WELCOME TO THE GRAND MESA LODGE
Experience adventure and relaxation at our mountain paradise on the Grand Mesa, Colorado, the largest flat-topped mountain in the world. Situated directly on Island Lake at an elevation of 10,500 feet, we welcome you to enjoy endless activities and untouched beauty in this pristine wilderness year-round.
With an average annual snowfall of 420 inches (35 feet) the Grand Mesa has epic snow for your adventures. Explore hundreds of miles of trails right from your doorstep, or join us for a guided snowmobile ride. Learn more by clicking here.
Skiing and Showshoeing
Want to explore the forest amidst the brilliant snow and crisp air of the alpine winter? Strap on your cross-country skis or snowshoes, and hit the trails right from the Grand Mesa Lodge. We are pleased to offer showshoe rentals at the lodge to all guests. We are also just a 25 minute drive from Powderhorn Ski Resort, where you can enjoy downhill skiing.
Fishing and Boating
We are located on Island Lake, the largest lake on the Grand Mesa, perfect for fishing and water sports. Island Lake is home to several species of fish, including rainbow, cutthroat, and brook trout. We are pleased to offer boat and paddleboard rental to our guests, you can see details by clicking here.
The Grand Mesa boasts hundreds of miles of mountain bike trails, including the Palisade Plunge, the longest dedicated mountain biking trail in the USA. We are pleased to offer Fezzari e-bikes to rent to our guests to enjoy the beautiful trails, you can see more details by clicking here.
There is no better way to savor the tranquility and beauty of the Grand Mesa National Forest than to immerse yourself in it with a hike. The endless hiking trails of the Grand Mesa abound in spectacular views. The trailhead for the famed Crag Crest Trail is just a half mile down the road, and we would be happy to point you to more amazing trails to enjoy nearby.
Want to relax and enjoy the mountain scenery from the comfort of your own car? The Grand Mesa Lodge is a perfect destination, as we are located on the 62-mile Grand Mesa Scenic Byway, winding its way through some of the most beautiful scenery in Colorado. Also don't miss the Lands End Observatory, located just a short drive from the lodge, where you can feed chipmunks while enjoying expansive views of the San Juan mountains to the south and the La San mountains of Utah to the west.
Stay With Us
Leave the world behind and stay in one of our rustic cabins, nestled in the Grand Mesa National Forest, steps from Island Lake. All cabins feature a fully equipped kitchen, full bathroom, campfire ring, picnic table, and charcoal grill. We also have a one-bedroom lodge suite and two RV sites available for our guests.
Eat With Us
Relax on top of the world at our Hungry Moose restaurant and bar, open from 11 am to 8 pm every day. Enjoy stunning views over Island Lake while enjoying delicious favorite such as burgers, pizza, chili, and sandwiches, as well as a full bar. Grab and go breakfast options are also available in the mornings.
Tie The Knot
We would be honored to host you on your special day. We have an outdoor wedding venue, 14 cabins, one motel unit, the main lodge, and the restaurant available to book for your wedding. Please call us at 970-444-1517 if you are interested in learning more.
Enjoy some pictures of natural beauty captured at the Grand Mesa Lodge and nearby!
Hours and Directions
The Grand Mesa Lodge is open every day. Our hours vary from season to season as follows:
Summer (June 1 -Oct 31): 8 am - 8pm
Fall (Nov 1 - Dec 15): 11 am - 6 pm,
Winter (Dec 16 - April 15): 8 am - 7 pm
Spring (April 16 - May 31): 11 am - 6 pm.
We are located at 25861 CO-65, Cedaredge, CO 81413. The nearest airports are Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT - Allegiant, American, Frontier, and United Airlines fly here) and Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ - Southwest, Delta, American, and United Airlines fly here), both located an hour away. Click on "Directions" on the map below to find directions from your location to the lodge.
Grand Mesa Lodge has been welcoming guests and creating memories since 1899. Spencer and Jessica Christensen and Douglas and Anita Hirth are very happy and proud to be the new owners of Grand Mesa Lodge as of December 2021. They will continue the legacy of Grand Mesa Lodge as a warm and welcoming retreat for guests to disconnect, unwind, and enjoy the splendor and majesty of the mountains.
“This is such a magical place! My husband and I loved every second of staying in a small cabin by the lake, playing endless board games, and our snowmobile tour! Absolutely would recommend this to everyone! “
“10/10 would definitely recommend. The food is incredible (the green chili soup is unlike anything I’ve ever had) for a reasonable price. On top of that the staff was extremely polite and on top of it. The chef also came over to say hello to make sure we enjoyed everything which was really nice.“
"Was traveling on my motorcycle today when it started to snow and it decided to stop in here to take a break and boy am I glad I did, call it fate. Had some lunch and had their special which was a shrimp with chicken in a sweet sauce which was absolutely amazing. And in an incredible price as well! Service was amazing and I highly recommend anyone going through this area to stop in here for lunch or dinner!"