Grand Lake, Colorado is a beautiful area. It’s near ski resorts for winter, and lake activities and Rocky Mountain National Park for the warmer months. This cute little town has plenty of outdoor activities. Wondering where to stay in Grand Lake? There are some great options of lodging in Grand Lake. Read on for the best family hotels in Grand Lake, Colorado as well as some amazing rentals in Grand Lake.
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Grand Lake Hotels – great locations
Note that many hotels in Grand Lake, CO appear a little dated inside. It’s all part of the rustic mountain feel. Here are a few that are still rated highly.
Rated as one of the top places to stay in Grand Lake, The Gateway Inn has plenty of layout options for families. You can choose a smaller room with a couple beds, or you can choose an apartment-style room. The apartment room has 2 bedrooms and many beds so that it can sleep up to 9 people. It also offers a kitchen, living area, and a balcony so you don’t miss a moment of beauty in Grand Lake.
The location is perfect as well; it’s just about 2 miles to the entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park and a short walk from restaurants and shops in Grand Lake.
The Gateway Inn has some older rooms, as well as some nicer renovated rooms.
Starting at $125
While a little dated, it’s also very charming. The Historic Rapids Lodge is a great location, as it’s just a few blocks from Grand Lake and the marina. While the inside might take you back in time, the outside couldn’t be more beautiful. Eat at the restaurant on site while you stare at the creek right outside the window. Or eat-in, as some of the suites have their own private kitchen.
Most of the rooms sleep up to 4, and most of the rooms are a little more fresh-looking than the common areas.
Starting at $116
These adorable cabins come in 1- or 2-bedrooms. Have a true mountain experience with log walls and possible wildlife sightings right outside your door. Some cabins are pet-friendly, while others remain pet-free. Most even have a kitchen to enjoy meals in. Or you can enjoy the restaurant on site, the bar, and eat out in the covered area.
The Daven Haven Lodge and Cabins is just a short walk from the marina. I can just picture spending a magical, snowy day (or beautiful lake-day) up in these little cabins!
This hotel will make you feel like you’re in a rustic cabin, though you’re really part of the lodge. Lone Eagle Lodge is located in the heart of Grand Lake and just a short walk from the water. You can get multiple beds in a room, though larger families may have to book 2 rooms. Though it has a cabin-feel to it, you still get a TV and cable (and free WiFi). Enjoy a cup of coffee on the patio and stash some snacks in the refrigerator.
Starting at $129
This mountain lodge only has 19 rooms, making it quaint and in-demand! You can choose a room with 2 beds, as well as one of the suites that comes with a kitchenette for convenience.
Spirit Lake Lodge is right in the middle of Grand Lake, making it convenient to access shops, restaurants, activities, and of course, the water. There are also snowmobile rentals on site if you visit in the winter and are looking for a fun family activity. At the end of a chilly day, enjoy the indoor hot tub to relax.
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Rental Homes in Grand Lake
Looking for something a little more private and with more space? Check out these Grand Lake VRBO rentals perfect for the family!
Grand Lake, Colorado VRBO rentals
This log cabin is breathtaking. I don’t know if it’s more beautiful inside or looking out, but you’ll enjoy both! This cabin sleeps up to 10 people and has plenty of space (acreage) for the kids to explore. This is a kid’s paradise, as they can play tons of activities like horseshoes, ping pong, at the playground, shuffle board, and all sorts of outdoor games. It’s even well equipped for babies with baby gates, a high chair, and a pack ‘n play.
This well-equipped home is a bit dreamy and comes with spectacular views. Enjoy a cup of coffee on the deck as you overlook Shadow Mountain Lake.
Avg Price $388
This condo gives you the best of both worlds: downtown Grand Lake out the front door, Grand Lake water just out the back. The modern remodel is clean and sleek, and yet cozy.
There’s plenty of space for the family, as there are 3 beds that sleep up to 6 people. Since you are right in the center of Grand Lake, plenty of activities are just a short distance away. Reach Rocky Mountain National Park within a few minutes, or enjoy time on the water right outside the door.
Avg Price $280
It’s nice to find a rare rental with a lakefront property in Grand Lake. The shore is shallow with a gradual drop, making it a great area for kids to play (with proper floatation, if needed, of course). Right across the road is the national forest, leaving plenty of opportunity to see wildlife in the area.
The best part (other than lakefront, of course!) is the screened in porch area, which has a hot tub, table, and gas chimnea. Kids will love the large outdoor area to play in. There is plenty of parking to accommodate snowmobiles, boats, and your vehicles.
Avg Price $292
Bedrooms: 2 (plus a loft)
Enjoy privacy and plenty of space, all while being just a short walk from town! The whole family, including dogs, can enjoy the large lot this log home sits on. Enjoy a fireplace, open concept, washer and dryer, and plenty of space for everyone in this modern mountain cabin. The kitchen is perfect, but if you don’t feel like cooking, it’s just a short walk into town.
Kids will love the bunk beds. You’ll love that the whole family can fit in this cute Grand Lake Rental home!
Avg Price $231
Where to Stay in Grand Lake, Colorado
Grand Lake, Colorado is a great place to visit whether winter or summer (or anything in between). You’ll find a mountain-feel to the town and appreciate the many accommodation options. Whether you are looking for Grand Lake hotels or cabins rentals in Grand Lake, Colorado, you’re sure to find something perfect for your family!
Which one is your favorite? Comment below!