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Pine Creek Cookhouse

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$$$
American, Seafood, Contemporary
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11399 Castle Creek Road, Aspen, CO 81611
970 925 1044
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11:45 am - 1:45 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:45 am - 1:45 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 124
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 14
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Sleigh Ride with Dinner

Four of us did the sleigh ride up to Pine Creek in -13 degrees with light snow! The food was great and the atmosphere was warm and cozy. The waiters were so-so. We would recommend, but in a bit warmer temps!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
ExpatGirl58
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Chicago, IL
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was definitely a highlight of our trip to Aspen. In winter months there is only one serving per evening. To get to the Cookhouse, you need to first travel to a lodge in Ashcroft. From there all the patrons board a huge sled (equipped with lots of heavy blankets) that's pulled higher up the mountain by two behemoth horses.... More 

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Naples
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We rented cross country skis and skied to the Pine Creek Cookhouse for lunch. Without a doubt, it was the best experience, best view and best lunch we have had on our trip. If you aren't into cross country skiing I think you can take a horse pulled sleigh to the cookhouse. Either way, I highly recommend the restaurant.

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Thank NaplesMyHome
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Four of us did the sleigh ride up to Pine Creek in -13 degrees with light snow! The food was great and the atmosphere was warm and cozy. The waiters were so-so. We would recommend, but in a bit warmer temps!

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Thank ExpatGirl58
Hong Kong, China
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

PCC is a wonderful place to rest your legs after several hours of XC skiing. Compliments to the chefs. We were thrilled to find such flavorful food in a warm and friendly place

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Thank nylonkong
Reno, Nevada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is such a thing as value for money. From Sushi Jiro in Tokyo to Le Meurice in Paris, the dining experience frequently justifies the dizzying cost. And then there is the other end of the spectrum. Words like "smashingly good" or "uber cool" are replaced with "fleeced" and "hosed." So it was at the Pine Creek Cookhouse. The Pine... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for lunch during a snowshoe hike with ACES. Maybe we were just hungry but the food was phenomenal. Get the rainbow trout, this might have been the best thing I had all week! You also get the views which are spectacular, so I'd make a trip if time permits. You can also get here by sleigh if you're... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether you visit in the winter and decide to get to the restaurant by cross country ski, snow shoe, walk or take the horse drawn sleigh or visit in the summer the views and food are just spectacular. We take all of our friends and family who visit us in Aspen to Pine Creek and everyone is simply blown away.... More 

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Thank 1995sb21
Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whatever type of experience you are looking for, as long as it is a special one, will be found at the Pine Creek Cookhouse. The restaurant is located on a unique property in Ashcroft, CO. It is only accessible by sleigh ride, snow shoe or cross country skiing. We usually cross country for dinner with our headlamps and gear for... More 

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Thank alpha1Michigan
Erie, Colorado
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only way to the Pine Creek Cookhouse in the winter is by cross country skiing, snowshoeing or horse drawn sleigh. It's such a unique location, in the middle of nature. We were fortunate enough to have the perfect day: fresh snow, beautiful blue sky and replenishing sun! The meadows were blanketed with deep, untouched, sparkling snow. The cross country... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This is a fun restaurant to go to if you want an adventure along with a good meal. We took the horse drawn sleigh ride through the woods and it was a lot of fun. The food was excellent but a little pricey.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11399 Castle Creek Road, Aspen, CO 81611
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aspen
  • Phone Number: 970 925 1044

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:45 am - 1:45 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:45 am - 1:45 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:45 am - 1:45 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:45 am - 1:45 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:45 am - 1:45 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:45 am - 1:45 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:45 am - 1:45 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?