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The Rapids Restaurant – Grand County’s Most Romantic Dining Experience

Every year our Local newspaper, the Sky-Hi News, runs a competition that local businesses are keen to win! The public votes on any business in categories like Community, Fitness and Outdoors, Food and Drink, Music and Entertainment, Services and Shopping. The … Continue reading

Grand Lake Night Sky and Stargazing

For many of you who live in cities or on the East Coast, our starry nights can be astonishing! Any time of the year can offer a good show on a clear night without the light pollution of urban areas. … Continue reading

Winter Weekend Getaways

Summer is fast fading away and fall colors are peaking in Grand County, Colorado. Elk and Moose are rutting and mornings are frosty. We have already had a dusting of snow on the mountain peaks. So we know winter is … Continue reading

Moose in Grand Lake Colorado

Where to see Moose? Why, the Historic Rapids Lodge and Restaurant in Grand Lake, Colorado of course. Moose love our river …..  the cool water and the willows that line the shore. July brought an impressively large bull moose to the … Continue reading

Fire danger is high in Grand Lake!

Grand Lake had a big scare on June 28th, 2018 and I this is my personal experience. On Thursday afternoon, I left the lobby of the Rapids to check something in a room and I noticed a wisp of smoke … Continue reading

Spring sprung early in the Rockies. We have had unusual weather for May. Days were often sunny and 65F to 70F. As a result, flowers have bloomed and the Aspen Trees are well leafed out. Unfortunately, we are already wishing … Continue reading

Its spring in Grand Lake, Colorado!

Its spring in Grand Lake, Colorado! The Continental Divide has had some excellent snowfalls recently with snowpack as of April 18, showing at 97% of average in the Upper Colorado Basin. Most of the snow at lower elevations has melted … Continue reading

Book direct and save

The Historic Rapids Lodge and Restaurant are now listed by Expedia.com and Booking.com! However, our guests will always find the lowest room price through our “Book Now” link at www.rapidslodge.com or by giving us a call! Whether you are a new or returning … Continue reading

Spring Break in the Rockies

Spring Break in the Rockies February always feels like we are turning a corner and progressing towards spring. The days are a little longer and warmer, the birds and the moose increase their activity levels and it is much more … Continue reading

Community

Community – by Faith Zak, Rapids Lodge Front Desk I am writing about “Community” and what it means in a small town like Grand Lake, Colorado. I went to the neighborhood Church throughout my childhood and my Pastor was amazing. … Continue reading