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

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Available for year-round rentals, now booking 2014 and 2015! Plan now for the perfect Colorado getaway for your multi-family vacation or reunion. 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 includes private dock, private sandy beach, 2 fire pits (one wood, other propane), hammock, horseshoe pit, volleyball court, ping pong, foosball, outdoor sauna, board games, 2 50' HD TV's w/DVD and Direct TV, wii game system w/video games, book/DVD library. Property also provides use of 4 mountain bikes, canoe, pedal boat, kayak, life vests and fishing poles--it's everything you need for the Colorado experience you're dreaming of! (for additional photos, visit our Twin Pines Facebook page via link at end of listing)

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.

Explore the extensive library of books, DVD's, video games and board games, 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

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house rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • 2 story house
    • floor area 3800 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • lakefront
      • Home is on 1 acre lakefront lot on Sun Valley Lake, a 25 acre private stocked lake Private dock w/ canoe, kayak and pedal boat (plus life vests); fishing gear provided.
    • mountain
    • waterfront
    • mountain view
      • View across the lake is foothills of the Arapohoe National Forest. White capped Never Summer Mountains viewable from dock, and the rest of Rocky Mountains surround the front.
    • lake view
    • lake
    • river
  • Theme
    • adventure
    • sports & activities
    • away from it all
    • family
    • romantic
    • tourist attractions
  • General
    • living area
    • backpack
    • hair dryer
    • parking off street
      • Large circle drive accomodates 6 cars easily.
    • iron & board
    • wireless internet
      • Wifi available on property through our Verizon internet hub. It's not very fast, but usable for emailing, basic internet functions!
    • wood stove
      • (2) 2 wood stoves provide cozy ambience and natural heat source. Wood provided. Firewood, paper and starter logs provided
    • living room
      • 2 main living rooms plus additional loft living room.
    • parking for rv/boat/trailer
      • Our property includes the 1/2 acre lot next to us, which is a decent spot for parking boats/trailers.No hookups or dumping, RV's and tent camping prohibited.
    • wood fireplace
      • Large, custom wood stove insert within a large stone fireplace. Firewood, paper and starter logs provided
    • free long distance
      • Domestic long distance calls are free. No international calls please.
    • activities guide
    • alarm clock
    • ceiling fans
    • filtered water
    • firewood
    • laundry soap
    • local activities guide
    • local maps
    • paper towels
    • local restaurant guide
    • shampoo
    • basic soaps
    • toilet paper
    • parking
      • up to 6 cars easily.
    • garage
      • There is a two car garage, but one bay has a ping pong table/rec area. Other bay houses bikes and toys.
    • internet
      • wifi provided
    • towels provided
      • bath towels, washcloths provided, plus additional beach towels for outdoor use.
    • washing machine
      • Guests may use our washer and dryer as needed. It is a brand new front-loading Whirlpool Duet set. Laundry soap is provided.
    • clothes dryer
      • Brand new in 2012! Whirlpool Duet dryer.
    • fireplace
    • telephone
      • For your saftey and convenience you may use our cabin phone if your cell service doesn't wrok. (Verizon service is excellent, others usable but often spotty)
    • heating
      • electric heat with thermostats for each room. Wood stoves also provide wonderful additional heat.
    • linens provided
      • High quality, designer bedding provided for all beds and convertible beds. Down comforters, handmade quilts, high thread-count sheets, soft blankets and throws, quality pillows.
  • Kitchen
    • dishwasher
      • Brand new!
    • refrigerator
      • (2) 1 full-size refrigerator, 1 apartment size refrigerator plus 1 wine fridge
    • freezer
    • microwave
      • (2) 2 microwaves
    • blender
    • coffee grinder
    • stove
    • dishes & utensils
      • All dishes, utensils, wine glasses, cooking utensils, pots & pans, bakeware, etc.
    • coffee maker
      • 2 coffee makers plus extra thermal caraffe for keeping additional coffee hot.
    • stove
      • 2 stoves
    • oven
    • kitchen
      • (2) 2 complete kitchens, 1 with dishwasher and full-size oven, the other has large counter-top convection oven. Fridge is full-size on Historic side, apartment size on Chalet Side
    • grill
    • 4 ring stove
    • catering available
      • Several local restaurants can provide catering. Please inquire in advance for more information
    • toaster
    • cooking utensils
      • Lots of cooking utensils and applainces for your convenience!
    • pantry items
      • Many staples/condiments provided: Flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, cooking oil, spices, tea, coffee.
  • Dining
    • child's highchair
    • dining
      • Large farmhouse dining table in Historic side provides seating for 14+. Outdoor dining table provides seating for 10 at the table, with additional seating areas on deck. Extra folding table provided.
    • dining area
  • Pool / Spa
    • sauna
      • Outdoor sauna with dressing room--use year-round!
  • 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, beds for 16-20
    • 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 for adults
    • books for kids
    • foosball
    • game room
      • Ping Pong table and Foosball in finished, heated garage rec room.
    • games for kids
    • dvd player
      • All TV's have DVD player (3 total)
    • books
      • Large library of hundreds of books plus children's books, local guidebooks, etc.
    • games
      • Numerous board games, cards, etc.
    • music library
      • High Quality i-Home docking station/speakers (no ipod provided--please bring your own!)
    • ping pong table
    • video library
      • (2) Numerous DVD's (approx 100 movies/shows) including popular TV series (Glee, Madmen, 24, Grey's Anatomy) and many family movies, drama, action and romantic comedies.
    • video game console
      • Wii with numerous games and multiple remotes.
    • video games
      • Wii games to choose from
    • satellite / cable
      • DirectTV available on 2 TV's. (150+ channels)
    • toys
      • Sand toys, shovel/pail, etc
    • television
      • (3) 2 Flat Screen LED/HD 50' TV's each with DVD player 1 Flat screen LED/HD 26' TV with DVD player in Master bedroom.
    • vcr
    • stereo
    • cd player
  • Outside
    • bicycles
      • 2 adult mountain bikes and 2 kid-size mountain bikes.
    • boat
      • 1 peddle-boat with life vests
    • outdoor grill
      • large outdoor grill with side burner, propane provided
    • deck / patio
      • More than 800 square feet of outdoor deck overlooking lake. Easy access (only a few stairs) to sprawling yard/beachfront/firepit and private dock. Seating for 10-14
    • water sports gear
      • 2 inner tubes for river-tubing or lake lounging, plus life vests, fishing gear, etc.
    • ski & snowboard
      • 2 pairs of high-quality snow sdhoes available for use. House is approx 25 minutes from Sol Vista/Granby Ranch Ski area and 45 minutes from Winter park.
    • child's swing
    • canoe
    • kayak / canoe
      • 1 canoe with paddles/lifevests 1 Kayak/paddle
    • golf
      • championship 18 hole golf course located 3 miles from house.
    • outdoor entertainment area
    • shed
    • beach chairs
    • beach towels
    • binoculars
    • boat with paddles
    • small cooler
    • fish cleaning table
    • pedal boat
    • wood deck
    • boat dock
    • outdoor grill gas
    • walkway to water
  • Suitability
    • events allowed
    • minimum age limit for renters
      • Please contact owner for more information. We do not rent to college groups unless specifically screened.
    • children welcome
      • We welcome all ages of children, but please be aware that property is not baby proofed. Waterfront access is not fenced, young children must be supervised at all times for their safety.
    • non smoking only
      • No smoking inside. Smoking permitted outside on dock only. Outdoor smoking prohibited county-wide during fire ban. (must smoke inside vehicle)
    • pets not allowed
      • Sorry, we do not allow pets and are firm about this. Thank you for understanding.
    • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Onsite Services
    • concierge
  • 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.

activities and attractions in Grand Lake Rocky Mountain National Park

  • Attractions
    • museums
    • live theater
    • restaurants
    • autumn foliage
    • churches
    • cinemas
    • forests
    • library
    • marina
    • playground
    • pond
    • waterfalls
  • Leisure Activities
    • shopping
    • sledding
    • horseback riding
    • miniature golf
    • wildlife viewing
    • paddle boating
    • scenic drives
    • walking
    • bird watching
    • boating
    • sight seeing
    • photography
    • horseshoes
    • antiquing
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • snowmobiling
    • ice skating
    • spelunking
    • hot air ballooning
    • hunting
    • hiking
    • cross country skiing
    • swimming
    • water skiing
    • snowboarding
    • sailing
    • tennis
    • golf
    • cycling
    • kayaking
    • mountain biking
    • rock climbing
    • skiing
    • fly fishing
    • freshwater fishing
    • hunting big game
    • hunting small game
    • mountain climbing
    • mountaineering
    • water tubing
    • whitewater rafting
    • jet skiing
    • rafting
    • fishing
    • wind-surfing

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  • owner Kami Gilmour
  • phone 970-689-5830

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vacation rental rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:

Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
Jul 8 2014 - Aug 31 2014
6 nights
Early Fall
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 12 2014
3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Late Fall
Oct 13 2014 - Nov 30 2014
2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Year
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 3 2015
5 nights
Jan 4 2015 - Apr 5 2015
3 nights
Apr 6 2015 - May 24 2015
2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer
May 25 2015 - Jul 2 2015
5 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
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 $185 per stay)
Tax Rate 6.7%

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traveler reviews for this grand lake house rental

Birthday surprise - best trip ever!

Review submitted: August 21, 2014   Date of arrival: August 6, 2014

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.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Great cabin for a fun family vacation!

Review submitted: July 2, 2014   Date of arrival: June 15, 2014

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).

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, sight seeing

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Magical Family Moment!

Review submitted: October 31, 2013   Date of arrival: June 13, 2013

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.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 1 / 2


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Grand Lake vacation rental

This vacation rental has been listed since 12/26/2011.