3 Best Neighborhoods in Keystone for Rental Income

In Keystone there are a lot of variables to think about when it comes to vacation rentals. Snowfall of course plays a huge role in rentals, but you may ask: How can I make sure that if I am buying a property it is going to be in an area that retains good rentals regardless of the snow conditions?

Simply put, certain areas of Keystone rent out more often and for higher dollar amounts than others, and while property type has something to do with it (private home vs. studio condo) when you compare apples to apples, like property to like property you have to think about the AREA you are renting within, not just the property.

If you are thinking about purchasing a property in Keystone, take a look at our Top 3 recommendations for rental property locations at Keystone Resort!

Views of the Keystone Ranch Golf Course

# 3. Keystone Ranch

The Keystone Ranch is tucked away in the back of Keystone Resort. Flanked by Keystone’s 2 world-class Golf Courses, the Keystone Ranch Course and the Keystone River Course, the Ranch is as exclusive and luxurious as you can find at Keystone Resort. Most homes within the Ranch have access to the Ranch pool house and tennis courts in the summer months. Rolling hills, mountain vistas, and wide-open spaces make it a beautiful backdrop for homes in the area.

The Ranch is also home to the acclaimed Keystone Ranch Restaurant which is one of Keystone’s two AAA Four Diamond Rated restaurants. Experience some of the highly unique dishes of Keystone’s finest chefs. They also serve breakfast, lunch and a more casual apres-golf dining with drinks, appetizers and a wonderful outdoor patio area to enjoy on warm summer afternoons.

What really makes this area unique is the types of properties you find here. There are no condos, no townhomes and very few duplexes. The vast majority of the properties here are large single family homes which really come to embody the feeling of an American Mountain Lodge, not so much a European Chalet. These properties are as unique as the location.

Settler’s Creek Townhomes in East Keystone


#2. East Keystone

East Keystone is one of the other “outskirts” of Keystone. Situated off of Montezuma Road to the east of River Run Village, these properties border the Keystone wetlands and really feel like they are tucked away in the woods, while in reality they are just less than a mile from the Resort hub.

These properties are also located near one of the most historic locations in all of Keystone, the famed Ski Tip Lodge. Formerly a Stagecoach stop and Keystone Founders Max and Edna Dercum’s own residence, it is now one of the premier restaurants in Summit County and is also a beautiful wedding venue.

Located in East Keystone are 3 lodging developments called Ski Tip Ranch, Trapper’s Crossing, and Settler’s Creek. As some of the newest developments in Keystone they are known for luxury, spaciousness and uniqueness. Almost everyone who stays in any of these locations wants to come back! Some of the reasons include the exclusivity of Minnie’s Cabin in Settlers Creek and location. While being away in the woods you are less than 5 minutes by shuttle to the base of Keystone Resort. East Keystone is the perfect neighborhood if you want space, scenery, exclusivity and a little bit of luxury all mixed in together!

The view of River Run Village Keystone Resort from a condo balcony

#1. River Run Village

At number 1, what else would it be other than the heart and soul of Keystone. River Run Village is the place to be in the Winter, Summer, even Spring and Fall, this has got to be the #1 place here in Keystone. Home to dozens of shops and restaurants the River Run Village is where all the happenings are in Keystone, not to mention it is where the River Run Gondola is located, making it ultra convenient for anyone looking to get on the mountain.

Enjoy the fine dining of Wolf Rock Steakhouse, or make a reservation to take the Gondola up to Der Fondue Chessel or the Highest Four Diamond AAA rated restaurant in the United States, the Alpenglow Stube. From River Run you can experience some of the higher end dining in Keystone, without having to travel far. You can also enjoy the Apres Ski at some of the great other restaurants in Keystone and not have to worry about driving anywhere, so drink up and enjoy!

With plenty of retail in The River Run Village, it is sure please even the non-skiers of the group. Just at the edge of the Village is the pickup for the Summit Stage Free Shuttle as well, so you have easy access anywhere in the county. including Breckenridge, to the Silverthorne Outlet Malls, old town Dillon or even Copper Mountain.  As far as convenience goes, nothing tops River Run Village.

If you are interested in Keystone nightlife, this is the only place you are going to see big names in concerts at Warren Station or the amazing summer festivals in the village like Bluegrass and Beer, Wine and Jazz or the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival. If you thought Keystone was only fun in the winter, now you know that you have to come back for the summer too!

River Run really is the place to be, and that is why it comes in at #1!  Don’t hesitate to call us if you have any questions regarding rental properties in Keystone, whether you are about to sign a deal or are just in the dreaming phase, we can help you make the best decision for purchasing and renting a property in Keystone!

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