††††††† Welcome to the historic
"Kickapoo Lodge" in Grand
The property was purchased from the Estate of Dorothy "Nursie" Young, who owned the property from 1951
until her death on July 2, 2000.
Ms. Young, known to her friends as "Nursie",
was a nurse who served as First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps
during World War II, from March 3, 1941 to February 4, 1946. One of her
major accomplishments was featured in the recent movie "Pearl Harbor" when they showed one of the
nurses using lipstick to record which of the injured had already received
morphine. When Nursie was confronted with
numerous patients who had been injured and she had no way of telling
which had already received morphine, she pulled her lipstick out of her
pocket and put a "M" on their foreheads so that they would not
receive an overdose thus possibly killing them. When the war ended, she
became the school Nurse for all Grand County Public Schools. Later, she
purchased, managed, and lived at Kickapoo Lodge with her husband, Fred
Nursie was a member of numerous veterans'
organizations, including the Pearl Harbor Survivors. Over the years, many
fellow survivors from all over the country visited "Nursie" at Kickapoo Lodge and enjoyed annual
reunions. Each year, Nursie was included in the
Grand Lake Memorial Day Parade.
will be kept as Ms. Young left it, except for some upgrades and
renovations, such as new tubs, showers, sinks, flooring, cabinets, etc...
There are six cabins, of various sizes, which are furnished and include
bedding, dishes, pots and pans, range, refrigerator, garbage disposals,
microwave, oven, dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker, etc. A 28" television
is furnished with each cabin featuring cable, a VCR, and a DVD player.
house, where Ms. Young lived, is called "Nursie's
Lodge". It contains memorabilia from her past as well as some
history of Grand
Lake and local
activities and services. Caretakers are at the Lodge so employees can
borrow books, videos, and other materials or just visit and learn about
local history and activities.
are six new dock slips where guests can tie-up their own boats for use on
Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain Reservoir.
Activities abound in Grand Lake during the summer. Available are
fishing, golfing, 4-wheeling, Jeeping, boating,
water-skiing, miniature golf, hiking, bicycling, renting mopeds and jetskis.† Rocky
Mountain National Park is at the opposite end of Grand Lake from Kickapoo
Lodge. In order to accommodate your dining needs, there are a variety of
restaurants to choose from.† And donít
forget to check out the Rocky
Mountain Repertory Theater (RMRT), a live theatre group that features
several different plays throughout the summer. †Please visit their website for
information on upcoming performances. †Shows sell out fast, so get your tickets