Things to Do in Grand Lake

There is still time to have winter fun in Grand Lake Colorado and the Rapids Lodge and Restaurant is waiting to host you!

Spring is approaching fast and although the snow is beginning to melt downtown, there are still plenty of things to do in Grand Lake. Snowmobile trails will remain good as we had an excellent base to start with and snow at higher elevations has been excellent.

The Grand Lake Nordic Center will stay open through the end of the month as well. Rent your cross country ski equipment and snowshoes or bring your own. You just might bump into a moose somewhere along the groomed trails. For St. Patty’s day take advantage of the Tuesday, March 17 special: St. Patty’s Day Special- Wear green and receive a ½ price trail pass!

Snowshoeing

Show shoeing on Lake Granby

If you have your own gear, cross country skiing along the frozen lake edge of Grand Lake can be very interesting and a great opportunity to look at all the houses, some with great history for example the Hallmark House.

If you aren’t into winter sports but just want to take a scenic walk, try walking along the asphalt road in Rocky Mountain National Park. There isn’t much traffic at this time of the year and your boots will stay clean during these early “mud-season days”. Wildlife, quiet and stunning scenery will keep you entertained. You could bring your bicycle too

Nothing beats a March day when the daytime temperatures are 40-50 degrees, the sun is shining and the “Colorado Blue” sky is glowing. Make a snow angel, enjoy the view of the snowcapped mountains, ice skate for the last time this season or ice fish.

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View from the Rapids Condos Balcony

What are you waiting for? Book a $60 or $89 dollar room at the Rapids and take advantage of this amazing hotel special available in the winter.

Rapids Lodge 6

Rapids Suite 6 – just $89 per night in Winter

The historic Rapids Lodge & Restaurant is located just off Grand Avenue (Main Street), at the North Inlet of Grand Lake, Colorado. We offer a variety of lodging options, including guest rooms, cabins, and condominiums right along the Tonahutu River. We have pet-friendly lodging options too! We’re also proud to offer gourmet dining in our restaurant, featuring classic Rocky Mountain cuisine.

 

February Adventure Grand Lake

Feeling stuck in a mid-winter slump? You are in need of a February Adventure!

With fresh snow and more on the way, Grand Lake is dressed to impress! So take this opportunity to come visit us at the Historic Rapids Lodge for your February Adventure! Rates start at $60 a night and there’s a ton to see and do here!  With the days getting longer (and warmer), February is the perfect time to visit.

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What could your February Adventure entail?SnowmobileSnowmobiling

This weekend is the Trail Blazers Snowmobile Poker Run Fundraiser for Right to Ride Fund and Flight for Life. Everyone is welcome to participate so bring your own sled or rent one. You’ll be glad you did when you’re enjoying our fabulous groomed trails and astounding vistas!

ice fishing

Ice Fishing

The lake is still frozen, and Grand Lake is home to some of the largest trout in the West! If you’ve always wondered about ice fishing, stop wondering and come give it a try! We can set you up with a guide, or direct you to all the good spots.

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Photo Credit: The Grand County Historic Society

History

If you’re a history buff, we recommend checking out the historic Kauffman House Museum. The Kauffman House Museum was the first hotel in Grand Lake and will be open this coming weekend. Entering the museum is like stepping back in time. While you walk through each of the tiny rooms, you’ll see period dress, furniture, and everyday utensils from the late 1800’s. The historical display of Grand County is fascinating and features the history of Grand County all the way back to when the Utes were attacked on the shores of Grand Lake, and their wives and children who were sent out on rafts to stay safe, capsized and perished in a storm. Since then the lake has been known as, “Spirit Lake.”

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Nordic Skiing

Looking to add Nordic skiing to your February Adventure? On February 28th the Grand Lake Nordic Center will be holding the Foxy Freestyle Nordic Race benefiting the National Center for the Disabled. With food and prizes it is sure to be fun for the whole family! The Grand Lake Nordic Center miles of groomed trails for you to use at your leisure, snowshoeing, rentals, a kid’s tubing hill, an more.

Bull Moose in WinterWildlife

Grand Lake is just minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park. With warmer days, animals are beginning to move around and migratory birds have started returning to the Rockies. Visit the National Park and keep your eyes peeled for elk, moose, fox, eagles, bighorn sheep, and other amazing animals. Don’t forget your camera!

We hope to see you soon for your February Adventure! Book your room today and select the hotel special offer rate!

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Bedroom Inn Lodging Rapids Restaurant, Grand Lake Colorado

Rapids Restaurant, Grand Lake Colorado

Memorial Day Weekend… Make your plans now!

The first holiday weekend of summer 2013 is just days away. Many of you have probably been wondering where to go, will the weather be good, will Trail Ridge Road through Rocky Mountain National Park be open and will there be enough to keep us entertained?

The answer is yes to all those questions! So what are you waiting for? The Rapids Lodge still has some great mountain lodging available: Rapids Suites (some Pet-Friendly), Lodge Rooms and Condos. There are perfect options for just two, or the whole gang. As of now, the forecast for the holiday weekend is “mostly sunny” to “sunny” with temperatures in the high 60’s, even 70 degrees! This means the lakes will be a beautiful azure blue and provide a stunning playground for your boating desires. Kayaks, pontoons, outboards are all available for rent. The fish are biting like mad and the Osprey are great fun to watch as they swoop down to pluck fish from our clear lake waters.

Beach at Grand Lake Colorado

Beach at Grand Lake Colorado

Sombrero Stables will be back with their family of gentle horses, ready to take you on an adventure into the Rocky Mountain National Park. Have you experienced a ranger program yet? The Park Service offers West Side programs like “Skins and Things” and guided hikes “Beyond the Falls”. Moose are everywhere.

Grand Lake Village will be bustling with activity. The stores are packed with new and exciting wares for the summer and wandering our board walk may just end with you taking home a local painting from the Grand Lake Art Gallery. Imagine sitting in the sun and savoring an ice-cream on our Grand Lake beach! Well, I could get you excited about a lot more….but why don’t you come see for yourself. Call us today so we can assist you as you plan for your Memorial Day Weekend adventure!

Brews and Crews Festival Grand Lake!

Brews and Crews is back in Grand Lake Colorado. This fun filled event takes place August 25, 2012, This Saturday! The festival starts at 10am with rowing regatta on Grand Lake followed with the Colorado Corvette Club car show and the beer festival starts at 1pm in the town park!

Grand Lake Colorado, Brews and Crews Festival 2012

Grand Lake Colorado, Brews and Crews Festival 2012

 

 

 

It’s not too late to book your Grand Lake Lodging with the Rapid Lodge! Give us a call and we’ll be happy to help you out! 970-627-3707 or you can visit our lodging page here Grand Lake Colorado Lodging

Snowmobile Vacation Planning at the Rapids Lodge in Grand Lake, Colorado

Let us help you plan your perfect Colorado mountain getaway in a picturesque Colorado mountain setting. Ride directly from your cabin or condo and enjoy our lodge with friends and family before and after a great day outdoors.
If you are looking to enjoy the beauty of winter, snowmobiling is the best way to discover the unspoiled winter landscape.

Rapids Lodge has a complete snowmobile package available and can arrange your stay with a variety of lodging choices.


Grand Lake is “Snowmobile Capital of Colorado with extensive trail system and every type of trail available and ranks in the top 10 for snowmobile destinations. We have hundreds of miles of trails, you can even ride your machine in downtown Grand Lake – ride in/ ride out from your cabin or condo at the Rapids Lodge.

Other fun outdoor activities are Nordic skiing, sleigh rides, ice skating, snowshoeing, ice and fly-fishing.

Call or e-mail us soon to begin planning your winter vacation in Grand Lake, Colorado.