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Mountain Vacation Home with Million Dollar Views

Bedrooms 5
Space 5,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Beautiful Mountain Log Home, 5500 sq ft, 5 bedroom, 4 bath, Sleeps 12-14

This property is located on a ridge overlooking Shadow Mountain lake and the Continental Divide . With million dollar views and ample parking you are ready to begin your vacation with a location only 4 miles from Grand Lake and Rocky Mountain Park.The home is equipped with a large master suite with king sized bed,gas fireplace, 2 person Jacuzzi tub and shower.The well equipped kitchen has a 4 burner gas cook top,duel electric ovens,microwave stove ,Keurig coffeemaker and side by side refrigerator.The kitchen eating area will accommodate 6 to 8 persons,while the separate dining room will comfortably seat 12. The great room (living room) is equipped with two large leather sofas and two comfy chairs plus a large-two sided fireplace. The lower level consists of 4 additional bedrooms,media room,game room two bathrooms and a second complete kitchen.The lower level exits to the lower deck and fire-pit. During summer months we spend much of our time on the large upper deck which is well equipped for outdoor entertaining . The loft has a queen sized sofa bed and room for sleeping bags..There is a gas fire-pit and separate seating area around the pit on the upper deck..There are three chase lounges for your sunning enjoyment. There is also a 6 person hot tub located facing Shadow Mountain Lake and the continental divide. Wifi is included.

Ken Himelright
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2017

About Ken Himelright

My wife and i have been Grand lake lovers and property owners for 20+ years.We.have owned two properties in the area ,this being the crowning achievement.We spend about half the year here,the rest in Lakewood,Co. or traveling.Our immediate family consists of two grown sons and four grandchildren,all living in the Denver area. We all fully participate in the many outdoor activities the area offers. We have a lot of family moterheads,with boating,snowmobiling and dirt biking-atv ing as our activity(s)of choice.

Ken Himelright purchased this house in 2004

Why Ken Himelright chose Rocky Mountain National Park

Its awesome.We wanted it all in our second Grand lake home:location,large lot with ample parking,million dollar mountain and lake views ,room for family and guests to relax and enjoy plus adequate storage for cars ,boats and other toys.This property has it all.

What makes this house unique

We have the room to host a big party. Not only do we have one of the best views

in the Grand Lake area,we have the room to host a 20-25 person gathering without guests falling over one another.There are beds for 14,any overflow would be in sleeping bags or on couches.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • rural
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • 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 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Single sink,located on main level
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Dual sinks,located on lower level
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Single sink,located on lower level
    Master suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , his & hers sinks, main level
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 2 - queen - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Suite has private fireplace and is on ground level
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Bunk Bed , one twin,one double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Bunk Bed , ond twin,one double
  • all bedrooms have large closets and lake and Divide views . 4 are located on the lower level.A pull out queen sized sofa bed is located in the loft .
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
non smoking


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)

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Mountain Vacation Home with Million Dollar Views
average rating of 4.826087 based on 23 reviews

Our Favorite So Far!

  • 5 of 5

Our family (14 to 16 of us) utilize VRBO every year. This year, 2017, has been our favorite home to date!!

There is plenty of space for all of us, the layout was great for having teenagers with us. Once we were done with one of our many daily activities the kids could hang out in the game room downstairs and the adults had the living room.

There were numerous activities very close by, that included hiking, boat rental, whitewater rafting, spending the day at Winter Park Village and touring the town of Grand Lake. I think our favorite though was hanging out on the deck and soaking in the view of Shadow Mountain Lake and Grand Lake. Oh, and the bull moose we saw on the last day was pretty awesome! He came strolling right by the house.

The house is very well maintained, very well stocked with appliances and utensils for the kitchen and with a group our size having the extra kitchen downstairs was perfect.

Ken and his wife were awesome, they actually stopped by to make sure that the house was cleaned properly and to see if we needed anything. Ken checked in with me several times to see how we were doing and made several sight seeing / restaurant recommendations.

If you're into hiking, Adams Falls is a must, we went twice but go early in the morning if you want to avoid the crowds. It is a very easy, short hike, so it draws big crowds.

We will be back for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greg:thanks for the great review and for being our guests. We try very hard at helping our guests have a great vacation experience. Ken ans Natalie Himelright
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Cheyenne, WY

Great views!!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is a great place to stay in the Grand Lake area. My family and I found it a great home base for our area adventures. We rented a pontoon from the marina less than a mile down the road - they were great to work with (the one with Trail at the beginning of their name). We had a varied group in age from a 15 month old to 70 year old and this house was great for everyone. Loved the number of bedrooms and bathrooms. The hot tub and entertainment options were great. Also appreciated the large garbage in the kitchen!! I would say the only downside was the beds downstairs were a little on the hard side all around but nothing we couldn't deal with.

Thank you Ken for making this available.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property for a relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

Property has everything for a great family vacation including easy access to local Grand county attractions and rocky mountain national park. Ken was very easy to communicate with and very helpful. Would recommend to anyone looking for high end accommodations for a large group. View of the Grand Lake fireworks from the deck was a wonderful bonus.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Totally awesome!!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time! Everything was so neat and clean😊?Made wonderful memories for our 50th anniversary! Awesome view from balcony!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Littleton, CO, USA

Perfect fit

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place. The layout and size was perfect for celebrating our parents' 50th wedding anniversary with six adults and seven grandchildren. The beautiful mountain decor and amazing mountain views from the huge windows were perfect. Thanks so much!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful house for a long weekend with extended family. The house is so unique and gorgeous! Plenty of room for our group of 12. Great for kids and adults. Great location.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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On the Trail Rentals
"Right on the main dirt and snowmobile trails.Well maintained current motorized equipment."
Lariat Saloon
"Another of my favorite watering holes for 20 years. Decent burgers too. Check for live enter..."
Rapids Lodge Restaurant
"A longtime choice for a special meal. Ask for riverfront seating"
Pancho & Lefty's
"Another favorite bar and restaurant.Live entertainment in season. "
Nearest Airport
125 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Grand Lake Golf Course
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Roadhouse
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Granby Rach
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Grand Lake
Car: recommended

The Summer of 2017 has unofficially begun. The lakes are in great shape,fishing is good,hiking trails are open.Let the party begin. We still have a few rental slots open. Checkout our beautiful home and all the activities Grand Lake and surrounding areas have to offer.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house 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
summer 2017
30 May 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Fall 2017
6 Sep 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
15 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £233.07
Damage Deposit £621.52

Rate are subject to change based on availability and season.Check in time is 4:00pm, check out is 10:00 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.