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Kathryn Foster

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english, french, german

Lakefront Luxury! Dock, Gourmet Kitchen, Steam Shower, Wildlife, In Town

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Rocky Mountain National Park House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 4 Bath Home On Shadow Mountain Lake

Clean lines, warm wood, open spaces, comfortable furnishings and perfect proportion soothe the spirit in this house designed by an Interior Designer as a get away for her own family. The comfortable great room overlooks the lake and mountains through a window wall proportioned according to the Golden Mean. Enjoy the vintage stereo equipment streaming your favorite music through wall and ceiling mounted speakers. Bond with friends and family while preparing meals in the gourmet kitchen which effortlessly accommodates multiple cooks and has seating for 5 at the island counter. Build a fire and roast marshmallows or make s'mores in the super efficient Rumford Masonry Fireplace which is quite literally the heart of the house. Head downstairs to the entertainment center with large flat screen monitor, blu ray DVD player, and surround sound. There is no TV service but you can rent movies or stream your favorite shows via high speed internet.

Outside, gather on the dock to read, fish, or launch your favorite boat from 2 of 3 slips. The lake is great for fishing, boating, water sports (bring a wet suit!), bird watching, wildlife viewing, lounging and enjoying the spectacular scenery. Never get in your car; take your boat into town and tie up at the town dock for lunch, ice cream, or shopping. Cross country ski on the lake in winter, or drill a hole in the ice and catch a fish!

The house a private bedroom and bathroom on each level, perfect for 3 couples or 2 families with kids. The location is close to everything: Rocky Mountain National Park west entrance - 1 mile, Grand Lake Village center - 1 mile, Grand Lake golf course - 2 miles.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kathryn Foster (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, german

About Kathryn Foster

Howard and I were born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and both of us, coincidentally, moved north at the age of 14; Howard to Colorado and I to Minnesota. We did our graduate work at the University of Colorado and have lived in Boulder ever since. Though we love the mountains and Colorado, we missed the water; so we began looking for a place where we could have both. We fell in love with Grand Lake instantly, purchased our land in 1992, began construction in 2001, and moved into our dream vacation home at the end of 2002. Our 3 daughters have grown up here and love to come back to this special place.

Kathryn Foster purchased this house in 2002

Why Kathryn Foster chose Rocky Mountain National Park

Having grown up on the ocean we missed the water. We began searching for lake front property close to Boulder and a lake large enough for sailing, water skiing, and other boating activities as well as a boating community. Finally, we wanted a town that had history and was authentic. Grand Lake is Colorado's largest and deepest natural lake. Shadow Mountain Lake, though technically a reservoir, is connected to Grand Lake via a canal and kept at a constant level so for all practical purposes it is a lake. We liked the fact that there's a yacht club, two marinas, several good restaurants, and a charming village center. The proximity of Rocky Mountain National Park with its spectacular mountains and wildlife are an incredible bonus.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with the view of Baldy framed by bluffs. We liked the south east exposure, proximity to town, and year round accessibility. And we wanted to be on Shadow Mountain Lake rather than Grand Lake because it has less boat traffic and it's eastern shore can never be developed because it is in the National Park.


based on 26 traveler reviews

Lakefront Luxury! Dock, Gourmet Kitchen, Steam Shower, Wildlife, In Town
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great location and great experience.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love This Place

  • 5 of 5

We spent a few days here with our two children. The house was beautiful, well appointed and had amazing views. The caretaker that met us walked us through the property and made us feel so at home. We would recommend this property to anyone and would love to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home away from home...

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful with plenty of rooms. The house is 3 stories, so be prepared for climbing. Great view with lots to do. If you plan on renting a boat do so on Shadow Mountain Lake, the boats on Grand Lake our forbidden to come onto Shadow Mountain. The best thing about this home is the owner, she was very helpful and was available for any questions. We would recommend this place to our friends and family.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house is awesome! Location is perfect! There is your own dock right across the street, so it was so easy with our boat! Great fishing weekend! Will for sure be coming back!! Owners are very accommodating and nice!!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 Star experience for all ages

  • 5 of 5

What a spectacular location and beautiful cabin. It was an incredible place for all ages. The older and non water sport family members enjoyed the amazing views from the deck and home while the younger more active enjoyed boating and jet skis off the dock that was provided with the home. The beds were comfy and the kitchen and family room were a great size for 10 people! The kitchen was well equipped with not only cooking essentials but seasonings as well. We would recommend this place over and over again to all.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location on the Lake!

  • 4 of 5

AAA location! Just minutes away from Rocky Mountain National Park. It is such a beautiful place and lot's to do. We hiked every day and saw amazing wildlife and water falls! Shadow Mountain lake is a pretty place and the view of the mountains from the deck was great. It has a great kitchen fully stocked with spices.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Granby, CO
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Gateway Lounge
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Grand Lake Public Golf Course
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Granby, CO
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Gateway Lounge
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Ski Granby Ranch, Winter Park Resort 36 miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Grand Lake waterfront park
Car: recommended

Spectacular scenery in Rocky Mountain National Park, west entrance less than 2 miles. Hiking, backpacking, mountain climbing, cross country and back country skiing, wildlife viewing, scenic drive


Rates & Availability

Grand Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Into Summer
May 1 2016 - Jun 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 7 2016
7 night minimum stay
High Summer
Jul 8 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Indian Summer
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall Into Winter
Oct 18 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas-New Years
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.7%

* Rates are for up to 8 persons. There is $50 charge for each additional guest.


* Pets are welcome with written approval. There is a $50 cleaning fee for each pet.

Please call (303) 819-3113 with any questions.

Thank you for your interest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Rocky Mountain National Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Private master bath, 6' soak tub, double sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Off of main floor great room. Granite, vessel sink, elegant
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Vanity, marble counter, connects to powder room toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Steam shower, vanity. Toilet in separate 1/2 bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , LL great room: 2 queen sofa beds, niche with twin bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Queen's Room: California king bed, private bath, lake view
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite: loft, lake view, ensuite bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Campaign Room: Shared baths, lake view
  • 2 Kings with private bath, 1 queen shares baths with guests using pull out beds. Comfortable mattresses and high quality linens.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Large private floating dock (summer only) with room for 2 boats. Outdoor fire pit. Fire wood provided.

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