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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

We are going to Glenwood Springs for three days starting tomorrow(live in Denver).  We are going to ski Sunlight two days and hit the hot springs in the evening.  Any recommendations on what to do/where to eat?  Also any tips on the ski area?  Thanks.

post #2 of 13

Some good info in this thread from 2014-15:

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/131227/tell-me-about-sunlight

 

One way to find related threads is to go to an EpicSki Resort Page and scroll down to the bottom.  All tagged thread show up there.  I added the tag, which is a link to the Sunlight Resort Page (right hand column).

post #3 of 13

I went to Glenwood Springs last winter with my buddies and went back with my wife in the summer.  In both cases we ate at the Glenwood Brewpub in the Hotel Denver.  You could walk there from the Hot Springs as long as the weather is okay.  We all really liked it... though we're not food snobs.  The beer was good too and the historic hotel lobby was interesting to check out.

 

Big Daddy's Sports Bar on the west end of town had some really good low-brow eats.  

 

We ordered pizza from Russo Pizza and were definitely not impressed... don't order from there.

 

I think the caves are open in the winter... we enjoyed that tour.

post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 

Thanks!

post #5 of 13

Couple of places we enjoyed during a stay a couple of winters back...

Glenwood Canyon Brewing

Juicy Lucy's Steakhouse

post #6 of 13
Rivers, double dog, and Grind are our faves in Glenwood. We lived in Rifle for a few years.

I proposed to my wife at Rivers.
Edited by anachronism - 12/26/15 at 4:13pm
post #7 of 13
Glenwood Canyon brewpub we found awful. Beers are decent, food is mainly straight off a sysco truck and terrible and unapologetically priced. We found nothing in our meal we could clearly identify as not pre-prepared offsite, processed food.

Probably 85% of our meals happen in breweries, so it really speaks volumes for us that the food was so uninspring that we wrote this one off.

One example for me was a "black bean ravioli." It consisted of frozen italian style cheese ravioli, what seemed like a mixture of ragu and a very salty black bean enchilada sauce- with every indication it came from a can. Add maybe a dozen actual black beans.

We ordered pretzels, got superpretzels like one can get from a supermarket frozen food aisle, only you could get 2 boxes for what we were charged for a single one.

Their menu looks revamped since my visit, but yikes, I wouldn't trust this place- they demonstrated no understanding that a restaurant is more than opening up cans and boxes of processd food.
Edited by anachronism - 12/26/15 at 2:27pm
post #8 of 13
I had a burger and onion rings once and prime rib the 2nd. Both times I was very satisfied, esp with the prime rib.
post #9 of 13
I agree about the brewpub food. It is mediocre. There are a number of places under the bridge area that aren't too bad. Kinda overpriced, though.
post #10 of 13

Sounds like we lucked out (or had good timing) at the brewpub; don't actually remember what we ate. :o

 

If Rivers is the upscale place south end of town along the river (I was trying to remember the name), agree it's good dining. Thumbs Up

post #11 of 13

The Pullman is quite good, but is a bit spendy. Worth it, though.

post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by jimintokyo View Post

Sounds like we lucked out (or had good timing) at the brewpub; don't actually remember what we ate. redface.gif

If Rivers is the upscale place south end of town along the river (I was trying to remember the name), agree it's good dining. icon14.gif

That is the one. One of my favorite restaurants anywhere for the quality of the food.
post #13 of 13
The Pullman, very good foodie food, not too pricey.
Nepal good Indian
Polankas insane pirogies- no atmosphere
Sacred grounds for breakfast.
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