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Mountain Vacation Home with Million Dollar Views

Bedrooms 5
Space 510 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Beautiful Mountain Log Home, 5500 sq ft, 5 bedroom, 4 bath, Sleeps 12-14

This property is located on a ridge overlooking Shadow Mountain lake and the Continental Divide . With million dollar views and ample parking you are ready to begin your vacation with a location only 4 miles from Grand Lake and Rocky Mountain Park.The home is equipped with a large master suite with king sized bed,gas fireplace, 2 person Jacuzzi tub and shower.The well equipped kitchen has a 4 burner gas cook top,duel electric ovens,microwave stove ,Keurig coffeemaker and side by side refrigerator.The kitchen eating area will accommodate 6 to 8 persons,while the separate dining room will comfortably seat 12. The great room (living room) is equipped with two large leather sofas and two comfy chairs plus a large-two sided fireplace. The lower level consists of 4 additional bedrooms,media room,game room two bathrooms and a second complete kitchen.The lower level exits to the lower deck and fire-pit. During summer months we spend much of our time on the large upper deck which is well equipped for outdoor entertaining . The loft has a queen sized sofa bed and room for sleeping bags..There is a gas fire-pit and separate seating area around the pit on the upper deck..There are three chase lounges for your sunning enjoyment. There is also a 6 person hot tub located facing Shadow Mountain Lake and the continental divide. Wifi is included.

Ken Himelright
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
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Calendar last updated:
4 October, 2017

About Ken Himelright

My wife and i have been Grand lake lovers and property owners for 20+ years.We.have owned two properties in the area ,this being the crowning achievement.We spend about half the year here,the rest in Lakewood,Co. or traveling.Our immediate family consists of two grown sons and four grandchildren,all living in the Denver area. We all fully participate in the many outdoor activities the area offers. We have a lot of family moterheads,with boating,snowmobiling and dirt biking-atv ing as our activity(s)of choice.

Ken Himelright purchased this house in 2004

Why Ken Himelright chose Rocky Mountain National Park

Its awesome.We wanted it all in our second Grand lake home:location,large lot with ample parking,million dollar mountain and lake views ,room for family and guests to relax and enjoy plus adequate storage for cars ,boats and other toys.This property has it all.

What makes this house unique

We have the room to host a big party. Not only do we have one of the best views

in the Grand Lake area,we have the room to host a 20-25 person gathering without guests falling over one another.There are beds for 14,any overflow would be in sleeping bags or on couches.


Nearest Airport
125 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Grand Lake Golf Course
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Roadhouse
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Granby Rach
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Grand Lake
Car: recommended

August is flying by and it's time to think of fall,Thanksgiving and the Christmas holidays.Book now while there is still some availability. Prices are typically lower and crowds smaller. Once we're into the new year start thinking about ski,snowmobile and/or ice fishing weekends.Why settle for a dingy motel when for about the same cost/person you can have a mountain chateau for your stay.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 510 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , Single sink,located on main level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , Dual sinks,located on lower level
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure , Single sink,located on lower level
    Master suite - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , his & hers sinks, main level
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 2 - queen - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Master bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , Master Suite has private fireplace and is on ground level
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed , one twin,one double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 bunk bed , ond twin,one double
  • all bedrooms have large closets and lake and Divide views . 4 are located on the lower level.A pull out queen sized sofa bed is located in the loft .
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
non smoking


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(26 traveller reviews)

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Mountain Vacation Home with Million Dollar Views
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews

Our Favorite So Far!

  • 5 of 5

Our family (14 to 16 of us) utilize VRBO every year. This year, 2017, has been our favorite home to date!!

There is plenty of space for all of us, the layout was great for having teenagers with us. Once we were done with one of our many daily activities the kids could hang out in the game room downstairs and the adults had the living room.

There were numerous activities very close by, that included hiking, boat rental, whitewater rafting, spending the day at Winter Park Village and touring the town of Grand Lake. I think our favorite though was hanging out on the deck and soaking in the view of Shadow Mountain Lake and Grand Lake. Oh, and the bull moose we saw on the last day was pretty awesome! He came strolling right by the house.

The house is very well maintained, very well stocked with appliances and utensils for the kitchen and with a group our size having the extra kitchen downstairs was perfect.

Ken and his wife were awesome, they actually stopped by to make sure that the house was cleaned properly and to see if we needed anything. Ken checked in with me several times to see how we were doing and made several sight seeing / restaurant recommendations.

If you're into hiking, Adams Falls is a must, we went twice but go early in the morning if you want to avoid the crowds. It is a very easy, short hike, so it draws big crowds.

We will be back for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greg:thanks for the great review and for being our guests. We try very hard at helping our guests have a great vacation experience. Ken ans Natalie Himelright
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Salt Lake City, Utah

Million Dollar Home Provides Million Dollar Memories - Quintessential Cabin Experience

  • 5 of 5

Had a weekend getaway with some buddies. The house was so beautiful and accommodating we never wanted to leave. The view from the hot tub was worth every dime - especially at night with the stars above. The game room provided hours of entertainment. The fire-pit gave us a nice cozy place to tell stories. The bedrooms were spacious, clean and comfortable. With a group of 10 everyone was able to sleep in a bed and comfortably shower and everything else. The 2 kitchens were really nice for preparing meals during the day and having a place to lounge and drink cocktails in the evening. The deck was spacious and provided amazing views all around. Loved having the grill and extra fire pit heater there as well. Everything worked (appliances, TV, cable, internet, grill) and all instructions for check in and check out were clear and reasonable. Overall great home - even better owner. Would rent again in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly million dollar view

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with all the amenities and the most incredible view of Shadow Mountain Lake. This place was amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and proximity to the lake and boat launch.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good Summertime Fun

  • 5 of 5

Great hot tub on deck with killer views of grand and shadow mountain lakes. Bald Eagles spotted, humming birds came to deck.

Family of 12 fit comfortably. Tornado foosball table was a big hit for us!

RMNP about 15 minutes drive north of property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cheyenne, WY

Great views!!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is a great place to stay in the Grand Lake area. My family and I found it a great home base for our area adventures. We rented a pontoon from the marina less than a mile down the road - they were great to work with (the one with Trail at the beginning of their name). We had a varied group in age from a 15 month old to 70 year old and this house was great for everyone. Loved the number of bedrooms and bathrooms. The hot tub and entertainment options were great. Also appreciated the large garbage in the kitchen!! I would say the only downside was the beds downstairs were a little on the hard side all around but nothing we couldn't deal with.

Thank you Ken for making this available.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property for a relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

Property has everything for a great family vacation including easy access to local Grand county attractions and rocky mountain national park. Ken was very easy to communicate with and very helpful. Would recommend to anyone looking for high end accommodations for a large group. View of the Grand Lake fireworks from the deck was a wonderful bonus.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2017
6 Sep 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
15 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
winter 2018
4 Jan 2018 - 4 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
mud season
5 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
25 May 2018 - 5 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
6 Sep 2018 - 19 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2018
20 Nov 2018 - 26 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2 2018
27 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New year
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$1,014.16
Cleaning Fee A$380.31
Tax Rate 8.0%

Rate are subject to change based on availability and season.Check in time is 4:00pm, check out is 10:00 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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