Historic Lodge In Grand Lake – Rapids Lodge

One of the favorite features of the lodge and restaurant that guest keep tell me they like, the sofa in front of the fireplace. On these crisp fall mornings, it’s nice to sit in front of it and plan the day. You can sit on the sofa or play checkers and just imagine you are in the year 1915.

historic lodge fireplace

historic lodge fireplace

The Historic Rapids Lodge was built June 12, 1915 by John Lapsley Ish and his family. At that time, the lodge only had running water and baths and electricity came from an “overshot” water wheel in the Tonahutu River.

overshot

overshot

Ish also built a sawmill on the property from plentiful Lodgepole pine trees.
There is history all over the building. If you would like a tour of the historic lodge in Grand Lake just come in and ask our front desk staff.
We are open every day throughout the fall season. Call or visit or website for more information.
Click on this link for the restaurant menu: Rapids Lodge restaurant menu

(970) 627-3707

Rapids Lodge 10 Fun Fall Activities to do in Grand Lake:


  1. Call an old friend and make a weekend reservation at Rapids Lodge to get back on track.
  2. Take a road trip to Grand Lake Colorado
  3. Collect the colorful Colorado leafs and make a memory book from your trip.
  4. Carve a Pumpkin that you bought in Grand Lake.
  5. Book a hayride (we can arrange this for you)
  6. While you are here, take a photo for Christmas cards (we can take the photo)
  7. Do some early Christmas shopping at the great shops in downtown Grand Lake.
  8. Bring your bikes and ride around town. Better yet, ride on up to Rocky Mountain National Park and watch the elk from your bike.
  9. Take a drive around Grand County to check out the fall colors and bring a picnic.
  10. Book early for winter so you can get the best room and snowmobile to the hundreds of trails from your room.
Historic Grand Lake

Historic Grand Lake