Heck's at Devil's Thumb Ranch

Heck's at Devil's Thumb Ranch

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.devilsthumbranch.com/
  • Phone: 9707267002
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  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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A word from Heck's at Devil's Thumb Ranch
HECK’S - a.k.a. “Hex” - a six sided shape with equidistant lengths, relatively concentric with a center point. That’s the definition. Here’s the history.... The hexagonal room that houses Heck's is a replication of a room in one of our country’s national monuments, The Timberline Lodge located at the base of Mt. Hood, Oregon. We visited the Timberline Lodge in 1999, about the same time we contracted to purchase the Ranch. Taken by the sheer expanse and natural beauty of the hex room at Timberline, we felt there were few buildings that built today with that type of grand and inspiring craftsmanship. After that visit, including a hexagonal room as a centerpiece became the focus in planning the Lodge here at Devil’s Thumb Ranch.
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Heck's at Devil's Thumb Ranch reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
60% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (14)great for outdoor dining (9)fit for foodies (6)romantic (6)notable wine list (5)special occasion (5)kid-friendly (4)good for groups (4)neighborhood gem (3)great for lunch (3)hot spot (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Disappointed - Went downhill
    DownhillVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We've dined at Devil's Thumb Ranch many times, it's been our go to place for a nice meal and great scenic view. This time we brought guest and when they asked to sub fries for a salad. The rude reply was we would charge you for the full salad price. The price of the burger has gone from an already high $15 to a crazy $19. It was a special birthday event, even though we indicated so on the OpenTable reservation there was no mention.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappoints!
    Sharon
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This is the third time we've been here and have never been disappointed. The food is always extremely fresh and delicious and of the highest quality and the ambience is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what it used to be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    My family has a house in the area and we consider ourselves regulars at Heck's. The view is spectacular and Devil's Thumb Ranch is just a gorgeous property. Last night I dined there for the third time in the past month and all three times our food arrived at a breakneck pace. Last night, our starter arrived before our drinks, we had barely finished the starter (and were still enjoying our first drink), when our salads showed up. I was still finishing my salad, when our entrees arrived. I moved my salad so that our server could set my entree down and my salad was whisked away without even being asked if I was finished…and we still had our first drinks. Heck's used to have a nice, even, relaxed pace and we really miss that!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • David is a super waiter!
    snowblaze
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    David is a super waiter! He's friendly, funny, and attentive. We always ask for him. (I'm sure he's "thrilled".)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and amazing view
    ShelTVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    You would be hard pressed to find a more spectacular view for your dining experience. Food was great. We had a party of four and all of our items were great. I had a cod special with truffle mash potatoes and roasted heirloom tomatoes which was outstanding. Also tasted the risotto which was great. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great views and food
    CarylW
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I would highly recommend Heck's restaurant. The atmosphere is comfortable, the view is amazing, and the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • so-so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Heck's is a decent hotel restaurant. The food isn't great for the price you pay. It's not bad, just not great! The views from the large windows are beautiful.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints
    SingingRick
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Celebrated our 30th with incredible mountain views, amazing grand hexagon hall, outstanding food......and Heck's is not their top restaurant (Ranch House is) at Devil's Thumb Ranch. Fun watching all the families cooking smores out on the patio by the fire. Check the menu's on-line to get a game plan.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • happy hour
    Ghinny
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Great discounted beer and wine, tasty small plates, outstanding mussels,could fill up on appetizers, but nice looking dinner menu as well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MountainMama
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The service that turned us off the most. There seemed to be enough servers and staff there, but was disorganized. Each time our waitress came around to take drink, food, and dessert orders - she didnt get everyones order each time. No ones food came out at the same time. After she forgot to get everyones dessert order, we flagged another waiter to finish the order, and he said to us "I'm not your waiter". Seemed that no one was paying attention to the flow coming out of the kitchen. The food was not terrible, but was not worth the money we paid for it. For such a gorgeous place and lovely atmosphere, and high priced meals, we expected a lot more in terms of quality and service. Best part was the kids being able to roast marshmallows.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, view, and service
    Andrea
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    It's mud season, so there were no crowds. Just a big group of teenagers enjoying prom night (but not noisy). We were staying at the hotel so this was a much better option than driving into one of the towns. On the pricey side ($14-28 entrees), but very good quality. There were several families with small children, so I wouldn't mind bringing my toddler here next time. Had well-made cocktails at the bar before dinner. My pork was tender and delicious, and served with greens and very rich and creamy grits. Instead of dessert, we opted for s'mores outside at the big fire pit. Had a nice time - so nice we came for breakfast the next morning which was also great. Lavazza coffee!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 136 reviews are from the Heck's at Devil's Thumb Ranch reviews archive.
  • Great decor; mediocre food, service
    beentheredonethat
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Went to Heck's on a weekend night. The restaurant was full; the staff overworked. Kids of haggard-looking parents were jumpy and loud because they were bored and hungry, waiting for food to arrive. It took two requests to get bread, and by the time the waiter finally came to take our drink order, we were anxious to order our food, too. When the food arrived, the mussels were overcooked and the vegetarian pot pie bland (maybe I should have known better than order that, but what I had originally ordered was sold out that night already.) As locals, we've given Heck's several chances, but will not return unless the menu changes. Heck's bar area, however, looked lively and fun. Eat at Devil's Thumb stellar Ranch House Restaurant instead!
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet, Delish and Fabulous View!
    DHSrrd2005
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    My experience dinning at Heck's, which is quite a spectacle when first walking in with a 3 Fireplace hexagon centered in the dining room, was more than expected! Not only did I enjoy a wonderful breakfast menu with an eclectic selection of breakfast fare, but was greeted promptly with smiling faces. The manager was a pleasure when he stopped by the table. I enjoyed hearing his passion regarding the resort after only being on team for a couple of months from what I recall. He knew a lot about the ranch and was able to offer many suggestions in the area as I am visiting for a week. The server (name began with a K) was especially hospitable and knowledgeable. I loved the décor and rustic yet casual dining. Looking forward to next time!!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I love Hecks
    CathyG
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    The food is always wonderful, you can't beat the view, and they have the best sausage I've ever had. Service was so-so this trip but usually it's very good. The chai tea was also delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not great food
    ThechampionVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    First, the waitress assumed that because we ordered a happy hour appetizer that we didn't want dinner. She was absent much of the time. As far as the food goes, the grilled flatbread was a cracker that was flimsy and the mussels were horrible. The mami mahi and basmati rice were dry, the roasted cauliflower was weird; how can you mess that up? The fries were too spicy as was a cocktail I ordered. On a positive note, my husband liked his steak and the chocolate tarts were delish. I also had a good glass of wine. In summary, go for the apre ski happy hour and have a drink then have dinner elsewhere…but take a chocolate torte to go!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We ate at Heck's three times
    Joa1
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We ate at Heck's three times during our stay. Each time the food was excellent. Thank you for a great experience at Heck's!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great!
    FrankVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We are frequent visitors to Heck's. Always great fun and great food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice restaurant with views
    cleon
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    The waitress was a bit slow to come around, and several times we had to ask a busboy to find her, but she was very friendly and helpful. Possibly just spread too thin. Very nice décor and ambience, with beautiful views of the range through large paned windows, with a large pit fire just outside. Really an unmatched idyllic setting for the area in my opinion. Our only real issue was the lack of decent vegetarian options. The choices were a pot pie dish, that was mostly stock and some root vegetables, or a cheesy risotto with similarly limited nutritional content. It is not unusual to find a very limited imagination when it comes to actually nutritious vegetarian meals, but we still sometimes have hope at the higher end resorts.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad food, bad service
    Kimberly
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Everything from the rude hostess, to our horrible server to overcooked food was less than enjoyable. The server's sleeve went in my food two times while she "excused her reach."
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Costly & Understaffed, bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Service was terrible. Has been bad service the last several times we have gone for dinner. They are understaffed so lighter times such as lunch is OK. Very expensive for aweful service. Some tables were waiting 45 minutes just to get their drinks and desperate patrons going to bar to ask for some bread and still waiting crazy amount of time just to get a slice of bread.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Wonderful Dining Experience
    gpb324
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We've eaten at Heck's many times, and have always had an enjoyable dining experience. The service from the courteous, friendly wait staff was excellent and the food was outstanding. We also recommend the happy hour from 4-6 pm Sunday thru Thursday with incredible beer and wine specials as well as half-price appetizers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but service lacking.
    Suzi
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    We have eaten at Heck's before and loved it but this time our waitress was spread to thin. She was very good when she could get to the table. We arrived right at the end of Happy Hour and it showed. It took us 30 minutes to get a bottle of wine and then they brought the wrong one and then told us they didn't have the one we asked for after 30 minutes! We will dine at Heck's again but were disappointed this time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was excellent
    cincinn
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    The service was excellent and the server was very knowledgeable about the menu. Wonderful!
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    kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden Gem
    Weeklydiner42
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    A beautiful drive to a rustic but classy dining experience. Food is created to savor and you will... Expansive wine list or have a beer and enjoy.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere
    Jcott
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Especially if staying at Devils Thumb, nowhere to have to drive, it is a winter dream...great food, huge fireplace, even a huge outdoor fire if you want s'mores at the end. Just love this place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere and food
    Skiguy
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    The devils thumb ranch was beautiful both inside and out. The architecture of Heck's is amazing. We totally enjoyed our evening! The food and service were very good.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Heck's
    Rebecca
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    We have dined at Heck's 5 times now. Always had great food and service. Good variety of food and great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Poor Service
    bluesky
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    This is a gorgeous facility with an interesting menu and a kitchen that presents beautiful dishes. But, our entire table was frustrated with the poor service. It was an hour after being seated before we received our food, coffee was never refilled, wait person was nearly completely absent during our meal requiring us to ask other staff for things we needed and, ultimately, even to get our check. After spending $30+ per person on brunch, we expected much more.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Place in Grand County!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Outstanding entrees. Beautiful scenery. Can't go wrong!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disapppointing as Usual
    ExperiencedDiner
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    There are not many nice places to eat in Grand County, so we go here often. Probably once a month for the past four years. It is a fabulous venue with okay food and spotty service. The staff are generally inexperienced. They are very nice and friendly, but I would gladly put up with a sour waiter instead of an ever-forgetful newbie. The menu is actually pretty good, but the overall experience suffers from bad service.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent, as always
    jeff
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    We dine at Hecks whenever we're in the area. Love the food, Love the lodge. Love the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Colorado Mountain Escape
    Omaha
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Lovely setting and terrific mountain rustic feel. Clean, open and comfortable. Food is average and service can be sketchy. People are nice and the atmosphere is worth the visit.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The restaurant was perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    The restaurant was perfect for it's setting as part of a getaway experience. The food was excellent as was the service and ambience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tripel Birthdays
    Sunny
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    We went to celebrate 3 Birthdays! We enjoyed the appts and wine....then we had full dinners......the moon was rising over the mountains and it was amazing the view! Our server was wonderful! Great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Heck's made a nice day even better
    foodies2
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    We were out to see some Fall colors and decided to visit Heck's. It was such a nice experience, great hexagonal room, with a deck that looked out onto meadows and mountains. Our waiter was very attentive and quick to give us information about the room and the rest of the lodge when we asked. Try the wild game chili - good flavors and very hearty. After our ahi tuna salads (by the way, the tuna was prepared perfectly) we took our wine to the patio and relaxed even more. Thanks for a very good experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    RLA1840VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    We went for a birthday dinner celebration. It was a fun location, but the food wasn't very good. Artichoke appetizer had no flavor and weird texture, ribs were not tender, and there were not enough healthy vegetarian options. Devils Thumb is worth the visit, but not sure about Hecks. Good wine list.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were served leftovers
    dbirdco
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    My wife and I ate here mid week in September. The food we were served (Wagu Meatloaf and Ribs) had apparently been cooked many days before and warmed up for us. The meatloaf was very dense and flavorless, the ribs were dry and meat free. The restaurant was empty (I assume because it was mid week in the off season). If the items on the menu can't be freshly made during the off season then the menu should be limited to salads and burgers. People dining here in winter or summer seasons might have a much better experience than we did but I thought it was bad enough to write my first review ever.
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  • Smarter and pricier
    Julianreview
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    Great food and location. Perhaps a little self consciously special. Steak and hose red was excellent.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not up to the reviews.
    Drake
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    We had heard so many good things about Heck's and we truly disappointed in our experience. We checked in with the hostess and told her we had a reservation. This was a birthday dinner and we had requested a table with a view when we made our reservation through Open Table. We were seated at the back of the restaurant behind the fire place. Not a great summer view. When we asked to move we were told the open tables were reserved. Hmmmmm....The food was also disappointing. The ribs and the game chili were good and full of flavor but the meat loaf was under seasoned, the double pork chop was under cooked (I like a little pink but not jelly like in the middle), the grilled peaches were severely over cooked and flavorless.
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    scenic view, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We visited Devil's Thumb for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    We visited Devil's Thumb for an overnight and had lunch, dinner, and breakfast at Heck's since the big restaurant was closed on Tuesday. Our salad, reuben sandwich, all the small plates, and our breakfasts were delicious! We appreciated having such a fine restaurant with such excellent service right there at the lodge. We'll eat there again when we return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.