Set your alarm clocks for 7am Friday morning, 12/7/2012 for the start of our 12 Days of Keystone Sale! Each day of the 12 Days of Keystone features a daily deal on Keystone Lodging and Deals! Be ready to book, as each sale lasts just 24 hours and offers unbelievable savings on Keystone Vacation Lodging, along with a chance to win prizes during Reservation Races! Sign up for the SummitCove Newsletter and receive 12 Days of Deals right to your inbox!
Tomorrow is the FINAL DAY of our Snowcapped Early Booking Sale! 15% Off Ski Season Stays of 3 Nights or More*
This winter has been predicted to be an above average snowfall year and we are prepping for an outrageously awesome season here in Keystone! Keystone Resort is set to open on November 2nd, leaving roughly just 2 months until ski season starts. Prime dates and properties are filling up fast, so it’s a good idea to book now, not only for the best selection but for the best prices! Book your 2012/2013 winter season stay of 3+ nights and lock in last season’s rates, plus take an additional 15% off!*
Why Choose Keystone?
Keystone features world class terrain with something for every skiing or riding level, whether you are just learning or are a black diamond, powder-seeking pro! Just 90 minutes from the Denver International Airport and smack dab in the center of a cluster of other ski resorts, such as Breckenridge, Arapahoe Basin, Copper and Vail; Keystone offers a central location with convenience that can’t be beat. Keystone is also one of the few resorts in Colorado that hosts night skiing, meaning you get more bang for your buck. There are also plenty of lodging options in Keystone, whether you want to ski-in, ski-out at Lone Eagle, enjoy private bubbly hot tubs and slope views like those at Chateaux DuMont or just have the convenience of walking to shops, restaurants, and the slopes like you’ll have when you stay in River Run Village. Keystone is also known to be one of the most family friendly resorts, offering activities designed just for kids, such as Kidtopia Kidsfest, the Snow Fort at the top of Dercum Mountain, and every day fun with activities like ice skating, tubing, sledding, sleigh rides and more! You’ll also have access to Keystone’s Epic Mix, which allows users to track their days, vertical feet, earn pins and even have free professional photos taken on the mountain to record EPIC experiences! Keystone really has something for everyone! Call one of our Vacation Planners today and have them help you find the perfect property for your next Keystone Colorado vacation!*Please refer to the Snowcapped Booking page for all of the details.
A few of the leaves in Summit County have already started changing colors, meaning Fall is on it’s way.. and even better, that Winter will be here before we know it! Fall is an incredible time to visit Keystone; the summer crowds have dwindled and it feels as if you have the whole resort to yourself. Many of the restaurants in Summit County offer 2-for-1 deals, making it easy to enjoy a gourmet meal at just a fraction of the price you would normally pay. The temperatures are cool, making it the ideal weather for hiking and biking. Equipment shops start running fall sales to get rid of last year’s equipment, meaning you can receive savings up to 70% off on a new pair of skis, boots, googles, and other gear. The quiet and relaxed atmosphere during the off season is a nice change from the normal hustle and bustle at the resort. You can also visit some of the Fall themed events in Summit County, including Wine in the Pines, Oktoberfest, Fall for the Arts, Fall Fest and more.
Probably the biggest reason to come though is for the Colorado Fall Colors. Keystone is home to Aspens which change to brilliant gold and orange hues, creating hills of gorgeous colors. Although the exact dates cannot be predicted, typically September is the best month to view the colors. There are numerous trails in the Keystone and Montezuma areas that offer superb color viewing opportunities, including the Peru Creek trail and Keystone Gulch area. If you have never tried cross country mountain biking, it is a great way to cover alot of terrain and really submerse yourself in the beautiful scenery. There are many trails that are considered beginner level to get started on. You can also ride your bike up one of the scenic passes such as Loveland or Hoosier. Another way to view the colors is to take a scenic drive on one of the many beautiful roads in Summit County such as Montezuma Road, The Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway over Independence Pass, or the Copper Minturn Loop.
SummitCove is sticking with the 2-for-1 theme and offering A FREE Night, when you buy one night from September 10 until October 31st, at participating properties. Experience the colors from the balcony view shown above at Expedition Station or be tucked away in the woods at Trapper’s Crossing Townhomes. You can’t pass up these amazing prices during your Fall Color Viewing Tour! Take a break from the city life and experience the brilliance and beauty of the Colorado wilderness during one of its most beautiful seasons!
What do you have planned for your long weekend over Labor Day? How about one last getaway with the kids before the back to school grind? Or an inexpensive, yet romantic getaway weekend with your special someone? Keystone is just a short 70 minute drive from Denver and is the perfect place to go for a quick mountain escape. There is plenty to do here whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, love shopping or are just looking to relax and take in the beautiful scenery. We have properties to fit any size group and Vacation Planners that can help you find that perfect property, whether you want a romantic love nest or a spacious home for your entire family. Spend 2 nights in Keystone over Labor Day Weekend & get your 3rd night free!
Over Labor Day Weekend, culinary lovers can satisfy their taste-buds at the Taste of Keystone Culinary Outdoor Food Festival. The Taste of Keystone is a perfect way to experience Keystone’s finest cuisine, from restaurants like the Alpenglow Stube, Ski Tip Lodge, Keystone Ranch, and The Bighorn Steakhouse without having to break the bank. Sample the finest foods and enjoy specialty wines along the shores of Keystone Lake. Stay at a property in Lakeside Village and walk to the event!
For the shopping lovers and deal hounds, the Merchant Tent Sale will be going on all weekend. This is a great time to get your holiday shopping done early or get some new ski equipment at up to 70% off! 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.
This will also be the last weekend for FREE gondola rides during the Friday Afternoon Club, with live music, food, and yard games at the top of Dercum Mountain. If you’ve never seen the views from the top during the summer, you won’t want to pass it up. With amazing panoramic views of Lake Dillon, Breckenridge and the surrounding mountains, it is a great spot to hike around or just enjoy a beer with a view in one of the comfy Adirondack chairs in the sunshine. Friday, August 31st features live music from the The Luv Brothers, at the top of Dercum Mountain. Saturday the 1st is your last chance for twilight riding in the Keystone Bike Park. The final closing day of downhill mountain biking is September 16th. Other activities at Keystone include hiking, biking, golf, and horseback riding. Enjoy one last summer vacation before the snow falls!
Four legendary ski areas are coming together under one extraordinary pass. Brought to you exclusively by Liftopia, the Mountain Collective is a ground-breaking collaboration between Alta, Aspen/Snowmass, Jackson Hole, and Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows. Experience the ultimate winter with two free days at each mountain listed, plus each pass holder receives unlimited 50% off lift tickets. With the Mountain Collective, it’s now possible for passionate skiers and riders to claim thousands of vertical feet and chase ideal winter conditions across Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and California. Passes are on sale now for just $349 and $229 for children.
Want to ski or ride multiple resorts without having to travel far and wide, state to state or across the country?! Keystone Resort is located in scenic Summit County, Colorado, which is home to SEVEN ski resorts within a 40 mile radius. Purchase an EPIC Season Pass and receive unlimited access to Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Vail, and Beaver Creek- let’s not forget their west coast resorts Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood. For $659, pass holders get unlimited access to all of these resorts- no blackout dates and in addition they receive 6 Ski with a Friend Passes. Keystone Resort is centrally located in the middle of it all; just a short drive from Arapahoe Basin and Breckenridge, and with Vail and Beaver Creek just another 30 miles down the highway, it’s the perfect place to host your Colorado ski vacation!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!