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Serendipity ... luck ... relatives ... everyone has their own way
of getting into the Grand Lake area.
Now that you have found this Shangri-la, we hope you tap into all that it has to offer.
Mountain Lake Properties has been at its pedestrian friendly boardwalk location
near the end of Grand Lake's main street for 22 years helping people Find Their Place in the Mountains.
The owners (Scott and Donna Ready) purchased a vacant lot at Columbine Lake in 1978 and started
building their year-round honeymoon cabin there in 1979 (after moving from Boulder, Colorado).
"We have raised a family and are now completing our 3rd and final home in the Grand Lake area.
Years ago we upgraded a cabin in town (which is now rented from month to month). We have a
second cabin which we hope to improve in the years ahead to make available for visitors as they
get to know the area. For over 30 years we have been involved in all phases of construction
and have worked with a great many families who typically purchase or build a vacation home
when their children are young. After 5 to 10 years of making memories, their home is typically sold
(to help pay for college expenses) and passed on to a new family, unless the owners are fortunate
enough to keep their home as a legacy property. Thanks in part to the protected National Park and
Forest around Grand Lake, people can return to the same places where fond memories began,
as if time had stood still."
970-627-3103 Grand County Colorado
voice line (locally dial 627-3103)
866-296-1949 Toll-free nationwide
970-627-3003 Local Fax line
Send letters & documents to P.O. Box 1350, Grand Lake, Colorado 80447
Donna Ready's email address for discussing contacts is firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy virtual tours of every property and of Grand Lake’s scenery and wildlife.
Do your want to explore on your own? Our office can give you maps showing
listings from all offices that we update every week or two. The Grand Lake real estate
market is very active. We are the western gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park.
Grand Lake is the only village with the Continental Divide trail running right through it.
The Indian Peaks Wilderness Area is close by along with National Forest trails that
one can snowmobile to directly from downtown. See our weather page for current
conditions. There are family oriented hiking trails and boat launches along Lake Granby
and Shadow Mountain Lake that are part of the Arapaho National Recreation Area.
We are 30 minutes from Winter Park & Mary Jane skiing. In the summer, these
areas are very popular for mountain biking. Higher up, there are pristine wilderness
areas that interconnect all the way from central Colorado to the Wyoming border.
Since Spring of 2011, we have increasingly been using QR "Quick Read" codes on our
signs and brochures in hopes that people will use them as "Teleportation Ports" with their
smartphones. Donna calls them "paw prints". Among other advantages, these codes
have allowed people to view videos and to enjoy our library of photographs on
computer screens which have more depth and clarity than what we can show on paper.
The High Definition videos have admittedly been a little difficult to play without doing
some buffering tricks and not everyone is hearing the full sound quality. However, we believe
that our "great-great-grand kids" will appreciate that we have done them in High Definition.
The BC cartoon above is used with courtesy from www.JohnHartStudios.com
Have you seen the large new building go up
southeast of Granby along Hwy 40? It's a new Medical Center that opened on January 1 of 2012. It will give
Grand County residents and visitors peace of mind knowing that being in Grand County in no way compromises
the medical attention they need. With their intimate one-on-one one service, your loved one's individual needs
are more likely to be recognized and remembered. Click here » for an in-depth tour.
Here is a list of the types of questions
that are commonly asked for which an answer can be elusive if you
do not ask an expert.
The Question and Answer Wizard is as intrigued and
challenged as Colorado natives on each of the following
HOW TO VISIT and Experience Colorful Colorado?
How may I get a great deal on a home in the
How might I build a home or cabin?
How do I select and buy vacant land for a mountain home?
These questions are answered here at
www.MountainLake.com in its forest of pages.
We are working towards making it easier and more fun to get to the bottom of these vexing questions and more as in …
Where to dine in Colorado and in Grand Lake?
How may I enjoy a Dinner Cruise on Grand Lake?
What kind of boats and mother ships are best?
Ghost Tours? Homes of the Rich and Famous?
Whale watching? Diving? Bird watching?
How might I rent a boat, take a boat tour, go kayaking, rafting, sailing?
Where do I go for live entertainment in Grand County, Colorado?
How do I go and dress for a live theater event?
Do I need make a reservation or buy tickets in advance for the theatre?
How to spell it: theater or theatre? Arts Council? What is it?
Where to shop for unique authentic quality merchandise?
Where to get service ... ? Car repair? Boat, motorhome, motorcycle, RV, ATV repair.
What should I pack before visiting Colorado?
What shall I wear in the Mountains? Windbreakers and bikinis .... high altitude tanning, sunscreen and UVs ....
What will the weather be like in Grand Lake, Colorado?
How do I pick lodging in a small town like
How much time should I plan for a visit to Grand Lake?
How do I meet and greet a moose or elk?
Where may I find and see elk, moose, bear?
How to feed or not to feed a marmot?
How does one meet and greet the natives?
How may I meet new people in Colorado?
How does one meet and greet a mountain, a lake, a river or the sky so near?
Where are the best camping spots for families in Colorado?
How to sail, learn to sail in Colorado?
Where may I go rafting, kayaking?
Where may I go jet skiing .. wake boarding?
Where are the best boat ramps in Colorado?
Where may I go boat camping? What is boat camping?
How does one do wake-surfing? What is wake-surfing?
Where to go fishing in Grand County, Colorado?
Where to go diving in the Great Lakes of Colorado?
What are the must see sights and sounds in the
Where are the best waterfalls, lake views,
wildlife, road trips?
How does one go snowmobiling?
How hard is it to drive a snowmobile? Is it dangerous?
Should one rent or buy a snowmobile?
How and where can one go ice-fishing in Colorado?
How to ski? How to ski in powder? How to ski in deep powder?
What is ski joring?
How may I ski with my dog? Dog skiing?
How to start a fire in a fireplace or a
How to get firewood? Where to get firewood?
How to split firewood? How to store firewood?
How to burn firewood? How to care for a fireplace?
Gas fireplace or wood fireplace? Which is better?
How to sweep a chimney? How to clean a chimney?
How to drive in a Colorado snowstorm?
How to drive in the mountains?
How to come down a mountain? How to go up?
What kind of car, what is the best car for
What kind of tires, snow tires for Colorado snow and ice?
Pick-up Truck or SUV or Limo? Which is best?
What are the National Park regulations?
What are the Boating Regulations?
Where do I get National Forest special permits?
Can I get tree transplant permits? Christmas trees?
Ski Passes? Park Passes? Golden Eagle Pass?
Colorado State Parks?
Arapaho National Recreation Area pass?
Boat and snowmobile Registrations?
Colorado Motorcycle license?
How to barbecue, how to BBQ a steak? Is Buffalo
How to skin an elk? How to prepare road kill?
How to make your own bullets and go hunting in Colorado?
How to select a beer or wine in Colorado?
Where is a microbrewery near Grand Lake or Winter Park?
Where may I ride ATVs, All-Terrain Vehicles,
Off-Road Vehicles, Jeeps, 4x4 near Grand Lake and Winter Park.
Where are the best places, most scenic, most challenging for off-road adventure?
Mountain Biking? Where are pets allowed?
How can I save on gas? How can I save on energy
and utility bills?
How to install solar power? How to install photovoltaic panels?
How to build an off-grid home?
How to intelligently design a home for the 21st century?
How might I avoid my neighbor's mistakes .. and do it right?
Last yet far
from being the least important questions ...
How might I get a job and employment in
Where are the job openings in Colorado?
How can I make a living in Colorado?
Can I live in my cabin and telecommute without getting fired?
How might I find a mate and raise a family in
Many of these questions are already answered in
We are going to make it a lot easier and fun to get those answers.
To go beyond Colorado living and to explore alternatives, click
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in search of Grand Lake's sister village in Bhutan.
Click here for a Journey into Tibet to a lake very similar to Grand Lake!
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