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“Grand Lodge” 4 of 5 stars
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Grand Lake Lodge
15500 US Hwy 34, Grand Lake, CO 80447   |  
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Grand Lodge”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Grand Lake Lodge is as close as you'll find to a national park lodge in Rocky Mountain National Park. The lodge itself feels much like a classic national park lodge, and it more or less nestles in the park. The deck on the lodge is beautiful -- a great place to watch the evening come on over Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain Reservoir. Truly great views. The rooms are in very basic cabins, generally split into a small duplex. Very basic on the outside, but nice and clean on the inside. The rooms are small, but the beds are good. We didn't need it, but our room included a flat screen TV with basic cable. What a great place to wake up! And nice to escape the heat. We didn't eat at the Lodge -- seemed a bit fancy and pricey for us, but it's just a very short drive into Grand Lake, where there are plenty of places to eat. And if you just want the national park, you are in it the second you exit the Lodge property. We will definitely be coming back.

Room Tip: Ask for 17 or 18 -- they have the best views.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Boulder, Colorado
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79 reviews 79 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

I had not visited the lodge in the"good days", before it closed, and have only seen it's renovated version. It is still rustic,and no TVs, that's good. We were 2 ladies who requested 2 beds, both we're comfortable,,but after pulling out the hide-a-bed, it was like hide-a-room. It was all but impossible to walk to the bathroom. Oh well, it made the small bathroom seem spacious by comparison. They said there was WiFi in the cabins,I was unable to connect in the room but had no difficulty in the main lodge. The breakfast was ordinary, as was the dessert selection the night before,and although the view was quite spectacular, so was the view from the road, and that cost nothing. It seemed a little expensive and ordinary, you know, "average". Probably wouldn't stay here again. One good point, dogs are allowed for only a slight extra fee-- it is Colorado.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Collins
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150 reviews 150 reviews
42 hotel reviews
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

After being closed for several years and just recently reopened, the Grand is back in grand fashion. The lodge has returned to its historic splendor. The cabins have been refurbished with nice little touches,but have remained rustic, NO TV's ,which is a wonderful touch. You don't come here to watch TV and if you do go somewhere else. This is a place to enjoy the wonderful scenery and the historic lodge. Beautiful grounds, pool, and the restaurant has the best food at reasonable prices. excellent from the buffet breakfast to the fabulous dinners.

Room Tip: The cabins all are pretty much the same location wise.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tucson, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

My husband and I love this historic western lodge. We had often gone there for lunch on their dining porch, high above the town of Grand Lake and the lake itself. We recently stayed there in one of the remodeled old cabins. The bathroom was very cramped but the bed comfortable and the whole room tastefully decorated. The lodge itself is magnificent. It retains all the original Old Hickory dining tables and chairs and the huge round fireplace which holds 5 ft logs and was burning in the morning in late July and the warmth very welcome. The lodge was closed for several years while it was for sale. Thank heavens it has been saved by the current owner and has reopened for the next generation to enjoy.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

We visited my sister and her husband in their cabin at the lodge. They booked a handicap room and were very happy with their accommodations. The lodge maintains a rustic look, but the cabin had been updated and was very clean and comfortable. The new management has kept the main building as it has always been...a large open fire place, rich wood floors, wild animals hanging on the walls (stuffed by a taxidermist...my vegan sister was not impressed with this feature), and of course, the wonderful front porch. To sit on a swing overlooking the majestic Colorado mountains is delightful. We did have breakfast in the restaurant one morning, and while I wouldn't rave about the food, it was very good. We spoke with several young people from Taiwan, Macedonia, and Mongolia who work at the lodge for the summer...that added a lot to the experience. The manager of the Grand Lake Lodge, Jeff, is a very likeable person with a commitment to service. All in all, the GL Lodge is a memorable place to visit and we look forward to another Colorado vacation.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rio Vista, California
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224 reviews 224 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 91 cities Reviews in 91 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012 via mobile

We ate at the Grand Lake Lodge Reataurant and it is so great to get a seat on the porch overlooking Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain Lake. The Lodge is historic and was jist bought by a hotel chain - but it is lunch we like about this lodge. The front porch has swings where you can enjoy the view while waiting for your table or after eating. We have been stopping here for lunch for many years as it is right outside the National Park. A little pricey for small portions- bit you will fall in love with the view !

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Houma, La
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

This place is a nice, quaint place. The rooms are not fancy, but clean. The greatest thing about this place is the view. The lodge has a porch to sit on with swings and the restaurant has tables with this same view. It is not airconditioned and there is no TV, but in the middle of the summer it was very cool at night. It is definitely a place that is remembered. I would definitely stay here again. My husband and I really enjoyed our stay and the staff was very nice.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 15500 US Hwy 34, Grand Lake, CO 80447
Location: United States > Colorado > Grand County > Grand Lake
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Grand Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 70
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