After a fun-filled day hiking the trails of Rocky Mountain National Park, make sure to stop in Estes Park for a great dining experience. Estes offers a wide array of restaurants, from fine dining to fast food. There is a choice for everyone, including those just looking for beverages.
Take a drive down Colo. 66 to the Dunraven Inn. The first thing you’ll notice when you walk through the doors are the dollar bills, floor to ceiling, hanging in the entryway and bar. They estimate that there is approximately $16,000 hanging in the building. From time to time they remove torn, faded and worn dollars and donate them to local charities. Markers and a staple gun are available at the host stand to assist you in creating your own personal memories to leave on our walls.
The Dunraven Inn is a charming neighborhood restaurant that is located right outside the south entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. Inspired by the spirit of Estes Park, they offer an experience that makes an occasion out of every moment. From a warm bowl of spaghetti to a decadent lobster and steak, there is something for everyone and for every occasion. The Dunraven Inn offers recipes and traditions that have been shared for more than 40 years.
Looking to get drinks after a day of outdoor activities? Look no farther than Snowy Peaks Winery. Since 2005, Snowy Peaks Winery has been producing award winning wines in Estes Park from Colorado grown grapes. Located at 292 Moraine Ave. in Estes Park, the tasting room offers a taste of Colorado. In addition to wines hand-crafted on site, there are also wines from several other boutique wineries.
Come try a wine tasting to find your favorites from our extensive list, then relax in the lounge or on the patio with a glass of wine and a selection of delicious, locally-made cheeses and gourmet foods.
They pride themselves in providing an unpretentious environment where everyone can have fun. From the children’s playroom and juice tastings to wine-themed board games and winery tours, you’ll have a great time at Snowy Peaks Winery.
If you are looking for a bit more carbonation in your beverages, head on over to Estes Park Brewery. The Estes Park Brewery has 12 hand-crafted brews on tap plus a non-alcoholic root beer. Each beer has its own story so be sure to check them out when you arrive.
Another great stop on Moraine Avenue is the ever-popular Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ and Brew. Founded by Dave himself, Smokin’ Daves BBQ and Brew originally opened 25 years ago in Estes Park, Colorado. Now, they have six other locations across the state: Lyons, Longmont, Denver and a location coming soon in Centennial, Colorado. Each BBQ restaurant hosts its own rotating lineup of draft beers for you to choose from alongside our award-winning barbecue.
When you visit Smokin’ Dave’s, you’ll notice one of the secrets to their success is the sauce. Their BBQ sauce is signature, and lucky for you, it’s available at every location they have.
Stop by Smokin’ Daves BBQ & Brew in Estes Park to fill up on great food after experiencing all Rocky Mountain National Park has to offer.