The Lodge in Grand Lake Opening on a Limited Basis for Next 8 Weeks
Yes!, the Rumors are true the Grand Lake Lodge will be opening for six to eight weeks this summer on a limited basis.
They will be serving up lunch with a limited menu and through the evening. Does that mean they will be serving dinner? I’m not sure. Come “set a spell” on the front porch, book a wedding, take in the gift shop or play in the pool. Noon, July 22, is the big date.
Grand Lake Lodge has been for sale the last few years by the Ted L. James Family and has been closed for operations while the property was being marketed. With the downturn in the economy there have been no takers on the lodge and the surrounding 54 acres that sit at the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park.
Here is the real estate listing info if you have some heavy duty walking around cash:
Grand Lake Lodge
15500 US Highway 34
Perched majestically above Colorado’s largest natural lake, the historic Grand Lake Lodge is bordered on three sides by Rocky Mountain National Park and offers stunning views of Grand Lake, Shadow Mountain Lake, and the upper Colorado River valley. The historic Main Lodge, built in 1920, is the centerpiece of a remarkable 54-acre property originally located inside the boundaries of Rocky Mountain National Park until 1963, when a series of land transfers resulted in the official removal of the entire property from the park. In addition to the Main Lodge, the Grand Lake Lodge property features new underground utilities, full-service restaurant, gift shop, swimming pool, and guest cabins. This is an unprecedented opportunity to own a truly unique vacation destination famous for breathtaking views, majestic mountain peaks, and historical significance as a registered National Historic Landmark. Grand County is experiencing healthy appreciation with 5 golf courses, 4 ski resorts, 3 lakes, and the Colorado River. This incredible opportunity may be further enhanced with hotel, multi-family and single family development.
Grand Lake Lodge is an awesome place and if you haven’t had a chance to visit you should. My wife and I were married at the Lodge in 2002 and the place has a magical quality to it. Grand Lake was called Spirit Lake by the Ute Indians because they thought great spirits lived in its depths. Grand Lake is the largest natural lake in Colorado.
Only a thirty five minute drive from Winter Park the town of Grand Lake and the Lodge make for an incredible day trip especially in the summer.
Chris July 14th, 2010
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