Beautiful, New Gateway Lodge Studio Available for Rental with SummitCove

Are you looking for a beautiful ski condo that won’t break the bank? We have an absolutely amazing new rental available at the Gateway Lodge, #5061.  This small but spacious ski condo is located in the Mountain House Village at Keystone and has a shuttle stop at the front door of the building.  You can be at the ski slopes or in River Run Village in less than 5 minutes.  There are also some great amenities on site including a grocery and liquor store, ski rental shop, restaurant and of course the SummitCove Front Desk! The Gateway Lodge is equipped with a heated, underground parking garage and elevators on both wings of the building.  You’ll have access to shared coin-operated laundry and the on-site fitness center.  Take advantage of the heated pool and hot tub while you’re visiting too!

Gateway Ski Condo 5061 at Mountain House Keystone

Gateway #5061 has high ceilings, fresh paint and modern furniture.  This studio condo has a small kitchenette where you can prepare some food or have a snack.  This property sleeps up to 4 people between the queen bed and pullout sofa sleeper.  You’ll find this room to be much more spacious and comfortable than a simple hotel room.  This great studio condo is now available for summer and winter vacation rentals with SummitCove Lodging!  Book today because prime dates and holidays will fill up fast!

Ski Studio Condo at Keystone Resort Colorado

Exciting New Condo Development is Underway at Keystone Ski Resort – The New Seasons

After a long hiatus of new condo development at Keystone Resort, a new complex is finally being built, The New Seasons! This is great news for the Keystone Ski Resort community and those looking to purchase a home, second home or vacation rental property at one of Colorado’s most loved ski resorts!  It is also great news for guests who enjoy coming to Keystone, as there will be a brand new property to stay at and enjoy for future vacations at the resort.

The New Seasons at Keystone Resort Colorado

The much-anticipated new development is already underway and the first phase is scheduled to be complete sometime next year, in mid to late 2019.  This new complex, located on the outskirts of Lakeside Village will consist of four buildings made up of a mix of one, two and three bedroom luxury condos in varying floor plans. There will be a total of 32 new condos, which are already available for advance purchase. The New Seasons Condos in Keystone are expected to sell quickly with the state of the current real estate market.  Prices start at $419,00 with options to customize finishes in addition to standard features like stainless steel appliances, Granite or Marble countertops and full-size stacked washers and dryers.  This complex is located on the free Keystone Resort shuttle route and is less than a mile from the ski lifts at the Mountain House Base Area.

Keystone Resort's Newest Development, The New Seasons
The New Seasons at Keystone Resort


SummitCove Lodging is one of the premier property managers for this upcoming development and can offer rental projections and statistics for those who are researching a potential purchase at The New Seasons.  SummitCove Property Management offers one of the most competitive management rates at Keystone Resort and some great perks for their homeowners.


SummitCove currently manages a handful of properties at the current Seasons Townhomes in Lakeside Village.  If you are looking to do a ‘test-drive’ at the Seasons, why not stay at one of our current Seasons properties and see what you think?  We are sure you will love the proximity to the Snake River and Keystone bike path, its setting amongst the tall pine trees, the easy access to the ski slopes and that you’re able to walk to the shops, restaurants, and activities at Lakeside Village.  The Seasons also has an outdoor hot tub, steam room and common area grill for guests.


We are so thrilled to be a part of 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 revenue projections for the New Seasons Properties.  Don’t hesitate because these new properties won’t be available for long!

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


The Best Condos in Keystone for Travelers on a Budget

Just because you are on a budget, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a family mountain ski trip this winter with a wonderful home base in Keystone. You’ve heard how expensive a ski trip can be, from the lift tickets to lodging and dining out every meal.  If you just do your research, set a budget, pack those lunches and check out these helpful tips, your winter ski vacation will soon be on the horizon!


When looking for the best bang for your buck, here are some of the best options in Keystone. Typically you’ll find lower rates outside of the main villages, just a short shuttle ride away from the ski slopes! When you book a vacation condo with SummitCove Lodging, you’ll know exactly which condo you are staying at, choosing from the pictures and video tours online and reading real guest reviews.  We make it easy to find the perfect vacation rental that will work within your budget and for your group!


Warm up after a day on the slopes at this great firepit at Slopeside Condos!


Slopeside Condos
These condos are literally ‘slopeside’, right next to the slopes at the Mountain House Base Area.  Although these are studio condos, most of them still include a full kitchen! You’ll find that these condos have one of the best locations at Keystone Resort. Since the Slopeside Condos are outside of the main River Run Village, you’ll find lower rates than anything in River Run. Choosing a studio instead of a one-bedroom saves you even more. The building at Slopeside was recently renovated in 2016 with a completely new facade and common spaces. Enjoy the 2 outdoor hot tubs with ski slope views and shared barbeque grills and gas firepit. The building also has a heated parking garage. Book your next stay at Slopeside Condos and save!


A beautiful living space at two bedroom, Gateway 5030 in the Mountain House Village at Keystone


Gateway Lodge
The Gateway Lodge sits just outside the boundaries of River Run, meaning you skip the River Run prices, but still have a great location.  This building is super convenient, it not only hosts our check-in office, but you’ll also find a breakfast spot, the Haywood Cafe, Breeze ski rentals, Gateway Grocery and Liquors, and Serenity Spa and Salon all on site in the main level of the building! This building hosts studios up to 4 bedroom condos, making it great for multiple families or friends with different sized groups traveling together.  The studio options are great for a couple or small family.  Most of the studios sleep 4 – 6 and feature a kitchenette instead of a full kitchen, so if you are willing to make microwave or hotplate meals, you’ll find that these condos have one of the most reasonable price tags around.  Plan on meals like sandwiches, oatmeal, mac and cheese and so on while staying here and save by not eating out at every meal. The Gateway Lodge has a fitness center, heated parking, and indoor pool and hot tub and there is a shuttle stop at the front door of the building that comes every 20 minutes during ski season.


Gorgeous decor and luxury finishes in this newly renovated Wild Irishman Condo, #1064


Flying Dutchman and Wild Irishman
These were some of the first properties built in Keystone, near the original Mountain House Base Area in West Keystone. Although they are older, many of them have been renovated and revamped with new flooring, decor, furniture and more. They are less than a mile from the ski slopes and you’ll find that they tend to be much more spacious than some of the smaller condos in River Run. You’ll find a range of 1 – 3 bedroom condos at both of these buildings and they include some great amenities like their year-round heated outdoor pools and hot tubs. They are located in a woodsy area with lots of open spaces, providing the perfect mountain setting for your family ski vacation!


This Flying Dutchman condo, #1114 features nature at your backdoor with a great patio!


Quicksilver Condos
This complex is personally one of my favorites! Quicksilver vacation condos tend to be multi-floor properties with lots of space and great views of the mountains. The setting is similar to West Keystone, with lots of tall pine trees and grassy areas that make for great scenes in the winter when watching the snow fall as you warm up next to the fireplace. These condos feature vaulted ceilings with lots of windows, making them bright and inviting. This complex has one of the best indoor pools in Keystone! The location is great, situated just across the highway from Keystone Lake, perfect to go ice skating with your kids in the winter. You are also just a mile from the Mountain House Base Area, with a free shuttle to take you there! Mountain House has a great ski school and learning area for beginners, as well as a lodge and lockers if you want to pack your lunch to save some cash for another activity!


Bright and Open at Quicksilver Condos



Choosing the right ski condo can make or break your vacation budget!  If you need help finding that perfect place, SummitCove Lodging has vacation planners on staff 7 days a week to help you with your search.  Once you stay with us, you’ll also be eligible for a returning guest loyalty discount to help you save even more on your next visit!  Don’t hesitate to call us today to start planning your winter family ski vacation at Keystone Resort in Colorado!

Help! Keystone’s Mountain House or River Run Village?

If you have never been to Keystone Resort, you may be wondering what the differences are between the two villages at Keystone Resort, Mountain House or River Run. Personally, we think they are both great! Use this guide to help you sort through the options and help you decide what you are looking for in your ski vacation.  Do you want peace and quiet or do you enjoy being in the heart of everything?  Is convenience the most important thing or do you need to stick within a budget? How far are you willing to walk to the lifts? These are all questions you need to think about as you do a search for the perfect vacation rental!


River Run Village
River Run is known as the ‘main’ village at Keystone Resort.  When you picture the perfect little ski town village, River Run is just that.  It is fairly small in area, adjacent to the Snake River and the Ski Slopes of course.  The main village area is for pedestrians only and is great for walking around and window shopping. There are plenty of different shops here, whether you want to find a fun souvenir for your loved ones at home, purchase a new outfit or just pickup a forgotten ski essential that you left at home such as your hat or goggles.  There is also a small market in the village where you can pickup the essentials, although we typically recommend buying most of your groceries on the way into Keystone to save money and find a better selection. Some of the best restaurants in Keystone are located here in River Run including the New Moon Cafe, Kickapoo Tavern, Zuma Roadhouse and the Inxpot Coffee Shop.


As far as skier services go, you’ll have the option to take the River Run Gondola or the Summit Express Chair Lift which both take you to the very top of Dercum Mountain, the first of three peaks at Keystone Resort. The ticket office is located right across from the gondola, along with a ski storage area and lockers.  This is also one of the main locations of the Keystone Ski and Ride School, taking the gondola up to a learning area.

Views of the pool and slopes at The Springs Keystone in River Run


The River Run condos include almost 15 different complexes including The Springs, Red Hawk, Jack Pine, Buffalo, Expedition and Silver Mill just to name a few.  Lone Eagle and the Timbers are also part of this group, but they are located on the ski slope itself, and the only true ski in/out properties in Keystone.  These properties are some of the newer complexes in Keystone but most of them tend to be on the smaller size as far as square footage goes and most range from 1 – 3 bedrooms, with a few 4 bedrooms in the mix.  Common amenities of these vacation rental properties include balconies, gas fireplaces, heated parking garages, pool and hot tub access, fitness centers and more.  These properties are literally in the heart of it all with the slopes, gondola, shops, rentals, restaurants, and more just outside your door. There is also the Dercum Square Ice Rink and Keystone Kidtopia headquarters to entertain the kiddos on a day off the slopes or free afternoon.


Mountain House Village
The Mountain House Village expands further out from its base area and although a good majority of the properties here will be within walking distance to the slopes, some aren’t or some will just be a longer walk than you may enjoy.

Views of Mountain House from a balcony at the Gateway Lodge


Although you don’t have gondola access at Mountain House, you will have access to the Peru Chair Lift which goes about halfway up the mountain and from there you can hop on the Montezuma chair to get to the top or ski to the bottom of River Run.  There are the same skier services with a season pass and ticket office, ski school and learning area at the base with both the Discovery and Poma lifts. There are fewer restaurants, but you can still find the Mountain House cafeteria, Last Lift Bar and the new Three Peaks restaurant. There isn’t much nightlife here, but River Run is a quick bus ride or about a 10 minute walk if you do want to go somewhere. Mountain House is certainly a ‘quieter’ scene if that’s what you are looking for. There are some restaurants in this area away from the base, off of Highway 6 including our favorite pizza establishment, Pizza 101, the Snake River Saloon, Subway and Dos Locos. The Snake Saloon has great nightlife with bands playing live music every weekend during ski season and much of the summer months too.


Since Mountain House was the ‘original’ base area of Keystone Resort, these were obviously the first properties built in Keystone, meaning they are a bit older, but that doesn’t mean not as nice! Many of these properties feature great views of the ski slopes and more space inside of the condos.  The rates also tend to be a bit lower versus River Run.  Some of the buildings such as Chateaux DuMont and Slopeside Condos are literally just steps from the ski slopes. Most Chateaux DuMont condos have private hot tubs as well!  Other great options include Hidden River Lodge, Tenderfoot, Frostfire, Snake River Townhomes and the Gateway Lodge. All of these properties have hot tubs, but just a few include pool access.


If you still can’t decide which area is best for your upcoming Keystone Ski Trip, give one of our vacation planners a call.  We can help you sort through the options and find that perfect place in Keystone.


Mountain House’s Frost Fire Building Exterior Gets a Facelift!

The FrostFire building in Keystone’s Mountain House Village just got brand new landscaping and exterior finishes!  The warm, natural stone mixed with the modern corrugated metal touches bring a mountain modern feel to this Keystone classic.  Lush landscaping brightens the walkways with vibrant colors and accents. Have a glass of wine and enjoy soaking in one of the two outdoor hot tubs with the girls or the family while  basking in the magnificent mountain views!  Aspen trees and pines surround this welcoming property.  Wooden and brick walkways make for a rustic feel.

This is the perfect location to book if you want to be centrally located in Keystone!  FrostFire is positioned between the Mountain House and River Run base areas, only minutes from either gondola! Near-by shuttle services make dining in Keystone a breeze.  You are also within walking distance to some Keystone favorites like the Snake River Saloon, Haywood Cafe and Dos Locos. Catch a live band at the Snake almost any weekend of the year.  This building is also very close to the Keystone bike trail!  Go on a long ride with the guy friends and see all that Keystone Resort has to offer.  Walk down to the Snake River and try your hand at fly fishing or just take in the serene setting.  This mountain get away is the perfect place for your next summer vacation or winter ski trip. No matter what the season, FrostFire is the location for you at Keystone Resort! Book your stay at Frostfire today at



Mountain House Base is Open!

The Mountain House Base Area is now Open for Skiers!

Due to plentiful snowfall this early in the season Keystone has announced the opening of Mountain House! Mountain House will be open from now until the end of the season, with full operation beginning on December 17!

Keystone will have the ticket booths, scanning, the Ski & Ride School and some snack bars open in the early opening of Mountain House. So grab those skis, stay in Slopeside or Hidden River Lodge and enjoy the now open Mountain House area!