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

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


Property Details

Updated: May 23, 2015
Lakefront Log Cabin, 6 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16-20)

Available for year-round rentals! 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 from the house is 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/large 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 25 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. (lake is stocked with Rainbow Trout each spring) 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 walking distance from the house, 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 200+ miles of groomed trails. (trailhead located 1/4 mile from house) The outfitter at the end of the road 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 numerous local art galleries, gift shops, restaurants, live music cafes, ice-cream shops, mini-golf, go-karts, etc. A grassy central park/playground offers a great picnic spot. 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.

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, moose, boating, fishing, Winter Park, skiing, snowmobiling, fly fishing

More Details
  • Sleeps 20
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

We're from Fort Collins, Colorado and a large, active family with 5 kids and 1 grandchild. 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!

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Large Lakefront Log Cabin W/Private Dock: Perfect for Reunions
Grand Lake Rocky Mountain National Park


  • 5 of 5
I am a VRBO regular. And I have to say that our stay at Twin Pines was the BEST EVER!
First in meeting Kami, setting the scene for a friendly and comfortable level that just continued through our stay making us all feel like we were "home" in the mountains. Then to follow... an adventure that will stay in many hearts and memories for a life time.
My daughter was getting married in Estes Park and we used the cabin for our family to stay before and after.
We saw a mother moose and her baby walk through the property, elk surrounding the area, deer bouncing across the roads, fish jumping and even a bird (not sure what kind) swoop down and catch a fish. Our out of state visitors were very impressed... little did they know we were too. :-)
The large dinning room table was the place of great card games, wonderful food, and smile inducing laughter. The adjoining living room area...a place of deep conversations and a place I often found myself just sitting in the great leather chair, eyes closed... listening to all the happiness.
It rained most the time we were here. No worries... in between the rain all the lake goers ran outside and still canoed, kayaked, paddle boated and paddle boarded. The grand kids went on adventures (fairy house, interesting rocks, and made sand castles on the beach). Others went for bike rides, hikes.... and when the rain came back in... we were all around the table again... playing and laughing, cooking and singing.
One night... it was a perfect night for a bonfire... we all surrounded the fire under the incredible stars and sang and enjoyed each other-family. :-). One song, my niece sang (a Celtic ballad) quieted the entire lake... as I sat with my sweety in the chairs on the dock-holding hands, the water still and glassy, everyone in all the other homes around the lake became still.... and her voice blanketed the entire night... it was just her voice and the stars. People cheered for her to continue. It was a time I will remember forever!
I could go on and on about this place. It is a place for anyone that is looking for magic! It's a place to come together and enjoy what matters in life...FAMILY!
I will come back again with my family...DEFINITELY!
I almost didn't want anyone to know how great this place was so we could enjoy it all ourselves... but I couldn't. :-)
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Large Lakefront Log Cabin W/Private Dock: Perfect for Reunions
Grand Lake Rocky Mountain National Park
Tampa, FL

Birthday surprise - best trip ever!

  • 5 of 5
My husband surprised me with a family trip for my 40th birthday. This was by far the most relaxing trip I've ever had. The cabin was stocked with everything we could have wanted - board games, fishing equipment, bikes, and more. Everyone from grandma to 7 year old boys had a great time. There was plenty of room for our group of 11 and everyone had space for quiet time. The beds were comfortable and the linens were nice. We ventured out for horseback riding and ATV's and saw elk and moose. I loved relaxing on the deck and watching the hummingbirds - there were so many! The firepit was used for s'more making and to keep everyone warm as the evenings were chilly. The people we met while fishing on the lake were wonderful and even helped us find the best spot to catch fish. You know it is a great trip when kids and teenagers aren't asking to look at iPads! My family can't wait to go back and plans to make an annual trip to Twin Pines cabin.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Large Lakefront Log Cabin W/Private Dock: Perfect for Reunions
Grand Lake Rocky Mountain National Park

Great cabin for a fun family vacation!

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time at this cabin for a family reunion. We had Grandparents, kids and infants staying with us for the week. The location was about 5 minutes from Grand Lake town with Rocky Mountain National Park being even closer. There were many activities accessible to us due to being in Grand Lake, but the main benefit of this property was the many activities on site! Fishing, canoeing, paddle boarding, paddleboating, kayaking, were some of the water sports we could do - and because the cabin is located on a large pond (lake?) the water was way warmer than Grand Lake (so swimming was no a problem). The depth averages about 3-4 feet from what we could tell so we were comfortable with our kid swimmers going out on canoes and boats alone. Also there is horseshoes, volleyball, hammocking, using a fire pit, as well as hiking trails a walk away. This was a great place to juts hang out and have outdoor activities - no one was inclined to stay inside (though I hear they have a Wii and Direct TV - which we did not use). I would consider this for any family visiting Grand Lake who has kids (ours were aged 11-2 - plus one of 2 months).
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Large Lakefront Log Cabin W/Private Dock: Perfect for Reunions
Grand Lake Rocky Mountain National Park
Castle Rock, CO

Magical Family Moment!

  • 5 of 5
I'm a teacher and a coach who has rented this Twin Pines Lodge twice now. I bring a group of high school runners to run and relax together as a team. Kami has provided us with an unmatched experience. The house and it's lake front area is the best on Sun Valley Lake. I've rented from over 6 different houses and Twin Pines is the best hands down. Most owners seem to be annoyed that people want to stay at their house but Kami makes us feel welcome like family. As a result my runners treat Twin Pines like their own. She has helped me build my cross country team into a true family. My runners wait in line to sign up for this summer camp. I'm very thankful for Kami and her beautiful house. Rent with confidence! This one's special.
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Large Lakefront Log Cabin W/Private Dock: Perfect for Reunions
Grand Lake Rocky Mountain National Park
Columbus, Ohio, USA

This place was great for us

  • 5 of 5
We had a group of 10 who came to Colorado for a golf/hiking trip. The place is great with tons to do and close proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park and Grand Lake Golf Course. It was fun to sit at the outdoor firepit and listen to the elk bugling in the evening. The house is well equipped and really worked for our group. The thing that sets this property apart from so many we have dealt with is the attentiveness of the owners. Kami was an absolute pleasure to work with and wanted to make sure our stay was enjoyable. I strongly recommend Twin Pines for families and any large group.
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Large Lakefront Log Cabin W/Private Dock: Perfect for Reunions
Grand Lake Rocky Mountain National Park

Awesome, escape from it all, fun!

  • 5 of 5
This is a beautiful lodge right on the edge of a gorgeous quiet lake. Kami and Tim greeted us and made us feel very welcome. There was just the two of us on a romantic get away... and the huge lodge actually felt very cosy... although it would also make a perfect extended family / friends get together with super comfortable beds and numerous bathrooms. We can't wait to return with a group! It's in a great location just off the national park and with loads of things to do close by... or you can simply relax, row in the lake, fish, cook (there is every cooking utensil you can possible need and an awesome grill outside) or play one of the many games (including table tennis, volleyball and table fussball). The outdoor sauna is a must, and we loved our evenings by the fire pit! 100% recommend this place and will definitely be back - thanks Kami and Tim.
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

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!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Denver International Airport at 100 Miles Nearest Barpub : Grand lake Village at 3 Miles Nearest Golf : Grand lake Golf Course at 3 Miles Nearest Motorway : HWY 34 at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Grand Lake Village at 3 Miles Nearest Ski : Sol Vista/Granby Ranch at 20 Miles Nearest Beach : our backyard! 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!


From $650 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
May 21 2015 - Jun 11 2015
5 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jun 12 2015 - Aug 17 2015
6 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 18 2015 - Sep 8 2015
5 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Late Fall/Early Winter
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 20 2015
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Year
Dec 21 2015 - Jan 3 2016
4 night minimum stay
2016 Early Summer
May 25 2016 - Jun 9 2016
5 night minimum stay
2016 Peak Summer
Jun 10 2016 - Aug 22 2016
6 night minimum stay
2016 Late Summer
Aug 23 2016 - Sep 11 2016
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $250.00
  • Cleaning $250.00 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 6.9%

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)

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Updated: May 23, 2015


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • 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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna ...

Onsite Services

  • Concierge


  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Waterfront


  • 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
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • 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

Floor Area

  • 3800 sq. ft.


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • 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.

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