from Beaver Creek Reserve

Beano's Cabin

Beano’s Cabin is currently closed for the summer season.

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 through the trails of beautiful Beaver Creek. This beginner-friendly ride is the ultimate Coloradan way to arrive for your memorable evening.

*Guests riding horses must be at least 7 years old and weigh less than 230 pounds.

For guests looking for a unique excursion to the cabin without saddling up on a horse we offer a tractor pulled wagon ride. A John Deere diesel tractor pulls a large open air wagon up the mountain. Anyone with an adventurous spirit can enjoy this rustic wagon ride. There is an additional charge for anyone riding the horses or wagon to the Cabin.

To book your horseback or wagon ride please call Beano’s Cabin directly at (970) 754-3463.

Beano’s Cabin serves dinner nightly in the winter season, December-April. We will begin taking winter reservations in mid-November. The only way up to Beano’s Cabin in the winter is a 20- minute open air sleigh ride.

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.