If you find yourself looking for a ‘one of a kind’ dining experience during your stay in Keystone, the Alpenglow Stube is the restaurant to visit. Sitting at an elevation of 11,444 feet, Alpenglow Stube is the highest restaurant in North America and an experience you won’t forget!
You start your dining experience by taking two gondola rides to the North Peak at Keystone, where the restaurant is located. Keep in mind that these rides are chilly, to say the least, and will require short walks in the snow, so dress accordingly! Although this is an AAA 4-Diamond restaurant, it is not uncommon to see patrons still in their ski gear; so wear whatever is most comfortable for you. If you find yourself heading straight to the Alpenglow from a day of skiing, you will be offered a comfortable pair of slippers to change into when you arrive!
The two gondola rides take approximately 30 minutes. If you find yourself arriving early, I recommend grabbing a warm, signature drink at the bar to warm you up! The hosts will seat you in the cozy dining room complete with big windows, exposed timbers, a grand stone fireplace and huge antler chandeliers. You will be served a variety of breads and spreads while you browse the menu. Your waiter will most likely suggest the chef’s 7-course dinner for $110 and if you are a foodie this is absolutely the way to go; you can also order a la carte. Take a minute to look over the extensive wine selection, the waiters will be happy to give recommendations. Like other fine dining establishments in Keystone, the Alpenglow features a menu specializing in wild game, but with a bavarian influence on contemporary styles.
If you are a brunch lover, another option is to head up to AS on Sundays to enjoy their Signature Champagne Brunch! The meal kicks off with a complimentary mimosa and continues with seafood including oysters, shrimp, and king crab legs from the Raw Seafood Bar. You will also enjoy the buffet with a variety of cheeses from around the world, charcuterie, smoked seafood, composed salads and fresh fruit. Choice between two soups and six brunch entree options, with choices like Stube Steak & Eggs or Grilled New Zealand Lamb Chops. Finish off at the desert buffet if you have room! Price is $55 for adults or $35 for kids 12 and under.
Call (970) 496-4FUN or visit www.opentable.com for reservation availability and restaurant hours. They are also open for lunch!
Piggybacking off of the popular ‘Taste of Colorado’ Festival in Denver, The Taste of Keystone has become a well-known and long standing tradition in Keystone and is sure to impress any ‘foodie’. This year the event is in it’s 24th year and is taking place tomorrow, September 2nd in Keystone’s Lakeside Village. The Labor Day Weekend event features live music and amazing food tastings from some of the best restaurants in the country, all based right here in Keystone Resort Colorado. Participating food vendors include Bighorn Steakhouse, Alpenglow Stube, Black Bear Grill, Ski Tip Lodge, Keystone Ranch, Keystone Summit House, pastry chef Ned Archibald, Edgewater Café, Pizza on the Plaza, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Keystone Adventure Center, and Dos Locos. You can expect a nice variety of scrumptious tastings all afternoon at the event. Tickets are just a dollar each and the dishes typically range from just two to five tickets. Examples of the cuisine include the Ski Tip’s char-grilled tiger shrimp with avocado, Olathe corn salsa, cherry tomato and crème fraiche. There’s no better way to grab a taste of the good life!
There will also be a silent auction going on throughout the day, concluding at 2:30 p.m. with the winners announced at 3pm. Proceeds from the auction go to help support Summit County’s Mountain Mentors Program (www.summitcares.org). Tastings and live music, featuring the ever-popular WhiteWater Ramble, begin at 11 a.m on Sunday and run until 3pm. The event is billed as zero waste, meaning all plates, cups and utensils are biodegradable and recycling containers will be available throughout the venue.
Other activities happening in Keystone this weekend include the River Run Merchant’s Tent Sale, featuring huge discounts on both summer and winter items from retailers such as Gorsuch, Christy Sports, Keystone Sports, Kidz Cabin and more. Other resort activities include hiking, mountain biking, paddle boating, stand-up paddleboarding, and golf.
Summer isn’t over in Keystone yet! There are lots of great events still coming up in the last few months of the summer including some fun, FREE kids activities, free gondola rides, comedy shows, concerts, sales, painting classes and more! Don’t forget about all of the other fun things to do while you’re here, like Stand Up PaddleBoarding at Keystone Lake, Downhill Mountain Biking, Hiking, Dirt Biking, Golf, and horseback riding. Thinking of staying the night while you are visiting Keystone? You are sure to find a great deal with our summer lodging sales and be able to find that perfect property that suits you and your group best, whether you’re looking for a spectacular view, an outdoor pool for the kids, or even a gourmet kitchen! We have properties throughout Keystone, including Buffalo Lodge,Settler’s Creek, Lakeside Village and Ski Tip Townhomes. Check out one of our favorite summertime properties, Lakeshore 1561 for amazing views of the lake and mountains!
Tuesdays, 8/7 & 8/14 2012 Kids Discovery Days A great place for kids to run around, do some exploring, interact with other kids and have a ton of fun at this FREE event in Keystone! Discovery Days include a bounce house and either 2 face painters or 2 balloon artists, kids crafts, and other activities, along with the main act. August 7 features Music For Kids- an interactive show with children’s singalong songs. On August 14th catch a show from the animals and keepers from the Denver Zoo! Stage performances will be from 11am – 11:45am.
Fridays, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24, 8/31 2012 Friday Afternoon Club There’s no better way to spend your Friday Afternoon! Free gondola rides take you to the top of Dercum Mountain for an afternoon of live music, hiking, yard games, and spectacular views!
Here is the entertainment line-up for the rest of August: August 10- Levi August 17- Chancer’s Hooley August 24- Luv Brothers August 31- Luv Brothers
Friday, 8/10/2012 Kidtopia Kids Theater Presents- The Prince On Friday mornings at the Quaking Aspen Amphitheater, Keystone’s River Run Village hosts the Prince, put on by The Lake Dillon Theatre Company. The Kingdom’s royal princes have all mysteriously gone missing. That is, all except Prince Herbert, often dubbed the most ineligible bachelor in the land. But when the awkward Herbert is given the humorously impossible task of serving as royal king-to-be to all the Kingdom’s princesses, he discovers his true self. Join us for this original family musical full of humor and heart as Prince Herbert and the entire kingdom discover that true nobility comes from deep within. Named “Best Colorado Theatre West of Denver” by the Colorado Theatre Guild and “One of Colorado’s Top Ten Theatres Outside Denver” by the Denver Post, the Lake Dillon Theatre brings you a high-quality, high-energy, high-altitude musical performance you won’t want to miss. Tickets are $5 general admission for parents, children, and all guests and there are two performances at 10:30 & 12pm.
Saturday, 8/11/2012 Kidtopia Kidsfest Bring your family and enjoy some FREE family fun! Come experience a petting zoo, train rides, caricatures, face painters, balloon artists, crafts, mascots Olivia and Oliver, spin art, a kid’s show, bounce houses, DJ and a street entertainer for a day you won’t want to miss! On Saturday, don’t miss Paul Borrillo, performing his trivia game show that is fun and informative, showing at 12 pm, 1;30pm, and 2:30 pm on the main stage in the River Run Events Plaza.
Saturday, 8/11/2012 Comedy Night with Steve ‘Mudflap’ McGrew and Opener Matt Baca Warren Station at Keystone hosts a comedy night that will leave you laughing out loud! Join us in August as Warren Station at Keystone presents award-winning comedian Steve Mudflap McGrew. Enjoy drink specials and more. Stand up may not be suitable for kids. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door- just $12 in advance! Doors and drinks start at 7pm, with Matt Baca starting the laughs at 8pm.
About the Acts: Steve Mudflap McGrew: comedian Steve McGrew’s takes on the lighter side of life. Born in Tulsa, OK, but raised near the Houston area, McGrew began his career at the beginning of the 80’s, working as an editorial cartoonist for the Houston Chronicle during the day and performing standup at night, early on, he shared stages with comedians like Bill Hicks and Sam Kinison at Houston’s Comedy Workshop Club. After about five years, McGrew decided to concentrate on comedy full – time and quickly became a popular attraction around the South. From there he went on to appear on virtually every cable show devoted to standup comedy, including An Evening at the Improv, Caroline’s Comedy Hour, Showtime’s Full Frontal Comedy, and Comedy on the Road, among others. He also showed up on MTV, VH1, and TNN, as a finalist on Star Search, and on the Bob and Tom morning radio show. Additionally, McGrew opened concerts for several rock and country artists, including Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker, Wynonna Judd, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Doobie Brothers, and The Beach Boys. As he grew more ambitious, McGrew put together a series of one-man shows – including a stage piece based on his experiences as a divorced father – that allowed him to explore different comic territory. McGrew made a string of recordings available on the Laughing Hyena label, and then switched to Uproar for his most widely distributed album to date, 1999’s Too Much Man for Just One Woman and Other Lies. http://www.myspace.com/stevemcgrew. Matt Baca: Matt Baca has established himself as a premiere stand-up comedian in the Denver comedy scene, performing in comedy clubs, corporations, and universities all over the United States. Matt draws from his experiences in education, the business world and travel to provide high-energy and character-driven observations. His comedy ranges from the intellectual to the slapstick, guaranteeing that there will be a topic for everyone to enjoy. www.mattbaca.com. Matt draws from his experiences in education, the business world and travel to provide high-energy and character-driven observations.
Saturday, 8/11/2012 House of Walker Scotch Dinner at Alpenglow Stube Hosted by Robert Sickler, Master of Whiskey for Johnnie Walker and the Classic Malts. This special event had to be canceled this winter due to bad weather, so the Alpenglow Stube team are bringing it back on August 11, 2012. This is a fantastic deal, considering the very rare Johnnie Walker King George V whiskey samplings and the superb menu. Dinner starts at 7pm and costs just $125 per person. The dinner includes multiple whiskey tastings with every course, 6 in all, with a wood-fired Filet of Beef for the main course, and starters like oysters and an arugula goat cheese salad. Some of the dishes even incorporate the whiskeys into the sauces!
Thursday, 8/16/2012 Keystone Enduro Race Series #3 WHAT IS ENDURO? Enduro is a relatively new format which appears to have taken some inspiration from both car rally and motorbike enduro racing. Mountain bike enduro is essentially the competitive side of the mountain biking format often referred to today as “All-Mountain”. Due to this eclectic combination of attributes, enduro racing is increasingly recognized as the truest test of the all-round mountain biker. The Mass Start will take place on at the top of the Peru Chair (pleaser reference a Keystone Trail Map for directions). From there, participants will be required to climb (via bike) up the P-3 Trail. Once they have achieved the climb, a judge will mark the climb completed as the participant moves on to descend the mountain on a course of their choosing. All participants must stay to a maintained Keystone Resort Trail as they descend. The Race finish line is indicated with signage and a chalk line at the base of River Run Face, adjacent to the Summit Express Lift and at the South end of the Pedestrian Bridge. Races start at 6pm and are categorized between Men & Women, with the top 3 from each group be awarded with cash prizes.
Friday, 8/17/2012 Keystone Ascent Race Series #3 The Mass Start will take place on River Run Road, directly North of the Keystone Sports Sprung Tent. From there, a Neutral Start will ride to East Keystone Road continuing on to Jack Straw Road to the Summit of Dercum mountain, continuing to the North East side of the Summit House and wrapping around the North West side of the Summit house. The Race finish line is indicated with signage and a chalk line. WHAT IS ASCENT? An Ascent Race is an uphill race against the clock (also referred to as “the race of truth”). Winning depends only on each rider’s strength and endurance, and not on help provided by team-mates and others riding ahead and creating a slipstream. Starting times are at equal intervals, usually one or two minutes apart. The rider with the fastest time is declared the winner. Race starts at 6pm.
Saturday, 8/18/2012 River Run Rocks! Free Concert River Run Rocks Concert Series featuring Shannon McNally & Hot Sauce. These fun events will get your feet moving while you soak up the gorgeous views of Keystone and enjoy perfect mountain weather. Set right in the River Run Village Plaza, the series features food and drink specials, plus prime seating on the decks of Wolf Rock, 9280’ TapHouse and Luigi’s.
About the band: McNally has toured and done shows with Willie Nelson, Stevie Nicks, John Mellencamp, Charlie Sexton, Son Volt, Ryan Adams, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Derek Trucks, Rail Road Earth, Rufus Wainwright, Levon Helm and Lou Reed. She has appeared on NPR, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Mountain Stage and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Her voice has appeared on recordings by Jim Dickinson, Mac Rebennack, John Hiatt, Rufus Wainwright, Hal Wilner, Wardell Quezergue and Son Volt among others.
Saturday, 8/18/2012 Extasis Tango Quartet A riveting journey into the vast and powerful music of Argentine Tango, featuring a classic “orquesta tipica” in the intimate setting at Warren Station in River Run Village. This Argentine tango ensemble Extasis was founded in Colorado by bandoneonist Evan Orman and violinist Erin Furbee. In 1999, the ensemble received a grant from Tango Colorado, which allowed them to study tango music in Buenos Aires. Their shared interests in popular Argentine music, and especially that of the innovative compositions of Astor Piazzolla, hold considerable influence on their highly energetic, fiery poetic style. The event will have a cash bar and tickets can be purchased at the door; $15 adults, kids under 5 are free. Doors open at 7:30pm.
Saturday, 8/25/2012 Canvas and Cocktails Looking for a way to explore your artistic side but don’t know where to start? Want a fun night out that is new and exciting? Canvas and Cocktails is an upbeat creative class for both the artistic and not so artistic. Come learn the basics of acrylic painting while enjoying the company of friends. Not artistic? A little nervous? Don’t worry- an instructor will guide you through step by step recreating the featured nights painting. It’s easy, fun, and totally stress free. By the end of the night you will be amazed at the artwork you have created- there’s no experience required! Drinks are not included in ticket price but drink specials will be available! Items included with the ticket purchase for the night are the instruction, canvas, brushes and paint. Tickets are $41.99 in advance and $45 at the door, doors open at 6pm.
Friday, 8/31 – 9/2 2012 Merchant Tent Sale It’s time to go shopping! The River Run Tent Sale is here. Don’t miss out on great bargains and prices from Gorsuch, Kidz Cabin, Christy Sports, Keystone Sports, Rock’n R Ranch and Shirt Off my Back. It’s the perfect time to buy your gifts for the entire family…. get your Christmas shopping done early!
Bring a hearty appetite and prepare your taste buds for the best culinary event of the summer! The Taste of Keystone is a perfect way to experience Keystone’s finest cuisine, while supporting Summit County’s Mountain Mentors, all in one day! Here’s an opportunity to sample a wide variety of cuisine from Keystone’s best restaurants and to enjoy live music all afternoon.
Schedule of Events
11:00 am-2:30 pm Bidding on Silent Auction for Mountain Mentor’s – Lodge Terrace
11:00 am-3: 00 pm Restaurants open for sampling – Lodge Terrace and Lakeside Village
11-12:30pm 1-3pm Live Music
11:00 am-3:00pm Children’s and Adventure Center activities
3:00 pm Mountain Mentor’s Silent Auction Winners Announced
Participating Restaurants: Alpenglow Stube, Bighorn Steakhouse, Conference Center Pastry Shop, Edgewater Café, Keystone Ranch, Black Bear Grill , Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Ski Tip Lodge and more! *Subject to change.
Parking: Free parking will be available at the Keystone Lodge Parking Lot just off Hwy 6 across from the Lodge. Take the underground tunnel to the Village.
Directions: From I-70, take Highway 6 East towards Keystone (7 miles). Take next left past Keystone stoplight to Lodge parking and take underground walkway to Keystone Village.
From 11 am to 3 pm on Sunday, September 4th, you can enjoy the Taste of Keystone. This is a wonderful culinary event, and a great way to relax and enjoy your Labor Day weekend in the mountains! Taste of Keystone is a perfect way to experience Keystone’s finest cuisine, while supporting Summit County’s Mountain Mentors! Here’s an opportunity to sample a wide variety of cuisine from Keystone’s best restaurants including: Alpenglow Stube, Ski Tip Lodge, Keystone Ranch, and The Bighorn Steakhouse. Top it all off with the finest sweet treats from acclaimed pastry chef Ned Archibald.
Schedule of Events:
11:00 am-2:30 pm Bidding on Silent Auction for Mountain Mentor’s – Lodge Terrace 11:00 am-3: 00 pm Restaurants open for sampling – Lodge Terrace and Lakeside Village 11-12:30pm 1-3pm Live Music 11:00 am-3:00pm Children’s and Adventure Center activities 3:00 pm Mountain Mentor’s Silent Auction Winners Announced
As summer draws to a close, Keystone still has warm weather and tons of activities just perfect for Labor Day weekend. If you are still looking for a mountain getaway, let SummitCove help you to plan the perfect vacation!
Looking for a new dining experience while you’re at Keystone Resort? This Saturday, August 20th at 7:30 pm, make your way 11,444ft. atop North Peak for a unique opportunity to taste a variety of six French wines. Delight in seven Bordeaux-inspired courses crafted by this talented culinary team. Sommelier Brian Haemmerle will present each wine and selections include the 1985 Château Leoville Las Cases, the 1983 Château Mouton-Rothschild.
Price is $150/person + Tip & Tax. Space is very limited. Call 970-496-4FUN for reservations and for additional information on this wonderful fine dining opportunity!
Enjoy a weekend of fine foods and wines this coming weekend March 5-7th in Keystone Resort Colorado.
Keystone Resort is putting on a winter culinary festival for your tastebuds to enjoy. You will need to make reservations for all of the events and you will want to do this as soon as you can!
Kicking off the fun on Friday starting at 10AM with a Kitchen Demo at the Aplenglow Stube on top of Keystone Mountian for only $5 you will enjoy some of the delicious american cuisine. The Alpenglow Stube is a fantastic award winning restaraunt that is a must do for your Keystone Vacation, however it can get pricey so you might enjoy this sample of goodness.
Ski for a couple of hours after this tasting and work up an appetite because coming up at 2pm we will be seeing you at one of several tastings, Margaritas and Tequilas at Parrot Eyes in River Run Village, Whiskey Blend tastings, and Specialty Rums at the Keystone Lodge in Lakeside Village, now your probably done skiing after these so make sure you leave some of your taste buds to head over to the Unique Red Wines tasting at the ski tip lodge. You will love this place, enjoy a cheese plate with your $20 tasting over here! They will be having a wine tasting at the Lodge too if you can not pull yourself away from the rums and whiskey in time and to keep things rolling you have two options. Head over to the Martini Tasting session at the Summit Seafood at the Inn in Keystone or the World Celebration of Wine at the Ski Tip again.
Now if you can pull off enjoying a couple of these tastings you should curl up into bed in one of our Keystone Rental homes and get ready for another great day of fun.
Saturday March 6th you can start the morning off the right way from 10am – noon at the Keystone Lodge and Spa. Enjoy a morning of Mimosa’s and spa samples including chari massages, hand massages and treatments and other spa and skin treatments with a light breakfast for $15. Not going to get much skiing done today but who cares when you can enjoy Mimosa’s and spa treatments, you might just turn this into a spa day instead!
If you are able to escape the spa don’t worry Keystone Resort is putting on a great day all over town, head over and catch the 11am Ice Carving Demo with Chef Steve Nguyen. They will be putting on a free ice carving demo and at the base of the gondola in River Run Village. They will be breaking out the chain saws and ice picks to really wow your eyes. This is a great activity if you have enjoyed too many whiskey and champagne tastings and ready for some lazy day fun in River Run Village.
Saturday will have multiple tastings and then the Grand Tasting will take place at the Outpost. Prices start at $99 per person and will take approximately 30 minutes to get there because you will be hopping gondolas on the way up. dress warm and bring your appetite you will enjoy samples of Keystone Resorts local specialty restaurants including Skit Tip Lodge, Keystone Ranch, Bighorn Steak House, Keysotne Seafood Company, Alpenglow Stube and usually the Keystone chefs from these will show up with some additional goodies to outperform one another. This is the main event for the tasting and the day will lead into another fun night of wine and cheese.
Sunday March 7th the Keystone Culinary Festival will come to an end. You can start the morning off with a Chocolate and Breakfast class which will last up to 2 hours and will take place the Keystone Conference Center. The Price is $50 for this 2 hour class and you will enjoy both eating and making cakes, chocolates, crepes, and baked good from Neds Bake SHop at the Conference Center in Keystone.
If you are looking for someone else to do the cooking for you than enjoy the Champagne Burnch at Keystone Resort’s Alpenglow Stube. You will want reservations and make sure you are ready for this unique experience.
Call one of our Keystone Vacation planners today to get you a place to stay so you can enjoy your loved one with a little style this weekend in Keystone Resort Colorado.
The Alpenglow Stube at ‘The Outpost’ in Keystone Resort is currently featuring a cooking demonstration by celebrated Chef Daniel LaChance. The demonstration will be on Thursdays from 10:30-11:00 AM, from January 14 to March 25, and is by reservation only. Chef Daniel LaChance, or Chef Dan, is a very charismatic and talented chef. Chef LaChance will discuss the history and preparation of dishes featured by the Alpenglow Stube or he will feature new and classic recipes. Some of the items Chef LaChance has prepared include selections from the lunch menu. For example, Smoked Colorado Lamb Chops, Seared Fresh Water Bass, Chocolate Mousse Torte and others have all been part of Chef LaChance’s demos.
Aside from the demos featuring a free sample of the Chef’s creations, guests are also given a hard recipe of the demo. This allows the guest the ability to make the dish at home. In other words, Chef LaChance gives you a recipe and then shows you how to cook it! If you’re as bad a cook as I am, this definitely helps and you get a free sample of the dish. Unfortunately, space is limited to twelve guests and is on a first come, first serve basis.
Now you must be wondering how to get to a restaurant on top of a mountain. The Alpenglow Stube is located at The Outpost in Keystone Resort. To get to The Outpost, a guest must take the River Run Gondola to The Summit House and then take the Outpost Gondola to The Outpost. If you already have a ski pass then you are all set, otherwise the cost for riding the Gondola is $7 which isn’t bad for a recipe, cooking demo and free tasting. If you have fallen in love with the restaurant after the demo, you can stay for lunch.
The Alpenglow Stube offers a great lunch selection, including a six or seven course menu if you are feeling daring. The restaurant is a ‘AAA Four-Diamond’ dining experience and is known has the highest (in elevation) four-diamond restaurant in North America. In addition to that unique distinction, the restaurant is has also been awarded with 1st place in “A Taste of Keystone” contest for the past eight consecutive years, which is quite an honor.
The Alpenglow Stube is one of the finest dining experiences in Colorado. Just to entice you more, the restaurant also features a wide wine selection with over 600 bottles in their cellar; their wine list has earned Wine Spectator’s “Best Of Award of Excellence” for four years in a row. Which means if you want to stop by for dinner as well you’ll be in good hands. One more reason to go is that kids eat free and with the demo in the beginning, it could be like lunch and a show for your little ones.
If you’re interested in the cooking demo, I would encourage you to stay for lunch and bring some friends with you. Space fills up fast, so make reservations as soon as possible and enjoy one of the finest dining experiences Colorado (and Keystone) has to offer.
Keystone’s Alpenglow Stube restaurant is a favorite among many visitors and a staple of Keystone. Customers will enjoy breathtaking views while traveling up the mountain in the two gondolas, all the way to the top of the North Peak, at 11,444 feet. With award-winning chefs, Alpenglow Stube’s menu is delicious contemporary cuisine with a Bavarian accent to compliment its unique and secluded setting. Specialties of the Alpenglow Stube include dishes like their duck foie gras pâté and roast garlic hummus served with kirschwasser soaked pumpernickel, and maple glazed Elk chop served with candied beets, as well as a wood-grilled filet mignon. The Alpenglow Stube also has the most extensive, medal winning wine, port, and cognac list within a hundred miles of Keystone.