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Game Creek Club

278 Hanson Ranch Rd., Vail, CO 81658-7000
+1 970-479-4280
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“chef's menu” (4 reviews)
“crab claws” (3 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
278 Hanson Ranch Rd., Vail, CO 81658-7000
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Reviewed 20 February 2016

Yes you ride the gondola up the mountain and then a 5 minute ride in a snowcat. I was excited for my kids to ride the snowcat thinking it would be really fun, but it was ok. You can't even see anything outside unless you...More

1  Thank bella2001
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Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Nothing quite compares to a gondola ride at night. We were given a blanket for the ride and then had the seat in the front of the snow cat. How could anything go wrong after that? The ambience was a little too "dusty old European...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2016

We had dinner at Game Creek for my husband's 30th birthday. We've wanted to come here for a long time and this seemed like the perfect occasion. The gondola ride after dark along with the snowcat ride were so fun! Such a unique experience! We...More

2  Thank Anda_ambrosini
Reviewed 10 February 2016

We were up in Vail during MLK weekend and had an earlier reservation on Saturday evening to Game Creek. The gondola and snowcat ride up in the snowstorm was incredible. The food and the service was impeccable. This is a must do if you are...More

Thank kablam0r
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Located in the top of the Lionshead Mountain, you have to take a Gondola and ride a snowcat to get to this restaurant. It's a nice place, with a nice staff. I asked a 5 course menu, and it was ok. There was a delicious...More

Thank Daniel-FLN-BR
Reviewed 2 February 2016

I recommend this place to everyone visiting Vail simply for the experience of it all. Go up for dessert and drinks. The food was good, but not great sadly. However the views are incredible and to get up there you must ride the gondola, then...More

Thank ShannaNanna84
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Getting to the Game Creek Club is a journey which begins with a beautiful gondola ride to the top of Vail Mountain followed by a ride in a snow cat. Some of the snow cats have a window in them allowing passengers a view of...More

Thank Life_Tourist
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Dinner at the Game Creek Club is a very special experience. It starts with the ride on the gondola in the dark followed by the ride on the snowcat. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable, not to mention the wine list which...More

Thank Hildur Á
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

This was the most wonderful family experience we have had! The food was so incredibly delicious! The service was impeccable! It was VERY expensive.....but SO priceless....and do not regret it one bit. From riding shotgun in the snow cat to eating monk fish and bison......WHAT...More

Thank Rebecca R
Reviewed 7 January 2016

This is a special experience from the start as you take the gondola, where you are given a blanket, and travel up the mountain to await your transport in a pistebasher/snowcat. The children and adults were all delighted from the start. The restaurant is in...More

Thank Shelley S
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Dress in layers is all I can say. If you need to wear a coat they have a coat check.
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Response from williamhart | Reviewed this property |
You can hike in summer or go by 4 wheel drive shuttle. It is quite a long distance at the back of the mountain, and if reasonably fit, should take 2.5 to 3 hours. Hiking would not be advised in winter and guests to the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 100
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, 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: +1 970-479-4280
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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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