Walking around the lake!
Getting very crowded.
I had a great time in the Rockies without snow
Pug Ryan's Steakhouse and Brewery sort of transcends the "Things to Do", "Restaurants" and "Nightlife" tip catagories, being all three simultaneously (in the evening anyway!). Perhaps VT should introduce a "Pubs and Bars" tip category: that would make my life so much simpler!The brewery itself produces a range of excellent beers, including its...more
About 11 miles east of Dillon, Loveland Pass is a mountain pass at over 11,000 feet at the continental divide. This is all the water draining to the Atlantic Ocean is divided from the water draining to the Pacific Ocean. There is a parking area on US6 (just off the interstate - exit 216) from which you get great views of the area around. There are...more
This town is for skiers or boarders. Bring lots of money because lift tickets are expensive. You can get discounted tickets on ebay or if you know someone that works on the mountain. Also, beer will get you far. You can get discounts on ski rental equipment. The beer bartering system is prevalent at ski resorts. Beer=good.more
BEST WESTERN PTARMIGAN LODGE. This hotel was a very simple and clean hotel, nothing fancy but the...more
276 Dillon Ridge Road, Dillon, Colorado, 80435, United States
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Business
708 Anemone Trail, PO Box 187, Dillon, Colorado, 80435, United States
Good for: Business
I know I have already given Pug's a mention in "Things to Do" but I do think it should get a second mention here in "Restaurants" given its deserved popularity as a restaurant as well as a brewpub.I haven't actually eaten here in the evening, though perhaps on my last visit I should have: HIC! But judging on its busyness this seems to be the place...more
This restaurant is fantastic and has a wide variety of food. Though for some you must have a distinguished pallet to fully enjoy some entrees with a pub feel. Fish and crab are amazing and potatoes are steam baked. I recommend the crab stuffed fillet. it is perfect!!!! thai shrimp or crab stuffed filletmore
This morning we drove to Frisco to pick Lorna up at the Transfer Station and the weather was TERRIBLE. The Dam Road was closed, due to blowing snow and Highway 70 was slippy and slidey. Jill did a fabulous job of driving but the rental car kept trying to take the navigation out of her hand. We got behind a semi doing one inch per minute and idiots...more
On a visit to Dillon, without foreknowledge, it comes as some surprise to find that the town is virtually totally modern (That'll be VT modern then!). If you have been through my Dillon intro then you will know why; if not then I suggest that you go there!The Arapahoe is a Dillon original, having been moved, Lego-style, from the old town when the...more
I wrote about the Arapahoe Cafe a couple of years ago and it's due for an update. After spending five consecutive months in Summmit County, the A Cafe has become one of my favorite places to eat breakfast or lunch, and I am starting to be recognized as a "regular".With indoor and outdoor dining, this place does a bristling breakfast and brunch...more
On a Friday or Saturday night Pug Ryan's is one noisey place. But it's noisey because it's filled with people having fun and eating great food. Pug's has a wall full of medals and awards for their home brewed ales.You can eat in the bar, or enjoy the atmosphere of a ski country dining room. The extensive menu offers, steaks, prime rib, seafood,...more
It's been three years in the making and not at all what I expected to find, but Mexico has brought something incredibly new and fresh to Dillon. For a county 9,000 plus feet elevation and tucked away in the Rockies, there is no scarcity of great food. Mexico brings yet another interesting batch of flavors to the area.I've been passing this building...more
This cafe was moved from its original location (in what's now Lake Dillon) to its present position a couple of blocks from the lake. It has outdoor and indoor seating and is open from 7/8 am. The cafe is very cabin-like and warmly rustic. It's not very big, maybe seating inside for 60. I ate there twice for breakfast and was at a dinner catered by...more
If you're in the mood for a tropical experience, stop by the Tiki Bar at the Lake Dillon Marina. Billed as the highest Tiki Bar in the world (9,000 ft. elevation), the terrace restaurant serves BBQ and potent rum drinks. Caution, the weather changes fast on Lake Dillon. You can be sitting in sunshine when you order, but be in the midst of a...more
If you are like most people, you will have a car and therefore can drive yourself up to (or back from) the mountain resorts. However, if you find yourself in the situation where you either do not need a car once you arrive, or do not have access to one, you can still arrive to Vail, Frisco, Dillon, Snowmass... just about anywhere in between.Prices...more
187 Reviews and Opinions
Every spring the lid comes off the "glory hole" of Dillon Reservoir, with hopes that the lake will fill enough from melt off to overflow the dam. In 2004 the water came within 1 inch.
In Autumn the lid is placed back on the glory hole for the winter and the lake freezes over.
Take the Highway 9 loop, past Dillon and through Keystone up toward Araphoe Basin and over Loveland Pass. The 11,990 foot summit marks the Continental Divide. All watershed on the West runs to the Pacific and the East runs to the Atlantic. The view from the top is spectacular. If you want to go higher, there are several trailheads here.more
OK, technically it went on in Montana, and while I hoped it might be something that, like in the manual says "will go out on it's own after three cycles", it didn't. Where to take my car?
Finding a decent mechanic in a new place is an intimidating process. I started calling around and found that just not everyone in Summit County works on Mercedes. So after a couple of referrals, I ended up at Ski Country Shell, just off the Dam Road in Frisco. I made an appointment for 9 am and dropped it off, leaving the keys with the service dept. Then I went over to the Holiday Inn, across the parking lot to await a call to see what the verdict was.
Within 7 minutes I got a call reporting what the computer code was and telling me they needed to dig a little deeper. 2 hours later I got a call saying it was finished and ready to go. All it needed was new spark plugs and I was set. $200 (you can hardly get someone to open the hood for $200 in California) later, I was on my way with my car running great.
Holly, the service dept. manager, was intelligent, helpful and wrote down the computer code for if it happened again. She also told me what to watch out for in the future.
I was impressed and pleased.
Fondest memory: Ski Country Shell
Auto & Truck Repair/Foreign and Domestic
1125 N. Summit Blvd.
Frisco, CO 80443