The House- Winter Park Lodging By Owner

Winter Park’s Premier Vacation Rental

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Located in Winter Park, CO, and owned and operated by the Patch/Druva family, Moose Lodge is nestled in the beautiful Crooked Creek Valley in the majestic Rocky Mountains.  Just west of the mountain towns of Fraser and Winter Park, the Lodge is an easy two hour drive from Denver International Airport.

Our vacation rental sits on a hillside, secluded where you have your own space and privacy, yet are within 15 minutes of just about every outdoor activity you can imagine.  The Winter Park/Mary Jane ski resort sits 20 minutes away, there is ice skating and hockey less than a mile out, and fabulous snowmobiling, tubing hills (complete with lifts!), sleigh rides, and cross country skiing are all nearby.  In the summer, you can golf at the Pole Creek Golf Course, go fly-fishing in the many rivers and streams, have a family fun day at the Winter Park base, or take to some of the country’s best trails for hiking or mountain biking!

Within 20-30 minutes you can reach YMCA’s Snow Mountain Ranch & Nordic Ski Area, Devil’s Thumb Ranch & Nordic Ski Center, SolVista Ski Resort and Lake Granby. The delightful mountain town of Grand Lake and Rocky Mountain National Park are just 45 minutes away.

Living Areas

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From the two-story, vaulted great room at Moose Lodge your group will enjoy the panoramic views of the Crooked Creek Valley during the day, and experience the breathtaking alpenglow on the snowcapped Rockies in the evening.  The luxury of the leather sofas and wing-backed chairs are the perfect place to feel the warmth from the huge wood-burning Rumsfeld fireplace that ushers in cozy nights with friends and family. You might even spot moose or the occasional red fox roaming the valley below.

It is a pleasure to cook in the fully equipped gourmet kitchen that features granite countertops, a six-burner, two-oven Dacor range, microwave, trash compactor and even a warming shelf.  Four bar stools at the giant kitchen island make conversation, appetizers, and group meal preparation easy and social.  An epic 10-foot gathering table with benches sits in the attached dining area will accommodate a full house of guests.  The coffee table in the great room handles overflow diners with pull-out stools, and also doubles as a game table.

House Amenities

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Guests at the lodge enjoy time together by playing one of our many board and card games, head downstairs for a game of darts, or hang out in the recreation room with its full media system, gas fireplace, wet bar and a full-size ping pong and pool table.  Moose Lodge has a delightful assortment of kid’s and cinephile’s DVDs and Blu-Rays for your enjoyment.

Kids and kids-at-heart enjoy the “Eagle’s Nest” lookout room at the very top of the house where we have old fashioned wood building sets like Lincoln Logs, Brio and marble mazes.  Also, see if you can find the secret room in the house, accessible only via a hidden door!

During the summer and fall months you can soak in the Colorado sun from the Adirondack chairs and have outdoor meals at the picnic table on the huge deck.  There is also a small covered porch off the dining room, complete with a gas grill for year-round use, providing a quiet shady spot to read or enjoy the view up the valley.

During the winter months kids and active adults LOVE the hill below the house for sledding!  Moose Lodge has a great assortment of sleds and toboggans for your use.  Those who want to stay warm inside can enjoy the fun by watching from the enormous picture windows.  Or bring your snowshoes or cross country skis and take a jaunt up the scenic Crooked Creek valley.

No Winter Park Lodge would be complete without a big hot tub to cap off a day in the Colorado outdoors.  You will enjoy a beautiful nighttime view of the sky, uninhibited by the lights of the city.  We guarantee you’ll be aghast at the Milky Way and the shooting stars!

The Lodge has a Wireless network (non-secure) with mobile internet service.  There is also a basic desktop computer connected to this internet connection, and a simple ink jet printer, shared for use through the wireless network.


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The Moose Lodge at Crooked Creek vacation rental accommodates 18 guests in beds. The Lodge has two master suites and two bunk rooms, making it ideal for two couples who need privacy and a ton of others!

The first master suite is at the top of the grand staircase and is adorned with a headboard and footboard fashioned of twisted aspen wood.  The bathroom includes a 5-head double shower and steam room.  The second suite is on the main floor, is decorated with willow and hickory furnishings, and features two sinks and a bathtub/shower. Its ground-floor location works fabulously for grandparents, those with mobility issues, or just your sore legs after a long day of skiing.  Both suites have lounge sitting that takes advantage of the view down the Crooked Creek Valley and onto Winter Park.

Each of the two roomy bunk rooms sleep seven guests – one of the bottom bunks in each is a queen bed so that many families can easily be accommodated.  Each bunk has its own reading light and hooks to keep track of towels and jackets.  The bathrooms have compartmentalized toilet and shower areas so that multiple people can use the bathrooms while still maintaining privacy.

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