If you’ve been following my trip in Colorado, then you’ll remember my friend Gina and I narrowly escaped the flooding in Estes Park by driving over Trail Ridge Road in the Rocky Mountain National Park to Grand Lake, Colorado. Originally we had reservations through Airbnb at a home in Boulder following two nights in Estes Park. I contacted the owner and requested a refund. He wanted to wait and see if the weather improved before issuing the refund. Anyway, we stopped a few times to take photographs and arrived in Grand Lake a couple of hours later. We didn’t have a firm plan of where we would end up for the night, but fortunately the weather was much better at Grand Lake. I saw a sign that said Grand Lake Lodge, historic landmark, so we stopped to check it out. After some haggling with the General Manager over price, we rented a small cabin that was quite rustic. The view from our cabin was unbelievable!
Looking to the left…
And to the right…
It reminds me of a lovely European town. We saw a lot of chipmunks. They’re so darn cute!
Here’s the cabin we stayed in…
Yet another view from the porch of the Lodge…
They have a heated swimming pool and hot tub that we enjoyed later that evening…
We hiked down the mountain or hill (not sure what you call it) to the town of Grand Lake…but I’ll save that for next time!
- Escape from Estes Park via Trail Ridge Road (travelspirit333.com)
- Colorado Duck in Rocky Mountain National Park with Zeb in the summer snow (coloradotravelingducks.com)
- Hikers Stranded in Colorado Rescue Themselves (webpronews.com)
- People rescued by helicopters from Colo. flooding (cnsnews.com)
- Finding Art in the Denver Airport and having fun in spite of being stranded due to flash flooding in the sunshine State of Colorado (travelspirit333.com)
- Estes Park Devastated By Flooding (denver.cbslocal.com)
- Colorado Flooding (tradeshowtom.wordpress.com)
- 2 hikers from Maine walk down Colorado peak (vindy.com)
- Colo flooding prompts evacuation of thousands more (cnsnews.com)
- Flooded Estes Park roads begin crumbling, forcing evacuations (denverpost.com)