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Spruce Saddle

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Beaver Creek Mountain


The Setting

Located at the top of Centennial Lift, Spruce Saddle offers 360-degree views of alpine splendor. It’s a massive mountain lodge with seating indoors and out, and can accommodate groups up to 500 for private functions. It’s open to the public for lunch daily.

The Food

An outdoor barbecue serves up grilled tuna steaks, burgers, baked grinders, pulled pork sandwiches and kid meals. All the traditional sides, like potato salad, baked beans and corn on the cob, are available, too.

Gotta Try

The slow-roasted pork sandwiches are served with homemade barbecue sauce. The barbecued chicken sandwich gets its kick from a bit of whiskey.

The Fun With its mid-mountain location, Spruce Saddle is right in the middle of all the action. Visitors can haul their bikes up on the chairlift and careen down the mountain trails. A couple of horseshoe pits sit in close proximity, and soccer balls and footballs are on loan inside. So are discs and scorecards for the disc golf course that fans out from Spruce. The free course has some extreme holes, both uphill and down. A store inside also has discs for purchase, in addition to sunscreen and other sundries. Daily at 11 a.m. a free guided nature tour leaves from the lodge. Even beginners can participate in the hour-long nature hike.


With the Lift and Lunch program, a $15 credit from each $25 lift ticket goes towards lunch at Spruce Saddle.

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