Situated just above the resort, Anderson’s Cabin is the original homestead of John Anderson, one of seven bachelors who settled the Gulch in the early 1900s. Boasting sweeping views of the surrounding National Park, the quintessentially Colorado cabin, lit by candles and lanterns, offers a nightly Raclette Dinner in a rustic setting.
Derived from the French word racler, “to scrape,” the Raclette tradition started in the 19th century with group of grape pickers in the Valais region of France who gathered to celebrate the end of harvest. According to legend, one man built a fire to keep warm while eating and after spontaneously melting a large slab of cheese over the blaze, he scraped it off his knife for everyone to enjoy over their bread. A mealtime tradition was born.
The resort’s Raclette experience retains a celebratory ambiance. Melted on personal grills atop a farmhouse table, the savory Swiss cheese accompanies an array of local and organic meats. The meal is complemented by a comprehensive wine list, and is finished with a decadent chocolate fondue dessert. The unforgettable Raclette experience is subject to a $250 non-refundable deposit at time of booking and requires a $1000 food and beverage minimum.