Grand Lake Lodging May News

Greetings!
Spring has finally arrived in the Rockies! The first flowers are blooming, the grass is green in Grand Lake and the lake ice has almost completely melted. Nature is bursting at the seams as it prepares to give us an exceptional show of flowers and greenery this summer.
Snow was at 142% of average snow-pack in mid-April so our little Tonahutu Creek will be a raging river and the dams will fill quickly to full capacity.
If you haven’t already planned your Spring, Summer and Fall holidays, now is the time to start. We are filling up quickly for summer.
We look forward to serving you!
Lynne and Tom Ludwig
Owners of the Historic Rapids Lodge and Restaurant

Greetings! Spring has finally arrived in the Rockies! The first flowers are blooming, the grass is green in Grand Lake and the lake ice has almost completely melted. Nature is bursting at the seams as it prepares to give us an exceptional show of flowers and greenery this summer.
Snow was at 142% of average snow-pack in mid-April so our little Tonahutu Creek will be a raging river and the dams will fill quickly to full capacity.
If you haven’t already planned your Spring, Summer and Fall holidays, now is the time to start. We are filling up quickly for summer.
We look forward to serving you!
Lynne and Tom Ludwig
Owners of the Historic Rapids Lodge and Restaurant

Mother’s Day May 8th

The Rapids Lodge and Restaurant is the perfect place to spoil the special women in your life. We will be serving from 3pm until 7pm On Sunday May 8th. Our regular menu will be served and also a delicious special created just for Mother’s Day.
Make your reservations soon:      (970) 627-3707

Raging River Special

  • Stay one night in a Lodge Room or Rapids Suite and have dinner one  night in the Rapids Restaurant to receive: 2nd night free!
  • Valid May 5, 2011  through May 26, 2011.
  • Must be mentioned at time of booking (970) 627-3707.
Raging River Grand Lake Colorado Lodging
Raging River

“Stay and Play” Golf Special
The Grand Lake Golf Course will open on May 14th! You can obtain a fantastic discount by making your reservation to stay at the Rapids and providing proof of your reservation at the Pro-Shop desk when you arrive to play. The “Stay and Play” rates are $65 in the high season and $35 in the low season (normally $80/$60).

Make your Plans for Memorial Day Weekend!

Come and stay for 2 or 3 nights. Horse rides, boat rentals and all the fun options for activities will be in full swing and there is plenty of fun to be had. The shops on Grand Lake’s main street are stocking up to provide an extensive and varied shopping experience for you.

Trail Ridge Road is always open for Memorial Day Weekend and is a great opportunity to see the towering snow cliffs on either side of the road.

May 27 and 28:
Bingo in the Grand Lake Town Park at 7:30pm.
Call 970.627.3402 for more information. Everyone is welcome!

May 28:
Kauffman House – Opens for the season.
Amazing restored Victorian hotel, fascinating exhibits, open daily 11am – 5pm, $5.00 admission, children 12 and under free.  Located off Pitkin at the beach in Grand Lake. Free tours. Gift shop.

May 30: 10am – Grand Lake Memorial Day Parade.
For more information call the Grand Lake Chamber – 970-627-3402

Enjoy “Nibbles and Sips” on our riverside patio.

Plan to experience delicious appetizers and lunch items on our famous patio. Served 11am to 4pm beginning May 25th. Appetizers will be available between 4pm and 5pm. Inside dinner service begins at 5pm. The restaurant will be serving 7 days a week from this date onwards.

Mount Craig or "Baldy" our signature mounatain.

Mount Craig or "Baldy" our signature mounatain.

Grand Lake Lodging April 2011 News

Spring is approaching and “Mud-Season” is almost here.The Rapids will be closed from March 21st through May 4th however a front desk person will be here during the week for a few hours a day to answer phone calls and e-mails. Do e-mail us or leave us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible!
Moose in river

Moose in river

If you are planning a family vacation, a club getaway, a reunion, wedding or any other special occasion, let us help you plan these details. Don’t forget…..the Rapids will be serving lunch/dinner outside between 11am and 6pm, next to our famous river, all summer and dinner is also available every night in our dining room. Menu items start at $10.
We look forward to hearing from you,
The Staff of the Rapids Lodge and Restaurant!

Spring is approaching and “Mud-Season” is almost here.The Rapids will be closed from March 21st through May 4th however a front desk person will be here during the week for a few hours a day to answer phone calls and e-mails. Do e-mail us or leave us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible!
If you are planning a family vacation, a club getaway, a reunion, wedding or any other special occasion, let us help you plan these details. Don’t forget…..the Rapids will be serving lunch/dinner outside between 11am and 6pm, next to our famous river, all summer and dinner is also available every night in our dining room. Menu items start at $10.
We look forward to hearing from you,

The Staff of the Rapids Lodge and Restaurant!

The Rapids can accommodate up to 170 People!

The Rapids has the most variety of accommodations anywhere in the Grand Lake area. That means we have something for every taste whether it be romantic, historic, modern, river-facing or pet-friendly. Remember our website has photos of each individual room so you will always know exactly what you will be booking. Everyone in your group can find the perfect room to suit their individual needs.

Rapids Condo 5B sleeps 8 and faces the river

The Rapids also has a very convenient location – we are just one block from the main street, and two short blocks from the beach and the marina on Grand Lake. You can walk anywhere from the Rapids’ property including to the North Inlet trail- head into Rocky Mountain National Park. So while everything is very accessible, you feel like you are a little bit off the beaten path and can enjoy the peace and quiet. Birdwatchers look for the dippers!.

LUNCH or DINNER parties! Reunions, Rehearsal Dinners, Wedding Receptions, Business Dinners….your guests can only be impressed!

The perfect view for dinning in Grand Lake Colorado

The Rapids is an ideal location to host your gathering. We can tailor our menus just for you. Enjoy a selection of appetizers, a delicious buffet or offer your guests a sumptuous 5 course meal – a Rapids tradition. Go to our special events page to see some sample menus and it is important to talk to our staff meeting coordinator about your needs and ideas.

A meeting Room with a view of the river!

The Rapids’ Restaurant “Tonahutu Room” can be configured to your liking and is available during the day for meetings of up to 35 people. Beverages, snacks or lunch can be included.