About Zach's Cabin - Vail Resorts

After arriving to Zach’s Cabin on an open-air starlit sleigh ride, you are welcomed by our warm and friendly staff. You will find many great selections of contemporary American Cuisine from Chef Ronald Jackson. Zach's Cabin has won Wine Spectators "Award of Excellence" for the last 11 years running and prides ourselves for World Class Service. Come up to Zach's Cabin and warm yourself at our fireplace and let us take care of the rest.

130 Daybreak Ridge Rd
Avon, CO 81620
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:15pm - 10:00pm

Limited Sunday and Monday evenings:
Sundays: December 18 & 25, January 1, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26
Mondays: December 19 & 26

Please call Zach's Cabin directly if your party is 8 or more.


Cross Street:
On Mountain

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(970) 754-6575

Website:
http://zachscabinbeavercreek.com/

Parking Details:
Please park at the Ritz Carlton's heated underground garage via Valet for $10

Public Transit:
Bear Lot, Avon

Executive Chef:
Ron Jackson

Private Party Facilities:
Zach's is available to groups in the winter only from December to March. Suitable for weddings and/or receptions, corporate group dinners and family gatherings.

Main Dining Room capacity: Up to 110 guests (60 guests with room for entertainment/dancing)

Dining Room and Gunder's capacity: Up to 160 guests (110 guests with room for entertainment/dancing)

For further information, please call (866) 395-3185. From outside the United States, please call 001-970-754-5762.
Email enquiries to BCGROUPS@VAILRESORTS.COM.

If your party is less then 20 people, please contact Zach's Cabin Reservations directly at (970) 754-6575.

Private Party Contact:
Beaver Creek Group Sales: (866) 395-3185

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Zach's Cabin - Vail Resorts Ratings and Reviews

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89% would recommend it to a friend

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Creative Cuisine (12)
Authentic (10)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 2 days ago

Put on your todo list on your next trip to Beaver Creek

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 1, 2017

I had an amazing time at Zach's. My date and I sat at the bar with Jamie and were taken care of like VIPs. The sleigh ride was magical, the whole staff greeted us at the door which made us feel very special, and the cabin was so cozy. The wine and cocktail list was everything we could ask for. The food was delicious and timed very nice so we didn't feel rushed. I would recommend the foie gras for an appetizer and the Denver prime and scallops for dinner. Will definitely be back and will recommend Zach's to friends and family.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Great Beer
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 (London)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Although I am a valley resident, I decided to treat some friends visiting from Boston on their final night in town. We had a drink at the Ritz bar before checking in for dinner. From the sleigh ride up with friendly driver Pete (we ended up riding in the snowcat cabin - such a cool experience!) to the views from the restaurant (the sun was just setting) - we were impressed from the get go. Zach's itself is a rustic little cabin located right on the slopes and upon hanging our coats, were invited to slip on flannel lined croc slippers - perfect for getting out of my winter boots. We were seated in the semi private dining area and were greeted by several different staff - everyone was just lovely. The sommelier Sean was very helpful in selecting a wine for the table. I had the beef carpaccio to start (which I cannot recommend highly enough) followed by a delicious black cod. The dessert was just awesome - a s'mores ice cream cake with graham cracker and topped with toasted marshmallow - so so so good! Get it! We also took some pictures in front of the fireplace which were great momentos. This was such an awesome experience for both me and my visitors - I cannot recommend Zach's enough for that special occasion and can't wait to go again next season :) We also saw some folks that snowshoe up to dinner - I wish I had known ahead of time that was an option - would be great especially on a full moon night!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Absolutely amazing experience and would consider it a "do not miss" if you're in the Vail area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Overall incredibly average, at best. Food was fine, but the clientele (many of which had children running throughout the restaurant) and service level were amateur hour. After paying $50 each per entree, they had the audacity to charge us a $6 per plate charge for splitting meals b/c we casually mentioned wanting to try each other's meal. They also failed to tell us they weren't running the sleigh ride, but instead sent a covered snowcat, which was equal parts noisy and uncomfortable. Would never go back.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Vacation in Beaver Creek. Awesome views on trip up in the sleigh. Friendly and very helpful staff - shout out to the sommelier. Food was excellent and atmosphere terrific. Well done!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Authentic, Cozy, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Fantastic experience. Very warm and professional staff. Food was great and the service was seamless.
Would certainly recommend.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Love the snowcat ride up, great wine list, staff is friendly.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 19, 2017

A "must dine". You cannot get better than the Zach's Cabin experience when you are looking for an elevated dinner with friends and family. We had a phenomenal sleigh ride hosted by Pete and Jonique from the Ritz to the beautiful cabin. Upon entering the cozy cabin where you are looking down into the restaurant, we were greeted by Rick and the bartender Scotty (proprietor of the hand crafted cocktail list) who promptly got us to our beautiful table. They had a kids buffet which helped get our little diners settled in as our server Krisanne explained the dinner menu and specials. Shawn, the sommelier, provided the perfect pairings for our selections which were hard to decide on since the whole menu was so tantalizing. Everyone we encountered was so nice to us and our children as the whole staff seemed to work together to appease all of the guests as if we were in their home. The manager, Luke, stopped by a few times to ensure our satisfaction which could not have been higher. In between courses we went out on the deck to get pictures with the sunset and sat on the massive hearth to warm up. The whole evening was capped off by the starlit sleigh ride back down while Jonique highlighted the constellations. We really enjoyed ourselves and I would not hesitate to chose this venue for a memorable occasion again.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Music all wrong for the venue & feel of evening... music felt like retail store at holidays... moving u in and out as fast as possible, not relaxing like what matches everything else about this awesome place

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

I was so impressed with the ambiance and food and amazing service and it was a perfect venue for my family. I rate Zach's cabin as one of the best dining experiences in awhile.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 14, 2017

We were in Colorado on vacation and decided to try zach's cabin. It definitely exceeded our expectation! From the sleigh ride up the mountain, to the food, to the sommelier Sean, to the service!everything was excellent! They had gluten free also for my daughter which was great! Highly recommend and will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View
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 (Memphis)·Dined on March 14, 2017

Great experience. Starts with a ride up a snowcat, followed by great service, and wonderful food.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Wonderful evening at Zach's Cabin bar. Most amazing bartender in Beaver Creek. Thanks Scotty!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Authentic, Romantic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on March 9, 2017

They have it all; the experience, location, service, and food. Start with a sleigh ride up the mountain on the back of a snow cat, dinner and wine in a cozy lodge, and a ride back down the mountain!

The service from the sleigh to the dining room was outstanding. The food was very good as well, both the seafood and meat entree's.

From the kids to the kid at heart, its just a fun evening with a good dinner included!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Scenic View
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 9, 2017

This was our 2 BD visit. First time last year was a wonderful experience with attentive server. This year we were disappointed. We talked to reservation confirmation person and said we were celebrating two birthdays. That evening no one asked if it was a special occasion. Our server was inattentive and forgot about things we asked for. It's an expensive place and we expected better. Will skip zachs cabin next year.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 8, 2017

Our most enjoyable Vail valley dining experience in many years coming here. The restaurant is accessed by a sleigh ride from the Ritz-Carlton and the trips up and back at night were wonderful. The restaurant itself is a beautiful mountain lodge design with high ceilings and an enormous central fireplace. What stood out most was the staff; all were friendly, helpful and attentive. Great wine list and excellent food. All in all a fantastic mountain dining experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 7, 2017

Everything was great. The waiter was the only exception. He was not really warm and friendly. The sommelier was though!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Excellent food service and all around wonderful experience

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Mountainside restaurant accessible by sleigh from the Ritz-Carlton in Beaver Creek. Cool fireplace in a romantic setting. Dress warmly as 8 minute ride in snowcat powered open sleigh can be bitterly cold despite parkas available from driver. Food was excellent from skilled chef, waitstaff professional and wine list satisfactory. On our particular trip up from the Ritz-Carlton on sleigh had quite a few intoxicated revelers who were annoying, but probably not a regular issue.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Our night at Zach's was truly sensational. The ambience is simply gorgeous. The food was fantastic. Tonite I had the calamari, the steak ribeye. For desert we had the s'more pie (as good as a desert as you could ever ask for). This was by far our best dinner all week in Beaver Creek. A very special experience to finish our perfect week.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Food was delicious. Service was not what is should be given the price of the meal. Appeared understaffed for the number of tables that were seated. Wine server was very disinterested in us once we decided to order by the glass & not by the bottle.

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 22, 2017

We went to Zach's to celebrate my wife's birthday. What a way to celebrate! The ride up to the cabin was fun and beautiful to see the lights of the valley. Try to sit in the front seats facing back. The restaurant is inside a log cabin. the atmosphere is warm and inviting. Couples and well as families. A highlight was the sommelier Sean Costa. So knowledgeable and so proud and enthusiastic about the wine list. He should be. It was fantastic. My wife loves white French Burgundy. Sean brought a delicious Chablis. The food was equally good. We started with the crab fondue. For main courses , we had the elk and the rack of lamb. Everything was delicious and beautifully prepared. We will return soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 18, 2017

We are part time residents of Bachelors Gulch and often have family and friends come to visit. In the past we always enjoyed taking them on the cat ride to Zach's Cabin. It used to be a great experience. They used to have the attendant who rides up on the cat tell the story of BG, talk about the constellation, the ski run we were driving on, etc., etc., etc. Now your are lucky if they ask if you want your picture taken. Sadly, the experience has become like a factory. Where they herd you in, slap food down in front of you and herd you out. The food is ok but nothing special. The service is horrible with not one little bit of personalized service. We are so sad one of our favorite experiences no longer exists!!!!

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 17, 2017

One of the best restaurants in all of Vail Valley but the Elk wasn't as good this time around. Still - a can't miss.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Great food overall and ambiance. However, nite if you are going with kids, the kids buffet really needs improvement - terrible quality and no variety. Other than that, it's a good restaurant with a wonderful staff and in a gorgeous setting

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 16, 2017

The good: Wonderful atmosphere. Very good food.

The bad: My cocktail was served in an unwashed glass. It still had the taste of lemon from the prior drink. It had lipstick on the rim. And something gross was stuck to the side. Ugh!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Very great service and great food. Love the changes to the menu. Everything was wonderful. Sleigh ride up had great views and the hostess on the sleigh was very entertaining.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We visited zachs cabin on Valentine's Day for a 60th birthday celebration despite then making a point of noting this down on the reservation. The restaurant had done nothing special for either of these occasions.

The sleigh up is enjoyable but it is cold and snow flies back from the snowcat if you're sitting towards the back of the sleigh. They did give us blankets and coats to help keep warm

The restaurant is beautiful and you are given slippers on arrival which is a nice touch

The restaurant itself was incredibly disappointing, the table we were sat at was cold, we mentioned this to the staff and asked if the heating could be turned up or we could be given a wrap to keep warm but the restaurant could do neither.

We waited a long time for the sommelier to come and speak to us and when he did he was relatively unhelpful and made no suggestions.

We ordered our food and one of our party ordered a pre dinner cocktail. 15 minutes after we ordered the waiter came back to tell us that they had run out of lamb, this was quite disappointing given the waiter had just recommended this.

Our starters came very quickly, before our wine or pre dinner cocktail had arrived

The food was warm rather than hot and there were some unusual flavours that we didn't feel worked.

Our main courses arrived almost immediately after the starters were cleared away and again were warm rather than hot. The elk came with a waffle which was cold and soggy we mentioned this to the waiter who simply said he would pass on the feedback

The whole meal felt rushed and as though the kitchen were desperate for us to leave so they could go home. Including the fact that they gave us the bill before we asked for it and just after the waiter had told us he told us he would give us a bit more time to decide on desert

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Sleigh ride was good. However, several things were of low quality: Waitress was calling my wife "my dear" which we did not like. Scallops came cold and had to be reheated.
Elk was just warm. Wrong bottle of wine was brought to our table, was later replaced with a right one on our request.
Desert was good.
We will not be coming back.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Sleigh ride up mountain was just 8 minutes long but so worth the amazing views.
Restaurant was only about 2/3 full yet they were out of scallops and tuna which was disappointing. I ended up with the black cod as labeled on the menu and then the Server told me it was either sable fish or white fish. So not sure what I had in the end but it was very moist and prepped perfectly. The accompanying sides were non discript however. Other plates that were served were the bison tenderloin and rib eye - good sized portions but both covered with the same sauce. I'm not a big dessert eater but the caramel cake was outstanding.
The Sommelier was very informed and quickly suggested a bottle based on our requests. Be prepared to spend big $$$.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Healthy, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Amazing location. Fun adventure getting there!!! Wonderful cabin in the mountain with great food next to a LARGE fireplace. Excellent way to celebrate my daughter' 9th birthday. Steve O. Was amazing at making it a special night for us.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Seasonal, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Cindi made the whole dinner very special. The food was great as well.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Fun
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 9, 2017

We celebrated my husband's birthday with a sleigh ride up the mountain from the Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch. It's a very scenic ride to Zach's. Once we arrived we were warmly greeted at the door by restaurant staff and immediately seated. The view from our table was spectacular, with a full moon rising above the aspen trees. The service was excellent, the wine list was extensive (the sommelier was very knowledgeable and helpful) and the menu was nicely varied. Our meal was delicious! We will definitely be back!

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 7, 2017

Seriously one of the best experiences of my life I will highly recommend!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Server Joe from Maui was personable and so intuitive- friendly but not intrusive. Sommelier was such a welcome addition to a wonderful meal with superb recommendations

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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 1, 2017

We had a wonderful meal! The sleigh ride was beautiful. We took our children and the kids buffet was great! The staff exceeded our expectations. An occasion to remember- would highly recommend

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2017

One of the biggest disappointments ever. We been going to Zacks for years and now it really hits the rock bottom.
Food is in diner quality, the best. 56$ for main and all it is, pile of mushed potatoes and meat piece dropped right on top of it.
Please save yourself from going to Zacks, there are so many good options in the area.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 25, 2017

Zachs was a real treat. The sleigh up the mountain was lovely. For the non skiers it was a sight we hadn't experienced. The restaurant was warm and cozy and elegant.
The service was excellent. My only complaint was the price of the wines. We did get an excellent one for $75 but that was hard to find in that price range. Almost everything was over $100. The sommelier actually guided us and found a great value for Colorado.
Being from Chicago where you can get gorgeous wines for under $75 it was a bit of a sticker shock.
The entrees were fabulous. Trout, pork, elk were lovely. Portions were abundant. Dessert was yummy.
It was a brilliant evening and a definite return to next year.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Excellent trout and zucinni eggplant meatballs. Gorgeous atmosphere. Tim was a great server. Highly recommend!

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