A very special way to wine and dine.

Our wine cellar is not only well stocked with vintages to complement any meal in the Ranch House Restaurant or Saloon, it's also an intimate and elegant private dining room with a bit of history built right in. The beautiful cherry wine racks and beams were crafted from 150-year-old cherry trees harvested on the owner's family land in Adirondack Park in New York. Known hereabouts as John Ls' Wine Cellar, it's named in memory of two family members.

To get to the wine cellar dining room, you have to pass through the The Barrel, a hand-crafted wine uncorking room, just more of the ambiance of John Ls'. It's a special place for special occasions.

For information on reserving this unique space for private dinners or meetings, click Meetings & Events or call 970-726-5633.


A sample menu from John Ls' Wine Cellar Private Dinners


Abalone Carpaccio  

Jalapeño, Tangerine, Pink Peppercorn, Sake Mignonette


Tuna Crudo

Ahi Tuna, Arugula Pistachio Pesto, Garlic Chips


House-Cured Charcuterie for Two

Duck Prosciutto, Wild Boar Lonzino, Lingonberry-Venison Sausage, Wagyu Liver Pate


Pan Seared Quail

Morales Farms Micro-Greens Petite Summer Salad, Quail Egg, Quinoa Stuffing


Mediterranean Platter for Two

Hummus, Baba Ghanoush, Tabbouleh, Flat Bread


Butter Leaf Salad

Golden Delicious Apple, Candied Walnuts, Goat Cheese, Tarragon


Heirloom Tomato Salad

Hand Crafted Mozzarella, Red Onion Caper Vinaigrette, 75 year old balsamic


Chilled Avocado-Cucumber Bisque

Caviar, Kendall Farms Crème Fraiche, Pea Tendrils


Corn Chowder

Oyster, Jalapeno, Leeks


Seared Ahi Tuna Salad

Soba & Napa Cabbage Slaw, Miso Vinaigrette


Rice Flour Fettucini

Basil, Peas, Corn, Tomato, Squash Pearls


Rocky Mountain Trout

Horseradish Potato Cakes, Crème Fraiche, Spinach, Crispy Pork Belly


Polenta Crusted Halibut

Arugula, Fennel Pepper Relish, Hand Rolled Gnocchi



Seven Vegetables, Pistachios, Dried Fruits, Cardamom, Coriander 


Roast Breast of Duck

Compressed Potato Cake, Rhubarb Compote, Haricots Verts Salad


Ibarra Braised Short Rib

Blue Corn Polenta Cake, Hatch Chile, Mole


Maple Brined Pork Tenderloin

Andouille Grit Cake, Braised ‘High Altitude’ Spinach, Caramelized Apple


    Elk Filet Mignon

Corn Flan, Bacon, Peas, Heirloom Tomato, Blackberry