Rapids Lodge

210 Rapids Ln Grand Lake

Grand County Historical Association
Written By Grand County Historical Association

Rapids Lodge

“John Lapsley Ish built the Rapids Lodge in 1915 after a stint as a miner. He was one of several minors who came in search of gold and silver and stayed after the mines close to build the Grand Lake community. In addition to his transportation services, laps, as he was called, developed sawmills that provided local lumber. Later he built Middle Park Auto in Granby. Rapids Lodge was the first hotel to have running water, electricity, and heat. Laps Ish provided these elements using his own water-powered generator on the North Inlet or Tonahutu Creek. Today's guests overlook the rapids of North Inlet as they dine.” ‘Go Grand,’ Kristi Martens

Go Grand Tours: Grand Lake

Rapids Lodge

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