Colorado’s Favorite Front Porch is set to open under new owners full time June 6th, 2011. Last summer the Lodge opened for a short time with limited food and hours as a kind of audition for the new owners. This season will see the Grand Lake Lodge up and running at full steam serving breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as getting back into the wedding business.
GLL is now owned by an investor group out of South Dakota and managed by Regency Hotel Management. The full restaurant menu has not come out yet but that should be available in the next few weeks.
The new Grand Lake Lodge website (partially completed) can be found at http://grandlakelodge.rtrk.com/
If you have never been out to the Lodge, it is quite a treat. Some of the best views in all of Colorado. The Lodge sits above the town of Grand Lake which is on the banks of Colorado’s largest natural lake. Grand Lake has been a summer playground for some of Colorado’s most wealthy and famous residents. The entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park sits just outside Grand Lake Lodge’s entrance. If are looking to explore the high country or just get away, there is not a cooler place than the Lodge.
Word on the street is there will not be too many changes coming to GLL at least this year. The Lodge will be open from July 10, 2011 and will close September 11, 2011. Wouldn’t it be really nice of the new owners could keep GLL open in winter months also? That may be too tall an order though. It is very nice to see Grand Lake Lodge reopening and we wish them the best!