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
This is a great hotel in an amazing location. It's right on the lake and in the middle of a great little town. It looks right out of a movie with log buildings all over, a main road overlooking a lake with mountain views, one paved road and dirt roads all around. We all enjoyed just walking and taking in the scenery around us. There is a calmness to the town. There are shops and restaurants all around too. There is a volleyball net right on the hotel property by the lake and the office will give you a ball. There are piers on the lake that you can sit at. We sat there at sunset and into the evening and it was lovely. We didn't boat, because we weren't there long enough, but we could have.
The girl at the front desk was so nice and helpful. She even gave us names of other places to check out before we decided to stay there, which I'm glad we did. The hotel has several options to stay in. We stayed in the Courtyard Cabin which is a block off the lake with a lovely rustic setting. It feels like you are in a log cabin. Our only complaint is the beds were not very comfortable, but we still would stay again. There is no A/C there or apparently in most of the hotels, but it didn't matter. It was cool at night. It was also very reasonably priced!
We stayed here after driving Trail Ridge Road from Estes Park. Wish we stayed more than one night.
Nice hotel, several different styles of rooms to pick from. Hotel room next to the lake, lake side cabin, lake side with kitchenette, etc. Very friendly and helpful staff. Quaint little town all within walking distance to room. On the lake you can rent a pontoon, paddle board, paddle boat, kayak, or just walk along the edge of the lake. Swimming if you don't mind the snow melt water temperature. Also the Rocky Mountain National Park is a very short drive away. Very relaxing and lots of wildlife. Suggest you book early, they are very popular.