Property at a Glance: Daven Haven Lodge
Just steps from the shores of Grand Lake, the cabins of Daven Haven Lodge are good jumping-off points for hiking and biking in Rocky Mountain National Park. But you don’t have to venture far to find outdoor activities. In warmer months, guests can use a horseshoe pit, volleyball court, and campfire ring (must prebook when making your reservation). Each of the cabins has a unique layout, but all feature fully stocked kitchens, clean linens, and furnished patios. You can also choose to stay at the nearby Wildwood Cabins, a sister property.
- Walk to town in five minutes.
- Resident pup: Buddie has lived here since 2007.
- Historical note: Some of the cabins that house employees have been around since the 1930s.
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 stretching all the way to Wyoming.
Grand Lake was named after the largest natural body of water in Colorado, which hugs miles of shoreline. 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.