About Lemmon Lodge

About Lemmon Lodge

About Lemmon Lodge - The Beach

In the mid 1900’s, some time after the surge of silver miners, hunters and trappers faded, Grand Lake began to transform into a getaway destination for visitors from around the Midwest and West coast. One such visitor was the soon-to-be famous singer, Judy Collins , who worked at Lemmon Lodge after high school and developed her talents by singing to guests at The Point, as well as in The Main House.

Jenny Lemmon established Lemmon Lodge as one of the earliest vacation accommodations in Grand Lake. Before telephones were common in the area, visitors to The Lodge would mail requests for information to set up their trip to “The Lemmon”. Prior to the development of Interstate 70, guests at The Lodge arrived via Trail Ridge Road and often stayed for a week after their harrowing trip.

Some of the staff and friends at The Lemmon learned to water ski behind Jenny’s Chris-Craft boat, and Jenny made it a point to be the first to ski Grand Lake as soon as enough of the ice had melted. Remembered fondly by those who knew her, Jenny was a caring, hard-working, independent woman, and her homemade pies were a favorite. Lemmon Lodge was originally touted for its sandy private beach. Today the same beach is available to visitors, and offers a relaxing spot to view the lake, as well as offering boat access.

The Point at Lemmon Lodge photographed in the Late 1800’s is still one of the best fishing spots around the lake today. The South-East corner of The Lodge grounds features ‘The Point’, and is one of the premier fishing spots at Grand Lake. Water from the North Inlet, (Tonahutu River), feeds the lake with water from Rocky Mountain National Park. Nutrient-rich water creates a favorite feeding area for fish and gives guests a private location away from the competition.

Lemmon Lodge Point

The Point at Lemmon Lodge photographed in the Late 1800's is still one of the best fishing spots around the lake today.

If fishing is not your thing the grounds also include a number of beach and reclining chairs to relax or read a book, and numerous grills to enjoy some bar-b-que. Lemmon Lodge is also a favorite hangout for some of the area’s moose, often seen lounging around and snacking on trees.

Lemmon Lodge’s five acres features 16 rental cabins with a variety of modern construction, as well as rustic aspects. This exclusive and secluded resort offers a variety of activities including fishing, horseshoes, picnic spots, volleyball, and evenings beside the fire pit. Restaurants, boat rentals, gift shops, grocery stores, live theater, horseback riding, miniature golf, and more are all within walking distance of your cabin.

Come enjoy the best of what Grand Lake has to offer!

Features to enjoy at Lemmon Lodge:

  • Private sand beach
  • Playground equipment for younger guests
  • Fishing
  • Barbeque and picnic area
  • Volleyball court and horseshoe pit
  • Firepit next to the lake
  • Short walk to the town of Grand Lake
  • Boat slip rentals ($35/day dependent on availability) Contact Brian for rental slip (303) 929-6602

Lemmon Lodge Front Entrance