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Eat & Drink

Farm-to-table isn’t a trend here – it’s a way of life



Smith Fork Ranch is truly blessed to be located in the mountains overlooking the North Fork Valley,  the heart of Colorado’s most fertile growing region.

We celebrate farm-to-table cuisine by partnering with the Valley Organic Growers Association, promoting sustainable agriculture in western Colorado; finding the best artisanal products; and respecting our local farm economy, traditions and habitats. There aren’t many places that can compare to this valley’s diversity of offerings. From a variety of orchards – including cherry, apple, peach, apricot and pear – to the abundance of organic farms and ranches, and a burgeoning wine scene. In the North Fork Valley there is a spirit of terroir that is all its own.

We are passionate about food and wine; and cherish our long-standing farm-to-table relationships with the local farming community. We are deeply involved in working with the best farmers, ranchers, orchardmen and wine makers in the fertile valley below our ranch.  Smith Fork Ranch’s renowned cuisine is rooted in what comes from those local organic farms and growers.

As a result, the Smith Fork Ranch dining experience will provide a level of enjoyment and health that is well beyond what is available in today’s fast paced, drive-thru world…simple, clean, elegant food that explodes with flavor.

We welcome you to come and explore our cuisine with us.

Smith Fork Ranch has a liquor license.  And as a result, over many years we have curated an award-winning wine cellar.

Please check out our wine list. You’ll find some wines that are available in some of the finest restaurants and wine stores in America, and others that are almost impossible to buy anywhere.   We have a selection of wines from the best wineries (our opinion) in Colorado, several of which are nearby* the ranch.

Award-Winning Wines

We’re dedicated oenophiles – and we love to share. In assembling Smith Fork Ranch’s Wine Spectator-awarded wine selection, we’ve chosen some favorites from our private cellar as well as other specific vintages from wineries we admire. Our offerings include bottles from the premiere growing regions of France, Italy, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, South America, South Africa and America’s West Coast, as well as Colorado’s own fine wine country. Above all, we want you to enjoy a wine that is a perfect match for your meal.

Breakfast in the Cookhouse or in the morning sun on the Cookhouse Deck.
On warm days and nights enjoy lunch or dinner on the open-air pavilion with stunning mountain views.
On cool nights, dining by the great river rock fireplace in the Fireside Room of the Old Elk Lodge.