Why You Should Stay Somewhere Other Than the Keystone Lodge and Spa in 2020

Sure, the Keystone Lodge and Spa gets a lot of hype.  It is the only spot in Keystone with valet parking and it does feature the Chocolate Village display in the lobby over the holidays!  But, we beg you to reconsider your lodging options for your next Keystone vacation, because there is so much more out there!


Get Closer to the Slopes!
Let’s face it – the Keystone Lodge and Spa is only a mile and a half from the ski slopes, which isn’t really far, but it is when you consider how many lodging options in Keystone are within walking distance to the ski slopes or even slopeside!  Choose a property where you have 2 – 6 minute walk to the slopes instead of a 10 – 15 minute shuttle ride, such as The Springs, Silver Mill, Liftside Condos or Tenderfoot Lodge.  Or choose to upgrade your stay and stay slopeside at Lone Eagle Condos!


Cash in on the Views!
When you stay in Keystone, don’t you dream of waking up to amazing views of the ski slopes? Arapahoe Lodge 8119, Hidden River 5995, Ski Run 501, Slopeside 2800, Springs 8864, and the Keystone Brom House, are just a few of our favorite ski slope view vacation rental properties!

Ski Slope Views from Balcony of Ski Run Condos
Wake up to this view at Ski Run 501!


Stay Somewhere More Modern
The Keystone Lodge and Spa is one of the original buildings of Keystone Resort, built back in the late 60’s.  It was renovated in 2010, but here we are a decade later.  There are some wonderful newly constructed buildings in Keystone including The Alders Townhomes and River Run Townhomes, where you can enjoy the most modern and luxurious finishes and that ‘freshly built’ feeling!

Modern dining area at River Run Townhomes in Keystone CO
Mountain modern design and newly constructed, River Run Townhomes have it all!


Get More Square Footage for the Same Buck
Unless you book a larger suite, most of the rooms at the Keystone Lodge and Spa are a more traditional (tiny) hotel room.  Why cram all of your ski gear, luggage and bodies into a tiny hotel room, when you could book a 1-bedroom condo that features a separate bedroom, living room and full size kitchen for a similar rate? You’ll also save money with the option to prepare your own meals with the kitchen instead of eating out for every meal!


Enjoy a Less Crowded Pool Area
There are over 150 rooms in the Keystone Lodge, and that’s not counting some of the surrounding buildings that also have access to the pool and hot tub facilities at the Lodge and Spa.  That’s potentially a lot of people in one pool!  Book a stay at somewhere like Flying Dutchman, Quicksilver, or Settler’s Creek Townhomes where the guest to pool ratio is much lower!

Heated Outdoor Pool at Flying Dutchman Condos in West Keystone
Large heated outdoor pool at Flying Dutchman, open year-round!

Choose a Heated Parking Garage Instead of Valet/Outdoor Parking
You may find that you enjoy parking in a heated parking garage better than valet parking anyways.  Choose a building with a heated underground parking garage and you can keep your car warm and snow free and take the elevator straight up to your condo.  Luggage racks can help you schlep your gear and you’ll be able to run down to the car anytime if you need to. Plus, complimentary parking for one car is available and you won’t have to tip a valet driver every time you want to use your car! The majority of the condos in River Run Village have heated underground parking garages and are all within walking distance to shops, restaurants and the slopes, meaning you might not even want to use your car at all during your stay!


But I Want A Massage!
Just because you aren’t staying at the Keystone Lodge and Spa, doesn’t mean you won’t have access to booking a session their world class spa facilities.  Or you can skip the traveling and get a massage in your room!  Namaste Bodywork features mobile massage and will actually perform a service in your vacation rental – talk about relaxing!


Keystone Resort is home to a wide variety of lodging and vacation rental options.  SummitCove Lodging has vacation planners available every day from 8 am – 9 pm to help you find that perfect property for your dream vacation, based on what’s most important to you.

Keystone’s Newest Development: The New Seasons

Meet Keystone’s newest development – The New Seasons at Keystone


Have you been dreaming of that perfect mountain retreat or second home in Colorado? Think of snow capped mountains, miles of trails, and the bubbling sounds of the Snake River from the backyard patio. The New Seasons is Keystone’s newest upcoming development. Nestled in Lodgepole pines, near the Mountain House Base Area, this location is the perfect base camp for all of your mountain adventures!  You can walk over to Lakeside Village for ice skating or paddle boarding or hop on the paved bike path.  Head to one of Keystone’s two golf courses or to the hiking and biking trails in West Keystone.  The options are endless and this new property will have everything you need for a perfect visit to Keystone Resort.


The developers of the New Seasons broke ground this past June and the first phase of the development is expected to be completed in mid to late 2019.  In the meantime, you can preview the location and amenities by staying in the current Seasons Townhomes.   The complex will feature 4 buildings that hold a total of 32 new condos. Potential buyers can choose from one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans, that range in price starting at $419,000 going up to $829,000.


Features of The New Seasons that we love:

  • Located on the Keystone Resort shuttle route, which means quick access to the slopes and Keystone Conference Center
  • On-site steam room, hot tub, and an outdoor grilling area
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Granite and Marble countertops
  • Full stacked washers and dryers
  • Step out your back door and hit the trail the leads to the Snake River and Keystone Lake
  • Located on the bike path


We are so excited to see this new development at Keystone Resort.  If you have any questions or are interested in buying a vacation rental at The New Seasons, please get in touch with one of SummitCove Lodging’s Homeowner Services Representatives by calling (970) 368-5888.  We can provide you with realtor contact information and vacation rental projections for the new properties. Look for vacation rental options coming soon!

Updated Hidden River Condo is Perfect for a Couples Vacay

We have a new vacation rental available at Hidden River Lodge, located within walking distance of the ski lifts at the Mountain House Base Area.  Hidden River #5981 is a two bedroom, two bath condo located on the 3rd floor of the Hidden River Lodge at Keystone Resort, Colorado.  This property has been recently updated and features great views of the mountains. You’ll find a gas fireplace in the living space, along with high vaulted ceilings and a comfortable couch.  Stainless appliances and granite countertops in the kitchen make it perfect for preparing a family dinner after a day out on the mountain.

Hidden River Lodge Kitchen
Very nicely updated kitchen at this condo!


The master bedroom has a nice king bed and private bathroom suite.   The guest bedroom hosts a queen bed and with two double beds in this condo, it’s great for couples traveling together! Both bedrooms have flat screen televisions mounted on the wall.

Views of River at Hidden River Colorado Lodge
Views of the Snake River at Hidden River Lodge’s backyard



Master Bedroom with King at Hidden River
Lovely master suite in this Hidden River Condo


One of the best things about this property is the awesome deck!  Enjoy a break in an adirondack chair as you soak up the views at Keystone Resort.  Hidden River is located right on the bike path and is a quick ride to River Run Village or Keystone Lake.  You can also walk on the path to the Mountain House base area. In the lobby, challenge your friends to a game of pool!  Head down to the hot tubs for a relaxing soak after a day of mountain play.   Hidden River even has a fitness center should you want to work out during your stay.   Ready to book?  Call one of our vacation planners or book this property online here.  Every SummitCove summer reservation receives a free 2-hour bike rental with their stay.  We also offer discounts on activities, dining, transportation and equipment rentals for your best vacation!

Hidden River Hot Tub with Mountain
Hot tubs with a view!



4 ‘Hidden Gem’ Vacation Rentals at Keystone That You May Have Never Heard Of

Keystone is home to hundreds of vacation rental options, from budget friendly to slopeside luxury. Wondering where to stay outside of the main village? Here are 4 properties that you may have never heard of and are worth looking into for your next Colorado vacation at Keystone Resort.


Ski Tip Ranch Townhomes at East Keystone

Ski Tip Ranch Townhomes
Ski Tip Ranch is located just down Montezuma Road about a mile from the main village, River Run.  These spacious 3 – 4 bedroom multi-level townhomes are perfect for a quiet mountain retreat.  These townhomes were designed with nature in mind, featuring huge picture windows in the living room that look out into the forest.  They have access to a great shared hot tub, and some of the properties have their own private hot tubs! You’ll enjoy a heated garage, private laundry, gas fireplace, beautiful master suites and a peaceful setting during your stay at Ski Tip.  Make sure to try out the famous Ski Tip Lodge, an old stagecoach stop dating back to the 1860’s and Colorado’s first ski lodge in the 1940’s, for a wonderful dinner or even happy hour during your stay.


Quicksilver Condos at Keystone Resort

Quicksilver Condos
Located in North Keystone, Quicksilver condos are tucked away in the tall pine tree groves, across the highway from the mountains.  These condos range in size from 1 – 3 bedrooms and offer the guest lots of space and great forest views.  In the summer the grounds are lush and green and the large windows really bring the outdoors in.  Floor plans vary, some of the smaller condos are just one level and many are multi-level with bedrooms upstairs.  Fireplaces, This is also one of the nicest indoor pools in all of Keystone!


Chateaux DuMont
These larger condos at Keystone sit at the base of Mountain House and the Peru lift.  Not only are they just steps from the lifts, they also feature a private hot tub on the balcony! Mountain views, a spacious kitchen, fireplace, bedroom balconies and more are just a few of the standouts at these condos.  Enjoy the luxurious life when you book a stay at Chateaux D’Mont!


Keystone Gulch Townhomes in West Keystone

Keystone Gulch Townhomes
A perfect home base for outdoor lovers! The Keystone Gulch Townhomes are backed up to the base of Keystone Gulch Road, which leads to tons of trails for mountain biking, hiking, cross country skiing or even horseback riding.  These properties have fantastic views of the woods and you’ll really feel like you have a real mountain getaway while visiting.  You’ll also have access to the pool and hot tub across the street at Flying Dutchman Condos.


Start planning your next escape to the mountains at one of these hidden gems!  Book your lodging with SummitCove and let the fun begin!

6 Incredible Vacation Rentals for Your Dream Ski Trip to Keystone Resort

There are so many great reasons to visit Keystone Ski Resort, and of course one of them is certainly the incredible lodging options.  We’ve rounded up 6 of our favorite vacation rentals that would be the perfect home base for your Colorado ski vacation.


The Keystone Brom House

Where: Overlooking River Run Village

Average Price: $$ – $$$

Situated at the top of a hill, this three bedroom private home overlooks River Run Village and the ski slopes, as well as the surrounding mountains and Continental Divide. Although it’s not our most modern home, this unique home is very comfortable and features an eclectic design that shows off its one-of-a-kind features and most importantly its amazing views!  The living room hosts a classic wood burning stove to heat things up on a chilly winter evening and everywhere you look, there’s another view to take in, with tons of windows to bring in the views.  In addition the the unmatched views, there is an even better perk to staying at The Keystone Brom House. Renting this home includes 3 free daily ski passes at Keystone Resort to use for the duration of your stay, which is over a $300 daily value!  This home is a must-book for any family or group of friends visiting Keystone this winter without season ski passes. Save money while you enjoy one of the most unique homes in Keystone! You’ll never forget watching a sunset from the comfort of this home!


Keystone Brom House Private Home Rental
The Keystone Brom House features great views and includes 3 free ski passes to use during your stay


Chateaux DuMont Condos

Where: Mountain House Base Area

Average Price: $$ – $$$

These spacious 3 bedroom condos are in an amazing location, just yards from the bottom of the Peru Ski Lift at the Mountain House Base Area.  These mountain condos in Keystone feature private hot tubs, which is one of the most highly requested amenities that our guests look for on a ski vacation!  In addition to the short walk to the ski slopes, you can also enjoy multiple balconies, private laundry, wood-burning fireplaces, spacious bedrooms and large kitchens at the majority of these properties.


chateaux-dumont-2709_at Mountain House Keystone Resort
Chateaux DuMont Condos at the Mountain House Base Area of Keystone Ski Resort


Keystone Retreat #33

Where: On the Edge of River Run Village

Average Price: $$$$

This beautiful 4 bedroom, 4 bath private home sits on the outskirts of River Run Village and is within walking distance of the slopes (albeit a longer walk).  This is a beautiful property that sleeps up to 14 people and features two living spaces, a game table, a wet bar downstairs, private hot tub, multiple car garage and great views!  Many of the bedrooms include private fireplaces, flat screen tvs and all of them have luxury bedding and furnishings. The kitchen is a chef’s dream with oodles of counter space, a wine fridge, double oven, and a great open layout.  You’ll love staying in this luxury home at Keystone Resort!


Keystone Retreat 33 Private Luxury Home at Keystone
This luxurious private home is Keystone Retreat, perfect for you Spring Break or Holiday Ski Trip


Settler’s Creek Townhomes

Where: East Keystone

Average Price: $$$

Modern, multi-level townhomes situated in East Keystone, just a mile from the main village.  These properties are one of the newer developments in Keystone and are great for families. The coveted Minnie’s Cabin and pool area offers an additional place to hangout, with a central clubhouse with a pool table, tvs, wet bar and grand fireplace.  Many of these properties feature private garages and a unique setting, tucked away into the trees with great views of the outdoors and easy access to hiking trails.  Enjoy great mountain views, quiet serenity, and modern living at Settler’s Creek!


Settlers Creek Townhomes at Keystone Ski Resort Colorado
Settlers Creek Townhomes at Keystone Ski Resort Colorado



Expedition Station

Where: River Run Village

Average Price: $$

Expedition Station condos sit on the edge of the main village, near the Dercum Square Ice Skating Rink.  This is one of the few complexes in River Run that has its own pool and hot tub area, along with a eucalyptus steam room and fitness center.  You’ll feel like you booked a day at a spa!  These condos range in size from studios up to two bedrooms, perfect for small to medium families, friends or couples. Enjoy easy access to Kidtopia Headquarters, the Dercum Square Ice Rink and all that River Run Village has to offer!


Expedition Station at Keystone Resort
A great outdoor pool area and ski slope views at Expedition Station in River Run Village



Lakeside Studios

Where: Lakeside Village

Average Price: $

The Lakeside condos are perfect for a romantic mountain getaway with a loved one. Lakeside condos overlook Keystone Lake with winter time views of the mountains and ice skaters below.  You’re also near the Bighorn Bistro which offers incredible dinners or happy hour deals too. Although these are studio condos, they still feature full-size kitchens, fireplaces, and some of the best balconies at all of the resort. One of the best parts of staying at Lakeside is that you have complete access to the Keystone Lodge & Spa pool area, known for its huge indoor / outdoor pool and multiple hot tubs.  While you’re there, book a spa treatment or couples massage to really pamper yourself!


Lakeside Studio Condos at Keystone Lake in Lakeside Village
The Lakeside Studio Condos have amazing balconies that overlook Keystone Lake!


These are just a few of the many great vacation lodging options available through SummitCove Lodging at Keystone Resort.  Looking for something else?  We have vacation planners on call 7 days a week to assist our guests in finding the perfect rental property, based on desired amenities, budget, size of group and more.  Browse our website to view photos of each property, read real guest reviews and even go on a video tour of the property you’d like to stay at! Pick the condo or home that you like the best and get your 2018 ski vacation on the books.  We’ll be awaiting your arrival!


Book Direct with SummitCove to Save Up to 10% on Keystone Lodging

Did you know that when you book your Keystone lodging reservation directly from SummitCove you will receive the best available rates, instead of booking from a third party booking engine such as VRBO, Homeaway, Air B n B, or Booking.com? Our properties are listed across a number of sites, but your best option is to book directly on www.SummitCove.com or from a SummitCove vacation planner.  All of those third party booking engines add extra ‘booking’ or ‘service’ fees to reservations, meaning you can pay anywhere from 2 – 10% MORE than you need to be paying. Save your money to spend on a fun experience when you get here, like downhill tubing or a fancy dinner at the Alpenglow Stube!


SummitCove Lodging manages around 300 vacation rental properties at Keystone Resort in Colorado.  You can search through all of our properties on our website and read real guest reviews, view amenities and the bedding configurations, see photos of the property and watch a video tour! In addition to providing a great selection of homes and condos, we also offer a returning guest loyalty program that offers our returning guests enjoy savings on every stay. Just call a vacation planner to book!


Why should you stay with SummitCove for your Keystone Ski Vacation?  One of our top priorities is to provide excellent service to every guest. We have a 24/7 local front desk and consider ourselves experts on everything Keystone related.  You won’t be checking in from a lock box and you’ll have a real person there to help you get acclimated with the area and show you where you are headed. When you book with SummitCove, you’ll have access to exclusive guest discounts from our local partners on your transportation, equipment rentals,  Keystone activities, dining and more. What are you waiting for? Book your next stay in Keystone with SummitCove and see why we’re one of the best lodging providers at Keystone!

Spacious Keystone Holiday Ski Vacation Rental, FrostFire E41

Are you looking for a spacious condo that sleeps a ton of people and has plentiful amenities and a cost-efficient price tag for your holiday ski vacation?  This is the ideal vacation rental for you!  Frostfire E41 is a two bedroom, two bath condo that sleeps 9 people.  Tucked away in between both the Mountain House base area and the River Run base area, you will never be more than a couple minutes from either of the lifts.  Enjoy incredible mountain views from your great balcony!  Sit outside and read a book while listening to the peaceful sounds of nature.  Relax in the roomy living area and lounge out in front of the real wood burning fireplace.  Roast marshmallows with the kids and reminisce about your action-packed day you just had at Keystone Resort!  With the kitchen having a four seater breakfast bar and a huge six-seater dining room table, you can host a holiday dinner party in this spacious condo.  The kitchen has everything you need to prepare a quick snack, morning coffee or family dinner. Both bedrooms in this property are configured to sleep extra people, with the total sleeping capacity being 9 people! 



Sit and soak in one of the two over-sized outdoor hot tubs at Frostfire and gaze up at the stars with your loved one for a romantic end to an adventurous day. Take the bike path to River Run from right behind the condo, or even walk to the gondola!  


While staying at this condo in Frost Fire, you can experience the convenience of shuttle service to take you anywhere you need to go in Keystone.  Get a ride straight to the gondola in the morning or have the shuttle take you home after some fun times in the village!  The Keystone shuttle is free of charge and offers an on-call option. You are also just a short walk from some of Keystone’s best restaurants including the Haywood Cafe, Snake River Saloon and Dos Locos.  This FrostFire vacation rental condo could not be more convenient!  Call and book today at (970)368-7023 or book online at www.Summitcove.com


Beautiful Renovated Flying Dutchman Condo Available for Winter Stays

Looking for a cost-efficient ski condo, close to the slopes with tons of amenities? This vacation rental is the perfect option for you!  Flying Dutchman #1137 is tucked away in the quiet and serene West Keystone area, just one mile from Mountain House base area. This two floor, two bedroom sleeps 8 and has high-vaulted ceilings which brings a spacious, airy feel to the condo. While staying here, you can enjoy the real wood-burning fireplace to warm up next to after a long day skiing with friends!  Roast marshmallows over the fire and reminisce about the amazing day you had, filled with all the winter activities Keystone Resort has to offer!  Modern updates make this one of the best rentals in the area! 




Enjoy the lower-level deck that looks out into a dense forest of spruce and aspen trees.  Swim in the year-round, heated, outdoor pool or crack a beer and relax in the indoor hot tub!  Equipped with a large King bed in the guest bedroom, and a master King upstairs, there is also a ‘bunk room nook’ accessed off of the master, perfect for kids  This condo also has a full kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and a beautiful tile backsplash.  Feel at home cooking your favorite meals for your loved ones in this vacation rental!  There are also wood floors and modern furnishings in this updated condo. 



Not renting a car for this trip? No worries!  This rental has a shuttle stop right outside the condo complex. Get to River Run or Mountain House in just minutes and never have to worry about parking!



That’s not all this vacation rental has to offer! Hike one of the many trails in West Keystone, or walk around the neighborhood with the family and take in the gorgeous mountain views.  Slow down and appreciate the simple pleasures in life! Being with friends or family sharing a good laugh and enjoying snowy adventures with the best company!  Book this condo online today at www.SummitCove.com or call and speak with a live person at (970)368-7023.



Rent This SummitCove Pines 2045 Ski Condo in West Keystone for Your Next Winter Ski Trip

This spacious Pines three bedroom corner condo located in West Keystone will draw you in from the moment you walk through the front doors.  High-ceilings and floor to ceiling windows will immediately welcome you into this space with natural light beaming from wall to wall.



Spruce and aspen trees surround this rental property.  Sit out on the huge deck and enjoy the peaceful sounds of nature with a good book and a cup of hot coffee or lay down and relax in front of the real wood burning fireplace!  Easily walk to the river or Keystone Lake in just minutes from this condo.  Tons of trails leading to the golf course and Lake Dillon run directly behind the Pines building. Get your outdoor exercise while taking in those magnificent mountain views.  Don’t feel like walking?  The Keystone shuttle makes a stop right in front of these condos!  You won’t have to walk or sit outside in the cold waiting for the shuttle to come for long.  Just call the on-call shuttle and have the Keystone shuttle driver shuffle you along to River Run to grab some delicious food or take you to the gondola for a day of skiing!



The lofted rooms on the upper level are great for the kids!  Equipped with swinging doors, and two twin beds, the kiddos will have fun spying on the adults below! This is the perfect vacation rental for the whole family!  A mountain eclectic decor gives this property that homey mountain feel that you are looking for. 

Sit outside and grill out on the private grill. The kitchen features beautiful stone countertops and stainless steel appliances. After dinner you can take the family to the huge clubhouse at the Pines.  The kids will enjoy the massive indoor heated pool while the parents relax in the over-sized hot tubs!  After the pool-house fun, go back to the condo and roast marshmallows on the wood-burning fireplace.


This vacation rental Pines 2045 will perfectly suit your holiday ski trip in the Rocky Mountains!  Book today at Summitcove.com or call and speak with a real person at (970) 368-7023.   SummitCove Vacation Lodging offers unparalleled customer service with the cleanest and best-maintained properties in all of Keystone.  If this property isn’t what you are searching for, we have over 300 other vacation rentals directly in the Keystone Resort ski area.  Give us a call today to book your Keystone vacation! 


River Run Condominiums Keystone, Expedition Station 8614

This spacious two bedroom condo at Expedition Station is in the heart of River Run and just got added to our vacation rental program!  Enjoy granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and wooden floors in this renovated condo, Expedition #8614.  While staying here, you can walk to the lifts, gondola or summer hiking trails in just minutes!  Surrounded by restaurants, lifts and shops, boredom will never be a factor. Enjoy a wonderful family ski vacation this winter. Cook dinner for the family in the updated kitchen after getting back from a long day on the slopes, and relax in this warm mountain setting!  The Dercum Square Ice Rink is located just outside of Expedition and is the perfect way to spend an afternoon or evening in Keystone. 



This bright and open rental will suit any small family as well!  Kids love the heated pool and hot tub in Expedition Station 365 days a year.  There is a pool table and stone fireplace in the common area, as well as a fitness center and eucalyptus steam room. Love the Mountain House base area also?  You can have it all while staying in Expedition Station.  The shuttle stops right in front of River Run,  just a minutes walk from this condo.  Enjoy Dercum mountain views from every window and the private balcony in this condo.  Imagine enjoying a hot cup of cocoa while watching the sun lower behind Dercum Mountain from the comfort of your own Expedition Station condo.  


This is the perfect rental for your Holiday Ski Getaway.  Go to SummitCove.com and book your winter ski vacation lodging reservation today!