Posted on 1/9/2020 by Alyssa Hubbard

Why You Should Stay Somewhere Other Than the Keystone Lodge and Spa in 2020

Sure, the Keystone Lodge and Spa gets a lot of hype.  It is the only spot in Keystone with valet parking and it does feature the Chocolate Village display in the lobby over the holidays!  But, we beg you to reconsider your lodging options for your next Keystone vacation, because there is so much more out there!   Get Closer to the Slopes! Let's face it - the Keystone Lodge and Spa is only a mile and a half from the ski slopes, which isn't really far, but it is when you consider how many lodging options in Keystone are within walking distance to the ski slopes or even slopeside!  Choose a property where you have 2 - 6 minute walk to the slopes instead of a 10 - 15 minute shuttle ride, such as The Springs, Silver Mill, Liftside Condos or Tenderfoot Lodge.  Or choose to upgrade your stay and stay slopeside at Lone Eagle Condos!   Cash in on the Views! When you stay in Keystone, don't you dream of waking up to amazing views of the ski slopes? Arapahoe Lodge 8119, Hidden River 5995, Ski Run 501, Slopeside 2800, Springs 8864, and the Keystone Brom House, are just a few of our favorite ski slope view vacation rental properties! [caption id="attachment_30472" align="alignleft" width="800"]Ski Slope Views from Balcony of Ski Run Condos Wake up to this view at Ski Run 501![/caption]   Stay Somewhere More Modern The Keystone Lodge and Spa is one of the original buildings of Keystone Resort, built back in the late 60's.  It was renovated in 2010, but here we are a decade later.  There are some wonderful newly constructed buildings in Keystone including The Alders Townhomes and River Run Townhomes, where you can enjoy the most modern and luxurious finishes and that 'freshly built' feeling! [caption id="attachment_30473" align="alignleft" width="800"]Modern dining area at River Run Townhomes in Keystone CO Mountain modern design and newly constructed, River Run Townhomes have it all![/caption]   Get More Square Footage for the Same Buck Unless you book a larger suite, most of the rooms at the Keystone Lodge and Spa are a more traditional (tiny) hotel room.  Why cram all of your ski gear, luggage and bodies into a tiny hotel room, when you could book a 1-bedroom condo that features a separate bedroom, living room and full size kitchen for a similar rate? You'll also save money with the option to prepare your own meals with the kitchen instead of eating out for every meal!   Enjoy a Less Crowded Pool Area There are over 150 rooms in the Keystone Lodge, and that's not counting some of the surrounding buildings that also have access to the pool and hot tub facilities at the Lodge and Spa.  That's potentially a lot of people in one pool!  Book a stay at somewhere like Flying Dutchman, Quicksilver, or Settler's Creek Townhomes where the guest to pool ratio is much lower! [caption id="attachment_30474" align="alignleft" width="800"]Heated Outdoor Pool at Flying Dutchman Condos in West Keystone Large heated outdoor pool at Flying Dutchman, open year-round![/caption] Choose a Heated Parking Garage Instead of Valet/Outdoor Parking You may find that you enjoy parking in a heated parking garage better than valet parking anyways.  Choose a building with a heated underground parking garage and you can keep your car warm and snow free and take the elevator straight up to your condo.  Luggage racks can help you schlep your gear and you'll be able to run down to the car anytime if you need to. Plus, complimentary parking for one car is available and you won't have to tip a valet driver every time you want to use your car! The majority of the condos in River Run Village have heated underground parking garages and are all within walking distance to shops, restaurants and the slopes, meaning you might not even want to use your car at all during your stay!   But I Want A Massage! Just because you aren't staying at the Keystone Lodge and Spa, doesn't mean you won't have access to booking a session their world class spa facilities.  Or you can skip the traveling and get a massage in your room!  Namaste Bodywork features mobile massage and will actually perform a service in your vacation rental - talk about relaxing!   Keystone Resort is home to a wide variety of lodging and vacation rental options.  SummitCove Lodging has vacation planners available every day from 8 am - 9 pm to help you find that perfect property for your dream vacation, based on what's most important to you.
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