from Beaver Creek Reserve

Beano's Cabin

Beano's Cabin is open for summer season 2021.

Your dinner reservation includes the complimentary shuttle service. Shuttles depart every 30 minutes from the Beaver Creek Chophouse beginning at 6 p.m.

Whether you are a seasoned rider or looking to get in a saddle for your first time you are sure to enjoy our horseback ride to dinner! We have partnered with the Beaver Creek Stables to provide a horseback ride guided by an experienced wrangler. This beginner-friendly ride is the ultimate Coloradan way to arrive for your memorable evening

Please note that masks are required on shuttle rides to and from the cabin per CDC guidelines. Beano's will not accept cash so please plan accordingly.

*Guests riding horses must be at least 7 years old and weigh less than 250 pounds.

To book your horseback ride please call the reservations office directly at (970) 754-3463.

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history

It’s been nearly a century since Polish immigrant Frank Bienkowski left city life behind in Chicago to stake out a homestead in the mountains of Colorado.

Likely drawn to the same starry nights and “see-forever” days that still bring many here, Bienkowski settled into this very meadow—in the shadow of Grouse Mountain—and came to be known simply as “Beano.”

Bienkowski carved out a meager home for himself in the high country, raising lettuce and hay on his little ranch while also toiling in the Aurora mine at the head of the valley. 

In the summer, he drove his little wagon down the mountain into Avon to peddle his lettuce and mail letters back home to Chicago. In the winter, his trips were made on snowshoe. Stories were told of Bienkowski blistering into town on “Norwegian Snowshoes”—ten-foot wooden skis of those years.

Opened in 1986, Beano’s Cabin continues its tradition of culinary excellence. Inspired by Bienkowski, Executive Chef Kevin Erving cultivates a summer garden next to the replica of Bienkowski's original cabin to provide the freshest ingredients nature has to offer.

Beano’s Cabin is consistently recognized by the Distinguished Restaurants of North America and Wine Spectator "Best of" awards, maintaining a passionate commitment to supporting local and organic producers of Colorado meat, fish, produce and cheese.