Grand Lake Area Museums

The Grand Lake Area Historical Society was formed in 1973 to preserve and protect the only remaining log hotel built in Grand Lake prior to 1900, known today as the Kauffman House Museum. In 2009, the Historical Society purchased land and moved the Smith-Eslick Motor Court, which is the focus of the current project called Cottage Camp.

Kauffman House Museum
407 Pitkin Street << View the Map >>
Grand Lake, Colorado 80447
>> Learn More About the Kauffman House Museum

Cottage Camp
725 Lake Avenue << View the Map >>
Grand Lake, Colorado 80447                                                                                                                                                   

>> Learn More About the Cottage Camp Museum

GLAHS Administrative Office
601 Center Drive << View the Map >>
Grand Lake, Colorado 80447

The Historical Society has an Administrative Office between the post office and the Grand Lake Center as an office and work space. It is also available for people to do research with our collections. We invite people to bring in historical information that we might copy to add to information about the Grand Lake area.

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Get directions to the Kauffman House Museum and Smith Eslick Cottage Camp, as well as the Administration Office. See our museum hours, locations and contact information... READ MORE