The hand-cut logs and moss-covered stones which house the Twin Owls Steakhouse were laid down by locally renowned home-builder Charles Chapman in 1929. This beautiful rustic structure was one of two originally constructed on the property, the other being the small guest house today known as the Columbine Cabin. Built as a home for the Wayne Stacey family, the cabin remained a single-family home for the next three-and-a-half decades. It was purchased in 1965 by Dr. Curry Meyers, who began to develop the property as the Meyers 3M Guest Ranch. He renovated the interior of the cabin and turned the space into a restaurant; at the advising of his friend Bill Meyers, he also changed the name of the property to the Black Canyon Inn. The restaurant and the surrounding property have passed through many hands in the years since, with the Black Canyon Inn currently under the ownership of Jim Sloan and the Steakhouse in the dedicated care and ownership of Sandra Huerta and Thad Eggen.
Meet the Owners
Sandra is a Colorado native who has lived and worked in Estes Park since 1999, the same year that she began working for the Steakhouse as a hostess; eighteen years later, she still steps behind the host stand from time to time, though most of her time is now spent acting as the restaurant’s full-time Sales Manager and Event Planner. With more than fifteen years of experience planning and booking events, Sandra has worked to ensure that the Twin Owls Steakhouse is Estes Park’s premier destination for every kind of event, and continues to strive as well to help grow the wedding industry in this beautiful mountain town.
Born in Kansas, Thad made his way to the mountains just as fast as he could, and has lived in Estes Park since 1997. A former high school Spanish teacher (with dozens of “grateful” students still in the area), Thad is now a full-time manager of the Twin Owls Steakhouse. When he isn’t behind the bar, delivering meals, or greeting customers, he can be found working away on his home brewing projects or spending time working with the Estes Park Cycling Coalition.