Perfect Colorado getaway for your multi-family vacation or reunion! Classic log home on 1 acre lakefront property w/ 6 bedrooms, plus 2 loft sleeping areas, 4 bathrooms and 2 full kitchens/2 living areas-it's like 2 homes in one! (rental rates include entire property).
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 Mtn Natl Park and the Arapahoe Natl Forest, 5 min. from downtown Grand Lake. Property is abundant with wildlife (Moose, and Elk graze here) and includes private dock, sandy beach, use of three boats (canoe, kayak, pedal boat), 2 fire pits (one wood, other propane), outdoor sauna, sand volleyball court, hammock, horseshoe pit, ping pong, board games, 2 50' HD TV's w/DVD, wii game system,/video games, DirectTV, book/DVD library. 4 mountain bikes and fishing poles are also included in the rental.
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 peaceful seclusion directly adjacent to Rocky Mtn Natl Park, yet only 3 miles from downtown Grand Lake, approx 90 min from Denver. Ski at the family-friendly resort Sol Vista only 25 minutes away, or Winter Park Resort, only 45 minutes away.
Our inviting, spacious log home is fully furnished and well-equipped with every amenity! 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.
With approx. 4000 sq ft and two very distinct living spaces, Twin Pines is perfect for the families who want to vacation together, but not be on top of each other. The cozy 'Historic side' has 4 bedrooms: 3 main floor bedrooms (King master suite, large bunkroom, small queen bedroom) plus a queen loft bedroom and separate loft sleeping space. 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.
So much to do on or within walking distance to this property--you don't even have to leave! 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, 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 bike 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. Roast marshmallows in the beach firepit under a brilliant star-filled sky.
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) A resort at the end of the road rents ATV's and snowmobiles and guided horseback trail rides through Rocky Mtn Nat'l Park.
The wonderful, family-friendly town of Grand Lake less than 5 min. 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 family beach, downtown 'boardwalk' w/ local art galleries, gift shops, restaurants, live music, cafes, ice-cream shops, award-winning live theater shows, go-karts, etc.
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.
changeover days where noted are Friday, Sat or Sunday . Rates subject to change. Some holiday rates are not indicated (Memorial Day, President's day, Labor Day, etc). We will allow bookings for less than the required # of days where possible.