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About Trail Creek Cabin

A romantic hideaway since 1937, Trail Creek Cabin is a must Sun Valley dining adventure. Wagons depart for the restaurant from the village near the Sun Valley Inn during the summer season, and you may also drive. The seasonal menu has a western flare all complimented by a great wine list and a full bar.

Located 1.5 miles east of the Sun Valley Lodge (half a mile past the Sun Valley Club).

51 Trail Creek Road
Sun Valley, ID 83353
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, American

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday 530pm - 9pm
Closed Sundays and Mondays

Cross Street:
Sun Valley Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(208) 622-2135

Website:
http://www.sunvalley.com/things-to-do/dining/

Entertainment:
Accordion player (winter)

Catering:
Catering done through Sun Valley Resort.

Parking Details:
Located a mile and a half up the road from the Sun Valley Inn, turn at the lighted gate and follow the road down to the parking lot located next to the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Wendy Little

Private Party Facilities:
For inquiries please call us

Private Party Contact:
Catering: (208) 622-2020

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
If you would like to book a wagon ride and dinner please call (208)622.2135.

Trail Creek Cabin Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.4

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4.7

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4.2

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (118)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (65)
Good for Groups (61)
Fit for Foodies (59)
Kid-friendly (34)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Notable Wine List (22)
Worth the Drive (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Cozy (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Authentic (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Fun (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Seasonal (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Healthy (3)
Casual (2)
Business Meals (1)
Waterfront (1)
Live Music (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
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Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (Boise)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Nothing short of heaven. Food was outstanding, our waiter was the best, and the scones sealed the deal. Now, a 25.00 corking fee is a bit much as their winelist is just ok, and over priced as well.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Romantic, Seasonal
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Drhoda greeted us at Trail Creek and promptly seated us at a perfect table by the window overlooking the mountains, snow and sleigh riders. Delicious trout and elk tenderloin, luscious salads and fresh berry pie. A night to remember!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 22, 2017

Amazing in every regard...food, service, location, history, overall atmosphere...can't wait to return!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 17, 2017

cabin in a wonderful remote setting. very cozy atmosphere. we had the lamb burger and the buffalo short ribs. the flavors were delicious. our waiter diego was professional and curteous.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 15, 2017

the lamb shank was bland and over cooked. The bison steak and trout were superb.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Get the trout. You wont find better trout unless you fished it out yourself!

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Our family ate here after a small mountaintop wedding for my daughter. The food was delicious! Among us we had braised lamb shanks, Idaho rainbow trout and the Bison filet. The portions were very generous and we had leftovers to take home :)
The ambiance is great with fireplaces blazing. WE also had great service. We will visit again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Romantic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Boise)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Three best buddies had Valentine's Dinner @ TCC - we all chose the Special V-Day 6 course menu with a glass of champagne for starters and chocolate covered strawberries as a departure treat! We all agreed this was the best dinner in our five days in Sun Valley. Each course was perfectly presented and delicious - our compliments to the new TCC chef! This is definitely a restaurant we'll dine at again and highly recommend to all foodies who appreciate great cuisine & atmosphere!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Wish we had tried Trail Creek sooner - it's truly a gem!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Cozy, Outstanding Value, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Best place in Sun Valley. The head chef is beyond talented.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Out of town friends were visiting and we wanted them to experience the amazing Trail Creek Cabin. This is a magical place. The food was very good. The service on the other hand was marginal. This is a restaurant people are coming to for the experience. The hostess and server were not the least bit welcoming. Would have been nice to have some brief chat about the history or some special memorabilia. It's not just a place to eat. Disappointing our server could have been someone working at Denny's. Surprised there are no appetizers on the menu. It really should be open in the summer!!!!

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2017

A charming atmosphere that continues the Sun Valley tradition. Good service, good food. If it's cold, skip the sleigh ride and drive out although I'm sure SV will,provide car service if you decide a one way sleigh ride is enough.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 17, 2016

This was our first visit to Trail Creek. The food, service and ambience at the restaurant was great!
A couple of things to be aware of: We signed up for the sleigh ride to the restaurant and four course menu. The restaurant automatically charges full fare prior to your actual reservation and requires a 7 day cancellation.
The pick up location for the sleigh ride is at the Sun Valley Inn (resort). We were a little disappointed that there wasn't enough snow for the sleigh ride through the woods, instead we loaded a horse drawn wagon that followed the regular road out to the cabin.

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 (Boise)·Dined on March 9, 2016

We had a fabulous experience at Trail Creek Cabin. Spectacular rustic and historic setting. A terrific staff with friendly and professional servers and an excellent manager, Matt. All of them made us feel welcome, attended us deftly, and wished us farewell as we left. The gratin starter is just the right amount and yummy. Soup and brussels sprout salad were delicious. We had all clean plates at our table - NY steak, boar, and bison special. The dessert assortment was excellent. It is very nice to have a selection of small treats to share rather than one big dessert with multiple spoons. Sun Valley has some of the best pastry chefs around. (Check out the sweets at the Konditorei in Sun Valley Mall). We did not do the sleigh/wagon ride, since we have done it many times before, but it is a must-do experience if you are visiting Sun Valley for the first time. Spectacular on a starry night. Trail Creek Cabin will never disappoint. It has the perfect blend of great food, service and setting.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 5, 2016

Outstanding food and service. Beautiful place to have dinner.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 2, 2016

Great fun, try it !

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 18, 2016

We loved Trail Creek Cabin's authentic western spirit and beautiful mountain and creekside views, made especially charming in the snow. The food was exceptional -- the Raclette starter and beet salad we shared, and all of our entrees that we allowed each other to sample (meat and fish dishes). The service was excellent as well. We will definitely return next winter.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Boise)·Dined on November 29, 2015

We were happy that Trail Creek Cabin was open again for the season after being closed this summer. We love the ambiance of the cabin. The food is still excellent but they have changed to a prix fixe menu, even for non-sleigh diners and it is $75 per person. I prefer a regular menu so you can decide how much you want to spend but all four courses were very good so we will return, just not as often as we would with a regular menu.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 28, 2015

It is always worth a trip to Trail Creek Cabin built in 1937 when visiting Sun Valley. Cozy log cabin feel and feeling the warmth of the fireplace when you enter in winter is lovely. Lots of wild game items on menu if you like that sort of thing. Fixed price menu with 4 courses. Dessert is shared small pieces.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2015

My family was visiting for Thanksgiving and I took them to Trail Creek for the ambiance, not expecting much in the way of food, as it was in the past. Was I surprised! There's a new chef, and it was truly a memorable meal. The meat entrees were particularly delicious - tender and juicy. One of us had the steelhead and raved about it. The portions were generous. The meal is all inclusive, and the wine list offered many choices. It has always been a delightful place to dine because of its history and atmosphere. Now the food is delicious, too. Congratulations to the new chef. PS We also enjoyed the guitarist, who played quietly, and added to the meal rather than detracted. I would highly recommend the new Trail Creek.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 28, 2015

We started going to trail creek on annual trips to Sun Valley 17 years ago. The restaurant has been remodeled, but the ambiance is the same and the food consistently wonderful. Staff very organized and attentive. We've celebrated birthdays, anniversaries and dinner with friends Children are welcome and menu accommodates.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2015

The food, service and ambiance were all great and our friends really enjoyed the experience.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Boise)·Dined on February 5, 2015

we go to Sun Valley every winter but had never availed ourselves of the wonderful experience of Trail Creek Cabin. We were warmly greeted by a nice gentleman who seated us in front of the fireplace and told us about the history of the building (the photos were great also). Our server was very helpful, knew the menu and was delightful. The food was exsquisite--my wife had the chicken and I opted for a very nice New York steak prepared like prime rib. I was a little skeptical of the menu description of a "roasted" steak, but i have to say the meat was cooked perfectly, was seasoned simply and it was one of the best i have eaten. We will be returning to the Trail Creek Cablin every time we go to Sun Valley. The night we were there it was early and relatively quiet, and that worked for us. The adjoining table guests were also delightful and as is our practice we struck up a conversation. All in all, it was a great experience in every way.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 17, 2015

Our visit to Trailcreek could have been wonderful, if our server did not vanish. Crazy...the server was not seen again after taking our order. An ordered glass of wine sat on the bar, in front of the bartender, in our direct view......for roughly 15 minutes. The night would have been a complete bust if not for Shauna...(not our server) stopping by the table multiple times to chat and catch up.
The New York Strip cooked prime rib style was not a quality cut of meat.....not much could be done to save it. We love Trailcreek, and will return........only if we can count on Shauna to be our server.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Boise)·Dined on January 15, 2015

It is a special place. A beautiful setting, good food and excellent service, making for a great evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 13, 2014

From the service to the view to the food, everything was fabulous. I would highly recommend this restaurant. We plan to go back during summer.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 2, 2014

We had our 20th anniversary celebration, couldn't have been better. Great food and service, wonderful setting. We have been here before and have never been disappointed, we'll be back again next visit.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 2, 2014

I took my wife to Trail Creek Cabin for her birthday. She is still talking about it days later.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Boise)·Dined on November 29, 2014

We have eaten here for years. They change the menu yearly and sometimes its great and sometimes it falls short. They just reopened for winter. I ordered the New York steak. It was fantastic. The chicken is always good. The main reason we go here though is for the scones, rustic cabin, and great creekside dining in the summer.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 27, 2014

We had a great Thanksgiving dinner that we'll remember for a long time. Very charming and the staff was friendly. Typical resort prices, but that's expected. Too much snow and darkness to enjoy outdoors, but we could imagine that it is beautiful.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 5, 2014

We were celebrating our wedding anniversary. Our table had the view of Baldy Mt. . . and all of Sun Valley. Simply wonderful. Our entrees were very slow coming out of the kitchen. Our waitress was doing the best she could by keeping our water glass filled along with our drinks. . . . . . . the food was very tasty. We do love the setting and the decor of the facility.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Boise)·Dined on September 3, 2014

Gorgeous stream-side setting with mountain views for outdoor dining. Young international staff is attentive and fun. Great offerings for vegetarians—eggplant is awesome. Scones with honey-butter is meal in itself.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2014

We took some local friends and we all commented that the food was better than it has been. This is the most amazing restaurant, but the food has not been the quality it should be. Unfortunately, we all have been talking about the food quality. So, it was outstanding to have such a great meal. Please keep this up !!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Boise)·Dined on September 2, 2014

dinner at Trail Creek Cabin is a classic Sun Valley experience, Hemmingway knew a good place when he saw it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 29, 2014

I loved my evening at Trail Creek Cabin; we sat outside on the patio right next to the creek - there wasn't a bad view in any direction and they had heaters to combat the evening chill. My meal - buffalo, lamb, and bacon meatloaf - was excellent, as was my friend's halibut. When a thunderstorm came up at the end of the evening, staff were quick to move us and our remaining things inside. It was a nice change from eating in downtown Ketchum!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2014

We had a wonderful evening at Trail Creek Cabin. Our table was right on the creek. Richard took excellent care of us and we had a delicious dinner.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2014

Trail Creek Cabin has never been better. The food is now excellent and the service matches it. Do not miss and do not judge from the past. Great evening all around!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Boise)·Dined on August 14, 2014

Thank you for the excellent meal.
The only concern that we had was that it became rather cold and dark following a long process for delivery of the meal. We were seated outside with our 8:30pm reservation. We were eating our main course in the dark and cold after 9:30pm that night. Yet, it looked like there may have been seating inside.
Regards,
Gary

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 9, 2014

We have eaten at trail creek many times. The outdoor seating is beautiful. The indoor log is Tradtional log cabin rustic. Always friendly staff. Although I saw our server only twice to take our order and to deliver the check.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2014

Not as nice/good as last year when we had an outstanding experience. Maybe because there were two large parties and the kitchen wasn't tip top. The food wasn't spectacular as it was a year ago either. It just didn't have the same romantic feel and enthusiastic service! No specials this time, either. Maybe if we try again after Labor Day we will have a similar experience as last year after Labor Day.....

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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