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. We have family oriented hiking trails
and boat launches along Lake Granby and Shadow Mountain Lake within the Arapaho National Recreation Area.
We are 40 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.
When you come to Grand Lake, you step into a region with a restorative power
that envelops you from the tops of the mountains to the bottoms of the valleys
and all flowing lines in-between. You can feel a freshness in the air that invites
one to expand out and become absorbed in a larger scene. A song, a symphony
pours out from the mountains, air and water. Birds take flight. Fish jump.
In the depths of night with only the faint sound of creek and a million stars out,
one can sense the heart of the universe and feel its beat in the protective
corner, the little Rivendell that you have been fortunate to be cocooned in, this moment.
Gazing into the sky and along the edges that form the high mountain rim of Middle Park,
one feels secure and safe in this little pocket called Grand Lake. Reveries carry one
back into ancestral times with the ancients looming like giants and making patterns in the stars.
We have many reminders all around of how our inhabitants match our mountains.
While a bear ambles across main street, three moose look on, five foxes scoot by and a crow nods.
The Grand Lake area gives you its natural blessings.
The strength that builds the mountains courses right through your veins
along with a female-like strength that melts the snows and sends water
cascading down to fertile fields. Every year we have new trees,
more aspen and more variety than ever before. When you come,
you step into an incubator for new growth surrounded by National Forest
and National Park lands. It takes a huge county like Grand County
with a great wall of mountains protecting the outer rim of its borders
in every direction to create one of several thriving pockets in Middle Park.
May Grand Lake infuse you with her goodness,
May Baldy shine the way,
we hope you enjoy your stay
and choose to linger a little longer,
to taste the air and feel the Earth living
and breathing through the centuries.
The high rampart of mountains that makes Middle Park an Island in the Rockies
has protected land also on the far side of the ridges where Grand County meets
Boulder County, Routt, Jackson, Larimer, Gilpin, Clear Creek, Summit and Eagle!
Grand County has this astonishing array of neighbors making Grand County
a deep inner pocket, a Middle Park rimmed with alpine gardens.
Come down from the high slopes like water running to Grand Lake,
laughing, giggling and murmuring all the way . . . . . .
The the lake one can spread out in any direction and continue for miles
seeing different glens in every direction.
Mothers and guardians of Earth have wound their hands all the way
around to form a protected pocket within that acts as both a nest
and a treasury, a place of healing in touch with old ways that continue to this day.
Grand county has become a living natural sanctuary that can take a full
days drive or ride across in one direction. Having gone from one far end
to the other, you'll want to roll back and settle in one of the pockets.
Luck . . . serendipity ... relatives ... everyone has their way
of getting to Grand Lake.
Now that you have found this Shangri-la, we hope you tap in, drink deep, drink long.
Mountain Lake Properties has been at its pedestrian friendly boardwalk location
near the end of Grand Lake's main street for 26 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.
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