The Swiftcurrent Lodge is located on the 'old' road, the original entrance, into Rocky Mountain National Park, which traveled to Trail Ridge Road and on over to Grand Lake. This road was closed in 1959 after the construction of Highway 36 going into the National Park.
The garage and the building next to it were built in 1921. The building next to the garage which now comprises Cottages 9, 10 & 12, used to be Mark's Grocery Store and Texaco Gas Station. At one time, the garage housed stables, a tea room and an ice house.