Courtesy – The Fort Collins Coloradoan, April 5, 2016
RED FEATHER LAKES — The little restaurant tucked away on Ramona Drive has been empty for a couple of years, but its history goes way back in this mountain community about 45 miles northwest of downtown Fort Collins.
The former High Country Inn was famous for its fried chicken, attracting diners from the surrounding towns, Wyoming and Fort Collins.
When the High Country closed in late 2010, it stayed empty for about 18 months before new owners opened The Wandering Moose in 2012. That lasted a couple of years.
Now, Chili Valdez and his wife, Tamara, have opened Basil at the One Eighty One, a restaurant and bar at 181 Ramona Drive.