Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-5)
About Todd Runestad
Todd is the typical Colorado guy who climbs mountains, Sweetie stops along the trail to smell the flowers and not overlook the way the sun sparkles through the aspen leaves. Our young daughters go one better, stopping the both of us to point out worms and bugs along the trail.
Todd Runestad purchased this Cabin in 1999
Why Todd Runestad chose Grand Lake
Upon getting married in 1997, we searched the mountains of Colorado far and wide for our little slice of heaven. Our agreement (second of the summer!) was that the place had to 'sing' to the both of us. We figured we'd find a few acres and, someday, build an A-frame on it. In the third summer of our search, we heard of a place in Grand Lake. We walked up the steps and opened the front door to look inside. At the same second, we both said, 'Wow!' It was just what we were looking for -- charming, rustic, cozy, classic old-time mountain cabin. Sold! Total bonus that the town of Grand Lake is just as sweet a mountain town as you can ask for. Double-bonus that it's utterly kid-friendly, which works for our two girls just fine. Triple-bonus that the views from the cabin are into Rocky Mountain National Park.
What makes this Cabin unique
In the time BC (Before Children) we would spend most weekends up at the cabin, and more often than not doing what might be described as exactly nothing. In winter months we'd sit in rocking chairs, feeding the wood stove, reading newspapers, magazines and books, watching the clouds float by above the lake and over the mountains of the park. We like to keep a look out the window or from the deck for elk and moose and foxes that live in the area -- never fails to excite. We like to play board games, from Monopoly and Battleship to Twister and backgammon, and take walks right out the door on the dirt roads over to the North Fork of the Colorado River or just around the area. Good fun mountain biking, too. Our dogs ('the boys') love the area, probably as much as we do -- and, with wild fragrances all around, maybe more!
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Please do not smoke anything inside the cabin.
Remove nice quilt from master bed if you have dog
Lots of board games in cabinet under stereo.
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
We had a great weekend. The cabin is dog friendly which was really nice and we love the fireplace and the wood-burning stove. It is located almost 5 minutes from the lake. Walking distance. The area is beautiful. The view of the lake in The view of the lake and mountain from the cabinet is black but another house. When we arrive the bed sheets have not been changed from the previous person I’ve been sleeping in them. The downside is that the first thing we did was change the bedsheets for my preferred. The trash in the kitchen has not been changed so the trash trailer was already almost there and there were dirty paper towel on the counter it was however very nice that they supplied at least a days worth of fireworks, we stayed in a cabin a few months ago and they did not supply any firewood or tell us that there would not be firewood. The neighborhood is not completely secluded there are lots of houses around but it was very quiet and felt private.
Small, quirky, and perfect
It's not the most luxurious place, but it's perfectly warm and well-equipped for a chilly fall weekend. Very close to the town and surrounded by (but not too close to) other houses. Not really a lake view from inside, but walk a ways up or down the road and it's "grand" to see the lake. We especially appreciated the clear and abundant instructions for a safe and comfortable stay, along with advice for places to eat and hikes. Thanks for a lovely weekend!
I would describe the cabin as sufficient, but very outdated.
Sufficient, meaning having everything one needs to stay comfortable (hot water, bed, kitchen etc), however, there is big room for improvement.
The outside pictures of the location must have been taken a long time ago, when it was brand new.
The outside fireplace is a neat feature, however, it would have been much more enjoyable, if the landscaping would have been kept up with, instead of having to sit within an overgrowth of weeds.
Also, the front of the property could be cleared of the abundant of weeds.
Overall, this little cabin could use some updating.
With that being said, Todd was great to communicate with from the time of booking until departure.
Grand Lake itself is definitely a hidden gem worth exploring and we will be back!
Great location for anyone interested in unplugging and getting close to nature.
Can't wait to return for some more hiking soon...
Very beautiful, lots of animals
Beautiful and perfect area!
The property is beautiful great area , thanks for sharing this beautiful place!
This cabin was definately rustic but a great landing spot for our trip to RMNP.
Walking, Utterly Relaxing, Golf (2 mini golf courses in town, plus 1 championship link near by), Mountain Climbing, Strolling through Downtown Grand Lake