The Secluded Restaurant In Idaho With The Most Magical Surroundings
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So many restaurants in Idaho, so little time! Thanks to our state’s abundance of beautiful scenery, it’s actually a challenge to find an eatery that doesn’t offer up a lovely view or two, but some restaurants tend to stand out from the rest… or in this case, offer seclusion and ambiance in a delightfully hidden setting. But with this gem, it’s safe to say there’s also a lot more to love than just the surroundings – so prepare to feast your eyes
and your stomach.
A classic piece of Americana that shouldn't be overlooked, this seemingly humble cabin in the woods is a true mountain heirloom, and one of the most special ways to enjoy a night out in Sun Valley.
Between the incredible atmosphere, lush natural setting, unique history, and impeccable food - a meal here might just become the highlight of your trip.
Tucked away on the outskirts of Sun Valley, just before the town merges with the Sawtooth National Forest, Trail Creek Cabin is situated along side its rushing namesake, wrapped in a blanket of towering evergreen trees.
The dark wood of the cabin blends perfectly into the greenery, making it look like a part of the scenery, rather than intruding upon it.
You'll also be treated to perfect views of Bald Mountain in the distance.
Having been a part of the landscape for over 75 years, it makes sense that Trail Creek would fit right into its surroundings.
This romantic hideaway has been a Sun Valley staple since 1937. Originally Ernest Hemingway's personal hunting cabin turned, Hemingway ate more than a few steaks here, and photos of this classic Western writer still dot the interior.
In the summer, the back patio - a bridge over the water - is a must. The rush of Trail Creek’s rapids create a natural ambiance that is both energizing and rejuvenating as you dine.
Talk about a romantic, charming woodsy view! But if you'd like to sit outside, a reservation is definitely a must.
In the winter, the view is just as spectacular, but will be enjoyed from the toasty, fireplace-warmed comfort of the cabin.
Is there anything more romantic than a chilly evening, a crackling fire, and natural log furnishings?
Like its naturally picturesque setting, Trail Creek’s menu stays true to its hearty Western heritage while balancing modern flavors.
Chef Adam Fisher’s seasonal menu offers decadent, rotating options like tender Hagerman Valley Idaho Trout, served on a bed of mushroom risotto, and Bison tenderloins. But since Sun Valley is renowned for having some of the top visiting pastry chefs in the country, be sure to save room for dessert!
But perhaps one of the most unique and memorable delights offered by Trail Creek is that many of its guests don't arrive by car (although you can)…
But arrive by sleigh instead, especially in winter.
Summer carriage rides and snowy horse-drawn sleigh rides are an unforgettable part of the dining experience at this mountain gem, and are highly recommended!
Wrapped in toasty wool blankets and dashing through the trees, this magical start to finish experience is straight out of a fairy tale. Wagons depart for the restaurant from the village near the Sun Valley Inn.
Ready to experience the beautiful seclusion of this dreamy hidden cabin?
You can find Trail Creek Cabin at 51 Trail Creek Road.
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