History of Daven Haven Lodge

A part of Grand Lake since the 1930's Daven Haven Lodge has only had 3 long-term owners since its conception, beginning with Lester and Cornelia Piper and Cornelia's mother Mrs. Davis. The main road to Grand Lake was the street in front of the present main lodge, originally made up of a gas station and several small tourist cabins. The original tourist cabins still remain on the back of the property and are used as employee housing. The Pipers and Mrs. Davis owned and operated Daven Haven until 1968 when they sold to Tom and Betty Sowell who continued to build up their clientele and great reputation into the 80's when they left Daven Haven. Tom and Betty bid farewell and the lodge remained closed for a few years and in 1990 reopened with its present owners Greg & Carey Barnes, their sons Dustin & Patrick and their dog Buddie. Now in their 26th season, the Daven Haven atmosphere is still a comforting place to come back to time and time again, with several familiar faces welcoming back our long time guests and greeting our new ones.


Head Hancho Haus

Age: 14 Years.
Hobbies: Fetch, chasing squirrels, walks, swimming and napping
Likes: Humans that give me treats
Dislikes: Humans who don't give me treats 
Home Town: Grand Lake, CO

Buddie Passed July 18th 2020...He lives on in our hearts and with many of our guests and friends.  He is missed every day.

Carey Barnes

Owner , Chef and Wedding Consultant, Owner Stone Creek Catering
Bio coming soon

Greg Barnes

Owner, Bar Manager, Chief Operations Grounds and Maintenance
Bio coming soon

Patrick Barnes & Dustin Barnes

FOH Manager, Bartender, Waiter 2004-Present
Dustin and Patrick were raised working at the lodge.  From bussers from the age of 8 to cleaning cabins, waiting tables, tending bar, office work, and all things it takes to run a family business they are always here to help .