Originally built in 1971 and destroyed by fire in
April 2003, the Pine Creek Cookhouse—spectacularly
re-created as an authentic log cabin of native
Colorado logs— once again delights diners with
unique mountain gourmet cuisine. Guests leave
their cars behind at the historic Ghost Town of
Ashcroft to cross country ski, snowshoe, or ride
the horse drawn sleigh to the Cookhouse.For lunch,
skiers enjoy freshly made soup or wild game
goulash along with the famous "Skier’s Banquet"—a
fresh array of greens, grains, pastas, and seafood
salads. At dinner, take a guided ski adventure by
miner’s light or a romantic sleigh ride to the
Cookhouse, then enjoy such legendary traditions as
Porcini Dusted Elk or Jack Daniels Marinated
Caribou. Wild game doesn’t appeal? The wild
Alaskan Salmon, Rainbow Trout, and vegetarian
specials will please the most finicky
palette.Serving lunch daily noon to 2:00 p.m., and
d inner nightly arrival time 6:30 p.m. to ski or
sleigh to the Cookhouse Reservation Hotline: 970-
925-1044; King Cabin Ski Hut:970- 925-1971
Directions from Aspen: From Aspen take Main Street going out of town
toward the Aspen Airport. At the roundabout turn
onto Castle Creek Road. Follow Castle Creek Road
for 11 miles to the end of the road. King Cabin
Nordic Center will be on the right.
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