Ever since its doors first opened in 1999, the Twin Owls Steakhouse has been one of Estes Park’s finest dining and special event destinations and owned and operated by Sandra Huerta and Thad Eggen for the past eight years. For the past two decades, the Steakhouse has provided the perfect combination of Rocky Mountain splendor and the finest food and service, creating a truly memorable experience for each and every guest.
Now, as we put the finishing touches on the Steakhouse’s new home at the Taharaa Mountain Lodge, we’re so excited to be able to invite you and yours to join us for twenty more wonderful years at the Twin Owls. Featuring stunning views of the Estes Valley, and offering all the amenities of a world-class, 18-room bed and breakfast, we could not have imagined a better location for the best fine dining that Estes Park has to offer.
Thank you all so much for your years of support and patronage, and we hope you’ll join us as often as you can in making all the years to come even more memorable!
The Twin Owls Family
Meet the Owners
With nearly forty years between them spent amidst the beauty of the Rocky Mountains, owners Sandra Huerta and Thad Eggen have made a lifelong home for themselves in the Estes Valley. Together with their son Mateo, they take every opportunity to enjoy all the adventures that this spectacular corner of the world has to offer.
Sandra Huerta is a Colorado native who has lived in Estes Park since 1999, she has been with Twin Owls from the very beginning. Starting out as a hostess before shifting her focus and talents toward developing the Steakhouse into the quintessential Colorado wedding and event venue. She still slips behind the host stand on occasion, but most of her time is now spent working to ensure that every detail of every wedding, rehearsal dinner and family reunion is planned to perfection.
With more than fifteen years spent booking and coordinating events for the Steakhouse, Sandra has worked tirelessly to transform Twin Owls into one of Estes’ most desirable locale for events of every kind. Since taking over ownership of the Steakhouse, Sandra has also made the Twin Owls a centerpiece of the community. Working with the Estes Valley Wedding Association, the Estes Park Economic Development Corporation and with multiple local charities, she has helped to ensure that the Estes Valley continues to be a wonderful place both to work and to live.
Born in Kansas, Thad Eggen made his way to the Rocky Mountains just as quickly as he could. Living and working in Estes Park since 1997, he is now one of the Valley’s premiere restaurateurs.
Thad took over as General Manager of the Twin Owls Steakhouse in 2009, and has spent the last decade building the Steakhouse into one of Estes Park’s most well-regarded fine dining destinations. A jack of all trades and a master of each, Thad can just as easily be found behind the bar making drinks as he can be on the floor delivering food or helping the kitchen through a busy summer night. He also plays an active role in the community, working with the Estes Park Cycling Coalition, the local Boy Scout troop, and other local businesses, all with an eye toward making Estes Park the best of all Colorado’s mountain towns.