We Love Our Guests!

We love taking care of our guests during (and before!) on their vacations in Keystone! Read what William recently had to say about his stay with SummitCove Lodging at the private home, Mossy Rock Lodge #127 in North Keystone.

 

Mossy Rock Lodge Private Home Rental in Keystone Ski Resort

Mossy Rock Lodge 127

DO WE HAVE TO LEAVE

by William on 01/28/2019

“From searching for accommodations, to coordinating logistics for equipment, all the way to checking out, we couldn’t have dealt with a better company. The property was outstanding, and just walking distance to rental shops, restaurants, and market place. The hot tub was a significant tool (especially for this out of shape reviewer). The only thing better than the breathtaking views and conditions, was the overall atmosphere provided by an amazing community. Smiles greeted you everywhere, and everyone was willing to help. We can’t wait to return!”

 

Thank you William! We love hearing from our guests, especially hearing they had such a wonderful time in Keystone! You can read property-specific guest reviews on each of the property listing pages on our website.  Please check out additional reviews about us, SummitCove Vacation Lodging on Google! 

Three Bedroom Springs Vacation Condo at Keystone, #8866

If you are looking for convenience, great amenities, ski slope views and an awesome pool area, The Springs is the perfect building for you in Keystone! If are you looking for a three bedroom condo that sleeps up to 9 with all of these great amenities, modern decor and comfortable living, Springs #8866 is the perfect vacation rental!

Pool and Waterslide at the Springs

 

Springs 8866 is a 3-bedroom, 3-bath condo located on the 3rd floor. The first thing you’ll notice when walking in is the modern kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. The spacious living room features a large sectional sofa that your whole family will be able to hang out on! There is a large dining table to have a nice family meal after a day out on the ski slopes!

 

Out on the balcony, take in views of the River Run ski slopes, as well as the awesome pool down on the main deck.  This pool even has a kids area and waterslide!  There are also 2 hot tubs, one is adults only, as well as industrial grills for a barbecue on a sunny spring day.  You also have a private barbecue grill on your balcony if you’d rather eat at the condo.

Modern Springs Condo

 

Other great features of this unique rental property are the gas fireplace and hardwood floors.  Head to the master suite, which features a king bed, private balcony and on-suite bathroom.  There is a second ‘master’ suite as well, that also has balcony access and a private bathroom.  The third bedroom is perfect for the kids, with a bunk bed set, full on the bottom and single on the top.

 

Master Bedroom with Balcony at Springs River Run

 

While staying here, don’t forget to take advantage of all of the great building amenities!  There is a ‘movie theatre’ room which you can enjoy a movie together on the ‘big screen’ in plush oversized arm chairs.  Or, challenge your family to a round of pool.  A kids playroom with a playhouse and plenty of toys is located in the same area.  Don’t miss your workout schedule either, there is a fitness center as well as steam room to soak in after you sweat!  Curl up with a good book on the comfy couches in the lobby as you listen to the soothing sounds of the running waterfall and stream that flows through this room.  You’ll love it here!

Bedroom with a Balcony at Springs Vacation Rental Keystone

This property is starting to fill up for the remainder of ski season, but still has President’s Day Weekend dates open.  Book this condo today and nail down the ultimate vacation condo for your upcoming Keystone ski vacation!

January Snow Totals Stacking Up at Keystone, Colorado

2019 is off to a great start and January has been bringing lots of snow to Keystone Resort, Colorado!  The latest storms this past week have brought 18 inches of snow and a total of 30 inches in January so far.  But that’s not the end! We still have 10 days left in January and there is daily snow in the forecast for the remainder of the month, according to Open Snow’s Joel Gratz.

 

 

Keystone reported another 5 inches of snow this morning to cap off the MLK Holiday weekend.  Tomorrow evening another storm will be moving into Summit County, bringing up to 15 additional inches by Saturday evening to the ski slopes at Keystone Ski Resort. Snowpack is at 112% of the average for this month and we hope it continues to be an above average ski season! 99% of the mountain is open and all 20 lifts are turning.  Night skiing is open 5 days a week, Wednesdays through Mondays, meaning you can ski one of the longest ski days in all of Colorado, from 8:30 am until 8 pm! 

 

 

Don’t miss out on the snow! SummitCove Lodging has plenty of properties available, but weekends, holidays and Spring Break are booking quickly with very limited availability.  Book your stay at Keystone today to ensure you don’t miss out on the fun!

Why rent a vacation rental condo vs. a hotel for your Keystone Vacation?

Planning a ski vacation can be alot of work, especially if the whole family is coming along. One of the biggest issues most families have is deciding where to stay. Maybe a hotel or a vacation rental? Most families want to stay within budget, so often they just think of a hotel!

 

A vacation rental offers you the luxury of feeling at home while on vacation. When you book a vacation condo, you can have the family in all under one roof, but with each person having their own bedroom, as well as having a full functioning kitchen to cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner and separate living spaces to hang out! You don’t have to settle for a bad hotel breakfast or spend tons of money by eating out for every meal, breakfast, lunch and dinner, you can prepare family meals at the condo.  The savings you will have on your meals alone is a great reason to choose a vacation rental over a hotel.

 

While most vacation rentals offer more than 500 square feet, you’ll have enough room to stretch, relax and let the kids run around without them bumping into each other. Your family will feel much more like a local and enjoy the beauty of Colorado from your balcony, instead of a packed parking lot and cramped living quarters. You can enjoy family game night at the kitchen table or curl up in front of a fireplace as you all settle in for a movie night.  The extra space will allow you to enjoy each other’s company, instead of feeling like you can’t get away from each other!

Vacation Rental Condo at Keystone Ski Resort

Staying at a hotel, you might have to rent a few extra rooms to fit the whole family comfortably, and with that, staying under budget might be hard to accomplish. A hotel might be ideal if you are planning to stay for one night, since many people like renting a hotel just so they can sleep and continue their journey the next day. When you stay in a hotel, you have no choice but to go with their schedule for meals, housekeeping, fitness facilities, etc. A hotel is great for a quick trip, but if you want to feel at home, I would recommend you stay in a vacation rental! In most cases you’ll have more space, more privacy and more money in your pocket when you choose a vacation rental rather than a hotel. Especially when you are going on a ski vacation, many of these properties cater to you with ski lockers, heated parking garages and gas fireplaces to warm you up after a day out on the ski slopes.

Vacation Rental Living Room at Alders

The choices of vacation rentals at Keystone are endless.  We have walk-to-the-slopes condos in the heart of River Run Village, where you can walk to everything from skiing to ice skating to dinner or shopping.  If you prefer a quieter experience that is more out in the woods, we suggest a larger townhome on the outskirts of the ski resort, such at Settler’s Creek Townhomes in East Keystone. Need help deciding? Call a SummitCove vacation planner and we can help you find that perfect vacation rental condo in Keystone!

Cozy Gateway Lodge Studio Perfect for a Mountain Retreat With Your Special Someone

SummitCove Lodging would like to let you know about a little secret gem of a property,  Gateway Mountain Lodge 5025.  This comfortable studio has been recently updated and is the perfect homebase for your upcoming mountain ski vacation or romantic getaway weekend at Keystone Resort.  This studio condo is affordable and nice, with tons of great amenities and conveniences.

 

This property features everything you’d expect from a standard hotel room, but with even more space, plus a kitchenette, great amenities and free parking, so it’s way better than a hotel! You’re sure to enjoy the room’s modern decor, comfortable bed, plush rugs, new flooring and it even has board games, perfect to stay entertained on a snowy night in! Head back to the condo after a day out on the ski slopes to relax and enjoy each other’s company. Maybe it’s just a movie in bed with pizza from the best pizza in town, Pizza 101!

 

Comfortable Gateway Studio Vacation Condo

 

The Gateway Lodge is situated in the Mountain House Village at Keystone Resort.  It could be considered walking distance to the ski slopes, but it would be a long walk and why walk when the free resort shuttle picks you up directly at the front door of the building?  The SummitCove Lodging check-in office is located here too, making check-in a breeze.  There is a great breakfast and lunch restaurant here called the Haywood Cafe, so you can grab a quick breakfast sandwich and coffee before you hit the slopes. You can even pickup your ski rentals here with the in-house ski shop.  Need groceries, snacks, or a cold 6-pack?  The Gateway Lodge Grocery has it all… at your doorstep!

 

 

 

This property has an on-site indoor heated pool and hot tub, as well as a fitness center and large lobby area.  Each reservation includes a complimentary parking space in the underground parking garage and a ski locker to store your ski and ride gear.  This building has an ice machine and guest laundry room too, in case you need to wash anything during your stay.

 

So, if you are looking for a budget friendly or just plain convenient ski studio for your upcoming Keystone ski or snowboarding trip, this Gateway vacation property is a great option.  Watch a quick video tour of Gateway Lodge 5025 now.  Like what you see?  Book a reservation now at Gateway Lodge 5025 for the 2018 / 2019 ski season with SummitCove Lodging in Keystone.

Lovely One Bedroom Plus Loft Keystone Rental Condo at the Pines

With giant living room windows you will love the view of West Keystone from the Pines condo. Looking out at Mt. Buffalo, the view truly never gets old. Pines 2128 is in a great location with easy access to the bike path along Snake River and the River Golf Course. Also, the Pines is within a mile to the Peru lift at the Mountain House Base Area for those winter months of skiing. The Mountain House Base Area features one of the main learning areas at Keystone, in addition to rentals, cafeteria style dining, and ski school.  There is also a free resort shuttle that can quickly take to you the lifts or over to River Run or Lakeside Villages for dining, ice skating, gondola rides or shopping. 

 

 

This one bedroom plus loft condo will fit all your family needs for a vacation in the mountains. The open layout makes you feel right at home. Enjoy the fully equipped kitchen to make your family favorite meals or a quick breakfast before hitting the mountain. There is a newly updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances. A peek a boo window that looks out into the living area from the kitchen will ensure the cook is not missing out on all the family fun while cooking. Enjoy your meals at the dining area that seats six.

Pines Master Bedroom

 

Enjoy family time in the spacious living room, playing board games, cards, or watching your family favorite movie. Cozy up to the fireplace after a long day of activities in Keystone. The living room does have a queen sofa sleeper for any extra guests that may be joining you on your vacation. Off the living room near the entry way is a convenient shared half bath. With lots of natural lighting in the living area, there is plenty of light for those readers in your family. Off the living room is the Master bedroom with private bathroom. Enjoy the large and comfy king size bed to cozy up in after enjoy your day. Curl up to a good book or enjoy your favorite movie with the mounted TV in the bedroom. Off the bedroom is a master bathroom and closet space for your week long stay in the mountains. The master bathroom has a tub/shower combo, along with dual vanity sinks so you don’t have to share!

Pine vacation rental loft area

 

The loft area is great for kiddos, a place for them to play in and enjoy being kids away from the grown ups. With lots of beds, kids don’t have to share a bed in the loft area. There is also a bathroom in the loft with a walk in shower.

 

While staying at the Pines, enjoy the large indoor heated pool and grilling area at the pool. Arguably the best indoor pool in Keystone!  Enjoy many activities at the nearby Lakeside Village with paddle boating, a beach area to build sand castles, or stand-up paddle boarding. In the winter, visitors can enjoy ice skating, fire pits, Ready Paint Fire and restaurants. The Pines is a short shuttle to River Run with even more shops and restaurants. Enjoy Keystone and the fun activities in the summer and winter. Come make some new family memories at Pines 2128 with SummitCove Lodging! 

 

Year in ‘Review’: Top Nine SummitCove Lodging Reviews from 2018

We’re looking back on 2018 to find our top nine guest reviews! We highly value guest feedback and use it to continue to improve our properties and service.  Checkout our top 9 SummitCove Lodging guest reviews to find out why our guests love staying with us and come back year after year or multiple times a year!


Lone Eagle 3051
“Just had the best stay at the Lone Eagle 3051. Right at the slopes you can walk to whatever you want. Super nice place to stay swimming and hot tub was fun to do outside in the mountains. Unforgettable time for sure. Will go back again thanks you staff my stay was a nice one.”
David C., 6/14/2018

 

keystone lodging cabin in the pines
Enjoy a perfect Colorado sunset from this patio at Cabin in the Pines 4


Cabin in the Pines 4
“Our family of four loved our recent stay at Cabins in the Pines 4! From a seamless checking in where we picked up our keys (which ended up being early– thank you for the text!) to check out, we had no complaints. Even with such warm weather we were able to request an additional fan and it was delivered within the hour; great customer service! The home was clean, well appointed, and decorated tastefully embracing the mountain cabin theme without being cheesy. Our children loved the loft above the living room and my husband and I enjoyed sitting out on the deck after they went to bed and watching the sky change as the sun went down. Thanks for a wonderful experience all around. We would highly recommend SummitCove Vacation Lodging as well as Cabin in the Pines 4!”
Jessica M., 7/15/2018

 


Keystone Gulch Townhomes 1224
“Booking, Stay & Check Out Excellence. Informational emails and texts leading up to check-in were all extremely helpful especially to send to the entire family members staying with us. Our second visit to this townhome and it was still wonderful, fully stocked and the next best thing comfort-wise to being in our own home! All meals were easy to cook with kitchenwares in the home. We loved the pool and hot tub and used it several times. Any time we called Summit Cove directly, all representatives were a pleasure to work with. Thanks for another great trip!”
Amber L. , 9/5/2018

 

 

Elk View Lodge 1111
“Amazing house! Amazing views! Amazing people! I highly recommend this home. I cannot wait to return next year. Very pleasant experience. SummitCove staff and service could not be better! There is a great golf course on the property and the staff there was fantastic as well.”
Steven R., 7/31/2018

 

Private Hot tub at Alders Townhomes in Keystone Resort Colorado
Have a soak with friends after a fun day on the slopes at Keystone when you stay at the Alders 854!

Alders 854
“The property was absolutely beautiful. It had the perfect amount of space and all of the amenities we could ever ask for. The beds were easily the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in! Check in and out was easy, and the staff were all so helpful. This house is perfect for a bigger family or friends weekend getaway like ours. Thanks so much SummitCove.com! If we need a rental in the area again we will definitely book through you!!”
Rayven S., 7/22/2018

 


Settlers Creek 6514
“We had a great stay! Settlers Creek is a quiet community located in an upscale, single-family residence neighborhood. The unit is well-kept and clean. Very comfortable and practical. Directly behind the property is an empty lot, so you have a great view of the mountains. Access to the Snake River is also right around the corner. It’s a beautiful small river! The Settlers Creek amenities were good. Small pool with 2 separate hot tubs as well as a nice clubhouse. We had 2 adults and 3 small children and had plenty of room. Would definitely recommend! We will be back!”
Ken D. , 8/10/2018

 

Keystone Prospectors Home 669
“We rented this home for a wedding at Keystone, and couldn’t be happier with the location (walking distance) and amenities of the home! Spent plenty of time looking out the windows or on the porch to see the view of the mountains, or cooking with friends & family at the large kitchen.”
Michael K., 8/29/2018

 

Fireplace at Red Hawk Lodge Keystone Condo
Cozy up in this Red Hawk condo by the fireplace with a warm drink!

Red Hawk Lodge 2275
“Amazing location and place! This condo is Keystone is perfectly located; it is 30 minutes from Breck and walking distance to the lifts in Keystone. It was amazing to put on our ski gear and just walk to the lifts – doesn’t get any better! The condo itself was clean, cute, and had a wonderful mountain cabin feel. It was almost like we had a cabin in the mountains and weren’t even in a condo building. The day doesn’t get much better after experiencing the outdoor CO activities and then cozying up in the condo with the fire place and a warm beverage! The parking was easy and it was a piece of cake to get to the unit from the parking garage. I would highly recommend staying here if you are looking to book a spot anywhere in or around the Keystone area or surrounding areas!”
Lindsay R., 11/14/2018

 

Keystone Gulch Retreat
“The two houses on the property were amazing for a weekend with a large group. Literally could not have asked for a better set up in the mountains for my group. Plenty of space to park and the people at summit cove were very helpful answering any questions we had.”
Carl R., 5/21/2018

Black Friday in the Mountains

It’s not too late to spend your holiday weekend in the mountains.  Head up to Keystone for fresh snow, skiing or riding and all of the shopping deals you can handle.

 

There is snow in the forecast at Keystone Resort for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with the most expected to fall on Saturday during the day. Open Snow. com is predicting 6 – 15 inches of new snow in Keystone this weekend.  There are currently 21 trails open, 10 lifts and 17% of terrain, with more expected to open over the next few days.

 

Head to the Silverthorne Outlets after your Turkey Dinner on Thursday evening for their ‘Moonlight Madness’ event to score some awesome doorbusters and get some great deals.  Doorbusters run through Saturday and include Loveland Day Lift Tickets, Silverthorne Rec Center Gift Bags, Columbia Blankets, and Le Creuset Juicers!  While you are there you can enter the raffle to win some of the bigger prizes, such as a 2019 Summer Season Pass to the Lake Dillon Theatre Company, a 1-night stay-cation at local resorts or even a $250 Silverthorne Outlets Gift Card! The Silverthorne Outlets will be open from 8pm – 12 am on Thursday night and 9am – 8pm on Friday and Saturday.  Of course you can hit up all of the big box stores too such as Target, Walmart or Bed, Bath & Beyond.

 

In Keystone, you can shop too.  There are a number of gift shops and stores in River Run Village or head to Mountain View Sports for souvenirs, new ski clothes and more.  On Saturday, shop small and visit some of the art galleries and shops in the area. Checkout the Cool Inside Gallery in Frisco, the Everything Colorado store in Dillon and the High Country Artisans shop at the outlet mall for some unique handcrafted gifts.

 

SummitCove is also hosting a Shop Small Business Saturday Sale.  Guests can book winter lodging starting at as low as $96 a night.  Sign up for the SummitCove newsletter at the bottom of our site to be including in our promotions list and find out the details on our Small Business Saturday Sale!

 

On Saturday, carve out time for the Welcome Winter Family Carnival, which features live music and fun activities for adults and kids! The best part is it is totally free to attend, with live music from Coral Creek.  Afterwards, head to River Run for free hot chocolate and the lighting of the holiday tree!

 

It’s not too late to spend Thanksgiving or the weekend in the mountains!  Book a stay with SummitCove by tomorrow and you can save up to 20% on weekend lodging.  Call one of our vacation planners now or book online.

Silver Mill Lodge One-Bedroom Condo 8220 at Keystone Ski Resort

Silver Mill 8220 is the perfect place to stay for your upcoming vacation to Keystone CO Ski Resort. You can walk to the ski slopes in River Run, making it easy to get first tracks on a big powder day! Stop by the New Moon Cafe on the way out of your condo to grab breakfast and coffee and you’re on your way!

 

Great Kitchen with Stainless Appliances at Silver Mill Condo

 

River Run Village is the main skier village at Keystone Resort and is one of the most popular places for visitors to stay.  Located at the bottom of the River Run Gondola, the village is a quaint pedestrian-only area with everything you need, all in one place. You can stroll the brick-paved heated walkways, window shopping as the snow falls lightly.  Grab a cold drink or snack at apres happy hour after a fun day out on the ski slopes. Or, enjoy a meal at one of the many delicious restaurants, such as Zuma Roadhouse or Kickapoo Tavern.

Living room with fireplace and balcony at Silver Mill 8220

 

 

This Silver Mill one bedroom rental is located on the 3rd floor and comes with one complimentary parking space in the heated garage underneath the building.  Grab a luggage cart with your gear and take the elevator straight up to your condo. No lugging heaving bags or walking through the cold to get here! There is a large sectional sofa in the living room that you can cozy up on in front of the gas fireplace on a chilly winter evening. Updated stainless steel appliances and lots of counter space make cooking here easy and enjoyable. There is also a gas barbecue grill out on the patio should you want to grill veggies or a burger for dinner!

One Bedroom Silver Mill Condo in River Run

 

 

 

Silver Mill condos have their own fitness center in the building, making it easy to keep up your workout routine even during your vacation… if your legs aren’t too tired from the skiing that is! There is also a large lobby area that you can hang out in to watch a sports game or play a game of pool. Silvermill condos have their own on-site hot tubs as well as access to the heated outdoor pool across the courtyard at Dakota Lodge.

 

Silvermill Vacation Rentals in River Run are the perfect place to stay for your next Keystone CO vacation! Book a Silver Mill Condo today with SummitCove Lodging! 

SummitCove Property Management Joins VR Edge

During the course of business opening back in 2001, we have met some great property managers from across the country.  We have built long-lasting relationships with several of these property management companies and a small group of us have started meeting a number of times a year to discuss hot topics and business issues we all face.  During one of the early meetings we kicked around the idea of helping one of the members help kick off a new vacation rental manager association called VREdge. The purpose and mission of VREdge is to help housekeeping, maintenance, and laundry professionals as well as the managers, in the vacation rental businesses who share a common interest of bettering their business and services.  With that, VREdge was created. We seeded together some annual dues to get up and running and currently SummitCove Property Management holds 2 board seats, Peter Reeburgh and Tyson Horner actively participate with VREdge.

VR Edge Vacation Rental Property Manager Association

 

VREdge has a monthly newsletter and is preparing for its first seminar. The seminar is designed for folks who want to learn more about property care and all of the moving parts or what we call the ‘dirty work’ of property management. Taking reservations and bookings is the easier part; keeping a property very clean and in good renting condition is more challenging.

 

The founding member of VREdge, Steve Craig formerly of Pro Resorts and president of VRHP or Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals, has helped design the framework for this new association with the mission of delivering real information for our members to use.  Recommendations are shared on cleaning chemicals, products, processes and tools that we are not being paid to endorse but rather, those that actually work for our members. Our jobs are challenging and we wanted to create a place where people can learn from each other and share what works and what doesn’t work for them in their business.

 

Housekeeping, Laundry, and Maintenance departments across the country are some of the hardest working and least trained team members in the vacation rental market place, and they handle the most valuable and expensive items on a daily basis.  The purpose of this new association that we are proud to be members of is to help offer some safety, productivity, management, and general training to our members in an affordable and easy to access manner.

 

For our guests and owners we hope you understand how important keeping highly trained and highly skilled team members working on your second home or next vacation rental property is.  All of our housekeepers are employed in-house by SummitCove so we don’t rely on contractors. We require a full training program and testing of team members before they earn a spot on our housekeeping team and are allowed enter your home.  We treat our team members fairly so they take great care in caring for your home. If you are interested in learning more about our property management programs including our property care program, please let us know.