#0822: USA, Colorado

home exchange #0822: USA, ColoradoGrand Lake and Mt. Baldy
home exchange #0822: USA, ColoradoMoose in downtown Grand Lake
home exchange #0822: USA, ColoradoOur vacation home overlooking the lakes
home exchange #0822: USA, ColoradoOne of our front decks
home exchange #0822: USA, ColoradoThe view over Grand Lake
home exchange #0822: USA, Colorado
home exchange #0822: USA, ColoradoOur family room
home exchange #0822: USA, ColoradoLots of birds and wildlife on our 6 acres
home exchange #0822: USA, ColoradoOur family room
home exchange #0822: USA, ColoradoThe fireplace in the family room
home exchange #0822: USA, ColoradoDownstairs TV in family room
home exchange #0822: USA, ColoradoSecond deck of dining room
home exchange #0822: USA, ColoradoKitchen
home exchange #0822: USA, ColoradoMaster Bedroom
home exchange #0822: USA, ColoradoThe deck from the upstairs Master Bedroom
home exchange #0822: USA, ColoradoUpstairs bathroom
home exchange #0822: USA, ColoradoGame room with TV
home exchange #0822: USA, ColoradoView from gameroom
home exchange #0822: USA, ColoradoDownstairs Bedroom
home exchange #0822: USA, ColoradoUpstairs Bunkbeds
home exchange #0822: USA, ColoradoJust out the back door
home exchange #0822: USA, ColoradoSitting at the side of our house
home exchange #0822: USA, ColoradoNearby lake
home exchange #0822: USA, ColoradoMt. Baldy
home exchange #0822: USA, ColoradoSailing on Grand Lake
home exchange #0822: USA, ColoradoSwimming in Grand Lake
home exchange #0822: USA, ColoradoSnowmobiling in Rocky Mtn, Nati Park
home exchange #0822: USA, ColoradoWecome
home exchange #0822: USA, ColoradoMoose in Grand Lake
home exchSunset from our deck


    This Grand Lake, Colorado home is perfectly situated high on the hillside overlooking two lakes and the surrounding Rocky Mountain National Park. There are only million dollar views from the decks and windows of this Hilltop House to Grand Lake, Shadow Mountain Lake and the surrounding mountains.  Summer activities include golf, fishing, boating, and hiking.  Winter activities include snowmobiling (Grand Lake is the snowmobiling capitol of Colorado), downhill skiing, Nordic skiing, and sledding.

    Nestled strategically on six acres, one gets the feeling that the only company you have are the birds, moose, deer, and other wildlife, but don't let that fool you! The historic town of Grand Lake is only a quarter of a mile away offering many quaint shops and restaurants as well as a classic boardwalk. Rocky Mountain National Park is less than five minutes away. This proximity makes Hilltop House a constant favorite no matter the season. The house has three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and sleeps 10.  Amenities abound and include satellite TV, WIFI, stereo, gas, gas fireplace and washer/dryer. The town is 2 hours from Denver International Airport.

    Surround Yourself in the Peace and Serenity of Pure Colorado.

    The house has three large decks overlooking the lakes that allow for unique views, entertaining, and cozy comfort.



    Car needed yes
    Car available no

    Our house is located 1/4 mile from Historic Grand Lake. There are plentiful great restaurants and bars. The live music is one of the unique aspects for Grand Lake. It is well-known in Colorado. One of our favorite restaurants is the Rapids, located in town on a beautiful river. The house is five minutes from the entrance to the world-class Rocky Mountain National Park.  All day fun can be had at the Winter Park ski Frazer tubing hill area is 45 minutes away. And at Solvista Basin http://www.granbyranch.com/ less than half an hour away.



    bedroom 1: 1 x king double

    bedroom 2: 1 x king double

    bedroom 3: 1 x bunk bed


    bathroom 1: bath with overhead shower, toilet

    bathroom 2: bath with overhead shower, toilet

    wc 3: toilet


    central heating air conditioning fireplace telephone
    fax machine internet access linen towels
    sofa bed baby high chair baby crib hair dryer
    disable friendly computer available wifi sauna / steam room
    gym indoor pool ceiling fans high speed internet
    home security gated community water view lift /elevator
    oven hob / stove dishwasher washing machine
    clothes dryer fridge freezer microwave
    coffee maker toaster iron & ironing board condiments/essentials
    tv vcr cd player/hi-fi dvd player
    cd library video library dvd library cable / satelite tv
    ipod dock      
    parking garden / yard shared pool balcony/terrace
    outdoor grill private hot tub outdoor furniture private pool
    shared hot tub garage beach / water front canoe/cayak
    nanny /babysitting caretaker housekeeper cook
    gardener doorman resort privileges  

    House rules

    Credits 20 to 32
    Cleaning included no
    There is a one-time $225 cleaning fee for use of the house paid in advance

    No Smoking inside

    No Pets

    No wheelchair access



    Swimming (5 minutes walk)

    Horse riding (10 minutes walk)

    Fishing (10 minutes drive)

    Downhillskiing (20 minutes drive)

    Golf (10 minutes drive)

    Tennis (5 minutes drive)

    Sailing (10 minutes walk)

    Water skiing (10 minutes walk)

    Hiking / Walking (on site)

    Bicycling (on site)

    Whitewater rafting (40 minutes drive)

    Cross country skiing (5 minutes drive)

    Canoe/Kayaking (10 minutes walk)

    Boating /Sailing (10 minutes walk)


    Shops (5 minutes walk)

    Restaurants (5 minutes walk)

    Wildlife Viewing (on site)

    Beach (5 minutes walk)

    Town (5 minutes walk)

    Getting there

    2 Hours from Denver International airport, just beyond Winter Park ski resort. The route from Denver is West on I-70 for 50 miles, then exit on Colorado Highway 40 and drive for 30 miles, to Colorado Highway 34 for 18 miles, and then turn into Grand Lake.

    The entrance to Rocky Mountain Park is three miles on Highway 34 from Grand Lake. There are two ski resorts, Solvista and Winter Park, that are respectively 15 miles and 33 miles from Grand Lake on Highway 40.  


    The vacation was wonderful.  The house was what it was said to be.  The owners are terrific. They were most helpful to us in all ways.  It was a magnificent view and so much to do.  We thank Tom and his wife for all he did to help make memories for my family.

    Louise Gilliam and Dr. Alfred Moniot (30 Jul 2015)

    I have just completed a wonderful stay in Grand Lake Colorado.  The house is large and has lots of windows.  It sits up on a hill and overlooks the city and lake below.  There is everything you need for you stay.  You can sit on front porch having coffee and looking at the hummingbirds while contemplating all of the things you can do for the day. The Rocky Mountain National Park is amazing and only a few minutes away. There are lots of ranger walks/ talks and many trails to hike.  Just down the street in both directions are paths for hiking trails.  The trails are easily accessible and there are 3 waterfall destinations in the area.  If you are from a lower altitude plan on giving yourself a few days to adjust.  The kayaks that the owners left were really fun. We enjoyed exploring the 2 lakes and even saw a large male moose on one of our trips!   The owners were very helpful with whatever we needed.  The Rocky Mountain Reporatory Theatre was incredible and I would highly recommend seeing a show there!

    Really top notch!  All in all it is a beautiful place, I would highly recommend it ! 

    Austin Z (28 Jul 2014)

    Million Dollar Lake and Mountain Views

    Surround Yourself in the Peace and Serenity of Pure Colorado

    At a glance

    Property House/Villa (vacation home)
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    Credits 20 to 32 per week
    Bedrooms 3
    Guests 8
    Min stay 7 days
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