This beautiful ski-in, ski-out condo has three bedrooms and three baths, a fully equipped kitchen, gas fireplace (instant on), large living area, and a washer & dryer. Located on the third floor of Base Camp One Condominiums (with elevator) at Granby Ranch Ski Resort (formerly SolVista Ski/Golf Resort), this upscale condo boasts beautiful furniture, 4 flat screen TVs (one in every bedroom plus the living area), wireless Internet, and an elevator right out the front door. We also provide a landline, since cell phones are not too dependable in the mountains. All calls within the continental US are free. The condo has a 10 foot by 30 foot covered balcony that faces the ski mountain, providing an upclose view of the lift, mountain, and skiers. In the summer, we leave the French doors open, and the deck is like another room. The deck has a table that seats 6, two chairs with footrests, and a gas grill to provide the perfect location to enjoy the gorgeous weather! The condo has a full kitchen with dishwasher and microwave and a table that seats eight. In addition, all conveniences of a "home" kitchen are included--electric mixer, crockpot, coffee pot, wine opener, etc. The three bathrooms all have a bathtub or shower. The main ski lift is about 50 steps from the condo, with an 18 hole golf course just 3 minutes away for summer fun. We are only about 25 minutes the Winter Park Ski area. A heated garage parking space comes with the rental, as well as a ski locker. A heated outdoor pool and hot tub are available during ski season and from June through August each year. The condo is located about 10 minutes from Lake Granby, about 20 minutes from Shadow Mountain Lake, and about 25 minutes from Grand Lake. The Fraser River runs by the Granby Ranch property. All of these water features provide regular and fly fishing in warm weather and ice fishing in the winter. In the summer, the Granby Ranch Resort operates the ski lift every Friday through Sunday, with every other chair equipped to carry bicycles up the mountain, providing opportunities for hiking and biking. Biking is also available in the Winter Park Ski area as well. The kitchen in our condo has a blender, crock pot, mixer, coffee pot, pans, and dishes to make meal preparation easy! In addition, great restaurants are very close. Brickhouse 40 in Granby, Tabernash Tavern in Tabernash, and Deno's in the Winter Park Ski area are all terrific! This condo can be your 'home away from home' while visiting the Granby Ranch Resort!
In the winter, renters can get any needed ski/snowboard equipment right at Granby Ranch. Then ski at Granby Ranch and participate in night skiing on specific weekends during ski season. Five minutes away from the condo by car is a great supermarket, City Market, with a Starbucks. In the same shopping center is a liquor store, a McDonald's, and a Subway. About fifty feet from the condo is the Granby Ranch Resort lift ticket sales office, bar, and cafe--The Granby Ranch Grille. In the winter, the Grille is open, and the food is terrific! In the summer, the Grille is usually open Thursday through Sunday! During mud season, the Grille and the swimming pool are closed.
Winter Park is about 20 minutes away by car, providing another prime ski location with a variety of restaurants. We love Deno's, but there are plenty of good choices. Also in Winter Park is Idlewild Spirits, a local establishment that makes its own liquor. Drinks there are phenomenal, and the food is great, too! Sit at the bar to watch some amazing bartenders make fabulous drinks.
In Granby, Brickhouse 40 is an amazing restaurant with steak, seafood, and pasta! The scenery is absolutely stunning, with mountain views all around. In the winter, after a busy morning of skiing, renters can sit on the deck with a drink of choice and watch the skiers come down the mountain. The Granby Ranch ski mountain is very kid-friendly but also provides some challenging runs. Our grandkids learned to ski at the Granby Ranch Ski School. In the summer, renters can enjoy the cool mid-day temperatures by sitting out on the deck and people-watch as folks go up the mountain on the lifts to bike or hike. When ready for some exercise, renters can go up the lift, which is usually open Thursday through Sunday, to hike the mountain and enjoy nature and the gorgeous views.
We have a big, extended family, and when we are together, we love to play games. We have several board games as well as puzzles. In addition, we have purchased a card table that can be put up to house the games and puzzles!
This condo has three bedrooms. The master has a king bed with a new Serta pillow top mattress (March 2016) with a bathroom having double sinks, a tub, and a shower. The second bedroom has a full bed with a single trundle and a single bunkbed with a bath having a full tub/shower combination. The third bedroom has a king bed. Its bathroom has an oversized shower. All bedrooms have closets, with the master bedroom with a walk-in closet. The loveseat in the living room has a pull-out full bed.
Our condo is big enough to afford a family or friends some privacy. Our Granby Getaway provides an upscale atmosphere and vacation experience for the discerning traveler. Base Camp One Condominiums has a great room on the first floor with a huge fireplace, books, couches, games, and TV for family and friends staying in different units to gather, or to provide another location for folks to 'hang out.' Free WiFi is available in the Great Room, just as it is in our condo. By the way, not all condos in Base Camp One provide free WiFi. We each have to provide it individually. Outside under the porch of the Condominiums on the ground floor mountain-side are outdoor grills for residents and guests to use as well as a fire pit, where a fire is usually burning in the winter months. If it is not lit, then families can fire it up, unless there is a burn ban in effect. You can buy firewood at the local supermarket. It's a perfect place for s'mores!
Within 4 miles of the condo is an emergency room and hospital! There is also a day clinic located at the hospital. We have had to visit before because of various ailments and have always found the clinic to be professionally run with helpful staff. The City Market Grocery Store located close to the condo has a pharmacy as well, so convenience is the name of the game--again!
A location to visit in the summer is Grand Lake, a beautiful town located on Grand Lake! The downtown (one long street!) has several interesting shops, including places to buy local art. Our favorite is Jackstraw Art; Marjorie Cranston owns the shop and is the artist. The artwork over the couch is a Cranston! Two ice cream shops are located in the downtown strip. A beautiful waterfall is located behind the downtown area. It is pretty well marked, but locals can help families find it. It provides about a 20 minute walk, and is not difficult! The view is worth it!
Also located just off the "main drag" is the Rapids Cafe, which is a part of an inn. Try to make time to eat outside by the rapids--really beautiful! The sound of the rushing water ad the beauty of the birds looking for fish make the food taste even better!
This condo's location is perfect to enjoy the beauty of Colorado without giving up the luxuries of home. Our family loves to visit our Granby Getaway, and we have worked to make it comfortable as well as beautiful. We come to our condo as often as we can, but when we are not here, we welcome families and vacationers to enjoy our little piece of heaven. Come and relax, renew, and revitalize your appreciation for nature and beauty! You will not be disappointed!
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