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Game Creek Club

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American, French, Contemporary
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278 Hanson Ranch Rd, Vail, CO 81657-3610 (E Lionshead Circle)
970 479-4280
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Kilgore, Texas
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything about Game Creek was outstanding. Food, ambiance, view, staff, everything. We had a wonderful time riding the gondola up and back and then spending a very relaxing time at the restaurant taking in all that it had to offer. Will most definitely go back the next time we are in the area.

Thank Sammy Y
Tampa, FL
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would give this place 6 stars if I could. We visited Vail in August and hiked up the Berry Picker trail to this restaurant for brunch. I strongly recommend making a reservation. We arrived just before it opened and were taken to a table under the beautiful sunshine. The restaurant quickly filled up within about 30 minutes. For $45... More 

Thank StellaV
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198 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is so fun and different! You take the gondola from Vail to the top, then get a van to go on a dirt road to a cluster of europeanesque buildings in the middle of nowhere with deer grazing all around you. And long long range mountain views with hawks circling overhead. Entering the restaurant the staff is at the... More 

Thank AtlantaLadybugBarb
Barrington, Rhode Island
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view....unmatched! The food....excellent! Wine list....terrific! And the staff,headed by the ever present and caring Dave Alt,the best! If the gondola scares you,make other arrangements to get there......it would be well worth the effort.

Thank Tony101H
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Sunday brunch on top of the mountain is a real treat!! first the gondola ride up the mountain to the top at Eagles Nest. Then we are picked up by the game creek van and taken to the magnificent club house overlooking the back bowls of Vail. You can eat outside on the deck or inside the dining room. Brunch... More 

Thank Carolyn C
Saint Louis, Missouri
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129 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

This is up the gondola and through the woods in a van (arctic cat in winter). Some of the best views I have every experienced. The dinner is a prefix meal. Menu is fit for foodies - not my thing. My wife loved it. Great service, but a little slow. Our group was very happy with their meals and service.... More 

Thank James M
Houston, Texas
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Our experience at Game Creek was phenomenal! The view is spectacular but there is so much more to this place... The service was truly exceptional... The sommelier was friendly and very knowledgeable.... He picked out a perfect bottle for us. The servers were on point, could not have asked for better service. The food was delicious. I definitely recommend this... More 

Thank Erin D
Avon, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

Enjoyed the Sunday brunch with family celebrating a birthday. The entire package was extraordinary. Loved taking the gondola to the top of the mountain - then a traverse in a bus...finally arriving on the side of the Oozo ski run to arrive at this Alpine Chateau. LOVE the interior....(please don't ever renovate to "mountain modern") - very cozy and beautiful.... More 

Thank hjgoetze
Vail, Colorado
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Incredible dining experience at Game Creek Restaurant, nestled at 10,300 feet on Vail Mountain. Take the gondola ride up and meet the shuttle to the restaurant where you will be treated to sensational mountain vistas and dine on the Chef's gourmet tasting menu or a delicious Prix Fixe menu or enjoy the simpler deck menu and a beverage. All are... More 

Thank ba1234cw
Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We visited this restaurant this past week in July of 2016. We booked 6:30 PM reservation so that we would be there at sunset -- and I'm glad we did. It was gorgeous. From the gondola ride up and back -- several deer along the way -- and a tasty 5 course tasting menu and meeting the chef -- it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
American, French, Contemporary
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 278 Hanson Ranch Rd, Vail, CO 81657-3610
    (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
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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