Located minutes from Denver International Airport and downtown Denver, the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center opened just a few years ago in 2018 and has been welcoming visitors ever since. Families love the brand’s concept of everything under one roof with an expansive Grand Lodge, offering an abundance of entertainment, attractions, and dining, plus an immersive, upscale water park.
The resort has over 1,500 rooms, including over 100 suites. The property is an excellent launching pad for travelers arriving at the Denver airport; it is also an ideal place to relax at the end of the trip before returning home. It’s less than 15 minutes from the airport.
The property is a one stop shop for family fun. There are eight dining options; a luxurious spa and salon; an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, an artificial river and meandering waterways; and plenty of entertainment options for kids, including movie night.
Food and drink
The property’s variety of dining means families can decide whether they want something upscale and fancy or casual and quick. The service is friendly and the staff go out of their way to make dinner a positive experience.
The establishment offers two local craft beers on tap, Pinyons Pale Ale and Grand Lodge Golden Ale, brewed by Dry Dock Brewing Company.
Kids who eat at the property’s restaurants love the options on its special menu, featuring kid-friendly cuisine with a healthy twist.
Old Hickory Steakhouse is a classic American steakhouse, specializing in premium, dry-aged beef. With hand-selected Black Angus beef, artisan cocktails, artisan cheeses and delicious desserts, this is an upscale dining experience.
Vista Montagne is an Italian restaurant that offers specialty pasta and other Italian dishes as well as a great selection of wines. It is also a great place for a traditional breakfast.
Monte Jade focuses on Asian cuisine, serving homemade sushi and other dishes to share.
For a casual and quick bite to eat, the Arapahoe Springs Bar & Grill is the place to go. Adjacent to the pool, the menu includes burgers, wraps, salads and sweets. They also have an assortment of frozen drinks and cocktails.
The Mountain Pass Sports Bar is a favorite in part because of its massive TV ideal for watching the game. It also serves Colorado-inspired appetizers, burgers, and freshly made salads. Enjoy a great selection of craft beers on tap, national, international and local, as well as cocktails handcrafted by our expert mixologist.
The Pinyons Lobby Bar is a good place to eat and drink in the late evening.
Rockies Marketplace is a take out place offering Starbucks coffee; fresh baked goods, salads, gourmet sandwiches and a variety of snacks.
Spring Break Spa & Salon is a world-class 14,000 square foot European-style spa. Guests are invited to relax by the fireside in the Alpenglow Fireside Lounge, cool off in the Rocky Mountain rainfall shower and crystal clear ice fountain, and indulge in massages, facials, body treatments and skin renewal therapies in one of the 17 treatment rooms.
Arapahoe Springs Resort Pool & Lazy River features a heated indoor pool, heated outdoor pool, 720 foot long lazy river, water slides, private cabanas, and plenty of room to relax and stretch out.