Twin Lakes: Dining at the Dayton, Drinks at Malamute
Residents who lived in Leadville 100 years ago had it right. They knew exactly where to head when their small mountain community got packed with Front Range denizens looking to get up into the cool mountain air. They headed south, to Twin Lakes!
And today Leadvillites are no different. So if you’re looking to get a little elbow room, and take in some incredible cuisine and views, then head south to the Twin Lakes Inn and the Dayton Dining Room.
This quaint historic dining room maintains its original name, dating back to 1800, while serving up the today’s freshest dishes and enticing wines.
“Our meals feature comfortable Colorado and American cuisine served just the way you love it!” explains Chef Andy, the guy at the helm of the Inn’s restaurant.
In recent years, this restaurant in the southern part of Lake County has continued to secure its reputation for serving up delicious dishes from salmon crab piccata to slow-smoked pork ribs. And while they focus on dinner service from 5 – 8:30 p.m. daily, they do offer some afternoon bar fare from 2 – 4:30 p.m., including a burger and some salad options.
Guests can relax in the Malamute Saloon with a cold beer or cocktail or outside on the patio overlooking Twin Peaks. You just might see someone you know or make new friends!
Please note that dinner reservations are strongly suggested at 719-486-7965. Chef Andy notes that once the August race season starts, weekend will be extremely busy, so plan ahead.
However, he added, in September as the season winds down they have some fall fun planned, so stayed connected with the latest happenings at the Twin Lakes Inn via their Facebook Page.
The Twin Lakes Inn, Dayton Dining Room and Malamute saloon are located at 6435 E State Highway 82, in the village of Twin Lakes, Colorado.