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Pine Creek Cookhouse

) #22 of 114 Restaurants in Aspen $$ - $$$ American, , Vegetarian Friendly
11399 Castle Creek Road, Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970-925-1044
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“patty melt” (7 reviews)
“smoked trout” (8 reviews)
“elk chop” (3 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11399 Castle Creek Road, Aspen, CO 81611
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

We've been to Pine Creek a couple of times but this is the first time I have decided to leave a review. The location, building and view are all absolutely amazing. It sits about 1.5 miles past Ashcroft and is surrounded by beautiful wilderness. Unfortunately...More

Thank bmordski
Reviewed 27 August 2015

This restaurant is situated near the top of Castle Creek Road at an elevation near the tree line. The panoramic view of the Elk Mountains is fantastic and well worth the experience. The food is excellent, taking inspiration from Nepalese cuisine, and the wine list...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 18 August 2015

If you are in the Aspen area, DO take a drive up to Pine Creek Cookhouse; the drive is spectacular and the restaurant is memorable. Gigantic log construction with patios and fireplaces. Majestic views of mtns, meadows and forests. Creative menu a little of the...More

Thank palmetto36
Reviewed 11 August 2015

During winter cross country to restaurant for dinner or take the sleigh...in summer great place to go on a bike ride. Beautiful scenery , small L charming delicious food...a wonderful aspen experience . .

Thank Helen A
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Our group of eleven people came after visiting the nearby ghost town for a delicious lunch in a gorgeous setting. We all were pleased with our choices from the eclectic menu. The service was excellent even though the restaurant was full. It was our favorite...More

Thank JB7274
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

I attended a large group dinner here. The beautiful views, cozy ambience, excellent service and delicious food combined to make an exceptional evening. The buffalo tenderloin is highly recommended. The first course Cookhouse salad was also very good. Would love to return in winter and...More

Thank MareO
Reviewed 24 July 2015

We had a picture perfect day to dine outdoors and take in the amazing beauty that surrounded us. I was going to order the trout as it was less expensive, but our friendly waiter suggested that they were known for their salmon, so I decided...More

Thank Eharmonycouple
Reviewed 19 July 2015

We have been here many times winter and summer. Always a treat. Expensive. Game meat is a feature; the buffalo tenderloin was exceptional even though I was wary of it. Nice views. A unique and memorable meal and location

Thank larry w
Reviewed 15 July 2015

when family is in town, we always try to get up to Pine Creek at Ashcroft. This event was for a wedding anniversary; K.C. and Chris knocked it out of the park once again as they helped us set up a memorable afternoon in that...More

Thank richinaspen
Reviewed 8 July 2015

I've been visiting the Pine Creek Cook House at least once a year for the past 30 years. The Alpine setting is beautiful, as is the rusic log facility. The menu is good, as is the food. The wait staff was totally disorganized even though...More

Thank DevourDallas
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are you opened the weekend of October 13, 2017?
30 March 2017|
Answer Show all 4 answers
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.
Are you open the week of June 10, 2017?
6 March 2017|
Response from DownhillSkier67 | Reviewed this property |
I think so but I suggest calling Pine Creek Cookhouse to be sure.
How can we arrange a sleigh ride from aspen? Thank you
15 October 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:45 - 13:45
18:30 - 21:00
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18:30 - 21:00
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18:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11399 Castle Creek Road, Aspen, CO 81611
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aspen
  • Phone Number: +1 970-925-1044
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