EAT Directory Edwards

The Gashouse serves up wild game and plenty of history

Stroll through the large wooden gate past the overflowing petunia baskets and blue umbrellas on the outside patio and there’s a good chance you might be able to find your state’s license plate nailed to the log wall. For those with an adventurous spirit, there’s plenty of game on the walls and a wide, wide selection of wild game on the menu. Welcome to The Gashouse.

One does not need to take more than a few steps inside to know that there would be some tales to tell if these walls could talk. The restaurant itself may have 33 years of history, but the antique pumps in the back room reflect the historical roots honoring the building’s history as a gas station, general store, and post office dating all the way back to the 1930s. Each one of the trophy heads has a tale behind it — some bigger than others. Just ask co-owner Andy Guy, and be prepared for a whopper or two.

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Tuscan Hospitality: Vista at Arrowhead

The stunning views are the first thing you notice at the aptly named Vista at Arrowhead, and it only gets better from there.

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Signature Summertime: the Wolcott Yacht Club

Round the meandering I-70 westbound corner out of Edwards and you’ll drive through where high country meets sky country. Wolcott sits just outside of the main valley populous, opening up the scenery to expansive farmland and a rolling horizon.

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Fine food at Cordillera's Mirador and Grouse on the Green


The views are what first catch my glance, great sweeping vistas that are visible from almost every corner of the dining room. Then the menu stops my glance and I find myself intrigued by unanticipated options in a classic menu. I look around, wondering into what sort of Wonderland I’ve wandered.

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Italian hospitality is alive and well at Zino Ristorante

A bocce ball rolls by and you can hear shouts of excitement ring through the summer air. Yep, no doubt about it, you’re at Zino Ristorante, at Riverwalk in Edwards.

Stepping in to this mod Italian establishment with oversized Carpano artwork — whether for lunch or dinner — is a welcoming and enjoyable affair. The riverside outdoor patio with signature party lights sets the stage for the bocce court lined with pines in the background, blending the clean lines of the modern Italian décor with the beauty of the Vail Valley. The little patch of blooming columbines reminds you you’re still in the Rockies. Co-owner and executive chef Nick Haley proudly states, while smiling, “You can’t go wrong with our outdoor patio and bocce court…I even had my wedding reception here.”

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