History of Adolfs Event Center & Tavern

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Adolfs Event Center & Tavern has a rich history. Adolfs was first owned and operated by Adolf Luthy. Adolf Luthy was a Swiss immigrant. He came to the Winter Park area to work on the Moffat tunnel in the late 1920’s. Adolf married a local woman named Mildred Evans. Her parents had the Idlewild Stage Coach Stop in what is now Old Town Winter Park. After they were married Luthy opened Adolfs as a general store and bar next store to the Old Stage Coach Stop. He was famous for his chili and loved having his cronies stop by for supplies and a drink. The story goes that his wife who was quite crossed eyed would walk around the bar with a club, and if anyone would get out of line she bonked them on the head. Adolf Luthy ran the bar for many years and later retired in Arizona. Adolf Luthy died in 1959. Adolfs has had several owners over the years. Many skiers remember coming to Adolfs over the years after skiing and swinging from the chains that were suspended from the ceiling to a fire place. Because of the unique history of Adolfs we have made the decision to keep Adolfs in the name of our business and bring back the wonderful historical aspects of Adolfs and the Winter Park Ski Area. (Winter Park Resort)


Adolf Luthy