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Pine Creek Cookhouse


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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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.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
American, Steakhouse, Asian, Contemporary, Nepali
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Parking Available
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife, 2 adult daughters and I had lunch at the Pine Creek Cookhouse and we all enjoyed it. My wife absolutely loved eating outside and was so happy and relaxed. The views and the food were excellent, as was the service.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Larry C
Reviewed March 21, 2019 via mobile

Fun experience for the family (two adults and two kids, ages 9 and 11). Kids loved the sleigh ride to the restaurant. The ambience was warm and welcoming, service was fantastic. Nice wine list. Everyone enjoyed their meals - one elk chop, two steaks, and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank mccormd
Reviewed March 19, 2019

The winter experience is special as the road is closed and you take a sleigh led by two enormous horses to and back from the cookhouse. This is expensive but also very high end. We loved it and highly recommend it, especially for a special...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 474kentb
Reviewed March 6, 2019 via mobile

We snowshoed to the restaurant it takes about 40 min. From the parking. We have been there 4 times and have enjoyed it every time. The food is excellent and the setting is beautiful. So worth the visit if in Aspen

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank ccparker2018
Reviewed February 20, 2019 via mobile

One of my friends in laws took him here so he thought we would like it. I wasn't expecting the type of food and level of service we experienced. The food was outstanding and so was the service. Sorry by the name I was thinking...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Berries1
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

We cross country skied to eat lunch at the Pine Creek Cookhouse. You can also get there by horse drawn sleigh as the road is closed to traffic. It’s about 1.5 miles. This was really a special experience! And the food was fantastic! It’s upscale...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Terri879
Reviewed February 7, 2019

Our group of 4 recently took the sleigh ride out to Pine Creek Cookhouse for dinner. While getting to and from the restaurant was a pretty magical experience, everything else was rather lackluster. I also had the chance to visit during the summer for lunch...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Meagan J
Reviewed January 23, 2019

This was an excellent dining experience with one small caveat - the weather. We had the misfortune of going to dinner in a winter storm, so the sleigh ride up was challenging. Once we were in the warm confines of the restaurant, the food was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Xilitla1972
Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

This place is not just about food, it is about gather in family and really enjoy the time together...no WiFi so families get to talk. A gem in Aspen, the decor of the restaurant is awesome, the way you get to the restaurant just makes...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JChasco
Reviewed January 15, 2019

The Pine Creek Cookhouse is not just a pretty spot, it delivered the best meal we had in our two week visit in and around Aspen. Getting there is not simple, but it's worth the effort. Drive or taxi up Castle Creek road, then horse-drawn...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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March 30, 2017|
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Response from Guana46 | Reviewed this property |
Call the restaurant. Like many places in Aspen, they are seasonal. A lot of places close mid to end of October until December.
March 6, 2017|
Response from DownhillSkier67 | Reviewed this property |
I think so but I suggest calling Pine Creek Cookhouse to be sure.
October 15, 2016|
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Response from jpmd2002 | Reviewed this property |
In the winter, you can do sleigh rides around the downtown area. You cannot take a sleigh from Aspen to Pine Creek Cookhouse. The sleigh ride to the restaurant starts at the cross county ski center in Ashcroft and lasts... More
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