The Pine Creek Cookhouse is a mandatory stop during your Aspen vacation. The remote restaurant, located at the end of the Castle Creek Valley in the Elk Mountain Range, serves high-end American cuisine, and the views of the Elk Mountain Range are unmatched. You can take it all in with family friends from the lovely patio!
Pine Creek Cookhouse is open seasonally. During the winters, you cannot drive to the restaurant — you must take a sleigh ride, snowshoe or cross country ski! In the summers, you can drive to the restaurant or park at the trailhead and walk in.
While you're in the area, stop and explore the historical Ashcroft Ghost Town. Multiple structures, which were built around 1883, are still standing.
Lunch: Two lunch seatings, 7 days per week.
Dinner: Open for dinner Wednesday - Monday. Arrive at the Ashcroft Nordic Ski Center no later than 6:30 p.m. for ski and sleigh departures.