Grand Lake Hotels: Where to Stay & Play

Whether you’re exploring trails in Rocky Mountain National Park, splashing around in Grand Lake or snowmobiling through frosty pathways, you’ll want to spend at least a few nights in town to experience all that Grand Lake has to offer. The best way to do it? Check into one of Grand Lake's hotels, cabins or lodges. With so many options for nature lovers, families, relaxation seekers and everyone in between, you’re sure to find the perfect place to rest your head.

A tranquil Grand Lake is seen in the foreground with a hilly landscape dotted with rustic cabin rentals and a backdrop of snow-capped mountains under a clear blue sky.

Hotels in Grand Lake

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For Nature Lovers

Columbine Cabins: Unplug in the Rockies surrounded by sweet-smelling evergreens and Western charm at Columbine Cabins. Wake up to breathtaking sunrises over Grand Lake, nestled right down the road from your cabin. When night falls, snag a seat by the firepit for stargazing and marshmallow roasting under a blanket of stars.

Address: 416 Grand Ave., Grand Lake | Book Now

Daven Haven Lodge: Situated on the shores between Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain Lake, Daven Haven Lodge offers private dock access for easy kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding adventures. You can even rent a boat from nearby Grand Lake Marina to launch, explore hidden coves, or cast a line and fish for rainbow trout.

Address: 604 Marina Dr., Grand Lake | Book Now

Grand Lake Lodge: Steeped in history, Grand Lake Lodge’s famous front porch has one of the most beautiful views in all of Colorado. Overlooking the shimmering water of Grand Lake and snowcapped peaks like Mount Baldy, it’s the perfect place to sit on a porch swing, sip coffee and chat the morning away. When you’re ready to explore nature, this property is also one of the closest to the western entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park along Trail Ridge Road.

Address: 15500 US-34, Grand Lake | Book Now

Two individuals riding an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) on rocky terrain under a clear sky on Stillwater Pass.

For Outdoor Recreation

Lone Eagle Lodge: Gear up for winter adventures at this cute wood lodge along Grand Avenue. When the snow starts falling, they offer on-site snowmobile rentals — perfect for traversing the sparkly, tree-lined backcountry in the “Snowmobile Capital of Colorado.” And during warmer months, you can rent ATVs and zip along a rollercoaster of off-road trails near Stillwater Pass.

Address: 712 Grand Ave., Grand Lake | Book Now

The Gateway Inn: Situated right by the Grand Lake Visitor Center, this charming Grand Lake hotel offers a fun-filled escape close to downtown Grand Lake. Sit by a fire pit and look at towering peaks from the porch surrounded by tall pines. Inside, the inn is adorned with wood furniture and mountain-chalet decor. Get recs on the best trails and fishing spots from the visitor center, then retreat to the jetted hot tub in the evening to regale your adventures.

Address: 120 Lake Ave, Grand Lake | Book Now

Shadowcliff Mountain Lodge: Only a three-minute walk from the North Inlet and Tonahutu trailheads, Shadowciff Mountain Lodge is a peaceful retreat center that can accommodate groups, families and thru-hikers looking for a warm bed near the Continental Divide Trail. They offer cabins, lodge rooms and even a cozy hostel for affordable accommodations with a shared lounge, guest kitchens and friendly atmosphere.

Address: 105 CO Road 663, Grand Lake | Book Now

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For Family Fun

Lemmon Lodge: Lemmon Lodge is just a short walk to the ample ice cream parlors and art galleries in downtown Grand Lake, and families will love the private sandy beach and playground for the little ones. Cast a line from the shore or grill up some burgers at the barbecue and picnic area. Active crews will want to play a few rounds of volleyball or horseshoes before retreating to your comfortable cabin rental.

Address: 1224 Lake Ave., Grand Lake | Book Now

North Shore Lodge: Near the north shore of Lake Granby, this lodge caters to families with lawn games like croquet, cornhole, tetherball and disc golf, so you have plenty of things to do as the sun sets after a day exploring wilderness areas and trails. Plus, its location offers easy access to the beach for building sandcastles; boating on free canoes, kayaks and paddle boards; and splashing around in the lake.

Address: 928 CO Road 64, Grand Lake | Book Now

Lupine Village: In spring and summer, Lupine Village glows with a rainbow of wildflowers. The green-roofed cabins look like Lincoln-log homes, boasting beautiful interiors and private balconies where you can breathe in fresh mountain air. The on-site canteen stocks brochures and maps, snowshoes and sleds, sports equipment, fishing poles, beach towels and sunscreen, and anything else you may need to play.

Address: 207 Garfield St., Grand Lake | Book Now

Winding River Resort: Let the family learn how to ride horses, fish and square dance at Winding River Resort. This expansive property has beautiful log cabins, but also accommodates tent camping and RVs. In the morning, gather the kiddos and head over to the chuckwagon for a Western-style breakfast served up by a local cowpoke. Then if you’re feeling competitive, play a few rounds of pickleball or disc golf. In the fall and winter, strong horses lead you to stunning views of the Rockies on a cool-weather hay ride or snowy sleigh ride.

Address: 1447 CO Road 491, Grand Lake | Book Now

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For Relaxation

Spirit Lake Lodge: Find your Zen at Spirit Lake Lodge, known for its tranquil lakefront atmosphere just a short walk from downtown landmarks like the Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre. In the winter, the Queen rooms’ fireplaces create a peaceful ambiance for sipping wine and chatting by crackling embers. In summer, take a short walk to Headwaters Marina and rent a pontoon boat to tool around the lake on a sunny afternoon.

Address: 829 Grand Ave., Grand Lake | Book Now

Big Horn Lodge: Located near the boardwalk in Grand Lake, the spacious decks and patios at Big Horn Lodge provide the perfect spot to relax and plan a day of scenic drives or hot-springs vibes. Wake up and dig into a complimentary continental breakfast, complete with eggs and crispy bacon, before embarking on nearby nature trails. After a day trekking pine-lined pathways, unwind in the jets of the hot tub.

Address: 613 Grand Ave., Grand Lake | Book Now

The Historic Rapids Lodge and Restaurant:  Enjoy a taste of tranquility at The Historic Rapids Lodge and Restaurant. Listen to the soothing sounds of the rushing river, located right alongside the building, while digging into delicious elk medallions with honey-bourbon demi glaze at the on-site restaurant. The rooms are all uniquely themed — highlighting chic, vintage decor — and many face the river so you can let the sound of whooshing water lull you to sleep in the evening.

Address: 210 Rapids Lane, Grand Lake | Book Now

Western Riviera Lakeside Lodging: Experience lakeside living at Western Riviera. Unwind in modern and luxurious accommodations, where every room faces the sparkling waterfront. With unbeatable access to the historic boardwalk, you can simply walk across the street and grab a table at Grand Lake restaurants like Rockies. In the summer, sit on the eatery’s patio and listen to live music while sipping a Grand Smash cocktail with whiskey, blueberry and fresh mint. Then, wander to shops and boutiques to get the perfect souvenir before strolling right back to your cozy room.

Address: 419 Garfield St., Grand Lake | Book Now

Downtown Grand Lake with a view of buildings, including Grand Lake hotel, Western Riviera, surrounded by trees and under a partially cloudy sky. Cars are parked along the street.

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