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The Gateway Inn

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Overview of The Gateway Inn

The Gateway Inn

3.0 star property

8.8/10 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
120 Lake Avenue, Grand Lake, CO, 80447

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationAdams Falls Trail7 min walk
  • Popular LocationRocky Mountain National Park14 min walk
  • Popular LocationGrand Lake Marina19 min walk

Room options

About this area

Grand Lake

Located in Grand Lake, The Gateway Inn is in the mountains and in a national park. Grand Lake Marina and Grand Lake Golf Course are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Sharkstooth. Cascades of the Rockies Bookstore and Lilliput Mini Golf are also worth visiting. Enjoy the area's slopes with cross-country skiing and downhill skiing, and don't miss out on the sledding and snowshoeing.

What's nearby

  • Adams Falls Trail - 7 min walk
  • Rocky Mountain National Park - 14 min walk
  • Grand Lake Marina - 19 min walk
  • Ute Trail - 2 min drive
  • Cascades of the Rockies Bookstore - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Granby Station - 22 min drive
  • Denver Intl. Airport (DEN) - 167 min drive


  • Sloopy's Grill - 7 min walk
  • Dairy King - 13 min walk
  • Backstreet Steakhouse - 13 min walk
  • The Hub Coffee And Cones - 16 min walk
  • White Buffalo Pizza - 17 min walk

About this property

The Gateway Inn

Transformed 3-star lodge in the mountains, renovated in 2019
Located close to Grand Lake Marina and Ute Trail, The Gateway Inn provides a terrace, a firepit, and a bar. Active travelers can enjoy hiking/biking at this lodge. For some rest and relaxation, visit the sauna or hot tub, and indulge in a massage.The onsite Italian cuisine bistro, Wild Bear Tavern, features happy hour. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • Free self parking
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), bike rentals, and express check-out
  • An elevator, smoke-free premises, and a TV in the lobby
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the location
Room features
All 36 individually furnished rooms include comforts such as premium bedding and laptop-friendly workspaces, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and air conditioning. Guest reviews speak positively of the comfortable rooms at the property.
Other amenities include:
  • Heating and ceiling fans
  • Egyptian cotton sheets, pillowtop mattresses, and rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • 55-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, refrigerators, and microwaves



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Free RV/bus/truck parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–10:30 AM: USD 6-15 for adults and USD 6-15 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Restaurants on site

  • Wild Bear Tavern
  • Wild Bear Cafe

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Sauna
  • Spa tub

Family friendly

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Elevator
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Meeting room


  • Firepit
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace


  • Massages


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Elevator
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Renovated entire property - April 2019
  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Heating
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels


  • 55-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Free local calls
  • Free long-distance calls
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Window screens

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in fee: USD 25
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: USD 25
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk, lockbox


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.0 per day
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 6 and USD 15 for adults, USD 6 and USD 15 for children (approximately)
  • Early check-in fee: USD 25 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 25 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Luxury Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Mountain View does not have access through an elevator. Guests who may encounter issues with stairs should contact this property in advance to request a room on a floor with elevator service.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Some facilities may have restricted access; guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Gateway Grand Lake
Gateway Inn Grand Lake
Gateway Hotel Grand Lake
Gateway Inn
The Gateway Inn Lodge
The Gateway Inn Grand Lake
The Gateway Inn Lodge Grand Lake

Frequently asked questions

Is The Gateway Inn pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at The Gateway Inn?

As of Feb 8, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Gateway Inn on Feb 9, 2023 start from $99.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at The Gateway Inn?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at The Gateway Inn?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM. Early check-in is available for a fee of USD 25 (subject to availability).

What time is check-out at The Gateway Inn?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for USD 25 (subject to availability).

Where is The Gateway Inn located?

Situated in a national park, this lodge is within 1 mi (2 km) of Grand Lake Marina, Sharkstooth, and Ute Trail. Grand Lake Nordic Center and Grand Lake Golf Course are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Gateway Inn and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Gateway Inn offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Gateway Inn cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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8/10 Good


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very nice room. Will certainly return.

6/10 Okay


Traveled with group
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
The room was a good size and very cozy, however, there was hair on the shower walls, the heat was not on when we checked in. We walked into a 56 degree room which took a while to heat up. There is a piece of the wood floor with yellow caution type tape over it because it is loose when you step on it.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family and small children, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Best place to stay in grand lakes

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with pets
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
love the rooms my second year there great place

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We visit Grand Lake a couple of times per year. This is our favorite place to stay if we do an overnight trip. Its clean, quiet and warm in the winter. The rooms are a nice size and beds are comfortable.

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Staff was kind and helpful, everything was very clean, great view!

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
My kids and I spent a magical Christmas Eve there! We lit up the fireplace and woke up to a magical, gorgeous white Christmas never to be forgotten. Danny at the front desk and Christine the bartender deserve all the kudos, blessings, and brownie points... Danny was so kind, friendly and welcoming. And Christine is an amazing woman who makes you feel like a friend and makes an UNFORGETTABLE blueberry lemon sour! Thank you for a magical stay!

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Love the people. Vet owned, great location, great pricing
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Welcoming and perfect location. Rooms were lovely and spotless.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

8/10 Good


Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022