Silver Mill Lodge One-Bedroom Condo 8220 at Keystone Ski Resort

Silver Mill 8220 is the perfect place to stay for your upcoming vacation to Keystone CO Ski Resort. You can walk to the ski slopes in River Run, making it easy to get first tracks on a big powder day! Stop by the New Moon Cafe on the way out of your condo to grab breakfast and coffee and you’re on your way!

 

Great Kitchen with Stainless Appliances at Silver Mill Condo

 

River Run Village is the main skier village at Keystone Resort and is one of the most popular places for visitors to stay.  Located at the bottom of the River Run Gondola, the village is a quaint pedestrian-only area with everything you need, all in one place. You can stroll the brick-paved heated walkways, window shopping as the snow falls lightly.  Grab a cold drink or snack at apres happy hour after a fun day out on the ski slopes. Or, enjoy a meal at one of the many delicious restaurants, such as Zuma Roadhouse or Kickapoo Tavern.

Living room with fireplace and balcony at Silver Mill 8220

 

 

This Silver Mill one bedroom rental is located on the 3rd floor and comes with one complimentary parking space in the heated garage underneath the building.  Grab a luggage cart with your gear and take the elevator straight up to your condo. No lugging heaving bags or walking through the cold to get here! There is a large sectional sofa in the living room that you can cozy up on in front of the gas fireplace on a chilly winter evening. Updated stainless steel appliances and lots of counter space make cooking here easy and enjoyable. There is also a gas barbecue grill out on the patio should you want to grill veggies or a burger for dinner!

One Bedroom Silver Mill Condo in River Run

 

 

 

Silver Mill condos have their own fitness center in the building, making it easy to keep up your workout routine even during your vacation… if your legs aren’t too tired from the skiing that is! There is also a large lobby area that you can hang out in to watch a sports game or play a game of pool. Silvermill condos have their own on-site hot tubs as well as access to the heated outdoor pool across the courtyard at Dakota Lodge.

 

Silvermill Vacation Rentals in River Run are the perfect place to stay for your next Keystone CO vacation! Book a Silver Mill Condo today with SummitCove Lodging! 

Weekend Forecast: Blue Skies and Bacon

If you are still looking to make plans for the upcoming weekend, look no further! Head to the hills at Keystone Resort for the Bacon & Bourbon festival, happening this Saturday and Sunday, June 23 & 24, 2018.

 

If you’ve never been to this festival, you are in for a real treat.  Thousands of pounds of bacon will be on hand for tasting, prepared in a multitude of ways.  Some of the country’s best bacon purveyors will be sizzling up classic strip-style bacon for tasting.  You’ll also see Keystone & Summit County restaurant vendors getting creative, creating all sorts of bacon flavored dishes to try.  Bacon in pasta. Bacon on pizza. Bacon on top of bacon.  Gourmet bacon dishes.  Bacon street food.  Bacon desserts. Bacon beverages and more! You’ll find some of the most unique and interesting dishes, all incorporating bacon in unexpected ways at this festival, truly a bacon lovers dream!

Bacon and Bourbon Festival

There are 3 types of tickets available for the festival – a kids ‘Piglet’ ticket package, the ‘Swamplin’ Swine’ mid-level ticket package and the ‘Hungry Hog’ ticket package- for those serious bacon lovers or anyone (21+) who wants in on the bourbon tasting.  All ticket packages are good for a single day and include UNLIMITED bacon strip samples, varying numbers of the bacon ‘cuisine’ types of dishes, as well as a beverage or two and a commemorative event trucker hat.  Book your tickets and lodging together with SummitCove to save up to 20% on the weekend.  SummitCove has vacation condos located right in the heart of River Run Village, so you can walk to and from the festival.

 

Not a bacon lover? Have no fear! Skip the bacon tickets and just come to enjoy a beverage and the free live music.  You can also head to any one of the village restaurants to enjoy a meal of your choice, bacon or not, at any time!  Ticket & lodging packages will be on sale until 1 pm on Friday!  Book now! Be sure to stop by the SummitCove tent once you are at the festival to pick up your free pair of pig-nose sunglasses!

 

New Quartet Series Featured This Summer at Quaking Aspen Amphitheatre

New this summer, the National Repertory Orchestra (NRO) will be putting on some free shows at the beautiful and intimate Quaking Aspen Amphitheatre at Keystone Resort’s River Run Village.  The Quaking Aspen Quartet Series will be taking place on select Tuesdays in June and July in Keystone: June 19, June 26 and July 10 from 5 – 6 pm.  Enjoy the live music in a beautiful setting on a summer afternoon during your stay at Keystone.  Enjoy a cash bar on the Warren Station patio and grab a drink as you take in the sounds of the Quartet against the bubbling Snake River.

 

Plan your summer visit to Keystone Resort today.  Book a property at Jack Pine condos, Silver Mill or The Springs to be closest to Warren Station.  Spend the day hiking, paddle boarding, biking or just poolside with a book.  Head to this great event before a lovely dinner in the village or then back to your vacation condo to make a meal.  SummitCove Lodging will take care of you during your stay. You’ll also receive some added perks such as a free 2-hour bike rental and discounted activities for your trip.  Enjoy free events like this all summer long when you visit Keystone!

River Run Village at Keystone Resort is Getting a New Snowmelt System!

Exciting changes are coming to Keystone, with a new snowmelt system in River Run Village. The entire paved base area of River Run will soon stay clear and dry in the winter season thanks to the upcoming installation of a new snowmelt system that will heat the pavement and make the walkways safe for skiers and guests.  No more slipping in those ski boots! 

 

The new system will be more modern and provide for easier maintenance in the future. These improvements have just begun, having started on April 9th, the day after the mountain closed. Construction on the project will continue in phases throughout the summer and should be completely wrapped up by November, just in time for opening day 2018 at Keystone Ski Resort.

 

With the summer season attracting hikers, bikers, and nature lovers to Keystone, the gondola and shops at River Run will always remain accessible during construction through marked paths and designated sidewalks. During summer festivals such as the Wine and Jazz Festival on July 14th & 15th, construction will be stopped. Keystone Neighborhood Company anticipates the construction will have little to no impact on the festivals. 

 

The construction will take place in sections replacing the snowmelt systems from gondola to the entrance of River Run Village via Montezuma parking lot. Asphalt in areas will be replaced with pavers creating a stylish modern look in the village. Look forward to an updated and dry River Run Village for the 2018/2019 winter season! For more information visit keystoneneighbourhoodcompany.com.

River Run at Keystone Improvements

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!

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.

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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.

 

Chalk Art, Top Hogs, Model Boat Regatta and Tie-Dying T-shirts Tomorrow in Keystone!

Tomorrow in Keystone’s River Run Village will feature a free day of fun and entertainment with the ‘Chalk Art and Chocolate’ Family Festival.  A live family entertainer recently seen on America’s Got Talent, ‘Top Hogs’ will be performing from 11 – 11:45 am.  Watch trained pigs perform all sorts of amazing tricks from sports endeavors to impressions.  This will be fun for the whole family and you won’t believe what they have taught these animals to do – so impressive!

There will also be two professional chalk artists on hand, Naomi Haverland and Chris Carlson, drawing 3-D art with chalk in the village during the event.  Keep an eye on these throughout the as they use chalk to create some amazing but temporary art!  These are some incredible pieces!

Chalk art from Naomi Haverland
One of Naomi Haverland’s amazing chalk art pieces featured from her portfolio at www.naomihaverland.com.

Later in the afternoon, take your family over to Lakeside Village.  There will be a model boat regatta happening on Keystone Lake from 10 am – 4pm.  Over 30 scale ship models will be on hand to see with on-water demonstrations and the chance to navigate the ships and ask questions with the ship modelers. Then head to the Keystone Adventure Center to tie-dye t-shirts!  You and your kids can tie-dye a Keystone logoed t-shirt to bring home as a souvenir!  You bring the creativity and they’ll supply the rest! Cost is $15 for kids and $20 for adults, this event runs from 2 – 4 pm at Lakeside Village.

There are plenty of fun activities happening this weekend in Keystone! Take advantage of our Summer Bucketlist Sale, currently offering 25% off stays at select properties through the end of September.  Make the most of the end of summer and mark some things off your family bucketlist! Book a condo at Lakeside Village, Mountain House, or West Keystone for an affordable last minute family mountain getaway.  Use promo code ‘BUCKETLIST’ when booking a vacation rental online or call one of our vacation planners to make your reservation.

New SummitCove Lodging Property Rental Arapahoe Lodge 8132

Vaulted ceilings. A lofted bunk bedroom. A balcony with views of River Run Village. What more could you want in a Keystone vacation property?

Arapahoe 8132 is a spacious two bedroom property where you can enjoy everything from winter skiing to summer festivals! This two bedroom vacation property will sleep six people total and has private laundry so you can toss those long johns in the washer and dryer overnight before you hit the champagne powder the next morning. With an open galley kitchen, you can watch football while you prepare that secret family recipe for dinner. Not feeling up to skiing for the day? Grab a hot cup of cocoa and watch the crowds glide down River Run while you relax on the upstairs balcony or head down into the village for some ice skating at Dercum Square!

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Because Arapahoe 8132 has plenty of natural light with upgrades and furnishings that create a cabin-like atmosphere, you will feel like you are in rustic Colorado without saying goodbye to those fantastic resort amenities. On the top floor of Arapahoe Lodge, you are sure to have a peaceful vacation! Each room is equipped with a flat screen tv so you can sit back and relax no matter where you put your feet up. The master bedroom has a wonderful sleigh bed and attached en-suite bathroom.  And don’t forget to soak in the hot tub next door at Dakota Lodge Pool after your day on the slopes while your kids swim in the heated outdoor pool! Your vacation property is a short walk to the Keystone Gondola for your instant access to acres of fun!

Arapahoe Lodge is located conveniently in the center of River Run Village near many restaurants and shops. Grab coffee at Inxpot before you head to the slopes for the day or treat yourself to a homemade crepe at The Crepe Stand! You won’t miss out on any activity in River Run! Your vacation entertainment varies from live music at Kickapoo Tavern to music festivals in River Run Village to New Year’s Eve music at 9280! Wander over to the skating rink next to Dakota Lodge and enjoy an evening skating around with your kiddos or take the shuttle to Lakeside Village to challenge your kids to a game of ice hockey on the big rink!

From booking your property to heading home refreshed from vacation, SummitCove will take care of you! Our many partners in Keystone and the surrounding Summit County provide services from Sleigh Rides to babysitting to shipping to tubing to snowmobiling and many more! And with our Key to Keystone, you can book many of these services at a discount! Looking forward to a vacation where you don’t have to cook? Order pre-made gourmet meals through Peak Provisions! We provide discounts through Alamo Car Rental as well as SummitExpress and FreshTracks just to get you here from Denver International Airport. We just can’t wait to welcome you home to the mountains!

If you are looking for the perfect vacation experience, don’t look any further than this lovely vacation property! We look forward to booking your next vacation here in Keystone! Elevate your experience this year in Keystone!

 

Oktoberfest Comes to Keystone Colorado on September 7, 2013!

Nothing screams fall like Oktoberfest season and this year Keystone is hosting its own Oktoberfest Celebration with Colorado Beers in River Run Village on Saturday, September 7, 2013!  Commemorative mugs will be available for purchase for just $25 and you receive 3 free beers with your mug purchase!  Four local breweries will be on-hand, serving up the freshest seasonal brews, including Breckenridge Brewery, Dillon Dam and Pug Ryan’s.  Food and beer will be served all day from 2 – 6pm.  You might even see some pretzel necklaces floating around!  What’s good beer without pretzels?!  A free concert will also be at the center of the festivities, with ‘Those Austrian Guys’ playing throughout the day.  This will be a family-friendly event, with activities available for kids and adults!  Purchase your Beer Steins early here: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/7721399915.

Prior to the Oktoberfest festival, check out the A-51 Backyard BBQ Rail Jam taking place at the West Gondola Parking Lot, starting at 11:30 am.  Enter the jam for your chance to win some awesome prizes or just stop by to watch some great athletes putting on their best show!

Backyard BBQ River Run Rail Jam 2012

This will be an awesome way to wrap up one of the last weekends of summer in the Rockies!  Book your discounted lodging here.  Don’t miss this fun weekend in Keystone Colorado.

12 Days of Keystone Sale Starts Friday!


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!