Shadowcliff Mountain Lodge

Shadowcliff Mountain Lodge is an educational non-profit lodge and retreat center nestled on the western side of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Your Journey Begins at Shadowcliff Mountain Lodge

Shadowcliff is a welcoming, peaceful mountain lodge and retreat center on the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park — just a couple minutes' walk to the charming village of Grand Lake, Colorado.

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Based on 48 reviews
lisa Wander
lisa Wander
August 21, 2023
To call this losge accommodating is incorrect. This place is great and intuitively inclusive may not be the easiest for a wheelchair but the workers will go above and beyond to support everyone that visits. Thank you to Bruce, queen b, pyer, Megan, and everyone who makes this hostel welcome in
Chris Schreck
Chris Schreck
June 8, 2023
I visited Shadowcliff almost every summer as a kid, I've brought my own kid here many times, and I still can't find the right words to describe it. It is peaceful, relaxing, unique, and amazing in every way. We're looking forward to visiting again soon.
August 31, 2021
We made a last minute decision to drive through the Rocky Mts on our way home from Yellowstone, and needed a place to sleep and shower. A guy from another hotel gave me the number to Shadowcliff. Emily was so nice to make arrangements for our late arrival. We had no idea what the area looked like until morning, and were so excited to see the views at first light. Wish we had more time to explore the grounds. I took a few minutes to sit out on the deck to pray and take in the beauty before we departed. Highly recommend this beautiful place!
August 24, 2021
Absolutely everything you could ask for in a cabin type setting. A variety of housing options. Our group stayed in a cabin that had about 8 separate rooms equipped with a bunk and double bed, dresser, window and heater. We had three floors. The bottom was a dining area, full kitchen, two bathrooms on the first and second floor and a spacious 3rd floor with fire place, lots of seating and beautiful views of mountains and the lake. You have wonderful grounds to walk around where you can here the river flowing. And a 5 minute walk into town where you can find an assortment of food and drink options - supporting local businesses. I’ll definitely be making Grand Lake my annual summer retreat.
Caleb Henderson
Caleb Henderson
August 17, 2018
Enjoyed my stay in one of the private rooms at the Cliffside cottage. Stayed for two days in the middle of the week and was the only one in the entire cottage. Still there’s lots of amenities - hiking trails, scenic with wildlife, full kitchen with dishes and cook ware, large dining area, and great views of the town. Very reasonably priced - it’s are not super fancy, but all of the facilities, rooms, and restrooms were clean and the staff was very helpful and friendly.
Devasya Jani
Devasya Jani
June 22, 2018
I stayed at the Men’s hostel for 3 nights. Loved the vibe of this place. Lodge has got all you need after a long day at Rocky Mountains, beautiful location and authentic common area. It’s a great place to meet hikers. Staff was throughout helpful and active to keep the lodge clean. Grand Lake is peaceful than staying in Estes Park in my opinion.
Sie So
Sie So
August 20, 2017
I'm a CDT hiker and stayed the night here. Only $25 for the hostel. Great deal for a Colorado tourist town. This place is huge. Right on the mountain side with a helluva view. The lobby is great and even has a fireplace. The staff gave me free dinner leftovers which was awesome. The only downside is no laundry. There's a nice laundromat in town but it's about half a mile away

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