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).
Sun Valley, ID 83353
Comfort Food, American
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday 530pm - 9pm
Closed Sundays and Mondays
Sun Valley Road
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Accordion player (winter)
Catering done through Sun Valley Resort.
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.
Private Party Facilities:
For inquiries please call us
Private Party Contact:
Catering: (208) 622-2020
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
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!
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!!
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!!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 !!!
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!
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.
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.....
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