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Dog Friendly with Lake and Mountain Views!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,478 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Over 1400 square feet of comfortable living in the heart of the Grand Lake area

Bear Crossing Cabin is a comfortable, dog-friendly cabin on a hill overlooking Shadow Mountain Lake with panoramic views of mountains and national forest. Mount Bryant, with its natural crescent moon and sun shapes can be seen from the living room and the large deck. Our cabin is minutes from all the fun the Grand Lake area has to offer. Less than 10 minutes to Grand Lake Village, 13 minutes to the western entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, 5 minutes to County Road 4 and snowmobile trails, and less than 2 minutes to the Green Ridge public boat launch. We are 15 minutes to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at the Grand Lake Nordic center, 20 minutes to Ski Granby Ranch for a taste of alpine skiing, and only 40 minutes from Winter Park Resort for those seeking the thrill of Mary Jane.

This 2 bedroom 1.75 bath cabin is on over .75 acres of land and features a 300 square foot loft for reading, relaxing, game play, or for an extra sleeping area. We have a mini multi-game table that interchanges between table tennis and pool, and a variety of family-friendly games suitable for all ages.

Walk into the large, open great room and have a seat on the comfortable three-person couch, or cozy up on the over-sized chair with your feet up on the ottoman to watch TV or gaze out the window. Have dinner on the large deck or in the dining area. We have a very well stocked kitchen with all of your utensil and cooking needs. Sauce pans, fry pans, bakeware, cutlery, plates, cutting boards, and even a crock pot and blender are available for your use. We stay in the cabin too, and love to cook, so we made sure to stock the cabin with everything we (and you) would need for that purpose, including a chef's knife, utility knife, filet knife, and bread knife.

As you walk down the hall of Bear Crossing Cabin, you will find a large closet to your right that houses a washer and dryer for your use. A closet next to it houses some linens and a first aid kit...just in case that fish proves harder to filet than you thought! Continue to the end of the hallway and you will find a bedroom on each side. To the right is the master bedroom with a beautiful, custom-made beetle-kill pine queen-sized bed. You will also find a 6 drawer chest and a walk in closet that includes a laundry bag, an extra pillow, blanket, iron and ironing board, and additional sheets and duvets. Across the hall is the second bedroom with a 9 drawer dresser, a full length mirror, and large reach-in closet and a queen sized, custom-made rustic bed made from beetle kill and pallet boards. Each bed features a brand new mattress. We know that not everyone sleeps on the same firmness of mattress, so each bedroom features a different level of firmness. The master bedroom has a luxury, plush top, moderately firm mattress. The second bedroom has a comfortable pillow-top for those who prefer a less-firm mattress and more of a sink-in feeling. We use 400 thread count sateen sheets for a luxurious, comfortable night sleep. We also have seasonal duvets to provide you the right amount of warmth in each season.

The master bathroom is en-suite to the master bedroom and has a shower. There is a full bath with a tub/shower combination in the bathroom in the hallway. We provide towel sets for all guests to be used in the cabin, but beach towels are the responsibility of guests.

Take a stroll from the living room out onto the large, wrap-around deck. We feature a patio dining table that seats six with an umbrella that is easily cranked open and also tilts to accommodate various positions of the sun. Walk the deck towards the north side of the house and you will find a portion of the deck that is covered. This area houses our three-burner gas grill for your use, and a porch swing with mountain views and views of Shadow Mountain Lake.

To the south side of the house, you will find a fire-pit area with plenty of bench seating. Roast marshmallows for smores, or warm up in the evening while enjoying a starry night.

We love dogs and have two very large ones, so Bear Crossing Cabin is, naturally, dog-friendly. You and your fur friends will find a variety of flowers, fir trees, and aspen on the large property. At night, the foliage from this nature helps increase the feeling of privacy. We are also a short distance from a variety of dog-friendly hiking trails, including the Granby Pump Canal that carries water from Lake Granby to Shadow Mountain Lake, and a woodsy area with multiple trails where dogs can roam off-leash.

In addition to being dog lovers, we are art lovers and like to support working artists. Much of the decor was created by Colorado artists, and the beds, coffee table, outside cedar bench, and bed-side tables were custom-made by a family-owned company in Wyoming.

We hope you enjoy Bear Crossing Cabin and all it has to offer as much as we do!

More Details

Bear Crossing Cabin, LLC - Jennifer and David Mayhew
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2017

About Bear Crossing Cabin, LLC - Jennifer and David Mayhew

We first stayed in the Grand Lake area four years ago in a tiny lodge that allowed our 75 pound dog, Yogi, for an extra fee. We loved the area so much that we continued to visit several times a year. Yogi loved the area too, but we often had a difficult time finding an affordable, dog-friendly rental. Then, we adopted Izzy, and it proved even more difficult to find an affordable rental that would allow two large dogs.

Each time we visited the Grand Lake area with our dogs, we could see how much Yogi and Izzy (affectionately referred to as Yogi-Bear and Izzy-Bear) loved the area. Like us, they love hiking, water sports, and snow sports, and we became determined to find a place we, and our bears, could call home. After about a year of hunting, we found the perfect cabin with views we loved on a lot of land large enough for Yogi and Izzy to run and play. We know there are bears and other wildlife in Grand Lake, but really, we named Bear Crossing Cabin, for our loving, happy four-legged friends and look forward to sharing our home with you and yours.

Bear Crossing Cabin, LLC - Jennifer and David Mayhew purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Bear Crossing Cabin, LLC - Jennifer and David Mayhew chose Rocky Mountain National Park

Bear Crossing Cabin is on a hill which allows for panoramic views of the mountains and Shadow Mountain Lake. It is on over .75 acres which provides plenty of space for people and dogs alike to spread out and relax. The large, wrap around deck and numerous windows ensure you have a great view from nearly everywhere on the property.

What makes this cabin unique

Bear Crossing Cabin does not charge an extra pet fee. We also do not have a weight limit for dogs. All we ask is that your dog (or dogs) be house trained and well behaved. The cabin is ideally located on a hill and a large lot of land with only a few neighbors for those who value privacy and do not want to rent in an area where homes are on top of each other. We are also located in the heart of the Grand Lake area and only a few minutes from many local attractions. Swim, hike, kayak, snow shoe, or ski within 3-15 minutes of pulling out of the driveway. We have comfortable beds, a well-stocked kitchen, and great views from nearly every window. We feature a well-stocked kitchen and provide bed linens and towels to reduce your packing load so when you arrive you can immediately relax and enjoy your vacation.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin near the Grand Lake near the Grand County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1478 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This bathroom is en-suite for the master bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , We have a 300 square foot loft with a queen sized futon
  • Both bedrooms feature a closet, chest of drawers, and a mirror. The master bedroom is en-suite with a 3/4 bath and a walk-in closet. This bedroom also has a nice view. The second bedroom is across the hall and features a full-length mirror and wide, reach in closet. Both bedrooms feature custom-made rustic beds. The loft is a large, open area above the living room. It features a storage closet that also includes a fold out cot. The view across the living room out the large windows reveals a panoramic view of the mountains and Shadow Mountain Lake where it is fed by the Lake Granby canal.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
We also have a Graco pack n play available. We do not have an additional mattress or baby linens, so please bring your own.


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Wonderful location, well stocked cabin and fantastic hosts!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about the wonderful time we had at bear crossing cabin! The beds were comfy, the cabin is stocked with everything you need and the view and location are phenomenal! What few hiccups we had were quickly and efficiently handled by Julie and David. We've stayed at a few HomeAway rentals and this by far was the best experience. Grand Lake is a quaint little town and far less "touristy" then Estes Park or other over priced towns. We saw elk, moose, deer, marmots and of course chipmunks. Rocky Mountain National Park is a must see! Thanks to the Mayhews for making this a very memorable vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice cabin with lake views.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bear Crossing and would definitely suggest it to others. The cabin has a good view of the lake, great location for hiking (I suggest hiking to Adam's Falls, 0.5mi round trip, or Cascade Falls, about 7mi. round trip, from Grand Lake), and all the amenities you need. We enjoyed the fire pit and gas grill each night as well as the built in horseshoe pits! Watch out for that occasional pesky bear snooping around the trashcan though! haha. My only complaint is that there is a small highway between the cabin and the lake that's not quite visible in the photos but the road noise wasn't too bad at all and easily tolerable.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Mountain family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We have rented several VRBOs and were very impressed by this one. The description was spot on, house clean and fully equipt, perfect directions and details about the area. We stayed for 3 nights with our family of 5 and enjoyed boating on Grand Lake, hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park, and white water rafting. When we did have a little down time we used the fire pit and kids loved games in loft. View is spectacular. We also loved having breakfast on the deck watching the hummingbirds. Hope to come again! Love Grand Lake compared to crowded Estes Park!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This cabin was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We only had two nights at the cabin and wish we had longer. The views were incredible and the cabin was beautiful. The owners were great with everything and easy to get ahold of. We truly will cherish this time together as a family. Thanks for sharing your cabin!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Views, Easy Breezy

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay. Cabin had all the necessary amenities and more. Clean, easy instructions, access to everything in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Castle Rock, Colorado

Great House, wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

Everything was just what we hoped. Beautiful mountain views. Home was clean and well appointed with everything we needed.

Great stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
125 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Roadhouse Bar and Grill
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Amtrak in Granby, Colorado
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Grand Lake Golf Course
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Ski Granby Ranch

Grand Lake is the western entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. Cross country ski and snow shoe in winter, or hike and camp in the summer. Wildlife abounds! We are 20 minutes from Ski Granby Ranch, and only 40 minutes from Winter Park Ski Resort. White water rafting can be found 45 minutes away near Kremmling in the new Gore Canyon White Water Park, or you can rent a pontoon boat or kayak and cruise Grand Lake, Shadow Mountain Lake, or Lake Granby. There is plenty to do year round.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin near the Grand Lake, Colorado

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
5 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Labor Day
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
5 Sep 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
6 Nov 2017 - 19 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
20 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
27 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter Holidays
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £89.18
Damage Deposit £232.65

Cancellations at least 30 days in advance will receive a 100% refund.

Cancellations 29-14 days prior to arrival are charged the one night deposit plus tax. The cleaning fee and security deposit are refunded.

Cancellations less than 14 days prior to arrival forfeit the entire rent payment, including cleaning fee and taxes. The security deposit is refunded.We do not provide refunds if we rebook the cabin.
Rates and fees subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

The security/damage deposit will be refunded within 7 days of checkout after we have received word from housecleaning that the property did not sustain any damage.

WE REQUIRE A SIGNED RENTAL AGREEMENT FOR ALL RESERVATIONS. If a signed rental agreement is not received at least 30 days prior to arrival, your reservation will be canceled and you will receive a full refund of any payments made. If booking less than 30 days in advance, we require return of the signed rental agreement within an agreed upon time following the reservation (typically 3-7 business days after the reservation is made).

You must be at least 25 years of age to rent this property.

Please note that Homeaway/VRBO has implemented a service fee for all bookings paid through the Homeaway/VRBO website. The service fee is variable and set forth in a detailed reservation quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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