Ember is a Modern American Restaurant, Bar & Venue located at The Estes Park Resort on the shores of Lake Estes.

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Executive Chef Sean Gafner grew up on a farm and cattle ranch, developing an appreciation for fresh produce and a respect for sustainable livestock from a young age. After graduating from Golden State Culinary Institute in 2000, he cut his teeth in some of Northern California’s best restaurants before moving to Longmont, Colorado with his wife Rebecca and their four children in 2015 to open their first restaurant. Ember is the fifth restaurant of Gafner Hospitality Group, and the first for the Gafner’s in Estes Park.

Sean & Rebecca Gafner

Founders of Gafner Hospitality Group
Sean and Rebecca Gafner