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

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

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. 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

Kathryn Foster (Owner) or Allison Beauvais (Local Manager)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

About Kathryn Foster (Owner) or Allison Beauvais (Local Manager)

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 (Owner) or Allison Beauvais (Local Manager) purchased this house in 1992

Why Kathryn Foster (Owner) or Allison Beauvais (Local Manager) chose Rocky Mountain National Park

Location Location Location!! Best view, right on the lake, with easy access year round. In summer, the private dock is a glorious place to hang out and read or visit with friends, and of course provides instant access to your boat for water skiing, wake boarding, tubing, wild life viewing, and joy riding. In winter, skiing and snow mobiling are right on your doorstep. Shopping, restaurants, library, seasonal theater, and a charming village center are just a short walk or boat ride away. Rocky Mountain National Park is less than 2 miles away, and golf, tennis, the nordic center, horse back riding, and many more activities are all within 2 miles.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with the view of Baldy, the way it is perfectly framed by bluffs on each side. The south east exposure, proximity to town, and year round accessibility. Shadow Mountain Lake has less boat traffic and it's eastern shore is in Rocky Mountain National Park so can never be developed. The lake is shallower, warmer, and has more wildlife. Freezes sooner and thaws later than Grand Lake, extending the season for winter activities. It's the best.


Grand Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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 ...
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Lakefront Luxury! Pvt Dock, Gourmet Kitchen, Steam Shower, Wildlife, In Town
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 36 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was a spring break trip for our family and it was everything and more! Absolutely beautiful!! The views were amazing and loved that Winter Park was just a short drive. Loved it!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Some close friends/family and I recently stayed at this property and the pictures do not do this place justice. Absolutely stunning property and views - with very close walk or drive into town. Only downside was I wish we could have stayed longer. Book this place with confidence as you'll not be disappointed. Owner/Management were very helpful and responsive throughout the stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter Wonderland in the Rockies

  • 5 of 5

We originally booked Moonraker for 6 nights during the christmas holidays. We were looking for a place to have a White xmas and New Year and after we got here and fell in love with the place and kept getting snow, snow, snow... We decided to stay 4 more nights !! This house and the town of Grand Lake had everything we wanted in a winter vacation. Moose walking the streets, snowmobiles playing on the frozen lake or riding in the backcountry, good restaurants and did I mention lots of Snow !! There were five of us, 2 from GA and 3 from Weston, FL ( mom,dad, and 11 yr old jr.) so we really enjoyed the snow (we got around 3 feet during our stay!). The house had everything thats needed for a great vacation. It was very clean and well stocked~we did alot of cooking and the kitchen never disappointed. The owner (Kathryn) is very helpful with anything that comes up, even extending your stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Place - Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We used Moonraker as overflow housing for our annual Pond Hockey Tournament on Grand Lake. Owner was very accommodating and we had no issues at all. Views of Mt Craig are amazing. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to enjoy a wonderful time with family

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful, clean and well kept! We thoroughly enjoyed the time with our family in the comfort of this beautiful home. Everything about the home was really nice and well equipped for a great stay. We would definitely recommend this property for others looking to find a great stay in Grand Lake!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Colleen, So glad to know you had a wonderful vacation! Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
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Nice Time- Great Location

  • 4 of 5

It was a nice family getaway with outstanding views. House was nice and Pete the caretaker was a great guy. Plenty to do with the kids. The boating and quading was great. The small town was in walking distance. Highly recommended. I didn't want to leave.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • 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 Awakening
Apr 1 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Yay It's Summer!
May 26 2017 - Jun 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
High Summer Fun
Jun 30 2017 - Aug 13 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer Calm
Aug 14 2017 - Sep 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Indian Summer
Sep 18 2017 - Oct 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Fall Into Winter
Oct 23 2017 - Dec 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Holiday Festivities
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 8 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.7%

If a cancellation is made more than sixty (60) days’ prior to check-in, the Reservation Deposit shall be forfeited unless the parties hereto agree to another arrangement in writing. If a cancellation is made less than sixty (60) days’ prior to check-in, the Reservation Deposit and all rent paid shall be forfeited.


* 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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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