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 Linda S
We love Western Riviera and always recommend their exceptional Inn to friends looking for a good room in Grand Lake. They are situated right off of Grand Avenue with a stunning view of the lake itself and are within walking distance to our favorite places in the middle of town. Staying there makes it easy to park and walk to almost anywhere in this special village. And this time of year, things are quiet and extra beautiful with the snow and Christmas Lights from one end of Grand Avenue to the other. Thank You Western Riviera for a great stay!
Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed staying in cabin 3 at the Western Riviera November 16,17, and 18.
It all started with the phone reservation a few weeks ago, the lady I talked to was so friendly, personable and helpful.
And when I checked in, was met by Becca, who was so friendly and welcoming—it must have been her that I talked to when making the reservation.
I mentioned to her that my Grand Lake friend was not in town, and that he and I worked at the Grand Lake Lodge in 1969.
Becca was familiar with the documentary I produced about the lodge, but had not seen it and I told her I would send one—which is going in the mail today.
Becca is a true asset to the Western Riviera—you don’t find many people as positive, friendly, personable and with the helpful attitude she has. I teach customer service and have traveled around the world, and Becca is right up there at the top.
Everyone I came into contact at the motel was very friendly and accommodating. The cabin was extremely clean, the dishes and coffee maker were great, the heat worked perfectly, and had plenty of hot water for shower.
And being the only person on the hill, it was very quiet and enjoyable. The view of the lake, and being only steps away to anything in town, make staying at the Western Riviera a must!
On a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being highest, I would rate my stay at 5 plus.
Thank you so much for making my walk down memory lane very special!!