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Moose in Grand Lake Colorado

Where to see Moose? Why, the Historic Rapids Lodge and Restaurant in Grand Lake, Colorado of course. Moose love our river …..  the cool water and the willows that line the shore. July brought an impressively large bull moose to the … Continue reading

Fire danger is high in Grand Lake!

Grand Lake had a big scare on June 28th, 2018 and I this is my personal experience. On Thursday afternoon, I left the lobby of the Rapids to check something in a room and I noticed a wisp of smoke … Continue reading

Spring sprung early in the Rockies. We have had unusual weather for May. Days were often sunny and 65F to 70F. As a result, flowers have bloomed and the Aspen Trees are well leafed out. Unfortunately, we are already wishing … Continue reading

Its spring in Grand Lake, Colorado!

Its spring in Grand Lake, Colorado! The Continental Divide has had some excellent snowfalls recently with snowpack as of April 18, showing at 97% of average in the Upper Colorado Basin. Most of the snow at lower elevations has melted … Continue reading

Book direct and save

The Historic Rapids Lodge and Restaurant are now listed by Expedia.com and Booking.com! However, our guests will always find the lowest room price through our “Book Now” link at www.rapidslodge.com or by giving us a call! Whether you are a new or returning … Continue reading

Spring Break in the Rockies

Spring Break in the Rockies February always feels like we are turning a corner and progressing towards spring. The days are a little longer and warmer, the birds and the moose increase their activity levels and it is much more … Continue reading

Community

Community – by Faith Zak, Rapids Lodge Front Desk I am writing about “Community” and what it means in a small town like Grand Lake, Colorado. I went to the neighborhood Church throughout my childhood and my Pastor was amazing. … Continue reading

Colorado Winter Activities

It’s December in the Colorado Rocky Mountains! Although we have not had much snow yet, it’s coming! It always does. When all that good, white fluffy stuff is here, be ready to get into the great outdoors! Snowshoeing is always … Continue reading

Visit the Rapids Lodge late fall early winter

October is proving to be a beautiful month in Grand County, Colorado. Gorgeous days of blue sky and sunshine! Yes, there have been a few snowfalls but the white has settled mostly at higher elevations and melted off at our … Continue reading

Grand Lake Colorado Fall Vacation

A Colorado Vacation in September or October Grand County, Colorado has experienced unusual weather this year! January brought endless snow, and nobody had anywhere to put it after shoveling driveways and clearing roads! Then we hardly had any snow for … Continue reading