Located at the base of the ski slopes, Mountain House in Keystone is home to the legendary Peru lift that takes you directly to the top of the mountain. The main lodge houses a bar with Apres Ski music and drinks, along with ski rentals and more.
Mountain House, the original base at Keystone has an all around great setup from the lodges to ski school beginner areas. Mountain House area is a lot more laid back and quieter than River Run although it still has everything needed to have a great time including a rental shop, gift shop, restaurants and a bar. Bite me pizza is a great place to sit and have lunch and the mountain house food court serves burgers, soups, salads and snacks. Last but not least the Last Lift bar entices the thirstiest of skiers and has music Wednesday through Saturday evenings for some awesome apres skiing entertainment. Things start to get hopping as the lifts start to close and the band is sure to wake up any weary eyed skier.
Ski School hosts all of their different programs out of Mountain House base and has a great setup for beginners. Between the awesome children's ski school area, the children's center, and a youth zone that is complete with an arcade, Mountain House is a great place for the entertainment of kids. Fort Dude is another great place for a kid that includes a western style fort that is perfect for a good old fashioned snowball fight.
In the summer there is great fishing along the Snake River, a beautiful bike path and views to die for. A short walk from the actual base will lead you to some great local bars. The Goat Soup and Whisky serves delectable bar food, has $1 beers all the time, and has live music most nights. Pizza 101 is great for taking out a pizza after a long day on the ski slopes. Across the street is Dos Locos which is famous for its Thursday karaoke nights and Subway for a quick lunch. Down the highway a few steps is Snake River Saloon which in addition to serving some of the best steak in Keystone, also has live music most weekends of the year, that will have you dancing until the wee hours of the morning. They also host wedding rehearsal dinners.