The Ice Bar at Uley's Cabin

4.7
129 reviews
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Contemporary American
Always attracting a crowd, this is the place to see and be seen! Join us for a gourmet lunch of upscale Colorado cuisine. Favorites include Colorado Elk Bourguignonne, Crispy Berkshire Pork Belly or an Oceanic spread of Diver Scallops and Mussels. Located mid-mountain on Crested Butte Mountain. Chef Charlie Brown can't wait to share his exquisite menu prepared in the spirit of Uley himself, but with an elevated flare.

And don’t miss the Sleighride Dinner at Uleys Cabin!

Enjoy a unique dining experience where getting there is half the fun. Take a ride in an open sleigh pulled by a snow cat to a cabin tucked in the woods. While there, enjoy an exceptional five course dinner. A full bar and a handpicked wine list are available to complement your dining experience. Bundle up afterwards to take the sleigh back to the base area.

Please book reservations for 11-2:15 for lunch and @ 5pm W,TH,F, and Sat for Dinner. Dinner reservations accepted
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HH
Denver
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I am writing this review without having experienced the restaurant. I was looking forward to the reservation we made on Open Table. However, the restaurant is closed for the summer unless there are special occasions. I blame this mixup both on Open Table and the restaurant. There has to be a way to deny reservations when the restaurant is closed. On top of it, we received an Open Table request for confirming the reservation the day before. Beware that you might be buying a lift ticket that finds the restaurant closed. Also, be concerned that you might miss the last lift down the hill if you don't find out about the closing in advance. This happened to other customers as well according to the lift operator.
Very irresponsible.

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TJ
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location (on the slopes of Crested Butte), and great food! Will DEFINITELY be back on our next trip 😎

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, great service. Wonderful food,a bit pricey but worth it.

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TG
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, cocktails, and service in a rustic setting on a great mountain. Great ell, duck, and pork belly. You may be in deep if you eat large. If so, late lunch may be your best option. Great day of skiing, great meal and cocktails. I said to the rest of my party, “If my heart gives out, don’t revevive me. This is how I want to go out.”

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ride up and beautiful setting. Food and service were amazing. They should include a glass of wine or two for the price. Also- the “sleigh” ride down to the base after dinner was VERY disappointing. I wish they had gone the same route or similar as they did coming to the cabin. The rush to the base was awkward at best and made a very strange evening to an otherwise amazing night.

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AO
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sleigh ride to Uley's was great and gave us an extremely memorable special night out with friends and family. Would recommend for a special event/ experience. Food was fantastic, and service was top-notch. And, our boys were given the special opportunity of riding back in the snowcat. It was a great evening that we won't forget!

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DD
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. A nice way to make a meal more memorable than just reserving seats at a standard restaurant.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner at Uley’s Cabin was a wonderful experience for all of us. The atmosphere was cozy, service was great and the food was excellent. The sleigh ride to Uley’s Cabin is a unique experience.

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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing night from start to finish. Food and service was great. Depending on how cold it is and if it's snowing, some seats on the sleigh are definitely warmer than others, so be aware

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sleigh slide off the track and we had to wait an hour to be shuttled to the venue. The food was very good but temperature on some plates was luke warm.

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S
Oklahoma City
18 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our whole group had the best meal with Uley's Cabin. We absolutely loved the sleigh ride up behind the snowcat. That added to the experience. I thought it might be like a cattle call, but NOT AT ALL. Holsted, our waitress was wonderful and very fun and keep up with our humor. Not a small feat. I look forward to going back.

Thanks Shellie Greiner

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Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The ride to and from the cabin was great and the service was very good as well. The cabin is beautiful and cozy, creating a great atmosphere. Compared to similar sleigh ride dinners at other mountain resorts however, this one was pricey for the quality of the food. Also there is no live entertainment here.

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KI
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service while skiing! Perfect break from the cold temps.

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FS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The sleigh ride and dinner were overpriced but the experience was excellent.

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S
Little Rock
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is our second time doing the sleigh ride dinner, this time with another couple and for Valentine’s Day. The meal was wonderful and the ambience was so warm, fun, and romantic. The soup course was a bit heavy and threw off our appetite for the rest of the meal, but the entrees were creative and delicious. It sometimes lags on at the 3.5 hour mark, but it’s always a good time and a special treat with your loved one or friends while at Crested Butte.

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M
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always! Our favorite spot on the mountain to eat and drink!

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MT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This cabin hosted one of the best meals I have ever had in my life.

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MR
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We loved the sleigh ride up the mountain and Uley's has a cozy atmosphere. We were a party of 9 and everyone loved their meals. Decent wine selection as well. I'd recommend!

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Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We have a large group and visit Uley’s annually. The service and atmosphere are always top notch! I will acknowledge that the food has gone a bit down hill. The portion sizes were smaller than normal but most of them were still tasty! I was sad that the Butternut Squash Risotto was replaced. I did try the Mushroom Risotto but it did not have much flavor and seemed like more of a side dish than a meal. Overall though, we love it and will be back!

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Perfect mountain lunch!

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1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience once all details were in place. Difficulty originally finding how to book sleigh ride dinner. Difficult to find details prior to booking ie. price, how /when to pay , how many people per sleigh ride etc. Had to call CB reservations for help. They referred me to opentable which had NO details . Just booking info.
Once at Uleys Cabin, Great food. Friendly helpful staff and well informed . Chef very personable and friendly. Great experience if you can figure out how to make it happen.

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JR
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was good but, rich if you like rich food this is an excellent place. A good meal for me is eggs and bacon so, it was a little too rich for my simple pallet. The food was excellent though. The ambiance was great with the sleigh ride. The sleigh ride back was short but, it can’t be helped going down hill. The staff were nice and attentive. Everyone including myself had a good time.

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Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice lunch

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My husband and I went for New Year's Eve dinner. The ride in the sleigh was chilly but we were given blankets and we bundled up together and were able to stay quite warm. Snow was falling and it really felt like we were escaping to a winter wonderland. The cabin was cozy but the seating arrangements feel private and comfortable. The dinner was at least 7 courses but portion sizes were just right for us to be able to enjoy each one without feeling stuffed. Food was excellent but it was the entire experience that made the meal so special.

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JB
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Service wasn’t good. Food had a good taste but is very overpriced. Setting is great.

The Ice Bar at Uley's Cabin
Responded on January 2, 2019

John, We are very sorry to hear your experience with us was anything but exceptional. Quality service is your right as our customer and to hear that we missed the mark with you is very disconcerting. If you have any further suggestions that would help us improve your experience and others in the future, please do not hesitate to reach out at 970-349-2275. I hope we have the opportunity to deliver an exceptional experience to you and your loved ones in the future. Ryan - Mng. Uley's Cabin

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good charcuterie to start. However entries arrived half way through appetizer. Sent back but clearly just sat under the lamp until we were finished the starter. Appeared immediately and looked and tasted flat. Great atmosphere and ambience. Good service although felt like they were trying to push us out the door.

The Ice Bar at Uley's Cabin
Responded on January 3, 2019

We absolutely understand your grievance with the standard of service during your dining experience. We sincerely apologize and hope to see you back again and deliver above and beyond your expectations for food and service. If you have any further comments that you feel would help us improve, please call 970-349-2275. Ryan - Manager - Uley's Cabin

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening with out of town guest for something unique! The food is wonderful!

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SA
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The wait staff was fine and the food good but it took us 45 minutes from our reservation until we were eating and for a dinner on the ski slope that is a lot of wasted time.

The Ice Bar at Uley's Cabin
Responded on January 3, 2019

Stephen, Thank you for your review. I assure you we are in the planning stages of minimizing the transition period from the check in at Trackers, to the moment you are being served your first course at the cabin. We understand that your time is precious, not to mention the time you have to spend on vacation. It is our priority to deliver nothing but exceptional service. If you have any further comments or suggestions, please reach out to us at 970-349-2275. Ryan - Manager - Uley's Cabin

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DB
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ride on the way up & down is incredible! The food and service were top notch! Took our whole family and all were impressed!

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JH
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience! The “sleigh” ride was a real adventure. This is not the romantic part of the night so don’t go into it with those expectations, as chances are the snow will be flying and the snowcat towing the sleigh is very loud, but it was a lot of fun! The service from start to finish was amazing and the food was equally as good. Very creative menu so you have to be willing to try some new things! The view from the cabin is stunning and ambience inside was very warm and welcoming with a nice rustic feel. It was a true Colorado dining experience.

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PH
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to go at Crester Butte. We go every year. I really like Charlie Brown’s approach using many small samples.

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LO
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

This was our third visit to this restaurant. We arrived about 2 mins before our reservation time. No one came to greet us or check our reservations for several minutes. Once seated, it was 10 mins. before our waiter came to our table. I gave him a little grace at first, because I thought he might have the larger party next to ours. Turns out it was a different waiter. Our waiter looked like he would rather be anywhere else; not one smile the entire time. The appetizer was microscope and had "just ok" flavors, the salads were fine except a bit too much dressing, both entrees were very small and nothing special. It's a rather expensive place, so I expect to get full if I order 3 things...no such luck. There are many other great restaurants in CB, so we won't be back to this one anytime soon.

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Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So much fun! Pended snow the whole time. Sleigh ride and all.

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Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My hubby and I were able to experience this amazing sleigh ride and dinner during our trip to Crested By the in March.
Everything was great....the ride, food and service were impeccable. Was worth every penny. It was more of a romantic/date kind of environment, but we did see one well mannered young child there with her parents.
We will definitely return when we are back in the area....
I only wish the system had been available in order to leave my review sooner.

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Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A+ experience! The sleigh ride was beautiful, the Decour of Uley's cabin was elegant/rustic, and the entire staff were welcome mean, professional, and experienced. The food was phenomenal --top notch! I will be back and have shared experience with Facebook friends and many others. Thank you thank you!

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SD
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Uley's was amazing! The food was delicious, drinks at the ice bar outside are fun for before or after your meal. The beer, and wine by the glass lists are reasonable. The food was incredible and priced super reasonably for the quality. The bottles of wine were a bit much for my wallet but otherwise loved the experience!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at Uley's!! It was so romantic and fancy for our anniversary. The sleigh ride was awesome as well.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was the highlight of our trip!! The sleigh ride and scenery were amazing. The 5 course dinner was absolutely the best we had ever had. We appreciate the chef coming out so we could tell him. I would highly recommend to friends and will plan to do it again next year when we come back. Since I can't ski because of an injury I was thrilled to be able to at least go to the top of he mountain.

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B
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Uley's is fabulous, rivaling the mountain view.
The presentation of the food is delightful and all of our selections were delicious.

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New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful slope side white table cloth meal. One of our favorite lunch stops!

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