Gateway Inn

One- or Two-Night Stay at the Gateway Inn in Grand Lake, CO

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Family-Friendly Lodge near Rocky Mountain National Park

At Rocky Mountain National Park, well-marked trail roads take visitors deep into the heart of the wilderness, where bugling elk gather in open meadows and bighorn sheep scale sheer cliff faces. More than 300 miles of hiking trails provide a closer look at waterfalls and granite mountains, which are mirrored in the sparkling alpine lakes at their bases. Located 1 mile from the park's western entrance, Gateway Inn occupies one of the more tranquil spots in this high-country wilderness.

The inn is a true family-run hotel—owners Tom and Debi built and designed the wooden lodge in 1999, and their daughter Lisa manages the property today. With the Rocky Mountain National Park surrounding the inn on three sides, it's easy to stay connected to the great outdoors during your visit, even if you never leave the lodge. Following happy hour in The Lounge (from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., when you can get domestic drafts for $1.25 a pop), guests gather on the hotel's sprawling back porch to watch the sun set over nearby Shadow Mountain Lake.

Individually decorated guest rooms feature handmade log furniture and private balconies with lake or mountain views. Choose from a variety of different bed combinations to best accommodate your family or traveling flash mob.

Grand Lake, Colorado: Western Gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park

Nestled beneath snowcapped peaks, the town of Grand Lake is known as the Western Gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. The charming village, dotted with quaint cabins and summer homes, sits adjacent to Trail Ridge Road, a 43-mile route that winds through the park, providing glimpses of mountain wildlife and dazzling views that stretch to Wyoming.

Grand Lake was named after the largest natural body of water in Colorado, which hugs miles of shoreline just north of the hotel. Here you can angle for brown trout and mackinaw, or take to the waters on a pontoon boat. About a mile from the hotel, Grand Lake's historical boardwalk evokes an Old West flavor with rustic saloons, art galleries, and horse-drawn taxicabs.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Accommodations for two adults in a balcony room; up to three kids 15 or younger stay free

  • $75 for a one-night stay, valid for Sunday–Thursday arrival
  • $145 for a two-night stay, valid for Sunday–Wednesday arrival

Book by: 9/14/12
Travel by: 10/31/12

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Guest rooms with balconies
  • 1,900-square-foot deck with fire pits
  • Lounge with specialty drinks and games
  • Hot tub and sauna
  • Exercise room
  • Outdoor putting green

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 9/14/12 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 10/31/12
  • Not valid 9/3/12
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Subject to availability
  • 1-night stay valid for Sun-Thur check-in; 2-night stay valid for Sun-Wed check-in
  • $30 fee applies for cancellations 15 days or more in advance; fee up to Groupon price applies for cancellations 14 days or less in advance
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • 9.7% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

  • See all available room types and bed combinations here
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2–5 depending on room
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each guest 16 or older; free for guests 15 or younger
  • Handmade log furniture
  • Private balconies with lake or mountain views
  • Satellite TV

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for $10 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: not available

What It's Worth

Accommodations for two adults in a balcony room; up to three kids 15 or younger stay free

  • $75 for a one-night stay, valid for Sunday–Thursday arrival (up to a $155 value)
  • $145 for a two-night stay, valid for Sunday–Wednesday arrival (up to a $310 value)

Getting There

  • By plane: about 84 miles from Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport (FNL); about 125 miles from Denver International Airport (DEN)
  • By car: about 88 miles southwest of Fort Collins

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