Grand Lake, CO, USA

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Grand Lake, CO, USA

Grand Lake vacation rentals

Dust off the hiking boots for a Grand Lake adventure

Those looking out for Grand Lake vacation rentals are lining themselves up for full range of adventures all year round, with the vivid forests and tumbling landscapes of the Rocky Mountain National Park just a short drive away. Seemingly close enough to touch, they’re not easy to resist. Of course, the charming town of Grand Lake will snare a place in your heart, too. Here, you’ll find lazy lakeside walks, characterful shopping, and intriguing historical landscapes. Plenty to explore and enjoy before you dig out your hiking boots and climbing gear and answer the mountains’ call.

Push the boat out in Grand Lake

As you might expect, it’s all about the lake here. And at 8,000-feet above sea level, with snow-capped mountains shimmering on its surface, Grand Lake is a unique place for a wide variety of water-based activities. Try your hand at canoeing, waterskiing, sailing, or fishing in the summer. Kids will love the paddleboats and the sheltered sandy coves. Then, when the cooler climes of winter roll in, it’s time to pop up the ice-fishing shack, or to fire up the snowmobile and carve a track across one of America’s highest lakes.

Explore the Old West story of Grand Lake

It’s not just the views from your Grand Lake vacation rentals that will wow you. There’s some fascinating history too. The Kauffman House Museum was originally a log-built hotel raised up by a 19th-century fur trapper. Here, you can dip into true stories of the Old West. To try your hand at being a rancher, head to the Winding River Resort Stables and jump in the saddle. There’s even a petting zoo for those with younger children. Or why not just hang loose and stroll the lakeside boardwalk, browsing for bargains in its old-time stores?

Grand Lake’s seasonal splendor never stops

Packing a raincoat is always a good idea for those Grand Lake vacation rentals—this mountain resort town can be washed with bright sunshine or smolder magnificently beneath rainclouds. And that’s just on one summer’s day. The weather is wonderful for mountain hikes in late August and September. In the winter, the Rocky Mountain Park closes for the season, usually until April/May, but Grand Lake still makes a beautiful spot to visit during those snowy months. And for winter sports enthusiasts, the white rush of Winter Park is just an hour’s drive southward.

Grand Lake—open the gate to a wildlife adventure

As the gateway to the western Rocky Mountain National Park, stunning spectacles are never more than a stone’s throw away. Many of the most beautiful Grand Lake vacation rentals are found nestled in its surrounding mountains, overlooked by glaciers and razor ridges. The Park’s Trail Ridge Road is drivable from May through October. Take a spin along its winding hairpins and you may see bighorn sheep scampering down slopes, while wolverines, black bears, and lynxes are a rarer delight. And, of course, a glimpse of the mountain bluebird will set most hearts aflutter.