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“Service Excellent; Lovely”
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Rapids Lodge
Certificate of Excellence
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Service Excellent; Lovely”
Reviewed July 9, 2010

We ended up hiking (literally) to this hotel as we missed our backpacking site in the Rocky Mt Nat Park (no signage; worse intel from ranger station). Lovely staff. Room was great as well. Would be a good stop over if you are looking for a re-supply and shower on the corridor trail around flat mountain. rooms could be cheaper.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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CO
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Reviewed October 8, 2009

We had 7 families with kids. The rooms were large and clean and the kids had plenty to do. An evening for the adults in their restaurant was excellent.

  • Stayed July 2009
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New York
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318 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2009

we stayed 2 nights in a suite,it was clean and comfortable. We had a full kitchen with dishes and cookware.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled on business
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Denver, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2009

I have stayed here several times this year in the lovely pet-friendly cabins. The location is fabulous, short walk to the exquisite lake, the shopping, the beautiful river and the park! The cabins are perfect mountain rustic cabins, but with all the modern amenities including cable tv and gas fireplace! And very clean!!! Cute kitchen as well. You can sit outside the front of your cabin in the small fenced in yard and have plenty of privacy! I can't wait to go back, what a perfect place to enjoy a wonderful Colorado mountain summer or fall!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled solo
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1 Thank clearick
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Rochester Hills, MI
1 review
Reviewed August 17, 2009

Our extended family of just under one hundred people from across the USA stayed at The Rapids Lodge recently for our sixteenth tri-annual family reunion. From the early stages of planning for such a large group about one year ago to the final check out, the staff at The Rapids was excellent. Tom and Lynne Ludwig have a beautiful facility and are exceptional hosts. The rooms were spacious, neat and well maintained. The proximal location to the downtown area was great. The views of the Tonahutu River and rapids were spectacular. Many of our group dined at the restaurant on more than one occasion. We look forward to returning to The Rapids in 2012.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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denver
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Reviewed June 17, 2009

I have a letter prepared to send to the Chamber of Commerce regarding trying to cancel reservations when the lodge didnt have enough space to accomadate one additonal guest. This would have been my third visit in 2007 and a fourth in September. Policy on my part was understood, but so strange that there wasnt a comprimise. Revenue for that stay and future stays, plus utilizing the restaurant with 4 or more people each stay wasnt a concern for the owner. Proven studies state that a person will communicate a good customer experinence to 3 people but 10 people wil communicate a bad experience oto 10 people. I had customers at my desk in Denver that once I said I had a bad experience in Grand Lake that instantly new who I was refering to. Sad

  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with family
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1 Thank treetroc
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Michigan City, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2009

Front desk is only open for limited hours. Very historic place, but not the friendliest atmosphere. The bottom line is there are other places to stay in this area, and I would stay elsewhere.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled on business
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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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