Colorado Sleigh Ride Dinners with Two Below Zero

This experience is a must when vacationing in Keystone!  Two Below Zero is located in Frisco, so that is only about a 20 minute drive from Keystone.  It is a short drive and worth it! We also had a coupon from our lodging company SummitCove, so that helped with the cost.

Dinner sleigh rides in Summit County CO at Two Below Zero

We met in a little cabin at the Frisco Nordic Center and then we loaded on to our sleigh pulled by big beautiful horses.  The sleigh driver was a funny guy and provided some fun entertainment and stories. The sleigh ride was a beautiful trail through the woods and we saw several shooting stars up in the night sky!  I have never seen that many shooting stars in one place in my life! We were dressed warm but they also gave us big blankets to put over our laps, so we were plenty warm! 

 

Once we arrived to the cookhouse it was warm and cozy inside.  We started with some wine and then the entertainment began. Nashville born country western singer David Peel delighted us with John Denver, Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson songs!  He is interactive with the guests and gets the kids on stage with him. He was a hoot and made the night memorable! The food is chuck wagon style; meat, potatoes and veggies, simple but delicious! For dessert they have yummy pie and even peppermint schnapps in hot cocoa (or without the schnapps for the kids!). They also offer vegetarian and gluten-free meals upon request.

 

After our bellies were full, our heads had a little buzz of wine and we had big smiles on our faces from the country western singer, we loaded back onto our sleigh and off the horses went pulling us through the forest.  Again, we saw shooting stars and there was music in the air because we sang songs with everyone in the sleigh on the way back. It was an amazing family experience and we made some new friends on this adventure too.  We will definitely be doing this again! Thanks Two Below!

 

 

Dinner Sleigh Rides at Keystone Resort

Of the many dining options that Keystone has to offer, my personal all time favorite is the Dinner Sleigh Ride. Whether you’re here on a family vacation or for a romantic weekend getaway this is a dining experience that you won’t forget.

 

The trip starts out with a short bus ride from the Lakeside Village to the Keystone Stables, where you are guided onto a horse drawn sleigh that seats upwards of 20 people. You’re given thick blankets to bundle up in before you start your journey into Keystone Ranch. During the approximately 20 minute ride, your guide talks about the history of the area, and the origins of the 19th century building you’11 be dining in. When you arrive to the homestead, you’re ushered into a cozy cabin where biscuits and soup are waiting for you. Throughout the evening, you are served a timely 3 course dinner and adult beverages if you so choose, while a local guitarist entertains. As the evening wraps up, you have the opportunity to visit with the horses and your guide.

 

After about two hours, they gather everyone back to the horses and begin the ride back. On a clear night, you’ll be treated to a magnificent view of the night ski. The Dinner Sleigh Ride requires reservations, and it is highly recommended that they be made as early as possible, as they fill up quickly. They offer four different entree options, one of which is vegetarian and they are able to accommodate most dietary needs. The sleigh runs every day except Wednesdays, when the horses get a break. Call 970-496-4FUN to make a reservation.  This is a fun thing to try at least once while you are visiting Keystone!

SnoFest Returns to Keystone January 27-29th!

Keystone Resort and Front Range Military bases will host Snofest from January 27-29th!  Featuring discount lift tickets for military members, world class skiing and snowboarding, a hilarious cardboard derby, sleigh rides, tubing, ice skating, beer and wine tastings, snowshoeing, fine dining and non-skier excursions, you are sure to have the time of your life!

Featured Activities:

Snowshoe Hike

An easy family-oriented hike through the Snake River Valley.  Learn about local wildlife & mining history.  Minimum of 12 people required – up to 40 people can participate. Tour starts at 10:00 a.m., 2 hours long.   Price is $15.00 per person.  Includes snowshoes and guided tour. To make reservations call 719-333-7367.

Wine Tasting
Fri, Jan. 27, 1st session 1-2pm, 2nd session 3-4pm, in the Tenderfoot Lounge in the Keystone Lodge.  Price is $15 per person (limit of 25 people, per session). To make reservations call 719-333-7367.

Beer Tasting
Sat, Jan 28, 3-4pm (1 session only), in the Mountain House Loft .  Includes snack tray, cheese board, and beer selections.  Price is $10 per person (limit of 50 people).  To make reservations call 719-333-7367.

SummitCove has 290 unique properties in Keystone to choose from, so you are able to pick exactly what you are looking for based on the size of your group, location, proximity to the slopes, price range, and amenities.  Most of our properties include great features such as fireplaces, hot tubs, full kitchens, spacious living rooms, flat screen televisions, and ski lockers to store your gear!  Check out our available properties here! When you stay with SummitCove you will also receive some great discounts from local businesses on things like ski rentals, restaurants, spas, massages, snowmobiling & more!  Check your confirmation email for special links & be sure to get your Key to Keystone coupon book at check-in!