Located on the shores of Shadow Mountain Lake in Grand Lake, Colorado, the Shadow Mountain Yacht Club Condominim Association is host to 33 residential units in two buildings. The Westcott Building contains units W-1 through W-15. The Craig building contains units C-1 through C-18. The SMYC property also includes the clubhouse and pool area, the marina, a lakeside fire pit, parking lots, and grounds.
SMYC was constructed in the early and mid-1980's and offers residents stunning views of Rocky Mountain National Park and convenient access to Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain Lake. The condominiums were built on the site of the old El Navajo Lodge and Trailer Park.
El Navajo Lodge and Trailer Park
The current mobile home park located next to our marina was actually part of the El Navajo complex. In fact, SMYC was called the El Navajo Condominiums until 1984.
SMYC’s two buildings were probably named after local historical figures. The Craig building was apparently named after Reverend William Bayard Craig, who came to the Denver area in 1882. According to the Grand Lake Historical Society, he occasionally visited Grand Lake and completed some real estate transactions here. The origin of the Westcott building name is less clear. Perhaps it is a misspelling of Grand Lake’s first non-native settler, Joseph Lean Wescott, who arrived in 1867. He became Grand Lake’s first postmaster in 1877 and platted Grand Lake City in 1888.
The area is home to deer, elk, moose, bobcats, bears, and the occasional mountain lion. Residents enjoy wildlife sightings daily and live side by side, adding to Grand Lake's designation as a unique and beautiful place to live.