Early Tourist Cabins

Grand Lake CO 80447

Go Grand Tours: Grand Lake/Early Tourist Cabins
Grand County Historical Association
Written By Grand County Historical Association

Early Tourist Cabins

“During the early 1900's, visitors could stay in one of several small hotels, set up a tent, or rent a small cabin. Residents built rental cabins on their property to supplement summer income and serve the new tourist industry. With the short-lived mining efforts in nearby Lulu City and other failed mines, it was the beauty of the lake itself that saved the village of Grand Lake from becoming a ghost town like nearby Arrow, Corona, or Dutchtown. For Grand Lake in particular, the economy boomed with summer tourism, as well as the opening of Rocky Mountain National Park. By 1925, residents had built close to 50 homes around Grand Lake. They could rent their adjacent tourist cabins for $10 a week.” ‘Go Grand,’ Kristi Martens

Go Grand Tours: Grand Lake

Early Tourist Cabins

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