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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Water front Home on Shadow Mountain Lake and the Colorado River

36 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Rocky Mountain National Park House Rental Photos and Description

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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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member 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 Rocky Mountain National Park

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.


based on 36 traveler reviews

Water front Home on Shadow Mountain Lake and the Colorado River
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Brent & Lori's. They were so wonderful to deal with & the pictures don't do the place justice. The view on the lake was so worth it. Thank you so much for being so accommodating. We'll be back!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent vacation for family reunion

  • 5 of 5

My entire family loved the home and location. We were able to use the canoe, kayak, and the deck for the most perfect view of lake, mountains and birds. The weather and aspen were glorious. The two floors allowed privacy and comradery. The directions were easy to follow. Do not try and find the house without them!!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your time in our mountain home. Please come again if you can!
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice, relaxing stay. The house is clean & spacious and the location is very relaxing. We real enjoyed the stay & grand lake!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mrs. Rebecca Thornton

  • 5 of 5

Amazing time at this beautiful cabin in Grand Lake. Very clean, plenty of room, and gorgeous views from both porches. Enjoyed the canoeing and kayaking so much!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful lakefront home!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect vacation get away. The home had everything a family could want. Wildlife viewing was fantastic, both day and night. The kayak and canoe on the property were a definite plus (and a "hit" with our sons). The close proximity to RMNP was an added bonus for the hikers in our group. Would definitely recommend this home, and hope to come back ourselves.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good wildlife viewing!

  • 5 of 5

We had a really good time with our friends. Plenty of room and the kids could play downstairs. The canoe and kayak were a huge bonus. Viewing wildlife from the decks was fantastic. We saw a moose walking on the shore in front of us while we were at the fire ring our first evening!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rocky Mountain National Park is 2 Miles Away, Wild Life Viewing, Bird Watching, Resides within Arapahoe National Recreation Area


Rates & Availability

Grand Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season 2
Jul 11 2016 - Sep 1 2016
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 5.7%

Payment by check or by Paypal (add 3% fee). Half up front. Half 30 days prior to check in.

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Rocky Mountain National Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • 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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Luxurious Log Bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , One sleeper sofa in living room, one in family room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Cozy and Comfortable Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 1 bunk bed , One 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
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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