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Gold Hill Inn & Blue Bird Lodge

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American, Contemporary
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401 Main St, Boulder, CO 80302-9763
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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful view as you drive up and back from the Gold Hill Inn! You're not moving very quickly : ) so you have plenty of time to enjoy the views and stop to take some gorgeous photos. The people at the Inn are delightful - very friendly and service was good. The meal was okay - one of... More 

Thank CMiller11717
Baltimore, Maryland
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my second visit to the Gold Hill Inn and I enjoyed it just as much as I did 4 years ago. As it was a special occasion my brother and I opted for the 6 course meal and it did not disappoint and you can't beat the price. The half avocado with marlin was a refreshing starter, followed... More 

Thank Jane S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Went here for Mothers Day buffet with my granddaughter. We had the last seating of the afternoon which may have something to do with my disappointment but they assured us the buffet would be plentiful as they kept everything up between the afternoon and evening seatings. (2 hours) We were served appetizers, salads and dessert at our table and the... More 

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Arvada, Colorado
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196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Dine in a log building that dates back several decades. The drive up to the Inn offers spectacular views. The food is delicious and seasonal. We tend to make an annual trip every October for beautiful Fall views and sometimes early snow.

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I have been going to the Gold Hill In since the 1970s. The quality and service are exceptional. The family recipes are delicious. I would recommend it without reservation for a wonderful evening. Often there is entertainment so guests can stay after dinner to hear live music. Brian and Chris are two of the children of the founders and take... More 

Thank Carol M
Boulder, Colorado
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

This place is a Boulder institution. Very cool log cabin vibe, great place to have a beer and hear some live music. The restaurant, though, is highly overrated. It's a fixed menu, and you can choose either 3 or 6 courses. 3 would be enough, not because of the quantity, but because it's just nothing special. Not bad, just not... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The Gold Hill Inn is a place that is set back in time, the town was one of the first gold mining towns in Colorado. The Inn takes you back to the 1800's when this town was born . The drive up to the Inn is worth the time, the views are priceless . Next , the food is in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Let's just say this is an overall sensory experience that starts down in Boulder. The drive up thru Sunshine Canyon and around the mountain to Gold Hill is just beautiful, especially at sunset. It is paved about 2/3 of the way up but the unpacked road is wide and well maintained. You arrive in Gold Hill which must have been... More 

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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119 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is destination dining at its best. We could not get a reservation for the dining room although the maitre d' tried and was very apologetic. We ate in the bar area which was very welcoming. Live music from 5-7 on Sunday night! The bar menu had some of the best things from the main dining menu and was perfect... More 

Thank Granitestater87
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321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Same old drop-dead-gorgeous scenery, great service (as long as you are respectful in return), and I love the fresh, innovative "mountain" cuisine. Note: rainbow trout just sounds cool - but it's usually no-big-deal-fish. Here, it's something special - try it if you like fish in general. The drive to/from is a hoot. Roads much better now than 40 years ago.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Main St, Boulder, CO 80302-9763
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: 303-443-6461

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?