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.


A Ski Season Stay at The Springs at Keystone

Keystone Resort is home to many great lodging options that are within walking distance to the slopes.  The Springs is one of those buildings and it is one of the closest buildings to the River Run Gondola.  Its close location is perfect for families, to make carrying all that ski gear a breeze, just about 100 yards from the gondola.  You can walk right out of the ski locker room to head there or grab a wagon to make it even easier.


The Springs is known for its amazing common spaces, with its most recognizable feature, a water slide in the pool!  The pool area is gorgeous and instead of boring flat cement, it is perfected landscaped with beautiful rocks and cascading water. There are two hot tubs, industrial gas grills, a gazebo, ‘kiddie pool’ area and of course that heated pool with waterslide. Nothing beats hitting the hot tubs as the snow falls.

The beautiful pool with waterslide at The Springs at Keystone Resort


Head inside and check out the lovely sitting area with waterfalls and the sounds of soothing running water from the inside / outside stream. Curl up here with a good book and cup of hot tea.  There is a steam room here to relax as well as a small workout area.  Enjoy a game of billiards at the pool table or gather the family in the movie theatre room with its plush oversized leather sizes and huge flat screen tv.  If you have young kids, they will love hanging out and playing at the kids playroom with a castle and toys!

Kids will love coming to the playroom to have fun!


The Springs Movie Theatre Room


SummitCove Lodging has a nice option of properties available at The Springs, starting from a studio condo, perfect for a couple up all the way up with 1, 2 and 3 bedroom condos for larger families or multiple families or groups of friends. You’ll love being able to walk into River Run Village and not have to worry about driving anywhere.  Leave your car parked in the heated parking garage for your whole stay and it will be snow free when you have to pack up to head home. An elevator is available to take you right up to your room.  River Run Village has everything you could possibly need, from a small grocery store market, coffee shops, souvenir shops, clothing stores, ski rentals, great bars and restaurants and more.  There is even an ice rink at Dercum Square!


Choose The Springs for your next Keystone Ski Vacation and enjoy the luxurious amenities and great location.  You and your family will thank you and will have some incredible memories for years to come!


Tomorrow is RACE DAY! You can still sign up for the Das Bier Burner 5K

If it slipped your mind to signup for Colorado’s most fun 5K – don’t worry!  You can still signup online for the Das Bier Burner 5k until 6pm this evening, Friday September 1 or in person tomorrow on race day in River Run Village from 8:15 am until 11:15 am.


The Das Bier Burner 5K is in its 4th year and is put on by your favorite property management and vacation rental company, SummitCove! Portions of the proceeds of this event go to support our long-time charity partner, the SOS Outreach.  The SOS Outreach provides opportunities for underprivileged youth to gain life experiences through adventure programs and mentoring.  You’ll see some of the SOS kids out on the course on race day cheering you on and acting as some of our course marshalls.


The race starts right in the heart of Keystone’s River Run Village, at the entrance, near the Montezuma parking lot.  You’ll find that the atmosphere is fun and relaxed and not too competitive!  We have kids and adults, young and old, from all athletic abilities come out to participate in the event.  Walking or running, some pushing a stroller, making their way to the finish line to ‘EARN’ their complimentary brat from New Moon Cafe and New Belgium beer that is provided after the race at Keystone Oktoberfest! Each runner also receives a commemorative event t-shirt and goody bag with their check-in packet.


Costumes are HIGHLY encouraged for this event and we have seen some great ones over the years.  Lederhosen and Dirndls are very popular, as well as anything with a beer theme!  We even had a recent bride and groom run in their wedding attire in a past race! The SummitCove Yetis will be on site cheering the runners on and pumping up the crowd! Prizes are awarded across multiple age brackets in the first through third finishers as well as prizes for best male and female costume!

A recently married bride & groom finishing the race in 2015!


If you are going to be in the mountains this weekend, head to Keystone tomorrow morning to participate in the Das Bier Burner 5K, starting at 12pm!  Sign up TODAY using code ‘LASTMINUTE’ to get 50% off your entry!  Check in early tonight at the SummitCove front desk from 3 – 9 pm.  Earn your Oktoberfest brats and beer this year, all while supporting a great cause… see you on the course!

New Vacation Rental Property in River Run Village Keystone, Red Hawk Lodge 2269

Are you looking for a beautiful one bedroom property with views of Keystone slopes and located a short walking distance to the gondola? Look no further than Red Hawk Lodge 2269! This lovely vacation property is equipped with everything you need for your next mountain getaway.

When you enter Red Hawk Lodge #2269, you will be greeted by a comfortable living room, kitchen and spacious living room. The kitchen is equipped with all the tools you need to cook your favorite meals. From flatware to cookware to silverware, you feel right at home creating memorable meals and delicious dinners in this property. Just off the kitchen is dining for four, enabling you to share your skiing or hiking stories over your evening meal or play a game of cards while you enjoy the snow falling outside. Move into the living room to sit by the fire and watch a family movie on the flat screen TV while you rest up before getting back out on the mountain the next day. Pull the sofa bed out to create more sleeping space for the littles and let them drift off, thinking about the day’s adventures. As you pull the covers back on the comfortable Queen bed in the bedroom, you will begin to feel the weight of life slip off your shoulders. A mountain vacation is just what you needed to relax and rejuvenate. And staying in this property was just what you needed to create a stressless vacation in Keystone. You look forward to waking up to brew some coffee, sit on the balcony, and breathe in the refreshing mountain air. This one bedroom property in Red Hawk Lodge is perfect for a couple or small family looking to enjoy the mountains with convenient access to a number of amenities!

Red Hawk Lodge is located on the eastern edge of River Run Village and has access to a number of amenities every guest is sure to enjoy. Not only is this property located within walking distance to numerous restaurants and shops, but it is also just steps from the Gondola up Dercum Mountain. With access like this to over 3,000 acres of skiable terrain, you won’t look any further for lodging than Red Hawk Lodge. Also contained in Red Hawk Lodge are guest amenities including a heated outdoor pool, two hot tubs, a fire pit, fitness center, sauna and an underground heated garage. These amenities are specific just to Red Hawk, giving you exclusive access if you stay at Red Hawk Lodge. Treat yourself to a relaxing ski vacation or summer mountain getaway, but be sure you are getting all the amenities you need for that relaxing atmosphere!

River Run Village is in the heart of Keystone at the base of Dercum Mountain. With luxurious shopping and dining options from crepes to steaks, River Run Village is the perfect location for your next mountain holiday. Book Red Hawk Lodge 2269 online at SummitCove.com or with one of our reservation experts at 970-368-7023! We look forward to elevating your experience!

Wine Seminars this Weekend at River Run Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival

Wine Seminars at River Run at Keystone: Tasty and Educational! The Wine and Jazz Festival at Keystone Resort this weekend features a multitude of seminars on a variety of topics.  Check out the descriptions below to see if there are any you might be interested in attending, they all sound great! All seminars are $20 to attend and take place at Warren Station in River Run in Keystone.

Saturday Seminars

Saturday, July 14 // 12pm
Frank C. Seidl, Advanced Sommelier, CMS
General Sales Manager, Trinity Fine Wines

An enjoyable and informative foray into the wide world of “Meritage” wines. What is a Meritage wine? How did they get this strange name? Where do they come from? Why are they expensive? What do they taste like? How are they related to the great wines of Bordeaux? All will be revealed – and tasted – during this entertaining session.

Saturday, July 14 // 3pm
Scott Thomas, Wine Specialist
Republic National Dist Company

Join us in learning more about the fine art of blind tasting wine. This interactive seminar will explore key components of common varietals and learn how to deduce the difference between old world and new world wines taking in account the varietal characteristics. Hosts will guide you through the steps and philosophy behind blind tasting and allow the opportunity to practice for yourself. This is a great seminar to increase your wine knowledge and improve your sensory skills.

Sunday Seminars

Sunday, July 15 // 11am
Diane Kressley, General Sales Manager – Grand Vin

Bubbles shall no longer be limited to just those special celebrations, holidays, or weekend brunches…You can find the perfect bottle of “bubbly” to suit every occasion and every budget, big and small! Once considered to be reserved solely for the rich and royal, we will uncover the mystery of Champagne and Sparkling Wines to tempt and tantalize even the most amateur of taste buds.
Discover how wine making techniques, grape varietals, and the region where the grapes are grown affects the price of every special bottle. Whether your bubbles preference is sweet or dry, foreign or domestic, you will learn how to find some of the best values on the market, as well as learn what to look for when splurging for that special occasion.

Sunday, July 15 // 2pm
Ashley Rowe, Luxury Wine Specialist, Constellation Wines, U.S.

Belly up to the wine bar with Jelly Belly jelly beans.
Demystify your palette with the tasty sensations of six different wines paired with dozens of jelly beans. Looking for what flavors you find in Zinfandel? How about a couple of raspberry jellybeans, a black cherry, and mocha? Perhaps you’re looking for the flavors that best compliment a Chardonnay? Maybe add a pear, a pineapple, some green apple.

Keystone’s March Concert Series Presents a River Run Rocks After-Show

If you catch the St. Patrick’s Day River Run Rocks Show tomorrow, don’t forget about the March Concert Series After-Show.  The concert will take place at River Run’s Warren Station following the River Run Rocks show in the village center.

The Ryan Montbleau Band will perform, and the cost is just $7 at the door.  The musical style is described as a blend of neo-folk, classic soul and Americana.  The show will be a great way to unwind!

There are also two more performances coming up in March to cap off the month long concert series.  Be sure to catch Naive Melodies on Saturday, March 24th, and finally, 40 oz to Freedom performing on Saturday, March 31st.

Top 10 List: Springtime at Keystone

1. Lunch at LaBonte’s Cabin

Labonte’s boasts the best BBQ smokehouse and the best beach on the mountain with Adirondack chairs and tunes to match the scene. Soak up that Colorado Sunshine and re-fuel for the rest of your day! Easiest way to get here: Take the gondola up from River Run and head straight back down Mozart to the bottom.

2. Snow Tubing
Tubing is even MORE fun when you do it on a warm sunny day! Head up the gondola to the Adventure Point Tubing Hill- its fun for the whole family!

3. Learn a New Sport!

Spring is the perfect time to be adventurous! Thinking of getting on a snowboard or perhaps the new craze of Snowbiking? Maybe you are a skier but have always wanted to try Tele-Skiing… Spring conditions are great for learning- temperatures are warm and the snow is more forgiving. Take a lesson or learn from a friend!

4. Shop til You DROP!
Spring is a great time to find killer deals. All of the shops are making way for their summer gear, so you can find some great bargains on winter gear. Stock up for next year or pick up something you’ve been needing.

5. Apres Ski: Happy Hour at 9280′!
River Run’s best deck- knock back a great microbrew, enjoy the live music and DJ lineup. It’s always fun at 9280’.

6. Cross-Country Skiing at the Nordic Center

Bright sunshine makes for a beautiful afternoon in the mountains. Cross-Country Skiing is a great workout and a unique way to see the Colorado landscape and maybe even some wildlife!

7. Scavenger Hunt!
Team up with some of your friends to create a fun scavenger hunt. My friends and I look for things like skiers wearing blue jeans, riders in fanny packs, cowboy hats, neon boots and a skiing Yeti!

8. $5 Friday Night Concerts!

Throughout the month of March, head to Warren Station on Friday Nights for some AWESOME LIVE MUSIC- shake your booty for only 5 bucks!

9. Goggle Tan and Mustache March Contests
See who can get the best ‘goggle’ tan or grow the most outrageous mustache!

10. The Beach at A-Basin

The stuff of Legends! Reserve a spot or camp out at others- the infamous “Beach” scene cannot be replicated by any other ski resort in Colorado. The Beach backs up to the three lower mountain chairlifts, snow and great skiable terrain. Bring your own BBQ, beverages, and lawn chairs for a great day!

SUPERBOWL SUNDAY XLV: Where to go to watch the game!

The big day has finally arrived… now the big decision is where to go to watch it!  Watch the Green Bay Packers face off against the Pittsburg Steelers at the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas Sunday afternoon at 4:30pm.  Host a party of your own or enjoy it at one of these favorite local spots:

Haywood Cafe Superbowl Party

$25 Reserves you a seat that includes:

1 Free drink, Free appetizer buffet throughout the game and Superbowl bingo with free prizes.  Haywood is known as the ‘Best Sports Bar in Town’ –  Flatscreen TV’s in every direction and private sound systems on every table.  They are also hosting $10 square raffles with drawings every quarter. Seats are limited and filling up fast- call today to reserve your seat!  970-262-9300

Dos Locos Mexican Cantina

The big game will be shown on various TV’s throughout the bar and dining areas.  Happy Hour will be extended through the entire game so you can enjoy discounted drinks and food- think tacos, margaritas and wings!  970-262-9185

Kickapoo Tavern

Get there early to reserve your seat- the game will be featured on 5 TV’s in the bar area and seats are first come, first serve.  Happy Hour Specials will be going on throughout the game.  Perfect spot for those staying in River Run Village or who want to stop by on your way off the slope!  970-496-4601

Pug Ryan’s Steak House Brewery in Dillon:

Happy Hour Specials on Food and Drinks throughout the game.  Enjoy one of their delicious handcrafted beers or food specials like Soft Baked Pretzels, Brats, and nachos.  They will also be doing special giveaways with prizes throughout the game!   Open seating in the bar area, so show up early!  970-468-2145

Enjoy the Game!