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Exclusive Family Luxury Mountaintop Lodge on 43 acres

Granby, CO, USA
  • Lodge5000 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps20
  • Bathrooms7
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

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


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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Property Manager

Nila Watterson

Member Since 2011
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 12, 2018
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 Granby

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.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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.


      • 7 Bathrooms
        • 7

        Location Type

          • Mountain
          • Mountain View
            Spectacular views of the mountains from this home. Truly breathtaking.
          • Resort


              • Away From It All
              • Family


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm System
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Carport
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        (4) There are 4 dryers in the home, two upstairs, one on the main level and one on the lower level.
                      • Covered Parking
                        Space for 2 cars.
                      • Fireplace
                        Main floor fireplace is wood burning; downstairs fireplace is gas.
                      • Firewood
                      • Gas Fireplace
                        There is a gas fireplace on the lower level.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Radiant heat from the floor.
                      • Internet
                        High-speed internet access.
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Living Room
                        The great room has vaulted ceilings and a fabulous view of the Continental Divide, including Byers Peak, our home's namesake!
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                        Paved parking lot
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                        Plenty of paved parking
                      • Secure Parking
                      • Security System
                      • Shampoo
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        (4) There are 4 washers in the home, two upstairs, one on the main level and one on the lower level.
                      • Wireless Internet
                        There is wireless internet in the home.
                      • Wood Fireplace
                        There is a wood fireplace surrounded by gorgeous rocks in the great room.


                          • Grill
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Everything you could reasonably want!
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                            Chest type in the garage
                          • Blender
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen
                            Full kitchen with two dishwashers, two ovens and enough dishware and utensils for large groups.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Guests are welcome/encouraged to use the spices and baking supplies in the kitchen. If you run out of something, please replace it.
                          • Refrigerator
                            It has an automatic ice maker. There is a second refrigerator in the garage.
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                There is a long, family sized table that seats 16 at once. There is also a game nook of the kitchen that seats 6 or 7, depending on your size. There is seating for 5 at the bar.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 27 people


                                  • Games for Kids
                                  • Books
                                  • Books for Kids
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Game Room
                                    Ping pong and air hockey in the garage.
                                  • Games
                                  • Books for Adults
                                  • Ping Pong Table
                                  • Radio
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    (2) There is a flat screen tv just added to the master bedroom and the den offers a theater screen with a brand new theater system for watching satellite or dvds.
                                  • Television
                                  • Toys
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Library
                                    There are some videos and dvds available for use.


                                      • Large Cooler
                                      • Balcony
                                      • Child's Swing
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        The deck surrounds 3/4 of the perimeter of the home.
                                      • Golf
                                        4 golf courses within 25 minutes of the home.
                                      • Binoculars
                                      • Outdoor Entertainment Area
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Sand Box
                                      • Wood Deck

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • jetted tub
                                            (3) There are jetted tubs in the upstairs bathrooms as well as the master suite.


                                              • live theater
                                              • autumn foliage
                                              • cinemas
                                              • coin laundry
                                              • forests
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • churches
                                              • marina
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • pond
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants
                                              • waterfalls

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • boating
                                                  • 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

                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • cross country skiing
                                                          • equestrian events
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hot air ballooning
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • ice skating
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • mountaineering
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • 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


                                                              • 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.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                69 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                The propert is beautiful with stunning views! The house was perfect for our 14 family members!

                                                                DeAnna M.

                                                                We went over Thanksgiving week and we were also celebrating my dad’s 80th birthday. There wer 14 of us, all adults, and I must say it was very comfortable, plenty of space. It was a great location to get our whole family together and share some special memories.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you for your review. We are always thrilled when our guests were able to make some new memories in our home, as well as share the old ones. Please do come again!

                                                                The most beautiful and secluded home we have ever stayed in!

                                                                Merry V.Gaylord, Kansas

                                                                This home was so clean and beautiful! The view of the mountains was breathtaking! The kitchen was equipped with every thing you need to cook for a large family. I took my kids and grandkids in March, 2018, and we never felt like we were crowded. The theater room is amazing! I am sure we will stay here again next time we travel to Granby. I can't say enough about this home. Thank you to the owners for allowing us to use their home.

                                                                Great house and beautiful scenery.

                                                                Ricardo F.

                                                                Only downside I would say is that all the full bathrooms are in the 5 rooms. As long as you plan accordingly on sleeping arrangements, you should be ok.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you for your response. Each bedroom suit has its own full bathroom, which includes shower, tub, sinks, and toilet. There are also 2 powder rooms with toilet and sink, one conveniently located in the entry, and the other located in the hallway leading to the theater room in the lower level.

                                                                Great and beautiful home!

                                                                diana T.Missouri

                                                                We were a little nervous when the owner gave us the instructions and told us about the septic water system. However it was no biggie in the end. The master bedrooms are beautiful and relaxing! The view from the balcony is breathtaking, the best view we ever had. I would recommend this cabin style home to anyone! The pictures don’t do it justice! It’s really a beautiful home down to the last details on everything.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                We're so glad that you enjoyed our home! A point of clarification: Our wonderful water comes from a deep mountain well and is safe and delicious to drink. Our waste disposal system is an engineered septic system, which is common to all rural properties, and functions perfectly.

                                                                Spectacular Home!

                                                                CharlieSpringfield, MO

                                                                The first day we met Mr. Watterson finishing up some minor mantainence and he gave us the grand tour! The home and the view exceeded our expectations! Everything was beautiful. If there is any negatives it would be the beds, but we have traveled enough to know the beds aren't going to be like home. We got over it quickly! Love this house, the craftsmanship and love Colorado! We will most certainly be back!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Byers Peak Lodge, and we hope that you will come again. You were ideal guests.

                                                                We bought our Sleep Number beds with the intent that being able to adjust the degree of firmness of the mattresses would help our guests be able have the most comfortable night's rest possible. It is true, though, that nothing is quite as comfortable as home!

                                                                This incredible home is exactly as presented in the YouTube video The Seasons at Byers Peak Lodge.

                                                                Michelle O.

                                                                This Home afforded us the opportunity to experience Colorado and her magesty beyond our expectations! When we first arrived at dusk after a long car ride we were escorted up the drive by a young coyote who darted off the property as we started into the house. Regrettably we never saw him again but later in the week we were allowed to see a young deer family grazing in the distance as well as what appeared to be a hawk soaring overhead. The view of the mountains and ranch below is breathtaking! This home masterfully built by Russ the owner wants for nothing other than a longer stay. The serenity on the deck as the sun rises and sets melts away every ounce of stress and later into the night the stars of the Milky Way deliver another unexpected vista. We just didn’t want to leave...and when we did only to explore Rocky Mountain National Park a short distance away we couldn’t wait to cozy up back at the lodge for a fun movie in the theater room. You will not be disappointed in this Home other than wanting to share it with the rest of your family. It’s our dream to return with ours someday and I’m eager to see what it’s like in the Spring. This house is a Home lovingly cared for by Nila and Russ. Don’t hesitate just book it.


                                                                Granby, CO, USA

                                                                Rates & Availability

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                                                                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.

                                                                69 Reviews
                                                                Wonderful 4.9/5
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