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Winter Wonderland at our Historic Cabin On Columbine Lake

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4-6

This comfortable, historic cabin on Columbine Lake is located approximately two hours from Denver. Columbine Lake is a natural glacial lake between the town of Grand Lake and the west entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). The cabin was originally constructed as a fishing cabin in the late 1800’s and expanded to create a two bedroom, one bath getaway. It features an original stone fireplace in the living room and a master bedroom of chinked log construction. The cabin sleeps four comfortably with room for six using a pullout couch. Bedrooms are located at opposite ends of the cabin allowing for privacy. One bedroom has a queen bed while the other has a full-sized bed. The pullout couch has a queen size Memory foam mattress that is reputed to be quite comfortable - no bar in your back at all. The remodeled bathroom is clean and comfortable and has a shower. The updated, fully stocked kitchen provides seating for four-six people along with a gas grill on the deck- excellent for star gazing chefs. Internet access and Apple TV are available and allow you to stay in touch with family and friends and watch a variety of shows and movies. The cabin is small (700 sq. ft.) but is laid out well and allows for privacy as well as group gatherings.

Fisherman's Retreat is located across the road from Columbine Lake with a view to the lake and a one mile road around the lake for the walkers in your group. Guests are not allowed to use the lake for boating or fishing but it is certainly available for your enjoyment. Boats can be rented in Grand Lake and the surrounding area and fishing lakes and streams abound.

In addition to the proximity to RMNP, National Forest land surrounds the area and Grand Lake, Lake Granby and Shadow Mountain Reservoir provide a unique outdoor playground. We are located about 40 minutes from Winter Park Ski Area, 15 minutes from Granby and Granby Ranch skiing and golf. There is a Nordic Center/Golf Course just south of Columbine Lake as well as cross country skiing about 25 minutes away at YMCA of the Rockies. Of course, there is plenty of hiking, skiing and snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park and the surrounding US Forest Service land.

Moose, fox, deer, otter and elk are seen on the property or close by. The bird population is diverse and, in summer, ospreys fly over the lake almost daily. Shopping, restaurants, and community events in Grand Lake and nearby towns enrich the wilderness experience to create a vacation perfect for people of all ages. Various community events round out the calendar. This beautiful, peaceful part of Colorado is a place that you will think back on throughout the year.

More Details

Tom Hubbard and Betty Bush
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Tom Hubbard and Betty Bush

My husband and I are retired teachers and never thought we would have a little cabin of our own in the Colorado Rockies. We find ourselves looking back and feeling thankful for the days we have had here, the people we have met, and the opportunity we have had to share this little mountain getaway.

Tom Hubbard and Betty Bush purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Tom Hubbard and Betty Bush chose Rocky Mountain National Park

We became enchanted with the Grand Lake area because of all the water and the quiet. Wildlife abounds and we are amazed almost every day at what we get to see right from our deck. While this is a peaceful place, there is plenty going on when you're in the mood for some activity. It seemed the perfect blend of escape from the city, outdoor experiences, and new people to meet.

What makes this cabin unique

The moose!


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

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Small room, plenty of closet space, chinked log construction
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Small room, one closet, off kitchen, comfortable.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Winter Wonderland at our Historic Cabin On Columbine Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

Perfect Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Cozy cabin, amazing location and hospitable hosts. This was a stress free stay.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Excellent. Quiet days at Columbine Lake just can't be beat! We're very glad you and your family enjoyed our little escape.
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Escape to Grand Lake hideaway

  • 5 of 5

WE LOVED IT HERE & would return. Clean! So comfortable. An excellent location for getting into the town of Grand Lake (just a few minutes away) & for visiting the other lakes - but in a beautiful wooded hideaway. A view of Columbine Lake (only ONE wish: that renters could fish it! that wasn't clear at first) Great spot for sitting & relaxing & photos tho, and for a lovely walk around the lake with our puppy. (We were here in Sept & hit fall colors just right.) Betty & Tom have done so much to make this charming cabin cozy, homey, with all the comforts. Tom's handiwork to upgrade it & Betty's decor & all the helpful info was fun & useful. It was so well equipped with essentials & extras. And WILDLIFE. It's actually IN RMNP, I think. (Read the comments in the guest book for bird watching, too) We met Tom, who gave us 'the tour' - a lucky bonus. And speaking to/ emailing with Betty was delightful, as if we've known them a long time. The ONLY reason I don't want to make this review as fabulous as the cabin actually was is because we don't want it to be booked ahead of us for our next trip. This spot would be great in all seasons, I'm sure. MANY THANKS to Tom & Betty for making our visit perfect (It WAS too short, though. We'll plan a longer visit next time.)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet cabin in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

Our 2nd time staying at this great cabin located right near Columbine Lake. Gorgeous fall leaves to look at while walking dogs, short drive to downtown shops and restaurants. Cabin has all that you need, is very clean and comfortable. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado stay

  • 5 of 5

Everything at the cabin was perfect. Beautiful scenery, Grand Lake is a must see. Rocky Mountain National Park entrance is close.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Getaway

  • 5 of 5

You can tell that Tom and Betty love and use this cabin themselves... it's clearly much, much more than a vehicle for making money. Every detail (room configuration, quality of linens, art, stocking of kitchen) contributes to its charm and livability.

The location of the Columbine Lake neighborhood is perfect: easy accessibility to RMNP for fishing, cycling, and hiking, and to the town of Grand Lake. This year we added swimming in the lake to our activities, which was a blast. Wetsuits recommended!

We also enjoyed visits from the neighborhood moose (plural).

Thank you, Tom and Betty, for allowing dogs. I tried to leave the place very, very clean. That sweet little vacuum you have helped!

Warmest regards,

Sue & Jerry

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Met all expectations

  • 5 of 5

Lovely immaculate cabin with all of the amenities.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Grand Lake
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Grand Lake Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Granby, Colorado
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Grand Lake
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Grand Lake Nordic Center/Winter Park
Car: necessary

Bingo in the town park every Friday and Saturday. Fun!

Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater performing Almost Heaven (a John Denver tribute this September, Thurs-Sun). Great theater!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin near the Grand Lake, Colorado

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
21 May 2017 - 16 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year's
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mud Season
29 Apr 2018 - 7 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £64.17
Refundable Damage Deposit £226.47
Tax Rate 6.0%

The pet fee is a refundable damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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