New 4-Bedroom Mill Creek Townhome #72 in River Run Village Added to Our Program! Reserve it today for your next Keystone Vacation!

Looking for a property big enough to sleep your whole family, but refuse to give up incredible views of the slopes, and want to be within walking distance of the gondola, have a great outdoor deck with a private grill and your own private elevator!? Then this 4-bedroom, 4.5 bathroom townhome located in the Mill Creek Building in River Run Village, Keystone will be perfect for you and your family!  This property is the perfect mix of luxury and mountain style with comfort.  A luscious master suite features a 4-poster king bed and jacuzzi tub in its private master bath.  Beautiful log beds can be found in some of the guest bedrooms, along with views from the rooms! The kitchen’s beautiful stone countertops and stainless steel appliances will satisfy any chef’s needs to cook a gourmet meal.  Huge picture windows overlooking a forest and wetlands area are the main focus in the living room, made complete with a gas fireplace to cozy up next to on a cold winter’s night. There is plenty of seating for everyone here.   The views from the property are spectacular- surrounding wetlands and protected beaver ponds, along with the unobstructed views of the ski slopes will take your breath away! You’ll also be able to warm up in the buildings outdoor private hot tub, located in the back of the building, also with a view! This property sits right in River Run Village, making it easy to step out for some shopping at a nearby boutique or enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants.  See more photos, details, and even a video tour of the new Mill Creek #72 property here!

Frequently Asked Questions about Reserving a Vacation Rental Property from SummitCove Lodging in Keystone Colorado

Q: Why should we choose Keystone CO as our Winter Vacation Destination?

A. We thought you’d never ask! Keystone is one of the most family friendly resorts around, offering kids specific activities like Keystone Kidtopia- a festival just for kids that include special games, glow-light ice-skating, a giant life size snow fort at the top of the mountain to play in, arts and crafts, adventure zones on the mountain to explore and so on. Keystone has its own snow-tubing hill, TWO outdoor ice skating rinks, sleigh rides, outdoor fire-pits, amazing dining options, shopping, cross-country skiing, outdoor heated swimming pools, sledding and more! Not to brag, but we think Keystone has some of the best views around, including incredible angles on Lake Dillon and surrounding mountains like Breckenridge! The activities are endless and there is certainly something for everyone at Keystone Resort! There are also some amazing events throughout the winter like the River Run Rocks! FREE concerts series, culinary festivals, a winter bluegrass festival, Mardi Gras celebrations, Holiday festivities and more!

Keystone as a mountain offers a great bang for your buck, as it is one of the only resorts in Colorado that has night skiing!  This means on select days, you can ski from open to close- up to 12 hours…If you can make it that long, your ticket is good all day and night!  So it’s nice to be able to take a break in the afternoon for a hearty bowl of chili or a beer on an outdoor patio and then head back  out, warm and refreshed. Keystone has three separate peaks, each offering different terrain and multiple gondolas. It also boasts some of the most diverse terrain, ranging from beginner to double black and expert only terrain. It includes multiple learning areas for kids and beginners, with mini chairlifts and ‘magic carpets’,  plenty of groomed ‘corduroy’, powder runs, tree skiing, hiking zones, and even KAT TOURS- spend the day on a tour or take 1 ride on the KAT for just $5.  This is a great way to experience some of the deepest powder and find some areas that have been completely untouched!  Area-51 is Keystone’s terrain park and it is one of the best in the country.   It is also one of the closest resorts to the Denver Airport- just a quick 90 minute drive and you’re here!  Arapahoe Basin is also just 7 miles up the road if you are looking to explore other mountains and offers some great, different terrain without having to travel far.

Keystone Resort has a FREE shuttle system that will take you just about anywhere you’d like around town.  It also is one of the only resorts that still offers CLOSE parking at no charge!

Q: Why should I rent from SummitCove Property Management rather than directly from the Owner of the Condo?

A. All of the condos and homes that SummitCove rents are individually owned by families. Owners are able to choose who manages their property, and they have picked us.. to take reservations, be the guest contact, provide maintenance and security while they are away. We serve as a point of contact, a ‘home base’ to help you with everything you need all the way from the planning stage to the check-out day.  You can trust us with your credit card information and that you will always have someone to call if you need to.  We offer 24-7 emergency and maintenance service, along with excellent customer service and experience. So if your heat goes out at 3am, you get locked out of your property, or just need a recommendation on where to eat- we are here for you, in Keystone, at any time day or night. No worrying about sending money to an unknown stranger, waiting around for a call back or wondering what would happen in the event of an emergency. We are also able to use our size to our advantage- we have some great guest perks such as our Key to Keystone Coupon Book offering discounts on restaurants and activities & free bike rentals in the Summer and discounted lift tickets and equipment rentals in the winter.

Q: Is SummitCove connected to Keystone Resort or Vail Resorts? What are the benefits of renting from SummitCove vs. the Resort or other Property Management Companies?

A. Summitcove Property Management is one of many property management firms that operate in or near Keystone Resort.  Although we are not directly affiliated with Keystone or Vail Resorts Inc. that operate the ski mountain, we do work closely together on an everyday basis to make sure our mutual guests are happy and come back to Keystone year after year.

SummitCove stands apart in many ways.  One of the biggest differences is that we allow you to pick the EXACT property you will be staying at, vs. just a general ‘2-bedroom in River Run’ as an example of what information the Resort would provide.  We have photos, video tours, reviews, amenities lists, distance to the slopes, bedding configurations information and more for each and every property we manage.  You will be happy to know that your kids will be getting the bunk beds they’ve been looking forward to, the property has that cool mountain decor or stainless steel appliances, or even just that you and your friends will both staying in Buffalo Lodge- whatever it is you are looking for,  we allow you to pick from our properties and find the one that suits you best.  Our properties are as individual as you and we want you to enjoy your vacation and we believe it all starts with where you stay! Many of our properties also have additional amenities that aren’t always found in the ‘stock’ properties of the Resort.

SummitCove provides personalized customer service and being a small company, we are able to go the extra mile for our guests.  We are a small company where it’s possible to walk in and maybe meet the owner- we have just under 300 properties and about 25 employees. We still have 24-7 customer service, a local check-in office and customer perks, just like the Resort, but we hope you will find your experiences with us are much more personal and memorable, connecting a face with a name.  We offer our guests great perks like 25% off equipment rentals, discounted lift tickets, and various coupons for discounts at restaurants, activities, massages, and more!

Our check-in office is located RIGHT IN KEYSTONE, meaning you don’t have to drive to Dillon or get your keys from a lockbox. In the winter months we typically have someone staffed at our front desk 24 hours a day!  Nothing’s worse than traveling 10 hours only to get your keys in the dark out of an outdoor lockbox and have no idea where you are going! Our front desk agents will be awaiting your arrival, greeting you with a smile, ready to draw out directions on a map, show you where the grocery store is and even offer advice on the best place to go for breakfast, ski rentals, and what activities to do; not to mention offer you an exclusive coupon book to help you save big while you are here!

Q: What are the properties like and what supplies will be provided?

A. Our properties come fully furnished with everything you need to feel like you’re right at home. We have all different sizes of properties from a small studio with kitchenette to a 5-bedroom private home that sleeps 16!  They are all individually owned and every property is different, with their own decor and amenities, based on the owner’s personality.  Although Keystone itself is no more than 4 miles long, there are many different areas, villages, and buildings like River Run, Mountain House, Settlers Creek, Trappers Crossing, Snake River, Ski Tip and the Pines just to name a few. Most properties have dining rooms and full kitchens that stock everything you’d need to make a nice family dinner- stove, oven, refrigerator,  dishwasher, coffee pot, dishes, silverware, pots and pans, and even salt and pepper! In the other rooms you will find most units have multiple flat screen TV’s, a DVD player, hair dryers, fans, closets and even humidifiers to combat the drier air.  We always start you out with basic supplies like shampoo, conditioner, Kleenex, paper towels, dishwasher detergent, dish and hand soaps, coffee, toilet paper, sponges, towels, trash bags, etc.  All properties are different, but we do set some requirements in order for every guest to be comfortable.  Some properties feature heated garages, ski lockers, fireplaces, private hot tubs, surround sound, washer and dryer,  jetted baths, leather couches, stainless steel appliances and so on.  Check out the Property Information page on our website for each specific property to find out these sort of details! Many of the buildings have common spaces that feature pools, hot tubs, couches and televisions, pool tables, outdoor grills, steam rooms and more.

Q: How do I rent a unit?  Is there a deposit and what are the payment terms?

A. You can rent any of our properties by booking directly on this website using a credit card or you can call us at 1-877-850-7750 if you would like to speak with us and book by phone- we have experienced Vacation Planners who can help you find the exact property you are looking for based on your individual preferences such as location, cost, the size of your group and specific amenities you might be looking for such as a fireplace or hot tub! Sometimes it is nice to have help sorting through the different options.  We will ask questions such as “What is most important to you during your stay? Do you want to be able to walk to the slopes or do you not mind taking a shuttle?  Do your kids prefer bunk beds or twin beds? Do you need a washer and dryer in your property? How about a view?” etc.

When you book your stay, 1/2 of your rent is required as a down payment, and the final payment will be due 60 days out from your reservation.  A small damage fee is included in the price to cover minimal incidentals in case of an accident, but it will not be refunded.  Our cancellation policy is as follows:

  • More than 180 Days prior to Arrival Date – 90% of the total rental amount will be refunded.
  • 179- 60 Days prior to Arrival Date – 75% of the total rental amount will be refunded.
  • 59 – 30 Days prior to Arrival Date – 50% of the total rental amount will be refunded.
  • 29 – 14 Days prior to Arrival Date – 25% of the total rental amount will be refunded.
  • Less than 14 days prior to Arrival Date – No Refund.

We do offer travel insurance for an extra 6.95% of your reservation cost that covers some travel circumstances such as weather, traffic delays, illness and more from Travel Guard. It will protect your entire partys’ vacation investment if you are forced to cancel, interrupt, or delay your trip due to weather, illness, injury, or any other covered reason.  This policy also includes very important baggage and medical protection.  This can be a great thing to have, especially in Colorado- because sometimes airports close and roads shut down and people may get sick in the winter!

Q: Should I rent a car?  Is there a shuttle?

A. Keystone and Summit County both have FREE Shuttle Systems making it easy to get around once you are up in the mountains.  We also have many properties that are within walking distance, so you can easily get by without a car.  So if you are coming to Keystone from the airport, you may choose to rent a car or take a shuttle.  There are quite a few airport shuttle companies out there and prices vary depending on the size of your group, but typically range from $50-$70 a person. There are also shuttles available to other ski resorts- you can get to Arapahoe Basin, Copper, and Breckenridge for free on the county-wide shuttle, The Summit Stage, but to go to Vail or Beaver Creek you would have to pay for a shuttle. If you do choose to rent a car you will most likely want to get one that has a ski rack and 4-wheel drive.  Many times the roads are clear, but it is nice to have 4-whell drive if it starts to snow.  Parking is free for all of our guests and there is a big skier parking lot that is just a 10-minute walk to the gondola, some other resorts charge up to $25 a day for parking.

Q: I’ve made my reservation; now how do I check in and get my keys?

A. SummitCove has a full-service check-in desk conveniently located  in the middle of Keystone Resort.  We are located at 23110 US Highway 6 in the Gateway Plaza, which is right in between the Haywood Cafe and Cornerstone Real Estate.  Our office is no more than 5 minutes to your Condo or Home.  We typically have someone staffed at this office until at least 3am, and 24-7 during the busier ski season months.  We ALWAYS have someone available by phone 24 hours a day.  Check-in time is 4pm. In the rare event that no one is at our check-in office when you arrive, you will get your keys from the lockbox inside our lobby.  We ask that you print your confirmation that we emailed to you at the time you made your reservation or have it available on your smartphone, as it contains the lockbox code, directions and other important information about our services and the specific property that you are staying at.

If you have any more questions or concerns at any time, please feel free to call or contact us! We know that some people are new to the vacation rental home process, but we assure you once you try it you will never stay at a hotel again!  You’ll love all of the extra space to spread out and enjoy your vacation, not to mention all the additional amenities available and the money you’ll save by cooking dinner instead of having to go out every night! Book your Keystone Vacation today!

Only a Few River Run Condominiums Left for the 2012 Bluegrass and Beer Festival- Book Your Stay by 7/28 to Receive 25% Off*!

16th Annual Bluegrass and Beer Festival at Keystone Resort Colorado

August 4th-5th, 2012
River Run at Keystone, Colorado

Escape the summer heat of the city and visit Keystone for one of the best summer festivals in Colorado! The Bluegrass and Beer Festival is back for its 16th year in a row and visitors come from all over the state and even the country to attend this fun festival every year!  Festival-goers can bask in the sun, enjoying the blue skies, gorgeous views and cool mountain temperatures while tasting amazing brews from over 30 breweries, nibbling on some delicious down-home cooking and get’ down to the live music bluegrass shows on 3 different stages in River Run Village on August 4 & 5, 2012. August temperatures in Keystone average around 75 degrees, making it the ideal place for a summer getaway!

River Run Condos for this popular weekend are booking up fast- if you reserve your 2+ night stay by Saturday, 7/28,  Take 25% off for the Bluegrass & Beer Festival Weekend with SummitCove Lodging. 25% Off Sale ends on 7/28/2012, *see webpage for full details.  SummitCove has a wide variety of properties to fit any size group or budget.  Book a condo in the heart of River Run and watch the bands from your balcony or pick a property with mountain views- the choice is yours! Black Bear Lodge is right in the middle of the action try renting a condo there!

This is a fun festival that everyone is sure to enjoy!  Not interested in beer?  The music is free to anyone!  Wine and non-alcoholic drinks are available for purchase as well. Weekend Passes or Single Day Passes for BEER-DRINKING at the event are available for purchase online or at the door.  Passes include an official sampling mug along with unlimited beer tastings.

The confirmed 2012 Bluegrass and Beer Festival music line-up includes bands such as Head for the Hills, Oakhurst, the Farewell Drifters, Darrell Scott, Tim O’Brien, Casey Driessen, Haunted Wind Chimes, Henhouse Prowlers, Dead Winter Carpenters, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Town Mountain, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, the Grinz and more. There are also some after-party events scheduled at Warren Station on both Friday and Saturday nights to keep the party rockin’ and your feet tappin’! Friday evening, Oakhurst and the Farewell Drifters will be performing from 9 – 11:30 pm, tickets are just $7 in advance or $10 at the door.  Saturday evening features a show with Tim O’Brien and Casey Driessen, playing from 8:30 – 11 pm. Tickets are $14 in advance or $17 at the door. Book your weekend of fun today!

 

 

2011 Bluegrass and Beer Festival at Keystone

 

Last Day to Save on Your 2012-2013 Ski Season Lodging with our Snowy Peaks Sale!

Winter Activities at Keystone Resort

Today is the last day of our 72-hour snowy peaks early booking sale! Book by 5pm MST today in order to receive 15% off winter stays of 3 nights or more! See webpage for all of the details. Keystone Resort is home to countless winter activities such as skiing, snowboarding, snow biking, ice skating, exploring snow forts and ice castles, hot-tubbing, shopping, snowmobiling, fine dining and more!  Throughout the winter guests can enjoy free concerts at events like the River Run Rocks! concert series and Bluegrass on the Snow, visit various festivals like Keystone Kidtopia and the Winter Culinary Festival, along with explore our  world renowned ski slopes and terrain parks.  Don’t miss out on a great winter in Keystone, Colorado, book your winter ski vacation today!

Snowcapped Mountaintops in Summit County This Morning: A Good Prediction for an Amazing Winter to Come at Keystone Resort Colorado? We hope so! 72-Hour Early Booking Sale: 15% Off Winter Stays*!

Although it may be a little to early to get excited about snow- we can’t help it!  Those in Summit County this morning may have noticed some white stuff on some of the surrounding mountain peaks- SNOW! Chilly temperatures and rainy weather turned to snow at the higher elevations in Summit County last night, creating some beautiful snow-capped peaks.  We hope this is a sign of a good winter to come! Check out these photos of Peak 1 over the Dillon Reservoir this morning, captured by Matt Renoux, from 9news.com.

We are so excited for the upcoming season that we are launching a72-hour sale offering 15% Off Reservations of 3 nights or more for the upcoming 2012-2013 Ski Season! Book now to lock in this season’s prices AND take 15% off the total!   Sale ends Friday, July 20th at 5pm, so book now!! Call one of our Vacation Planners today to take advantage of the savings: (866) 530-4614 and mention the promo code ‘Snowcapped15’. * Please see the sale landing page for full details.

 

Snow on the Peaks in Summit County This Morning

Condos Filling Up Fast for Bluegrass and Beer Festival River Run Keystone: August 4 & 5, 2012

16th Annual Bluegrass and Beer Festival Keystone Resort

August 4th-5th, 2012
River Run at Keystone, Colorado

Keystone brings the wonders of Appalachia to the Rockies with the Bluegrass and Beer Festival, back for it’s 16th year at Keystone Resort.  This is hands down the most popular summer festival in Keystone and it draws visitors from far and wide, year after year.  Nothing beats the down-home cooking, frothy flavors, mountain music and spectacular views- not to mention its the perfect escape from the hot summer heat. Festival goers are in for a treat, enjoying live bluegrass music all weekend along with sampling delicious beers from over 30 microbreweries from Colorado and beyond as they showcase their unique blends of hops and barleys. Live music rocks out on 3 stages. Confirmed 2012 music line-up includes Head for the Hills, Oakhurst, the Farewell Drifters, Darrell Scott, Tim O’Brien, Casey Driessen, Haunted Wind Chimes, Henhouse Prowlers, Dead Winter Carpenters, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Town Mountain, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, the Grinz and more. There are also some after-party events scheduled at Warren Station on both Friday and Saturday nights. Oakhurst and the Farewell Drifters play from 9 – 11:30 pm on Friday evening, tickets are just $7 in advance or $10 at the door.  Saturday evening features a show with Tim O’Brien and Casey Driessen, playing from 8:30 – 11 pm. Tickets are $14 in advance or $17 at the door.

Weekend Passes or Single Day Passes for the event are available for purchase online or at the door.  Passes include an official sampling mug along with unlimited beer tastings.

Condos for the weekend are already filling up fast- book your stay now and take 25% off your stay of 2 nights or more for the Bluegrass & Beer Festival Weekend. This is a limited time offer, so book River Run Condos so book your Keystone Reservations before everything is gone! 25% Off Sale ends on 7/26/2012.  SummitCove has a wide variety of properties to fit any size group or budget.  Book a condo in the heart of River Run and walk to the event!

Celebrate the Fourth of July in Keystone for Fireworks, Kids Activities and Live Music!

Keystone Resort is a great place to plan your Fourth of July celebration with family and friends!  Independence Day takes place on a Wednesday this year, so for those who are looking for a long holiday weekend getaway, SummitCove is offering the perfect opportunity with a Stay 3 Nights, Get the 4th Free Discount!  Book your Keystone Resort lodging today for dates between June 29th and July 6th, 2012!

Enjoy fireworks over Keystone Lake, live music, and the Kid’s Fishing Derby.  Families with younger children may also enjoy the Block Party and children’s Bike Parade.  You may also want to head over to our neighboring town of Dillon, where you can enjoy music from the National Repertory Orchestra in the morning.  Throughout the day, events in Dillon will include watermelon eating contests, a boat parade on the shores of Lake Dillon, a BOCCE tournament, pie eating contests and more.  Top off your evening with an oldies concert and fireworks display over Frisco Bay.  The Town of Frisco will host it annual Fabulous Fourth of July complete with a parade with amazing floats and events all day.  Last year, over 25,000 spectators were in attendance.  The Fourth of July is one of the best holidays of the summer to enjoy the many festivities that Summit County will offer!  This is a great time to cool off in the mountains and take in the majestic beauty of the Rocky Mountains!

As always, this promotion is valid only on new reservations, and cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers.  Please contact a SummitCove Vacation Planner for further details or to get started on making your reservation!

Summit of Bluegrass & Brews 2012: Colorado Beer Tasting & Free Live Music On June 23

Back for another year, the Summit of Bluegrass and Brews will return to Marina Park in Dillon, Colorado on June 23, 2012 with over 25 Colorado breweries. During the beer tasting event from 1:00-5:00, visitors can enjoy live music by Marty Jones and the Great Unknowns. Tickets to the unlimited beer tasting cost only $30 and benefit the Colorado Brewers’ Guild and the Dillon Business Association. Food vendors will be on site with lots of tasty options.

Following the beer tasting, move down to the Lake Dillon Amphitheatre for a great, FREE concert with the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience! David Grisman has played with Jerry Garcia, Peter Rowan, Bonnie Raitt, Doc Watson, and other renowned artists. His music is a mix of bluegrass, folk, jazz, and international sounds – this is definitely a show you don’t want to miss!

Both the beer tasting and the concerts are outdoors with beautiful views of Lake Dillon and the mountains. Great beer, live music, and beautiful Dillon, Colorado – what more could you ask for?

2012 Summit of Bluegrass and Brews Schedule of Events

Saturday, June 23, 2012

1:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m  Brewfest, Savory food vendors  $30 per person, must be 21 years of age or older — Marina Park  160 Lodgepole, Dillon, Colorado

5:00p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Free bluegrass concert – Missed the Boat — Dillon Amphitheater

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Free bluegrass concert –David Grisman Bluegrass Experience — Dillon Amphitheater

9:30 p.m. – ? Official After Party at Pug Ryan’s – John Truscelli Band — Pug Ryan’s Brewery and Steakhouse — 104 Village Place, Dillon

Some Colorado Ski Resorts Are Still Open! Araphoe Basin Hosts a Fun Spring Events Lineup

Although Keystone Resort closed over 2 weeks ago on Sunday, April 8, a few of the other surrounding area ski resorts are still open!  Spring weather has shifted some attention to summer activities, such as hiking and mountain biking, but the skiing conditions are still great for those looking to add a few more days on the mountain to their season.

Breckenridge Ski Resort recently announced it’s plan to extend its season for two extra weekends past it’s original closing date which was set for April 15.  This upcoming weekend will be the last chance for skiers and riders to enjoy the Breckenridge slopes for the 2011/2012 ski season.  The resort will be open Friday – Sunday, April 27-29. Visitors can take advantage of discounted lift tickets, being offered for just $50 at the ticket window.  Parking for the entire weekend is free and open terrain includes most of Peak 8, including the Imperial Express Super Chair.  Lifts will be running from 9am until 4 pm each day.  Those with season passes will not incur any extra fees during the extended season.  SummitCove is currently offering 30% off already reduced rates for the remainder of April.

Arapahoe Basin’s season is still going strong and typically stays open as long as the snow sticks around.  Last year the resort finally closed down over the 4th of July weekend, making for a 10-month long ski season!  The resort has a great Spring Lineup of events planned, including a new Chili Cook-off, live music every weekend, and its final and most popular spring event, the Festival of Brewpubs on May 27, in its 11th year.   Warm weather conditions make for pleasant skiing conditions at the mountain.  The resort’s infamous ‘Beach’ area has spots available for rental, allowing visitors to park along the base of the mountain and enjoy barbeques and tailgating in between runs. Its always a fun time at The Beach!

 

Keystone Resort and Summit Fly Fishing to Host May 26th Fishing Derby

Keystone Resort and Summit Fly Fishing will host a May 26th Fishing Derby for kids 13 and under.  The whole family is welcome to cheer on their favorite angler and enjoy a beautiful morning on the lake with raffle prizes, BBQ and live music following the event.  No barb, no bait.  Registration will start at 8am and the derby begins at 9am.  Fishing gear is not supplied so come prepared with your own tackle and fishing gear.

Free parking will be available at the Keystone Lodge Parking Lot just off Hwy 6 across from the Keystone Lodge.  Take the underground tunnel to the Village.

If you are heading up to Summit County this spring, contact SummitCove today for the best available Keystone lodging deals!