Zach's Cabin - Vail Resorts

4.7
141 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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 David Gutowski. Zach's Cabin has won Wine Spectators "Award of Excellence" for the last 13 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.
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Denver
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a phenomenal experience!

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Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and fun experience on the sleigh!

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Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic food. Beautiful environment. Great service. Excellent wine list. Helpful and grounded sommelier. We go back to Zach's any chance we get!

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Austin
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Zach's Cabin. From the pre-sled drink in the Bachelor's Lounge at the Ritz to the 10 minute sled ride up the mountain to the delicious appetizers, entrees and desserts, it exceeded our expectations and gave us wonderful memories!

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LC
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a full time ski instructor at Beaver Creek, I've had the opportunity to try all of the cabins on the mountain. Out of all of them - year after year, Zach's is by far the best one to go to. The food is always outstanding, they have staff that come back year after year and the sleigh ride is always fun! Highly recommend the pork shank - it just falls right off the bone.

I am also doing the Keto diet and they were more than happy to accomodate any dietary restriction. Instead of getting potatoes with my meal, they happily subbed broccolini instead. Yum!

Some people say that it's "too expensive" however, the prices are similar to if you were to go out in Vail. Personally, I would rather go on a memorable snow cat ride and dine in a unique restaurant with incredible views for the same price! Check out Zach's, you won't regret it.

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IM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a double birthday celebration for my husband and our friend from Milwaukee. As always, the food is amazing. Everything we’ve ordered here are so delectable. It’s always a pleasurable dining experience. And oh the birthday dessert was a delight! Zach’s will always be our favorite.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The lighting at the entrance at the Ritz made it difficult at night to identify the turn leading into the property. We actually overshot it and then turned back.
Information regarding the additional cost of parking at the Ritz were not disclosed upfront.
Staff did not have accurate number of guest for the sleigh ride up the mountain and a group of 8 of us had to wait for another Cat and sleigh to accommodate us - need for improved communication systems!
The natural setting and the guest services at the restaurant crated an impressive ambiance. Staff provided a high level of customer service.
We were a party of 3 and ordered Octopus appetizer, Arctic Char, Scallops and Pasta: overall the portion sizes were small, with a lack of rice, potato or greens. The Scallops were well prepared; the Arctic Char was dry and the Pasta was far past it’s prime from preparation to serving time - not a presentable dish for the price point in a fine dining restaurant.
Go for the experience; not the food.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the dining experience at Zach’s Cabin was excellent and the food was a culinary masterpiece. Thank you!

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d
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent! The atmosphere is fantastic, but (like any restaurant) it all depends on the people eating at the restaurant - if there's a loud table, you can't really enjoy the ambiance. The sleigh ride is fun; however, please know: it's cold and breezy and you'll probably end up with snow flurries flying towards you from the snow cat kicking up snow, etc. Overall it was a good experience! The staff was excellent and fun! We felt no pressure to order things we didn't want to order. They also accommodated food allergies really well!

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FC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place and experience riding the sleigh
The kids menu it’s very big and the food excellent
The only con it’s the lady that hostess in the hotel, it’s zero nice, she just forgot to tell us to go out to take the slide and we were just in front of her all the time, after our complaint she just call the restaurant telling them that we were there late and never said a simple sorry

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ride up a ski run in a sled pulled by a behind a groomer. Then a great meal, generous wine list. Highly recommend.

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Naples
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner/ perfect!!!

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Indiana
135 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We have been part time residents of Avon, Co for ~15 years and have been to Zach's Cabin many times in the past to bring visitors. The experience was always a treat but, sadly, the food and service was not! After our last visit there, two years ago, we decided not to go anymore. We felt the expense was not worth it. Well, we changed our minds again when we heard that they had a new chef - and we are very happy the we did. The quality of the food was excellent! We were a party of 9 so we had several different starters and entries and everything was amazing (including but not limited to the squash soup, salads, beef tenderloin, pork, fish, and short ribs). The desserts were a little underwhelming. They were good but not that rich decadent treat one likes after a meal. The service was better except for a few slip ups - we received someone elses starters which only served 1/2 of our table so we waited for the rest of our order which didn't show up. We had to ask our server what was going on and he explained that we were given a different tables starters which were the same as ours but there were only 6 at their table. Also, when our main courses were delivered, again, half of the table received their meal and the other half sat waiting for the rest of the group to be served. The flavors were wonderful but several of us had food that was only barely warm not hot despite my plate being hot. A nice trick to try but didn't cut it. Water and wine glasses were filled, cocktails took a long time to receive. Zach's Cabin had definitely improved greatly and the ride up in the open air snowcat/sleigh is always fun. It's too bad that the guide that rides up on the sleigh doesn't give a bit of Bachelors Gulch history like they used to do.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband and I enjoyed the snowcat ride up and down the mountain. It fortunately wasn’t too cold. I had one of the best cocktails ever... Lily was our server. She was very attentive and polite. Food was excellent. Wine suggestion by the sommelier with my duck was a hit! The dining room was beautiful and romantic. I would suggest more dessert options. Otherwise, this dining experience is a must!

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JT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful find. Such an exclusive feel. Will definitely return next time we are in town.

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JR
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience from the musician in the lounge at the base to the sleigh ride up and down the mountain to the cabin to the food. The wine list was amazing and it was very interesting to talk to the sommelier.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful family experience!!! Lovely service and food! Highly recommend

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Memphis
20 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was awesome! The food was amazing , the waitress was great, the management was very nice, the ride to the top in sled was beautiful!!!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Will be back!

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SL
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our evening at Zach’s Cabin was amazing the service is top notch. The food was 5 Star plus the setting is warm, inviting and beautiful. It is truly as “do not miss” experience.

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M
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The man on the sleigh, every host, and every server were fantastic! The mushroom dish could not have been tastier!

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c
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner and experience Our new favorite on mountain dining spot!

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Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

The sleigh ride was fun- our hostess on the sleigh was very very friendly and accommodating. We were seated at a nice table and our server, Tom was very nice.
The butternut squash soup was delicious As was my companions vegetable salad.. she ordered the scallops which were good. I ordered the short ribs and after working the meat off the large bone on the plate discovered that most of the meat was extremely fatty. I left most of the meat uneaten due to the fat content. The most disappointing item were the roasted carrots- they were so hot with Jalapeño taste that I could not eat them. In retrospect, I should have sent the meal back to the kitchen for the price but did not want to disrupt my companions meal. The focaccia bread was very good altho as someone else said- not much of it offered.
The service was brisk as they were busy and we were the first seating. I would select another restaurant next time I visit.

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Denver
9 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous sleigh ride up & down the mountain to a warm & welcoming atmosphere . Excellent food, service, & a memorable evening with my husband! For a REAL Colorado experience, go to Zach’s Cabin!!

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AE
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating a birthday and had an outstanding experience! Food, ambience, and service were over the top thanks to Dana, Chef David and Crew. Sean spent a lot of time with us discussing wine, and loved his recommendations for future travel in Spain. So happy David came over from Grouse to take the reins.

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IM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 2nd consecutive year for my birthday celebration at Zach’s. Both this year and last year’s celebration were special. I love the attentiveness and expert dinner advice of the staff.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family get together

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Central Texas
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Wyatt, was terrific. We were a fairly difficult group considering we were probably drinking too much for the altitude. The food was amazing. The new chef is terrific. We all agreed it was one of the best meals we have experienced. The ride up and down in the sleigh was lots of fun. It was a clear night and the stars were beautiful.

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Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Zach's is favorite for Vail Valley, a step below but very similar to Beano's Cabin. Try it!

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SJ
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic Food! Great ride up the mountain on the snow Kay!

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The place is beautiful, the ride on the sleight was fun and organized, food was awesome. I strongly recommend the place. Will definitely come back if in town again.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing!! Great service!!

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Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Come to the Ritz early and have cocktails. Take the sleigh up the mountain. Food is amazing. All beef is Colorado raised and delicious. The new chef is incredible. Thank you for a wonderful experience and meal.

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JB
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We were jammed in a cold corner of the restaurant when it was not that busy. We had asked for the heat to be turned up several times.
Meal was very good. Excellent even just the comfort of the table lead to us being uncomfortable.

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CR
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the BEST time! We loved the sleigh ride! It was so fun for the kids to go to way up in the mountain! We all ordered steak and it was good! It was definitely an “experience”
Kind of dinner! We enjoyed the service and the sleigh ride!

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TD
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We selected Zach's Cabin following a friend's suggestion that the sleigh ride to the restaurant was a joy for the kids. Frankly, the reviews on the various sites were so mixed that I was worried I had made a poor decision. However, this was our family favorite experience for our trip to Beaver Creek! They luckily changed the kid's menu from a $45 prix-fix to an a-la-carte menu, which was a HUGE plus as out kids are very picky eaters and would not have eaten anything but the spaghetti on the prix-fix menu. They have a sommelier on staff, who was great at helping us find a good "value" bottle of wine to enjoy for the evening, which paired perfectly with our meals. Unlike some other restaurants, he listened to what we were looking for and didn't just recommend a wine with a high price tag. The steak was huge and amazing, and the char was phenomenal! The staff were professional, and very attentive. Would HIGHLY recommend dining here (it is dinner-only for non-members) but you have to book far in advance or check back frequently for cancellations.

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CM
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice experience with boyfriend

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PB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The sleigh ride up has great views. It was a very cold evening but we dressed appropriately and they have covers as well. Our table was ready when we arrived. The menu although small has something for everyone. The food and wine are great. The only downside was we felt a bit rushed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an awesome family vacation experience. Everything was great from the sleigh ride to the meal. The service was very good I had the filet and my wife had the salmon. Both were fantastic.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect winter meal and experience in every way! Loved it!

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