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Historic Rapids Lodge & Restaurant

At a Glance

    Pros

  • in-house restaurant
  • condos are great for longer stays
  • quiet area of town

    Cons

  • unpaved parking area
  • lodge rooms are above restaurant
  • all lodge rooms are on second floor and there's no elevator

Historic Rapids Lodge & Restaurant Review

This handsome lodgepole-pine structure on the Tonahutu River dates to 1915, and a stay here will give you a dose of history and put you near nature. The seven lodge rooms—each with ceiling fan—are done in the Rocky Mountain rustic style with a mix of antique furnishings such as claw-foot tubs and carved-hardwood beds. The innkeepers also rent condos for large groups or families. The delightful Rapids Restaurant ($$$–$$$$) is Grand Lake's most romantic for fine dining, with stained glass and timber beams, but some readers report spotty service. Select a drink from the excellent wine list and enjoy it creekside before dinner. The specialty is Rapids' tournedo—an 8-ounce filet mignon with artichokes and béarnaise sauce.

    Hotel Details

  • 7 rooms, 8 suites, 6 cabins, 12 condos.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Apr. and Nov.
Updated: 10-01-2013

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