by Julie Bielenberg
This resort offers cabins, motel rooms and homes. The majority of the rooms and cabins are located on or near Colorado’s largest natural lake, Grand Lake, and in the center of town. At the Lakeside Motel, there are 16 motel rooms that all face Grand Lake. There are five different room types at Lakeside Motel: Queen, King, Queen/Double, Two-Bedroom Suites and a One-Bedroom Apartment.
The queen rooms sleep up to two and include a small coffee pot in the room. The king rooms sleep up to two and include a small coffee pot, small refrigerator and microwave in the room. Queen/Double Room Numbers 4, 5, 27 and 28 sleep up to four and include a queen and a double bed, a small coffee pot, small refrigerator and microwave in the room. Queen/Double Room Numbers 6 (Hotel Impossible Room), 25 and 26 sleep up to four and include a queen and a double bed and a small coffee pot in the room. The two-bedroom suites sleep up to six and include a queen bed, sofa bed, small coffee pot, small refrigerator and microwave in the front bedroom; a queen bed in the back bedroom; and a bathroom that can be accessed from each room. The one-bedroom apartment sleeps up to four and includes a full kitchen, living (day bed that makes into two twin beds) and dining area, and a bedroom with a king bed and bathroom (inside the bedroom) with a walk-in shower.
There are also the Courtyard Cabins that have three different cabin options (small, medium and large) and can accommodate a group of up to 44 when utilizing all beds and foldout couches with two people in each bed/foldout. These 12 cabins are connected in a U shape facing the courtyard, with a gazebo, grills and picnic tables providing the perfect gathering place.
The Lake House is a lakeside two-bedroom, two-bath unit with a complete kitchen and private balcony overlooking Grand Lake. On the main level (middle level of the house), you will find the kitchen, dining and living (futon) areas with a side deck and gas grill, a bedroom with a queen bed and a bathroom. A spiral staircase leads you to the master suite (king bed), including a jetted tub, sitting area (foldout couch) and private balcony located on the top level of the house.
The Tree House is a lakeside two-bedroom, one-bath unit with a complete kitchen and private balcony. There is a king-size bed in the master bedroom and a queen-size bed in the second bedroom. This unit sleeps up to four. The kitchen, living and dining areas, and the private balcony, all face Grand Lake with spectacular views of the lake surrounded by mountain vistas.
Our Editor Loves
- The cottages for space
- The location in-town or on lake
- Accessibility to activity
- Horse Back Riding
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
by Kathy C
If you like water, mountains, a small, friendly town, good restaurants, and just a great overall feeling, you will love Grand Lake. This place was right on the water, a prime location. From the moment we checked in, the staff was exceptional. I felt like they really cared about their guests. My husband loved the coffee room. We booked a two bedroom cabin, right on the water. It was clean, comfortable, and quiet. If you want fancy, you won't like it. But, if you want peace, tranquility, and unforgettable views, you will love it.
by Karen S
First of all, when I booked this place for 2 nights, I had high hopes that it was the same place we had stayed in on our honeymoon 30 years ago & it was, plus some updating & much less crowded. The front desk person greeted us so warmly & enthusiastically we almost thought she had remembered us but she wasn't even a glimmer in her Momma's eye then. Our room was nothing extravagant but it was pristine & neutrally decorated. We had requested a first floor room & our request was granted. The deck between our room & the parking lot was raised just enough so that the lake & mountains were in full view. What we remembered even more from 30 years ago, were the hummingbirds which, in this frigid early May of 2019, had already arrived. They say you can't go home again, but we found going back can even be better.