Prime Grand Lake Cottage - Walk to Town & Lake!

City: Grand Lake, Colorado Property ID: 376910

grand total: From $290 total Per Night

    ‘Vanilla Pine Cottage,’ a 3-bed, 2-bath vacation rental cabin, was born of a free spirit looking to settle down in a place as unique as her. As a true Colorado gem, Grand Lake makes newcomers and natives alike feel right at home in the alpine. This newly built cabin hosts 7 with 1,000 square feet and a private deck. Enjoy the rustic mountain setting only 2 blocks from the beach, a short stroll from town and an easy drive from the ski slopes as you channel the cabin’s spirit of a true adventurer!

    -- THE PROPERTY --

    Master Bedroom: King Bed | Bedroom 2: Queen Bed | Bedroom 3: Twin-over-Full Bunk Bed

    A noteworthy exterior marked by a mix of stone and wood welcomes you to ‘Vanilla Pine Cottage.’ With an interior as unique as its exterior, this custom-built cabin is sure to satisfy your Western wanderlust!

    Step inside and stand in awe of the vaulted ceilings overhead and the natural wood trim all around. Leathered granite surfaces, vintage artwork and a mix of modern and medieval light fixtures exude elegance, while a gas fireplace and rustic wood elements capture the warmth of a cabin.

    Curl up on the custom bench in the dining nook to read under the natural light cascading in through large picture windows while lunch is prepared in the fully equipped kitchen. Outfitted with a standalone island and stainless steel appliances, the kitchen has everything you need to prepare après-ski snacks.

    Enjoy a quick bite at the breakfast bar set for 2 or head outside to take full advantage of the southern sun exposure on the front deck. Breathe in the fresh alpine air as you feast your eyes on the mountains from the comfort of your patio table.

    When the evening chill starts to creep in, retreat inside to warm up by the fireplace and search for a show to stream on the 60-inch flat-screen Smart TV.

    Wash up in your full en-suite bathroom, highlighted by weathered-wood accents and a mosaic walk-in shower, before sprawling out on the king bed in the master bedroom for a good night’s sleep!

    -- THE LOCATION --

    ‘Vanilla Pine Cottage’ is the perfect starting point for all of your Rocky Mountain adventures. As the gateway town for Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Lake is mere minutes from picture-perfect hikes, hidden alpine lakes and the iconic Trail Ridge Road.

    Find more outdoor opportunities even closer to home. Make the 2-block walk down to the lake and rent a kayak from Grand Lake Marina or try your hand at fishing by the marina. After a day on the water, feed your famished group in town at Sagebrush BBQ & Grill, The Historic Rapids Lodge & Restaurant, Grand Lake Lodge or Daven Haven Lodge.

    Top off your town outing with a performance at the Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre, showcasing a variety of top-quality seasonal events!

    Be sure to try your luck playing bingo in the town square on Friday and Saturday nights during the summer!

    Hit the links at Grand Lake Golf Course! This wonderful course is only a 5-minute drive away.

    For even more summertime fun, check out the arts and crafts festivals or try ATVing, horseback riding, biking, fishing and golfing nearby. During the colder season, Grand Lake lives up to its name as the “Snowmobile Capital of Colorado” offering over 300 miles of snow-packed trails.

    If you prefer your board over a motor, head down to Granby Ranch for a family ski trip, or drive further out to take on the world-class slopes of Winter Park. Five minutes away is the Grand Lake Nordic Center. There, you and your whole family will enjoy cross-country skiing as well as great snow tubing opportunities.


    Evolve Vacation Rental wants your vacation experience to be everything you hoped for and exactly what you needed. To make it easy, we help you find a property you love, offer world-class support seven days a week, and make sure our properties are safe, clean, and ready for your stay. Even better, each home has a Guest Contact available 24/7 for anything that’s on your mind. It’s a fresh new approach to vacation rental. Try Evolve today!


    Key Residence Features:
    - Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, 60-inch flat-screen Smart/cable TV, gas fireplace, free WiFi, covered deck, gas grill, outdoor furniture, washer and dryer, 1-car garage and more
    - Ideal Grand Lake location - 2 blocks from the lake and a short stroll from town! Near the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, minutes from Grand Lake Nordic Center, and within day trip distance from Granby Ranch and Winter Park
    - If you are traveling with a larger group, check the availability of the neighboring cabins (Evolve listing numbers 376915, 376914 and 376912) for additional sleeping accommodations
    - Airport: Denver International Airport (~127 miles away)

    -- POLICIES --

    - No smoking
    - No pets allowed
    - Events, parties and large gatherings considered with prior homeowner approval (please contact Evolve for additional information)
    - Must be at least 25 years old to book
    - Additional fees and taxes may apply
    - Photo ID may be required upon check-in

  • Location

    Area Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Boating
    • Cross Country Skiing
    • Cycling
    • Downhill/Alpine Skiing
    • Festivals
    • Fishing
    • Fly Fishing
    • Golf
    • Health/Beauty Spa
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hunting
    • Ice Skating
    • Kayaking
    • Live Theater
    • Miniature Golf
    • Mountain Biking
    • Nightlife
    • Playground
    • Rafting
    • Restaurants
    • Shopping
    • Sledding/Tubing
    • Snowboarding
    • Snowmobiling
    • Snowshoeing
    • Swimming
    • Waterskiing
    • Wildlife Viewing

    Included Services

    • On-Call Maintenance

    Inside Amenities

    • Kitchen

    Key Amenities

    • Carbon Monoxide Detector
    • Coffeemaker
    • Complimentary Toiletries
    • Fire Extinguisher
    • First Aid Kit
    • Free Parking
    • Smoke Detector
    • Trash Bags/Paper Towels
    • Wireless Internet (WIFI)

    Kitchen Equipment

    • Dishware and Flatware
    • Dishwasher
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Stove/Oven
    • Toaster

    Nearby Amenities

    • Downtown
    • Mountain View
    • Walk to Beaches

    Other Amenities

    • Off Street Parking
    • Parking

    Outdoor Amenities

    • Deck
    • Gas Grill
    • Outdoor Dining Area

    Property Amenities

    • Books
    • Cable/Satellite TV
    • Ceiling Fans
    • Central Heating
    • Dryer
    • Fireplace
    • Flat-Screen TV
    • Games
    • Garage
    • Internet Connection
    • Linens Provided
    • Stereo
    • TV
    • Towels Provided
    • Washer


    • Bathtub or Shower On First
    • Extended Stay
    • Long Term Renters
    • Minimum Age Requirement
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non Smoking
    • Suitable for Children
    • Suitable for Elderly
  • Guest Reviews (11)
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    Great option for Grand Lake and RMNP

    Reviewed by: Russell H. on


    This was perfect for our family of five. Great location, clean property with all necessary amenities. Easy walking distance to town and quick access to trails and the park. Highly recommend.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2019

    Beautiful property!

    Reviewed by: Laura B. on


    Great place to stay in Grand Lake!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2019

    Perfect Cottage, Perfect Location

    Reviewed by: Jenni on


    Vanilla Pine Cottage is absolutely wonderful, it is gorgeous inside and out. We rented it for 3 nights to go snowmobiling in Grand Lake and the location is absolutely perfect. Close to everything, all the shops, restaurants and town. We were so thrilled with all the little details in the house like the board games, blankets and books. We have been to Grand Lake 3 previous times, staying at different B&B's, etc. This was by far our favorite place to stay. We will definitely be back to this "Hallmark town" and we will definitely be staying at the Vanilla Pine Cottage again.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in January 2019

    Vanilla Pine Cottage

    Reviewed by: Amanda on


    A beautiful, new home, that had almost everything we needed during our stay. We were able to walk to the main street for shopping and dining. A short drive to Fraser and Winter Park. We're excited to stay in the summer months for access to the main street and the lake!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in December 2018

    Outstanding - Clean and Convenient

    Reviewed by: TN Family on


    We loved our stay. The interior was just as pictured, Very clean also. The kitchen was extremely well stocked with all needed cooking utensils. The large Dining Table was great for playing games in the evening after dinner. Visited after Christmas and was able to ride snowmobiles from our door to the trails in Grand Lake. Plus by being one block off of Main street, those not snowmobiling was able to visit the shops on Main Street. Also was able to see the New Years Fireworks from the front of the cottage.
    Highly recommend this bungalow along with the other 3 Grand Lake Cabin Craft Cottages.

    Super Clean and Friendly / Just steps to Main St

    Reviewed by: Nick S. on


    We loved our stay at the Vanilla Pine Cottage. The house was bright and fresh with great style. We felt comfortable the minute we walked through the front door. Great open plan with comfy sofa and awesome TV. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone wanting a new clean modern cottage right off the main street.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in September 2018

    Beautiful accommodating 100% of everything we needed or wanted in a get away place!

    Reviewed by: Denise O. on


    This place was so homey and comfortable. The response when we needed anything was immediate. The amenities were everything we could have wanted and more. This was a first class experience and I would highly recommend it to anyone going to Grand Lake. It was the perfect distance to everything. We cooked there and had a great time playing the games they provided. I want to stay again next summer!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2018

    Beautiful home in perfect location!!!

    Reviewed by: Evan G. on


    This is a beautiful brand new home. The home was very well done with a great layout and beautiful design. The home is equipped with everything you need for a fun getaway. The location is one block off main street. Walking distance to the town and the lake (beach, marina, etc). I would definitely recommend this property!!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in August 2018


    Reviewed by: Aaron S. on


    This is an excellent property! Very nicely decorated and very comfortable. In the center of town so it's very convenient to walk to everything.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in June 2018

    best rental we have ever stayed in!

    Reviewed by: Bernadette G. on


    Words cannot describe how much we loved this property. We always stay in vrbo/airbnb's when we travel and even my super picky husband said this was his favorite place we have rented to date. The cabin was SO CLEAN- it smelled brand new. Had I not known better, I would have thought we were the first renters. The location could not be beat- one block from all of the shops and restaurants and 2 blocks from the water. We parked the cars when we arrived and walked everywhere. There is a great coffee shop right across the street that my husband walked to every morning to get us coffee. We won't stay anywhere else in Grand Lake!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in June 2018

    Perfect lake town cabins for our family & friends!

    Reviewed by: Angie O. on


    Our family enjoyed an incredible weekend getaway with friends in the four adjacent cabins. Each cabin was very comfortable and uniquely decorated. We all had our own space but could easily spend time together. We had such a fantastic time! Our group of 22 spent meals and time together at the cabins in between our time hiking, out on the lake, drives into the National Park, and walks into town. These cabins are the perfect setup for a large gathering of family or friends. The owner was incredibly helpful and responsive. We hope to return again next year!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in June 2018