WATER FRONT HOME ON SHADOW MOUNTAIN LAKE AND THE COLORADO RIVER

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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WATER FRONT HOME ON SHADOW MOUNTAIN LAKE AND THE COLORADO RIVER

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.25 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

We invite you to enjoy our beautiful mountain home for a relaxing vacation in the winter or summer in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With wifi and cable TV you can stay in touch with the world while enjoying the seclusion of this nature lovers paradise. Our home's incredible views take your breath away every morning when you wake up and look across the sparkling water. Sit and watch nature's activity on the lake for hours on end. The islands in the lake provide a back drop for a dramatic nature show where Osprey nest and white pelicans perch. Deer, Elk and Moose are often spotted from the deck. Shadow Mountain rises up out of the water on the far shore giving this beautiful mountain lake its name, 'Shadow Mountain Lake.'

In the winter, you can snowshoe, ice skate or snowmobile on the frozen lake right out the back door. Spend hours of fun snowmobiling through town or on the 100+ miles of trails around the Grand Lake area. Grand Lake Village is the snow mobile capital of Colorado! Only 20 minutes from the Sol Vista skiing area and 40 minutes from the world famous (and local's favorite) Winter Park and Mary Jane ski areas, this is a beautiful and quiet winter getaway.

Our home is located where the headwaters of the Colorado River enter the lake, creating an estuary-like waterfront on your doorstep. In the lake there is fishing for trout and Kokanee Salmon. This lake is connected at its other end to Grand Lake via a navigable waterway and visits to Grand Lake Village are a must, whether by boat or by automobile. This quaint mountain town has a special charm, choosing covered boardwalks rather than cement sidewalks. Fun mountain town activities like Saturday night bingo in the park, browsing curio shops, playing miniature golf or experiencing the yummy candy and ice cream stores. You can also enjoy the authentic mountain night life by taking in a play at the live theater, bowling, or drinking and dancing in the rustic saloons and many different restaurants.

Right out the door from the lower level of the house you can use our complimentary canoe and paddle on the lake around the islands for sight seeing and fishing. We really love our mountain home and we would like to share it with you. It is a place that you will never forget.

Keywords: Modern Mountain Home, Lake Front

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Owner
Advertiser since 2008
Speaks english

About The Owner

Brent and Lori are avid travelers and have been renting through VRBO for many years in places all over the world, from Hawaii to Costa Rica (the picture), Mexico to Germany and Italy and most recently Africa. We know what is important to us when we travel and we like to share that same experience with the people who rent our vacation home in Colorado.

The Owner purchased this house in 2010

Why The Owner chose Grand Lake

We have been visiting this area since we were children. Lori's parents met here. We are natives of Colorado and we plan to retire in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. This vacation home is a step in that direction.

What makes this house unique

Seeing animals in the wild, hiking, biking, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and skiing in the Rockies and visiting Rocky Mountain National Park are just the beginning of what we love here. The quiet and solitude that this area evokes are just right for recharging our batteries for our lives in town and while traveling. Sitting on the deck and watching the lake as it takes on its never ending array of reflections, contrasts and moods is pure joy.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 26 traveler reviews

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Water front Home on Shadow Mountain Lake and the Colorado River
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews
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Water front Home on Shadow Mountain Lake and the Colorado River
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Grand Lake Rocky Mountain National Park
5

Picturesque location, spacious... overall a great experience!

  • 5 of 5
I would definitely recommend this property for a stay in the Grand Lake, CO area. The house has 2 full living rooms on the first floor and the second floor, but we spent most of our time on the beautiful second story glass-enclosed balcony. The views are gorgeous. The complimentary kayak and canoe were a fun perk! The house was clean and the kitchen well-stocked. Everything was in working order. The owners were responsive and easy to deal with.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Water front Home on Shadow Mountain Lake and the Colorado River
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Grand Lake Rocky Mountain National Park
United States
5

Great House-Better than the pictures

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I had a great time in Brent and Lori's lake house. It was as advertised, in fact it looked even better in person. Brent and Lori were very accommodating. I was told the weekend I inquired about was available and I made plans accordingly. Shortly after I was then informed that there was a miscommunication between themselves it wasn't available. When they found out I couldn't change my plans to another time, they moved their family gathering to another weekend to accommodate us.

The house itself was spotless, well equipped, and conveniently located right out of town and close to the park.
It has everything you need. Rooms are a good size and beds were comfortable. We were concerned that it was going to be too close to the neighbors and although houses were very close to each other it wasn't a problem. If your looking for seclusion though, this isn't the house for you although I think it would be very difficult to find a secluded lakefront house.

The fire pit was a nice area and a canoe and kayak were available for use. We used the canoe and paddled around all the islands. We saw lots of Osprey nests with chicks and tons of Pelicans. Most of the islands were closed off to visitors because of the nests so don't expect to pack a lunch to have on the islands. Still a lot of fun. Before you go out in the canoe make sure you are comfortable walking in the muck up to your knees. The water is very shallow in front of the house and we couldn't find a way around all the sand bars to get back to the house so hubby had to get out and pull the canoe. By sheer luck we found a way out but weren't so lucky coming back.

Since I know the owners read the reviews I'll mention two minor things that they could address. A new frying pan that sits flat on the burners would be helpful. Although it's not worn out, the bottom is rounded and makes cooking things evenly a little difficult. Also the master shower didn't produce really hot water. It was warm enough for a shower but not really hot, which we would have liked after a long hike. In the rest of the house it was plenty hot so maybe the valve needs a look at. I'm sure they would have addressed it if we called them but we didn't.

If you're looking for a great place to eat go to Terrace Inn. We went twice and food was great both times. Hikes we liked in the park were Big Meadows up to Granite Falls and Mt. Ida (tough hike).

I highly recommend this house for your lakefront vacation.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Water front Home on Shadow Mountain Lake and the Colorado River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p288817vb
Grand Lake Rocky Mountain National Park
5

The perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5
We had the most amazing week and a half here - there was more than enough space for our family of five and lots for our three young children to do. The location was peaceful with kind neighbors and a beautiful view, and it was easy to access all the great things in the area. We loved watching the pelicans, osprey and other birds from the deck and were visited by two or three moose nearly every night. Having access to the water was a plus, although it was moving really fast, which made it quite the adventure! Brent and Lori were really wonderful to work with - timely communication, super helpful and very accommodating. Highly recommend this beautiful home for your next get away!
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It sounds like you had a really great time during your stay at our mountain home! We are so happy for you. During June the rivers run high and fast with the snow melt from the winter. This year we had a record snow pack so it was an extra big run off. Every season brings new dimensions to the experiences to be had in the high Rockies. We hope you can come back some time!
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Water front Home on Shadow Mountain Lake and the Colorado River
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Grand Lake Rocky Mountain National Park
5

Wonderful family vacation.

  • 5 of 5
We would like to extend our appreciation for the wonderful stay we had in your lake home! We were entertained daily by the awesome views of the Rockies as well as the wildlife.
We even had a moose come through the backyard while we were out on the deck! Our children had the best time and Grand Lake is a wonderful area to visit. We found everything that we needed at the home and again we cannot thank you enough! We will be back!
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your vacation at our mountain home. Thank you for staying with us and please come again!
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Water front Home on Shadow Mountain Lake and the Colorado River
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Grand Lake Rocky Mountain National Park
Arvada, CO
5

Beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5
Our stay was wonderful. We enjoy coming to this location since it has easy access to the lake, town, and hiking. The owners do a great job of providing a comfortable home with all the amenities needed for a relaxing stay.
  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Water front Home on Shadow Mountain Lake and the Colorado River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p288817vb
Grand Lake Rocky Mountain National Park
Colorado
5

Very Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5
Only good things to say about our stay. Full kitchen and gas BBQ, bring your food and grill on the deck everyday. Very clean and quiet. Use the kayak to paddle around the islands, my wife and I saw pelicans, osprey, ducks, deer, otters and a moose. Convenient garage parking and the wireless internet was fast and hassle free. Didn't want to leave!
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Rocky Mountain National Park is 2 Miles Away, Wild Life Viewing, Bird Watching, Resides within Arapahoe National Recreation Area

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Availability & Rates

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Grand Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season 2
Jul 8 2014 - Sep 4 2014
4 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
My standard rate
Sep 9 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
4 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
My standard rate 1
Jan 3 2015 - Jun 13 2015
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
High Season 1
Jun 14 2015 - Jun 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
July 4
Jun 30 2015 - Jul 10 2015
4 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$225
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 5.7%
Notes Payment by check or by Paypal (add 3% fee)
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Amenities

Amenities

Grand Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Luxurious Log Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Cozy and Comfortable Log Bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , One sleeper sofa in living room, one in family room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 double , The Double Bed is a bunk bed with a Twin bed on top
  • King size bed (1), Queen size bed (1), Double Beds (2), Sleeper Sofa or Futons (2) (a pull out sofa-bed both upstairs and downstairs), Bunk Beds (1) one of the double beds has a twin bunk above it.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • sledding
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • golf
  • fishing
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • snowmobiling
  • rock climbing
  • cross country skiing
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • hiking
Notes:
A Canoe and a Kayak is available for use with Paddles and Life Jackets - children must be accompanied by responsible adult. Anyone using it must use a life jacket. Use at your own risk-you break it, you buy it.
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