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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.
Avon, CO 81620
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.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please park at the Ritz Carlton's heated underground garage via Valet for $10
Bear Lot, Avon
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
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!!
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
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!
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
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.
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 $$$.
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!
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.
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.
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