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Large Lakefront Log Cabin W/Private Dock: Perfect for Reunions

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Lakefront Log Cabin, 6 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16-20)

Twin Pines Lodge is the perfect Colorado getaway for your multi-family vacation, reunion or small wedding reception. Classic log home on 1 acre lakefront property w/ 6+ bedrooms, 4 bathrooms 2 full kitchens and 2 separate living spaces/--it's like 2 homes in one and your own private rustic mountain resort! (rental rates include entire property--including the use of our boats)

Our vacation home, 'Twin Pines Lodge' is a sprawling, authentic hand-crafted full-log home nestled on a peaceful 1 acre of private lakefront property on Sun Valley Lake, bordering Rocky Mountain National Park and the Arapahoe Nat'l Forest--yet only 3 miles from downtown Grand Lake.

Property rental includes private dock, private sandy beach, canoe, stand-up paddle board (SUP), pedal boat, kayak, fishing poles and life vests and 4 mountain bikes. (2 kids, 2 adults). On our lakefront park-like property you'll also enjoy 2 fire pits (one wood, other propane), a sand volleyball court, tether ball, corn hole, ladder ball, hammock, horseshoe pit, and outdoor sauna. Walking distance to RMNP and hiking trails, the Colorado River, 150+ miles of ATV/snowmobile trails, and more--everything you need for the Colorado experience you're dreaming of!

Relax on the large deck overlooking Sun Valley Lake and take a deep breath of clean mountain air in this classic Colorado Mountain lakefront setting with towering pine, aspen groves, brilliant wildflowers and soaring white-cap mountain views. Our mountain property offers total peaceful seclusion in the beautiful Sun Valley Ranch neighborhood located directly adjacent to Rocky Mountain National Park, approx. 3 miles from downtown Grand Lake, and approx 90 minutes from Denver. Ski at the family-friendly resort Sol Vista only 25 minutes away, or Winter Park Resort, only 45 minutes away.

Property is abundant with wildlife-- watch the Moose graze along the pristine mountain lake shoreline--just a few feet away from the deck. Sun Valley Lake, a 22 acre non-motorized mountain lake, is also known as 'Moose Lake' because it's natural habitat where Moose live--and Moose calves are born here each spring. Elk, Deer, Fox, Otter, Beaver, Bear, Osprey, Hummingbirds are also frequent visitors.

Our inviting, spacious log home offers approx. 3800 sq ft with two very distinct living spaces (perfect for the families who want to vacation together, but not be on top of each other.) The cozy 'Historic side' has 4 bedrooms total: 3 main floor bedrooms (King master with ensuite full bath, large bunkroom, small queen bedroom) plus a queen loft bedroom. It also has a full kitchen/dining area (seats 14+) opening to an intimate family room and another 3/4 bath. In addition to the loft bedroom there's also a loft family room/TV area with Satellite, DVD, and Wii games.

The 'Chalet side' has 2 upper level bedrooms (King master bedroom and queen bedroom w/ convertible twin), plus open loft/library with queen futon and full bath. Chalet-side main floor has an open-concept kitchen w/ great room plus half-bath and laundry room. The 2 living areas are connected via a large central front entrance into a convenient large foyer/mudroom, w/ doors that can close off each side for privacy. Both kitchens are fully equipped w/ 2 of almost everything.

A large outside deck spans the entire back of the home overlooking the lake, w/ seating for 14+, propane firepit and gas grill (propane provided).

The warmth of hand-hewn natural log is everywhere, brightened by the soaring 30 ft ceilings in the Chalet side w/ a huge wall of windows overlooking the lake and mountains. Home is comfortable and inviting--tastefully decorated w/ quality furnishings and bedding, and classic mountain lodge decor--yet totally family friendly.

So much to do on or within walking distance to this property! Relax on the large deck overlooking the lake, catch record-breaking trout in Sun Valley Lake right from our private dock or small sandy beach or boat. Guests enjoy full use of our canoe, kayak, pedal boat, inner tubes, life vests and fishing gear. As a guest of our home, you also have exclusive private access for fly-fishing on the Colorado River located 1/4 mile from front door.

Grab a mountain bike (2 adult bikes, 2 child bikes provided) and hit the trails for an early morning ride, or wander out the door and explore miles of beautiful hiking in Rocky Mtn. Nat'l Park. (maps and guidebooks provided) Nap in the hammock in the afternoon breeze. Paddle the lake at sunset as the trout are jumping and the alpenglow appears on the mountains. Roast marshmallows in the beach firepit under a brilliant star-filled sky.

Enjoy a game of ping pong or fooseball, or explore our extensive library of books, DVD's, wii games, board games, and puzzles. Wrap yourself in a cozy blanket and find one of the many quiet nooks in this home to snuggle in a chair by the fire, let go, and relax!

The Winding River Resort is within walking distance, and here you can enjoy guided horseback rides into RMNP, pony rides, a petting zoo, basketball courts, evening activities such as square dancing, cowboy poetry, etc. An 18 hole golf course is 3 miles away, and you can also ride your ATV or snowmobile right from our driveway to 150+ miles of groomed trails. (trailhead located 1/4 mile from house) The neighbood outfitter offers ATV's and snowmobiles for rent and guided horseback trail rides through Rocky Mtn Nat'l Park.

The wonderful, family-friendly town of Grand Lake less than 5 minutes away and offers a full-service marina for renting pontoon/fishing/water ski boats and jet-skis on any of the 'big lakes' Grand Lake, Shadow Mountain Lake or Lake Granby, and there's a great little family beach. Wander the downtown 'boardwalk' and explore local art galleries, gift shops, restaurants, live music cafes, ice-cream shops, mini-golf, go-karts, etc. Grand Lake is also known for it's fine live theatre productions, check out the summertime drama productions!

Need help planning your gathering? Owner is a professional event planner/interior designer, and happy to assist you with any details you need to make your family vacation, reunion, wedding, corporate or church retreat the quintessential Colorado experience you've been dreaming of.

DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT OUR OTHER LOG CABIN LISTING! RIVERSONG REUNION LODGE--A SPRAWLING LOG HOME ON THE COLORADO RIVER ON 2.5 ACRES--SLEEPS 18-30! VRBO 759899

Keywords: Grand Lake Log Home, custom log house, lakefront log cabin, Twin Pines, private dock, private mountain lodge, Rocky Mountain National Park, Sun Valley Lake, executive vacation rental, family reunion, colorado, reunions, moose, boating, fishing, Winter Park, skiing, snowmobiling, fly fishing

More Details

Owner
Kami Gilmour
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Kami Gilmour

We're from Fort Collins, Colorado and a large, active family with 5 kids and 2 grandchildren. We love living the 'Colorado lifestyle' ...skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, boating, fishing, snowmobiling and ATV'ing ...and hanging out by the lake in our log home!

Kami Gilmour purchased this house in 2011

Why Kami Gilmour chose Rocky Mountain National Park

We searched for a Colorado vacation home for 10 years with a list of 'must haves' before finding our dream home. The Sun Valley Ranch neighborhood embodied everything we could imagine--lakefront, riverfront, mountain views, direct access to hiking/biking/snowmobile trails, and the 'get away' feeling but less than10 minutes away from town!

Amenities

Grand Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • River
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 3.5
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Tree House Room - 1 queen
    The 'Nest' Room - 1 queen , Located on main floor, Historic side
    The 'Bunkroom' - 2 queen , 2 bunk bed , Historic side, main floor. 2 bunkbeds:twin XL's/queens
    The 'Retreat' Room - 1 king , Located on main floor, Historic side. Has ensuite full bath
    Loft library - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Located on 2nd floor, Chalet side. Queen futon.
    Loft - 1 twin/ single , 2nd floor, Historic side. Twin convertable bed
    The 'Edelweiss' Room - 1 queen , Located on 2nd floor, Chalet side.
    The 'Alpine' Room - 1 king , Located 2nd floor, Chalet side. room for twin cot if needed
  • King size beds (2) 2 King beds. High quality, brand new mattresses. (both are firm)., Queen size Beds (5) 5 queen beds (2 are queen bottom bunkbeds) All brand new mattresses, 1 full size protable baby cribs and 2 Pack-n-Plays available upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) 2 twin convertible beds 1 queen futon, Bunk Beds (2) 2 twin XL over Queen bunkbeds in large bunkroom
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Shed
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
1 acre flt lakefront property with private dock, canoe, pedal boat, large deck, patio furniture, large outdoor wood firepit plus propane firepit on deck (still usable in fire ban) , small sandy beach, tether-ball, horseshoes, volleyball hammock. Natural Moose habitat with abundant wildlife viewing. Property abuts Rocky Mtn National Park and Arapaho National Forest, close access to hundreds of miles of hiking trails; ATV/snowmobile/horseback riding trails. A lovely resort at the end of our street rent horses, ATV's, snowmobiles...or trailer in your own and access trails right from the driveway.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Large Lakefront Log Cabin W/Private Dock: Perfect for Reunions
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews
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THOROUGHLY ENJOYED TWIN PINES

  • 4 of 5

My family and I was given a tour of the home upon arrival. There is a lot of room in this house and my family enjoyed sitting around the fire, sharing stories. I would highly recommend this property to others.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing. Attention to detail with decorating and wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5

I hate to say too much because we absolutely LOVED this house and hope it will be available again. It helps to simplify life and remind you of a quieter time. The owners were kind enough to drop off snow shoes for our use across the frozen lake (where we saw moose). Wood burning fireplace with dry firewood stacked and ready (and smelling wonderful). Decorated perfectly for Christmas. Prettier than any tree we ever had at home. Our teenagers loved the chance to unplug and play cards around the big table. Close enough to ski and snowmobile or just be a family. Big enough for extended family reunion. One of the best Christmas' ever. Thank you, Gilmours!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful log home was the perfect place for our leadership retreat. So relaxing and fun, we formed lasting memories! Even mid-November the lake was well used by our crew. The kayaks, paddle boards, paddle boat, and canoe were all used. The kids said it was the best weekend ever! They loved painting rocks and just being outside. We loved the fire pits at night. The inside of the cabin is so warmly decorated. A perfect fit for our hearts and souls. And it is so near Rocky Mountain National Park for amazing scenery and wildlife. So, So, So loved this place…None better!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our family will never forget this magical place

  • 5 of 5

What a magical place! The house with it's warmth and hominess made for a special week of extneded family bonding and laughter.The lake and the environment were everything and more! Our family will never forget this week...or the visits from the moose! THANK YOU!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Breathtaking Views in a Cozy Home!

  • 5 of 5

This home is absolutely the very best way to experience Colorado! From the moment you step into the door - this place is perfect! We were greeted by Judy - a very friendly neighbor that showed us around and answered "start up" questions. The cabin (large home) couldn't have been more inviting. We absolutely loved every aspect of the home and all of the surroundings. There's nothing like the feel of a log home, and this is by far one of the coziest we have experienced. Every room was well-equipped and decked out with all of the traditional furnishings one would expect.

Our family of nine adults wanted for nothing during our four-night stay . . . other than wanting to stay a few more nights. The kitchens were well-equipped, as well as the remainder of the home. We were oftentimes torn between being outside and enjoying nature or staying inside to enjoy the homey, warm feel of the cabin - complete with two wood-burning fireplaces.

The lake was beautiful, and we certainly did our share of peddling the peddle boat around the lake. The canoe was fun, and a couple of us tried the paddle boards, even though the lake was very cold! We were able to catch (and release) a beautiful rainbow trout to add to our photo collection of "first-time experiences." We weren't lucky enough to see a moose or an elk (and we know they had to be around), but we heard the wolves and coyotes late into the evening. While on the lake, you had 360 degree, breathtaking views of the mountains.

We ventured into the town of Grand Lake. The town felt like you were in an old, western movie - complete with boardwalk sidewalks. The town is situated directly on beautiful Grand Lake with beautiful views of the mountains.

We each painted a rock for the rock collection and enjoyed all of the outdoor amenities - especially both fire pits!

Thank you to the Gilmore family for allowing us the opportunity to enjoy your cozy home!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place for a family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great, memorable reunion at this wonderful cabin. It was so well stocked with activities and games there was things that appealed to everyone. The cabin was well supplied with extra amenities and necessities, it was obvious that the guest's comfort was a high priority. The location was picture perfect on the lake and we had a blast with the paddle board, canoe and paddle boat. I highly recommend this cabin for anyone with a large group looking for a retreat. Thank you for helping make family memories!!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Lake
Grand Pizza
"Great spot for handmade gourmet Pizza, Calzones and Salads! We recommend calling ahead and d..."
Pancho & Lefty's
"A great casual family restaurant in Grand Lake Village, with Mexican fare, live music on wee..."
Rapids Lodge Restaurant
"Located in a Historic Hotel in Grand Lake Village along the river inlet. Upscale dining, per..."
Blue Water Bakery Cafe
"The best little bakery in Colorado! Tiny breakfast/lunch coffee shop in Grand Lake village, ..."
Rocky Mountain Coffee Company -- CLOSED
Winding River Resort
"Nestled between Rocky Mountain National Park and the Arapahoe National Forest, this Winding ..."
Sagebrush BBQ & Grill
"Great family restaurant with the best BBQ! Western & homey feel--great for breakfast, lunch ..."
Grand Lake Brewing Company -- CLOSED
Betty's Cafe & Bakery -- CLOSED
"Great for breakfast, homestyle cooking and friendly service. Great fired chicken"
Backstreet Steakhouse
The Hub Coffee and Cones
O- A Bistro
"Incredible! Top-notch chef, intimate, upscale restaurant in Grand Lake Village. Serving seve..."
On the Trail Rentals
"Located at the trailhead for 150+ miles of National Forest trails offering rentals and direc..."
Trail Ridge Road
"The highest paved road in the United States--open May-September, incredible views, massive E..."
Adams Falls
Rocky Mountain National Park
Colorado River Headwater
Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre
Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Grand lake Village
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Grand lake Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
HWY 34
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Grand Lake Village
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Sol Vista/Granby Ranch
Nearest Beach
our backyard!
Nearest Point of Interest
Sun Valley Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Colorado River
Nearest Point of Interest
Rocky Mountain National Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Winding River Horse Stables/Trail Rides
Nearest Point of Interest
West Entrance tation-Rocky Mountain National Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Snowmobile/ATV Trailhead
Nearest Point of Interest
On the Trail ATV/Snowmobile Rental
Car: necessary

Located in the heart of the snowmobile/ATV capital of Colorado! Over 300 miles of National Forest trail accessible from the driveway--great for snowmobiles or ATV's! Property is also natural Moose habitat--Moose have babies on or near this property every spring!

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Rates & Availability

Grand Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2017 Early Summer
May 19 2017 - Jun 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$895
$5,995
 
 
Peak Summer 2017
Jun 28 2017 - Aug 20 2017
6 night minimum stay
$975
$6,675
 
 
2017 Late Summer/Early Fall
Aug 21 2017 - Sep 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$885
$5,895
 
 
Fall
Oct 2 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$725
From
$795
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,895
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
$945
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$975
$6,675
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $260
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.7%

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed and deposit is received.
Holiday rates are higher and may require additional nights stay.
Cleaning fee depends on party size. (typically around $250 per stay).
Additional charge for events may apply. (contact owner for details)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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