The Mountain House neighborhood of Keystone was Keystone’s original mountain base area, and is a convenient location for all skiers of all abilities and ages. Set in a thick forest of pines, it is a stunning area of Keystone. The Mountain House neighborhood is only 200 yards from the ski lifts, and is located between Keystone’s Lakeside Village and River Run Village at the base of Dercum Mountain. The Argentine Lift and Peru Express provide access to the A51 Terrain Park for a little more challenge and fun, while you also have access to the Discovery, Poma and Magic carpets in the one of the largest learning areas of the mountain. With a ski school and children’s center, rental shops, retail shops, dining, and lift ticket office, Mountain House has everything you’ll need right there. Shuttle service is also provided from the Mountain House neighborhood to the nearby Keystone Village.
Dining in Mountain House
The Mountain House base area is fantastic, shorter lift lines, no waiting 10 minutes for an apres ski beer, sure the place is a little older than River Run Village but it has more appeal to someone looking for a comfortable place to sit down and enjoy your company. The base area has a nice BBQ joint, of course a pizza place, cafe and bar. You have all of the services available to you. The Mountain House base area is not too far from River Run only an easy half mile walk from River Run. However, the atmosphere is quite different. During the night the Mountain House base area winds down at an earlier hour than areas like River Run Village making it perfect for families who prefer to have the area quiet by 8pm. Close by are plenty of restaurants and shops along US Hwy 6 including Snake River Saloon, so you will still be within just a few minutes walking distance to fine dining, and fun pubs in the evening.
Lodging at Mountain House
Staying in the Mountain House neighborhood, you’ll have amazing views of Keystone Mountain or the Snake River Valley, as well as access to all of the amenities of the Mountain House Village area, including the pool, hot tub and local shuttle. Chateaux DuMont is located in the Mountain House area and is one of the nicest vintage buildings in Keystone, along with the convenient Slopeside complex which have the lowest prices for ski-in ski-out condos, great for the whole family! The Mountain House area has many condo complexes to choose from, including the Gateway Lodge, Cinnamon Ridge, Frostfire, Hidden River Lodge, Ironwood, Key condos, Liftside, Ski Run, Snake River Townhomes, and Snow Dance Manor. You’re bound to find the condo you’re looking for for your next vacation in Keystone.
In the summertime, you’ll be close enough to River Run to enjoy all of the festivals and activities Keystone has to offer, while still being able to get away from all the action and enjoy some peace and quiet in the Mountain House area. You’re also close to plenty of mountain biking, and for a little more relaxing cycling or walking, just to the north is the bike pathway that leads you over the beautiful Snake River wetlands, a pristine habitat, that you will find enticing to take in some bird viewing or beaver spotting. There is definitely plenty of fun for the whole family or your group in the Mountain House base area.