Thanksgiving in Summit County: What to Eat, Where to Go and What to do

Posted by: admin September 24th, 2014

Thanksgiving in Summit CountyAre you like me and feel the need to make your Thanksgiving plans early? Well, if so, you might want to book your Summit County lodging now with the Frisco Lodge, as places to stay can be hard to find during this busy time of year in the Colorado high country.

The Frisco Lodge, the premier Summit County bed and breakfast, is conveniently located within minutes from Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin, making it the perfect place to stay in the middle of everything! Thanksgiving might be a few months away, but we urge you start making your plans now. In that vein, here are a few of the places to take the family for a traditional Thanksgiving meal and some other popular things to do while you are staying with us at the Frisco Lodge.

Frisco, Colorado

Frisco Adventure ParkBesides all of the wonderful Thanksgiving Day dining options within walking distance from the Frisco Lodge’s Summit County lodging (Bagalis Restaurant, The Lost Cajun), why not start a new family tradition with the 2nd Annual Turkey Day 5k? Open to all ages, this event takes place on the Summit County recreation Path and the Town of Frisco side streets.

Also, one of the premiere attractions in Frisco during the winter season is the Frisco Adventure Park, opening Thanksgiving weekend. The adventure park includes a tubing hill, beginner ski & ride hill, ski/snowboard lessons and the Nordic Center with its 45km of Nordic and snowshoe trails.

Keystone, Colorado

Keystone ColoradoJust a short drive from our Summit County lodging, Keystone Resort opens its slopes on October 31, so why not take the family for a great day of skiing? But, if you are planning on staying through Thanksgiving weekend, you might as well grab the kids and head out to Keystone’s Tree Lighting on Saturday, November 29. Ring in the holiday season with Santa Claus, holiday music, freshly baked holiday cookies, hot chocolate and giveaways for the kids.

Dillon, Colorado

Pug Ryan's Brewing CompanyPug Ryan’s Brewing Company will be open for Thanksgiving, serving its regular menu, plus special Thanksgiving dinner starting at 3pm. The all-inclusive dinner typically includes roasted turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, green beans and yams, plus pumpkin pie. Reservations are strongly encouraged, but not required.


Breckenridge, Colorado

Breckenridge ColoradoSki season kicks off early at Breckenridge Ski Resort (November 7) and lift tickets are considerably less expensive in November than they are later in the season, making Thanksgiving a great time to hit the slopes. An added bonus, ski on Thanksgiving Day to earn the Snow Turkey pin before diving into a traditional feast at one of the several restaurants around town, including Blue River Bistro, Spencer’s Restaurant, Hearthstone, the Motherloaded Tavern, Modis and Sevens at Grand Lodge on Peak 7.

Off the slopes, you can zip line, go underground on a gold mine tour, or take a carriage ride through historic downtown Breckenridge.

As you can see, there are plenty of places to grab a traditional Thanksgiving meal and partake in family-friendly activities within minutes from our Summit County lodging. But, the time to act is now, as reservations fill up fast during this high-traffic holiday time in the Rockies. Visit our website, book a room now and acquire that peace of mind. Hope to see you this Thanksgiving weekend!