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Luxury remodel of 900' cabin on meadow near river/WIFI/Cable TV

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

900 Sq.' Log Cabin Just Remodeled Sleeps 3-4/river And Mtn. Views/fully Equipped

Newly renovated 1 bedroom, 1 bath old, log cabin. This cabin sits with 2 others on a 6 acre meadow along the No. Fork of the Colo. river where it enters Shadow mountain lake. You are just 2 miles to grand Lake and RMNP. The view is across the meadow to the mountains. We are pet friendly. The cabin has been re-done with travertine bath and seamless glass shower, new floorings, new everything, the best linens and mattresses, lovely leather and wood furniture, etc.

Member since: 2013
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Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About tracee

I am the great granddaughter of Gus and Anna Spitzmiller who settled here in the late 1800's. Gus came to this area to mine Silver at Lulu City with others like the famous Squeeky Bob Wheeler. He eventually settled down and brought his wife Anna to Grand Lake and became the first Master Plumber in Grand County. Anna had the first indoor running water in the County. My grandmother, Barbara Lorens married Gordon Spitzmiller (Gus's son) and they joined their plumbing business with grandma's dairy farm--on what is now Shadow Mtn. Lake. Eventually Shadow Mtn Reservoir was made, and so, we have property all along the river to the lake.

tracee purchased this cabin in 1940

Why tracee chose Grand Lake

This is one of 3 cabins, plus a family home, I own in Grand Lake. This is the 1 bedroom, and is the smallest of the units, but still about 900 sq feet. All my cabins are BIG. It has been fully renovated on the inside, and many find it so cozy and romantic that they call it the 'Love Shack'. We also have a 2/1 vrbo # 454309, and a 3/1 Homeaway # 3564480. Or if you have a big group and want to splurge, you can rent our family home, vrbo # 490482.

What makes this cabin unique

Very private and gorgeous property with easy access on and off the main road and only 2 miles to the village of Grand lake. You can canoe in the wildlife area from our meadow ( as the whole property is surrounded on 3-sides by the Colo. river) in the Summer or snowmobile right across the lake to town and the trails in the Winter.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family and I were on a cross-country road trip,and we decided to spend a couple of nights in Grand Lake. The cabin was decorated nicely.The bathroom was clean and recently renovated. The fireplace and wall heaters kept the cabin very warm,even though it was cold outside. There was plenty of firewood. The property is amazing! The cabin is located very close to town and the entrance to the National Park. I would recommend this cabin, or any other on the property,to my friends and family, over and over again. Tracee, the owner, was incredible. She treated us like family and was very accomodating. I cannot imagine a better place to stay in Grand Lake.

I will most certainly be back. I will spread the word to all my colleagues and friends traveling from Florida.
Apr 2014
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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:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , new travertine tile throughout, seamless glass shower, etc.
  • Handmade beetlewood cabinets.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , day bed w/ memory foam mattress--very nice!
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , High-end mattress/Egyptian linens
  • pac and play available on request.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
I have a total of 3 cabins and a family home for rent on my property, which covers about 7 acres. riverfront, This one sits furthest from the river's edge--maybe 50 yds.--but you have a great view of the mountains as you look towards the river, across my meadow. I also have a 2/1 and a 3/1 that are riverfront--vrbo # 454309 and Homeaway #3564480, and a Residence (2700 sq. ft.) that sits right where the river enters the lake, vrbo # 490482.


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Luxury remodel of 900' cabin on meadow near river/WIFI/Cable TV
average rating of 4.661972 based on 73 reviews

Charming getaway to revive the soul!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place to stay. Romantic, relaxing, full of adventure at your fingertips if you choose, or just snuggle in by the fire and take in the wilderness through the large windows.

We love this place and the story behind the owner - which is in the guest book.

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so kind. Thanks! Tracee/owner
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Nice cabin with a good location, right on the water and a short drive to Grand Lake or Granby.

  • 4 of 5

The cabin is well maintained and perfectly sized for a couple (rustic romantic) or perhaps a couple with a small child (the day bed is too small for anyone of any size to sleep.) It was just the two of us, so it was just what we needed/wanted.

We visited in mid-June, during a hot spell. The cabin only has three windows that open (one in the bathroom) and only one window has a screen. While the other cabins on the property have porches, the Aunt Ann cottage does not, so keeping cool during the day involved going into the National Park. It seems better designed for winter (heaters and a wood stove) than summer use.

Rocky Mountain National Park, and all it offers, is just minutes away, as is National Forest land. We came for the quiet, the views and the hiking - all of which are great. What we didn't expect - but LOVED - was the canoeing.

While staying at the cottage, you are right on Shadow Mountain Lake, where the Colorado River enters the lake. The owners provide canoes, which we used in the mornings (in the calm, cool and quiet hours) to paddle around the nearby islands watching the osprey, ducks, white pelicans, deer and otter.

The cabin is perfectly functional and clean with all the necessary amenities. The caretaker, Caitie, was friendly, helpful & responsive. We found it to be a great base for day trips in the surrounding area, which has a LOT to offer outdoors.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We find people love it--generally--both summer and winter. Of course, you can't use our free canoes in the winter, as the river freezes over--the lake too. But lots of people come up and snowmobile in the winter--and then canoes and kayak and the National park--in the Summer. Come back and see us any time. Oh--and yes--the 2 and 3 bedrooms have decks and sit river front. They are VRBO 3564480 and VRBO 454309. We also have a home where the river enters the lake and it is 490482. This little 1 bedroom is our least expensive cabin, but no deck--sorry. Maybe someday we can add one. Tracee/owner.
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Cozy, quaint cabin. Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was cozy, peaceful and clean with a great view. Equipped with everything you needed. Great location. Amenities within a few miles from the cabin. It did get a little warm at night. I might suggest putting screens on the windows in order to open the windows to feel the cool breeze but keep the bugs out. I would stay here again if I am in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and we hope to have you back soon. Tracee/owner
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Knoxville, TN

Convenience, Clean, and Canoes!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was so clean, up-to-date with all the things we needed for a comfortable stay. It is conveniently located to the Rocky Mountain National Park and the town of Grand Lake. The use of the canoes put this location over the top for us!!! Great memories for our 25th wedding anniversary!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much. And Happy belated Anniversary. Tracee/owner
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Denver, Colorado United States

Love Shack cabin!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were relaxing for our anniversary. The cabin is absolutely beautiful inside. The kitchen was completely stocked with everything we needed. There were games for us to play and the fireplace in the bedroom area was divine. The weather was a little rainy one evening and the warmth from the fire was so nice. We will definitely recommend the little “love shack” to our friends!

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. We are glad you found us and enjoyed your stay. In 6 weeks or so the canoes will be out and the river open and they are included in your rental rate. Tracee/owner
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Quaint, Quiet getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was so homey! My best friend and I had a blast using this as our home-base while we enjoyed escaping our respective cities! Loved having the wood stove burning and watching for wildlife outside the huge windows!

Will definitely be returning in the summer!


  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much, and we are glad you enjoyed our cabin. Please come back this summer. In the summer we have canoes and kayaks included, as well as, the firewood. Tracee/owner
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Grand Lake
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Grand lake Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
US Hwy 34
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Grand lake
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Granby ranch
Nearest Beach
800 Miles
San diego
Car: recommended

We are on the West border of Rocky mountain National park.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin near the Grand Lake, Colorado

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Summer 2018
6 Jul 2018 - 10 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Fall Colors
11 Sep 2018 - 29 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
low winter
30 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas and New Years
21 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning £75.38 + Tax
Pet Fee £30.46

Check in is at 3:30 p. and check out is at 10:30 a. We DO NOT use APPS. Any messages to you by VRBO apps are not authorized by us. Please make all contact with us through this email site or by emailing the owner at

Cleaning required by my housekeeper, at least 1 time/week--additional services available at any time upon your request and 24 hour notice.

If lost, wanting to check out a free canoe, paddle boat, or kayak, or for any on-site questions, call Caitie at 970-531-7057

No WIFI in cabin but an outdoor WIFI Haven area w/ connection ion my property--FREE--3 minute walk.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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