Grand Park, Colorado

Cozens Pointe

You will want to kiss yourself for coming upon this vacation treasure! It is all about location, location, location!  Cozens Pointe is a vacation condo destination that has the good fortune to be in the right place for complete retreat perfection.  Views and access are what make these luxury condos such a draw for visitors to the Fraser Valley area.

With so many vacation home options, why consider Cozens Pointe?  Here are it’s stand-out features.

Views. First, there are the views of the “purple mountain majesty” on display from most any window.  Sunrises, sunsets, and times in-between, each holds its own special magic.  Take in the views from the deck or living room, while toasting your good times.  Byers Peak will provide the backdrop for those memories.

 

Comfort and integrity are the motivating factors in the design and construction of these newly crafted homes in the heart of Grand Park. While your eyes will immediately appreciate the coziness of the inviting interiors, the attention to the invisible elements of air quality, heat retention, and sound reduction will silently, but assuredly, make your stay more comfortable.  This is the setting for families to be together for conversation, meals, and fun.  Each unit has the feel of home with well-equipped kitchens, washer and dryer, free Wi-Fi, quality beds, and spaces to gather.

Access. Of course skiers and boarders just love that Winter Park Resort is an easy 5-mile drive or free shuttle ride away.  The Lift (has a stop at Murdoch Center–.5 mile down the hill).  Check the route and stops: http://www.wpgov.com/264/Routes

Yet these centrally located condominium complexes have so much more to experience in the nearby environs. Within a ten-mile radius you can build vacation memories to last a lifetime.  Here we present a sampling of places to go, things to do, and establishments to enjoy.  And from Cozens Pointe they are easy to get to with your warm and cozy rental home waiting for your return.

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Recreation. Anglers and cyclists, runners and ramblers, swimmers, snowmobilers, and tubers, all have the necessary provisions in close proximity.

 

Cross-country ski trails surround and abound.  The 11-mile Fraser River trail is about a mile away and the “Lunch Loop” trail behind Cozens Ranch Open Space and Ponds offers groomed tracks for classic Nordic skiing, a trail for runners, walkers, and snow-shoeing. http://www.playwinterpark.com/winter-park-fraser-xc-trails  For other back-country ski options, check out: http://skigrandnordic.org/backcountry-xc-skiing/  and, https://www.visitgrandcounty.com/stories/where-to-cross-country-ski-top-trails/

 

 

Fishing–Fraser River, the first main tributary of the Colorado River, has accessible small to medium-sized stream fishing at a variety of sites. Lion’s Club Fishing Ponds—just south of the Fraser Safeway– stocks two ponds.  One pond is reserved for kids (14 and under) and the disabled. In the same vicinity are the Cozen’s Ranch Open Space Ponds with brown, rainbow, and cutthroat trout.

Bicyclingpaths snake their way throughout Grand Valley.  Even in winter you can take a spin on the paved path along the Fraser River Trail.  Have a go on those super fat-tired bikes: rentals are available at Beaver Sports Shop, in Winter Park—reserve at 970-726-5988.

Runners and Walkersjust across the entrance into Cozens Pointe on Old Victory Road, you can link up to the maintained Fraser River Trail.  Turn right when you get to US Hwy 40, and it is only a mile to the Grand Park Community Recreation Center (1 Main Street, phone 970-726-8968). This deluxe center has a full gymnasium, weight room, workout classes, and daycare.

Swimmersthe recreation center is also home to an indoor aquatic center: 20-foot loop slide, lap pool, lazy river, diving board and whirlpool.

TubersFamily fun on nearby tubing hills is a true vacation adventure.  Historic Fraser Tubing Hill (455 County Road 72, phone: 970-726-5954) is open 10 am to 10 pm, seven days a week. Right next door is The Colorado Adventure Park, phone: 970-726-5779.

Colorado Tubing

Snowmobilers.  With over 1,000 miles of snowmobiling trails throughout Grand County,  “Snowmobile Capital of Colorado” ™, has terrain for all levels of thrill-seekers.  Bring your own machines or rent at one of the local outfitters—Grand Adventures has three locations.  The online site will hook you up: www.grandadventures.com

 

Dining and Sipping.  With Fraser only a half mile away, Tabernash less than five miles to the west, and the town of Winter Park just two miles heading back to the east on Hwy 40, there is a treasure trove of dining options.

Fraser has been growing their restaurant scene through the years.  For casual pizzeria dining, try Elevation Pizza, at 551 Zerex Street. They have been serving up Italian-style pizza for the past seven years. There are a couple of solid choices for those craving south-of-the-border fares: Azteca Mexican Restaurant (5 County Road 72) and Julio’s Mexican Grill (745 Zerex) serve the standards and some nice surprises.  Azteca’s Arroz con Pollo is especially tasty, and Julio was spot on in recommending their creamy flan. Sharkey’s Eatery (221 Doc Susie Avenue) is an American café known for their breakfasts and burgers. They will gladly take to-go orders, too: 970-726-TOGO. Sports Bar and mountain dining room all under one roof can be found at Crooked Creek Saloon (401 Zerex Avenue). They also have great soups-of-the day and a salad bar.

Tabernash is the destination of choice for some fine culinary treasures.  Award-winning Tabernash Tavern’s Chef Alberto Sapien cuisine incorporates fresh, seasonal, natural ingredients into meals that are a feast for both eye and mouth.  The rustic building at 72287 US Hwy 40 will delight you with the refined food and wine inside.  Just up the road, in the Devil’s Thumb Ranch complex (3530 County Road 83) there are two other solid choices, Ranch House Restaurant & Saloon and Heck’s Saloon, both serve up meat, fish, and vegetarian options in elegant lodge settings.  

Winter Park, town.  Only two miles away from your stay at Cozens Pointe, every corner, each building level, and any appealing nook will hold some type of fare that is worthy of trying.  There are far too many selections to list here, and several prime choices are covered in our other blogs.  However, from the grand-daddies, Hernando’s Pizza Pub (78199 US Hwy 40) and Deno’s Mountain Bistro (78911 US Hwy 40) to the fresh upstart Pepe Osaka’s Fish Tacos (78707 US Hwy 40) or The Ditch (78941 US Hwy 40), there are options at any price range, fast or leisurely, with a plethora ethnic dishes, sprinkled throughout this fun walk-about town.

Sipping Sites. Also nearby, are several establishments dedicated to the art of fine drinking.  Right along Hwy 40, in downtown Fraser, is our very own Winter Park Winery.  Their beautiful bottles alone are worth the visit. Then you can savor some sips of wine or whiskey at Grapes & Grains in Cooper Creek Square. Also in town, there is Idlewild Spirits and Distillery, holding forth with mellow spirits and creative cocktails in the first Distillery Pub in the U.S.

Tabernash Dining

Again, there is so much more to experience in the forests, towns, and waterways of the Grand Valley, Winter Park areas of Colorado.  This smattering of activities are available right in your Cozens Pointe backyard, venture a bit further, and you will quickly come upon even more possibilities.  Granby, Grand Lake, and Hot Sulphur Springs are wonderful half-day excursions from your Cozens Pointe stay.  Take advantage of the central location and fill your days with adventure or still yourself in the beauty.

 

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1-31-2018—by Anne-Marie & Larry

February 5th, 2018

Posted In: Cozens Pointe, Dining & Restaurants, Grand Park, Tips, Winter Park Activities, Winter Park Vacations

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Top New Downtown Winter Park Eats & Drinks

Are you hungry?  Are you thirsty? Are the kids ready for a treat?

Here are some newly opened restaurants, cafes, a market, an ice cream stand, and even a food truck, all ready to satisfy those cravings.  Try one—or visit them all—you will not be disappointed in these delightful places that are focused on serving up what they do best!

Alley Bar, the après-ski/ evening menu side of Opa! Charlie’s Gyros
78415 US Highway 40 (next to the Conoco Gas station in Downtown Winter Park).

Phone: 970-363-7387,

Opa! Charlie’s Gyros, a favorite gathering spot for Greek cuisine, in downtown Winter Park, has recently expanded their hours to open The Alley Bar for late afternoon and evening apres bites and drinks.  The night menu boasts sliders, $3 lemon-drop shots, and other fun pub grub, to appreciate as you relax to the sounds of live music.

Opa! Charlie’s Gyros’ regular hours: Sunday to Wednesday, 11 AM to 3 PM.   The Alley Bar extended hours are offered: Thursday—11 AM to 8 PM, and Friday & Saturday—11 AM to 9 PM.   Free parking, casual, good for kids, full bar.

 

restaurants in winter parkDurbar Nepalese & Indian Bistro
47 Cooper Creek Way, Downtown Winter Park (second floor of Cooper Creek Square)

Phone: 970-363-7081

Known for its hospitality and lovely interior, this fine, but affordable, restaurant specializes in curry, momos, mixed grill, biryani, and other gastronomic delights from the Himalayan region. Happy hour every day, 2:30 PM to 5 PM

Open daily, 11:30 AM to 9:30 PM.   Free parking garage available.   Good for groups, family friendly, take-out available.

 

 

grocery stores winter parkFireside Market & Eatery
78337 US Highway 40, in central town of Winter Park.

Phone: 970-363-7750

With a soup bar, salad bar, fresh sushi, delicious bakery temptations, ready-to-eat Mexican grill entrees, hot pizza, ice cream counter and Stubborn Soda on tap; Fireside Market is a cut above your ordinary grocery store.

Whether you are shopping for high quality cuts of meat, crisp produce, or just want to pick up a ready-made flavorsome meal, this market is a one-stop shop for all your culinary needs.  Open daily: 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM.  Free underground parking plus bike parking available, kid friendly.

 

 

The perk coffee winter parkThe Perk
78977 US Highway 40, downtown Winter Park (at first traffic light entering town from the East).

Phone: 970-281-7971

This cozy coffee cottage will draw you in with its light, inviting interior and comfortable furnishings, making it an easy place to linger. Community is integral to the company’s mission, whether you are in Grand County for a day or a decade, this is great place to gather and sip—espresso, teas, or coffee drinks, while nibbling a perfect cinnamon roll.  They also serve hot chocolate, chai, and lactose-free options.

Open Sunday through Thursday 7 AM to 6 PM; Friday & Saturday 7 AM to 7 PM.  Free WiFi access with beverage purchase.  Dogs allowed, outdoor seating available, street and private lot parking.

 

 Charlies’ Frozen Treat Shop
78966 US Highway 40 (in the Viking Lodge and Ski Shop)

Phone: 970-531-4656, 78966

Another stop in downtown Winter Park that you really don’t want to miss!  It’s never too cold to indulge in the perfection of great ice cream, sorbet, frozen yogurt, and gelato.    Serving up sweet frozen treats with a wide variety of toppings four days a week.

Thursdays from 12 Noon – 8 PM, Friday & Saturday from 12 Noon – 9 PM, Sundays from 12 Noon – 8 PM.   Take-out, bike parking, private lot parking, kid-friendly, dog-friendly, free WiFi, military discount. 

 

Stuffed – Fraser Food Truck
76827 US Highway 40, Fraser (in the parking lot of Rocky Mountain Moonshine Liquors, or across the highway by Ski Broker)

This Fraser based food truck serves up fresh and flavorful runsas (aka German bierocks)—a savory yeast dough pocket-sandwiches with a variety of delicious fillings that are certain to satisfy a hearty appetite.

Open for breakfast and lunch from Wednesdays through Sundays, from 8 AM – 2 PM (though hours may vary).

 

And there you have it, our top new establishments welcoming you in the town of Winter Park—or a bit west, in Fraser, Colorado.  Tune in next week for our shiny new welcome mats in Winter Park Resort!

–January 2018—by Anne-Marie & Larry

January 18th, 2018

Posted In: Dining & Restaurants, Winter Park News

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Holly-Jolly Season Winter Park Style

There is something just a little bit brighter, a morsel merrier, when you are able to spend your holidays in the alpine wonder of Winter Park! There is so much beckoning from the slopes, from the village, and from around town throughout the coming month.  Whether you are seeking adventure or contemplation, traditional or unique, solo or oh-so-many family and friends, you will find an activity to fulfill your holiday wishes.  

“And I laughed when I saw him in spite of myself…”

Santa Claus sitting in a rocker, surrounded by glistening snow and sparkling eyes, on December 16th, 17th, and 23rd, Santa will be at the Village Gazebo.  What a wonderful way for families to be able to spend some time with Santa. You can plan an entire family-focused day, as you enjoy hot chocolate, ice skating, village wanderings amongst twinkling lights and Christmas carolers, before heading to the gazebo for photos and conversation with Santa, from 3-5p.m. Truly, memories that can last a lifetime will be made at this fun event.

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

As you walk that Winter Park wonderland, delight in a December 24th day filled with holiday happenings. Before sleighing off into a night of gift giving, Santa Claus will be welcoming visitors at the Village Gazebo, from 1-5p.m.  By 3:15, Christmas carolers will bring added pleasure to the scene as they fill the air with songs of the season.

As the sun begins to set, seek out the heat of the bonfire at Winter Park Resort’s base, next to the Zephyr Lift.  From 4p.m. on, warm your hands and heart, revel in the caroling, and enjoy a steaming drink, while you anticipate the grand event: the Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade, scheduled to begin as the sun sets, at 5:30.  Down Lower Hughes they will come, skiers and boarders bearing glowing torches to light way for Santa Claus and elves from the North Pole. Keep watch–the skies will fill with the sparkle of a fireworks spectacular. What is Christmas without a tree?  Snowcats will conclude the celebration will a well-choreographed, illuminated Christmas tree formation that bids each and all a very merry Christmas and a Happy Ski Year!

Winter Park Fireworks

As the parade is ending, and the anticipation is building, there are still holiday happenings awaiting.  All are welcome to a non-denominational Christmas Eve service being held in the West Portal Station, 6p.m.

Good Eats and Happy Hours

  • Deno’s Local Favorite Happy Hour at Deno’s Mountain Bistro.  Enjoy everything from filet tips to shrimp tacos to $2.50 beers from 3 pm to 6 pm every day.
  • BBQ Fun Happy Hour at Smokin Moes from 3 pm to 6 pm daily.  $3 drafts, house wine $5 hot drinks, delicious pulled pork sliders, pb&J sliders, spicy hot links and more.
  • Christmas Eve feast at The Lodge at Sunspot—call 970-726-1446 to make your reservations. 
  • Breakfast Buffet and Prime Rib Buffet at Hecks Tavern at Devils Thumb Ranch. Prime Rib Buffet is $39 per person, children under 12 are 1/2 price. Breakfast buffet is $18.95 per person, children under 12 are 1/2 price. All Christmas week, open from 7:30 am to 9 pm. 970–726–7013
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It is the season to make merry, and Winter Park is inviting you up!

Good to Know

Mary Jane Ale Can Launch Party Update:

The New Belgium Ale that highlights our very own celebrity, Mary Jane, will premier its new can at the Launch Party, happening at the Derailer Bar, at Sunspot!

Activities and entertainment from noon until 5p.m. include:

  • Mary Jane Ale samplings and giveaways
  • An outside DJ
  • A Bonfire
  • Snowblade competition
  • Yard games
  • On mountain scavenger hunt: search for Mary Jane on the trails for chances to win amazing prizes.  Scavenger instructions are located at the New Belgium tent.

 

Come for the skiing stay for the ale!

Also, remember that December 9th and 10th are also the perfect days to try out some sweet new equipment, as it is the weekend for Winter Park Resort’s Annual Demo Days: Winter Park Resort, 9am to 3pm.

 

Let it Snow!  

Check back often, Winter Solstice officially heralds on Thursday, December 21, at 1:28 pm Rocky Mountain Time!  The season is just gearing up.

 

12-7-2017 Anne-Marie & Larry

December 8th, 2017

Posted In: Holiday events, Town of Winter Park, Winter Park Resort

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With such great lodging deals in November, now is definitely the time to book your Thanksgiving getaway. So what if you don’t feel like cooking a feast during your vacation? Don’t worry, you’re not the only person who feels this way! Luckily, many local restauranteurs always come to the rescue with beautiful and tasty Thanksgiving fare throughout the day, or if Thanksgiving food isn’t your thing, you can order off their regular menus. We went ahead and compiled a list of a few of our favorite spots.

Deno’s Mountain Bistro – A longtime favorite among visitors and locals alike, Deno’s has the type of atmosphere perfect for family memories. Cozy and charming décor with expertly-crafted cocktails and a vast wine selection, plus a thoughtful and delicious menu featuring a delectable Greek Fusion theme. Check back on their facebook page for more information on their Thanksgiving specials.

DaVinci – This “Modern European” Restaurant is both chic and classic, with dishes to satisfy the traditional eater, as well as a selection of delicious treats for the foodie in your group. The atmosphere is comfortable and the staff are friendly, definitely an elegant way to spend the holiday. Check their website for more information and specials.

Hernando’s Pizza Pub – This family-friendly restaurant makes the best pies around! Try putting honey on your crusts, you’ll never go back. The atmosphere is quaint and cool, and you’ll sure grow to appreciate the American dollar in this joint! If dining out isn’t your thing, consider carry-out for a delicious night in. Check their facebook page for more information and specials. 

Tabernash Tavern – This is one of our favorite places for a date! Even more special on Thanksgiving, the high-end rustic charm of the Tavern is the perfect romantic compliment to a delicious dinner for two. A great beer selection and marvelously opulent and delicious food pairings make for an experience you will definitely crave again! Check out their facebook page for more information and specials.

Volario’s – The signature restaurant at the Vasquez Creek Inn, Volario’s is an exquisite blend of Spanish and Northern Italian fare. The fresh and vibrant atmosphere will make your group feel right at home.You’ll love the meatballs or the pizzetas, and be sure to check back on their facebook page to see what Thanksgiving offerings are in store for you!

We hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving in the mountains, and if you have any other suggestions for a fabulous Turkey Day restaurant, let us know on our facebook page!

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August 28th, 2015

Posted In: Best of, Dining & Restaurants, Fall activities, Helpful hints, Night Life, Our favorites, Tips, Town of Winter Park

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Winter Park has an abundance of restaurants, offering everything from sushi, to Mexican, to traditional steak house favorites.

Being a local company, our employees have sampled the menus from lots of local eateries, and were very willing to share their thoughts on their favorite filling-stations to compile our Full Belly Awards below.

WPLCO’s 2018 Full Belly Awards

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Yelp.com review for Mountain Rose Cafe

Best Sit-Down Breakfast

Sharky’s Eatery
Fraser
www.sharkyseatery.com
970-726-8646

Carvers
Downtown Winter Park
www.carvers-wp.com
970-726-8202


Best Breakfast On-The-Go
Winter Park take out breakfast

Yelp.com review for Goody’s Creperie

Goodys Mountain Creperie
Winter Park Resort Village
www.goodysmountaincreperie.com
970-726-2030

Rise & Shine Bakery
Downtown Winter Park

http://www.riseandshinewp.com/
970-726-5530

The Perk
Downtown Winter Park
https://www.theperkcoffeecompany.com/
970- 281-7971

Best Sit-Down Lunch
Back Bowl Soup Co Review

Yelp.com review for Back Bowl Soup & Bistro

The Back Bowl Soup & Bistro
Winter Park Resort
 www.backbowlbistro.com
970-624-0010

New Hong Kong
Downtown Winter Park

http://coopercreeksquare.com/restaurants/new-hong-kong/
970-726-9888

Mountain Grind Coffee & Bistro
Downtown Winter Park
www.mountaingrindwinterpark.com
970-726-0999

Best Lunch On The Go

 

Rudis Deli Review

Yelp.com review for Rudi’s Deli

Rudi’s Deli
Downtown Winter Park
www.rudisdeli.com
970-726-8955

Fraser Valley Hot Dog
Downtown Winter Park
www.fraservalleyhotdog.com
970-726-1021

casa mexico review

Yelp.com review for Casa Mexico

Elevation Pizza
Fraser
www.elevationpizzaco.com
9
70-726-0066

Best Sit Down Nosh

Casa Mexico
Downtown Winter Park
970-726-9674

Pepe Osakas Fish Taco
Downtown Winter Park
www.pepeosakas.com
970-726-7159

pizza pedalr review

Yelp.com review for Pizza Pedal’r

Vertical Bistro & Tap
Winter Park Resort Village
970-531-2691

Best Nosh On The Go

Pizza Pedal’r
Winter Park Resort Village
www.pizzapedalr.com
9
70-726-5944

hernandos pizza pub review

Yelp.com review for Hernando’s Pizza Pub

Rudi’s Deli
Downtown Winter Park
www.rudisdeli.com
970-726-8955

Julio’s Mexican Grill
Fraser
www.juliosgrill.com
970-363-7083

Best Family Dinner

Hernando’s Pizza Pub
Downtown Winter Park
www.hernandospizzapub.com
970-726-5409

Volarios review

Yelp.com review for Volario’s

Randi’s Irish Pub
Downtown Winter Park
970-726-1172

Deno’s Mountain Bistro
Downtown Winter Park
www.denoswp.com
970-726-5332

Best Special Occasion Dinner

Volario’s
Downtown Winter Park
www.volarioswinterpark.com
970-722-1199

Lodge At Sunspot
Winter Park Resort Village
970-726-1446

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Yelp.com review for the Winter Park Pub

Tabernash Tavern
Tabernash
www.tabernashtavern.com

Best Spot To Rub Shoulders With The Locals

Winter Park Pub
Downtown Winter Park
970-726-4929

Deno’s Mountain Bistro
Downtown Winter Park
www.denoswp.com
970-726-5332

Crooked Creek Saloon
Fraser
www.crookedcreeksaloonco.com
970-726-9250

January 2nd, 2015

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Spring Skiing At Winter ParkWinter Park Resort continues to rise in the ranks in Skinet.com’s 2015’s Top-Ranked Western Ski Resorts.

Ranked 15th  out of their top 30 western ski resorts, here’s what they say:

Winter Park continues to move in the right direction with this year’s No. 15 rank (up from No. 18 last year). Looks like readers are taking notice of all the things that make this a great Front Range family resort: It’s pretty easy to get to (No. 11 for Access), it’s kind to the wallet (No. 11 for Value), it has excellent children’s programming (No. 10 for Kid-Friendly Activities), and families love the terrain parks spread across WP and sister peak Mary Jane (No. 10). —Samantha Berman

We couldn’t agree more, but would also add the world class NSCD Adaptive Ski Program, friendliest locals on the planet, and of course, Mary Jane’s Fabulous bumps.

Another huge plus for the ever blossoming Winter Park Resort, is the soon to be open Lunch Rock Restaurant.  This massive, 16,000 square foot venue will be an incredible addition to the Mary Jane territory, which was sorely lacking in on-mountain dining and warming options.  

If you missed our recent article on Lunch Rock Restaurant, click here to view it now.

Get A Little More Acquainted With Winter Park Resort

 

spring 2_edited-1If you are not familiar with the awesome trails at Winter Park Resort, we highly recommend you take a peek at the Resort’s new ‘Claim My Run – Video Trail Map’.  This interactive trail map invites skiers to upload their video footage of them skiing a named run to the trail map for everyone to see, and is a great way for you to get a feel for the runs you might like to ski.

If you are a seasoned pro, or got some great head cam action on your last Winter Park vacation, get your footage on there for a little Winter Park claim to fame.

Check out the Claim My Run – Video Trail Map here.

 

October 8th, 2014

Posted In: Skiing & Snowboarding, Winter Park Resort

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New Restaurant On The Slopes Of Mary Jane

Lunch Rock Restaurant, winter park resortExciting news for the upcoming 2014/15 season at Winter Park Resort: a brand new Lunch Rock will be opening it’s doors at the summit of Mary Jane.

Out with the old and in with the new, was definitely the theme of this exciting new development at Winter Park Resort.  

In a nutshell, the characterful but outdated (and outgrown!) Lunch Rock Cafe is no more…and the new and improved 16,000 ft Lunch Rock Restaurant is currently under construction.  

As more and more skiers flock to the Jane Side to access Parsenn Bowl, Vasquez Ridge, The Cirque, Eagle Wind and the bumps of Mary Jane, it became clear to the management at Winter Park Resort, that skiers really needed a better equipped meeting and eating spot on the Jane Side.   The new Lunch Rock Restaurant will feature an expansive 150 seat sun deck, and 250 seat indoor restaurant and bar, set inside a stunning structure that reflects the mountain elements and history of Winter Park.  Constructed of steel, wood & stone, the restaurant design will feature beetle kill pine, and energy saving strategies that support the resort’s eco-friendly policies.

In the words of Gary DeFrange, President & COO of Winter Park Resort:

“We wanted a bigger facility,” says Gary DeFrange, President and COO of Winter Park Resort. “But as we thought about what this facility should be, we wanted to make sure we stayed with the tradition, so the building needed to look like it belonged and it needed to look like it was really something we would build at Mary Jane. As you look at the architecture, you’ll see that.”

Although most visitors will enjoy the Lunch Rock Restaurant during a well deserved mid day break from skiing, the facility will also be available for weddings, retreats and corporate events.

See the whole story, and view a short film of the conceptualization and construction of the Lunch Rock Restaurant at www.lunchrock.co

 

July 3rd, 2014

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Devils Thumb Wine Down WedRanch House at Devils Thumb Half Price on all Wine on Wednesday

Looking for a great place to head after spending the day on the slopes at Winter Park Resort? Well, Devils Thumb Ranch is offering half price on all wines on Wednesdays at the Ranch House Restaurant.  This even includes wine by the glass.

What a deal, over 400 wines on the list and they are all half price!  Also, there is Chef’s Special three course-meal for $40. Not up for a three course meal then the full regular menu is still available.

Treat yourself mid-week! Every Wednesday from 5pm – 9pm, every bottle in the 400+ wine selection is half-price!  Includes wine by the glass. And, in addition to the regular menu, enjoy Chef Evan’s special three course menu for $40 per person. Make your reservations: 970-726-5633.

Wine Down Wednesday runs through April 17th of 2013.

Here in Winter Park but not on a Wednesday and wanting to see Devils Thumb?  Then head to Heck’s Tavern for the Alpenglow Happy Hour.  Sunday thru Thursday  4pm to 6pm Heck’s has great deals on food and drink in one of the coolest settings in all of Grand County.

Check out the Ranch House Restaurant.

Check out Heck’s Tavern.

January 24th, 2013

Posted In: Deals, Dining & Restaurants

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img95lA Hearty Breakfast before You Hit the Winter Park Resort Slopes

Looking for a stick-to-the-bones breakfast to give you all the energy you need for a day of skiing?  Well, this baked egg dish paired with link sausage or thick cut bacon will get you going.

This easy to prepare recipe only take about 20 min from start to finish so it will get you on your way to the ski hill for first chair with a full belly.

This recipe was inspired by a traditional Italian preparation of eggs baked in tomato sauce, uova in purgatorio. When baked in individual ramekins, it becomes an impressive brunch pre-ski-breakfast. The eggs cook in less than 15 minutes in a Cuisinart steam oven, as directed below. If using a conventional oven, preheat to 350°F and bake the eggs for about 15 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 4 eggs
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

Directions:

Oil four 5-oz. ramekins. Put 2 Tbs. tomato sauce and a pinch of parsley into each ramekin; reserve the remaining parsley for garnish. Break an egg into each ramekin.

Place the ramekins on the baking tray of a Cuisinart steam oven. Position a rack in the lower rung of the steam oven. Transfer the tray to the oven. Turn the oven to the bake/steam setting at 250°F according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Bake for 12 minutes. Check the ramekins; if the egg whites have not set, return the ramekins to the oven and bake for 2 to 3 minutes more.

Season the eggs with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with the remaining parsley and the cheese and serve immediately. Serves 4.

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January 21st, 2013

Posted In: Dining & Restaurants, Recipe of the Month, Recipes

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Bowling and Movies in Winter Park, CO

Winter Park new movie theatre and bowling alley have arrived and the building looks great.  Offering two movie screens and eight lanes of bowling The Foundry Cinema & Bowl looks to be great addition to Winter Park’s entertainment offerings.

The Foundry Cinema and Bowl is not your typical movie theatre or bowling alley.  Featuring wood fired pizza and a full bar you will be getting some good grub with your flick and strikes.

Summer 2012 opening hours are from 4PM ’till 11:30PM.   The Foundry is currently showing Spiderman and Disney Pixar’s Brave.  There is no matinee movie currently.  Movies have a first showing between 5PM and 6PM and a second showing around 7PM and 8PM for each movie screen.

Movie ticket pricing:

$9 Child and Senior tickets

$10 Adult tickets

Not in the mood for a movie? Opt for the one of the 8 lanes of bowling. Get the family and friends, put on your bowling shoes and relax in one of the comfy couches over looking the bowling area. Order some pizzas and coctails and bowl the night away. Plus for kids (or bad bowlers), with the click of a button the gutters are guarded so everyone can hit a few pins – even the little guys.

How about a game of billiards on one of the professional sized tables, or challange your mate to a game of shuffle board.

The Foundry Cinema & Bowl is Grand County’s newest movie theatre and offers two cinemas. The over-sized stadium seating has cup holders and stow-away tables. And yes you can bring a drink from our fully stocked bar to the show. In addition to the movies The Foundry will be showing special events, concerts and sporting events!

Here’s a sample of their pizza menu, plus they carry Woolybooger micro beer from Grand Lake Brewing Company as well as other brews on tap.  PBR pitchers are $6 all day, every dThe Foundry Winter Park, Coloradoay.

PIZZAS: Quattro Fromaggi $10, Pepperoni $11.50, Caramelized Onion $11, Margherita $9, Cheese $8.  In addition, movie theater concessions are available. So grab some za and then head into a movie with your favorite beverage.

The Foundry Cinema and Bowl Website

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July 10th, 2012

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