Grand Lake

Grand Lake qualifies as one of Colorado’s oldest towns.

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Welcome to Grand Lake

Established in 1867, Grand Lake qualifies as one of Colorado’s oldest towns, and certainly one of its most charming. You can't ask more from this highly desired location: along the authentic Western Boardwalk, there are more than 60 shops and restaurants, and the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park is close by. Residents are able to enjoy an outdoorsy lifestyle while still having access to all basic amenities and services. It's no wonder houses for sale in Grand Lake, CO go so quickly in the market.
Grand Lake is the deepest natural lake in Colorado 265 feet at its lowest point. Nearby Shadow Mountain Lake and Lake Granby draw water sports enthusiasts from around the state.

Properties in Grand Lake, Colorado

Properties in Grand Lake, Colorado, encompass a wide range of options, from cozy cabins and rustic mountain homes to modern residences and vacation rentals. Grand Lake's real estate market is influenced by its scenic location within Rocky Mountain National Park and its popularity as a year-round tourist destination. Here's an overview of the types of properties you can find in Grand Lake:
Cabins and Mountain Homes:
  • Many properties in Grand Lake take on a traditional mountain cabin or rustic home style, often featuring log or wood exteriors.
  • Cabins are a popular choice for those seeking a cozy and traditional mountain retreat. They may have stone fireplaces, wood-burning stoves, and ample outdoor space.
  • Mountain homes in Grand Lake often offer stunning views of the surrounding wilderness and are designed to blend harmoniously with the natural environment.
Lakefront and Waterfront Homes:
  • Grand Lake itself is a significant attraction, and waterfront properties are highly sought after. These homes offer direct access to the lake for boating, fishing, and water sports.
  • Lakefront properties may have docks, private beaches, and expansive decks to maximize the enjoyment of the lake.
Condos and Townhouses:
  • In addition to standalone homes, Grand Lake also has condominiums and townhouses available for purchase.
  • Condos are often favored by those looking for a low-maintenance option, as they typically include amenities and exterior maintenance provided by the community.
Vacation Rentals:
  • Due to its tourist-friendly environment, many property owners in Grand Lake use their homes as vacation rentals when not in use. Vacation rental properties can be a source of income.
  • These properties are usually furnished and equipped to accommodate short-term guests.
Luxury Properties:
  • Grand Lake has some luxury homes and estates, featuring high-end amenities, modern designs, and spacious interiors.
  • These properties often command premium prices and provide a luxurious mountain living experience.
Investment Opportunities:
  • Given the town's appeal to tourists, real estate in Grand Lake can be an attractive investment. Short-term rental properties can yield significant income during peak seasons.
Scenic Views:
  • Many properties in Grand Lake offer breathtaking views of the lake, the surrounding mountains, and the national park. These views are a major selling point for many buyers.
Seasonal Considerations:
  • Keep in mind that Grand Lake experiences distinct seasons, with cold winters and heavy snowfall. It's essential to consider the property's accessibility and suitability for year-round living or seasonal use.
Real Estate Market Conditions:
  • The real estate market in Grand Lake can fluctuate, influenced by factors like tourism trends, seasonal demand, and economic conditions. It's advisable to work with a local real estate agent who understands the market dynamics.
Whether you're looking for a permanent residence, a vacation home, or an investment property, Grand Lake offers a variety of real estate options to suit different preferences and budgets. The town's stunning natural surroundings and outdoor recreational opportunities make it a desirable destination for property buyers seeking a mountain retreat.
Check out our listings to discover beautiful houses for sale in Grand Lake, CO. If you have any questions about the real estate market or need help appraising the market value of your home, don't hesitate to contact Brenda Freeman.

Communities Within Grand Lake:

Neighborhoods form South (West of Lake Granby) to North (toward town)

  • Scanloch
  • Evans
  • Granby Lake Shore Estates
  • Antler Ranchettes
  • Stillwater Small Tracts
  • Trail Creek Estates
  • 29 Pines
  • Rocky Mountain Estates/Colo Angles Club
  • Lake Forest
  • Y-Lee
  • Mountain Shadows Estates
  • CAB Tracts
  • Soda Springs Ranch/Pine Meadows
  • Stillwater Estates
  • Stillwater Small Tracts
  • Lofty Pines
  • Holiday Heights
  • Highland Heights
  • Grand View Park
  • Riveracres
  • Hillside Addition to Pinebeach
  • Pine Beach
  • Timeberlane Heights
  • Lyons Homestead
  • Shadow Estates
  • Lakeridge
  • Villa Harbor
  • Breckon
  • Trinder
  • Gudgel
  • Eggert
  • Grand Lake Estates
  • Lake Kove
  • Lakeshore Addition to Shorewood
  • Lemmon Lodge
  • McElwain
  • North Shore
  • Perry L Miller
  • Rangeview
  • Shadow Pointe
  • Shoreline Landing
  • Sunnyshore Park
  • Sunny Side Addition
  • Villa Harbor
  • Ridge at Elkcreek
  • Aspen Pines Acres
  • Sun Valley Ranch


Beginning South & Moving North
  • Grand Lake Condos and Townhomes
  • Soda Springs
  • Granby Lake Shore Estates Townhomes
  • Eagles Landing Condo
  • Grand Lake Hideaway
  • Grandview Villas
  • Lake Kove
  • Shadow Mountain Yacht Club
  • Shadow Park West
  • Beacon Landing
  • Park Ave Lofts
  • Boardwalk Plaza

Short Term Rental Restrictions in Grand Lake 

  • Anglers Lodge
  • Columbine Lake (first three years)
  • Grand Lake Estates
  • Grand Lake Hideaway Condos
    • Grand View Park 
  • Harbor
  • Lake Kove Townhomes
  • Lake Kove Cabins
  • Most mobile home parks
    • Mountain Meadows 
  • Shadow Crest limit is that only 4 of the 16 can rent nightly at any given time.
    • Shadow Lake Villas 
  • Shoreline Landing Townhomes
  • Shoreline Landing homes let you rent for something like 18 days per year?
  • Soda Springs Filing 2 (which is all except the first 5 buildings on the right and I am not sure about those)
  • Timberlane Heights


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Overview for Grand Lake, CO

305 people live in Grand Lake, where the median age is 66.8 and the average individual income is $58,768. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

66.8 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Grand Lake, CO

Grand Lake has 197 households, with an average household size of 1.53. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Grand Lake do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

62.3 / 37.7%

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25-64 Years


65-74 Years


75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
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