Week of skiing in Winter Park...any good eats?
- Beach Chick Nov 4, 2009 04:25 PM
Never been and going for a week in Feb...have a full kitchen but nothing like getting off the slopes and hitting up the lodge for drinks and good food before hitting the hot tub..
Any recommendations for me?
Best fare in the Winter Park/Fraser Valley area is at The Ranch Restaurant at Devil's Thumb Ranch in Tabernash (one cross-roads beyond Fraser on US 40). Excellent ambiance. Exquisite food. Fine service. If you go early, there are lovely views of the setting sun against the Indian Peaks to the east. They change their menu seasonally, but you can get an idea from last summer's menu at http://tinyurl.com/y8b8xf9
winter park has a number of decent places to eat, but it's been a while since I have been up there so my memory isn't great. I don't know about fine food (other than Claire's suggestion) but there's smoking moe's bbq, hernando's pizza, and a few other places I can't recall. there was sushi restaurant on the east side of town that was ok and had an incredibly affordable meal deal, but I think they may have closed. carver's has good breakfasts.
Carver's , mentioned by Lurker Dan, has terrific breakfasts and also lunches, tho' you mostly like will have no interest in leaving the mountain for lunch. The Sushi Bar on the north end of town might be the one he referred to. Also, there's Fontenot's (surprisingly good seafood) and an interesting-sounding fondue place in the Gasthaus Eichler.
78786 US Highway 40th, Winter Park, CO 80482