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Popular amenities for Grand Lake vacation rentals

Stay near Grand Lake's top sights

Sagebrush BBQ & Grill96 locals recommend
Grand Lake Marina38 locals recommend
Gateway Inn5 locals recommend
El Pacifico16 locals recommend
Fat Cat Cafe19 locals recommend
Pancho & Lefty's11 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Grand Lake

  • Total rentals

    170 properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    70 properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    60 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    90 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    16K reviews

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $50 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Grand Lake

All About Grand Lake

Small but mighty, Grand Lake is among northern Colorado’s chain of charming mountain towns, within a few hours’ drive of Estes Park, about an hour from Winter Park, and about a half-hour from neighboring Granby. An idyllic location for European hunting parties in the mid-19th century, Grand Lake was officially established in 1879 and experienced a short-lived silver rush that transformed its economy. After the mines closed a few years later, the hunting and outdoors enthusiasts kept returning, slowly building Grand Lake into a friendly retreat for outdoors adventures — which remains true today. The village’s population swells in the warmer months, drawing hiking and mountain biking enthusiasts to its trails, and fishing and boating aficionados to its eponymous lake. Rustic and quirky, the town is run by a few hundred locals who are proud to have found their sweet spot in Colorado’s gorgeous high country.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Grand Lake

Like many of Colorado’s mountain towns, Grand Lake has a sub-alpine climate, and long stretches of very cold weather. On sunny summer days, temperatures can run as high as 100 degrees Fahrenheit, but drop tremendously after dark, sometimes as low as freezing. The rest of the year, Grand Lake experiences mild to cold temperatures, averaging in the 30s and 40s during the day, and again dropping to much colder temperatures after sundown, often bottoming out to single digits in the winter. Snow is ever-present in all but the summer months. From October through April, Grand Lake can see as much as 20 inches of snow in a single month, creating a winter wonderland for fans of skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports.

Top things to do in Grand Lake

Grand Lake

Synonymous with the town, the state’s largest, deepest natural lake is truly grand. It’s accessible via a few public inlets spanning its perimeter, and there’s a sandy beach at Gene Stover Lakefront Park near the marina. To take in the views without the beach crowds, head to the boardwalk at picture-perfect Point Park.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park is a major destination year-round, especially in the warmer months when camping, biking, hiking, and fishing bring visitors from all over the country. There are more than 300 miles of trails throughout the park, including the epic Trail Ridge Road, which crests at 12,000 feet.

Shadow Mountain Lookout

A quick 10-minute drive south of town, Shadow Mountain Lookout is a three-story patrol cabin built in the 1930s to serve Rocky Mountain National Park, and is the only surviving fire lookout of its kind. Its elevation at the base of Shadow Mountain provides intermittent views of Grand Lake, which makes it a popular day hike destination from the Grand Lake East Shore trailhead on the southwest corner of the lake.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there family-friendly cabin rentals in Grand Lake?

    Grand Lake has more than 30 family-friendly cabin rentals. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • How much does it cost to stay in house rentals in Grand Lake?

    Experience the best of Grand Lake with our house rentals, starting at about $170 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly cabin rentals in Grand Lake?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Grand Lake. Choose from more than 40 cabin rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • Are there cabin rentals with a dedicated workspace in Grand Lake?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 20 cabin rentals in Grand Lake featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Do house rentals in Grand Lake have wifi?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 house rentals with wifi in Grand Lake. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do house rentals in Grand Lake have a bbq area?

    Absolutely! We offer over 50 house rentals with a bbq area in Grand Lake. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

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