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Saturday, August 30, 2014: lots of updates coming, we have been busy!

The main fishing pond
is directly below your long and covered deck. Beyond is the big lake, Lake Granby, spread out far

and wide. A line of mountains stretches our beyond the lake. Wood-finished ceiling in Great Room.
River rock fireplace. Two bedrooms, two baths.  ... all on one level. Detached garage. Like-new inside. $189,900

Spacious Townhome with 3 bedrooms,
3 baths in Grand Lake Village. Nice view of Mount Baldy from the private upper level deck. Great Room 

with wood-burning fireplace. $219,900 (price reduced, motivated seller)

Columbine Lake area Cabin
bordering Recreation District Lands! Rich wood interior with high ceiling in Great Room.

Peaceful views of aspen through the windows. 4 bedrooms plus loft. Lush back yard.
All new kitchen and laundry appliances. Drive-through snowmobile garage. Nice view
of Mount Baldy from the back yard picnic area by the tall grass for elk beds.  $235,000

Riverside cabin by community 
open space which offers a private sandy beach along Grand Lake and fishing in the North Inlet Steam!

Level, landscaped area with lots of tall evergreens. In town, with a secluded and private feeling,
yet a short walk from Boardwalk shops and restaurants. The cabin is shaped like a house boat
with a large sun deck on top with lake and mountain views. Rich wood interior finish with
granite countertops. Two bedrooms, one bath. Add a second level one day.  $559,000

360 degrees views. Grand Views of Lake Granby
and the Continental Divide. Home site is set high over its neighbors to give
you protected
views. Unique view to the northwest to Gravel Mountain aka "Chicken Hill"!
Snowmobile to it leisurely with your family and enjoy the views without being a daredevil.
This presentation has amazing images to show you what's up there. Well is already drilled.
$69,900 subject to short sale approval

2.8 acres with shiny views
of both Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain Lake. Big view in the opposite direction up Summerland

Park to tundra along the Continental Divide. Land is a short walk from town and Grand Lake's beach.
The northeast portion of the land borders Rocky Mountain National Park. With a little machinery
(even just one chain saw for a few hours), the views and access to the land can be brought closer
to their full potential.  $169,000

Before summer winds down, here are three diversions to refresh you on your way to Grand Lake:


New Feature for August of 2014: short Family Side trips along the Grand County side of Berthoud Pass.
See the just built in 2013, Broome Hut above Second Creek (mile marker 240). It's open to visitors.

Make a reservation. Further down, take a breather amongst towering trees at Robbers Roost near
the first hairpin curve at the base of the pass.

Current Creek: last big pullout near top of Berthoud Pass.
Alternate scenic route past an alpine lake to Broome Hut in next basin over. Peaceful stream video to be added soon.

Robbers Roost: last chance for a woodsy break before reaching Winter Park.

Thursday, August 21, 2014: ... just added, more coming ...
Lake and mountain views.
Short walk from miles of National Recreation area shoreline and a boat launch by Lake Granby.

Spacious Great Room plus recreation room. 4-5 bedrooms, 3 baths. Detached garage.
A marina is a close-by. $269,900

No covenants! Comfortable 
three bedroom, two bath home with detached garage and storage building. Attractive wood finish inside.

Covered porch. Circle driveway on 1/3 acre near the end of a quiet county maintained road.
Great floor plan with master suite at one end, 2 guest rooms at the other. In between is a large living room,
updated kitchen and dining area.  Motivated seller. Priced reduced to $175,000

Listen to the stream from your ranch style
home on an acre overlooking Trail Creek Valley. National Forest access is just down the road. Wake up to aspen,

sage and wild grasses as your eyes run up the valley to high tundra. Master suite has clerestory windows and
a his 'n hers bath design that is worth emulating. (Builders and home designers will appreciate the detailed
photos ... to use as a template.) Spacious living areas, 2 guest rooms. Raised ceilings in most every room. 
2200 sq. ft. plus double garage and deck.  $279,000 (new photos added)

Come Visit Trail Creek Valley and its rich aspen forests.
In a couple of weeks it will all turn to gold.

the older leaves on our Weather page with scenes around Grand Lake
will fall off in a few days. If you have not seen them, be sure click to » your Weather page
and scroll all the way down to see our recent treasures before they get buried with scarcely a map.


Sunday, August 17, 2014
: let your mountain home pay for itself with the following interesting choice:

Possible brewery. Potential coffee roastery.
Viable as a Bed & Breakfast. Space for an Antique Store/Barn. 3.7 Acres along the Fishing Canal with open views
of snow-capped mountains. Main Lodge has an wide open floor plan with a stone fireplace and log beams on

the ceiling. A commercial kitchen and a separate prep room are in back.  This corner location has a long history
as a meeting place for travelers and musicians (the latter would get room 'n board). Property is currently a full
service restaurant and liquor store. Owners would like to retire and make it all available for your family's ideas.
Two separate living quarters are on site. Precious water rights have been purchased for expansion to help you
to create more income. Over 3000 sq. ft. of heated interior space.  $499,000

Your own retreat hidden at the end of a secret point
on Lake Granby. A place for bonding and happy memories. An intimate bed & breakfast like setting with its
curved shore line joining the shore and beaches of National Recreation area land. You and your guests will

love the relaxing views from the long sunny covered porch. Four distinctive bedrooms, three of which have
their own private baths and outside entrances. The stone fireplace,the large dining area and country kitchen
by the lake view add up to create a special and cozy lodge. $737,000 (new photos added)

Saturday morning ... glorious  opening with sunshine melting away thick mists over the lakes.
Hints of fall colors are starting to show! Come up and enjoy.

Thursday-Friday, August 14-15, 2014
: just added ...

Columbine Lake area chalet with river rock fireplace.
2000 sq. ft. plus spacious double garage for toys.Lots of glass and no glare (because it looks to the north).
This is the mountain design that many want.
Three bedrooms, three baths. Recreation room on lower level
by garage and shop. Man-cave, woman's quarters or both. Corner location with road access possible
from the top or bottom of its quarter acre of land. $389,000

Columbine Lake area log home
with lake and mountain views. The large corner lot has room for camping and playing ...

and a future garage. Covered patio is cleverly designed to shed snow away from the roof
and to give you a convenient side entrance in the winter. Three bedrooms plus recreation
room to handle guests (they will come). 1790 sq. ft. plus covered deck and patios.  $279,000

Four bedroom, 2½ bath Home on 5 Acres
(almost level) bordering 500 acres of Recreation District land.Wood covered ceilings and walls in some rooms. 

Brand new redwood deck is just now being completed. Living room, rec room and kitchen all have raised ceilings.
Heated garage. Wood-burning stove in rec room. Lots of road frontage (on both sides of the road) along the longest
side of a triangular shaped land. In the winter, one can ski on directly onto Nordic ski trails and head to the
Sly Fox Restaurant by the Golf Course. $369,000

Moose Dancing in the Rain! Click here for an amazing video from
Jack Nemec's deck at Shadow Mountain Yacht on Sunday morning, Aug. 10, 2014.


2.8 acres with shiny views
of both Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain Lake. Big view in the opposite direction up Summerland

Park to tundra along the Continental Divide. Land is a short walk from town and Grand Lake's beach.
The northeast portion of the land borders Rocky Mountain National Park.
With a little machinery (even just one chain saw for a couple of hours),  the views and access
to the land can be brought closer to their full potential. An old driveway's terrace is almost hidden
were you would pull in at the highest point of the land's road access.  $169,000

Vote for Ruff!  $1.00 per vote.*  I am the adorable Boardwalk Dog
in Grand Lake who welcomes you to Mountain Lake Properties and Candy Lane ~ the only dog
who can say his name with his toy in his mouth! I love for you to pet me and to throw toys for me.
I am a cinnamon colored four year old border collie who is proud of my big brother Pepper;
he is the stocky black and white gent who hangs out at the door to the Sagebrush. We live by
a dog park with 500 acres of Recreation Area Land ~ all the way to the Colorado River.
Life sure is good when you're a dog.  *All money goes to the local Animal Shelter & Advocates
(assisting victims of domestic violence).Vote Online at gcpetpals.org. Scroll down to the Grand Dog
logo in the yellow box, and that will bring you to a page where you can click on a box to see the candidates.
Click on the name "RUFF"  then,  there is a "donate now" button. You can donate quickly with your pay
pal account.  If you don't have a pay pal account you can sign up for one there or pay with a credit card. 
If you have cash or checks, you can drop them off at any Grand Mountain Bank location or mail it to
Grand County Advocates
P.O. Box 155
Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451
Please make checks out to Grand County Advocates.
Please put RUFF and Will on the check.
Appreciatively, Ruff ...
.... to the right is a previous Grand Dog!

We have been very busy selling homes. For raw vacant land,
however, interest in new construction has not been as strong as in the past. Recent land sales
have often involved neighbors adding on to their property (because the adjoining land has become
quite affordable). The decline in construction is a bit ironic because the quality of tools and materials
for what you wish to design gets better with every decade. What people labored over in the past
can now be done faster and safer. The main reason for the tepid interest in virgin land may be the
tempting supply of older homes that can be purchased at a discount and remodeled over a leisurely
financial period. Directly below are two examples at newly reduced prices.
An additional reason for the decrease in new construction could be a generational shift
to be more laid back and less interested in doing improvements and building up sweat equity
in one's home.  For the young, there could also be a skill barrier or a familiarity barrier.
Young boys do not grow up with saws and hammers. Their excitement is not in creating a fort,
but instead in making something virtual and online. Maybe that's a phase that has peaked. 
People can rediscover the satisfaction in dreaming up and assembling real and tangible designs from scratch.
We didn't get the flying cars of the future (they never made gravitational sense), however, we have
arrived upon the the George Jetson button-pushing desk jobs.  Our time at work and play in this
electronic age is moments of stillness punctuated with button pushing (key pressings and mouse clicks). 


Log Home with big lake view of
Shadow Mountain Lake, one mile from Grand Lake Village. Raised wood ceilings with exposed beams.

Covered porch on the lake side. Back side has a covered entrance, partly enclosed, great for keeping
items handy. Master bedroom suite on the upper level has an adjoining lakeside room—perfect for an office.
Main level has 3 bedrooms and a full bath.1580 sq. ft. plus garage and decks. Price includes a stone-finished
Detached  Double Garage on its own lot situated to protect the home's fabulous lake view. $269,900

Two 2-car garages, both oversized 24'x28'
come with this Lake View home on almost half an acre. Keep your boat, ATV and snowmobile well protected 

and ready to enjoy the National Forest Trails and our huge lakes. You'll even have room for your friends to store
their toys. You'll appreciate the sunshine while enjoying fine views of the Continental Divide. Great Room,
master suite, guest bedroom and bath. New paint and new carpet. Lake accesses & a marina are within
walking distance, easy for your family to enjoy the largest of our lakes.  $189,000

4/10th of an acre with mountain views to the east over
a hidden meadow and aspen forest.Land is approximately a square rising up from

its road frontage. Good location for building over a garage.  $39,000

Log-sided Lemmon Lodge area home
with private shared access to Grand Lake and the North Inlet Stream. Home is a few hundred feet

from boardwalk shops and restaurants. Immaculate 2 bedroom, 2 bath home with huge loft.
Raised ceiling in living room with two story fireplace. Adjoining vacant lot included at $569,000.

Have you seen our article in the new Grand County Living magazine?
It is in a special edition to get your juices going on new construction. Every day that you are lucky to create
something new is a happy day from which one can say "never been better". 
After we add a few more nuggets to our online Design Tips, we will post a link here.

Friday, July 25, 2014: properties have been selling. Come to our office near the east end
of Grand Lake's main street (on your left) for the latest
print version of your our Wish Book
to be released any day now.
Lake Granby is full. We just had a refreshing rain shower.

Walk out onto a cloud (not every day). This uniquely
poised site gives you the opportunity of doing so each year as Lake Granby mists and steams 

with the approach of winter. Panoramic Lake and Mountain Views. 6.6 acres, mix of aspen,
pine and ground covers. This home site is ready to build on with a building pad looking out to infinity.
Part of the acreage touches National Forest land that reaches down to Lake Granby (see map below).
At the southern most tip of the property one can step out into thousands of acres of National Forest ...
which reach the lake's shore.  $179,900 with well already drilled.

Views to the east over Shadow Mountain Lake
to high peaks along the Continental Divide. Views to the west over the verdant Colorado River Valley.

Spacious chalet with upper level master suite and 2 guest rooms and a loft area.  The attractive detached
double garage has room for all of your toys; there is also a big storage area below the home.  $359,900

$159,900.   Faded glory ...
TLC welcomed. Cluster of log or bark-sided cabins with a history of being run as

getaways for short and long term rentals. Amongst the six cabins on almost an acre
of land, there has been a compact kitchen and private bath in three of them.
The original and still current appeal of the area is its proximity to excellent
year-round fishing and kayaking (see maps in presentation).  The largest cabin
is a proper Log Cabin with wood floors and an all wood finish on its walls and ceilings.
Three of the cabins have been used as an office, pump house and bath house. $159,000

Spacious home with big views
across Shadow Mountain Lake of mountains in Rocky Mountain National Park. Fireplace in living room.
4 bedroom suites, each with its own bath; two open onto a walk-out sun room with lovely wood finish.
There is room for hobbies   and toys in the large detached garage; it has a wood-burning stove, windows
and a man-door. Gently sloped yard with lots of aspen: property is .045 of an acre. Wraparound deck
is covered by the home's main entrance to create a nice open porch (as shown below).
Located 2½ miles south of Grand Lake. $299,900

Classic log-sided cabin with fireplace.
768 sq. ft., all on one level. Two bedrooms, one bath. Short walk from the fishing canal between

Shadow Mountain Lake and Lake Granby (great for dog walks). If you don't catch anything,
three restaurants are within walking distance.  $210,000 

Thursday, July 17, 2014: .... much more coming, thanks for visiting, stay tuned.

Lake view subdivision: tourist zoning
allows nearly infinite possibilities ~ including simply a spectacular place to live! Panoramic views
across Shadow Mountain Lake into Rocky Mountain National Park from all four one acre lots.

Shared highway access for future development. Commercial well and augmentation plan approved
through the State to serve the entire property. On one of the acre sites is a unique and historic home
moved and reconstructed before the Lake flooded the original homestead. The Great Hall inside features
open beams and a fireplace that make you feel as though you were in a tavern for travelers from times
almost forgotten. Classic upper New York State woodworking hearkens from an older world of
dining halls and roaring fireplaces, lanterns along the walls ... and a huge kitchen through a
busy doorway. 4 bedrooms, two baths, great outdoor porch with the view of the lake. $488,000

3.8 Acres on a hill with panoramic views
of Lake Granby and The Continental Divide. You'll love the afternoon and evening lighting as

the high tundra and clouds are infused with alpenglow. Be with the clouds as they hover over
wide expanses of Lake Granby and then blossom as they reach 13,500' Arapaho Peak.  $129,000

Enjoy the privacy of almost
seven acres in a pastoral setting with horses grazing in the meadow and giant peaks rising in the distance.
The view of Lake Granby from the deck and most rooms is big and wide. High end finish inside.

Log posts and beams with lots of character.  Massive wrought iron light fixtures. Massive wrought iron
light fixtures.  3000 sq. ft. plus garage and decks. Three luxurious and spacious bedrooms. 4½ baths.
Master suite has gas fireplace, beautiful pine ceiling, a seating area with amazing views and a bath
to make you feel like royalty. Lower walkout level is a complete world of its own, perfect for receiving guests.
You are a short distance in every direction to prime recreational fun from boating,
to skiing to golf to National Forest and National Park trails. $799,000


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Let every weekend be a 4-day weekend!  On Thursday afternoon, you are wrapping up
four power days at the office and telling your friends that you are heading that evening
to Grand Lake, two hours away yet worlds apart. You've got your mobile devices and
are ready to work on the bigger picture. Friday morning, you wake up in your mountain
retreat and already .... you are thinking is more clear as you plan ahead and tie neat little bows
on completed tasks. Saturday dawns and you are fully attuned to your alpine environment
and tingling with life. The great outdoors beckons with its newness, immensity and wildlife.
Or maybe you'll just have it out your window or beyond your deck while you enjoy some
private time with your family ... or a neglected hobby ... or a book. Saturday afternoon or eve,
you are ready to hobnob with some of the other lucky fellows enjoying their extended weekend.
Dine at a restaurant, walk the boardwalk, do some shopping, cruise by the beach ....
remind yourself to have your boat ready (even if its just a kayak) for Sunday.
Sunday morning you do some outdoor church time. Now your head is really stuffed
with plans. You get a head start on them on Sunday eve and then sleep like a rock.
Early Monday morning, you zip back to work ready to hit the floor running.
Traffic is not an issue and everyone is amazed with how much you get done ...
and how young you look!

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