Enjoy the casual Bar and Lounge, the rustic elegance of the Main Dining Room, or the outdoor feel of the Forest Room.
For a more impromptu dining experience, visit our bar & lounge. Our full menu is available as well as more casual fare on the bar menu. Enjoy an elk burger with one of our seasonal cocktails, or sit by the fire with a homemade dessert. Seating for families is available.
Our kitchen team takes pride in preparing every meal with passion. From traditional fare to exciting new concepts, we prepare every offering with an array of the finest ingredients from premiere sources. Daily specials are carefully crafted to feature fresh fish, decadent meats, and wild game.
Service at The Mountain House is delivered by a team of experienced dining professionals. We carefully select our staff based on their knowledge and proven ability to make each and every guest feel at home.
Kings Mountain is a small community that sits perched along a ridge of the Santa Cruz Mountains between the Half Moon Bay coast and San Francisco Peninsula. Nowadays home to many nature preserves and a scattering of lucky residents, the 60 square miles that comprise the area were historically home to lumber mills dating as far back as 1852. The lumber economy resulted in a bevy of establishments over the years, and in the late 1920s "Kings Rendezvous" was constructed in the heart of Kings Mountain.
Kings Rendezvous became one of the longest standing establishments within the community, existing as The Red Pump in the late forties to early seventies, Alex's Mountain House until the early eighties, and now as The Mountain House. Owned and operated by the same family since 1988, the Mountain House garners a diverse clientele: ranging from nature lovers enjoying a drink or snack in the bar, to those seeking a fine dining experience in a rustic country atmosphere under the redwoods.
For a memorable evening, take a scenic drive with panoramic views to a special haven with fine food in a relaxing, rural atmosphere. Sit by a warm fire or gaze into the redwoods while enjoying savory meats, wild game, poultry, and pasta. The Mountain House offers an original fusion of California and American cuisine in our historic ridge top cabin nestled amidst giant redwood trees just minutes from I-280, the Mid-Peninsula, and the Half Moon Bay coast. Enjoy your evening in an elegantly rustic, candle-lit dining room, the outdoor beauty of the forest room, or the more casual first come, first serve bar. However you choose to visit the Mountain House, we hope to make it an occasion to remember.