Grand Lake, Colorado Winter Carnival ……

Saturday February 7th brings a day of fun to Grand Lake! The Rapids Lodge has the widest variety of hotel accommodations in Grand Lake. Condos that sleep up to 12, romantic Lodge Guest Rooms in the historic building and pet-friendly Rapids Suites. We have a fantastic lodging special in the Rapids Suites as well – just $89 per night for up to 6 people!  We are just a few hours from Denver with stunning scenery all the way and plenty to do.

Grand Lake, Colorado Winter Carnival

Grand Lake, Colorado Winter Carnival

Grand Lake is the West Entrance of the Rocky Mountain National Park which is celebrating their 100 year anniversary and this coincides with the Centennial of The Historic Rapids Lodge and Restaurant! Grand Lake was also recently named one of the most authentic small towns in the United States of America!

This is a great family friendly event.

9:30am             Tea Pot Curling
10am to 2pm    Wild Snowman Contest
11am to 2pm    Snow Golf
11am                Kids Wild Steeplechase
12:30pm           Wilderness, Wildlife, Wonder Parade
All Day Snow Sculptures
12:45pm           Parent/Child Sled Pull
1:16pm             Bed Sled Races
2pm                 Human Bowling
3pm                 Snow Sculpture Judging
8pm                 FIREWORKS!

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Grand Lake Cross-County Skiing Under the Stars…

Grand Lake Cross-County Skiing

Photo Credit Grand Lake Nordic Center

Grand County is majestic during the day with towering mountains and wide open spaces. At night canopy of brilliant stars takes your breath away. The clear, cold air means that you will see the stars and the moon like never before. Of course, if it is snowing, nothing beats the glistening flakes as they swirl around you.

The Grand Lake Nordic Center is offering a great opportunity to experience the magic on Saturday January 31st from 5pm to 9pm. Enjoy 35 miles of groomed trails for Grand Lake Cross-County Skiing and skate skiing. Savor free hot chocolate and marshmallows by the bonfire chili and soup served in the lodge. There is a cash bar fireside too. The Nordic Center has some pet-friendly trails so bring your dog along and stay in a Pet-Friendly Rapids Suite (Winter Special Rate now just $89 per night plus $15 per dog – sleep up to 6 people).

Don’t forget to plan on eating at the Rapids Restaurant on Friday night. Take advantage of the Rapids Restaurant Centennial Special: buy one entrée and get the 2nd entrée of equal or lesser value free! Last night available is Saturday January 31st!

Grand Lake Cross-County Skiing is cross-country skiing at its best.  Grand Lake Colorado is the place to be! We are located at the West Entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park. The perfect winter playground. Make a note in your diary for the Grand Lake Winter Carnival Saturday February 7th, 2015

Martin Luther King Weekend……Grand Lake Colorado Lodging Deals

…..looking for places to stay? How about Grand Lake, Colorado?

Rapids Restaurant, Grand Lake Colorado

Rapids Restaurant, Grand Lake Colorado

The Rapids Lodge has an accommodation special that will get you a great 3 night stay:  Book two nights and the third night is 50% off in any Rapids Lodge Guest Room or Rapids Suite. See the specials page for more detail. Plan to enjoy a Rapids Restaurant meal and join us as we celebrate our Centennial Year. In appreciation of our customers, we are offering a “Buy one entrée, get the 2nd entrée of equal or lesser value FREE”.

It is also the Rocky Mountain National Park’s Centennial celebration as well. So much fun to be had!

If ice-fishing is your thing, think about coming up for the famous “Three Lakes Fishing Contest” on Lake Granby January 23rd, 24th and 25th. There is plenty to keep you busy in Grand County even if you aren’t keen on ice-fishing! Try the Grand Lake ice skating rink and borrow free skates from Rocky Mountain Outfitters or experience the Grand Lake Nordic Center’s groomed trails amid fantastic scenery. All just a few minutes from the Rapids Lodge! We have pet-friendly Rapids Suites, Condos that sleep up to 12 people and romantic rooms too!

Grand Lake Colorado Lodging deals

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Welcome to 2015!

Welcome to 2015!

Grand Lake Lodging

The Historic Rapids Lodge

There are so many adventures to be experienced; start planning for a year filled with fun and travel. The Rocky Mountain National Park Centennial Celebration runs through September 2015 and the Historic Rapids Lodge and Restaurant begins its very own Centennial Grand Lake Lodging Celebration right now!

Our Rapids Centennial Celebration kicks off with a “Buy one Entrée, Get One Entrée of equal or lesser value free” special in the Rapids Restaurant.


Valid: January 7, 2015 through January 31, 2015. No coupon necessary.


We serve dinner Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights beginning at 5pm. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to enjoy our famous menu.


We have excellent, value Grand Lake lodging accommodation specials as well (visit the specials page). Some hotel rooms are also pet-friendly.


January offers the opportunity to snowshoe and cross country ski to your heart’s content, snowmobile through the Araphaoe National Forest and the Town of Grand Lake, try ice-fishing, take a winter balloon ride or experience a dog sled ride. If you are an avid ice fisherman, consider entering the Three Lakes Ice-Fishing Contest later in the month. If you love snowmobiling and want to meet like minded people, consider joining the Grand Lake Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club which offers a wide variety of fun events for all skill levels.


No matter what you do in Grand Lake Colorado, you are bound to leave with great memories and a longing to visit again. We look forward to celebrating our Centennial Year with you!  Hope to see you at the Rapids Lodge Grand Lake Lodging at it’s finest.