This is a spectacular Appalachian style log home nestled between Rocky Mountain National Park and Winter Park Ski Resort.
Built of hand-hewn logs, this mountain retreat is famous for the 'best views in Grand County.' Its long wrap-around porch allows for excellent wildlife viewing in all seasons. You will enjoy a 5-star kitchen with granite countertops, Viking appliances, GE Monogram refrigerator, other Bosch appliances while cooking for a small party or a large family. Wide plank wood, oriental rugs, slate floors, and plush carpet imbue the home with charm.
The hand-made dining room table seats 10 people. The lodge is generously positioned to view Lake Granby and the Continental Divide. From every window you will enjoy a wonderful view. Original contemporary art and antiques fill the home. Quality linens and soft goods are provided throughout. Two large fireplaces and a fire pit outside help you stay cozy as well as the in-floor radiant heat and sauna.
Wunderview: The lodge is an Appalachian style log home with radiant floors, high efficiency wood burning fireplace (wood and kindling provided), and a gas fireplace on the lower level. The views from every window are wonderful. Wildlife appearing on the property is common including elk, deer, moose, fox and coyote. Slate, wide plank wood, plush carpet, and oriental rugs add to the ambiance of the lodge.
Location: We are equidistant between Rocky Mountain National Park and Granby. We are 18 minutes from Sol Vista Ski Resort, walking distance to snow shoeing and cross country skiing--people have snowmobiled to the cabin. A 4-wheel drive is highly recommended for the winter but not required. Winter Park is 35 minutes away, and Rocky Mountain National Park is 15 minutes away. Grand Lake is 12 minutes away and a definite place to visit.
Fun Things To Do: hiking, sightseeing, bird and animal watching, fishing, boating, horse back riding,golfing, biking, snowmobiling, skiing, snowshoeing are wonderful things to do. In the winter, sledding (about a 1/4 mile away) requires the kids cut their routes in the deep snow--it is a blast. We love Sol VIsta Ski Resort because it has very short lines, is great for beginners and intermediates, reasonably priced for down hill skiing and, for a ski lodge, it boasts excellent food.
NOTE: WUNDER-VIEW IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO INDIVIDUALS 25 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.
Indiana (Hoosiers by any other name) is where we hail from although Santa Fe, La Jolla, Pacific Palisades, and Madison (WI) were stop-overs on our journey to Boulder. Melinda (UCLA) and Tom (Indiana University and University of Wisconsin) met in Santa Fe, married in 1997 and had Julia (14) in 1998. We both wanted a log cabin and began looking for property in 2004. While evaluating several areas in Colorado, we kept coming back to Grand County. Grand County (Granby and Grand Lake) are western towns. The walkways in Grand Lake are wood. We built in Grand County as it represented, for us, what the Rocky Mountains are all about: grand vistas, plentiful wildlife, and a down home pace.
We chose to build Wunder-view in Grand County because of the views and the local charm. We had vacationed in Aspen, Telluride, Santa Fe, Whistler, and Park City and wanted something more low key. Grand Lake is a little western town. Locals have commented that Wunder-view has some of the best views they have seen in Grand County. It is routine to see the Continental Divide, Winter Park, and spectacular sunsets while overlooking Lake Granby. Elk, deer, moose, coyote, and fox have visited our property on many occasions. When it came to the type of house/structure we would build, it came down to two choices: straw bale or log. We chose logs--Appalachian log--that are hand-hewn (square in shape) with 4' chinking between the logs. Working with the architect, we designed a home that maximized windows to take advantage of the southern, eastern, western, and northern views. A large wraparound porch puts guests face forward to the Rockies.
When perched on the side of a hill (or mountain--we are at 8800'), with vistas in every direction, we wanted to capture those vast views and, at the same time, create an environment of intimacy. Wunder-view is a place where you comfortably co-exist with the elements (cold, snow, wind, rain, wild animals, and sun). This is because you are enscounced in a log cabin with fine art, comfortable furnishings (beds, linens, couches, and chairs), state of the art heat (whether radiant in-floor heat or the large wood fireplace), a first-class gourmet kitchen, a ginormous wrap-around covered porch on the main and lower levels, and plenty of nooks and crannies affording intimacy and hiding places for the young at heart. We have made every effort to ensure your stay at Wunder-view is memorable: we provide our researched recommendations for where to shop, hike, ski, horse back ride (and much more) and, at the same time, have negotiated discounted rates at many places for Wunder-view guests. We provide canoes, mountain bikes, games, Wii, Netflix, coolers, all in an effort to make your stay at Wunder-view easy: we do our best to put things at your fingertips so you can enjoy your vacation, retreat, or celebration.