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Tamara Higgins

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

3300sf LOG HOME in Fraser, Sleeps 12, Large-Fun-Cozy, Big Views, 5 Min to Town

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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4+ BDRMs, 3 full baths, 1 on each level, 3-car garage, huge deck, 3 living rooms

Visiting Winter Park Resort, Nordic trails at DTR or YMCA, Golfing at one of the 3 area courses, or visiting Rocky Mountain National Park? Or just want to get out of the city and away from it all? Then Fraser is the place for you! Contact the Owner directly and ask any questions on this owner-maintained home, so you feel like you're at home when you go on vacation!

Guests #1 comment after stay: "Your home is better in person than the pictures online. We love your home!" --No doubt you have picked the right location for your Colorado Adventure! There’s no place quite like Grand County Colorado!

Make the most of your vacation by staying in this tastefully furnished 3,300 SF Milled Log Home with big views and 3 levels for living and relaxing during your visit. The Talley Ho Ski Haus is nestled in the woods with endless views of the surrounding mountains and unmatched trail access directly from your home for biking and hiking.

The great room / dining room combo boasts vaulted ceilings with tongue & groove architecture throughout, and pine wood beams and floor to ceiling windows--that keep this home comfy/cozy year round. The Ski Haus comfortably sleeps 10-12. I would like to keep the max at 12. Small to medium dogs considered, so please include a description and picture of your family pet with your inquiry. Kenneling your furry friend while you are away is desired!

This was a second home for the past 5 years, and the first time the Ski Haus has ever been a rental property. The lovely family I bought it from built it and lived here year-round with their two young daughters. They put in the commercial grade kids slide from the 1st floor down to the basement! You won’t see that anywhere else I don't suspect. You will be delighted by the amenities, and I think you will want to come back again and again after your visit. At least that’s what all my friends and guests have said. There’s so much to do in Grand County that we hope you’ll check it all out--all 4 seasons.

A little about the Talley Ho Ski Haus: There’s a 3-car garage with plenty of storage for your skis and boards, mountain/road bikes, and you could even park a snowmobile or 4-wheeler since the national forest is just down the road --where outdoor enthusiasts like to venture out. The main level has a large foyer and a large closet to store your gear for the next day (ski racks in garage, please remove boots and shoes in garage). The kitchen, dining and great room are open to one large gathering space for entertaining and family dinners. The large dining table is also expandable, with a pullout extension on each end. There are 2 bedrooms and a large bathroom with double sinks, water closet, and tub/shower combo on the main level. This bathroom has the main linen closet where you will find everything you need during your stay. The master suite takes up the entire 2nd level. As you climb the stairs you will have an open loft with magnificent views before entering the bedroom through French doors. This bedroom, large bath, and walk-in closet may cause you and your guests to draw straws or flip a coin to see who parks their suitcase up there! The master bath has a granite counter top with double sinks, a large soaker tub, shower, and water closet. Heading down the stairs to the basement you will find a family room and laundry room to one side, and a bedroom, kid’s play room with a twin over full bunkbed, and a full bath. This bath has a large pedestal sink, water closet, and tub/shower combo. And there’s one more space I like to call the Adult’s “Getaway” Room. Get away from the kids to read a book, cozy up to the fireplace, or watch the big game! I think you will be happy in this bonus room above the garage, and more big views to boot! Hopefully the photos will be inviting enough to send me an inquiry about your next vacation, as I’m happy to answer any and all questions you may have about Grand County and Winter Park Resort.

Sleeps 12 comfortably:

Master, 2nd floor, King, 5-piece bath, walk-in closet

Bdrm 2, Main floor, Queen, shared 4-piece bath

Bdrm 3, Main floor, Queen, shared bath, kid's slide access

Bdrm 4, Finished Walkout Basement, Queen, shared 3-piece bath

Kids Playroom, Basement, Twin over Full Bunk Bed, shared bath

Family Room, Basement, New Lane Sofa Sleeper w/Full Gel Mattress

If you want to stay in a hotel room, go for it, but if you want to stay in a beautiful home, with your very own well-equipped kitchen to cook great meals for your family, with every convenience you could want, enjoy our priceless views, and have easy access to Winter Park Resort, Colorado Adventure Park, Devil's Thumb Ranch, Grand County's Recreation Center, and all that Grand County has to offer! ...I look forward to hearing from you and helping you secure a great home for your family vacation!

There are many great restaurants in Winter Park, Fraser, and Tabernash.

Here’s a short list of my favorites, but look through the menu guide I've left for you to get a complete list:

- Tabernash Tavern $$$- call for a reservation (970) 726-4430, my personal favorite

- Deno’s $$- great place, delicious, well priced food; family atmosphere

- The Library $- fresh brews, good food

- Azteca $-fresh Mexican food

- Devil’s Thumb Ranch (DTR) $$$ - used to stay there before we bought and I really enjoy Heck’s Tavern and the Ranch House; Heck’s Tavern is much more reasonably priced and has a great happy hour; check-out Nordic skiing or horseback riding while there! And the spa is very nice after a day of skiing! Also Bella Vita Spa in Winter Park

- The Foundry $$ - Great pizza and other treats, plus a Cinema and Bowling!

- Venture into Grand Lake!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Tamara Higgins (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Tamara Higgins

Hello! Thanks for viewing my property today. I retired from the Air Force in 2012, traveled the world, and I finished up my military service in Colorado Springs. I consider myself lucky to live in Colorado and look forward to sharing my home in the mountains with you. I just completed and received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design at the Art Institute of Colorado in Denver. I've always had a passion for design and architecture. Plenty of books in the house to make that point pretty clear! I will stay in Colorado and I maintain my home myself so that I can make sure it is in mint condition for every guest.

I know you will love Winter Park and Fraser any time of the year because there is so much to do here, and it can be anyone's playground. Here's a short list of the things I love to do when I'm up in the mountains: ski, snowshoe, hiking, fishing, biking, sightseeing, RMNP, Grand Lake, Winter Park Resort activities, dining, whitewater rafting, boating, kayaking, tubing, working out at the Fraser Rec Center, swimming, rodeo, and taking in the free summer concerts! So much to do, and be sure and stop by the Visitor Center in Winter Park to see what's happening during your stay, there's always something!

Tamara Higgins purchased this house in 2011

Why Tamara Higgins chose Winter Park Area

Winter Park is the best mountain town for skiing and hiking! And it's so easy to get to from Denver, DIA, or other Colorado towns...they call it the locals mountain. When you travel, do you prefer to feel like you're in a time share resort or a quaint little town? If you want that small town feeling with a big ski/board mountain, you'll absolutely love Winter Park and Fraser! If you mountain bike or enjoy hiking then the Spring thru Fall season is a must. This house is located near a great trail system. I'm discovering new trails every time I go for a bike ride. Puts a huge smile on my face, and I feel lucky to have this home in Fraser.

What makes this house unique

We selected this house for it's views, privacy, and excellent floor plan. I've put my own touches on it with the furnishings/decor and I've replaced the carpet and installed new granite countertops in the kitchen and master bath. I think you'll feel right at home! I have a guest book at the house and a 3-ring binder with house info, and room to add comments and 'nice-to-haves' for future visits so I can keep making my home a touch better with each guest!


based on 34 traveler reviews

3300sf LOG HOME in Fraser, Sleeps 12, Large-Fun-Cozy, Big Views, 5 Min to Town
average rating of 4.882353 based on 34 reviews
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Fabulous kid-friendly house in a scenic mountain location.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 adults and four young children had a wonderful stay. The playroom/bedroom with a slide and secret hiding places was a huge hit with the kids. The house is beautiful, has great views, and has everything needed for a comfortable stay. We cooked several meals and found nothing lacking in the kitchen. The Fraser area has great fishing, including free stocked ponds for the kids right next door to the Safeway. Just a few minutes to Winter Park and the Resort with lots of summertime activities. We highly recommend a stay at Talley ho Ski Haus!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear LaCour Family, Thank you for visiting Talley Ho and for making it part of your Colorado vacation. With so much to do see and do in Grand County, I sure hope you'll pay us a visit again soon! Until then, stay cool down south! Best regards, Tamara
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Just what the Doctor ordered!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely spacious vacation home that is very nicely decorated. So well equipped with kitchen accessories new and clean. Absolutely love the serene views from the deck and the close proximity to were the action is. I will be back next winter Tamara only if you order the snow for me! Thank you so much for your attention to detail.


  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joe and Suzanne, So glad you stayed at Talley Ho this trip, and hopefully in the future too! Thanks for the very kind review and it was a pleasure to have you both visit! Cheers...from Sonoma! Tamara
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A True Getaway Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The beautiful Tallyho Home, along with the genuinely caring owner, Tamara, are truly 5+ stars in every way! The home has every possible amenity you could imagine and it helped make our week long vacation even more special. From cooking in the kitchen, to enjoying the beautiful views off the deck, to hiking right from the property, to settling in to a movie night after a long ski day... everything was wonderful. Tamara was especially amazing to work with and provided a wealth of information about the town and activities. The rooms were beautifully decorated and the beds and furniture very comfortable. The cozy fireplace made the evenings we stayed in warm and cozy as we played board games in front of the fire. Our two daughters especially loved the slide and kid room areas to relax and play. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed to stay in and cook. Thank you, Tamara, for a relaxing and stress-free vacation home. We will be back for sure!

~The Knorrs

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stevensville, MI

Exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about how great the house was and how much fun we had on our trip to Winter Park.

First the house is huge! There was plenty of space for two families and our small children. The kids minds were blown when they found out that there was a slide in the house. It was used constantly from when they woke up until they went to sleep. My daughter keeps asking when we are going to get a slide in our house.

The kitchen was very well stocked with all items we would need for cooking meals at the home all weekend. I can't think of anything additional we could have used.

Winter Park and Fraser were a lot of fun. We rode Winter Park one day and had a blast. The lift lines were nowhere near the size of the other resorts off I-70 which meant more riding.

Overall I will definitely be renting this home again for future visits to the CO mountains.

The Lihous

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joe and Family, Thank you so much for the kind remarks about your stay in Fraser! I'm glad it met your needs and the kids loved it! Thank you so much for taking such good care of my home and leaving it as you found it. Wonderful guests like your families only encourage me to continue sharing it with other respectful renters, which I've been lucky to have all winter long. Please come back! Kind regards, Tamara : )
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I can't say enough nice things.

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough nice things about this beautiful home and its owner. Not only is the home beautiful but the owner has gone above and beyond in providing all you need. It's location is a little more secluded than what you might normally be used to renting but it is so worth it. Quiet, beautiful views, garage etc. I will definitely stay here again winter or summer. 4 full bedrooms plus bunk area, full laundry, 2 living room areas, bonus room, awesome kitchen. What more could you possibly want?

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Stephanie, Thank you so much for the very kind review! I so enjoyed getting to know you and always finish I was able to personally meet each guest. I have been blown away by the respectful renters I have had this ski season and you of course went above and beyond. My cleaning lady continues to tell me I have the best renters of anyone! Somehow I get lucky, and I'm so happy for that. Please come back and let me know if there's anything I can do for you in the future! Kind regards, Tamara : )
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  • 5 of 5

I'll be honest, I'm reluctant to write this review because then it will always be booked up - LOL! This is by far one of the best cabins we've ever had the pleasure of staying in. From the gorgeous interior design, ease of access, kid friendly entertainment to the great views. The minute you walk in you are instantly impressed with how spacious the place is. The kitchen is fit for a gourmet chef, you have everything you could possibly need including the specialty spices in every corner of the kitchen. What isn't mentioned in the details is the awesome secret passage way and trap door to access the slide to the basement AND the secret kids hideaway under the stairs! In addition to the kid friendly home there is an adult room above the garage - a perfect place to work, read a book or decompress in front of the stove fireplace. Oh and the best part of renting this cabin is the friendly owner that makes renting it a breeze! If you ask, she will send you a list of her favorite spots in the area.

Since my friends and I all have the ability to work from home, we are already planning a vacation where we can work from the cabin during the week and enjoy a great weekend in the mountains.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kryssie and family, Thank you for the kind review, and I'm so glad you had a great time celebrating a birthday! Looks like you had a great time and I'm thankful it worked out for you! Look forward to having you back. Best regards, Tamara
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Nearest Airport
98 Miles
Denver International Airport - Northeast Denver
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Town of Winter Park or Devil's Thumb Ranch
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Pole Creek Golf Course / Bistro 28
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Amtrak Stop in Fraser, CO
Nearest Motorway
3.7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3.6 Miles
Azteca - Mexican / Family Owned
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Winter Park Resort / Mary Jane
Car: necessary

The Talley Ho Ski Haus is located in the town of Fraser only 3 miles from the Colorado Adventure Park Tubing Hill, 5.5 miles to the town of Winter Park, and 9 miles to Winter Park Resort's free parking lots! You can also take the California Zephyr Amtrak train to Fraser, CO. Enjoy visits to Grand Lake and Rocky Mountain National Park to the north and Winter Park Resort to the south. The towns of Fraser and Winter Park have been growing together over the past few years with the Grand Park development. Take advantage of the Grand County Recreation Center during your visit for a great workout, yoga, or the huge pool and waterslide. Everything is along US-40, and this log home property sits back off the main road to bring you a vacation home with panoramic views, trail access, and a perfect biking and snowmobiling destination for those who want to do it all. You are only 5 miles from Devil's Thumb Ranch in Tabernash which offers nordic/cross-country skiing, a luxury spa, two restaurants, horseback riding, stables to visit the many animals, and endless hiking trails, gear shop, and one of the best happy hours in the area. The town of Winter Park has many fabulous restaurants and I've included some in my listing. Please call if you have any questions as there's just about everything here you could want in Denver's favorite ski town!


Rates & Availability

Fraser House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summertime Fun
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Off Season Getaway
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Early Ski Season
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Ski Season 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $600
Tax Rate 5.7%

**Ask owner for weekly & monthly rates if not posted under rates above; long term rentals will be considered**
**Nightly rates do not include Pet fees ($25/per night) & Cleaning Fees ($200/per stay unless otherwise noted)**
**Cancellation fee: 50% back 31 days prior to arrival; 45 days prior during holidays(Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Yrs)**
**Min stay 3 nights unless otherwise noted**
**Dogs considered for additional $25/per night per dog, please discuss w/ owner and send pictures**
**NOTE: until confirmed, rates are subject to change w/o notice**

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Winter Park Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3304 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Master: Double sink vanity, new granite, sinks, faucets
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Basement, part of new addition in 2010
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Level w/double sink vanity and large linen closet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2nd Level Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Main Level
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Basement (Walk-out)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Main Level
  • In addition to the above, there's a kids playroom area where the big slide comes down that has a twin over full bunkbed; there's also a brand new Lane sleeper sofa with a full-size gel mattress in the Family Room in the basement; you'll find a queen air mattress in the basement bdrm closet if needed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling

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