Columbine Lake

COLUMBINE LAKE- A Great Community!
Just a mile northwest of Grand Lake! 
Parts of Columbine border the Rocky Mountain National Park.
Some areas border Recreation District lands
& Grand Lake’s 18 hole Golf Course!
Website with rules and covenants:
Office 970-627-8120  &  Clubhouse:  970-557-3291
Full time manager:  David Kaeding


Four lake accesses are for your enjoyment. You can leave a boat by the lake all summer long, and not have to carry it back and forth each time you want to go onto the lake.  There is a boat lottery for boat racks due to the number of homeowners, for a small fee. Canoes and sailboats are welcome - just no gasoline engines.
Fun community events are scheduled throughout the year (parade, pancake breakfast, music concerts in the gazebo, game nights, potlucks).

Columbine Lake’s association fee is $2.40 per day per property (home or vacant land). This covers road maintenance, snow removal from the main roads in Columbine Lake, trash removal location by the clubhouse, maintenance of lake accesses and open space, keeping the lake stocked with fish and keeping the clubhouse not just open, but supervised, year round. Fee is paid annually as $875.

Children can meet friends and play pool, ping pong and watch TV. Bring a pizza to cook in the kitchen oven upstairs while you swim with your family in the heated pool and enjoy the waterfall hot tub. Clubhouse hours vary according to the season of the year. 

If you choose land, an Architectural Review Committee will look over your plans before you begin construction; they love “earth tones”.  The fee to build is $4 per sq. ft. along with a deposit of $1,500 for trash (refundable if everything is cleaned up when the build is complete) and a road fee of $250 which Columbine Lake keeps to help the wear and tear of the roads from large trucks.  Please see: to access the New Home Build Permit.

The association has a lot of money in reserve funds. Water and sewer are in the roads, as well as natural gas and internet (to most sites).
If you build, the water tap fee is currently $5,000; the sewer tap is $9,600. Existing homes have already paid these fees. is the water website. For water or sewer questions call Three Lakes Water & Sanitation District at 970-627-3544.

An average water bill would be $500+ for the year. Public sewer is $39 per month. You will be billed quarterly. Utility bills are mailed to your home address or can be put on autopay. Questions can be directed to Three Lakes Water & Sanitation District at 970-627-3544.

Renters are not permitted to use the clubhouse or fish, swim or boat in the lake. They do have access to the trash dumpster by the clubhouse.
To rent your home, you pay a fee to Grand County and pay sales tax. You must own your property for 3 years before renting for less than 30 days at a time.

Mountain Lake Properties recommends that the transfer fee of 1% of the purchase price is split at closing between the seller and purchaser. 

Take a photo tour of Columbine Lake