Golden Eagle Inn

DSC00274I spent this past week galavanting around the state of Colorado. May I just say: fall in the mountains is absolutely beautiful. My parents recently purchased a new home in the Vail Valley and the views from their porch are absolutely breathtaking (make sure you follow me on Instagram and Facebook so you can see some of my shots from the week!).

Since I spend so much time (at least a few weeks every year) in the Vail area, I thought it was about time I add another City Guide to the list. So, without further ado: the first installment of my Vail Valley city guide, the Golden Eagle Inn in Beaver Creek.

The Golden Eagle Inn is a Beaver Creek staple. Located right near the skating rink in the town center, Golden Eagle Inn has always been one of my favorite restaurants in the area. Last week, after hiking the Village-to-Village trail, my parents and I sat down for a super-yummy lunch outside in the glorious sunshine at one of our favorite spots.

DSC00276DSC00279My mother ordered the Eagle Salad with grilled salmon (top). Perfectly filling for a summertime lunch (though, after taking a hike in the morning, I can’t believe she wasn’t more hungry!), the Eagle Salad is prepared with baby greens, grape tomatoes (you may note the absence of this ingredient – my mother hates tomatoes), toasted pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, manchego cheese shavings, and a vinaigrette.

Since we had worked up an appetite, my father and I each ordered the Grilled Salmon Sandwich (bottom). While my father ordered his with a side salad, I made sure to order Golden Eagle Inn‘s delicious sweet potato fries… and extra pickles… obviously.  The Grilled Salmon Sandwich is made with lettuce, tomato, red onion, salmon (obviously), and lemon-caper aioli, all between two thick slices of toasted marbled rye. This sandwich was incredible.

Golden Eagle Inn is open daily for lunch, dinner, and dessert, from 11:30AM until 9:00PM. Since the restaurant gets very popular during the season, I would absolutely recommend making a reservation before visiting the restaurant for dinner (lunch really depends on the timing).  Bon appétit!

Have you ever been to the Vail Valley? What are some of your favorite spots?