On April 15, 1995, the Cottonwood Steakhouse officially opened for business in beautiful Bluff, Utah. And, in 2015, we our celebrating our 20th anniversary.
Original owners Gene and Howard Brundage bought an old trading post along Highway 191 in Bluff, Utah and began to remake the property into a restaurant. The restaurant takes its name from a large cottonwood tree—actually five intertwined cottonwood trees—just outside the building. The Brundages decided to enclose the area surrounding the tree into a large outdoor patio so patrons could enjoy the cool summer nights in Bluff. The interior of the restaurant was styled in a fashion to evoke the interior of a pioneer cabin.
Current owner Rick Reeb’s love of red rocks and Utah’s canyon country brought him to the Cottonwood Steakhouse in 2006 after floating the nearby San Juan river on a family vacation with his wife and son. He liked the restaurant and the area so much that he bought the place, retired from his corporate job, and began his “first retirement”. Almost a decade later, the adventure continues.
Over the 20 years, the Cottonwood Steakhouse has served visitors from literally all over the world. Thank you for visiting Bluff and dining at the Cottonwood Steakhouse!