Make it a July 4th to Remember in Keystone this Year

Head out to Keystone, Colorado this summer to celebrate Independence Day! Keystone has lots of activities planned to celebrate this fun and patriotic Holiday complete with live music, barbecue, beverages, a bike parade, free kids fishing derby, bouncy houses, kids crafts, face painting, and wacky entertainment. Last but not least- check out the awesome fireworks display over Keystone Lake.

Whether you need to escape the heat or are just looking for a mountain adventure, Keystone is the perfect summer destination. There are plenty of things to do in the beautiful Rocky Mountains! Try mountain biking, whitewater rafting, scenic gondola rides, horseback riding, golfing, fly fishing and more! The weather is always perfect and the views always amazing!

SummitCove.com is also proud to announce the launch of a new program this summer, exclusive for SummitCove Guests- free bike rentals with every reservation! You won’t get this anywhere else! Call us for details today!

We have the perfect place for you to stay during all of your adventures. Whether it’s a cozy condo for 2 or one of our private homes for your family of 14, we’ve got it all! Take advantage of this great sale before it’s too late! 25% off your stay of 3 nights or more over the July 4th Weekend!

Keystone Resort Deals: Door 2 Door Ski Rental Deliveries

Imagine not having to wait in line or hassle with your ski and snowboard rentals. Door 2 door by Christy Sports brings the entire ski shop to you!  Simply visit our website www.d2dskis.com/SummitCove or call our toll free # 866-D2D-SKIS and reserve your equipment with ease.  Using the information you provide we will personally deliver, custom fit and pick-up your ski & snowboard rentals at your convenience.  Ask your Front Desk Agent or Vacation Planner for the SummitCove Discount Code.

The standard in ski rental delivery:

  • Over 50 years of combined experience in the ski industry
  • Reservation and skier profile management
  • Customized ski/snowboard rental packages
  • Personalized and convenient equipment changeouts/upgrades
  • Largest Ski and Snowboard selection in the industry
  • Ultimate values and discounts options designed to save you money

Find great savings from Door 2 Door Ski & Snowboard Rental Deliveries in the SummitCove.Com Key to Keystone Coupon Book, every SummitCove reservation will receive one at check-in!

Settlers Creek – Welcome to Pleasantville

Settlers Creek is one of Keystone’s newest townhome neighborhoods. It has the feel a mini neighborhood, with the luxurious pool and clubhouse at its center. Like a modern day Pleasantville you can easily picture children riding their bicycles down the street and neighbors greeting one another with broad smiles. Located in a quite, secluded section of east Keystone; lodging in Settlers Creek is truly a unique vacation experience. Surrounded by forests and mountains, Settlers Creek boasts some of Keystone’s most impressive lodging accommodations. With the majority of properties offering stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, flat screen TVs, etc. Below you will find some recent images of the average day in Settlers Creek. If you think it’s beautiful now, just picture it with snow!

Rainbow after an afternoon shower

Overlooking Settlers Creek
Beautiful meadow at entrance of Settlers Creek

Thanksgiving Dinner In Keystone Resort

Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas

For those of you looking to come out to fabulous Keystone for Thanksgiving, we have some awesome suggestions! Some companies are offering a free turkey dinner with your rental, but that may not be the best option for you or your family. Some families want to cook the rustic, delicious foods themselves, whilst others say, “I’m going out!”. Here are some ideas for Turkey Day to fit almost any palette and budget!

City Market

City Market is the local grocer of Keystone and Dillon and they make Turkey Dinner for you. However, it all comes in frozen and you have to heat everything up yourself! The basics feed 4-6, 6-8, 10-12 or more depending on the size of the Turkey and the sides. If you are looking for an inexpensive and easy way to cook a great meal and maybe add some of your famous side dishes (like candied yams). The traditional dinner from City Market includes the turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing, rolls, vegetables and a pumpkin pie! The size differs depending on the package and typically ranges from $39-$99 for the entire meal!

You can also stock up at City Market if you want to cook from scratch. They are a full grocer and even have a gourmet section with artisan cheeses, herbs, spices, produce, meats and more!

Zuma Roadhouse

Zuma Roadhouse is located in River Run Village and offers really delicious dining at reasonable prices. Give them a call to find out what Thanksgiving specials they will be running this year!

Bighorn Steakhouse

For those of you that want nothing to do with cooking or cleaning, I would recommend Bighorn Steakhouse’s Thanksgiving Buffet. Complete with everything such as turkey, prime rib, potatoes, stuffing, fresh made rolls, pie and even a chocolate fountain for dessert! The price is a little more expensive (about $40 for adults and $20 for kids), but the food is exquisite and there’s no cleanup or preparation. Truly an experience for vacationers to Keystone! Last year, Bighorn did a 2-for-1 special on Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) and everybody benefited!

There are also many different restaurants open during Thanksgiving and many have holiday menus and delicious foods. Decide what is best for your family and remember that Summitcove will help you make a decision to best fit the needs of your party!

Keystone Ski Lodging at Lone Eagle 3001

My Favorite Vacation Ski Rental in Keystone

If you are a ski-in ski-out fan you are in luck! Lone Eagle 3001 is one of my favorite ski-in ski-out locations in Keystone. Everything about this property screams luxury! From the custom granite counter tops to the stainless steel appliances, there really was no expense spared for the design of Lone Eagle 3001. This is a beautiful 2 bedroom 2 bath that actually sleeps up to 9. One of my favorite aspects of this property is that it is right next to the Snake River. At night if you crack your windows just a little (especially in the Summer) and you can hear the river winding through the village. During the winter, getting to the lifts is a cinch! Ski lockers are provided in the lobby area which are very close to the slope access door.

LE 3001

Once you walk out the door, drop your skis on the snow, click in, and ski 50 yards to either the high speed quad or the River Run Gondola. If you are here to relax, the pool and hot tub set up is wonderful. The hot tub is right next to the slopes so you can watch everyone freeze to death while you are roasty toasty in a hot tub with a beer (no glass please). I have skied past those hot tubs hundreds of times and still get jealous on a cold, blustery day. After a long day of skiing and hot tubing, I really don’t blame you for walking right past the work out facility. However, if you are into that sort of thing on a vacation, feel free to enjoy the fully equipped work out room. Once you get back to your room, chill out on the couch, try not to fall asleep, and enjoy the HDTV in the living room. It sounds like your exciting vacation day is over, but it’s not. You haven’t even eaten anything yet. In the River Run Village, which is just a short walk away, there is everything from a quick burger at New Moon Cafe to fine Dining at either Wolf Rock Brewery or the Alpen Glow Stube. Everything is at your finger tips when you stay at Lone Eagle 3001. I highly recommend that you stay here whenever you come to Keystone.

For more pictures and information about Lone Eagle 3001 visit the web page!

For more information about ski in/ski out Lone Eagle properties, visit our web page!

Season Passes 2010-2011

Season Passes for Keystone and Beyond

Now that we know Keystone ski resort is opening November 5, it is time to look for season passes! Vail Resorts offers many different levels of season passes depending on where you want to ski. Season passes are nice for multiple reasons, even if you are only staying for a short time period! First of all, they can be cheaper than buying lift tickets. Yes, a Colorado Pass is $449 for adults and a 6-day lift ticket pass for the high season is $498! Basically, if you plan to ski more than 5 days in Summit County, buy a Season Pass, you could save money and it may entice you to take another trip up the mountains. Not to mention all the members=only benefits, discounts, freebies and more for Season Pass Club members. You also receive discounts at Heavenly resort at Lake Tahoe! Overall, a season pass is the way to go if you are planning to ski for 6 days or more, or divide up your ski time over different weekends. You also receive buddy passes with your season pass and those passes get you discounted lift tickets (rates depend on seasonality), and combining season passes with buddy passes can be an inexpensive way to ski! The most basic is the Keystone & Arapahoe Basin Pass. Visit www.snow.com for more information!

Remember Season Passes are nontransferable and nonrefundable.

Keystone & Arapahoe Basin Pass

The Keystone & Arapahoe Basin pass offers just as its name implies, unrestricted access to Keystone & A-Basin. Complete with 6 ski-with-a-friend passes, this is the most affordable and cut down package, but if you love Keystone and Arapahoe Basin, there’s no need to go elsewhere. The prices for adults (Ages 19+) are $359, Teens (12-18 years old) costs $299, and Kids (Ages 5-12) run at $199. So plan accordingly and enjoy the mountains!

Summit Pass

The Summit Pass includes unlimited access to Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Breckenridge! The Summit Pass is one of the most popular in Summit county and includes the same access to resorts that a lift ticket would. This pass also includes 6 ski-with-a-friend passes and other benefits! The cost for these season passes are: $409 for adults, $319 for teens, and $209 for children. A small price above the  Keystone & A-Basin pass, this is a great package for skiers looking to ski a few different mountains that are pretty close to each other. If you stay in Keystone, Breckenridge is only 30 minutes away and Arapahoe Basin is 15-20 minutes away!

Colorado Pass

The Colorado Pass is perhaps the most popular Season Pass for Vail Resorts. The Colorado Pass includes unlimited access to Keystone, Breckenridge and Arapahoe Basin, as well as 10 ski days (with blackout dates usually around holiday times) to Beaver Creek and Vail! The Colorado Pass is a bit more difficult to obtain, as you have to purchase it at special events or find a brick-and-mortar retailer like Colorado Ski and Golf or Boulder Ski Deals. However, the price for these passes are great: $449 for adults, $339 for teens, and $219 for children. This pass is perfect for extended season goers and can save you a bundle if you like to hop between the different resorts.

Epic Pass

The Epic Pass is the premier pass of Summit County and encompasses unlimited access to Keystone, Breckenridge, Arapahoe Basin, Beaver Creek and Vail resorts! There are no blackout dates for Epic Pass holders and the season pass holder even has unlimited access to Heavenly resort in Lake Tahoe. As with the other passes, you receive the six buddy passes good for discounts. The Epic Pass is priced as follows: $599 for adults (ages 13+) and $299 for children (5-12). There is also the Epic 7 pack, which gives you seven unrestricted days of skiing at any of the resorts! You will also receive the buddy passes for your friends and this is a great purchase for vacationers to Keystone! The Epic 7-Pack ranges from: $449 for adults and $219 for kids!

There are many other ski resorts in the area and season tickets are available through their respective sites (although they haven’t posted prices yet). So get out there and ski the many different areas of Summit county!