Kauffman House Museum is located on Pitkin Street and Lake Avenue in downtown Grand Lake, near the western entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. The museum’s collection includes the historic house displays, clothing, furniture, dolls, iron kitchen ware, books, quilts, skis and winter sports equipment, stereopticon photos and more.
The Kauffman House Museum was built in 1892 and operated as a hotel until 1946 by the Kauffman family. The house had several other owners until 1973 when the Grand Lake Area Historical Society purchased the house and restored it as a museum. This hotel, the only remaining log hotel built in Grand Lake prior to 1900, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places because of its log architecture and because its first owner was a typical example of the men who joined the westward movement, drawn by the mining, trapping, fishing and tourist phase of the Grand Lake community and Grand County, Colorado.
Visit the Kauffman House Museum
Directions from Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park (road open during summer only): Take Highway 34 west over Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park to Grand Lake. Turn Left at the entrance to Grand Lake at W Portal Road/Grand Avenue. Turn Right onto Pitkin Street.
Directions from Granby, Fraser or Winter Park: Travel west on Highway 40, and turn Right onto Highway 34 towards Grand Lake. Turn Right at the entrance to Grand Lake at W Portal Road/Grand Avenue. Turn Right onto Pitkin Street.
Directions from Hot Sulphur Springs or Kremmling: Travel east on Highway 40, and as you get into Granby, turn Left onto Highway 34 towards Grand Lake. Turn Right at the entrance to Grand Lake at W Portal Road/Grand Avenue. Turn Right onto Pitkin Street.
Open: 11am-5pm Memorial Day thru August; weekends in September, holidays & special occasions
Admission: Visit grandlakehistory.org for details (not included with GCHA membership)
Location: 407 Pitkin Street, Grand Lake, CO 80447