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Grand Lake is open!

Grand Lake Colorado: open for the summer & welcoming visitors. The river at the Rapids is peaking with snow melt and it is quite a sight to see! Enjoy lunch on the patio right next to the river or dinner … Continue reading

Is the Rapids Lodge Open?

The world has changed very quickly for us all under COVID-19! Every one of us here at the Rapids wishes you all safety and health during this challenging time. For those who have lost loved ones, we offer our sincere … Continue reading

Book direct with Rapids Lodge

Here’s why you should book directly with the Rapids Lodge…. Today the travel websites like Expedia and Booking.com tend to dominate. Google anything and their websites will pop up. Did you know that Expedia owns Hotels.com, Trivago, Homeaway, Orbitz and … Continue reading

Weather in Grand Lake, Colorado

Best month to visit Rocky Mountain National Park? What to do and what to expect: January is the coldest month with an average high temperature around freezing and an average low of 4F. Temperatures have been recorded as high as 57F … Continue reading

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