Gateway Inn - Rocky Mountain National Park

1- or 2-Night Stay at Gateway Inn in Grand Lake, CO

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Gateway Inn - Rocky Mountain National Park: 1- or 2-Night Stay at Gateway Inn in Grand Lake, CO

Family-Friendly Lodge near Rocky Mountain National Park

At Rocky Mountain National Park, well-marked trails lead deep into the wilderness, where bugling elk gather in open meadows and bighorn sheep scale sheer cliff faces. More than 300 miles of hiking paths 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, the Gateway Inn occupies a tranquil spot 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. With 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., 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 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 the Old West 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

1-night stay for two in a king or two-queen room

  • Option 1: $59, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $109 value)
  • Option 2: $65, valid for check-in Friday–Saturday (up to a $109 value)

2-night stay for two in a king or two-queen room

  • Option 3: $119, valid for check-in Sunday–Wednesday with a $15 dining credit (up to a $233 value)
  • Option 4: $135, valid for check-in Thursday–Saturday with a $15 dining credit (up to a $233 value)

Policies and Fees

Book by: 10/25/13
Travel by: 11/30/13

  • Blackout dates: no blackout dates
  • Cancellation policy and fees: all cancellations subject to $30 fee. 14-day cancellation notice required or up to Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 9.7% tax not included

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


  • Guest rooms with balconies
  • 1,900 sq. ft. deck with fire pits
  • Lounge with specialty drinks and games
  • Hot tub and sauna
  • Exercise room
  • Outdoor putting green
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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 10/25/13 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 11/30/13
  • Limit 7 per person, may buy 7 additional as gifts
  • Limit 7 per visit.Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $30 fee
  • 14-day cancellation notice required or up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Not valid for 1-King Mtn/Lake View Balcony Fireplace
  • 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.
  • Checkout: 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

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


93% of 136 customers recommend

  • “The location is really good. Staff is very friendly. Enjoyed our stay.”

  • “It is such a beautiful hotel, the staff was so friendly and the rooms were perfect. We had a fireplace in our room which was so nice. The deck off the hotel lounge has a breathtaking view, and we were given free s'mores makings! Wonderful hotel!!”

  • “Gorgeous view!”

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