There’s nothing like Thanksgiving nestled high in the Rockies, surrounded by jagged, snow-capped peaks and the tranquility of the forest. When you come to stay with us for a Winter Park Thanksgiving, you’ll be treated to plenty of local events, fantastic options for dining out or cooking at your vacation home, and an unbeatable seasonal vibe in the majestic mountains of Colorado!
Make Your Own Thanksgiving Masterpiece or Dine Out at Local Restaurants
Winter Park and the nearby town of Fraser are standouts when it comes to having restaurants that serve Thanksgiving dinner, and you can usually find at least ten establishments that are open on Thanksgiving Day! At Winter Park Resort, you can find an elegantly plated dinner at Vertical Bistro and Tap, or a bountiful buffet at Doc’s Roadhouse. For a real treat, you can visit the Thanksgiving buffet at the Lodge at Sunspot, where the fixed price options can include a breath-taking gondola ride to the top on the Zephyr Express! In downtown Winter Park you’ll find no shortage of choices—Deno’s Mountain Bistro, Randi’s Grill and Pub, Strip and Tail, and Volario’s all offer three-course, traditional Thanksgiving dinners.
If you’d like to relax in the comfort of your vacation home and whip up your own feast using your fully-equipped kitchen, you can always pick up ingredients at a local market—many of our rentals offer state-of-the-art appliances and gorgeous kitchens that are simply a dream to cook in! For a relaxed dinner at home without the hassle, you can pick up a pre-made Thanksgiving meal at Fireside Market, City Market, or at the Safeway in Fraser.
Mountainside Activities for a Thanksgiving Unlike Any Other
For a terrific way to spend the holiday, take the group to hit the slopes for a thrilling day of skiing before settling down for Thanksgiving dinner. With opening dates in mid-November, you’ll be one of the first to experience the trails! To really get in the mood for the holiday season, take a sleigh ride at Sombrero Stables. The journey takes you to the old Rowley Homestead, where you can sit around a glowing campfire with a cup of hot cocoa and roast marshmallows and visit with the horses who gave you the ride! For those who love shopping, on Friday you can take advantage of the Grand Holiday Market at The Village at Winter Park Resort and pick up a few unique souvenirs from local businesses. Finish it off with the annual tree lighting by the ice-skating rink, and maybe go for a spin around the rink!
Winter Park Escapes—Your Departure from an Ordinary Thanksgiving
We have a beautiful collection of alpine-inspired properties, from spacious townhomes to quaint condos, ensuring we have something for parties both large and small! To book your dream Thanksgiving getaway in the Rockies, take a look at our vacation rentals online, and contact us to get your spot reserved today!