Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Denver / Colorado
  4. Mountains
  5. Winter Park
The Lodge at Sunspot, Winter Park, CO

The Lodge at Sunspot

3.4
3.4
185 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Thank you for your interest in dining with us at the Lodge at Sunspot! Sitting at a 10,700 foot elevation with immaculate views, we are now accepting reservations for Christmas.

Reservations are available for the following upcoming events...
Christmas Eve Dinner - December 24th 6:15-PM-7:30PM
Christmas Day Brunch- December 25th 9:30AM-2:30PM

Please plan on being at the Gondola at the time of your reservation.

Please plan to dress warm, as the weather can be unpredictable.

Courtney Hepler - Manager


Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Winter Park
  • Cross street
    Sunspot is only accessible by boarding "The Gondola" in the Base Village
  • Parking details
    Complimentary parking is available in The Village parking garage after 3:00pm at the base of Winter Park Mountain. There are also free lots surrounding the resort with free shuttles to the base.
  • Public transit
    The Lift resort shuttle service is available by calling 970-726-4163
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 185 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.4
3.4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.1Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 2.7Value

NoiseModerate

185 Reviews
  1. DanJ

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The experience of riding a gondola to the top of a mountain to have a drink with a friend in a lounge is pretty awesome. What's not awesome is the audacity of this place calling their dinner "Chef's Table." For anyone unfamiliar, a chef's table is a private dining experience that allows club chefs to showoff their culinary skills to members in a more intimate environment. What you're actually getting, for $45/person, is essentially cafeteria quality food in a buffet format with everything congealing and cooling under weak heat lamps. When we arrived, I was surprised when our server said "just grab a plate and enjoy." Do you guys not know what chef's table means? Even on your menu you're intentionally misleading people into thinking this is a dinner menu with full service like a standard restaurant. But whatever. Fine. Expensive, but fine. My wife orders a beer. I order a glass of wine. The server informs us they're out of some of the beers and basically all of the wine. I end up with a beer. Ok. I figure, we're still having fun. We're celebrating her birthday and let's just make the best of it. So we try the food. Maybe the price point and false advertising literally put a bad taste in our mouths but we gave it a shot. The pasta was lukewarm to cold. The tomato sauce was generic and tasted store bought. The fettuccine Alfredo was so cold the sauce was congealing and curdling. Delicious. The brisket (?) was cold somehow and dry from sitting under a heat lamp. The bread was hard as hell and like chewing through beef jerky. Everything was caked in salt. Not, like seasoned or anything. Just salt. There were (clearly frozen) egg rolls with a drizzle of sauce that was sitting on the table next to them labeled Private Selection which is a sauce you buy in Safeway. Point is, it's a criminally overpriced, misleading, Golden Corral buffet on a mountain. Just go there for the ambience and drinks, and save your cash for a McDonalds down the street.

    Is this helpful?

  2. JoannaG

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Don't waste your time and money. Had to buy Gondola tickets separately. Most of the food was cold. The wait staff wasn't attentive at all. I was extremely bummed out as this just turned into frustration and over all disappointed from the time we arrived til we left.

    Is this helpful?

  3. JimZ

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On a whim we made reservations for Christmas Day brunch. We were not disappointed! The selection of food items was awesome - from basic brunch fare to chicken Parmesan and Beef Short ribs. The staff was welcoming and friendly. Ambiance was lovely and who can argue with the view! Highly recommend even for a nice lunch during a ski day!

    Is this helpful?

  4. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was fabulous! The staff went out of their way to make sure we had a great time. We had a large group with allergies and their attention to detail to cater for this was suberb! The food was amazing, as were the drinks and the ambience! What a great place to spend a Christmas Day away from home!!!!!

    Is this helpful?

  5. DaveW

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Xmas day brunch. We would highly recommend it.

    Is this helpful?

  6. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Not worth the money! Christmas Eve buffet was $110 per person and was mediocre at best. For having as small of a selection as they did the price was not worth it. They also did not communicate at all. You were not aloud on the gondola until close to your reservation which meant we stood in line for 30 minutes and was told we couldn’t go up until our time.

    2 people found this helpful

  7. LoriL

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very expensive for what you get. Buffet style. Food was average. Carving station meats served cold. Went up early to enjoy the bar but there was only one bartender. It took 20 minutes to get a drink. Its always fun to eat on top of the mountain. I would suggest the Thursday-Saturday happy hours instead.

    Is this helpful?

  8. Foodie

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food wasn’t hot in the Christmas Eve buffet and server did not communicate when we were suppose to go to the buffet. We patiently waited for our drinks that took forever not realizing that it was perfectly ok to grab a plate before being excused to do so. One beer was served at least 25 min. after ordered. Over priced imo even for Christmas Eve. Also when confirming reservations two days prior by receiving a phone call, it would have been nice if caller would be able to answer our questions about how to do this experience because it required a gondola trip. Even the staff at winter park lodge couldn’t answer our questions.

    Is this helpful?

  9. S2nJ

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Mostly good, but when you have a reservation at 630 and don't get seated until almost 7, with others showing up that had reservations after you and getting seated before, it didn't make for the best.

    Is this helpful?

  10. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We were at The Lodge for the special Christmas Eve dinner. The small buffet was terrible, unfortunately. Food was not labeled, cold, and simply a tasteless mess. We had a hard time distinguishing the fish from scalloped potatoes. The wait for the gondola in the cold was annoying, especially considering the staff was late. The service was absent. Definitely not worth $600 for 4 people.

    1 person found this helpful

  11. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Christmas Eve Buffet, 300$ for three of us w/2 glasses of wine total. Food wasn’t bad but wasn’t anything to write home about. Staff was ver friendly but seemed a little overwhelmed. Seat cushions need some serious work.

    1 person found this helpful

  12. TraceyV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The crab legs were frozen solid. The service was spotty. The dining room floor has missing carpet and is actually a tripping hazard.

    1 person found this helpful

  13. JonathanB

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Always a fun place to spend thanksgiving, but a bit lacking on value at that price…

    Is this helpful?

  14. JVBen

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We did the Thanksgiving Buffet. The food was pretty good, our waitress was not. For 110/ person I would not do it again. It was definitely nothing special except for the crab, my husband said it was good. I would go again, regular occasion, if it is not as pricey.

    Is this helpful?

  15. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at the Lodge and could not have been more pleased. The food was wonderful and the staff was friendly. Our waiter Sergio was the best! I will definitely book dinner here again.

    Is this helpful?

  16. DF25

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was tasty, but all was really cold.

    Is this helpful?

  17. ChristyS

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We probably won't be back unless we have a coupon or the cost is drastically reduced. First, more information should be provided on the confirmation email regarding time to arrive to the gondola in relation to the dinner time reservation. Second, the server forgot to bring salads, soup, and bread. Third, the food was okay. For the price, it should have been a very cool experience, but instead it was a hilarious experience 🤣 that I would rather not pay for again.

    1 person found this helpful

  18. ScottnMarcy

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first trip to the mountains with our daughter

    Is this helpful?

  19. AngelaG

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    I wish they had an actual children’s menu. I had to wait 45 min for my first drink. The food was great but probably will not return.

    Is this helpful?

  20. TrevorF

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you happen to eat dinner early, beware of daylight savings because there is a chance you may the sun shining directly in your eyes! Otherwise, everything was excellent.

    Is this helpful?

  21. AngelaW

    Tallahassee

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Had an awesome dinner here a few years ago so we went again. Won’t be going back... quality and overall experience just not the same. Food was just mediocre and for the price you expect more. Beautiful location though on top of the mountain!

    Is this helpful?

  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great views and good food.

    Is this helpful?

  23. MikeM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice atmosphere and food was excellent, enjoyed the location.

    Is this helpful?

  24. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a 5:45 reservation and were sat at the far back of the room. Having read on Open Table that “the probability of being seated by a window is greatly increased if you book at 5:45,” we were disappointed to be sat at the back with a view of the gondola instead if the majestic valley. (While many of the prime tables sat empty until after dark). The manager’s response was that people had specifically requested the “view” tables or that they were held for people doing wedding tastings. So, note to all: put in a request for a table in the front even if you make a 5:30 or 5:45 reservation.

    1 person found this helpful

  25. SkiSlaw

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service is great and the food is okay. My only complaint is the sides were subpar (veggies and potatoes).

    Is this helpful?

  26. Spunkygirl

    Denver

    56 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The Lodge at Sunspot has so much potential and what a lovely concept for a different type of venue. The food is decent albeit unremarkable. I think with a little effort it could be much better. Our waiter was attentive and tried hard but there’s a mismatch between the price point (high) and the style of service. The atmosphere is basically that of any family-style restaurant (no tablecloths - old placemats like those you might use for a picnic table), really noisy and with cafeteria style lighting (bright). The folks running the gondola and coat room service were really friendly and helpful. The host told us to wait for our reservation in the bar where the drinks we ordered were not very good and bar service apathetic (total for 2 drinks with tip was $33). I am glad we tried it but the value was not there.

    Is this helpful?

  27. EllenN

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was of low quality for such a high price. The chicken tasted nothing of maple bourbon as stated on menu. It was if they poured a bottle of seasoned salt on it. It was horrible and inedible. The steak was tough.

    Is this helpful?

  28. DanielM

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Unique dining experience.... great place to celebrate a 65th birthday

    Is this helpful?

  29. TA9000

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Birthday / Valentine event! Such a great staff. Excellent food!

    Is this helpful?

  30. KCLouisville

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing dining experience! The food, service, ambiance, all top notch!

    Is this helpful?

  31. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service. Will definitely return for either regular meal or special occasion.

    Is this helpful?

  32. DowntownDiner

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend for a special occasion!

    Is this helpful?

  33. GregG

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is much improved and Great! We love this place.

    Is this helpful?

  34. TammieS

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was fabulous and very candid, the food was amazing and views were spectacular.

    Is this helpful?

  35. UweS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would have given the food 6 out of 5 it was that good. The waiter was amazing and well educated

    Is this helpful?

  36. KimberlyW

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The setting was fun and beautiful on top of the mountain. Nighttime gondola ride was awesome. Food was very good and enjoyable. The service was EXCELLENT. Jessica was one of the best waitresses we have ever had! Overall a little expensive but the best meal we had on our 5 day trip to Winter Park. Thank you!

    Is this helpful?

  37. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was awful. 60.00 and just awful. The server was the best part of the place. Need lights outside. Dark and snow all over the place. No safe path to walk up to door to get in place.

    Is this helpful?

  38. Kevin

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a lovely dinner with my wife. Food and service were great!

    Is this helpful?

  39. DianeM

    Dallas

    25 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    First, I want to say the service and ambiance at Sunspot were amazing. We had a large party of 13 and they were able to sit us all together. Our server (can't recall his name) was efficient and friendly. Our problem was with the menu selection and food quality, especially for the prices we paid. Everyone who ordered the chicken dish was unhappy with it-said the bourbon sauce didn't go well with the chicken. One person ordered the prime rib and could barely cut it with a steak knife. It looked more like pot roast. My trout was really good, however. My husband ordered the bison ribeye and it was amazing. The vegetable sides were very undercooked. We had to use a steak knife to cut the carrots. The salad was an unusual, rather bland assortment of lettuces and hard to identify items. The only other first course option was lobster bisque. I personally liked it, but most people would prefer a more mainstream soup, like vegetable or chicken based. Sunspot's corn chowder is one of my favorite items- wish they offered it at dinner, too. This was my first time to eat at Sunspot for dinner. We usually do lunch there and have always been happy with our food. We will definitely return to Sunspot for lunch, but unfortunately, not for dinner, especially at the prices we paid.

    Is this helpful?

  40. Family

    Grand Rapids

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great view, but don't go for the food. It was 5 star prices for 2 star food.

    Is this helpful?

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

The Lodge at Sunspot is rated 3.4 stars by 185 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Google Map for The Lodge at Sunspot

85 Parsenn Rd, Winter Park, CO 80482

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Sunspot is only accessible by boarding "The Gondola" in the Base Village
  • Neighborhood
    Winter Park
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 10:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Complimentary parking is available in The Village parking garage after 3:00pm at the base of Winter Park Mountain. There are also free lots surrounding the resort with free shuttles to the base.
  • Public transit
    The Lift resort shuttle service is available by calling 970-726-4163
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
OpenTable
  • About Us
  • Blog
  • Careers
  • Press
More
Businesses
  • Restaurant reservation software
  • Industry insights
  • Hospitality resources
  • Marketing resources
  • Operation resources
  • How to open a restaurant
  • For restaurants
  • For restaurant groups
Join us on
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
Rentalcars Logo
OpenTable Logo