Dine at the Historic Minturn Saloon with Timberline Tours Transport

minturn saloonIn the winter season, Timberline Tours offers private group transportation to Colorado’s scenic and historic places near Vail including activity locations and restaurants such as the The Minturn Saloon. Even though Timberline Tours doesn’t guide Vail rafting trips and jeep tours during the winter, we still love to get out with guests and explore. The Minturn Saloon is one of our favorite places to do just that. This historic dining destination near Vail in the town of Minturn, Colorado, is full of Wild West flair and mountain-town charm. It’s also the end destination of the famed out-of-bounds ski run known as The Minturn Mile.

Get a group together, and let Timberline Tours take you to The Minturn Saloon in our private group transportation from accommodations throughout the Vail Valley.

Historic Dining Destination: The Minturn Saloon

Escape the resort restaurant scene for some real local flavor at The Minturn Saloon. Located approximately 10 miles from Vail in the historic railroad and mining town of Minturn, Colorado, The Saloon experience involves drinking and snacking in a quirky, memorabilia-filled bar or sitting down to dine in a generously sized, family-friendly restaurant space.

Experiencing Colorado history is one of the most exciting aspects of dining at The Minturn Saloon. Built in 1901, The Saloon building is one of the oldest buildings in the town of Minturn, which dates back to the 1880s. This landmark restaurant has a roadhouse feel to it and has been a destination for famous sports figures and celebrities over the years. An ever-growing collection of memorabilia covers its walls, so every time you dine at The Saloon, you can expect to discover something new.

Since The Minturn Saloon is the end destination of the renowned out-of-bounds ski run called The Minturn Mile, you’ll also find a lively crew of skiers and snowboarders in the bar during the winter season.

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And since The Saloon has a beautiful outdoor deck perched on the banks of the Eagle River, you’ll likely find some whitewater rafting guides here hanging out after a day on the river during the summer season. But despite the word “saloon” in this restaurant’s name, it’s a family-friendly place for guests of all ages to dine.

group transportationThe Minturn Saloon menu is best known for its Mexican classics, margaritas, and meaty entrees. Duck, quail, ribs, steak, and chicken can all be found here on the menu, which also includes vegetarian options, salads, and specials. In the bar area, you’ll always find heaping portions of help-yourself chips and salsa to snack on while warming up in front of a huge fireplace hearth.

Minturn Salon Seating Policy
The Minturn Saloon doesn’t formally take reservations, but a few different seating options, including call-ahead seating, are available according to The Saloon Seating Policy. If you’ve got seating questions, call The Minturn Saloon at (970) 827-4253.

Weddings, Private Parties, and Events at The Minturn Saloon
The Minturn Saloon also hosts group events including weddings or private parties; for more details, call Andy Kaufman at (970) 827-5954.

Timberline Tours Transportation
Get a group together for a trip to The Minturn Saloon, and call Lulu Garton at Timberline Tours to arrange private Saloon transport to and from accommodations in the Vail Valley: (970) 376-1135.

Professional, Private Vail Transportation with Timberline Tours

Operating under a charter transportation permit, Timberline Tours offers private group transportation services to and from Vail, Colorado, with a focus on transport to Colorado’s scenic and historic places. Timberline’s transportation services include professional drivers, customized itineraries, and clean, comfortable vehicles ranging from people movers to vans for small- and medium-sized groups. People movers offer ample legroom, bucket seats, and a central aisle that allows passengers smooth entry and exit.

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The Timberline Tours van fleet includes comfortable bench seating and ensures a safe ride for private group transport to and from Vail. People movers and vans are both used for winter transport.

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Timberline Tours can also accommodate larger groups with our variety of Vail transportation solutions that include people movers, vans, and busses. With generously sized seats, high ceilings, and a central aisle, a bus allows each person in a large group enough space to sit comfortably and move about with ease while entering and exiting the vehicle. We can also offer multiple vehicles to match your transport preferences.

Timberline Tours will work with you to find the best transportation solution for your scenic and historic Vail adventure. For transport booking and inquiries, call Lulu Garton (970) 376-1135.


Timberline Tours is the Vail-area’s premier whitewater rafting and backcountry jeep tours outfitter, also offering stand up paddle board (SUP) and duckie river trips on Colorado’s Eagle, Colorado, and Arkansas Rivers. All of our guided trips are open to Vail, Colorado, visitors, locals, families, and corporate groups.

To book your Vail, Colorado adventure, call Timberline Tours at (970) 476-1414, or email us at info@timberlinetours.com.

To book private group transport, call Lulu Garton: (970) 376-1135.