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Game Creek Club

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American, French, Contemporary
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278 Hanson Ranch Rd., Vail, CO 81658-7000 (E Lionshead Circle)
970 479-4280
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When faced with a number of dining options in Vail we opted to go up the mountain and try Game Creek again. We were quite happy we did. Sometimes, time passes and new people come into an organization and an entirely different experience is possible. To get there requires a gondola ride and then a bus ride. We opted to... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Ride the Gondola up to the top where they then load you into a snowcat for the rest of the trek to the restaurant. That in itself was a highlight for the kids!! Dinner was good with a variety of wonderful wines. A kids menu too so bring em along. A nice "fancy" dinner as the kids would call it.... More 

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North Reading, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

What a special location - the entire experience is terrific. You ride the gondola up and then get to go the rest of the way to dinner in a snow cat, which is pretty fun. The Game Creek has amazing views - ask for a table by the window - or make a point to have a drink on the... More 

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Woodbury, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

We have eaten there 3 times this season and it has always been amazing. If the gondola ride and cat ride is not enough then you are treated to wonderful meal. We even got our reservation day mixed up but they accommodated us.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Hi everyone if you're searching for restaurants, here is one in Vail. Incredible!!!!. You first get to Vail town and then you go to a gondola after that you ride this cool snow car that I don’t remember how its called, then you get to the restaurant and you have to wait a little bit for them to pass you.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Reserved Game Creek for hubby's birthday. Wow. The entire experience from the gondola to the check in at the top for the Cat experience was so much fun. The family was impressed from the very beginning! Arrival at the cabin was cozy and inviting. Service is impeccable and the food was perfection. I recommend this for a special occasion.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

I wanted to do something special for my daughters birthday so I made reservations at Game Creek. We loved the gondola ride up the mountain looking back at the city behind. Next, the we all really enjoyed the snow cat experience taking us to the club. The bar was inviting and cozy for a cocktail before dinner and then dinner... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Visited with the whole family for dinner. We were the 5.30pm time, so arrived at the gondola by 5pm and signed in. Then enjoyed the ride up the gondola, admiring the views, before climbing into the snow cat for the ride to the lodge. Adults sat in the back and the driver was so nice in asking if the kids... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

great mountain views especially around sunset, be at the eagle gondola at least 30 min before the reservation and to get better sitting ( right side ) in the snow cat...It is meant for fine dining and is not the best place for young children. Even the snow cat ride is meant to just get you there, not a fun... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$25 - $100
Cuisine
American, French, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic
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
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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