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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 1/2 Bath, 2 Car Heated Garage, 3000 sq ft, Duplex, sleeps 9 to 13.

Views! Views! Views! Directly across from world class skiing at Winter Park Ski Resort, and some of the finest mountain biking trails in the country. Winter Park is a year round destination with an abundance of outdoor activities for the whole family.

Experience true luxury in our 3000 Sq Ft. home in Lakota, the best location in the Winter Park area. If you are looking for that vacation to remember, Colorado Dreamin' is where you can enjoy the abundance of outdoor activities or just sitting in front of one of our three warm and cozy, gas fireplaces with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate.

Colorado Dreamin' is a duplex that has 3 levels decorated as a luxury chalet. The main entry level features an open design and includes the main living area with huge round timber columns and beams, high ceilings, rough sawn hickory wood floors, and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and the ski slopes of Winter Park, Mary Jane, and the Winter Park Resort Village below. This level also includes the dining area and spacious gourmet kitchen with Sub-Zero refrigerator, Wolf range and Asko dishwasher. The main level also includes the utility room, half bath and two car heated garage. A great deck located on this level provides a gorgeous view of all of the surrounding mountains and ski slopes. The deck has a gas grill and for Summer a comfortable, cushioned seating area for four with ample room for additional folding chairs which are available in the garage. This is a wonderful place to sit in the warmer months, or on a sunny day to enjoy the beautiful Rocky Mountains and fresh mountain air.

On the upper level is the main master suite with a beautiful view of the mountains. This king master suite has a large, stone, gas fireplace, HDTV, and a large closet. This level has a large master bathroom with his and her granite vanities, a Koehler air jetted tub, tiled steam or conventional shower and private toilet area.

Outside of the master suite on the upper level is a loft study/office. Books are available for your reading pleasure during your stay. The loft has a desk where you can set up your computer if you like. A wireless printer, paper, and supplies are available if needed.

On the lower level is another king master suite with adjoining private bath and a beautiful view of the ski slopes. This bedroom has a sitting area, HDTV with DVD/VCR. This private master bath has his and her granite vanities, and a large tiled shower and a private toilet room.

A queen bedroom and a kids bunk room with a bunk bed and twin bed are also on the lower level. The queen bedroom has an HDTV with DVD for watching movies. These two bedrooms share a full bath located in the hall.

The lower level has a family living area with 60 inch HDTV with VCR/blu-ray player and includes a surround sound system for your movie watching enjoyment. A queen sized sofa bed is located in this living area.

The lower level has access to an outdoor private 5 person hot tub manufactured by 'Bullfrog'. It has powerful jets for that therapeutic massage or a gently, soothing, lounger for total relaxation, providing a wide range of options for the end of day enjoyment. The hot tub is located for optimal view of the surrounding mountains.

Lakota is located within the boundary of the Arapaho National Forest where you can spend days enjoying the outdoors with its many trails and wildlife. Three golf courses are located within a 20 minute drive, and the Rocky Mountain National Park, within 40 minute drive, are easily accessible from Colorado Dreamin'. Other activities include great fly fishing, boating on Grand Lake, hiking, hunting, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, horseback riding, spa services, and even seasonally available live stage plays enhance the enjoyment of your stay. A few other activities that you find interesting are four wheeling, snowmobiling, sleigh rides, ice skating, tubing, and a zip line.

Many restaurants are available for your dining pleasure from fun pizza restaurants, to Mexican, seafood, and fine dining.

Winter Park and Winter Park Resort have many shops to find those unique gifts, ski and outdoor apparel, and art. A deluxe movie theater, bowling alley, and indoor fitness and activity center are available for entertainment.

We know that you will enjoy your stay at our home, Colorado Dreamin'. For those that have available time, we offer a 10% discount on your entire stay with us if you are our guest for seven nights or longer.

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Gary Root
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Gary Root

We are retired as an engineer and teacher from the East Texas area. We have always enjoyed being in the Rocky Mountains and have had a soft place in our hearts for Winter Park. When one of our daughters moved to Denver, it gave us added incentive to pursue property ownership here.

We enjoy touring our beautiful country as well as foreign destinations. We also love being at either our home in East Texas or in Winter Park.

We have five wonderful married children and 14 precious grandchildren. Our family is very important and we enjoy spending time with each of them, whether in Texas or Colorado.

Gary Root purchased this house in 2014

Why Gary Root chose Winter Park Area

On a tour of this home, during an open house, the outside as well as the inside of this magnificent property with its enormous wood beam structure, gourmet kitchen, beautiful fireplaces and incredible mountain views left us truly in love with this home.

What makes this house unique

Colorado Dreamin' is located in the Arapaho National Forest in the quiet, upscale, Lakota neighborhood directly across from the Winter Park Village and slopes. Only a couple of miles from downtown Winter Park and Frasier makes it a perfect location. Rocky Mountain National Park and Grand Lake are less that an hour drive where you can participate in it's many summer activities. For us the many year round outdoor activities and the beauty of being in the middle of the Rocky Mountains is a dream come true.


Winter Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • 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 ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Lower level king suite bathroom - toilet , shower , His & her granite vanities, large tile shower.
    Lower level shared bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Granite vanity, separate toilet/tub area with glass door.
    Powder bath - toilet , Located on entry level near kitchen.
    Upper level main master suite bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Large bathroom with his & her granite vanities, steam shower
  • All bathrooms have hand and bath liquid soap, towels, wash cloths and hand towels. Hair dryers are located in all of the full baths.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Lower Level Master Suite - 1 king , Mountain view, Direct HDTV DVD, Large closet,
    Bunk Room - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Children's theme , VCR/TV player, ample drawer space
    Main Master Suite - 1 king , Gas Fireplace, Direct HDTV, large closet, luxury bedding,
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , HDTV, DVD, closet, children's play area under stairs
  • The lower living area has a queen sleeper sofa. Also there are two twin mattresses, with extra blankets and pillows stored in the lower level master closet. The mattresses can be locate on the floor wherever needed. There is also a Port-a-Crib, high chair and booster chair stored in the lower master closet.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
For us, this is not just a rental investment but our home about 3 to 4 months a year. We love Winter Park and hope that you will experience the beautiful views and beautiful decor of our home. We are grandparents, therefore we have accommodations for small children including toys, games, and puzzles. We have plastic plates, cups, high chair and booster chair. We even have a port-a-crib that will hopefully make your travel easier. In our loft we have a desk, paper, a printer/scanner, and miscellaneous office supplies if you have a little work to do or a fun hobby to work on. We think that we have everything to make your vacation enjoyable and we are sure that if you elect to chose our luxurious duplex home, that you will not be disappointed. Don't forget that we offer a 10% discount for rentals of 7 nights or longer at our home 'Colorado Dreamin''.


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(4 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
New York


  • 5 of 5

We had our intimate wedding ceremony on the deck with the mountains in the background and it couldn't have been more beautiful. The house itself is beautiful with incredible views and is well maintained and super clean. Thank you for sharing your home with us on our special day.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful place for a large family to spend time together! Very beautiful home and well equipped f

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous home with everything you'd ever want. Beautiful views of the mountains and ski runs. My entire family of 12 was comfy!! Worth it to stay here.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birmingham, AL

Great vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Colorado Dreamin' was exactly as represented online. There were many extra amenities that made the stay more pleasurable. The children's toys, pack-n-play, high chair and booster seat made it much easier to accommodate our one year old. There was plenty of room for our family, and everything in the home worked well. The Winter Park skiiing and snowmobiling were also great! I would definitely recommend Colorado Dreamin' for your next mountain vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Morrison, CO

Thanksgiving 2014

  • 5 of 5

Thanksgiving 2014 will be a week end to remember, this duplex with 3 levels makes you feel like you are in a luxury chalet. A great deck provided us with a gorgeous view of all of the surrounding mountains and ski slopes; with a gas grill allowing us to grill some steaks and enjoy the Rocky Mountains at the same time.

We enjoyed the duplex’s 3 levels with the upper level’s king master suite and its large, stone, gas fireplace, steam shower and HDTV, to include the lower level’s king master suite with adjoining private bath, and the family living area with 60 inch HDTV and access to an outdoor private 6 person “Bull Frog” hot tub. The inside experience is better than the photos.

The best part of this property is that it mirrors the warmth of its owners and the care they have taken not only for their comfort but for ours.

We will be going back.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very nice review and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We will look forward to your return visit next year. Gary
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Colorado Dreamin' is only a short distance from the base of world class ski slopes of Winter Park Resort, mountain biking that can't be beat and great fly fishing fun. Located in Lakota at Winter Park, a quiet, exclusive subdivision, but in the perfect location to enjoy all outdoor activities, both winter and summer. Winter Park, only a couple of miles away, there is shopping and many fine restaurants for your your enjoyment. Snow plows quickly remove snow from Lakota making your travel safer and easier. In the area there are many fun activities including ice skating, snow mobile ridding, cross country skiing, tubing and in the Summer, mountain biking, hiking, and watching for animals. Only a short driving distance is Lake Grandby with fishing and other water sport activities. Don't miss out on the fun either winter or summer or the golden fall beauty of the turning leaves of the Aspen trees. In all there are many outdoor activities throughout the year for you to participate in. Come join the fun, stay in our luxury home 'Colorado Dreamin'' and I think you will be hooked!


Rates & Availability

Winter Park House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Presidents Day
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 10 2017 - Apr 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Clean up fee $350 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.9%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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