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Pine Creek Cookhouse

11399 Castle Creek Road, Aspen, CO 81611
970 925 1044
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Ranked #21 of 145 restaurants in Aspen
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $35
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
St. Petersburg, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most romantic times I have had with my wife - and My kids remember this and look forward to this every year. Sure, I'm a food snob. However, the ELK was fantastic. The cheese / meat plate was great, the wine I ordered was reasonable (believe it or not) and good. The staff could not... More

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Austin, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Have been to this restaurant several times. I love it and always enjoy the whole experience. My favorite time to go is during the day so we can soak in the blessing of that view! We went up by horse drawn sleigh once and then walked back down the snow closed road to our car. That was a great meal,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is really a must while in Aspen! It's fun for lunch or dinner, and I highly recommend cross country skiing to the destination. The service is excellent and it's just a fun experience. The food and drink is top notch as well.

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Set in a spectacular high mountain valley/ box canyon at 10,000 feet, surrounded by 14,000 foot peaks next to the ghost town of Ashcroft 15-20 minutes by car above Aspen, Pine Creek Cookhouse is an Aspen institution, and deservedly so. Elegantly rustic, with a sophisticated game-and-fish-heavy menu (e.g. Elk chops; smoked trout; wild game dumplings; buffalo tenderloin; etc), the Cookhouse... More

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

For the first time in my life I donned cross country skis (skis, boots and coaching are all part of the deal) and skied to this log cabin restaurant set in a magnificent unspoiled setting deep in a beautiful valley in the Rockies. A horse drawn sleigh is the only other way to get there. It was worth all the... More

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Montrose, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

An excellent menu complete with gourmet vegan and vegetarian selections and an extensive wine list, this restaurant is in an unique setting deep in a mountain valley and deep in six feet of snow (6 March 2014). The winter season car parking lot is a mile and a half from the restaurant and transportation is by snow shoes or skis... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you want to experience the true Rocky Mountain vibe, then make this restaurant part of your trip. I prefer the lunch experience as the view is really extraordinary. Unless you are 80, infirm, or have a broken limb; then X Country ski or just walk up the road. It is about a half hour walk and a perfect way... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

Ride a horse-drawn sleigh through a beautiful snowy landscape surrounded by 14,000 foot peaks to the welcoming glow of a warmly lit lodge in the middle of a picturesque wilderness. Add a heavy snowfall and a full moon appearing between towering snow-covered peaks as we witnessed last night and you have a night to remember forever.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I agree with the reviews that the travel may not be to everyone's liking. However we found the food and service to be excellent. The trout was excellent. Best I've ever had. My wife had the steak and it was very good. We had a private party there for 90 people and I was amazed the timing and delivery of... More

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I doubt I will ever come back here. The skis I was given were poor. I was alone on a trail for quite a long time in the darkness with a headlamp, on a cold snowy windy night, given unclear instructions on where to go .After a while, an employee passed me saying he had to "leave to go get... More

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