PEAK TO PEAK
Want to avoid spending hours in the kitchen preparing a large meal for Thanksgiving? Then head out and join other mountain residents and visitors for a Thanksgiving dinner at gatherings and restaurants across the Peak to Peak.
Nederland Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Nederland Community Center, 750 N. Hwy. 72
Everyone is welcome, Nov. 15 from noon-3 p.m., at the Nederland Community Thanksgiving Dinner in the Nederland Community Center. Bring a plate, cup and utensils to enjoy turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, and a roll. Bring a favorite Thanksgiving side dish to share, if you can, or just come and enjoy a dinner. Volunteers to cook a turkey, help set up and clean up or serve are needed. Sign up at tinyurl.com/ThanksgivingDinnerVolunteer.
Coal Creek Canyon Community Thanksgiving
CCCIA Hall, 31528 Hwy. 72, Coal Creek Canyon
Coal Creek Canyon Improvement Association hosts a free Thanksgiving dinner at the CCCIA Hall., Nov. 26 from noon to 2 p.m., for Coal Creek Canyon residents, friends and family. Turkey, vegetables, mashed potatoes, gravy, bread stuffing, salad, relish tray, rolls and pumpkin pie will be served. Bring a side dish or dessert to share. Volunteers are needed for all aspects of the meal including shopping, preparation, carving, table setting, calls and clean up. Call 303-642-0984 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations are suggested.
Allenspark Thanksgiving Potluck & Sing-along
Old Gallery, 14863 Hwy. 7, Allenspark
Enjoy a Thanksgiving feast, Nov. 26 from 4-7 p.m. at the Old Gallery in Allenspark. Turkey will be provided, just bring a side or dessert and beverages. Dinner is followed by a sing-along of traditional favorites. Table hosts are needed to decorate and set each table for eight to 10. Contact Margie Patterson at 303-747-2089 or email@example.com with questions or to volunteer. Reservations are helpful, but not required.
Peaceful Valley Thanksgiving Buffet
Peaceful Valley Resort, 475 Peaceful Valley
Road • 303-747-2881
Peaceful Valley Resort invites everyone to celebrate Thanksgiving with its buffet, Nov. 26 at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., or 1:30 p.m. All the traditional fixings, created by a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef and team, will be available. Call to reserve space.
Estes Park Restaurants
Several Estes Park restaurants are hosting their own traditional Thanksgiving dinners for its many out-of-town-guests as well as area residents who would rather stay out of the kitchen on the holiday.
– Nicky’s Steakhouse
1350 Fall River Road, Estes Park • 970-586-5376
Celebrate Thanksgiving at Nicky’s Steakhouse with a traditional Thanksgiving buffet featuring prime rib, turkey, ham and duck, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, soup, salad and pumpkin pie. Seatings are from noon-4 p.m. and reservations are highly recommended.
– The Other Side Restaurant
900 Moraine, Estes Park • 970-586-2171
The Other Side Restaurant offers a traditional Thanksgiving buffet from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Nov. 26. Reservations are recommended.
– Cascades Restaurant at the Stanley Hotel
900 Moraine Ave., Estes Park • 970-586-2171
Cascades Restaurant at the Stanley Hotel offers a traditional Thanksgiving dinner feast, Nov. 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call to make required reservations.
– The View Restaurant at Historic Crags Lodge
300 Riverside Dr., Estes Park • 970-586-1087
The View Restaurant at the Historic Crags Lodge offers a traditional Thanksgiving buffet, Nov, 26 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., including roasted turkey, ham, stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, rolls, pumpkin and apple pie. Call to make required reservations.
– Longians Saloon
110 W Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park • 970-586-4346
Lonigans Saloon invites everyone to join in its annual Thanksgiving potluck, Nov. 26 from 4-7 p.m. Lonigans supplies fried, roasted and smoked turkey, corn pudding, stuffing and cranberry sauce. The rest of the meal is potluck. Potluck providers eat free, others are a suggested donation of $10 for charity. No reservations are required.
– Waterfront Grill at Estes Park Resort
1700 Big Thompson Ave, Estes Park • 970-577-6400
Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving and Kid’s Only Buffet at the Estes Park Resort, Nov. 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a live pianist. Call for reservations.
– YMCA of the Rockies
2515 Tunnel Road, Estes Park • 970-586-3341
Reserve a spot on Nov. 26 from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for the annual Thanksgiving dinner at the YMCA of the Rockies. There will be gourmet-style buffets with a carving station, omelet and waffle station, seafood, specialty salads, hot entrees and a dessert bar. Reservations are required.