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Game Creek Club

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278 Hanson Ranch Rd., Vail, CO 81658-7000 (E Lionshead Circle)
+1 970-479-4280
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This isn't exactly cheap, but in my book it's very good value. The food is terrific - real food, served beautifully in sensible sized portions. Service is flawless. Gondola and snow cat ride make it very special. Not a place to take young children, but thoroughly recommended. The coldest part was walking from our accommodation to the gondola.

Thank Waimate01
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dark, starry lit sky, night-time gondola ride up the mountain followed by snow cat transfer with snow billowing past the windows followed by a warm welcome and superb food. We chose the 4 course option- all courses delicious and beautifully presented. Our waitress was very friendly and the sommelier knowledgeable and keen to meet our needs. Our only criticism was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A 3 course meal fill with pleasant flavors, the rack of lamb was cooked to perfection, the Deer delicious and the banana dessert is a most.

Thank Carminecolarusso
Fort Myers, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was not impressed with this . We saved we thought the best for last. Very small menue $99.00 for three course meal per person that was just ok I have had a better meal at Ruth Chris for less The service was spot on . Best thing about it was ride on the cool snow cat up the mountain .... More 

Thank ColleenM23
Hawthorn Woods, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Game Creek Club for dinner the day after Christmas and it was an amazing experience. The fun began with the gondola ride with blankets on a freezing cold night followed by the snow cat just to reach the restaurant, an adventure in itself! Once inside the food and service were outstanding, there was a very extensive wine... More 

Thank Sharon T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saved this restaurant (dining experience!) for a special occasion during our vacation and were completely delighted. The gondola and cat rides are fun (with stunning views and good conversation), and the meal qualified as fine dining. We had the four-course tasting selection, and each course was creative, thoughtfully prepared and perfectly sized (neither too small nor too large). Only... More 

Thank Michael B
Vail, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The whole experience of taking the gondola up to Eagles Nest and then climbing into a snow cat for the trip to Game Creek Club is a blast. The trip back can be especially fun if you drink all your wine. The food is nothing special and it's quite pricey, so just consider the experience as a whole and you... More 

Thank RJ1340
Kilgore, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
American, Contemporary
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining
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: +1 970-479-4280
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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