Sun Valley Ranch 2 Bedroom Cabin Located on a private lake, a stones- throw from Rocky Mountain National Park & Colorado River! The best snowmobile & ATV access location in Grand Lake. Plus hike, mountain bike, hunt or fish, at your doorstep! Here at Sun Valley Ranch, in the midst of scenic grandeur in the heart of the Rockies, our “Bunkhouse” Cabin offers unparalleled vacation accommodations for friends and family.
The Bunkhouse Cabin offers cozy accommodations for up to 6 people. Beautiful views of the lake and the mountains from its shoreline location! It has a fully equipped kitchen & laundry w/ dining/living room w/ wood stove & 2 bedrooms & a full bath. The master bedroom has a queen bed. The 2nd bedroom has a bunk bed w/ a dbl on bottom/single top. Sleeper sofa in the living room.
A PERFECT SPOT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
The Bunkhouse Cabin Offers:
*Private stocked lake w/ watercraft (row boat & paddle boat).
*Private access to CO River.
*Grilling, picnicking & play areas.
*Easy close access to National Park/Forest lands for such activities as hiking, biking, horseback riding, sleigh rides, hunting, skiing, snowshoeing, & snowmobiling.
*Abundant wildlife as well as horses & alpacas for viewing pleasure.
*Rustic ranch décor. Wood stove.
*Cotton bedding & down comforters.
*Complete kitchens & laundry; satellite TV;
*Smoke-free & pet free.
A FEW OTHER TIDBITS ABOUT OUR LOCATION TO KEEP IN MIND
*We are at the Gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP), literally. Turn off of Trail Ridge Road, (the highest, continuous highway in the country reaching 12,183 ft elevation) only a few hundred yards from the tollgate into the Park and actually travel through a portion of RMNP to reach our private location!
*We are at an altitude of 8,700 feet & at the headwaters of the CO River, and, only minutes to three, large, scenic mountain lakes. One of those lakes is Grand Lake, the largest natural lake in Colorado. Recreation awaits on all three lakes!
*The neighboring Winding River Campground has trail horses for rent in summer and snowmobile rentals at On The Trail Rentals in Winter. Grand Adventures has snowmobile rentals (Polaris) in town.
*Grand Lake is known as the snowmobile capital of the country & is the only town in CO where you can ride throughout the town & to and from the trail system. There are about 120 miles of groomed trails and 300 miles of total trails.
*Snowmobile to and from the trail system.
*Our private, stocked lake does not require a fishing license.
*We are right in prime big game elk hunting territory.
*The public 18-hole Grand Lake Golf Course is 3 miles away. There are 3 other major golf courses within a 30-minute drive.
*Grand Lake Golf Course becomes the local cross-country ski touring center in winter.They have awesome groomed trails.
*Hot Sulphur Springs Resort hot springs mineral baths is only 35 minutes away.
*Marinas in Grand Lake provide an assortment of boat rentals.
*Grand Lake Village has all the conveniences you’ll need. There are food markets, ice cream parlors, boardwalk gift shops, automobile service; ATV, bicycle, kayak, & canoe rentals. You’ll find wide choice of fine restaurants & a few good bars to enjoy some night-life. Enjoy live theater w/ Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater! It’s awesome! There’s miniature golf & 4th of July Fireworks (New Years Eve fireworks, too!) over Grand Lake.
*Granby Basin Ski Area is 25 minutes away and Winter Park/Mary Jane Ski area is only 45 minutes away.
*We want you to relax, have fun and enjoy yourself. People have been doing it for years here at Sun Valley Ranch! We can’t wait for you to call us!
*Rate is for maximum occupancy of 6 people.
*3 night minimum stay for weekend nights from June 15 to August 25.
Shawn & Ken Bruton
Ken, Shawn & Thomas Bruton
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Left on 04/20/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | B. and K. ParkerReviewed Apr 20, 2011Stayed Mar 2011
The cabin is very clean and cozy. We loved building a fire everynight just before bed and playing dominos and then in the morning's, building a fire and reading a book until it was time to fix breakfast. Very handy kitchen that is nicely furnished - and we cooked every meal for a week except one!! The view is heavenly - you can see the mountains, lake and the animals - moose, elk, birds - all from the picture window. We enjoyed skiing, snowmobiling and snowball fights with the owners : ) We had such a good time we've made plans to go back this summer where we plan to go to the new theatre, play Bingo in the park, boat and fish on the lake just out the backdoor to the cabin and take walks. Thanks for a good time Bruton's!!
Oh my, Karen, you surprised me! Thank you for taking the time to do the review! I am getting a few more reservations! Hope you and Bill are having fun! Love, Shawn
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“Peace and Quiet on Sun Valley Lake”
Left on 04/10/2011 for a stay in August 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 10, 2011Stayed Aug 2010
We love staying at Sun Valley Ranch. Our favorite time of the year there is late summer into the fall, and we try to stay there every year (as a home schooling family we have the liberty to go there in the off season). Sometimes we stay at the Bunkhouse (featured here), and sometimes we stay at the Lodge. The Bunkhouse is charming and cozy, clean and homey. And quiet. We sleep contentedly in comfortable beds with fluffy pillows and down comforters. Best of all, the Bunkhouse sits right next to Sun Valley Lake. On crisp fall mornings, we build a fire in the stove; it crackles and pops, while we fry bacon and brew coffee (can you smell all those smoky aromas blending together)! It's just what you'd expect for a mountain retreat nestled on the edge of a lake! We enjoy watching the elk, moose, geese, and ducks. Sometimes we fish in the lake. The air is fresh. It's a great place to really relax and enjoy creation. Sun Valley is close to hiking in both Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park, and arapaho Nat'l Forest (also XC skiing if we visit in the winter). In fact, the Forest is almost literally next door! The Bruton family is always welcoming. We have been staying at Sun Valley Ranch since our kids were small and we lived in Nebraska. So even though we live in Montana now, we still try to go back to Sun Valley in Colorado every year. We are happy to highly recommend it!
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