Not much has changed about Grand Lake Lodge since its re-opening, it still offers rustic cabin accomodations and a good restaurant in a location with a world class view of lakes and mountains. We enjoyed our stay.
Pros: The view is gorgeous. Cabin was very clean and the bedding was comfortable. Restaurant had good food and very good table service. Kitchenette was clean and in good shape. We enjoyed horseback riding. All employees we encountered were very nice and willing to please.
Cons: The rates seem high for what you get. Our double cabin had four beds (two queens, a full and a twin) and was priced in line with what you might expect to pay for two good-quality hotel rooms, but did not have the finish and amenities that one might expect at that price point. No phone, TV or clock/radio. Bare bulb light fixture, a window lacked a screen, a window lacked a shade (so it was light very early), shower curtains that don't fit tub, and doors that seem to constantly be hitting one another. Coffee machine could only make two cups of coffee (there was only one pre-measured packet of coffee that made two cups). Early check out time (10am).
Employees, though nice and very helpful, seemed to be inconsistent and/or untrained. For example, we were told when we reserved our cabin that dogs were not allowed (we have one small dog). When we arrived, there were dogs everywhere, so clearly others had been told it was OK to bring dogs. Another example was the poor hostess, who was nice and tried hard to explain the dinner reservation system, but even with us trying to help her out by echoing back to her what we thought she was saying, we never did figure it out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A classic Colorado Summer Mountain Lodge offering a variety of rustic cabins. Grand Lake Lodge is surrounded on three sides by Rocky Mountain National Park, perched on a hill side overlooking Grand Lake Village, Grand Lake, and Shadow Mountain Reservoir. Full service restaurant. The Grand Lake Lodge is open late May to early October yearly. ... more less
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