Grand Lake Lodge

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Grand Lake Lodge
Entrance to Grand Lake Lodge, Grand Lake, CO IMG 5377.JPG
People on the lodge's steps
Grand Lake Lodge is located in Colorado
Grand Lake Lodge
Grand Lake Lodge is located in the US
Grand Lake Lodge
Location 15500 US 34, Grand Lake, Colorado
Coordinates 40°15′27″N 105°49′30″W / 40.25750°N 105.82500°W / 40.25750; -105.82500Coordinates: 40°15′27″N 105°49′30″W / 40.25750°N 105.82500°W / 40.25750; -105.82500
Architect Franklin I. Huntington
Architectural style Other
NRHP reference # 93000663
Added to NRHP July 22, 1993[1]

The Grand Lake Lodge was opened in 1920 to serve tourists visiting Rocky Mountain National Park via the Trail Ridge Road, completed the same year. Located in Grand Lake, Colorado, the rustic lodge was founded by Frank Huntington and Roe Emery on land owned by the National Park Service at the edge of the park. The resort was affiliated with the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad.[2] In 1963 the lodge owners were able to exchange park inholdings they had acquired for the lands related to the lodge, removing the lodge from the park.

A kitchen fire in 1973 closed the lodge for the next seven seasons, after extensive reconstruction and refurnishing, the lodge reopened in 1981. The lodge and its historic district comprise more than 100 structures, including several smaller lodges and many rustic cabins.[3]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Noel, Thomas J. (1997). Buildings of Colorado. Oxford University Press. p. 456. ISBN 0-19-515247-6. 
  3. ^ "History of the Grand Lake Lodge and Surrounding Area". Grand Lake Lodge. 2008-10-31. 

After being on the market for several years, Grand Lake Lodge was sold in 2010 to a subsidiary of the Regency Hotel Management Company.

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