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Star Cabin: Beautiful Mountain & Lake Views, Fire Pit, Wildlife, Kids' Fort!


Property Details

Updated: Sep 18, 2016
Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Come stay in our charming, mountain lake home and enjoy the gorgeous, 180 degree views of Rocky Mountain National Park and Shadow Mountain Lake. Cook up a hearty breakfast in the kitchen and enjoy a cup of coffee while savoring the views, quiet location, and easy access to numerous activities. An artesian spring and willow bushes provide natural attractions for moose, fox, elk and other animals which you will likely see during your visit.

Spend a fun-filled day skiing, snowshoeing or browsing the shops in Grand Lake. How about sledding or cross country skiing with your family? This cabin is the ideal place for you to make those special memories that will last a lifetime. Have fun hanging out together and getting away from it all - enjoy board games, doing a puzzle, or just relaxing in the laid back Colorado mountains.

Have lunch or dinner in one of the many fine local restaurants. Perhaps you will decide to explore the night life in the valley, or maybe a relaxing evening at home is in order. The full kitchen has everything you need to make a wonderful home-cooked meal.

Return to the cozy cabin after a busy day in the mountains and sink into the soft recliner couch with a bowl of popcorn to watch a movie. When it's time for bed, climb our signature spiral staircase to the master bedroom and loft, aka 'the fort,' which is perfect for the young and the young at heart. Then nestle under the warm quilts for sweet dreams, until you awake to another amazing day in Grand Lake, Colorado.

**We also own the Moose Cabin, #218770. Rent one or both cabins! They are on the same 1/2 acre, but separate. A great place for two families to stay.***

Keywords: Log Cabin

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

We love the Grand Lake area and all of the outdoor activities it offers. We especially enjoy relaxing at the cabin when we are not going up to work! As lovely as the cabin is, we are always making improvements. We figure if we are comfortable there, our guests will be as well.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

and how clean it is. We really enjoyed our stay. Our last adventure was having a hummingbird get stuck in the house. We finally got it out, poor baby. Hope to come again. :)
Jul 2016
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26 Reviews

based on 26 traveler reviews


Nice Woodsy Cabin on the best side of RMNP!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin, nice and close to RMNP. We spent most of our time on the decks whenever we could, which really adds to the place. The wildlife is abundant! Within a half hour after sunset, we saw a bull moose, 3 mule deer, a fox and two black bear within 100' of the cabin. And there is a hot springs nearby to soak your weary bones after hiking all day in the Park. Our only complaint, is that the carpeted floor could have been cleaned better, more dust and must than we prefer.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Star Cabin was everything we wanted and then some...

  • 5 of 5

The owners, Angie & Bob were great. Angie called me once she approved the reservation and was very accommodating. She emailed info on things to do around Grand Lake, what to pack and how to get to the cabin. The Star Cabin had everything we needed to make some home cooked meals and the views are just amazing. This was our second stay in Grand Lake and would absolutely stay at the Star Cabin again. Thanks for the memories.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Star Cabin for a week with our five-year-old son and nine-month-old daughter, and it was perfect for us! Our son loved the spiral staircase and his own fort to sleep in. We loved the view, the deck, the full kitchen and grill, and the young male moose who visited us two evenings in a row. The location, too, was great, as we took day trips to RMNP and Winter Park, while visiting Grand Lake and Granby for meals out. Thank you to the Zimmerers for taking such good care of their property and making our stay so easy!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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boiling springs, sc

Cozy and amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at star cabin. It was cozy and the view was amazing! We loved the area because it was not to busy. We did a few hikes and went to the Rocky Mountain National Park. Location is perfect! Thank you for letting stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible spot!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is very cute, well-maintained, clean and very comfortable. The views are gorgeous and it has such easy access to very quaint downtown Grand Lake and Rocky Mountain National Park. The owner was so easy to work with and I will absolutely recommend Star Cabin to anyone traveling to this area.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fort Myers, FL and Medina, OH

Staying here greatly enhanced our RMNP vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is great! We had wonderful views of Shadow Mtn. Lake and the owners arranged for us to have FANTASTIC WEATHER as well :-). I can't say enough good things. First of all, the cabin is stocked with what you will need, plus more. It is also decorated with such attention to the last detail -- in cabin style. The kitchen is sufficiently furnished with all your important appliances and kitchen AND grilling tools. We made our breakfasts and packed lunches for hiking all day at RMNP. We made dinners at the cabin....mostly grilled. We ate on the deck. And there are 2 decks! And we had a nice surprise visit by a daddy moose on one of our nights there, complete with a portrait sitting too (he stayed a long while!). You will have all the amenities you will need if you stay here. And the park entrance is only 5 minutes away. How about them apples? We had been to RMNP 8 years ago but we rented a house in Estes Park. We are so happy to have picked the Grand Lake side this is much MUCH less congested/busy/crazy than the Estes Park side. Plus, we had the lakes to enjoy. We went horseback riding one day and kayaking another day. Added to the hiking days, we had a blast. We have 2 boys, 12 and 13. They fit into the fort but if you have more people, there's a futon in the master bedroom (in addition to the bed) and I think the living room has a pullout too. And the owners have board games, including a chess set, that you can occupy yourself with at night. The town of Grand Lake has a lot of places to eat and shop as well and feels like a small western town (less touristy than EP). Come to Rocky Mountain and stay at this cabin! You will not regret it.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

Skiing, hiking, wildlife, views, fishing, boating, snowshoeing! We really love to get out of the city and kick back in the mountains.

Activity and Interests

Quilting Shops, Local Microbrew Pub, Miniature Golf Course featured in Popular Mechanics, Rocky Mountain National Park, Trail Ridge Road, Snowshoeing, ATV Rentals


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Aug 20 2016 - Oct 8 2016
2 night minimum stay
Fall to Winter
Oct 9 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.7%

Please read the rental agreement, particularly the cancellation clause, before you accept the terms. Last minute reservations are nearly impossible to rebook. We urge you to consider vacation insurance if you think cancellation is a possibility for you and you don't want to lose your payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

5/09: Recently, we had a gorgeous moose wander across our property. We quietly trailed it, taking many pictures. What a huge animal - we certainly kept our distance! We've observed elk while eating out on the deck. The winter snowfalls are amazing. We had 3 feet out in the yard this winter! The summers are cooler than in Boulder, and we can see far more stars!

Property Type

  • cabin


  • Broadband Access
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet


  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Dining Area


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Water View


  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Loft
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 in The Fort, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) futon


  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

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


  • Hair Dryer, Fire Pit, Sunroom, Spiral Staircase, The Fort (a sleeping loft)

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