Grand Lake in the Winter

It’s still winter here!

One more weekend to enjoy a stunning winter setting at the Rapids Lodge in Grand Lake, Colorado! Accommodations with fireplaces and views of the Tonahutu River! The icy river is just beginning to open up and soon will be roaring with spring snow-melt. Did you know that our river begins at Poudre Pass Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park which is considered the source of the Colorado River? The water flows right past the Rapids Lodge and into Grand Lake as it begins its long passage to Mexico.

Grand Lake River View

This time of year is quiet and beautiful as we wait for spring to swing into full gear. There is plenty to do in the area and plenty to do in town. Call us for details and to take advantage of our great “buy one night, get one free” lodging special.

Colorado Spring Break!

It is still winter in the mountains. Darkness only descends around 7pm now that daylight savings has come into effect. This means you have a long day for all your “last of winter” activities. The days are much warmer which makes for very pleasant conditions. Grand County has experienced some wonderfully sunny days which offer fantastic views in the clear mountain air. March is often a very snowy month and in fact we have some in the forecast for tomorrow followed by another sunny day.

Rapids Lodge Room 6

All winter activities are still available: ice-skating, ice-fishing, snowmobiling, sledding, cross country skiing and snow-shoeing, winter hot air balloon rides, Hot Sulphur Springs and much more. There is always the quieter side of Rocky Mountain National Park available where wildlife watching is always enjoyable.

This weekend is the last weekend that the Rapids Restaurant will be open before we take out very own Spring Break. The Rapids Lodge WILL BE OPEN all the way to March 29th. Take advantage of our “BOGO” lodging special and enjoy the last of winter! You can’t beat the rates!

Weekend getaway, Grand Lake, Colorado Style!

This weekend ……. 

…. could be the perfect opportunity for a quick getaway in the Rocky Mountains. Grand County, Colorado has so much to offer. The Rapids Lodge stands out among all the Grand Lake hotels with something for everyone: antique or modern, pet-friendly, housekeeping, fireplaces, views and much more. Don’t forget our fabulous restaurant, rated “3  diamond” by AAA, for a cocktail, appetizers or a full meal with a view.

River at the Rapids Lodge

River at the Rapids Lodge, Grand Lake, Colorado

Snow conditions are still excellent for all outdoor activities and when the sun is out, you could almost enjoy a winter’s day in a t-shirt. May we suggest a hike or snow shoe to the frozen Adams Falls or a cross country ski alongside the Tonahutu River to Big Meadows in Rocky Mountain National Park. The birds are back now the weather is warmer and there is always a flurry of activity in the tree tops. Stellar Jays offer a great sighting for Colorado birders as they frequent the firs right outside the Rapids Restaurant. A red fox makes his daily tour around our property. There is some great open water near Parshall, perfect for fly-fishing the Colorado River. For other fishing, local Bernie reports that fish are moving towards their spawning grounds. This means that some areas are great fishing right now. Visit Bernie’s website “Fishing with Bernie” for updated information on the best spots.

If you would like to see what else is going on around the county, visit the Ski-Hi News website and look for the community calendar. Alternatively, the Rapids Lodge front desk staff are standing by to help you make your weekend away an unforgettable experience. The Rocky Mountains offer spectacular views of white washed, majestic scenery.

Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre on sale March 5, 2014

Plan a night at the Theatre this summer….

On Wednesday March 5th , tickets for Grand Lake’s own Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre go on sale for the 2014 season. It all began in 1966 when the Troupe of American College Players was introduced to Grand Lake by David Thompson. Sadly, the troupe moved to Colorado Springs 10 years later. The locally created Grand County Theatre Association performed for the next 10 years. David Thompson started the non-profit Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre in 1989 and it has been a huge success. In 2011 the performances moved to the brand new theatre which is state of the art and located on Grand Avenue. The theatre has launched the careers of many artists famous today!

Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre

Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre


So we highly recommend you plan a sumptuous dinner at the Rapids Restaurant followed by a grand evening enjoying one of the four musicals that will be presented this summer. Whether you are celebrating a family reunion or just making a quick getaway from the Front Range, this will be a night to remember. Book your room at the Rapids Lodge when you purchase your tickets.

The 2014 season presents “Les Miserables”, “Hands on a Hard Body”, “Shrek the Musical” and “Double Trouble”. The kids show is always a huge success.