Lodgepole 2010 – A big beautiful property ready for your vacation to Keystone!

Looking for the perfect holiday ski rental in Keystone the whole family?  We have the perfect option for you!  This spacious three bedroom in the heart of West Keystone will perfectly suit any family!

The open-concept design makes for a breathable, functional space that allows the entire group to be together at all times.  Lounge out on the massive leather sectional and enjoy the warmth of the private gas fireplace in this condo.   Enjoy amazing mountain views out of almost every window and marvel at Keystone’s natural beauty.   The mountain-rustic decor will give you the true Colorado feel while staying here.  Outfitted with rawhide accents, Colorado native wildlife imagery,  rustic hardwood floors and travertine tilework, this condo has the classic Colorado style tastefully pinned!  With three bathrooms, this condo will never have you waiting to get ready to get on those snowy slopes!  With being just a minutes walk to the bus stop, you will have Keystone at your disposal and completely within reach during your stay!  Leave your rental and be on the slopes in just minutes!  Take the shuttle to River Run and enjoy dinner and drinks without ever having to worry about driving back on those treacherous snowy roads.  Come back to the condo after an action-packed day of hitting the slopes and enjoy Lodgepole’s massive communal year-round pool and hot tub area with the whole family! Grill out on the private grill and jam out with your loved ones with the stereo system in this condo after a long day of exploring Keystone Resort!  It’s not too late to reserve this condo for your Holiday ski vacation!  Book today at SummitCove.com or call for the best rates at (970)368-7023!

SummitCove wins Best of Colorado Award 2015

Each year, ColoradoBiz magazine awards the best businesses of Colorado awards.  We are pleased to announce that SummitCove Lodging received the Best of Colorado Award for 2015 for Property Management Company.  SummitCove Lodging has also been on the Colorado Top 250 private companies list for several years running now.  We are honored by receiving this award and continue to strive to be the best property management in Colorado for years to come.

2015 Spring Cleaning Information

Each year beginning at the end of ski season in April, we perform what are known as
“Quality Assurance Checks, Detail Cleaning, Carpet Cleaning, and Dry Cleaning” in all of our properties to ensure that the properties we manage are in first-class condition for next rental season.

Wondering what we are doing in your property?  Take a look at our thorough checklists:

Quality Assurance Checklists 

2015 Current Quality Assurance Check Forms – Maintenance Checklist

2015 Current Quality Assurance Check Forms – Housekeeping Inventory Checklist

2015 Current Quality Assurance Check Forms – Guest Services Checklist

Deep Clean Checklist

2015 Current Quality Assurance Check Forms – Deep Clean Check List

Building Cleaning Order (subject to change)

2015 Detail Cleaning Building Order

Keystone Rustic Ski Lodge

Nothing can be more rustic than staying at a property in East Keystone. This is where it all started back when Keystone founders Edna and Max Dercum owned and operated the Ski Tip Ranch and Ski Tip Lodge. Max and Edna turned an old stagecoach stop into the Ski Tip Lodge which housed the skiers for Arapahoe Basin. The Dercums opened both the Lodge and A-basin in 1946. Max also planned the development of Keystone Resort which opened in 1970. Their old ranch site borders the White River National Forest and is beautifully wooded giving the East Keystone Townhomes the feeling that you are away from the city and tucked into the peace and solitude of the mountains.


There are several lodging options to choose from in East Keystone and these lodgings have maintained the rustic atmosphere of Ski Tip Ranch. The properties here are an affordable option because they are not in the main village but instead a short shuttle drive away. Ski Tip Townhomes surround the Old Ski Tip Lodge which is now one of the premier restaurants at Keystone featuring four course dinners. These are large townhomes that will give your group plenty of space. They also have 2 outdoor hot tubs with a changing room and showers to enjoy after a day of adventure. Trappers Crossing Townhomes are across the road near the Snake River and also have a outdoor hot tub with changing rooms and showers. Settlers Creek Townhomes are just down the road across the Snake River. These large townhomes are furnished with mountain style and have Minnie’s Cabin; a log cabin which has a pool table, fireplace, and big screen tvs. An outdoor pool, hot tub, grill and outdoor fireplace are also connected to Minnie’s Cabin.


There is plenty to do around East Keystone. Enjoy the quaintness and history at the Ski Tip Lodge, ranked as one of the best restaurants in Colorado by Zagat. Rent some snowshoes or cross-country skis and follow the bike path to River Run. You can also drive up to the old mining town of Montezuma ten miles up the road and enjoy a peaceful ski or snowshoe along Peru Creek high up along the Continental Divide. There is also plenty to keep you busy at Keystone Resort. You can take the free Keystone shuttle to enjoy the shops and restaurants of River Run or Lakeside Village. Keystone offers plenty of activities for the non-skier: ice skating on the largest zamboni outdoor ice skating rink in North America, dinner and scenic sleigh rides, snowcat tours, snowmobiling, and the kid’s favorite – tubing.


So even if you are not coming to Keystone to ski, you will enjoy plenty of activities to keep you busy. Sometimes the best way to enjoy the mountains is getting away from the ski crowds and finding the beauty that brought Edna and Max here.

Owner Testimonial – Silver Mill in Keystone Colorado

I have been very happy with SummitCove since the first day that I’ve decided to use them as the property management company for my condos. SummitCove addresses my concerns promptly, and in a friendly yet professional way. The staff pays close attention to the comfort and well-being of my guests. The cleaning staff leaves the condos feeling like luxury hotel rooms with their uniquely folded towels and extra comforts of home. My condos have been listed on numerous websites over the past eight years, yet SummitCove is responsible for booking more than 75% of my rentals. I am very satisfied with the income that I have earned from renting my condo and I would recommend SummitCove to all Keystone property owners.


Linda J

Ski Run #208 in Keystone Ski Resort, Colorado

Ski Run #208 is a beautiful updated property walking distance to the Mountain House lifts. This two-bedroom condo has plenty of room for your family or group with a master bedroom with a king bed and the guest room with a queen over queen bunk. The living room has a beautiful leather sectional so you can cuddled up in front of the fireplace and watch your favorite tv show on the large flat screen tv. After a day on the slopes or a hike down the mountain, you can come back to grill your favorite dinner on your private balcony while taking in the beautiful views of the mountains and the ski runs. The Ski Run Property has a nice pool house with a large indoor pool, hot tub, and sauna to relax your tired muscles after a day of playing. Also included are one underground parking spot and free high speed wireless internet. Ski Run #208 is centrally located just off Highway 6 to take advantage of visiting all Summit County’s old mining towns, great hikes, world class golf courses, the best ski resorts, shops, and restaurants. Ski Run #208 is a great spot to enjoy your Keystone vacation!

Will it be a good winter for 2014-2015? Here is the outlook!

Homeowner Newsletter – September 2014

Will it Be a Good Winter? What is the Outlook?
If only Crystal Balls could be used, answering this question would be easier. Bookings depend on many factors such as economy perception, consumer confidence index, consumer snow perception (or “hype” as we like to call it), and of course, SNOW.

Heading into the 2014-2015 ski season, we see some indicators that are looking positive. Consumer confidence is on the increase, but not yet at level seen before the Great Recession. Why is this important? Consumer confidence is an economic indicator which measures the degree of optimism that consumers feel about the overall state of the economy and their personal financial situation. This boils down to how people feel about spending disposable income on vacations or things that are not necessities.

Next is Snow Perception and Hype. Starting at Labor Day each year, the ski resorts kick into high gear and start showing people skiing down fluffy powder runs on TV and winter banner ads are all over the Internet. Since last year was a great snow year, we also have the opportunity to ride on last year’s marketing from Mother Nature. This is also turning out to be an El Nino weather pattern year which is favorable for moisture in Colorado. It has also been a fairly wet summer with no massive wildfires to hit the news. At this point in time, (and every year for that matter) the hype is high, but this indicator is simply a waiting game.

SNOW – Nothing does more marketing for the ski industry than a whiteout storm during a Denver Broncos football game. Weather warnings, airport shutdowns in Denver, and The Weather Channel all feed into spreading the word of snow. If the snow falls, we get people…lots of them. Local snow also invigorates the local Front Range skiers to head to the hills. The more snow, the better.

All of these factors combine to define what kind of revenue you will see generated in your property. The constantly increasing factors in the equation are the marketing, training of our sales team, the sales skills of our vacation planners, and the improvements we have made over the summer to jockey for top position in being able to generate revenue for you. So….the answer to will it be a good season? We’ll see. 🙂

Keystone adds new live snow depth camera

Keystone has added a new snow depth camera so you can see the snow depth live. The camera takes pictures every 5 minutes so you can do a time lapse video and see how quickly the snow piles up. The Keystone snow depth camera is a great tool for seeing exactly how quickly snow piled up during the night or day.

Spring Break in Keystone Ski Resort

Springtime is in the air and there is no better time to plan a ski trip then Spring Break in Keystone! Great snow, phenomenal weather and fun events for the entire group make Keystone a perfect place to spend your time off this spring!

Colorado’s snowiest month is March which is coupled by warmer spring weather to provide the best of both worlds for any skier or snowboarder. Blue skies, bright sun, deep snow and spring events in Keystone keep the town alive with energy and include something for everyone in the family! From enjoying cold beer on one of Keystone’s many sunny decks to whisping your kids away for a family ice skating session, the activities here are endless!

Spring Events at Keystone are always a blast and include the Burton Mountain Festival, Betty Fest, Mountain House Base Area Luau, River Run Rocks Concert Series and the Keystone Slush Cup! Kids can enjoy exploring the Kidtopia Snowfort located at the top of Dercum Mountain which is open and free of charge every day from 10:30 until dusk. There are also fireworks every Saturday at 7pm at River Run Village. Treat yourself to a night out while your kids have a night of fun filled activities at a Kids Night Out where they will get to go tubing, watch movies, play in the snow fort and have a pizza party!

Companies like SummitCove.com will help you find the perfect lodging for your family and help you plan your perfect spring break vacation no matter what you’re looking for! Want a property that has a patio grill and outdoor swimming pool? Would you rather a private sauna room and vaulted ceilings? No problem! We can pinpoint down to the smallest of amenities to make sure you are getting exactly what you need. Our team of vacation planners are always happy to give advice and recommendations on travel, activities, day plans and best values to make planning your spring ski trip easy and painless!

Spring in Keystone comes alive with energy and fun and whether you’re on or off the mountain you can be sure that you will experience the liveliness and springtime feeling wherever you go! During the months of March and April you will more than likely see skiers and riders in shorts and t-shirts and sometimes even swimsuits as the temperatures begin to thaw out!

Lodging while attending a Conference or meeting in Keystone Colorado

Keystone has many lodging options for guests who are attending an event at the Keystone Conference Center from hotel rooms, to condos, to private homes. Staying in a condo or private home may seem over the top and more expensive but you may be surprised at the values that make it worth your while!

When you stay with SummitCove, you have the ability to choose your exact property based on what size, bedding arrangement amenities, location and quality you are looking for. Our website includes photos, video tours and very detailed descriptions of each property so there are no surprises when you arrive. The comfort and ease of knowing exactly what you are going to get will make a big difference when you stay at Keystone.

If you are traveling with a group, a multi-bedroom condo is almost always more affordable then hotel rooms for each person. This also allows you to have meals, watch a movie or socialize with anyone you are traveling with yet still have the privacy of your own bedroom and bathroom.

Additionally, all of our condos include the convenience of either a kitchenette or full size kitchen! Kitchens provide the convenience of cooking your own meals and saving money on eating out at resort restaurants. If you don’t want to cook, you still have the convenience of a kitchen to store and reheat leftovers, enjoy some drinks, have coffee, or make popcorn for a movie.

Every condo in Keystone offers different common area amenities such as pools, hot tubs, children’s play areas, work out facilities, pool tables, movie theaters etc. The luxury of these amenities can make a huge difference when you stay in Keystone. In the winter, ski lockers also provide a huge convenience for storing all of your equipment!

So when you are deciding between a hotel or condo in Keystone, consider all of your factors and you will likely find that staying in a condo or private home comes out on top!