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Nila Watterson

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Exclusive Family Luxury Mountaintop Lodge on 43 acres

48 Reviews
Sleeps20
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms7
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Rocky Mountain National Park Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Lodge, 5 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 7 Baths, (Sleeps 12-20)

BYERS PEAK LODGE

For a video tour of our home, please scroll through the chain of 23 photos. In the 24th picture slot, you will find the video "The Seasons at Byers Peak Lodge." It gives you an accurate perspective of our home, inside and out, as well as the surrounding countryside.

Byers Peak Lodge sits atop a rocky, wooded ridge on 43 acres, adjoining 1300 acres of open space, just 4 miles east of Granby, Colorado. This magnificent, 5 bedroom, 7 bath, 5000 square foot, custom log home is a masterpiece of Colorado mountain architecture. Completed in 2002, the Lodge provides numerous amenities.

Custom rock fireplaces grace the great room on the main level and the entertainment room on the lower walkout level. The fireplace in the great room features two 6000-pound, lichen-encrusted boulders taken from a cliff on the property. One of these massive boulders is a natural replica of Byers Peak, the 12800 ft. , snow-capped peak oriented directly in the center of the Lodge’s panoramic great room windows. The Lodge’s unobstructed views are unparalleled in Grand County.

The dining area is designed for gatherings of friends and family, with a wide, family-style table and adjoining bar and stools. The kitchen features an enormous, wood-paneled refrigerator, two conventional ovens, a microwave, a vented cooking range, two dishwashers, and two disposals. For outdoor cooking with a view, the Lodge offers a deluxe, stainless steel, gas grill, located on the main-level deck, which wraps around 3 sides of the home. Or, for those not inclined to cook, restaurants in every price range are abundant in Granby, Winter Park, and Grand Lake.

Each of the five bedrooms features handcrafted, natural aspen log beds with adjustable mattresses. Adjoining bathrooms offer jacuzzi tubs; separate, seated showers with handrails; sink and toilet. Also in each suite or adjoining hall we have washers and dryers (4 sets total) for your after ski laundry necessities.

The entertainment room, quietly isolated on the bottom walkout level, provides the latest in home theater technology. A ceiling-mounted projector and movie screen provide the ultimate movie-watching experience. Guests can choose from a variety of videocassettes and DVDs, while relaxing on reclining leather sofas, loveseats, and beanbags. We have also just installed Direct TV with the NFL package, and 3D capable movies can be enjoyed through the projector as well.

We are a non-smoking, no animal home, due to the allergies of family members and many of our guests.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Nila Watterson (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Nila Watterson

We (Russ and Nila) have been married for 48 years. We have lived in Colorado for 45 years. We have 5 children and 17 grandchildren who love to get together and play, laugh, and eat at the lodge.

Nila Watterson purchased this lodge in 2002

Why Nila Watterson chose Rocky Mountain National Park

We have loved and owned property in the area since 1985, and purchased the property on which the lodge sits in 1990. We have enjoyed ownership in over 1800 acres, including and adjoining the current site. We chose this site because of its unparalleled view at the end of Rocky Ridge.

What makes this lodge unique

Russ did all of the original design and architectural sketches, which were faithfully incorporated into the final house plans. The massive great room fireplace is constructed entirely of rock gathered from the property. The great room floor to ceiling windows allow a panoramic vista of beautiful Byers Peak and in the Lower foreground some 5 miles away, Granby Ranch Ski Resort and Golf Course.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had the most wonderful time in this beautiful home. This has been our favorite! My uncle and aunt will probably be planning a family vacation there!

Thanks so much! We can't wait to get back!
Jun 2016
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Exclusive Family Luxury Mountaintop Lodge on 43 acres
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 57 reviews
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Perfect Destination

  • 5 of 5

Our retired army group (4 families, 12 people - including a few teenagers) stayed at Byers Peak Lodge for our 7th annual reunion. It was perfect for our needs. We came to the area to access Rocky Mountain National Park and the western location was perfect. We also had easy access to Grand Lake and Lake Granby. The location of the house is perfect - it's close enough to town to run to the grocery store, but isolated enough to provide great privacy - and the view is spectacular. The condition of the house itself is impeccable. The amenities are top-notch, there's privacy for individual families, and directions for use are clearly given. There's really everything here you could want. On top of the spectacular view, the home is luxuriously furnished and very clean. So for us, this home offered everything we want and more. Great luxury, location, amenities, and price. We didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Colorado Wedding...Best Day Ever!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for my daughter's wedding at Strawberry Creek Ranch. The perfect location for this event. Fantastic views and the lodge is amazing lots of room, beautifully decorated, so organized and stocked with everything you need for a perfect get away. The girls in the wedding party used this place to get ready and it was the best day ever. Easy drive to wedding venue and lots of room for everyone. I enjoyed every minute I got up early every day and enjoyed the sunrise and then a walk. I am hoping to come back some time for a family gathering. Thank you to the owners for sharing their lovely home. It made our joyous occasion even more special.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Work Expedition

  • 5 of 5

Our group stayed in March of 2016. The cabin had plenty of room and everything that our group of 14 could ask for. We spent our time at Granby Ranch skiing, in Grand Lake snowmobiling, and spending time together around the fireplace and the kitchen back at the cabin. The views and seclusion was terrific, we will definitely be booking our next trip at this property. Thank You to Nila and her family for being accommodating and letting us use your home!

Josh

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Family Christmas

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this property and we very impressed. We loved every minute of it, the kids literally could sled a few steps out the door. There was ample space for everyone and the house is very well stock with supplies. The views were amazing and I looked forward to waking each morning just to sit and stare out the windows at the peaceful mountains. Having a dining table large enough to seat our entire group was fantastic, we were all able to have our meals at one table. So many wonderful memories were made during our time there and we would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Byers Peak Lodge didn't disappoint!!!

  • 4 of 5

The lodge was the perfect size for our group! Everyone had space, and bathrooms and laundry and everything we needed! It was a little farther from Grandby Ski lodge than I thought, about 20 min drive. The road getting up to the lodge DEFINITELY needed a 4 wheel drive! Once we got there, it was wonderful. The kitchen area was large enough for several people in there at the same time and the kids loved playing in the loft area. I hadn't realized there was only 1 bedroom with a TV outside of the media room....not that it mattered too much....we didn't really use it. Everything we needed was provided in the kitchen, except containers for leftovers. And there were several dead bugs in the bathrooms, so the cleaning crew probably needed a do-over. All in all, it was a great time and a great experience and I would surely recommend this location for any group of 12+!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a Great Time! Thanks Nila for sharing your beautiful vacation home with us. The cabin and surrounding property were large enough for everyone in our 15 person group to spend time together and yet have private time as well. The cabin is beautiful and views from the huge wrap-around deck were incredible. I don't think we could have found a more ideal location. I would highly recommend this property for anyone looking for the perfect home for their large family vacation or family reunion. Just beautiful!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
102 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4.5 Miles
Granby, CO
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Grand Elk Golf Club, Granby, CO
Nearest Train
4.5 Miles
Granby, CO
Nearest Motorway
4.2 Miles
US 40 and Agate Ave
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Miles
Granby, CO
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Sol Vista Resort, Granby, CO
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
Grand Lake, CO
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Granby Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$599
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$549
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Winter
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
$599
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$699
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
January
Jan 3 2017 - Jan 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$599
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
February
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$499
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
March
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$599
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Spring
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$499
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$599
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$549
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Winter
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$599
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$699
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$599
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $225 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 5.7%

There is an additional guest fee of $15/person/night for each guest in excess of 12, whether adult or child, with a limit of 20 guests.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Rocky Mountain National Park Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 27 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
  • 7
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sized
    Theater room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sofa sleeper
  • King size beds (4) There are king beds in the two upper bedrooms, the master on the main level and in one of the bedrooms on the lower level., Queen size Beds (5) There is a set of queen sized bunk beds on the lower level. There are 3 sleeper-sofas that make down into queen sized beds, Twin or Single Beds (3) There are 3 sleeper/love seats that make down into twin beds, Child Beds (1) There is a Pack & Play for infants., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There are 3 twin sized sofa beds and 3 queen sized sofa beds throughout the home.(listed above)., Bunk Beds (1) The queen bunks are the same as the ones listed in the queen bed section.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sand Box
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Outside we have a playground for children and adults: 7 child and 1 Adult Swings, tetherball, one horse shoe pit, fire pit with seating and furnished hot dog/marshmallow skewers. Sleds and toboggans, home sits atop a mountain. Near 4 ski areas (all within 25 minutes at furthest, two downhill and 2 cross country). Large log picnic table. Deck for viewing. 43 acre site with spectacular views in every direction. Ten minutes from Lake Granby (7,600 acre lake). 25 minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park, the most heavily visited tourist attraction in Colorado. 25 minutes from the Winter Park Ski Resort and 10 minutes from the Sol Vista Ski Resort. Grand County contains 400 miles of snowmobile trails.

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