Mountain Tap Gondola Dining…
…For those who prefer FUN dining over FINE dining!
We’ve stowed away our three gondola cabins to make way for picnic tables and patio umbrellas! Don’t worry – they’ll be back next winter. Reservations for Winter 2022/2023 gondola cabin seating will open in mid-August. Check back!
Each winter Mountain Tap adds to its patio three refurbished gondola cabins, offering a private, unique and fun dining opportunity complete with fresh craft beer and wood-fired cuisine!
- Each gondola cabin seats one party of up to 6 adults comfortably and could fit 2 additional kids with a squeeze.
- Each gondola cabin has its own blue tooth speaker so you can choose your own music.
- Each gondola cabin has a small heater. Remember you’ll be sitting in a gondola cabin on a snowy patio with sometimes sub-0 temperatures just out the window. Dress for winter!
- Pets are not allowed within the gondola cabins. No outside food or drinks. No smoking within the gondola cabins.
Pricing: Food and Beverage Minimums
Weekday Reservations – Sunday through Thursday, $50 food and beverage minimum*
Weekend Reservations – Friday and Saturday, $100 food and beverage minimum*
Holiday Week Reservations – December 26 – January 1, $150 food and beverage minimum every day*
If minimum purchase of combined food and beverage consumed onsite is not met, guests can also purchase beer or merchandise to go!
*The City of Steamboat Springs requires us to collect a 1% accommodations tax on the food and beverage minimum. This will be added to your bill and equates to 50 cents for weekdays, $1 for weekends, $1.50 for holiday week.
Sanitation and Safety
We book 15 minutes between parties to thoroughly sanitize each gondola cabin. With nothing but smooth, hard surfaces on the interior, you can be assured that this is getting done right. We also open the doors and run the fan for a bit to provide an air changeover. For this reason, you might find your gondola cabin a bit chilly when you first settle in. Once the electric heat and body heat start cranking, most guests find the gondola cabins toasty!
About Mountain Tap’s gondola cabins…
Our gondola cabins previously shuttled skiers at Killington Ski Area in Vermont. The ski area upgraded the cabins on its K1 lift in 2018, and the old gondola cabins eventually made their way to Colorado. Mountain Tap Brewery worked with The Gondola Shop, a gondola restoration company in Fruita, Colorado to obtain our three gondola cabins. Much of the mechanical equipment in the cabins such as the door mechanisms, cables and kerosene floor heaters was removed. Then we equipped each cabin with an electric heater, twinkly lights and a blue tooth speaker. We constructed the tables from the same beetle kill pine used to make Mountain Tap’s signature indoor community tables. We crafted the door handles from old bike crank arms. The gondola’s original bench seating remains intact, as does the unique artwork on the exterior, designed by Vermont artists decades ago.