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PLEASE NOTE: NOT ALL OF OUR ROOM OPTIONS ARE SHOWING ON-LINE. WE ARE STILL BUILDING THE ONLINE BOOKING SITE. IF YOU ARE SHOWN "NO AVAILABILITY", PLEASE CALL US AT 970-627-3707 BETWEEN 9AM AND 5PM SO WE CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH ALL OPTIONS!

THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE.

The Historic Rapids Lodge was established in 1915 and is situated on the scenic banks of the Tonahutu River in the Town of Grand Lake at the West Entrance of the Rocky Mountain National Park. The town boardwalk and shops are just 1 block away,and the lakeshore is a short two block walk. We offer Historic Lodge Guest Rooms, one bedroom Rapids Suites (some Pet-Friendly), Cabins and Cottages (all Pet-Friendly) and Condominiums sleeping up to 12 people. The Rapids Restaurant is Grand Lake’s only riverside dining and is rated “Three Diamond” by AAA and our property was recently voted a Fodor’s Choice Property.


Reservations are taken up to one year in advance.



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  • Grand Lake in the fall

    Colorado's largest natural lake, fed by Glacial meltwater and surrounded by stunning mountains.

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  • Grand Lake in early Winter

    Fresh snow creates magical reflections along the South Shore of Grand Lake.

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  • The Historic Lodge and Restaurant entrance

    Built in 1915, the "barky" sided Lodge offers an unparallelled experience, transporting our guests back to another time and showcasing the Tonahutu Creek which flows right in front of it.

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  • Moose outside the Rapids Suites

    Moose are frequent visitors along the riverbanks and often take a shortcut across our parking lot!

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  • Bull Moose in our river.

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  • Can't beat this spot for a scenic Lunch at the Rapids!

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  • The Historic Lodge and the Tonahutu Creek

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  • A Fly Fisherman trying out the Rapids right on front of our restaurant

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  • Spring runoff on our stretch of river!

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  • This could be your table!

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  • Enjoy our cozy fireplaces on chilly winter nights.

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  • The Rapids Lobby and Restaurant

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  • Grand Lake's only Riverside dining!

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  • Our Tonahutu Room is perfect for Special Events

    The Restaurant can seat approximately 100 people!

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  • Christmas at the Rapids is magical.

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  • Grand Lake's "Mount Craig" affectionately known as "Baldy"

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  • Snowmobile right from your room!

    Access 70 miles of groomed trails in the Arapahoe National Forest by driving down Grand Ave and out of town on your snowmobile! Grand Lake Trailgroomers keep the trails in great condition and there are plenty of rentals available for slef guided tours!

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  • Come enjoy the fabulous Fall colors!

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  • The Tonahutu River is lit up at night.

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  • Enjoy a delicious lunch outside by the river.

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  • Dinner is an unforgettable experience.

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  • The 3 Rapids Cabins

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  • The Rapids Condominium Building

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  • The view from the Rapids Condo B units

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  • Come picnic in front of the Rapids Condos, right by the river.

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  • The Riverview Condominium Building

    This is taken on the river side of the building. Your private balcony or patio looks right onto the river.

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  • The River View Condominium Building from the parking area

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  • Chickadee Cottage

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