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Tennessee Pass Cookhouse

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American, Grill
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259 County Road 29, Leadville, CO 80461
719.486.8114
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Birthday party

Great food great service great location. In the middle of the mountains Gota love this place. Ian was an awesome server and the Chef rock it with the Lamb and Elk tenders. If ya go to Leadville this is a must go. We will come back in the summer to stay overnight in the yurt.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Tim F
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Canon City, Colorado
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Canon City, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food great service great location. In the middle of the mountains Gota love this place. Ian was an awesome server and the Chef rock it with the Lamb and Elk tenders. If ya go to Leadville this is a must go. We will come back in the summer to stay overnight in the yurt.

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Thank Tim F
Randalst, Public Relations Manager at Tennessee Pass Cookhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for making it up Tim! Glad everyone had a lovely time. We look forward to seeing you next winter or summer! More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Our first visit was a multi-generation family holiday dinner on a snowy night that made the snow shoe trek even more magical. We dressed for skiing and we're glad we did, as we were perfectly comfortable during the 300ft uphill trek. Candlelight dinner of Elk tenderloin and rack of lamb cooked to perfection, and we enjoyed the spiced cider aperitif... More 

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Thank Time2GoGoGo
Randalst, Public Relations Manager at Tennessee Pass Cookhouse, responded to this review

Thank you very much for coming back again & we really appreciate you bringing all of your family up as well. We hope to see you next winter as well! More 

Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We have had Christmas Eve dinner at the Cookhouse for the past 10 or so years. The atmosphere and the food make it the perfect place for a special occasion. Don't let the trek in intimidate you, it is part of the full experience. We've had warm years, cold years, full moons, and no moon, and each trek in is... More 

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Thank Marymo2
Randalst, Manager at Tennessee Pass Cookhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for coming back to dine & visit with us this year! We love having you all up & appreciate you all making the trip to Leadville again! More 

Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

My husband surprised me on my birthday with a stay in the sleep yurts here, and as a part of that he made reservations at the cookhouse as well. Needless to say, I was excited, but not expecting too much out of a yurt cookhouse in the middle of nowhere. But I was wrong! This place was great. Some of... More 

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Thank WhyVonneM
Randalst, Public Relations Manager at Tennessee Pass Cookhouse, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words & we hope you had a lovely Birthday! Please let us know when you come back! Thank you as well for the review we really appreciate the time you took out of your day for us! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Beautiful views from the cookhouse. The food was great, our night was choice of elk tenderloin, stuffed trout, grilled lamb chops, and roast chicken. Staff was very exceptional, from the owners, to waitress (Sarah) and the chef. And save room for homemade, or yurtmade, strawberry-rhubarb pie.

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Thank rjmicheli
Randalst, Public Relations Manager at Tennessee Pass Cookhouse, responded to this review

Thank you very much for joining us for dinner! We really appreciate the time you took to help others get an idea about our venue. We hope you'll join us again! More 

Littleton, Colorado
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

If you're looking for a unique dining experience where you feel like you're on top of the world and the food is out of this world, then Tennessee Pass Cookhouse is for you! Nice easy hike up to cookhouse, followed by stunning views and stellar service make for a memorable experience.

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Randalst, Public Relations Manager at Tennessee Pass Cookhouse, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting us & taking the time to share for others to hear about your experience! We really appreciate it. We hope to see you again More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The view from the yurt is worth a million dollars!! The snowshoe up to the cookhouse is beautiful and helps you work up an appetite. We had a wonderful lunch, bottle of wine, and walked several miles after lunch to work it all off! The service and friendliness of the staff was also much appreciated. If you love the outdoors... More 

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Thank coloradotyedye
Randalst, Public Relations Manager at Tennessee Pass Cookhouse, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment for others. Hoping to see you again this winter! More 

Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This was an anniversary dinner. What a wonderful time and dinner. We snowmobiled to the Cookhouse. Our son and his fiancé skied. Beautiful scenery. Dinner was excellent. Just an enchanting evening. I would not have missed the expierence for anything.

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Randalst, Public Relations Manager at Tennessee Pass Cookhouse, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words! We really appreciate you taking time out of your day to submit a review. We hope to see you back this winter! More 

Denver, Colorado
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89 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Our visit Saturday night was our third time skiing to Tennessee Pass Cookhouse, with our good friends. It was a gorgeous night, with an almost full moon. We arrived a bit early so enjoyed a bottle of wine while watching the sun set. Three of us ordered the elk, which was delicious. I should have ordered that. The appetizer plate... More 

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Thank lovestobike
Randalst, Public Relations Manager at Tennessee Pass Cookhouse, responded to this review

We cannot tell you how much we appreciate you taking the time to review our business! Our standards for preparing and serving foods do comply with USDA regulations and unfortunately fish that is coming into a landlocked state will be frozen. Yes, even WholeFoods receives all of their fish frozen and thaw it out for consumers to buy. When Salmon... More 

Grand Cayman
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

A great place to go as a couple, family or group of friends. Had an easy 1 mile walk in and out with no snow shoes. Upon arriving we entered the yert which was nice and warm, very cozy. The food was great the only disappointment was our waitress who was a bit out of it! There was another waiter... More 

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Thank cosmo189
Randalst, Public Relations Manager at Tennessee Pass Cookhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We have taken your review to heart and have made changes within our staff and continue to strive in having outstanding employees and service. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 259 County Road 29, Leadville, CO 80461
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Leadville
  • Phone Number: 719.486.8114

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 70
  • Cuisine: American, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children

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