Keystone, Colorado has long awaited the concept of ski-in, ski-out properties. Currently there are only two lodges in Keystone that fit the bill as ‘slopeside’ and they are Lone Eagle and the Timbers. While these properties are very exclusive and literally right on the side of mountain, they aren’t exactly ski in/ski out because they are condos lacking private entrances. For a truly ski in and out experience you need a private home.
The first major challenge for the resort regarding construction of ski-in, ski-out properties was the basic geography and lay of the land. Since the resort is located just south of some marshland areas associated with the Snake River, there was an inherent issue with ground stability and not many options for suitable places to create buildings. As a result Keystone’s smaller base area ‘Mountain House‘ was the first area to be built, as there is more room on the south side of the river than in the River Run vicinity and an easier ground to build upon.
Another challenge that had to be considered are the delicate wildlife habitats surrounding the Keystone area. Since there are so many different species that call Keystone home, it takes a long time and alot of research and planning in order to make sure that wildlife habitats won’t be adversely affected and to get construction approved by the US Forest Service.
Just four weeks ago, the first slope-side housing development of true ski-in, ski-out properties at Keystone Resort were approved. Groundbreaking for the new ‘Dercum’s Dash’ housing subdivision is scheduled to begin in less than a month in early October! These private homes are certain to be the most exclusive in the resort. They will be built at a rate of four to five homes per year over the next five years and expected to go for around $2 million dollars each.
The 25 currently vacant lots are located just to the east of River Run Village and will be connected to ‘Independence Road’ in the East Keystone Area. They will be located on the hill just south of The Alders subdivision. These lots will be connected to the resort via new ski trails that will allow homeowners and guests to ski in and out of the River Run Base Area. They will also be building a 6,000 square foot private clubhouse for Dercum’s Dash Owners to enjoy. If you or someone you know has ever considered building and owning a property like this, we highly encourage looking further into Dercum’s Dash as it will surely be one of the most exclusive developments in Keystone and a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a slope-side home at your favorite ski resort!
This beautiful vacation rental in Keystone Colorado has it all – ski in ski out, luxury amenities and a private hot tub! One of the newest condos to be added to our Vacation Rental Property Program in Keystone. Chateaux Du Month is situated at the Mountain House base area of Keystone ski resort, this condo is the gateway to mountain bliss winter or summer! In the winter, the Peru lift is located just steps away from your front door and in the summer you are within steps to hiking trails, biking trails, and fishing on the Snake River! This first floor property also allows easy access without the hassle of walking up stairs. Walk out your door to the middle of a gorgeous stone courtyard equipped with an outdoor grill and secluded by sky high aspen and pine trees.
The best amenity of this property is the full size hot tub right inside your condo! Your group will love coming back from a day of activities in Keystone with the ease of relaxing in the privacy and convenience of a private hot tub! Don’t deal with walking in a wet swimsuit in negative degree weather or putting on frozen shoes with this beautiful spa room inside your property! The other amenities of Chateaux Du Mont 2704 property are pure luxury. The oversize kitchen area with immaculate tile counter tops, new appliances and fully stocked with everything you need to cook a meal and there is plenty of space for your group to eat around the dining table and bar area. The kitchen opens up to an enormous living room with new furniture, gas fireplace and huge flat screen TV with plenty of space to relax and rejuvenate All 3 of the bedrooms are equipped with the highest quality beds, plenty of storage room and high end bathrooms! Between luxury and location, there is nothing that this property doesn’t offer.
I was lucky enough to spend a couple of nights in Keystone recently and realized exactly how nice it was to stay in the resort. Coming into Colorado I drove up to Keystone, checked in with SummitCove and made the short drive over to Slopeside Condos. The heated parking was nice as it was pretty chilly when we rolled into town. After a long day of traveling we opened a bottle of wine, hit up the hot tub, and then crawled into bed, out!
The next morning we woke up with fresh snow in Keystone. We put on some bacon and eggs and got ready to hit the ski slopes and walked to the Mountain House Base area for a fun day of snowboarding in Keystone. The walk was only a minute in boots and there was no lift lines either, they guided us with a map and a good luck and we were off. It was a little colder than planned so we went down to River Run Village for a quick beverage to warm us up and back at it again!
After snowboarding for half the day we went to the Last Lift Bar and then back to the Slopeside Condos Hot Tubs. We decided to leave the cooking to the pros and went to Wolf Rock Brewery in River Run for dinner, more like bar apps but they were GOOD, we had steak tips, tender, juicy, served with horseradish sauce, awesome, and we had Mussels in garlic butter and they were also perfect! They have a nice beer selection, though none are brewed there anymore I guess but the Nitro Stout was also perfect. The bus ride to the restaurant was easy, walk outside and hop on the base to base shuttle that runs every ten minutes, however on the way home we were after 10PM and we called the Keystone shuttle service and they called a bus for us to take us back to Slopeside, that took about 4 minutes with a smile.
The staff was awesome everywhere, the snow was great, the trip was too short! But I will be back to do it again!