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Beautiful Cabin on Private Lake

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,750 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

The Buffalo Lodge is a custom hand-hewn log home located directly on Sun Valley Lake and is a perfect year round getaway providing many recreational opportunities. Whether it’s spring, summer, fall or winter, our Lodge offers a beautiful retreat for you to relax and enjoy your time off.

The cabin sleeps up to 10 people and it features 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The master bedroom is very large with a king size bed and has a jetted tub for you comfort. The second bedroom features a queen bed and two twin bed and the third bedroom has a king bed and bunk beds. The house has a porch on the lake side and a large side porch both with beautiful lake views.

The cabin features a large great room, (circular) that attaches to the kitchen. This is a great room for relaxing or entertaining. The kitchen is fully equipped. There is satellite TV, DVD player, gas BBQ, and laundry facilities for linens and towels. There is also a canoe for fishing or just boating around Sun Valley Lake. There is a large open space on the grounds, with a playground, BBQ pit and picnic tables for larger groups. You may also walk to the Colorado River just a few hundred yards from the home via our private access area.

Our cabin is nestled in the mountains at 8,700’, between Rocky Mountain National Park (800 feet away by foot), and the Arapaho National Forest (a few blocks away). The cabin is a few miles north of Grand Lake, Colorado and just a short distance from the entrance to the west gate of Rocky Mountain National Park. The cabin is located on Sun Valley Lake a private 22 acre lake providing a great escape year around. No fishing licenses are necessary for this private lake and the lake is stocked with Rainbow trout.

In the summer, the mornings are cool enough for a sweatshirt or jacket, while the afternoons are warm enough for shorts and short-sleeved shirts. Fall begins in September as the Aspen leaves turn a spectacular yellow and the elk begin to bugling around the cabin. Winter is beautiful at the cabin with snowmobiling, cross country skiing or snow shoeing. The cabin's wood stove keeps you warm while you enjoy your time away or visiting during the holidays with your family and friends.

Come join us for you next getaway and enjoy nature at its best!

Keywords: Cabin - Log Home

More Details

Larry Cooper
Member since: 2002
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2018

About Larry Cooper

Our house is perfect for families. We have been bringing our kids and grandkids to Grand Lake for over 25 years. Great place to be in nature and enjoy the fresh air, incredible wildlife and relax.

Larry Cooper purchased this cabin in 1987

Why Larry Cooper chose Grand Lake

Our home is on a private lake that is stocked with Rainbow Trout. We have a canoe for enjoying the lake or you can just sit down by the lake and enjoy the beautiful views and sunsets.

We have a large circular great room that is perfect for your family. Living room, dining room and kitchen all in one large area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Larry,

I just wanted to let you know how much we all enjoyed our time at Buffalo Lodge.

The kids had a ball using the canoe and trying to catch some fish. Our younger

grandchildren made friends with children in the cabin next door and kept quiet

busy exploring and playing. The house was lovely and we were all very

comfortable. The house accommodated the ten of us with no problems what so

ever. We enjoyed going into the park each night to watch the elk and even saw 8

moose during our stay.

I think we followed all instructions and hope you found that everything was in

order when we left. We started the linens and towels, ran the dishwasher and

took all trash to the dumpster. As far as we know, everything was left in good


We did take some wood scraps that were under the porch and stack them to make a

short, level, extra step to make it easier for me to access the step at the

front porch. My husband was worried that I would fall because my 20 year old

grandson had turned his ankle stepping down at that location because it was a

bit uneven. Once they fashioned the little step I was able to manage getting

onto the porch (with the aid of my walker) much easier. However, when we were

half way up Trail Ridge on our way to Denver we realized that we had not

disassembled the step and put the wood back under the porch where we found it.

I hope this was not a problem.

We just wanted you to know how much we enjoyed our stay. The house was lovely,

the location was beautiful, and we all had a grand time. The grandchildren (4,

8, 9, 19, & 20) loved their adventures in the mountains and on the lake. The

grand end of the trip was that they got to have a snow ball fight and build a

snow man when we were up on Trail Ridge ...... this was quiet a thrill for

Texans! It was hard to believe that two days later we arrived back in Texas to

temperature over 100 degrees. We all wanted to turn around and head back to

beautiful Colorado.

I hope you found everything in order.

Annette Novominsky
Jun 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin near the Grand Lake near the Grand County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Master Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Jacuzzi
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Snowmobile Trail Head 1/4 mile from cabin, Rocky Mountain National Park 1/4 mile from Cabin, BBQ Pit and picnic tables, Colorado River just a few hundred yard away. Great fishing in our stock lake (rainbow trout).


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Beautiful Cabin on Private Lake
average rating of 4.75 based on 26 reviews

The cabin was perfect. Furnished and decorated to provide the lake cabin feel.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for allowing our family to rent and enjoy your cabin. It was perfect for us as a base camp for taking day trips around the area. Getting to see moose, elk and other wildlife was so exciting. The close proximity to RMNP was great. The huge dining table was wonderful to be able to all sit down for meals and the big windows overlooking the lake were awesome. Again, Thanks for sharing your little piece of heaven in the Rockies.

Jim and Lura Lawrence

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Stay At Buffalo Lodge

  • 5 of 5

My mother needed a long weekend getaway after surgery and being on a knee walker for 8 weeks. Getting into the cabin from the parking lot was easy...just one step. The cabin had everything we needed and it was very clean. There were two new sofas and new carpet. I would definitely rent the cabin again.

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect for 8 seventy-eight yr olds! The only issue was possible tripping over the entry way flagstone where it met the carpet.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place. We had an awesome time.

The cabin was perfect...the best furnished kitchen I'd ever been in!

The sheets were a dream!

So very clean.

Thank you so much!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and location, have stayed there many times

  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blew away our expectations

  • 5 of 5

We knew the property was going to be great, but in person it was absolutely beautiful! Upon arrival, the house was wonderfully clean and smelled clean as well. It was so great being on the private lake, the fishing was excellent! It was within walking distance of horseback rentals for trail rides, as well as atv rentals. It only took a couple minutes to get to the town of Grand Lake, but was far enough to feel more remote, which was a huge plus for us. We were a group of 6 adults and 4 children, and we all had a bed and slept comfortably. We highly recommend this property, and hope to go there again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Lake Lodge
On the Trail Rentals
Grand Pizza
Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Grand Lake, CO
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Grand Lake, CO
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Grand Lake, CO
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Winter Park, CO
Car: necessary

Horse back riding, hiking, biking, hunting, beer drinking or lemonade by the lake or back porch. We love to go out and see the moose and elk all around the cabin or in the Rocky Mountain National Park that is across the street.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £71.8
Refundable Damage Deposit £302.32

Cancellation: Rentals cancelled more than 90 days from dates book will receive a full refund. Rentals within 60 to 90 days will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations 59 days or less before rental will receive a 25% refund. Cancellations within 30 days No refund. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made within 60 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment and reservation deposit. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent.

Thank you for staying at Buffalo Lodge! Because the cabin is a privately owned home, you’ll find it is well kept, cozy and decorated with personal touches and items. Please treat it with respect and leave it the way you find it, with all amenities and property intact. This will allow all of us, both owners and renters, to continue to enjoy this very special setting. We hope your stay is comfortable and enjoyable. By renting our cabin, you agree to abide by the rules of the house and of the neighborhood, exercise reasonable care, to be responsible for damage to or loss of property during your stay, and to pay the cost of repairs or replacement of all missing or damaged property.

There is a $95 fee for cleaning the house after your departure. Additional cleaning charges will be deducted from your deposit if there is heavy soiling or if the house is not left as you found it. Additional Cleaning fees are billed at $50 per hour. After the cleaning service has cleaned and taken inventory, we will return your deposit. You can expect to receive your deposit within 2-3 weeks. In many cases the cleaning fee is only held on your CC and not charged until additional cleaning or damage is found. If you are interested in saving some rental money, please inform us that you would like to clean the linens (remake the beds) and towels and return to where you found them, clean the bathrooms, vacuum the carpet and just leave the house as you found it. (can save up to $50 per rental)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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