Grand Lake Cabin

  • Location: Countryside
    Rocky Mountain National Park: 1.8 miles
    Downtown Grand Lake for restaurants: 1 mile
    Grand Lake Golf Course and Nordic Center: 1 mile
    Granby Ranch Ski Area: 19 miles
  • Denver International Airport (DIA): 125 miles (2hs 20 mins by car)
    Eagle Vail Regional Airport (EGE): 95 miles (2hs by car)
    Airport transfer available on request
    Car recommended
    Free parking
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An introduction to Grand Lake Cabin

What is the story behind Grand Lake Cabin, what was your inspiration to create it?

A couple of years ago, we lost my mum to cancer. She was passionate about real estate, investments, travel and family time. So when she left us some money, we decided that creating a holiday home and investment property would be something she would love. 

We started looking for places and fell in love with the Grand Lake area. It’s really charming. In Colorado, there are a lot of lake towns, but many have become touristy and overdeveloped. They don’t have that small-town charm anymore. 

Initially, we weren’t finding much in the area, although there was this one listing that we kept overlooking as the real estate agent had only put one photo of the garage. Eventually, we asked to do a Facetime tour and as soon the agent walked into the living room, I wanted to make an offer. I could immediately see our family there, playing games beside the fireplace. 

When we bought it in December 2020, it was really rough around the edges. But we could see how, with a bit of love, it could become a magical place. We put a lot of time into it and made it exactly how we wanted it, with heated floors and high-end details in the bathroom and kitchen. I believe that you should do something right the first time. In that way, you’re not spending money twice. 

We have two kids and my dad who is almost 90 lives with us. So it was important that we created a place that was comfortable for everyone. It was intended as a special place for us but also a special place for travellers who like to travel as we do. Our first guests stayed in late April 2021 and we go up there every Christmas. The kids go sledding, we roast marshmallows around the fireplace. We love it a lot. 

How would you describe the atmosphere and the interior design of Grand Lake Cabin?

We both work in healthcare but I am passionate about interior design and decorated our main home. When my mum got sick, we converted our garage into a living space for my dad and this was my first chance to try my hand at interior design from the ground up. We ended up winning an interior design award!

With Grand Lake Cabin, it was so fun to try out all these different things and really be creative. Except for the exposed logs, everything needed to be repainted and every countertop/faucet/light fitting needed to be replaced. It was important that we maintained the charm of the cabin and its rustic feel while also ensuring it had everything you’d need or want. 

I would describe it as "comfortable luxury". When I walk in there, I feel cosy and relaxed. All of the details are high-end but you don’t feel like you can’t touch anything. Parents can relax without worrying about the kids running around. 

A lot of our guests say that they spend entire days at the house. It’s a destination in itself. The best is when a guest checks in and within minutes, they send us a message saying: “This is so much better than I expected” or “Every detail has been thought of”. One guest said: “I can’t even imagine how long it took to get every detail in this house right, but it’s all perfect”. 

To you personally, what is so special about Grand Lake Cabin?

The amount of love we put into it (we are so proud!) and the amount of love we have got out of it. Everywhere we look, there are details we remember creating. It has been such a special place for us to build core memories with our family. 

Third floor bedroom
Living room
Living room
Living room
Dining room
Second floor bedroom
Second floor bedroom
Second floor bathroom
Third floor bedroom
Third floor en-suite
Den bedroom
Den room
Den daybed
Bunk room
Bunk room
Bunk room
Guest bathroom
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Reading nok
Details
Laundry room
Patio
Patio
Patio and hot tub
Fishing pond
Cabin and estate

Grand Lake Cabin rooms & rates

Surrounding the cabin is a fenced-in yard with a small, summertime creek that runs along the side of the property. In the warmer months, it’s blooming with flowers and in the wintertime, there’s a sledding hill for young kids.

In the driveway is a parking area that can accommodate a lot of cars. From there, you cross over a footbridge and go up the stairs that lead to the front porch, which overlooks the fishing pond. 

The cabin’s main entrance leads into the living room, which has a vaulted ceiling, a fireplace and a sectional couch. To the right is a kitchen and dining space with a bench seat for kids. The open-plan design means that everyone can be together.

The kitchen is rustic with nice countertops and top-of-the-line appliances, plus an island bench that seats three. It has a heated floor that’s really nice when you’re cooking in the wintertime.

At the end of the entranceway is a powder room with laundry facilities and beside the backdoor is a coffee bar with everything you need to make coffee and tea. If you go out that door, you’ll reach the back patio, which has seating for two and stairs that lead down to the firepit. Here, there is lots of seating and a barbecue, plus a hot tub and a bench table for dining outside.

If you walk behind the living room fireplace, there is a hall with storage for games and a Western-themed dress-up station, plus a small reading nook that gets a lot of sun. There are also two bedrooms here and it can function as a separate wing if there are two families staying together. It’s soundproof and there’s a door leading outside from one of the rooms. 

One of the bedrooms has twin beds and a sectional with a pullout. This can be used as a bedroom or another living space/movie room as it has a big TV. The other bedroom is cosy and intimate with a queen-size bed and there’s a bathroom with a tub adjacent.

Off the dining room is another wing with a three-storey tower. On the ground floor is a bunk bedroom with a big TV, beanbag chairs and games. Up a flight of stairs is one of the suites with a sofa that converts into a twin-size bed, plus an ensuite bathroom with a shower. It has its own entrance, making it good for people with dogs.

On the third floor is the cabin’s biggest suite, which has a four-poster bed, an ensuite bathroom and crown moulding on the ceiling. It has windows on all four sides and a Juliet balcony where you can enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning. 

OVERVIEW BEDROOMS

  • Bedroom 1 on third floor: King bed and sofa, private ensuite with Toto bidet, wood burning stove and deck with mountain view. 55" TV.
  • Bedroom 2 on second floor: King with single sleeper sofa and private luxury ensuite. Wood crib. 55" TV.
  • Bedroom 3 (bunk room): Queen bed and 2 twin bunk beds, one full size crib. 65" TV.
  • Bedroom 4: Queen bed
  • Den bedroom: This room is customizable to your needs. In addition to the pullout sleeper couch, the day bed can be set up with two twin beds and lounge area, or just one twin bed that can function as a couch. This room can comfortably sleep 4 in any configuration to suit your group. Please let us know your needs. 65" TV.

The bedrooms 3 and 4 and the den bedroom share a bathroom with shower and bath tub.

  • Grand Lake Cabin for 10-15 people / 303 m²
    1295 / night
    • 1 Twin bedroom
    • 4 Double bedrooms
    • 1 Bunk room
    • 2 Shower rooms (ensuite)
    • 1 Bathroom
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Dining room
    • 1 Kitchen
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 3 Sofabeds (on req.)
    • 2 Baby cots (on req.)
    • Balcony
    • Fireplace
Included in the rates
Rates include a welcome gift (contains alcohol, if you do not wish to receive alcohol, please let us know in advance), consumables such as toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, dishwasher pods, dish soap, hand soap, laundry detergent, shampoo, conditioner, and body wash, basic provisions such as coffee, K-cups, nespresso cups, splenda, sugar, basic spices, olive oil, and salt and pepper in the kitchen.
Optional extras
Mid-stay housekeeping may be arranged depending on housekeeper's schedule. Cost is variable based on the number of beds being used during the stay. Please inquire in advance to set this up.
Children & Extra beds
Children of all ages are welcome and this is a great place for kids. The garden is fenced, there are plenty of toys and so much to do in the area. One pack'n play and one foldable crib are available at no extra cost. Please let us know in advance so we can provide sheets.
Minimum stay
1 - 5 nights (check calendar for dates)
Check in time
after 16:00
Check out time
before 10:00
Discounts/Special offers
10% off for bookings of more than 14 nights

Facilities & services

  • Terrace
  • Children welcome
  • WiFi
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • Central heating
  • Music system
  • BBQ area
  • Toys for kids
  • Iron & Board
  • Pets welcome
  • Movies/DVDs
  • Hair dryer

We provide almost everything guests need — toiletries, cleaning supplies, bed linen. They just need to bring their clothes! The coffee bar is fully stocked with pods, ground coffee, teas, and sugar/sugar substitutes, plus there are lots of spices available. Grocery shopping is possible on request. 

In addition to the final clean, guests can request a mid-week clean for a surcharge. This depends on the availability of our housekeeping team. 

At the property, there is a hot tub, a pond stocked with fish and fishing gear, as well as sleds and stuff for making snowmen. In the summertime, we have the garage set up as a games room with a ping pong table, darts and fussball, and there’s equipment for playing volleyball. The garage isn’t heated, so it gets more use in the summer. In the winter, guests can park their cars there. We also allow the use of our Level 3 EV charger.

OTHER AMENITIES

  • A Tesla J1772 Level 2 Charger (it is a "universal" charger, but please confirm compatibility with your vehicle)
  • TVs: two 65”, one 58", and one 50” new Samsung TVs along with another 55” smart TV (with Netflix, Prime Video and Disney Plus)
  • Kitchen equipped with new appliances, cooking and steak knives, a variety of pots and pans, cooking utensils, caserole dishes, baking sheets, toaster, hand mixer, blender, waffle maker, griddle, crock-pot, and sous-vide.
  • Wifi downloading speed: 486 mbps.
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Iron/Clothes steamer
  • Hair dryer in each bathroom with shower or tub
  • Phone chargers have been placed on each bedside table, and on some of the common room tables (compatible with iPhones 8 and newer, Samsung Galaxy 6 and newer, and most other newer phones)
  • Electric rug heater in the living room
  • Stagg electric kettle, drip coffee maker, Nespresso and Keurig, along with Nespresso milk frother
  • Two-car garage and maximum of 5 vehicles on the driveway.
  • Ping pong table and foosball table that can be converted into mini-pool or air hockey in the garage (not heated)
  • Other games; giant Jenga, badminton/volleyball, bocce, corn-hole, croquet, and a soccer ball.
  • Adult and child fishing poles and tackle

Dogs are permitted. Two dog maximum unless otherwise approved. All dogs must be approved prior to booking and arrival. $100 one time fee. Fully fenced yard for the dogs to play! Please make sure pets are picked up after in the house and outdoors, and always have them leashed when in the neighborhood.

For the Kids:

  • Folding crib
  • Pack and Play crib
  • Noise machine
  • Baby monitor
  • High chair
  • Baby gate
  • Doll House
  • Various kids’ toys and dress-up clothes

There is a folding crib in the second floor bedroom closet along with a full-size crib in the room with the bunk beds. There are sets of kids’ plates, bowls, utensils, and cups in the in the kitchen. Sleds and a kid's wagon are stored in the garage.

Short Term Rental Permit: STR21-00920

Things to do in Colorado & Grand Lake

  • Wildlife / Animals
  • Massages / Treatments
  • Golf
  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Horseback riding
  • Sailing / Kayaking
  • Boat trips
  • Fishing

Our house is less than a mile away from the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, which is great for snowmobilers in the wintertime. Just down the road is a snowmobile rental place that gives you access to 130 miles of trails. In the summer, you can easily go on hikes, with around seven or eight different trails within a 10 to 15-minute drive. There are also some dog-friendly trails. 

Just down the road is a golf course, which turns into a Nordic skiing facility in the winter. You can rent gear there and kids can enjoy the big sledding hill. For downhill skiing, we usually go to Granby Ranch, which is 20 minutes away. It’s an undiscovered gem that’s great for families. You park, walk 100 feet and you’re on the chairlift. There are no lines or queues. Another big ski area, Winter Park, is 45 minutes away.

In the summer, I’d recommend going out on the lake. It’s fairly small, but with a pontoon boat, you can explore for a couple of hours and go fishing. There’s also a beach that’s really popular with families and it’s great for canoeing and paddleboarding. 

The list of things you can do at the cabin is pretty long. Some guests say their kids will spend eight hours a day down at the pond and in the garden teepee. In addition to the yard being fenced, the pond is fenced off, so there’s nothing that’s problematic for kids. The pond is stocked with rainbow trout. Adult and child fishing poles are available for guest use for catch-and-release fishing just outside the door. You can also sit in the reading nook, play ping pong and fussball in the games room or enjoy the hot tub. 

OVERVIEW Summer Activities: Boating, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, and amazing opportunities in Rocky Mountain National Park and Arapahoe National Forest. Championship golf courses, horseback riding and hayrides. World class theater located right in the town of Grand Lake, boutique shopping, good restaurants, and fun on the boardwalk.

Winter Activities: downhill skiing and snowboarding at Ski Granby Ranch (19 miles away) and at Winter Park Ski Area (45 minutes away), cross country skiing (3 areas nearby including the Grand Lake Nordic center just one mile from the cabin). Grand Lake is the snowmobiling capital of Colorado with over 130 miles of groomed trails. Enjoy ice fishing, ice skating, Winter Carnivals, sleigh rides, dog sledding, and snowshoeing.

The location of Grand Lake Cabin

Grand Lake Cabin sits on 1.25 acres a five-minute drive from the centre of Grand Lake. The downtown area is a mile away, so some people ride their snowmobiles to dinner in the wintertime. It’s basically one street with an 1870s Western feel. It’s all family-owned — there’s not a single chain store or restaurant in the town. 

In addition to a saloon, there’s a pizzeria with saddles to sit on and several cafes. You can find Italian, Mexican and Asian cuisine, and there’s a fine-dining restaurant overlooking a raging river. Within walking distance (0.3 miles) of the cabin is one restaurant, which serves basic American food.

Also in Grand Lake are two small grocery stores where you can pick up the basics. There’s a large supermarket 20 minutes away. 

When is the best time to visit Colorado?

Grand Lake is beautiful in the summer months when one can enjoy swimming, fishing and boating in the lake, hiking the many nearby hiking trails, or exploring Rocky Mountain National Park. The Grand Lake Golf Course is a mile away. There's also lots to do at The Cabin during the summer, such as lawn games, fishing for rainbow trout in our private pond, or exploring our Teepee and large fenced yard.

Grand Lake Cabin is cozy in the winter, and curling up in front of our large stone fireplace is a favorite activity for many guests. You can also enjoy the free sledding hill, nordic skiing or snowshoeing at the Grand Lake Golf Course and Nordic Center. One can downhill ski at Granby Ranch 19 miles away (great for beginners!) or more expert terrain is available at Winter Park and Mary Jane, about 45 minutes away.