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Grand Lake Lodge

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Great time, fun place. All staff friendly. One bad mark, the Ford Cabin has a bad safety hazard. The porch door opens out, there is no landing so you must step backwards on the steps to open the screen door.

We stayed here one night. We had intended to stay two but I didn't realize how early our flight home was and staying the second night would have involved a 3 hour drive to the Denver airport, most of which would have been down the mountain. The drive up here is intense and beautiful. The cabin was comfortable and clean. I did find some trash on the grounds. Most of the staff was great. I did order a drink at the bar which took over 20 minutes to receive. The people sitting near me remarked on the length of time and were annoyed on my behalf. They received their drinks promptly. We had breakfast from the lodge. It was a buffet and delicious. We hope to return and enjoy more from the lodge.

If you want peace and rejuvenation, this is the place.The walk up the porch stairs to the main lodge; swings on the porch, views of the lake, the pool, views of Grand lake town itself, make this place worth it. We enjoyed the pool with a nice big cabana type overhang in the shade. Or the firepit, comfy outdoor sectionals and rocking chairs also with an incredible view. (all while gently jazz music soothes the mood) The cabin we booked at the last minute was a duplex type arrangement. Very small but clean and just fine. The bathroom, very very small. a small bench on the porch- facing the small bench for the opposing unit. It was a little warm at night due to unusually hot weather for July in the mountains made it a tad hot for sleeping. Overall, a great trip. Nearby Adams falls trail was spectacular and very close by. We noticed a sign as we left the lodge grounds for a trail right into Rocky mountain Park. Oh, next time. The town is cozy, not too kitschy.

We visited the lodge last year while on a trip the RMNP and fell in love with it - so much that we decided to get married there with a small ceremony in June. This year was our first stay in the cabins and they are gorgeous - I understand they went through a whole remodel in the off season so everything is brand new. Definitely smaller, but super cozy for a stay up in the Rockies. We were having our ceremony outside and battling rain and snow on the day of our wedding - the staff at the lodge was very flexible and allowed us to have our ceremony early when we caught a break. We had dinner at the lodge after and the servers were amazing. I think Heather (I hope I have the right name) was our waitress and she was fantastic! She helped us set up some champagne in the main lobby area as well for some toasts. Nathan, the manger, was very nice and courteous to us always. I can't say enough good things about the team here - we already booked our 1 year anniversary stay next summer. See you in 2020 Grand Lake lodge!

In the context of a visit to the Rocky Mountain National Park we stayed a night at the Grand Lake Lodge. We have booked this in advance which was easy and the rates they have offered were reasonable. Check in was also easy and the staff was very friendly and helpful with hiking tour recommendations. However, the size of the two cabins booked was a bit disappointing. Hardly any space to place your luggage and the bathrooms are very small. Dinner at the attached restaurant was mediocre and rather expensive for what you get.

Had such an incredible experience at Grand Lake Lodge! The location couldn't be better as it sits within Rocky Mountain National Park overlooking the gorgeous lake. Two of my highlights include the hiking trails you can take directly from the hotel grounds in order to explore the national park and the incredible farm to table restaurant with incredible views and fun cocktails! The room was the perfect mix of a cabin feel with modern design. It felt very clean and polished while still embracing the nature surrounding it. Cannot wait to return soon!

The property has undergone a great upgrade. Cabins refurbished and in good shape. Lodge is beautiful. A real retreat and escape. If want a mountain retreat, nothing fancy, it’s well worth a stay. To see animals in the park, go at dawn or dusk a few miles up the road in the meadows.

My wife and I stayed at the Lodge in late May. The weather had not been the greatest leading up to the trip but thankfully it cleared up and we made it to the lodge. We went a couple of years ago before new ownership took over and loved it. When we came back this year we were surprised at how much has changed! The main lodge and restaurant has the same rustic feel, with updates here and there and still cannot beat that view. The cabins look a lot nicer than the previous decor and the beds were also super comfortable. Staff was friendly at checkin and everytime we walked by they greeted us with a friendly hello. All in all it was a fun, relaxing couple days and we will defintiely be back!

I had an amazing time at Grand Lake Lodge! The whole drive up to the place through the Rockies was already incredible with stunning views along the way. But as soon as you get to the Lodge, it’s as if you stepped into a painting that will impress you throughout your whole stay. My room was newly renovated, incredibly comfortable and warm! Heater worked great, which is important at these altitudes! With a newly done shower that had plenty of warm water to spare. But I didn't come up to the mountains to just stay in my room. The lodge itself has a fantastic restaurant and bar that takes full advantage of the views; however, the food spoke for itself. I tried the Sesame Seared Ahi Tuna that was probably some of the best tuna I’ve ever tried, and then washed it down with a refreshing cocktail, the Tequila Mockingbird. All while staring out over the impressive views of the lake and mountains. If the altitude starts to wear you down, there is also a pool and viewing deck with an outdoor fire pit that is a perfect place to relax and take in your surroundings. The town itself is a short 3-minute drive and there is even a trail that leads down to it if you’re feeling adventurous. All in all, I had a tremendous time and I look forward to making my way back to Grand Lake Lodge in the future!

I loved the Grand Lake Lodge when I stayed last summer, but with the renovated rooms my stay this summer was even better! Incredible views of Grand Lake, awesome food at the restaurant, rustic cabins with nicely-appointed interiors, and a friendly, helpful staff. Short drive into town to check out the local restaurants, and the property is right next to Rocky Mountain National Park for quick hikes. I even saw a moose wandering the property! What a great stay, highly recommended.

15500 US-34 Grand Lake CO

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located within a mile (2 km) of Kawuneeche Visitor Center, Grand Lake Lodge is within 2 miles (3 km) of Adams Falls Trail. This 70-room lodge has conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat.


A flat-screen TV comes with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Other standard amenities include a refrigerator, a microwave, and free toiletries. Limited housekeeping is available.

Property features

Grand Lake Lodge offers free WiFi in public areas and a seasonal outdoor pool. A stay here includes free parking. Helpful staff is there to provide front-desk service during limited hours, as well as offer insight about the area.

Room options

Spruce Half Cabin king

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Duplex, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Cabin, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Cabin, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

63.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 15 reviews

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.