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Lakefront Home - Dramatic views from upper and lower decks

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

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.


Grand Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
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 ...
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Lakefront Home - Dramatic views from upper and lower decks
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 38 reviews

Katy Atkins

  • 5 of 5

I loved the stay we had at the house on Grand Lake!! Very relaxing, just what my husband and I needed!!!

Super close to a small quaint town for shopping and eating. Thanks for letting us stay at that peaceful tranquil house on a peaceful lake!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Beautiful vacation escape

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this wonderful cabin on Shadow Mountain Lake for 4 nights and we loved it! Our boys loved using the canoes, seeing a mama moose with her baby, playing tons of the numerous board games available at the cabin and just relaxing! I would highly recommend staying here and we definitely plan on visiting this cabin again. No one wanted to leave and come home. Thanks Brent and Lori for a wonderful place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. The moose this year have been quite cooperative in terms of putting on a show for folks!
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  • 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
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your stay in our mountain home. It is difficult to convey in photos the stunning beauty of the views from our home. The personality of the lake is always changing and the wild life show never stops.
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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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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:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season 1
Jun 9 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
High Season 2
Jul 10 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 31 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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