Destination guide

Dust off the hiking boots for a Grand Lake adventure

Those looking out for Grand Lake vacation rentals are lining themselves up for full range of adventures all year round, with the vivid forests and tumbling landscapes of the Rocky Mountain National Park just a short drive away. Seemingly close enough to touch, they’re not easy to resist. Of course, the charming town of Grand Lake will snare a place in your heart, too. Here, you’ll find lazy lakeside walks, characterful shopping, and intriguing historical landscapes. Plenty to explore and enjoy before you dig out your hiking boots and climbing gear and answer the mountains’ call.


Push the boat out in Grand Lake

As you might expect, it’s all about the lake here. And at 8,000-feet above sea level, with snow-capped mountains shimmering on its surface, Grand Lake is a unique place for a wide variety of water-based activities. Try your hand at canoeing, waterskiing, sailing, or fishing in the summer. Kids will love the paddleboats and the sheltered sandy coves. Then, when the cooler climes of winter roll in, it’s time to pop up the ice-fishing shack, or to fire up the snowmobile and carve a track across one of America’s highest lakes.


Grand Lake’s seasonal splendor never stops

Packing a raincoat is always a good idea for those Grand Lake vacation rentals—this mountain resort town can be washed with bright sunshine or smolder magnificently beneath rainclouds. And that’s just on one summer’s day. The weather is wonderful for mountain hikes in late August and September. In the winter, the Rocky Mountain Park closes for the season, usually until April/May, but Grand Lake still makes a beautiful spot to visit during those snowy months. And for winter sports enthusiasts, the white rush of Winter Park is just an hour’s drive southward.

Natural features

Grand Lake—open the gate to a wildlife adventure

As the gateway to the western Rocky Mountain National Park, stunning spectacles are never more than a stone’s throw away. Many of the most beautiful Grand Lake vacation rentals are found nestled in its surrounding mountains, overlooked by glaciers and razor ridges. The Park’s Trail Ridge Road is drivable from May through October. Take a spin along its winding hairpins and you may see bighorn sheep scampering down slopes, while wolverines, black bears, and lynxes are a rarer delight. And, of course, a glimpse of the mountain bluebird will set most hearts aflutter.


Traveling to and around Grand Lake

The nearest airport is in Broomfield, CO (BJC-Rocky Mountain Metropolitan), located 44.3 mi (71.2 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Grand Lake?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,103 vacation rentals near Grand Lake. From 229 Cabins to 414 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Grand Lake for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Grand Lake?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Grand Lake:

  • Winter Park Ski Resort: 1,303 vacation rentals
  • Fall River Estates: 26 vacation rentals
  • YMCA of the Rockies: 48 vacation rentals
  • Cabins at Porcupine Ridge: 283 vacation rentals
  • Aspen Brook: 37 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Grand Lake?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Grand Lake. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Shadow Mountain National Recreation Area: 302 vacation rentals
  • Kauffman House Museum: 1,490 vacation rentals
  • Grand Lake Beach: 1,491 vacation rentals
  • Grand Lake Area Historical Society: 1,488 vacation rentals
  • Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre: 1,484 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Grand Lake listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Grand Lake?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 229 Cabins in Grand Lake. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Grand Lake include:

  • Houses: 414 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 340 rentals available
  • Cottages: 229 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Lodges and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Grand Lake?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 406 vacation rentals with pool available in Grand Lake. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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