New Year’s Eve in Grand Lake

Join us for New Year’s Eve ~ Grand Lake ~ You’ll be glad you did!

Grand Lake is magical over the holidays and New Year’s Eve. The town is strewn with festive lights and alive with people. Everything is open and hopping. Enjoy a sumptuous meal at the Rapids Restaurant on New Year’s Eve (see our Restaurant – Dinner Menu page and scroll all the way to the bottom).

New Year's Eve Grand LakeThen take a casual stroll to the frozen lakefront, just two and a half blocks from the restaurant and your room at the Rapids, then watch the Grand Lake Fireworks Extravaganza at midnight. The light reflecting off the snow covered mountains and lake is something special.

We have a three night minimum (any 3 nights including December 31st). We will definitely fill up, so book early. New Year’s Eve is in the middle of the week this year and we suggest extending your vacation by including a weekend on either side!

Come celebrate New Year’s Eve Grand Lake style with us! There are plenty of winter activities to keep you busy!

For historic lodging, cabins, and motels in Grand Lake, contact the Rapids Lodge at 970-627-3707

The History:

The Rapids Lodge was built in 1915, making our lodge nearly a century old. The lodge is built from local lodge pole pine, and was the first building in Grand Lake, Colorado to have running water and electricity. The building originally opened as an inn and restaurant, and has been preserved over the years as a historical hotel and a local Grand Lake icon. Our long list of famous (and infamous) guests includes Janis Joplin, Jim Croce, and Kris Kristofferson.

Though gambling was illegal in the 1950s, there was some action to be had at Rapids! The lodge even had a secret bell to ring to when authorities pulled into the driveway, alerting guests and allowing them to “turn the tables” and hide the evidence of gambling!

Plan Your Holiday Party!

The Rapids Restaurant is the perfect place for your Holiday Party. Owner Lynne Ludwig always decorates the Rapids Restaurant beautifully with several Christmas Trees and artful touches. No matter if your group is big or small, we can accommodate you and tailor a group menu that will fit your budget and style. Of course, smaller groups can always order off the regular menu if that is preferred.

Although the Rapids Lodge and Restaurant is taking a fall break, there will be a representative available between 10am and Noon Monday through Friday. Leave a message or e-mail us and we will help you make your plans.

Our winter season begins again on Thursday December 11th. Check out our great accommodation specials for the winter whether just a regular weekend, Christmas, Martin Luther King Weekend, Valentine’s and Presidents Day Weekend. Remember we have great pet-friendly rooms too!

Christmas in the Rocky Mountains of Grand County. You can’t beat it!

Holiday party

Christmas at the Rapids Lodge

For historic lodging, cabins, and motels for the holiday season, contact The Rapids Lodge today at 970.627.3707.

The History:

The Rapids Lodge was built in 1915, making our lodge nearly a century old. The lodge is built from local lodge pole pine, and was the first building in Grand Lake, Colorado to have running water and electricity. The building originally opened as an inn and restaurant, and has been preserved over the years as a historical hotel and a local Grand Lake icon. Our long list of famous (and infamous) guests includes Janis Joplin, Jim Croce, and Kris Kristofferson.

Though gambling was illegal in the 1950s, there was some action to be had at Rapids! The lodge even had a secret bell to ring to when authorities pulled into the driveway, alerting guests and allowing them to “turn the tables” and hide the evidence of gambling!