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“Good value, Clean and Cozy Surroundings”
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North Shore Lodge
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Grand Lake
Washington, DC
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Good value, Clean and Cozy Surroundings”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

We stayed at the North Shore Lodge for 2 nights . Edie and Doug were wonderfully helpful and accommodating to us both before and throughout our stay. We stayed in Cabin 6, which was very clean and furnished in a comfortable fashion. We really enjoyed the "retro" dining set and classic Westinghouse refrigerator, all perfectly functional. I would describe the furnishing as comparable to a lake cabin in the northwoods , comfy but plain.. If you want designer appliances, and hotel decor this is not for you. Be aware that the WI-FI does not always work. and did not while we were there, but there is Wi-FI in town, about 4 miles away. Overall, we felt very fortunate to find this place and I would rate it as a value.

Room Tip: Call Edie directly and work with her. She will match you with your needs and existing availability.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Doug and Edie D, General Manager at North Shore Lodge, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to write a review of North Shore. We're glad you enjoyed your stay! In today's "disposable society" we value the workhorse retro refrigerators and we're glad you liked them!

Please accept our apologies that the WiFi was not working correctly. We've spent over $3000 in 2 1/2 years to optimize WiFi performance at both properties, but small town service does have its limits. We are aware of how important internet service is to our guests. We have hard-wired internet for the large suites at either end of the deck and are considering it for all of the units in between.
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Thornton, Colorado
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Thank you Doug and Edie for once again providing a great area for a family vacation. This was our third summer staying at North Shore Lodge but not our first time in that area on Lake Granby. It always brings back such wonderful memories for my now grown children and their families. Of course everyone has "places to go" and "things to see" during the day but we love gathering at the fire pit in the evenings and watching the beautiful stars fill the sky. We enjoy seeing all the improvements that you make each year, we know how hard you work to make North Shore a great place for family gatherings. We also really appreciate the fact that you are only a phone call away whenever we have a question or need assistance. And by the way, the dogs give you a five paws up review! We will be back!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Doug and Edie D, General Manager at North Shore Lodge, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
We're so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay! We've worked on all of the units at North Shore, but are very excited about the total remodel on #8 and combining it with #9. As a former home care provider, it was important to me to make the unit at least partially wheelchair accessible along with being pet-friendly.

Lake Granby did come up considerably with our August rains. It didn't make it into our 7' deep inlet at North Shore, but you can enjoy water views from the property. It's currently about 8 minutes of walking (1/4 mile) to the water from our yard. Pray for snow this winter- Perhaps the water will be 15' from our fire pit again next year!
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

Our family enjoyed the three bedroom suite for a three day weekend. All the conveniences we needed to prepare and enjoy all our meals including using the gas grilles are provided. This suite was recently remodeled and was very comfortable. The fire pit area, swings and horse shoes provide good opportunities to meet and have conversations with other guests in the evenings.

Though it is disappointing that the Lake Grandby shoreline is now nearly a half mile away due to the drought of the last couple years, the lodge is still located only a ten minute drive from beautiful Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain Lake. The view from the deck is still refreshing and beautiful if you like mountain views. And the west entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park is only about 15-20 minutes away

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Doug and Edie D, General Manager at North Shore Lodge, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
We're so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay! We've worked on all of the units at North Shore, but are very excited about the total remodel on #8 and combining it with #9. As a former home care provider, it was important to me to make the unit at least partially wheelchair accessible along with being pet-friendly.

Lake Granby did come up considerably with our August rains. It didn't make it into our 7' deep inlet at North Shore, but you can enjoy water views from the property. It's currently about 8 minutes of walking (1/4 mile) to the water from our yard. Pray for snow this winter- Perhaps the water will be 15' from our fire pit again next year!
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Aurora, Colorado
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

We very much enjoyed our stay at the North Shore Lodge. The rooms were extremely clean, the property was very well maintained. We found it to be very family friendly. They allowed our dogs to come along. The cabin we rented would accomodate 9 people. There were plenty of bathrooms, beds for all. They provided books, and puzzles, and games for the kids inside and outside they had a play area. The room had lots of windows so that when you looked out you could see the beautiful lake which was a wonderful sight to wake up to. All this for a reasonable price.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Doug and Edie D, General Manager at North Shore Lodge, responded to this review, August 10, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write your lovely review of North Shore! We work very hard to maintain the properties so they are pet-friendly, family-friendly and clean. We are grateful to Mother Nature for providing the stunning backdrop of Lake Granby and the Continental Divide!!!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

Nice, lake is a little far from cabins, but facilities are nice and view is incredible. Owners are accommodating. Nice stay, easy access to everything. Try renting a couple of cabins for a reunion. We will be bac

  • Stayed July 2013
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Doug and Edie D, General Manager at North Shore Lodge, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
We loved being guests at North Shore for many years before we had the opportunity to manage it. We work pretty hard, but it's satisfying to be able to implement the ideas that we started coming up with way back then. We feel fortunate to have the support needed to shape the property into what we've imagined. It's always wonderful to hear when guests appreciate our work. Thank you very much!
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

My son and I had a great bonding experience. Our stay at the North Shore Lodge was a perfect fit. The owners are awesome and very attentive to your needs. Everything was close, fishing, golfing and restaurants. We will be back.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Doug and Edie D, General Manager at North Shore Lodge, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Thank you so much for your review! We enjoyed talking to you and your son out on the deck and hope to see you again soon!
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Aurora, Colorado, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2013

My husband and I went up with 2 other couples for a weekend of snowshoeing and fun in the snow. We were not disappointed! The snow was beautiful and the view was breath taking. After arriving the first day we got out snowshoes on and headed for the island we could see. What a great hike to get introduced to the new snowshoes we had gotten for Christmas. It was so nice to go back to our cozy rooms for coffee and treats. The room was very cozy with everything we needed to prepare and share meals together. We went up to Rocky Mountain National Park the next day(a quick trip) and had another beautiful trek. On the last morning there I got up early and had another beautiful hike on the lake. Spotted a fox out hunting for mice and saw a herd of elk in the distance. The sunrise over the mountains was awesome.
We would go back in a heartbeat to this wonderful place. Yes it is rustic but totally what it should be in a mountain town.

Room Tip: I would get the rooms facing the lake which is not hard since most of them do!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Doug and Edie D, General Manager at North Shore Lodge, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Thank you for staying with us. We're glad you got to try out your new snowshoes and hope to have you back again soon! (For people who don't have their own, we have 4 pairs for rent at our office.) Just 1/4 mile out from North Shore, Elephant Island is not only a manageable distance to snowshoe or cross-country ski- It's a really fun place to go sledding! We have spent many winter days pulling the kids up the east slope via snowmobile and letting them race back down. Great memories!
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Property: North Shore Lodge
Address: 928 County Road 64, Grand Lake, CO 80447-8615
Location: United States > Colorado > Grand County > Grand Lake
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Grand Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lakeside lodge on the North end of Lake Granby. A 150 ft back deck overlooks the lake and a 1/2 acre backyard with a fire pit, charcoal BBQ grills and rustic log seating. Gorgeous views of the Continental Divide and Lake Granby are available from almost every room. Average price is $129 and pet friendly. Kitchenettes stocked with basic cook ware and dining ware are in each unit. Full baths and all linens included. ... more   less 
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North Shore Hotel Grand Lake

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