Pine Creek Cookhouse

Pine Creek Cookhouse

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Hours
Sun
11:45 AM - 1:45 PM6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Mon
11:45 AM - 1:45 PM6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wed
11:45 AM - 1:45 PM6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thu
11:45 AM - 1:45 PM6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fri
11:45 AM - 1:45 PM6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Sat
11:45 AM - 1:45 PM6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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About
Aspen’s legendary restaurant, the Pine Creek Cookhouse, is nestled at the base of the Elk Mountains. Alpine gourmet food featuring wild game and fresh fish is brought to life with organic, locally-sourced ingredients. From field to stream our chefs prepare cuisine made from scratch every day.
CUISINES
Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles381 reviews
Excellent
238
Very good
57
Average
29
Poor
30
Terrible
28
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Zoe F
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 family
What can I say? The sleigh ride is cold but so magical in the mountains. The absolute most perfect way to travel to Christmas dinner. To note, we are at the 1.30pm seating. The guides both up and back were fantastic. The venue is outstanding. I was worried about it being too ‘fancy’ and ‘quiet’ for our five year old but we were greeted with Colorado hospitality and a buzzing environment! Instantly I relaxed. The food, albeit not a traditional meal, was delicious and more than enough. We left stuffed and had to cancel our later meal reservations as we could not eat a thing. Our waitress was pleasant and although she was kept busy, we were not waiting for anything. Sometimes, how you treat people is reflected in how they treat you. For a family of four with tip and sleigh ride, drinks and meals, it cost roughly $400 USd. An experience we felt was worthwhile and one we will never forget. We hope to return again.
Written April 25, 2020
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Diane W
Scottsdale1409 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
The most memorable thing about the evening was the sleigh ride to and from the restaurant. It was definitely cold, and the thin wool blankets were not quite large enough nor warm enough. However, it was wonderful to ride in the open air under a full moon, with the shadowy outlines of the mountains around us. As for the dinner….. The food was good (although not remarkable), and portions were generous. The service was lackluster. When asked about some of the menu items, we got a regurgitation of what the menu said. Our cutlery was removed after the first course and not replaced. One of the wait staff told us about dessert and 30 seconds later someone else came to the table to give us the same information. Does that fact that a 20% service fee is included in the bill impact service? The interior of the restaurant is upscale rustic.
Written January 16, 2020
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Wayne M
Kansas City43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 couples
We found this place after doing the Ashcroft Ghost Town. We had already ate so we decided we would try it out the following day. Make sure to make reservations because it is a 25 minute drive up Castle Creek Rd. and you will not have cell reception to look for other options until you get down to the base of the mountain. Onto the food!!! During the summer months they do a 3 course meal with a variety of selections to satisfy anyone. My wife and I started with the house salad which consisted of Organic Greens, Apples, Candied Pistachios, Dried Cranberries, Cambozola Cheese, and Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette. It was a nice light salad to get you ready for the second course. After the salad we decided on the Ruby Red Trout with Corn Succotash, the house specialty. My wife got the Kurt Russell’s burger. Both dishes were well seasoned and tasted delicious. The last course was dessert that consisted of Apple Crisp and a chocolate brownie. We would highly recommend going with the brownie, it was a good compliment to finish off the meal. If you are planning to see Ashcroft you should take time to eat at Pine Creek Cookhouse for the food and the views.
Written July 25, 2020
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Stacey S
Aspen188 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 none
Went there for lunch today, you have no choice but to order the 45 dollar prix fix, so I basically got a very bad, tasteless hamburger with a decent salad and a mediocre dessert for 45. Last time I went the burger was great but they have changed the supplier to a much lesser quality. My friends trout was tough and tasteless. Just BAD and expensive.
Written September 17, 2020
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John W
Thanks for visiting our ski area and restaurant at the base of the spectacular Elk Mountains. Our cross country and snowshoe trails span miles, the sleigh ride is considered one of the most beautiful in the world, and the restaurant has received accolades from across the globe. We are a remote mountain resort requiring: trail grooming machinery/manpower; sleigh equipment/manpower; horse feed/care 24/7 all year; ski/snowshoe equipment constantly upgraded; and ski guides/servers trained for emergencies. Provisions travel 12 miles from town, then moved to a snow cat for a 2 mile journey to the restaurant. Our ingredients are the finest available and food reviews do not correspond to your evaluation. Not sure how the pandemic has affected your business, but for us, reduced capacity has impacted revenue, however, the understanding/support from customers has been overwhelming regarding what we charge...that also helps maintain the area. We find your comments hurtful to our hard working staff, many with families, that have continued to serve the public during these challenging times. John Wilcox Owner
Written March 13, 2021
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Fernando
Miami2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 friends
The location and the experience to get to and from the restaurant is a 5 out of 5 but regrettably the service and the food was a 1 out of 5 based on a basic price/quality scale, given how pricey the restaurant is (we were 12 people and paid $365 per person!!!). It is a pity that having such a great site, the management is not willing or able to get the service and the food up to site and the price. When the bill came there were significant mistakes in it that increased the cost significantly. Those mistakes were corrected but nothing was done with regards to our complain about the service and the food (10 out of 12 people didn’t like their entree. We have been at the restaurant on other locations and the experience was overall satisfactory. Not this time though and I don’t get why food/service has deteriorated so much
Written February 1, 2022
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Rob C
Hahei2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
Top location, great venue. Pity about the service and food. The location/setting and decor of the restaurant has it all and is worth the extra. The food and service let this experience down. The role of a waiter is to rather to advise politely, not criticise. I guess with a fixed service charge the driver for good service is removed.
Written March 11, 2020
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Hope C
Boulder37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 family
We ate here based on a friend’s recommendation and it lived up to our expectations. Definitely make a recommendation and allow enough time to make the drive. We ate on the patio and it was a spectacular view and atmosphere. (Blue Colorado skies, bright sunshine, a lovely breeze.) Lunch is prix fixe and, between us, we had the chicken vegetable soup, salad, hamburger, crab cake special, and the brownie dessert. It was all excellent! The service was great, paced for a relaxing lunch. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience and would recommend it to others.
Written August 13, 2020
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timetoride
Glenwood Springs44 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 business
So disappointed in this establishment. Our office planned our annual Christmas luncheon. We chose Pine Creek as we have done it in the past snd had great food and fun. This time a blizzard hit the Roaring Fork Valley. High winds and multiple car accidents up and down the valley. The highway closed in numerous areas. We had to cancel as the risk was extreme. The Restaurant charged us the full amount of the reservation for 10 plus 20% gratuity. We tried to work with them, to reschedule. We wanted to rebook. Their comment was their people showed up so we should have. (The manager was very nasty.) We were coming from 50 miles away down valley in a blizzard, not a few miles out of Aspen. We will NEVER book there again. Thanks for nothing Pine Creek.
Written February 23, 2022
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Sona_G81
Redwood City358 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 none
Gorgeous location!! We made reservation few weeks ahead for a 3 course meal. Per instructions on their website we decided to park at the Ghost town and do the hike to the restaurant. It was a fantastic hike right by a creek with amazing landscape views. It took us about 1hr 45 mins with many stops for photos. Once we reached the restaurant, we were placed on the patio and eating lunch with views of mountains and alpine flowers was a bliss. Folks are friendly and food is super delish. The only thing is PLEASE ask for allergens if you have issues. We asked about presence of dairy at the beginning of the first course & was told that the soup was dairy free. We forgot to ask for our 2nd course. For 3rd course we opted for fresh fruits. Afterwards we had massive stomach pain. I am not going to take any stars off for this restaurant since I think I should have repeatedly asked them about allergens. On the flip side, given so many allergies in the US, its surprising that restaurants do not publish ingredients /allergens on menus.
Written September 13, 2020
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AdomGadol
Aspen87 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 none
We stopped by for lunch this past summer after a nearby hike. We've been going at least once per season for years and this was the first time we were ever disappointed. The fixed lunch menu would lead one to think they would be able to absolutely nail the quality of the few things one could chose from...nope, not a one. The salad was tiny, limp and overdressed and the soup was half a cup and cool and the entrees were both also meager in quality and quantity. It was unclear the entire time who our server was but nearly every person that stopped by eventually to provide service seemed to resent it. Until we hear something significant has changed, this place - however stunning the setting - is off our To Do list in the area.
Written October 15, 2022
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mark
Washington DC1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 family
3 steak sandwiches for lunch for $54 each (incl the mandatory 20% service charge) and a 3 year old getting chicken tenders for $30. It was a weekend lunch and the place was mostly empty - with good reason. For Aspen types who think setting a match to money is fun (and think they’re frugal when they use a $50 bill instead of a Benjamin) it probably works. Otherwise, bring a picnic for the beautiful hike from Ashcroft up to Pine Creek.
Written July 31, 2023
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Nancy D
Avon76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 none
Yearly in the fall we drive up to Ashcroft to view the changing colors of the aspen tees, and stop for lunch at the Pine Creek Cookhouse. We sit outside under protection from umbrellas to soak up the beauty that surrounds this quaint restaurant, and enjoy a delicious selection from the foods offered, There is abundant seating inside as well as on the wrap around patio. The service is friendly and the prices are reasonable. This is our favorite spot for lunch in the fall! Try it out!
Written October 11, 2020
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Sharon M
Black Mountain41 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 couples
The setting is beautiful and we sat at one of the few inside tables that actually have a view. The male server that approached our table was extremely rude to the point we almost left. However they require a hefty fee upfront so we chose to stay. The drive out there is quite long and we were starving. Keep in mind we were one of about 3 tables seated at 6 on a weekday so no big crowd. Loud rock and roll was blasting and he immediately wanted to know our alcohol order. We said we needed a minute to familiarize ourselves with what they served. The server scoffed and explained that most customers had already looked at the choices online. Fortunately the female bartender took our order. The food was mediocre at best, pricey and sides not as described. This was truly one of the worse dining experiences in all our years of traveling.
Written October 14, 2022
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jasoncrh
Abu Dhabi439 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 none
I was here last night and just wasnt into it. It was a neat experience, showing up at some house then either skiing or taking a sleigh ride to a remote cabin for dinner. We did the sleight ride and it was fine, but the novelty wore off in the freezing cold after 5 minutes. Though the views were pretty, I admit. Dinner was fine enough, but honestly there was nothign special about the food. One of my friends had the soup for her starter and the size was laughingly small. I had the salad which was fine and then I had the trout which is one of their specialties. Honestly, it was dry and nothing special. the cheesecake dessert was kind of a joke - small and flavorless. The decor was cute enough but they had on loud annoying music that just didnt go with the theme of the place. At the end it felt like they were rushing us out to get to our sleigh. Honestly, for over $300 a person all in (meal, sleigh ride, drinks, tip), I was pretty disappointed. Maybe I'm missing something, but mediocre food, indifferent service, etc, arent worth $300++ to me.
Written February 27, 2023
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Janet E
Cape May52 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 family
We always love going up to Pine Creek Cookhouse. The views are spectacular as is the setting. We enjoyed cocktails on the patio and then went inside for the meal. The specialty on the menu was an Elk Chop for $72. The steak was over $50. The appetizers were really good, smoked trout spread, salads & a delicious tomato basil soup. We were a party of 8 and the consensus at the end of the meal was that the steak and the elk chop were very underwhelming and way over priced. We talked about maybe returning one day but would only have cocktails & appetizers. I hope the owners will take note of this review and do what can be done to improve the main courses so that we can continue to enjoy the experience.
Written July 16, 2022
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