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Game Creek Club

#23 of 107 Restaurants in Vail
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
French, American, Contemporary
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278 Hanson Ranch Rd., Vail, CO 81658-7000 (E Lionshead Circle)
Take Free Vail in-town bus to Lionshead bus stop. Walk through Lionshead to the gondola. Plan to check in at the gondola 30 minutes before your reservation time.
970 479-4280
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view
Description: Reopening June 20th for Summer dining! Game Creek Restaurant is located at...
Reopening June 20th for Summer dining! Game Creek Restaurant is located at 10,300 feet, at the top of Vail Mountain. Enjoy a gondola ride and cozy snow cat ride or shuttle in the summer to an elegant European chalet, where the ambiance is charming and the memories are long-lasting. Renowned for the fabulous view, Game Creek Restaurant features modern American style cooking with regional and seasonal ingredients. The menu is comprised of contemporary dishes and Game Creek favorites. Game Creek Restaurant offers an award-winning and extensive wine list, and personalized service. More than simply a restaurant high above Vail, Game Creek Restaurant has emerged as a true culinary destination. Adults choose from a 3, 4, or 5 course prix fixe menu, and a special 3-course children's menu is also offered. Open for Dinner December through April, and for Dinner and Sunday Brunch June 20th through Labor Day.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Incredible experience for parents and children alike!

We were up in Vail during MLK weekend and had an earlier reservation on Saturday evening to Game Creek. The gondola and snowcat ride up in the snowstorm was incredible. The food and the service was impeccable. This is a must do if you are in Vail during the winter. I will definitely be visiting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were up in Vail during MLK weekend and had an earlier reservation on Saturday evening to Game Creek. The gondola and snowcat ride up in the snowstorm was incredible. The food and the service was impeccable. This is a must do if you are in Vail during the winter. I will definitely be visiting Game Creek again next time... More 

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Florianopolis, SC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Located in the top of the Lionshead Mountain, you have to take a Gondola and ride a snowcat to get to this restaurant. It's a nice place, with a nice staff. I asked a 5 course menu, and it was ok. There was a delicious risotto, but all other courses were just ok. I'm giving 3 stars because I was... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend this place to everyone visiting Vail simply for the experience of it all. Go up for dessert and drinks. The food was good, but not great sadly. However the views are incredible and to get up there you must ride the gondola, then you are picked up by a snowcat. They give you blankets for the ride because... More 

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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Getting to the Game Creek Club is a journey which begins with a beautiful gondola ride to the top of Vail Mountain followed by a ride in a snow cat. Some of the snow cats have a window in them allowing passengers a view of the steep drop off at the edge of the narrow path traveled to/from the restaurant.... More 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner at the Game Creek Club is a very special experience. It starts with the ride on the gondola in the dark followed by the ride on the snowcat. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable, not to mention the wine list which is very good. We had the four course meal, for main we had vegetable dish,... More 

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El Paso
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the most wonderful family experience we have had! The food was so incredibly delicious! The service was impeccable! It was VERY expensive.....but SO priceless....and do not regret it one bit. From riding shotgun in the snow cat to eating monk fish and bison......WHAT an adventure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

This is a special experience from the start as you take the gondola, where you are given a blanket, and travel up the mountain to await your transport in a pistebasher/snowcat. The children and adults were all delighted from the start. The restaurant is in a delightful blading which is beautifully furnished and looks like a traditional wooden lodge. The... More 

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newcastle, australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

We had a great experience. During our ski holiday, my husband, my two children (9 and 7) and myself came here to eat. Night time trip in a gondola and then a snow cat certainly impressed the children. The pre-dinner cocktails were delicious. The lodge is very traditional American mountain style and well done. The food was basically a fixed... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The food is barely average ,the service just adequate the price is ridiculous and it takes forever to get service.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Our entire experience was wonderful. We rode the Eagle Bahn in Lionshead and then took a shuttle to the restaurant. We went early to enjoy cocktails on the deck before going inside to dine. This is a must as the views are breathtaking, especially at sunset. They have patio tables you can sit at and there are gorgeous flowers everywhere.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 278 Hanson Ranch Rd., Vail, CO 81658-7000
    (E Lionshead Circle)
  • Public Transportation: Take Free Vail in-town bus to Lionshead bus stop. Walk through Lionshead to the gondola. Plan to check in at the gondola 30 minutes before your reservation time.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: 970 479-4280

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: French, American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Reopening June 20th for Summer dining! Game Creek Restaurant is located at 10,300 feet, at the top of Vail Mountain. Enjoy a gondola ride and cozy snow cat ride or shuttle in the summer to an elegant European chalet, where the ambiance is charming and the memories are long-lasting. Renowned for the fabulous view, Game Creek Restaurant features modern American style cooking with regional and seasonal ingredients. The menu is comprised of contemporary dishes and Game Creek favorites. Game Creek Restaurant offers an award-winning and extensive wine list, and personalized service. More than simply a restaurant high above Vail, Game Creek Restaurant has emerged as a true culinary destination. Adults choose from a 3, 4, or 5 course prix fixe menu, and a special 3-course children's menu is also offered. Open for Dinner December through April, and for Dinner and Sunday Brunch June 20th through Labor Day.

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