Granby Hotels: Find a Grand County Base Camp
Whether you’re kayaking across a shimmering lake or cross-country skiing on snowy trails, you’ll need a place to rest after a day of adventure in Grand County, Colorado. Luckily, Granby has plenty of peak-view hotels, Western-style guest ranches and riverside glamping options where you can relax, rejuvenate and prepare for another day of Rocky Mountain fun.
Hotels in Granby, Colorado
- Snow Mountain Ranch/YMCA of the Rockies
- Drowsy Water Ranch
- The Inn at Silvercreek
- C Lazy U Ranch
- Trail Riders Motel
- Arapaho Valley Ranch
- Littletree Inn
- Sun Outdoors Rocky Mountains
1. Snow Mountain Ranch/YMCA of the Rockies
Endless acres of meadows, colorful aspen groves and sweet-smelling spruce forests welcome you to Snow Mountain Ranch/YMCA of the Rockies in Granby. Boasting 82.5 kilometers of groomed trails, it’s the perfect place for Nordic skiing in the winter and mountain biking in the summer. In the evening, unwind in spacious cabins with fully equipped kitchens, crackling wood-burning fireplaces and porches with craggy views of the Continental Divide. Lodge accommodations vary from hotel-style rooms to bunk-bed setups perfect for families. Come summer, the yurts, RV parks and tent sites deliver campfire singalongs and bluebird-morning views.
2. Drowsy Water Ranch
Round up the whole family and trot over to Granby’s Drowsy Water Ranch, where the kiddos can spend the week learning how to be a Colorado cowpoke. Wake up on a sunny morning and take a 30-minute horseback ride up to a mountaintop breakfast. As you wander up the trail, you’ll start to smell bacon in the air, but you’ll know you’ve arrived when you see a rancher whipping up fluffy eggs and spicy sausage in a big black pan. Tuck in and fuel up for a day of ziplining, archery and hiking. At dinner time, dig into hearty family-style meals in the dining room, where you can talk all about the day’s adventures. Then play a few games in the library and head over to your warm, wood-paneled cabins. There, you can dive into cushy bedding and rest up for even more excitement.
3. The Inn at Silvercreek
Wake up and gaze at snowcapped scenery (and maybe a meandering elk or two) from your in-room balcony at The Inn at SilverCreek. When the sun rises, do a few laps in the heated outdoor pool or just rejuvenate in one of their four steaming hot tubs. Challenge your group to a game in the arcade or play a few rounds at the on-site tennis courts. When you get a little hungry, the barbeque and picnic areas are the best place to flip some burgers and hang out with friends and family in the fresh air. Come winter, remember to tune up your skis, because this inn is only a four-minute drive from the stunning, spacious slopes at Granby Ranch.
4. C Lazy U Ranch
For a true Wild West experience, C Lazy U Ranch delivers. All-inclusive luxury cabins include stone fireplaces and Western decor, perfect for snuggling up with someone special on a cool evening. In the morning, saddle up and wander the pastures atop a horse, as a local wrangler teaches you how to take the reins on one of their long-maned mares. Before you know it, you’ll be able to explore the stunning, peak-covered landscapes and wildflower-lined trails on a steed selected just for you.
5. Trail Riders Motel
For a cozy stay right downtown, the Trail Riders Motel is the way to go. It's the only motel in Granby located within walking distance of all the local stores and restaurants. So, you can wander out and spend a day exploring the art-filled galleries and Grand County-made crafts. For a real hidden-gem treat, roll through Showboat’s Drive By Pie and get a pan full of homemade, cinnamon-scented apple pie. Just a few miles away, you'll find the Colorado River’s Gold Medal waters ideal for fly fishing along the sunny banks. Once you’ve packed up the tackle box, wash up and walk to a local restaurant like Grand Azteca Mexican Restaurant. They’re best-known for their cheesy, green-chili-covered burritos. Once you’re ready to settle in for the night, take the short walk back to your room where a comfy bed awaits.
6. Arapaho Valley Ranch
Arapaho Valley Ranch is the place to go if you want to relive your golden summer-camp memories, but with a bit of luxury. Known as one of the most stunning wedding venues in the county, people come from far and wide to tie the knot in front of their tranquil pond and soaring mountain backdrop. The accommodations are nothing less than unforgettable, with options like tipis and glamping tents with queen beds. And for larger gatherings, cabins can fit four to 18 people, which means it’s the perfect place to bring the family for a Rocky Mountain reunion. While you’re here, order a pint at the Red Dog Saloon — Colorado’s Smallest Bar — located in the main lodge. It measures 80 square feet and has four bar stools and a pool table for some evening rounds.
7. Littletree Inn
Experience a charming stay at the Littletree Inn, a central homebase for exploring Grand County. Spend the day uncovering natural wonders nearby, like Lake Granby. Rent a boat at the Beacon Landing Marina and cast a line for trout or just tool around on the gentle waves. Find a winding trail in Arapaho National Forest, for some of the best fall leaf peeping in the county. At the end of the day, relax in a private hot tub and settle into their cozy rooms so you can wake up refreshed for even more fun.
8. Sun Outdoors Rocky Mountains
Sip a drink poolside at Sun Outdoors Rocky Mountains. You can’t miss this sprawling resort at the edge of Granby, peppered with RV sites, tents and, of course, the shiny airstreams and cozy cabins. Whether you’re rolling a strike at the Glacier Lanes Mini Bowling Alley, striking gold at the kid-friendly gem-mining station or settling in for soulful live-music sets at the stage, there’s plenty to do right on-site. But chances are, you’ll want to explore all of Grand County while you’re here. So, wake up in the morning and head to the yoga lawn and do a few flows. Then, it's time to hop in the car and head down Highway 34 to Grand Lake to explore the lesser-traveled Western entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Stand Grand: Leave No Trace
Whether you’re hiking, biking, cross-country skiing or horseback riding, remember to roam responsibly in Grand County. Always follow Care for Colorado Leave No Trace Principles:
- Know Before You Go
- Stick to Trails
- Leave It as You Find It
- Trash the Trash
- Be Careful with Fire
- Keep Wildlife Wild
- Share Our Trails and Parks
More Grand County Trip Tips
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