2 Bedroom, 3 Bath Retreat, Fireplace, Lake & Mountain Views, Fun/Relaxing Design
John and Dianne Hammer
- English, We can take written inquiries in Spanish.
About John and Dianne Hammer
We are John and Dianne Hammer and are residents of Denver, but have always considered Grand County our second home, as we spend so much time here every year. We're originally from Minnesota, but have lived in Colorado since 1993. Dianne is a rare and antiquarian book dealer, and writer, and designed the look for Lakeview Haven's interior. John is in the construction field and did the heavy lifting and creative work to implement Dianne's design. Both are athletes -- John in biathlon and Dianne in triathlon -- and love the outdoors. We are parents and grandparents, and consider this home a legacy for our family.
John and Dianne Hammer purchased this House in 2018
Why John and Dianne Hammer chose Grand Lake
We have always loved this area of Grand County and particularly this neighborhood because of its grand views across the lake. We had rented other vacation houses in this area for years and have kept an eye out for the gem that would work for us. This house caught our attention because of its views, property size, large deck and good bones. It's one level up from the flats right next to the lake, so we have the good views, but not the difficult access that properties higher up the ridge have. We are remaking the home in a style that reflects our aesthetic and Scandinavian heritage and that will feel comfortable and relaxing for our guests.
What makes this House unique
It's all about the views, baby! Plus we have a design aesthetic that's a little different than the typical Colorado mountain vacation rental. And we have truly curated it, rather than just put furniture and belongings in the house. We are so close to the lake, have a good privacy feel because of the our house's position on our lot and the trees, and have a good amount of parking for multiple guests' vehicles or sports trailers. You can access our house from County Road 644 up a slight hill, or from above on County Road 645, which provides easier access in the winter. We are close to highway 34, but not too close, so it's pretty quiet. The opportunities for sports and activities is endless, and there's great wilflife-watching.
No smoking/vaping of any kind inside or outside.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Quiet Hours 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. per County Regulations.
Keep all vehicles in the drive. No vehicles on street.
No cleaning fish at the house. Gut fish where caught.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Had a wonderful time! Very clean and cozy.
Lovely guests and good communication. Thank you for taking good care of our house. We appreciate you!
Lake View Have Heaven
The booking process, communication, and check in were all easy and smooth. The location is wonderful, there really is a lovely view of the lake. The cabin was equipped like a home from home and our hosts had most bases covered. Exceptional is the right word I think. We were all very happy there.
Thank you for taking the time to review our property and your stay. You were exceptional guests, as well. "We were all very happy there" makes us very happy. That's our goal.
The perfect fit!
My family was SO impressed with this beautiful home. Fully stocked with everything you'd need. Something that surprised me was just how QUIET this area is. You won't get that anywhere else. It's so peaceful. We spent most the time out on the porch. It's beautiful views there and comfortable outside furniture. It's at a fantastic location. A beautiful drive up through the mountains from denver. Then it's just a few miles from the west entrance of the Rocky Mountains National Park. The trails on that side are nice and less crowded. We also saw FOUR moose out there, so I recommend staying on this side of the park. Anyway, I had also asked a few questions about the trip and what all was there in the kitchen...the owners replied very quickly and friendly. There are lots of windows to look out and open up to get the fresh mountain air. We're from Texas, so we soaked in every moment we could up there. Thanks so much for making our vacation so memorable and comfortable. I totally recommend this stay, they have EVERYTHING you could think of and more. It's your own little home for the time you rent it out. Thank you! :)
We are SO glad you came to visit Colorado from Texas and stayed at Lakeview Haven. It sounds like you got a lot from your trip. And seeing four moose: What a treat. .... We really do want our guests to be happy with their stay, have fun with the interior design, not lack for any supplies, and LOVE the view from the deck and inside. Thank you for writing such an extended review, and we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit.
Wonderful property! We loved the deck and the view, the comfortable retro style and the incredible thoughtful details. A real delight!
Thank you for being our first VRBO guests. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and that you appreciated the details, which we've worked hard to achieve. You were tip-top guests! I stopped by to deliver supplies after you left, and you left it in such nice condition. Thank you.