscated the Park land up here in the early 1900's.

What makes this cabin unique

Fully remodeled and luxury--through and through.

There really is not a property that compares in the Grand Lake region. Because you are on a 6 ac. meadow bordered by the river and lake--and have all protected land across from you--there really isn't a location in the entire County that compares with this one! The view alone is irreplaceable.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Grand Lake, Colorado

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • newly remodeled--travertine tile with seamless glass shower--all new fixtures. Antique wood vanity with granite counter top--gorgeous and large.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Brand new mattress as of 11-2016.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 cot , 1 sofa bed/futon , New, double futon in front of fireplce & PAC-and-PLAY.
  • The double futon is in the family room in front of the fireplace. It is new and high-end--and very comfortable.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Or combine with vrbo 454309, 510789, and 'The Residence, vrbo# 490482 for large events or Family reunions. No T.V. WIFI weak, but free. Hot spots on cell phones work! CAUTION--WE DO NOT USE APPS. CONTACT ONLY VIA VRBO--HERE. CHECK OUT 10:30 a.m.


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The cabin and the setting were great. The cabin was rustic with nice updates and clean.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time using Homeaway, and the pictures and reviews are really what swayed us to select this property. We made the right choice, the cabin had evening that we needed and wanted.

The setting was great being right next to the Colorado River feeding into Shadow a Mountain Lake. They have several different sitting places near the river with fire pits which was really nice on a chilly, September night. The view of the stars was outstanding as well. There were signs of elk in the attached meadow but unfortunately we did not see any.

The cabin was rustic with an updated kitchen and bathroom. It was very clean and had everything we needed. The cabin is just of the highway, but it is far enough away that we could not hear road noise.

My only regret was that my stay at the cabin was not longer.

  • Review Submitted: 09/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and we are glad you enjoyed our cabin. Please come back any time. Tracee
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Great weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The property was cozy and the views were beautiful! The booking was easy and the cabin had everything we needed. We will definitely come back!

  • Review Submitted: 15/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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It's Home away from Home! Love the whole set-up, atmosphere and the thoughtfulness of Host

  • 5 of 5

Host has supplied the necessities to make stay-home cooking a pleasure, or to relax in the home with a winter fireplace!

The place Has such a home-feel that we love. Caitie the Managet was lovely! She was prompt to respond to our queries and would do follow up to ensure we are ok. Sweet lady!

i recommend this place and would love to revisit!

  • Review Submitted: 12/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Winter Escape

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time at this property. There were three adults, one toddler and a dog and it was the perfect size for us all to relax and have our own space. We had snow on the ground so it was a beautiful space along the river, but sadly we couldn't enjoy the firepit outside. The indoor fire was lovely though and the provided wood was dry and perfect. The kitchen was well equipped, the bathroom recently redone with a lovely shower and provided shampoo and soap, and the beds were super comfy. The only thing that disappointed us were the other properties very nearby. From one bedroom all you look at is another cottage, and from the kitchen too. I didn't expect that as there were no images showing this. It's not an isolated property on its own in a field. Near the field are other properties and you are just off the road. Nevertheless, it was lovely and quiet and felt peaceful.

  • Review Submitted: 30/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, Light Filled Cabin

  • 5 of 5

All the amenities of home in a lovely cabin with tons of natural light situated on the river with views of the mountains from two separate porches. What more can you ask for? We would live to return.

  • Review Submitted: 26/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our future guests, and please come back any time! Tracee
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Close this RMNP. Clean. Well supplied mostly.

  • 2 of 5

First the great things about this place. Views of the stream and lake were right there. Also snow capped mountains. Fireplace was warm and cozy. Plenty of wood provided. Everything you would need for a week is provided except for your food. Kitchen well supplied except for pots and pans. Canoe for the lake was a lot of fun. Had Mr Moose cross right beside us. SCARY in a good way! Some negatives that need attention. Pots in the kitchen need to be replaced. Well beyond their lifecycle. Beds were not comfortable. Ours sagged in the middle. Fireplace was nice but needs attention to cracks. Not sure if it's even safe? Apparent repairs were made at one time. Perhaps replacement is in order. Biggest gripe I have is all the junk laying around. Busted furniture in a small burn one day pile. Collection of broken outside lights. Just junk laying around the grounds. Such a beautiful place. Take a couple of hours to clean it up would really make it appear more professional.

  • Review Submitted: 09/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Grand Lake Golf Course
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US 34
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Betty's --for fried chicken.
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Silvercreek and Winter Park Mary Jane
Nearest Beach
700 Miles
san diego
Car: recommended

The property faces the Colo river where it meets the wetlands and Shadow Mtn. Lake. You look to open Forest Service land and then gorgeous, snow-covered peaks along the continental divide. Kayak or canoe ( equipment included on us) with the Osprey, or use our paddle boat or reading dock, with zero gravity reclining chairs, located right where the river enters the lake, with the best view in Grand County.

The town borders Rocky Mtn. National Park and is located on the highest natural glacier- formed lake in Colo, and has the highest yacht club in the world.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin near the Grand Lake, Colorado

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Winter 2018
3 Jan 2018 - 17 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
Low Summer 2018
18 May 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
4th of July week
29 Jun 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
High Summer 2018
9 Jul 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
Fall colors 2018
5 Sep 2018 - 15 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
low winter
16 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Years
21 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$52.62
cleaning AU$130.22 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

CAUTION--WE DO NOT USE APPS. Use this vrbo site for ALL contact with us, or by emailing the owner at Check out is at 10:30 a.m., and check in is at 3:30 p.m.

If you get lost, or want to check out a free a canoe, kayak, or paddle boat, or just have an on-site question call Caitie at 970-531-7057.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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