SKI, BIKE, HIKE, GOLF. Enjoy year-round activities in the Rocky Mountains with the Log House Retreat as your base.
Minutes from beautiful Winter Park, Grand Lake and Granby Ranch (SolVista)! Feel the tranquility of the Rocky Mountains in this inviting 2200 square-foot custom log home. Enjoy the endless activities available in Grand County, then relax on the deck with a spectacular 180-degree, panoramic view of the Fraser Valley and surrounding mountains. Nestled in a mature, wooded slope, the house backs up to acres of undeveloped forest; no neighbors on either side. (Granby Ranch Ski area is over the hill.) It is common to see deer grazing on the property. Our home is private, but not secluded, just minutes to numerous activities.
Enjoy the view while surrounded by the natural beauty of log construction. The main level includes open living room/dining room (dining table expands to seat 8 plus 4 at counter), full kitchen, laundry room, full bath, and two bedrooms. The spacious master bedroom on the upper level has an adjoining bathroom. A sofa sleeper in the living room accommodates two more for sleeping. The lower level includes a full bath, a mudroom for your gear, and large family room with a ping pong table.
Play in Grand County! There is something for everyone within minutes of this Rocky Mountain get-away.
Out the front door: Take a walk in the sleepy Silvercreek community or walk/snowshoe to the nearby trailhead.
5 minutes: Granby Ranch Ski (SolVista) and Golf (Headwaters), Snow Mountain Ranch, Pole Creek Golf Course, Grand Elk Golf Club, Granby-to-Fraser Trailhead, Rodeo, Arapaho National Recreation Area (ANRA) office
15-20 minutes: Winter Park, Fraser, Fraser Tubing Hill, Devil's Thumb Ranch, Lake Granby, Grand Lake, Shadow Mountain Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, Arapaho National Recreation Area
30 minutes: River rafting, Hot Sulphur Springs, Trail Ridge Road
Snow season includes skiing, snowboarding, skating, snowmobiling, snowshoeing (trails just up the road), tubing and more. When the snow has melted, mountain biking and hiking trails exist right at Granby Ranch as well as Fraser, Winter Park Resort, Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Lake, throughout Grand County. The Granby-to-Fraser Trail is within walking distance from the house. Don’t forget mountain climbing, classic Colorado stream fishing, lake trout fishing and other water activities. Enjoy fine dining and shopping at Winter Park, Fraser, Granby, and Grand Lake.
Master Bedroom with Queen Bed and Bath . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Upper Level
Bedroom 2 with Queen Bed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Main Level
Bedroom 3 with 2 Bunk Beds, sleeps 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Main Level
Sofa sleeper, sleeps 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Main Level
Keywords: Custom Log House, Mountain Views, Forest, Wooded, Private, Ski, Trails, Grand County, Winter Park, SolVista, Grand Lake, Granby Ranch, Rocky Mountains, vacation home, Colorado, house, log house, house for rent, vacation home for rent
This photo was taken near the top of Byers Peak, Grand County, Colorado, elevation 12804 feet. I grew up in the wide open plains of the Midwest in Minnesota. After living in Colorado (Denver area) since 1980, the mountains never cease to amaze me. My husband was born in Montreal, came to Colorado via Chicago. Our co-owners are from Nebraska and consider Colorado 'God's Creation'. We have owned our mountain house since 1995.
Julie or Lenny or Stan purchased this house in 1995
We love the central location between Winter Park and Grand Lake for our favorite activities throughout the entire year. Grand County is more relaxed and less crowded than other areas. Our children learned to ski at family-friendly Granby Ranch Ski (five minutes away). What a great place for beginner skiers! Now we enjoy the challenges at WinterPark Ski Area (20 minutes). We are within 20 minutes of the resort town of Grand Lake for browsing shops, boating, snowmobiling, and entering Rocky Mountain National Park. Be sure to stop at the Grand Lake Chocolates & Ice Cream shop. My husband's high school classmate from Chicago is the owner!
Kicking back in the house with the fantastic views and the natural log construction is soooo relaxing! Each time we drive into the neighborhood and step into the house we are engulfed in the majesty of the Rocky Mountains and the quiet serenity of the sleepy Silvercreek/SolVista community. And all within two hours from Denver! The house is surrounded by trees on three sides, with the front of the house offering amazing views of the Fraser Valley and surrounding mountains.
Comments from stays in Nov. 2009, March and June 2010: We had the perfect Thanksgiving in your beautiful log cabin. Thank you for sharing! We loved the wood stove, the ping pong table, and the beautiful views. We are hoping to return soon!
Another great visit at your gorgeous log home.
We had a great time! We had our grandparents come with us and they live in Atlanta and aren't the "out-doorsey" type and they loved it!
SUMMER: Art & Music Festivals, Rodeo, WINTER: Sleigh Rides, Ice-Skating, YEAR ROUND: Scenic Drives, Complete Relaxation and Smiles