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“The rooms on the rapids are priceless”
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Rapids Lodge
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Omaha, NE
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5 reviews
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“The rooms on the rapids are priceless”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

We splurged and stayed in one of the rooms facing the rapids. It was beautiful. We have been coming to Grand Lake for decades, but usually stay at a family members cabin. The full kitchen was perfect for cooking meals in. I kept the window and door open all night and listened to the water rushing over the rocks. Very peaceful. http://rapidslodge.com/

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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wisconsin
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Reviewed September 13, 2011

Stayed in one of the smaller rooms which was very nice. Loved the quiet location right next to the mountain stream and enjoyed the one block walk 'into town.' Tom and his wife were very accommodating, and so was Carol. Would definitely like to come back. Madison, WI

Room Tip: The smallest room was very clean, overlooks the stream and was quite adequate. However, next time...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Santa Ana, California
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36 reviews
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Reviewed September 13, 2011

We stayed in the "Chickadee" Cottage in early July 2011. The cottage itself was very cute. It had a nice size living room/kitchen area. The kitchen came equipped with pots, pans, plates, glasses, and utensils. We did use the stove and found it to be well maintained. The bathroom was cute, but a little oddly positioned.The toilet was up against the side wall and the only way to sit comfortably and un-cramped was diagonally. The shower was also on the small side. The upside to the bathroom is that it did have a heating unit in it, which, even in July, was much appreciated. The bedroom was also very nice decorated, however, the mattress was not that comfortable - I could feel the springs each night. The Rapids also has Wi-fi available, but not accessible from the Chickadee. Overall, I would still stay here again. It was clean, well equipped, and staying in a log cabin felt fun. Only next time, I would bring extra padding for the bed. As for the rest of the Lodge, the people were very nice, the view of the rapids (from the restaurant and picnic area) was awesome. And the location to the entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park was perfect.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed September 5, 2011

I've been coming here for several years and this time was the BEST!
I've always stayed in the cabins, which are great, but this time in a lodge room and it was wonderful as well! Sitting by the river is soooo peaceful! The food at the restaurant is superb and what a view! Can't wait to be here for the fall colors.....looking forward to the snowmobiling in the winter! Thanks Tom and Lynne .....great hosts!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed September 1, 2011

My family of five (2 adults and three grown kids 19-22) stayed at the Rapids lodge in early august. Had plenty of room and was within walking distance of Grand Lake. Very comfortable beds and very clean.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Colorado
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

We stayed at Rapids Lodge in July. Stayed in one of their adult rooms in the lodge. The rooms there are very quaint and I loved the old lodge feel. Our room was nicely decorated and the bed felt comfortable. The owners were a Mr. & Mrs. The Mrs. was very nice, sweet, and helpful with everything. We liked her a lot. The Mr.'s manner was rather rude and gruff. He could be more pleasant and friendly. The restaurant with large windows looking out on the river is very lovely, but the menu is quite expensive. The food was good. The Lodge is located along the beautiful Tonahutu River and we slept comfortably with the sound of the water flowing by. The outside patio with tables and chairs is wonderful. We enjoyed spending time out there with our cocktails and watching the river. A very beautiful, relaxing, and tranquil spot. This place also offers little cabins and new condos. If you like quaint and rustic accommodations, along a gorgeous river, you will enjoy staying at this lodge.

Room Tip: Pro: All the rooms in the lodge are pretty and nicely appointed. Con: Our drinking glasses had lip...
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed August 15, 2011

Booked "cabin" sleeps 4. Not really. Sleeps 2 average sized adults in double bed and a ratty old mattress on a futon big enough for 2 small children or an average adult.in living room. Property decimated by "BARK BEETLE" so all pretty trees gone. Get to look at dumpsters and gravel parking lots, trailers and propane tanks. Noisy location on corner of street. Illegal overnight parking of RV in town parking lot running their generators. No stream, no quiet, no a/c. PROs: Price was not high, very close to town, and great hiking trails. Good for active people not spending any time there. 2 overweight couples could NOT stay there comfortably. My wife made the arrangements-she "volunteered" to sleep on floor on a sleeping pad we bought at camping store in town. Front desk lady didn't seem to think there was a problem with it?

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Rapids Lodge

Property: Rapids Lodge
Address: 210 Rapids La., Grand Lake, CO 80447
Location: United States > Colorado > Grand County > Grand Lake
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Grand Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Historic Rapids Lodge and Restaurant (est. 1915) is located on the banks of the scenic and peaceful Tonahutu River in the town of Grand Lake. Known as "Grand Lake's Hidden Gem", we are just one short block from the end of main street in town (where all the shops are) and one short block from the lake. Most diverse accommodation in Grand Lake. Pet-friendly CABINS, RAPIDS SUITES (some pet-friendly), CONDOS (sleep up to 12) and LODGE GUEST ROOMS. The Rapids Restaurant is rated three diamond by AAA. ... more   less 

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