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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
cross country ski trip

excellent food and service. Beautiful surroundings. Stunned that wait staff doesn't get to keep their tips, just paid an hourly wage. Hope this changes soon as it doesn't seem right or fair.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
coloradmtgirl
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Canon City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

excellent food and service. Beautiful surroundings. Stunned that wait staff doesn't get to keep their tips, just paid an hourly wage. Hope this changes soon as it doesn't seem right or fair.

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Denver, Colorado
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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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Grand Cayman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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YLMCT
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My husband ,24 yr old daughter and I were so looking forward to our dinner here after we read such rave reviews. It was an experience eating in a yurt but my daughter ordered her elk medium rare and it came out well done. It was awful. My salmon was weird tasting and realized why after asking a woman who... More 

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Loveland, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We really enjoyed the very different and unique food at the Tennessee Pass Cookhouse in Leadville, CO. I would recommend sitting at the table for two by the front window if you can - really nice to look out and watch the people and cars go by. The service was really good too!

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San Diego, California
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10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was a really fun to enjoy a meal....a mile+walk up the snowshoe trail, decent elevation gain to ~ 10k', to the dining yurt....with an outstanding view of the surrounding 14'ers and other peaks. Peaceful and beautiful! Especially liked the antique stove in the yurt, still in use. Dinner was very good, service great- a really nice, thoughtful crew. After... More 

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Leadville, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

As one of the most relaxing and get away locations to enjoy with your family and friends this is by far the trip of a lifetime. If you feel you want the most out of the your trip book the sleep yurts that are new to the Tennessee Pass Cookhouse and 20KM of Nordic track experience. Nestled in the trees... More 

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Beaumont, Texas
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

At the end of a 1 mile trek there lies one of the most unique restaurants you will ever experience. The incredible mountain view setting for this rustic/canvass walled restaurant is almost beyond description. The interior of the restaurant is warm and cozy. The Alaskan Salmon Tacos, Bison Burger and Grilled Chicken entrees were well received by our group. The... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The view and the food were awesome yesterday. Bright sunshine, cool but not cold weather! The yurt was warm and cozy. The hike was a bit difficult at altitude but worth it. The food could be pricey depending on what you ordered but the price is worth the experience!

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Woodinville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

A friend convinced hubby & I to join them for this experience & we jumped on it! Guests meet at the Nordic Center, where you choose to either snow shoe or cross country ski the @1 mile to the yurt where dinner is served. The hike is at 10,000 feet, so not something to do on your first day at... 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 0 - 70
  • Cuisine: American, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

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