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Spacious Family Home In Town With Spectacular Lake And Mountain Views

Bedrooms 4
Space 234 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious Family Home In Town With Spectacular Lake And Mountain Views

Come stay at this beautiful home for a perfect summer or winter getaway. This 4 bedroom house sits on a hillside with panoramic views of Shadow Mountain Lake to the south and Mt. Baldy to the east. The family-friendly vacation village of Grand Lake is a short walk away and offers restaurants, cafes, galleries, western themed shops, ice cream parlors, a small grocery store, and live theater. Riding stables, a go-cart track, and a bowling alley are also a short walk away.

In the summer enjoy fishing, hiking, boating, and golfing. The house is within minutes of the western entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park. You can hike right into the park from the town of Grand Lake or drive Trail Ridge Road, which crests at over 12,000 feet and has many overlooks of this unique alpine and subalpine world. Hike into the backcountry, summit a peak, or go on a Ranger led activity; you are close to everything this 100 year old National Park has to offer.

Wildlife activity in the area is common in both summer and winter. It is common to see elk and moose year around. Pica, marmots, deer, and bighorn sheep are frequently seen in the national park.

In winter you can hit the trails on snowshoes or cross country skis. There is a great Nordic ski center nearby which also has a free tubing hill and the town maintains a small skating rink in winter that is free to the public. The low key ski area Granby Ranch is 25 minutes away, and the large ski resort of Winter Park is just 45 minutes away for those who need more extreme terrain.

The home features an open floor plan with a well supplied kitchen opening onto the living and dining rooms, with high ceilings, fireplace, and large windows looking out onto the lake and mountains. The Great Room opens out to a large deck where you can relax and enjoy the views and mountain air. The dining room table has room to seat ten with room for three more along the kitchen bar. The open loft above the Great Room offers additional living space with TV, sleeper sofa, and table for board games and puzzles with 5 chairs.

The private master suite, just off the loft, has a king-size bed and a full bathroom with large jetted tub and separate shower. On the main level are two additional bedrooms, one with a queen size bed and the other with two twin beds, and a full bath. On the lower level is the kid's teen's hideaway - a bunk bed with a double bed on the bottom, and a twin size bed with trundle. The lower level also includes a 3/4 bathroom and washing machine and dryer.

WiFi and cable TV are provided and there is a DVD player and CD player in the living room.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2017

About Dave

Our family has been coming to Grand Lake regularly since we moved to Colorado from California in 2004.

Dave purchased this house in 2015

Why Dave chose Rocky Mountain National Park

We love the friendly, small town of Grand Lake. There is so much to do here every season of the year. We enjoy relaxing with family in this beautiful setting.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 234 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Master Suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , on main level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , on lower level
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Private suite on upper level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , on main level
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , on main level
    Bedroom 4 - 1 single bed , 1 bunk bed , on lower level
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sofa bed/futon , open loft (upper level)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowmobiling


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Spacious Family Home In Town With Spectacular Lake And Mountain Views
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 24 reviews

Great place for family gathering

  • 4 of 5

The place was just what we needed for our family vacation. A little warmer than we expected, but we were able to leave the doors and windows open to get a pretty good airflow, and enjoyed all the fresh air. It was everything we needed. Thanks

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for larger groups!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at this beautiful home in Grand Lake! Thanks again Dave!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful Home with Spectacular Views

  • 4 of 5

This home was great for our winter weekend family get-together. It was a cold weekend with lots of snow on the ground, and we found the house cozy and inviting. The open living/dining/kitchen area easily accommodated all 7 (adults) of us, whether we were playing games or working puzzles on that great big table, cooking, eating or simply enjoying conversation and the views of the sunset over Shadow Mountain Lake. The upstairs loft with a game area, sofa and bookshelf is a bonus! Hiking or snowshoeing in the national park is a short 5-minute drive up the road and downtown Grand Lake is easily walk-able, even in the snow!

The house has a comfortable, lived-in feel that put us at home right away. It's very clean and has everything you need for a home away from home. We found the bedrooms quiet and private, and the beds comfortable. The kitchen is well stocked with a large variety of pots and pans and the basic pantry staples. The furnace worked well and the gas fireplace was awesome! However, the basement was COLD! The space heater took the edge off, but we didn't leave it on while we slept, and the bedroom got uncomfortably cold. (Keep in mind that the high on one of the 2 days we were there got up to 11 degrees Fahrenheit.)

The deck was covered with 2-3 feet of snow. It was not shoveled but we can see how it would be yet another great space during 3 seasons.

Would we do it again? Absolutely! The house has great views, wonderful, relaxing spaces, is close to the National Park and other attractions, and the price is reasonable for our large group.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed this property. It was well-kept, comfortable, and we had everything we needed. I worried about the kitchen having everything and was very pleased to find it had more than everything I needed. Would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place, great views, and quick walk into town

  • 5 of 5

The home was perfect for our weekend away from the city. It had wonderful views of the lake and mountains from the living room and deck, the living space was comfortable and open, and the fireplace made for a cozy stay at night.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views and so comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two and three year old son and daughter, mother and father in-law and two dogs had a wonderful long weekend stay at this beautiful Grand Lake property in October. We were in town for a friend's wedding and the location was perfect for walking into town, quick access to hiking and close to the ranch where the wedding took place. The views from the main space and the deck are incredible and it was warm and sunny enough to spend a lot of time outside relaxing. I highly recommend this fantastic house and hope to come back in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
125 Miles
Denver International Airport
Car: recommended

The house is a short walk into the town of Grand Lake and has easy access to the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park. You can hike or snowshoe into the national park right from town. Very near to town is a golf course and Nordic Ski center, and the town sits on the shores of Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain lake with all the fishing, boating, and canoeing activities those lakes offer. Downhill skiing is a short 25 minute drive away at Ski Granby and slightly longer 45 minute drive to Winter Park Resort.


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
19 May 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
11 Sep 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017-18
15 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
Winter/Spring 2018
7 Jan 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2018
25 May 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
July 4 week
29 Jun 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
9 Jul 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$228.24
Damage Deposit A$317

Minimum one week stay during week of July 4.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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