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Tremendous Lake & Mountain Views, Minutes from Village & Rmnp

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Welcome to our family friendly Hilltop mountain home! We are just 2 miles outside of Rocky Mountain National Park and a mile and a half from the quaint Village of Grand Lake. Our ski-chalet style home offers the escape of a mountain get-away with the comforts of home. Enjoy the spectacular views of Shadow Mountain Lake, Grand Lake and the inspiring Indian Peaks from our large wrap-around deck or from the cozy, comfy couches in the spacious family room. Large picture windows throughout the main level allow for tremendous views no matter where you’re relaxing.

Our home is approximately 2,000 sq. feet and sits on two acres of beautiful land. We have two family rooms which make it nice for a larger family or 2 smaller ones. Cozy up to the fire, play board games, do puzzles or have a serious game of poker at the game table adjacent to the main floor family room & kitchen. There is plenty of room for everyone to do their relaxing.

Our bunkroom is fun for the kids and our two king-bed bedrooms up-stairs allow for parents privacy. The kitchen is roomy and easy to work in with everything you may need to prepare a great meal. Sit round our large dining room table or take it outside & BBQ and enjoy the beautiful mountain sunsets while dining outdoors.

Whether you are planning a good old-fashioned family vacation or a romantic mountain get-away, our home offers the perfect escape! We have a picturesque fire pit with large log seats and plenty of firewood to roast those marshmallows all night long.

Wildlife visit us often. Moose, elk, deer, foxes & a variety of birds are regular entertainment. Or, walk up the road and see if you can sneak-a-peek at the moose that linger in the willows around the pond just a short distance from the house. If you're up for more of an adventure drive into Rocky Mountain National Park where you are sure to see nature at it’s finest.

The Village of Grand Lake offers all the dining selections you could want, everything from fine dining to pizza & burgers. Or pack a picnic and enjoy the beach in town or rent kayaks and hunt out a place on Shadow Mountain Lake. There is everything from hiking, fishing, putt-putt, horseback riding, mountain biking, ATV’s, snowmobile, cross-country skiing, golfing, water-skiing, sailing, most likely anything that makes you happy on a mountain vacation. Or, how about just meandering the shops along the boardwalk and stopping for ice-cream & fudge!

Our location offers the perfect compromise to “getting away” but yet having it all! Everything you would want is available in the summer and for the winter vacation you can snowmobile right in town or get to downhill skiing at either Sol Vista in Granby or go a little further to the nationally known Winter Park & Mary Jane.

Year round, we know you will enjoy our Hilltop mountain home!

Keywords: Grand Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, Family Friendly Home, Winter Park/Sol Vista

More Details

Jennifer Banks
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

About Jennifer Banks

The Banks & Fenske families co-own. Susan & Jennifer are sisters & wanted to have a place that they could share lifetime memories with their families together. They love just hanging out & relaxing at the house, hiking, canoeing & picnicking on the shores of Shadow Mountain Lake. It wouldn't be a family gathering without a well thought out weekend of yummy food & dinners to prepare. Nothing says family like sitting around the dining room table enjoying a good meal together! Lance & David relax by chopping down trees & taking care of the land. Of course, there's always time to watch a baseball game! The kids love the laid-back feel of Grand Lake & love coming up to 'get-away' from the stresses of life. Family is number one with us & our mountain home helps us keep that a priority!

Jennifer Banks purchased this house in 2004

Why Jennifer Banks chose Rocky Mountain National Park

We've been coming up to Grand Lake for nearly 25 years. David & his family have owned their family cabin for nearly 30. We love it that the area is so close to Rocky Mountain National Park & we love the fact that Grand Lake doesn't have a chain restaurant or coffee house. We love the beauty of of the lakes butting up to mountains & the charm of the board-walk village.

What makes this house unique

Fabulous Firepit with lots of log seating & beautiful views!


Grand Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleep Sofa in downstairs family room.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa, Bunk Beds (1), Day Bed w/trundle.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Firepit, Horseshoes, Board Games, Snowshoeing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Tremendous Lake & Mountain Views, Minutes from Village & Rmnp
average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews

Cozy & Warm

  • 5 of 5

Great place for a family gathering. Enjoyed the games & puzzles and VIEWS!!

Thank you for sharing your home! We will be back as we discoverd up the road is snow shoeing and cross country ski trails!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay, Jana. One of our favorite things about the location of our home is the proximity to the cross-country ski area, which is fun winter and summer. Thanks for the kind review. -- David
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Christmas in February!

  • 5 of 5

This house was clean!!! Large!!! plenty of room for everyone!!! The owner could not have been nicer! Everything was just as he said it would be. We had a wonderful time celebrating Christmas in February with our children.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review, Merry. And "Merry" belated Christmas to you. Glad you enjoyed your stay. -- David
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Lovely cabin with a wonderful view of the lake.

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable and well-equipped property in a terrific location. Everything was clean and the kitchen was very spacious with a wide assortment pots, pans, spices and utensils. Beds are comfortable. We spent a relaxing weekend watching the snow fall over the lake, cooking lots of food and watching some old favorite movies that were available in the cabin.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home in ideal location. Loved the deck and view. Great beds for sleeping! So close to town and RMNP. Owners are very easy to do business with. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barbara, thank you so much for the kind review. Glad you enjoyed the views and the solitude for sleeping, and we appreciate the kind words about your experience working with us. We will look forward to booking your next trip to Grand Lake and the Rockies!
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Fantastic views - wonderful mountain retreat

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my wife and 2 college age daughters. This mountain home has fantastic views of shadow mountain lake. When we arrived there was a deer on the property. Later the first evening my wife and I saw a fox. The next morning I saw deer while I was exploring the property. The cabin is beautiful and has all the comforts of home. We enjoyed spending time on the deck. In the evenings we played games provided by the owner. The location is convenient to the Rocky Mountain National Park which was important to us because we like to hike. On a hike to Lulu City we saw 13 moose. That was an awesome treat. We would definitely stay here again. The owners are easy to work with and very professional.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review. We love all the wildlife that uses our property as a thoroughfare. We have also traversed that Lulu City trail many times. It's actually fun in the winter as a snow shoe or cross-country ski adventure as well. We will hope to see you another time, Mark. Thanks again.
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Great home in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year in a row my friends and I have rented this home. It's got plenty of 'hang out' room including a fabulous deck with perfect views of Shadow Mountain Lake. The home is nestled among trees with no other home right on top of you. Wildlife is abundant! Right down the street from the marina if you want to rent a pontoon boat and really close to town and groceries. Love this place! Very comfortable!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review. We love the views and the quietude of the deck as well as the solitude the property can offer, so we're pleased you were able to enjoy it. Here's to hoping you'll make another return visit next year!
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Sagebrush BBQ & Grill
Adams Falls
Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre
Grand Pizza
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Grand Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Break
Mar 17 2017 - Apr 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 17 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 26 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 9 2017 - Sep 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $150
Pet Fee $20
Tax Rate 5.7%

Holiday Rates Apply to: New Years, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July (weekly rental reqd. unless otherwise agreed upon) Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas

$295.00/night For the Week around 4th of July

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