Happy New Year from the Historic Rapids Lodge and Restaurants.

What are your January Vacation Plans? Do they include coming up to Grand Lake?
I hope so, here’s why:

Top 5 Reasons to Come to Grand Lake in January:

Reason # 5 – Escape the Crowds; it’s so quite in Grand Lake in January. Snowshoe on the trails in Rocky Mountain National Park, cross country ski on the Grand Lake golf course. Take a short hike to Adams Falls, located less than a mile from the lodge; the falls are amazing in every season but spectacular in their winter white with ice hanging from rocks. You will have the trails to yourself – soak up the solitude.

Reason #4 – Get the best lodging deal at the Rapids Lodge when you stay in January. Give us a call and we will get you the best rate on a lodge room or condo at The Rapids Lodge.

Reason #3 – Free ice skating in downtown Grand Lake behind the playground.

Reason #2 – January 25-27 is the 3 Lakes Ice Fishing Contest. Come up and practice your ice fishing skills before the contest.

Reason #1 – Grand Lake in January is simply the most beautiful place in the world to be.

We have snow in Grand Lake

Happy Holidays from The Historic Rapids Lodge & Restaurant


Grand Lake has snow and we are thrilled that it will be a white Christmas. When you stay in Grand Lake there are so many things to do.

Now that there is snow, bring your cross country skis and take a tour in Rocky Mountain National Park. Information is available at the Visitor Center, located just a few miles from Rapids Lodge. Be sure to pack gear for all types of winter weather such as snow, wind, cold, and sun. It can get windy so wear layers.


Rapids Lodge Restaurant Hours:

Closed Monday and Tuesdays, Open Wednesday through Friday 5-8:30pm. Open Saturday and Sunday 8:30am until 8:30pm (Brunch from 8:30am and dinner from 5pm)

Open 7 days a week from Wednesday December 12th through Sunday January 6th (except closed Christmas Day)


On Dec 26, don’t miss the Grand Lake Area Historical Society Benefit  at The Rapids Lodge. $50 per ticket. Hors d’ oeuvres start at 5:30 with entertainment and cash bar. Dinner at 6:30 followed by live auction featuring vintage items. This evening is a benefit for the Smith Eslick Cottage Court – the oldest original condition motor court in the USA. Call us for reservations.

Ice Fishing – A fun activity in Grand Lake, Colorado

As the nighttime temperatures drop, here in Grand Lake, we anxiously await the lake to free over so we can go ice fishing!

Ice Fishing

Ice Fishing in Grand Lake

When you stay with us at the Rapids Lodge we can let you know how safe the ice is for your day on the lake ice fishing. Bring a friend and have a weekend in Grand Lake enjoying all the winter activities.

As the holidays approach we are hoping for more snow during the night and sunny days for our guests to enjoy all that Colorado has to offer.

Winter activities in Grand Lake

When you call to make a reservation, you can chat with our friendly front desk staff who will help you pick out fun activities.

Here is a list of activities in Grand Lake right out the front door of the Historic Rapids Lodge:
Walk to trails, walk to restaurants, bars, and shopping, in beautiful downtown Grand Lake, visit the Grand Lake Historical museum, spend a morning at one of the many coffee shops with Internet access, snowmobiling, ice fishing, snowshoeing, and more.

We can’t wait to see you.
The Staff at the Historical Rapids Lodge & Restaurant

What’s on Tap This Winter at the Rapids Lodge

Dinner at the Rapids Restaurant:
The Rapids Restaurant is open
Closed Monday and Tuesdays,  Open Wednesday through Friday 5-8:30 pm. Open Saturday and Sunday 8:30 am until 8:30 pm. (Brunch from 8:30 am and dinner from 5 pm)

Open 7 days a week from Wednesday December 12 to Sunday January 6. Closed Christmas Day.
Click to view Menu https://rapidslodge.com/grand-lake-restaurant/

Elk from Rapids Lodge

Elk from Rapids Lodge








Grand Lake Attractions
Snowmobiling – Grand Lake is the Snowmobile Capital of Colorado, come enjoy trails and the outdoors. Snowmobile Trail conditions can be viewed on the Grand Lake Trail Groomers website:https://grandlaketrailgroomers.com/status/

Things to do in Grand Lake in Winter
Rocky Mountain National Park in winter is a great place for the outdoor enthusiast looking for solitude. Visit the park’s website for ranger led trips, activities at the Visitor Center, and talks about wildlife.


Come stay at the Historic Rapids Lodge for a fun-filled winter vacation.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

210 Rapids Lane Grand Lake, CO 80447
PO BOX 1400 Grand Lake, CO 80447
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