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Wonderful Mountain Getaway with Hot Tub and Fire Pit

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps up to 8)

Beautiful Mountain Home. Well suited for family rentals in this quiet neighborhood setting. This is a non-smoking and a no pets allowed property.

Built in 2005, this 2,000+ square foot home sits in a lodge-pole forest on a gentle hillside. The home has 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a great-room, den, loft, fully equipped kitchen, gas fireplace and stove, two-car garage and can sleep up to 8 people. The wrap around deck has comfortable Adirondack seating and a large gas grill. The multi-level patio includes a hot tub and an outdoor dining area. A fire pit with bench seating and a horse shoe pit are off the patio.

If it's relaxation you need, you'll enjoy lounging on the spacious deck or soaking in the private hot tub. You're also sure to enjoy the puzzles, board games, chess table, large children and adult book library, air hockey, HDTV, WIFI, and sitting around the outdoor fire pit roasting marshmallows. Moose, Elk, Deer and Fox are frequently seen in the area.

You'll be within walking distance of the Colorado River, 1 mile to Shadow Mountain Lake, 3 miles to the historic town of Grand Lake, and 5 miles to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Summer activities include boating, hiking, mountain biking, golfing, ATV, horse back riding, and the Grand Lake Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater. Area winter activities include snow shoeing, cross country and down hill skiing, sledding and snowmobiling.

More Details

Mary Beth or Jim Cowie
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 28, 2017

About Mary Beth or Jim Cowie

The house is located a mile west of Shadow Mountain Lake on a well-maintained dirt road, 3 miles to the town of Grand Lake, and 5 miles to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Mary Beth or Jim Cowie purchased this house in 2005

Why Mary Beth or Jim Cowie chose Rocky Mountain National Park

We love this area of Colorado. It is a bit off the beaten path, yet it is close to some unique scenic areas, with lots of recreation opportunities. When we were looking for a lot to buy, we loved this location in WildAcres. The lots are well-sized and spaced, the area is quiet and neighbors are friendly.

What makes this house unique

The North Fork of the Colorado River is a short stroll down the road. The ridge behind the house provides a glorious view of Shadow Mountain Lake, the town of Grand Lake and parts of Rocky Mountain Park. Moose and Elk are frequently seen grazing in the area, often in large groups.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The cabin was a perfect "10". The kids had a blast feeding the chipmunks sunflower seeds. Each day we really enjoyed the hottub, after horseback riding,4 wheeling and whitwater rafting.My wife and I enjoyed the deck each morning drinking coffee and relaxing.One morning we walked down to the Colorado River, and saw some moose tracks.The kitchen was very well stocked and the appliances were great.We grilled outside 2 to 3 nights, and the grill was great.The house and the town of Grand Lake was a great vacation. We will be back soon (I hope) We also some elk the morning we left, they were just down the road a bit. Thank you Cowies for a great place to stay for our vacation.
Jul 2010
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Grand Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bathroom on Main Floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full Bathroom on 2nd Floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Full Bathroom on Lower Level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Half Bathroom on Main Floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd Floor
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon in Loft on 2nd Floor
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper Sofa on Lower Floor
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin Beds (2), Queen Sofa Bed (1) in Den and Full Futon in Loft (1), and Baby Pak-N-Play portable crib (1)
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Fire pit with log benches and horse shoes.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Wonderful Mountain Getaway with Hot Tub and Fire Pit
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 43 reviews

Excellent vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation at this house. Very well stocked kitchen, comfortable, spacious rooms. The location was perfect for hiking in the quieter parts of RMNP. We highly recommend this vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Peters, Missouri

Lovely cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place. Super clean, tastefully decorated, kitchen had all of the basics plus some. Comfortable beds. We saw lots of wildlife either on morning walks or just sitting outside on the deck - moose, elk, fox, hummingbirds. Very convenient location yet it felt secluded. Owners responded quickly when we had a question. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado Springs, CO

Great vacation cabin

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was just as advertised ! Tastefully decorated and everything you need to relax and unwind. Great location -lots of starry nights with coyotes howling in the distance. Saw a moose in the backyard our first night ! Grand lake was a fun place to enjoy the great outdoors hiking and checking out the local shops and resturaunts. Definitely a do over !

Sincerely ,

The Geiss family

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, Beautiful House Close to Grand Lake

  • 5 of 5

The house was so warm, quiet and beautiful with everything we needed for an amazing vacation in the mountains. It was close to many hiking trails, Grand Lake and activities. The house was large enough to sleep 5 adults and 1 child comfortably and had great outdoor spaces to kick back and relax after a day of hiking, kayaking or shopping. Absolutely stunning views!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Grand Lake! The property was perfect for our family getaway. We loved the open floorplan and setup of the house. It was beautiful, clean, and comfortable. The location was perfect for us to enjoy the lakes nearby, hike around the neighborhood, and walk down to the river. I can't say enough about how great our visit was. We would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic experience.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was in extremely good condition and well stocked. You could tell it was well taken care of. Our family had a great experience. Plenty of room for a big family. The small touches for convenience like towel racks by the hottub and grilling utensils on the grill were very nice thoughtful additions. The checkers table and fireplace were a big hit. Great design with bathrooms on every level. I would highly recommend this property and would book it again if traveling to the Grand Lake area. Thanks for sharing your cabin with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Grand Lake House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

House & Spa Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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