We were looking for a peaceful retreat in a simple cabin to hide from the world for a weekend. There are two properties a mile apart: Mountain Lake, facing the canal/river with mountain backdrop, and North Shore property right on Lake Granby (literally right on the lake shore). We loved staying in the Gone Fishin cabin for long snowy February weekend at the Mountain Lake property. All the cabins are attached in a row, sharing two walls (same goes for both properties), but once inside you have an abundance of privacy and forget you have neighbors all together - the inside feels like a stand-alone cabin. The only time we heard our neighbors was as they went in/out because their door stuck and slammed a bit - nothing major. Your back walkout window/door faces a very private, tiny fenced in yard, and beyond that a beautiful expansive of open space, the canal/river, horses grazing, and of course a mountain backdrop. We stayed in the dead of cold, snowy winter and it was heavenly! These cabins have no drafts; our sweatshirts stayed in the suitcases, but I recommend slippers because the floors of course do get a little chilly. The thermostat inside allows you to easily set the gas fireplace to automatically keep your room the perfect toasty temperature. Of course these are cabins and not hotel rooms, but even as pet-friendly cabins they are exceptionally clean -- especially the two most important areas: sheets and bathrooms! The TV is tiny, but fitting for the purpose of our trip - quality time together. We brought our own DVD player, but the digital cable does include HBO. I had to work a traveling shift in Granby, and the drive to/from this place is a piece of cake - easy to find. We passed a moose while driving near the cabins, a bald eagle flew across our cabin's view the next day, and it was just such an ideal mountain retreat. The owners are friendly and genuine and memorable... For example, my boyfriend decided to snowboard the nearby runs in Granby during my work shift, and the cabin owners provided him with a free day pass! Totally awesome. Also no one was scheduled immediately after us, so they offered us to leave a little later than the official checkout on Sunday... That extra hour of sleep was perfect. Nearby Grand Lake historic downtown is welcoming and quite an experience - we felt like we were out in the middle of Alaska or something, in a good way. ;) Lots of restaurant and bar choices there, and everyone ditched their cars for snowmobiles, and people's friendly pet dogs walk around unattended like they're part of the community. :) If downtown Grand Lake isn't your thing, the Roadhouse is within walking distance of the Mountain Lake cabins (unless it's freezing outside - them I recommend you drive like we did). Great live music, locals laughing after a hard day's work and gathering on the dancefloor after a few libations. Total fun, and good food too. I can't say enough good things - We will be back to try the North Shore property this summer!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mountain Lakes Lodge has fun, rustic, Grand Lake-themed rooms with kitchenettes. Kitchenettes are stocked with basic cook ware and dining ware. Each unit has a 3/4 bath and all linens are included. We are pet-friendly (fee applies)and have great access to walking trails. Outdoor amenities include BBQs, picnic tables, fire-pits and games. This is a fantastic place for Family Reunions!Located on the Lake Granby-Shadow Mountain Canal, there is great fishing steps from your door all year. We're 6mi. from RMNP, 5mi. from Grand Lake Village, 2mi from Arapaho National Forest, 10mi. from Granby, 15mi. from Ski/Bike/Golf GRANBY RANCH, 20mi. from Hot Sulphur Springs. Near restaurants,snowmobiling, hiking, marinas, golf, horseback riding, shopping, wildlife viewing and much more. Snowshoe rental available on-site. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mountain Lakes Hotel Grand Lake