Saddle Peak Lodge

Hemmingway was here. Or at least that’s what the log interior, taxidermy, roaring fire, and menu of wild game seem to imply. At a time when pig’s ears and calves’ brains are à la mode, such wild game preparations as New Zealand elk tenderloin with brandied cherries and braised buffalo osso buco feel positively tame. Outstanding service, a bound wine bible, and tasting menus that highlight as much flora as fauna keep this canyon hideaway in the realm of destination dining.