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Kathryn Foster

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english, french, german

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

27 Reviews
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Overview

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.

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Suitability:
  • 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.

Reviews

5
based on 27 traveler reviews

Lakefront Luxury! Pvt Dock, Gourmet Kitchen, Steam Shower, Wildlife, In Town
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews
5

Wonderful home and location! Perfect for relaxation or adventure!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our guests simply loved this vacation home! We spent 3 weeks in late spring and were treated to one of our best experiences in a vacation home. There were stunning views all day long. Lake front, minutes to town (even walking distance) and plenty of activites for all preferences (from hiking, biking, water sports, fishing, golfing and even shopping). The stores and restaurants in town exceeded our expectations. So whether we wanted to cook (and yes, a very well equipped kitchen for preparing just about any dish) or eat out - there were so many options. We are taking with us so many wonderful memories of time with family and friends, wildlife sightings and peaceful relaxation. If we are ever in Grand Lake again - this home will be our first choice.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad to know you had a wonderful time! We're always making improvements. This summer we upgraded the landscaping. Walkway to dock now extends all the way to the road, and there's a brand new fire pit next to the lake with sand beach! Hope you will come back to check it out! Thanks so much for your review.
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Wonderful

  • 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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Tracy

  • 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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Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre
Adams Falls
"Easy 1/3 mile hike. Falls are beautiful, especially early summer when the water is high. C..."
Grand Pizza
"Pizza is good but expensive. Service is unreliable. Takeout available. "
Rapids Lodge Restaurant
"High end restaurant on the Tonahutu River, fabulous food, beautiful views"
O- A Bistro
Grand Lake Brewing Company -- CLOSED
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

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Rates & Availability

Grand Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Fun
Jul 8 2016 - Sep 15 2016
4 night minimum stay
$849
$5,094
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Indian Summer
Sep 16 2016 - Oct 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$749
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Into Winter
Oct 18 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
$549
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas-New Years
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
$849
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Wonderland
Jan 9 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$549
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Awakening
Apr 1 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$549
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
$949
$6,293
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$899
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

* Rates are for up to 8 persons. Additional guests will be $50 per person per day.

* Ask about LAST MINUTE DEALS and DISCOUNTS FOR RETURN GUESTS!

* 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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Amenities

Rocky Mountain National Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Large private floating dock (summer only) with room for 2 boats. Outdoor fire pit. Fire wood provided.

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