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A Little Bit of Heaven in Colorado

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 5 nights

About the property

Log Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Great location for snowmobilers whether you are renting or bringing your own sleds. Plenty of parking for trucks and trailers allows you to snowmobile right from your front door to the trailhead for Arapahoe National Forest or into the town of Grand Lake. Within a short walk is a large, well equipped snowmobile rental business for those who prefer to rent.

Moose Tracks Manor is a charming lakefront vacation home near the historic town of Grand Lake, CO, and near the headwaters of the Colorado River. It is located on secluded Sun Valley Lake, a private 22 acre lake nestled between Rocky Mountain National Park and Arapahoe National Forest. It sleeps 9 comfortably in 3 bedrooms with two baths (one with a steam shower, the other with a Jacuzzi tub and shower). The master bedroom has a king size bed and is on the main floor. The home features 27 foot tall ceilings, a stone fireplace, plus satellite TV, VCR, stereo, bed linens, towels and game tables. Outdoors you have two lakeside decks, plus BBQ/picnic area a canoe and rowboat.

Moose Tracks Manor offers a gourmet, fully appointed kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, an open dining room, a loft, and a great room that boasts 27 foot ceilings and a stone fireplace. The 2 decks overlook a pristine private lake and mountainous forest.Included: satellite TV, VCR, DVD, stereo w/CD disc, tape & radio, washer & dryer,game table, gas BBQ, picnic area, towels, bed linens and paper goods supplied.

A fishing license is not required on Sun Valley Lake, which is stocked with trout every spring. Enjoy the rowboat and canoe provided with the cabin. Hike, bike, ATV and snowmobile all from your front door. You are walking distance to both the National Forest and the Colorado River Headwaters for some great fly-fishing. Great whitewater rafting is also within walking distance. Winding River resort is walking distance from the cabin and provides horseback riding and outdoor cowboy breakfasts and dinners.

Bring your binoculars for some of the best wildlife viewing in the country. Sun Valley Lake is one of the best spots to see moose in Colorado. They are common in the mornings and evenings all year around.

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Rod Archer
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2017

About Rod Archer

We live in Colorado and love to spend time in the Mountains fishing, hiking and enjoying nature.

Rod Archer purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Rod Archer chose Rocky Mountain National Park

For years we have been renting places near Grand Lake for our vacations. We decided that the only place we wanted to own a cabin was on Sun Valley Lake. This lake is the perfect size and a great location in one of the most beautiful places in the U.S.

What makes this cabin unique

A beautiful cabin in a tranquil, breathtaking setting with more activities nearby than you can do in a month. Hike, bike, ATV and snowmobile all from your front door. You are walking distance to Arapahoe National Forest and the Colorado River Headwaters for some great fly-fishing. Winding River Resort is nearby and features horseback riding and other resort activities. On the Trail rentals is also a short walk away featuring ATV rentals in summer and snowmobiles in winter. The cabin is very close to the quaint, historic town of Grand Lake with lots of great restaurants and family activities. Shadow Mountain Lake and Lake Granby are minutes away with fantastic fishing and water sports. You will be easy driving distance to skiing, golf, river rafting, ballooning and countless other winter and summer activities.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

A Little Bit of Heaven in Colorado
average rating of 5.0 based on 47 reviews

Comfortable and perfect for a mountain getaway

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying here at Grand Lake. So much wildlife walking rightoutside there was never a dull moment. We can not wait to come back and experience this cabin in the summer months. I would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone I know

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Time at Moose Track Manor

  • 5 of 5

Great trip to the Grand lake area and Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). Rod did a great job providing very detailed information about getting to the house and how everything in the house worked. I have stayed at many rentals and never had such a nice package of information. Very well done and helpful. The cabin was easy to find. It was clean, large, and well decorated. The setting on the lake was very beautiful. It provided great access to the west side of RMNP and a beautiful drive across Trail Ridge Road to Estes Park and the eastern part of the park. The location was perfect for us as it was more relaxed and less touristy on the Grand lakeside with easy access across. The kitchen was extremely well equipped and the living room warm and inviting. There was plenty of room to spread out but the house also felt intimate, warm, and inviting. Very close access to a RMNP visitor center and lots animals in the area including several large herds of elk within a mile or so of the cabin. I would highly recommend Moose Track Manor to anyone traveling to Grand Lake.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was amazing! It was very easy to find. The directions provided by the owner were the exact directions on our GPS as well. The photos are incredibly accurate. It was very clean, quiet and spacious. The beds were very comfortable. The location to Rocky Mountain National Park cannot be beat. You are literally right at the entrance. We would go out at dusk and watch all the Elk grazing. We did not see any moose at the cabin though we did see amazing birds, an eagle and a red fox. The stars at night are amazing as well. The cabin is fully stocked with cookware. If you forgot something minor like coffee or condiments other travelers have left behind items for you to use. We felt like we should contribute so we left some ziplock bags and a map we bought of the park. I didn't need to contact the owner during my stay but prior to our stay any questions I had were answered immediately. My only suggestion would be to buy your groceries in Granby on the way in. The market in Grand Lake is nice but very small and you will only find the basic essentials. I would definitely recommend this cabin and stay here in the future. Also, my security deposit was returned within two business days of our departure which was nice.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Mountain retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin, perfect family getaway! Clean and well maintained!

Spent 6 days there and could have stayed longer! I would recommend to family and friends! Great restaurants in Grand Lake village especially Fat Cat Cafe and the The Hub coffee shop! Cute stores to shop around in! Very friendly town! Great experience driving through Rocky Mountain National Park, so much to see!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We join the other 5-star reviewers in "singing the praises" of Moose Tracks Manor, aka "A Little Bit of Heaven!" The property is aptly named in both respects - we saw moose stroll through and hang out at the property numerous times daily, and barely spent any time indoors, as the setting on the lake was so peaceful and relaxing and the scenery breathtaking. We spent hours just watching the squirrels, chipmunks, ducks, geese, osprey, finches, hummingbirds, and, of course, the moose. The beautiful private lake is stocked with trout, and just watching them jump and twist and flop back into the water was entertaining. The Manor is a wildlife photographer's delight, but there are also many other things to do - there is something for everyone of every age to enjoy. Fishing, canoeing, walks through the woods, a short jaunt to On the Trails ATV Rentals, and just a few minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park entrance or in to the town of Grand Lake. The huge covered lakeside porch allows one to sit outside even during a brief passing afternoon shower, and the separate "party deck," picnic table, lakeside swing, and fire pit provide additional wonderful gathering places. The log home was very spacious and included every possible amenity to make one's stay comfortable. The massive vaulted ceiling in the great room is truly impressive, and it is fun to just peer down from the sprawling loft above. Owners Rod and Jill go above and beyond at accommodating their guests, and the reservation process was very professional, efficient, and flawless. Our damage deposit had already been refunded by the time we returned home, barely 24 hours after our departure from the cabin. We suggest you take time to read the excellent Renter's Guide they provide, as it gives a vast amount of information about your stay at Moose Tracks. We are pleased that, in such an elegant home, they are still pet-friendly, so we were allowed to bring our little 5-pound Yorkie. Whether you're a couple seeking a quiet, relaxing stay, or an active family / group seeking fun on the waterfront, this place is perfect. It would be well suited for couples of any age, family gatherings, a girls' getaway, a guys' fishing retreat - as we said, there is definitely something for everyone! Grand Lake is our favorite area when we want to escape city

life for a while - and we've now found the "Perfect Spot" we'd been looking for - Moose Tracks Manor! Thanks to Rod & Jill, we'll definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful and thorough review. You certainly hit all of the aspects that we love about our mountain home, but we also like it in the winter! Moose Tracks Manor is the name given the property by the previous owner, and we decided to add the tag line: A Little bit of Heaven in Colorado, which sums up our feeling about the property and the setting. We feel very fortunate to have been able to own this property and we are eager to share it with thoughtful people like you. We are proud of Moose Tracks Manor and we work hard to make it a wonderful experience for our wonderful guests. It is gratifying to know that you and others appreciate our efforts. By the way, in addition to the wildlife you mentioned, there are also pine siskens, red naped sap suckers, downy and hairy woodpeckers, white pelicans, bald eagles, weasels, pine martens, fox and our brown bear. We also love taking wildlife pictures and rarely have to leave our own yard! Thanks again for your kind and thoughtful review, we look forward to seeing you becoming our frequent guests. Rod and Jill
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Moose Tracks Manor is beautifull !

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of our stay in August 2016 and will certainly be going back again. It is one of the most peacefull places you'll ever see ,

on the beautifull lake, in the trees, and surrounded by trees and wildlife. It is everything the ad said and more. House was very clean. Played golf at Grand Lake course 10 minutes away and that too is beautifull. We certainly recommend it for anyone looking for a great getaway. We saw moose every day and of course it is 5 minutes to the National Park. Perfect by us.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Grand Lake Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
US Hwy 34
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Granby Ranch
Car: necessary

Moose Tracks Manor is ideally located on the western portal to Rocky Mountain Natoinal Park, and on the trail entrance to Arapahoe National Forest. This gives visitors walking access to fly fishing, hiking, ATV and dirt bike riding in the summer and snowmobiling in winter months.

The cabin is next to Winding River resort which offers horseback riding and wild west chuck wagon dinners to the public.

Moreover, it is only 3 miles from Grand Lake, CO, a beautiful and popular vacation destination with many great restaurants and tourist activities. Nearby are large lakes: lake Granby and Shadow Mountain lake, where many summertime water sports are available including waterskiing, fishing, jet skiing.


Rates & Availability

Grand Lake Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Snow Season 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Spring Special
Apr 1 2017 - May 11 2017
1 night minimum stay
early summer 2017
May 12 2017 - Jun 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
July 4 2017
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Fall Colors 2017
Sep 11 2017 - Oct 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

The damage deposit will cover any extra charges caused by the renter such as pay-per-view movies, telephone charges and internet usage. Internet use is charged at $15 per gigabyte.
Refunds are available up to 60 days prior to the beginning of the rental period less a $50 processing fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Grand Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , second floor bathroom features a jacuzzi tub with shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , on on the first floor, this bathroom features a steam shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Bedroom 1 is the master bedroom on the first floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , On the second floor, one queen size bed, closet and wardrobe
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , second floor,bunk with single bed on top, full size on botto
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , a futon couch that lies flat as a full size bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), bunk bed sleeps three, and a full size futon.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Included: there is a hair dryer in each of the bathrooms.

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