By Blake C From Estes Park and Gunnison, CO Sep 13, 2012
You can stay at the Blue Mesa Ranch on the north side of HWY 50. Its about a mile or two east of the elk creek marina on Blue Mesa reservoir. They have little cabins to rent, then you could eat at the restaurant above the boat ramp at elk creek.
Wanderlust is your best bet if you're headed to the South Rim... if not then you'll prolly be coming through Carbondale, correct? In which case there isn't anything near the North Rim... something in Paonia maybe