3 of Our Favorite Walk to the Slopes Lodging Options in Keystone

So you know you want to reserve a vacation rental in Keystone where you can walk to the slopes, but there seem to be lots of options.  How do you narrow it down?  Here are 3 of our favorite walk to the slopes lodging picks based on budget!


-Luxury Stay-
Lone Eagle Condos
Lone Eagle Condos at Keystone is one of the only ski-in, ski-out properties at Keystone Resort.  The River Run ski slope is literally right outside of this building and some of the condos in this complex actually overlook the slopes! You can’t get any closer than that! This building has an awesome pool and hot tub area that backs up to the slopes.  Enjoy spacious living spaces, luxurious finishes and multiple bedroom condos at Lone Eagle.

A skier passing Lone Eagle Condos on River Run


-Go To Option-
River Run Condos
The River Run Condo group hosts many different buildings inside of Keystone’s main village.  Some of the options include Jack Pine Lodge, The Springs, Red Hawk, Buffalo Lodge, Silver Mill, Black Bear and Expedition Station, just to name a few.  You’ll love being in the heart of the village with the shops, restaurants, ice skating and the gondola right outside of your door.  Park your car and leave it for the duration of your stay! River Run Condos are one of the most popular areas to stay during a Keystone Ski Vacation!

Overlooking River Run Village on a Winter Day


-Budget Friendly Choice-
Slopeside Condos
Being on a budget doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice convenience! Slopeside condos sit at the edge of the Mountain House Base Area and you can be on the Peru lift in just 3 minutes after you leave your condo.  The Slopeside condos are studio condos with efficiency kitchens that typically sleep up to 4 people.  Take advantage of the free resort shuttle if you want to head into River Run or over to Lakeside Village for dinner or ice skating. The building was recently renovated in 2016 and has two new hot tubs and an awesome outdoor fire pit with slope views!

The inviting firepit at Slopeside Condos at Keystone’s Mountain House

Book a winter stay with SummitCove Lodging today at one of these walk to the slopes lodging options at Keystone Ski Resort.


Ski In Ski Out Properties in Keystone

The enchantment and magic of the words “ski in ski out” evoke the greatest of emotions in any resort enthusiast.  A property that is truly ski in ski out means snapping into your gear and skiing down to the lift, watching people make turns from your bedroom or porch, lunch on the balcony and skiing directly up to the door of your building with no walking involved!  In Keystone, many properties that are advertised are a ski in ski out are more of a ‘short hike’ away from the slopes.  Websites, like SummitCove.com in Keystone will tell you exactly how many yards you are away from the lifts and show you on a google map exactly where the property is located and how to get to the nearest lift.

Ski Right to Your Door at Lone Eagle in Keystone Resort

The only 2 buildings in Keystone that truly are ski in ski out properties are Lone Eagle and The Timbers.  These properties are situated on River Run directly below Ina’s way above the River Run Gondola and Summit Express.  Staying here means no walking to the lifts and no walking back to the buildings – you ski directly up to your door!

Ski Slope Views from Your Chateaux Balcony at Mountain House

There are many other “basically ski in ski out” properties in Keystone that are extremely close and a very easy flat, and non-treacherous walk to the lifts.  The “basically ski in ski out” properties to the lifts on the Mountain House side are at Slopeside and Chateau DuMont – you can be out your front door and at the lift in under two minutes walking time to the Peru lift.  Just beyond these buildings are going to be Key Condo and Ironwood Townhomes which are about a 5 minute walk over to the Peru lift and directly behind the free skier parking at the Pika Lot.

Views of the pool and slopes at The Springs Keystone

On the River Run Village side, there are also a few properties that are “basically ski in ski out” allowing a few minutes walk .  Any property in the River Run Village is also a less than 5 minute walk through the village which folks typically find relatively painless.  The Springs and Red Hawk are going to be the closest to the gondola followed by Arapahoe Lodge, Jackpine and Black Bear.  Situated right behind these buildings are Silvermill, Expedition Station, Dakota and Buffalo. In River Run Village, you have the convenience of walking to a good number of shops, restaurants and bars.

If you are willing to endure a 10 – 15 minute walk on the footpath through the wetlands you might consider staying at one of our properties in Mountain House such as Snow Dance Manor, Cinnamon Ridge, or Gateway Lodge.

Depending on your budget what amenities you are looking for, Keystone Resort has a wide variety of properties from the “truly ski in ski out” to “short hike” away from the lifts.   Keystone also runs a complimentary resort shuttle, meaning any property in Keystone is just a short walk or lift from the slopes.  SummitCove can help find the perfect property for you and your group no matter what you are looking for!

Tomorrow is Your Last Day to Save Big on Ski Season!

Take Advantage of the Free, Professional Epic Mix Photos When You Visit Keystone!

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.

Upcoming Maintenance Projects at Keystone Properties

SummitCove has updates on some upcoming maintenance projects for improvements on several of our properties over the course of the next week.  Incoming guests of these properties have been notified of these projects.

Please note that the Keystone Lodge Pool will be closed for annual maintenance from August 29th to September 1st.  Guests of Mall and Edgewater properties will be allowed to use the Eastlake Pool Facilities.   For guests of Cabin in the Pines properties, please be aware that there is crack filling scheduled for Friday 8/26 throughout the day.

From September 12-26th, various projects will take place at the Lone Eagle and Timbers properties.  The pool and hot tubs will not be in operation during this time.

We appreciate your patience as these projects are completed.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 877.250.7750.

Accurate Forecast in Keystone!

Well, as predicted we did get some more snow today, at least a good two inches! And it is supposed to snow on and off for the rest of the week. Making things look great for the weekend…have you booked your reservation yet?

With all this early season snow, it is looking like it is going to be a snowy season! Have you considered a season pass? It is a super cost-effective way to enjoy your time on the slopes. We just got word that Colorado Pass sales have been extended until November 21. For $479 you get unlimited skiing or riding at Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Breckenridge. As well as 10 restricted days at Vail and Beaver Creek, and 5 restricted days at Heavenly and Northstar-at-Tahoe. It’s a great alternative for folks who plan to spend the majority of their days in Summit County, and a lot cheaper than the Epic Pass. Go to Coloradopass.com for more details and to learn where you can purchase this pass.

Views of a snowy River Run from outside Lone Eagle

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.

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