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Gateway Inn - Grand Lake, CO

Colorado Mountain Lodge

What You Get

View local health guidelines for travel here

  • Stay for two in a king room or king balcony room, or four in a double-queen room

Masks are required in public unless eating or drinking. The property is using special industrial disinfectant for a 45-second kill on surfaces. Every housekeeper is taking extra precautions with masks and gloves.

Hotel at a Glance: Gateway Inn

Located 1 mile from the western entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park, the Gateway Inn occupies a tranquil spot in Colorado’s high-country wilderness. The inn is a true family-run business—owners Tom and Debi designed and built the wooden lodge in 1999. With Rocky Mountain National Park surrounding the inn on three sides, it’s easy to connect with the great outdoors during your visit.

  • Handmade log furniture can be found in each individually decorated guest room.
  • When it’s warm outside, you can go hiking, biking, fishing, or golfing.
  • Watch the sunset over nearby Shadow Mountain Lake from the inn’s back porch.
  • Relax: with a dip in the onsite hot tub (currently unavailable) or by lounging on the newly remodeled deck with fire-pits and mood lighting. Dinner is also available to be served on the deck.
  • Grab a bite at the full-service O-a Bistro offering dinners full of locally sourced and seasonal ingredients.

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. Grand Lake’s historical boardwalk evokes the Old West with rustic saloons, art galleries, and horse-drawn taxicabs.

Other Details

Room Details

King Room

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

King Balcony Room

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Double-Queen Room

  • Two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 4

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.–8 p.m.; please call property ahead of time for check-in instruction if arriving after 8 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property.
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: not available


  • Deck with fire pit tables
  • Electric bike rentals (additional fee applies)
  • Lounge with specialty drinks
  • Restaurant
  • Hot tub (currently unavailable)
  • Sauna
  • WiFi access
  • Boat and snowmobile parking area

Fine Print

  • 72-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 18+ to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • please call the property ahead of time for check-in instruction if arriving after 8 p.m.
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability
  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.

About Gateway Inn

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: Denver International Airport (DEN; 125 miles)
  • Distance from Denver: about 101 miles
  • US 34 Trail Ridge Road is closed October–May. Recommended driving route is I-70 West bound to Exit 272 - US 40 Empire/Granby to US 34 Grand Lake.

Customer Reviews

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Lourdestop reviewer helpful reviewer
34 ratings10 reviews
January 10, 2022
I absolutely loved everything about my stay here. The inn and room were so clean and i love the decor. I loved the hardwood floors balcony. The view was breathtaking. In the morning it was a little windy and snow was blowing off the roof. It looked and felt like we were in a snow globe. It was such a perfect little spot. The town was super cute. Loved the shops and everyone was so nice.
1 ratings1 reviews
January 7, 2022
5 ratings1 reviews
December 25, 2021
Awesome Place.
kennethtop reviewer
15 ratings7 reviews
November 18, 2021
nice balcony, beautiful log furniture, pleasant fireplace and extremely clean
1 ratings1 reviews
November 14, 2021
Great stay! Gateway Inn was beautiful, the staff was absolutely amazing, Alex and DJ are the best and the town locals were great to chat with!! Definitely going back!
israelhelpful reviewer
9 ratings3 reviews
November 11, 2021
Loved the decoration and faux colorful fireplace!
2 ratings1 reviews
November 10, 2021
Nice clean quiet. I book the villa for Christmas. It’s not modern by any means but I love the cabin feel
Teresatop reviewer helpful reviewer
68 ratings48 reviews
November 10, 2021
The log furniture was unique and the view was absolutely spectacular!
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