Grand Lake Winter Carnival

Grand Lake Winter Carnival

Saturday February 1st

Grand Lake Winter Carnival

Grand Lake Winter Carnival

This winter event is great fun for the whole family! You can take advantage of our “Winter Getaway Special” in the Rapids Suites and Lodge Guest Rooms: buy one night, get one free. See our specials page for more details. We are expecting snow this week so conditions should be perfect for all the events. Dress up for the theme “Superstars of Music” and join in all the fun. This event is becoming more popular every year so don’t miss out!

9:30am Tea Pot Curling
10am-2pm  “Super Stars” snowman contest
11am-2pm Snow Golf
11am Kids Steeplechase
12:30pm “Dancing in the Street” parade
All Day “SuperStars” snow sculptures + King & Queen Contest
12:45pm Parent/Child Sled Pull
1:15pm Bed Sled Races
2pm Human Bowling
3pm Snow Sculpture judging
8pm The “Super Stars” fireworks
8pm-12am The “Granby Awards” and Ball (live music)

The Historic Rapids Lodge and Restaurant
P. O. Box 1400 / 209 Rapids Lane
Grand Lake
CO, 80447

Ice Fishing in Grand Lake, Colorado

Next weekend is the exciting 3 Lakes Ice Fishing Contest, January 24th-26th. If you love fishing, this tournament is for you. The weather is forecast to be quite comfortable which will make sitting out on the ice a special experience. Surrounded by high mountains and the Continental Divide, the scenery is stunning. Follow up your day at the hsitoric and cozy Rapids Restaurant!

Trout Grand County

Every day is a separate tournament. Entries are $35 for one day, $45 for two days, and $50 for all THREE days. Entries include an official tournament hat AND a raffle entry.  $6,000 in cash prizes each day! One raffle ticket is included with your entry (additional tickets are $10 each).

Email the Granby Chamber at granbychamber@aol.com  for your entry form (see website for rules). Last minute entries can be made at Grand Lake’s Rocky Mountain Outfitters (970) 798-8021 and they can also provide you with equipment. Rent a snowmobile at On The Trail Rentals.

Looking for a place to stay?  The Rapids Lodge has the perfect Lodging option for you. Bring your dog and stay in a Rapids Suite that sleeps 2-7 people, Bring your buddies/family and stay in a River View or Rapids Condo (2-8 people), or bring your partner and enjoy a romantic Lodge Guest Room. Check our Specials Page for details on “Stay one night, Get one Free”.

Mark your calendars: “Hotel Impossible Grand Lake” re-airs on the Travel Channel from 1-2pm on January 27th. The crew stayed at the Rapids Lodge and the shows gives a great winter overview of the Grand Lake area.

The Grand Lake Winter Carnival: Saturday February 1st. The 2014 theme is “Stars of Music”. Visit the Grand Lake Chamber page (http://grandlakechamber.com/wintercarnvial) for more information. This day is full of activities for the whole family. Don’t miss it. Check our Specials Page to make sure you get a great lodging deal!

The Historic Rapids Lodge and Restaurant
P. O. Box 1400 / 209 Rapids Lane
Grand Lake
CO, 80447
USA
970-627-3707
rapids@rapidslodge.com

Martin Luther King Weekend …..

Grand Lake Colorado Lodging for Martin Luther King Weeknd

This coming weekend January 17+18+19+20 you can stay at the Rapids Lodge in any Lodge Guest Room or Rapids Suite for 2 nights and get one free! Please call to make your reservation (restrictions may apply so check our specials page for details). The Rapids Restaurant is rated “three diamond” by the AAA and is in a stunning historic lodge building (est. 1915).

Evening Grosbeaks can be seen in flocks in the winter

Evening Grosbeaks can be seen in flocks in the winter

 

Some of our Rapids Suites are pet-friendly so your best friend can come along too! The Three Lakes Ice-Fishing Contest is available for you to participate in over this holiday weekend. Contact Rocky Mountain Outfitters in Grand Lake for more details and entry forms.

Our very own Grand Lake Trailgroomers have been working hard to keep the snowmobile trails in excellent groomed condition. There are reports of belly to chest deep snow up high, fantastic conditions for everyone including experienced riders looking for good powder.

If you stay a little longer the Grand Lake Nordic Center is offering a free trail pass on Wednesday January 15th (equipment rental not included). You can cross country ski or snowshoe. There is also a great Rapids Lodge special for weekdays on our specials page!

Grand Lake shopping, Rocky Mountain National Park, wildlife watching and birding in Grand County; and Grand Lake restaurants are waiting to be enjoyed! Come stay at the Rapids Lodge, Grand Lake’s most varied lodging option: Rapids and River View Condos, Rapids Lodge Guest Rooms, Rapids Suites.

The Historic Rapids Lodge and Restaurant
P. O. Box 1400 / 209 Rapids Lane
Grand Lake
CO, 80447
USA
970-627-3707
www.rapidslodge.com
rapids@rapidslodge.com

January fun at the Rapids!

Grand Lake Colorado Winter Lodging

Here are just some of the reasons to book your room at the Rapids Lodge and plan a weekend away!

 

Kawuneechee Valley in Rocky Mountain National Park

Kawuneechee Valley in Rocky Mountain National Park

  • The snow conditions are excellent right now.
  • Cozy rooms, fireplaces and sumptuous dinners at the Rapids Restaurant.
  • Ride your snowmobile right from the Rapids Lodge to over 100 miles of groomed trails and powder meadows.
  • Cross country ski or snowshoe the North Inlet or Tonahutu Trails right from the Rapids. Groomed trails are available at the Grand Lake Nordic Center.
  • Pet-friendly rooms are available so bring your favorite member of the family.
  • The moose are in town. So are the foxes.
  • Ice fishing is great fun. Join the 3 Lakes ice-fishing tournament Jan 24+25+26.
  • Did you know we have Condos that sleep up to 12 people?
  • Martin Luther King long weekend is coming up.
  • We have some great room specials – make sure you check the specials page!
  • Our Rapids Lodge Guest Rooms are perfect for a romantic escape.
  • Snow and steam and starlit skies can be enjoyed as you soak in the 21 outdoor pools at Hot Sulphur Springs.
  • Cuddle up under a blanket and experience a sleigh or dog sled ride.
  • How about a winter hot air balloon adventure?
  • Let the kids careen down the Grand Lake sledding hill (or try tubing).
  • Of course you could also just have a relaxing glass of wine by the fireplace.

 

What are you waiting for? Call us today.

The Historic Rapids Lodge and Restaurant
P. O. Box 1400 / 209 Rapids Lane
Grand Lake
CO, 80447
USA
970-627-3707
www.rapidslodge.com
rapids@rapidslodge.com