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Interview with Tom Jochems 2019

Owner of the Rapids Lodge and Restaurant 1969 to 1976 In October, a previous owner of the Rapids Lodge, Tom Jochems, spent some time with us and enjoyed lunch out by the river. Tom owned the Rapids from 1969 to … Continue reading

Winter Attractions in Grand Lake Colorado

Looking for the perfect spot for your winter vacation or quick getaway? Grand Lake, Colorado is a magical and memorable experience. Lots of fresh, fluffy snow, amazing lights and so much to do. Depending on the year, winter can start … Continue reading

Privately Owned Condos for rent in Grand Lake, Colorado

Grand Lake is both a lake and an authentic, historic western town with lots of character. The body of water known as Grand Lake is the largest natural lake in Colorado and is also at the headwaters of the Colorado … Continue reading

Gluten Free Restaurant in Grand Lake, Colorado

The Historic Rapids Restaurant is a true gem, just one block off the main street in Grand Lake (Grand Ave). The view is spectacular, overlooking the Tonahutu River, and the ambiance is perfectly suited to the 1915 historic building. Stained … Continue reading

Grand Lake Colorado is open for business!

It’s Memorial Day Weekend! The weather gods are finally shining down on us and we will have a few good days on great sunshine! The Town of Grand Lake is waiting with bated breath to see when Trail Ridge Road … Continue reading

Mother’s Day in Grand Lake

Mother’s Day – spoil her for the whole weekend! Mother’s Day  on May 12th is just around the corner. Have you made your plans? Why not take the special woman in your life away to the Rocky Mountains in Colorado … Continue reading

Spring in the Rocky Mountains

We had a very snowy March which is great for the lakes, summer flowers and streams. April will continue to receive light snows but the days can be T-shirt warm when the sun is out.  Change happens fast once spring-melt … Continue reading

Last minute Spring Break Ideas

So, you planned on a “staycation” but now you are itching to do something fun with the kids for Spring Break. The great outdoors can certainly keep the whole family occupied, and Colorado offers some of the best opportunities. If … Continue reading

Explore Grand County, Colorado

Grand County is the home of the Colorado River headwaters and its scenery is really quite grand. A visitor can spend quite a few days exploring the area. Start at the West Entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park after traversing Trail Ridge Road through Rocky Mountain National Park. Grand Lake is a historic Western town with a lot to offer. Continue reading

15 Things to do in Winter in Grand Lake, Colorado. West Entrance Rocky Mountain National Park

Stay at the Historic Rapids Lodge (est. 1915). Some rooms are dog-friendly. Dine at the famous Rapids Restaurant. Walk the “Old West” Town of Grand Lake. Enjoy shops, restaurants and breathtaking scenery. The Grand Lake sledding hill is fun for … Continue reading