Where to Find a Home Cooked Thanksgiving Meal in Keystone

Thanksgiving originated as a harvest festival and has been nationally celebrated since 1789.  Thanksgiving entails; giving thanks, feasting, spending time with family and friends, football, and of course skiing!  Conditions are fantastic at both Keystone and A-Basin. More and more terrain is opening everyday. Options for Thanksgiving dinner are plentiful.  You can always cook your own in your condo. Our kitchens are well stocked with utensils, pans, and bowls. That being said, it is always nice to have someone else do the cooking!  The following list represents some of the restaurants in Keystone and Dillon, whether or not they will be open and if they have a special Thanksgiving meal.


Keystone Fine Dining Restaurants

Bighorn Steakhouse:  Is offering a full traditional Thanksgiving buffet.  This buffet is extensive and the chefs are amazing!  Cost for the buffet for adults is $60 and kids ages 6-12 are just $24.


The Alpenglow Stube, The Ski Tip Lodge, The Der Fondue Chessel and The Keystone Ranch, will all be open and serving their regular menus on Thanksgiving Day.  

For reservations at any of the above restaurants call 970-496-4386


Other Keystone Restaurants:

New Moon Cafe: Open on Thanksgiving for Breakfast & Lunch, with 2 very tasty Thanksgiving Brunch Specials, in addition to the entire regular menu. For breakfast enjoy a pumpkin waffle with cranberry topping, maple syrup, whip cream and powdered sugar. For lunch, get your turkey fix with a carved turkey sandwich on toasted ciabatta roll with cranberry aioli and with a side of green bean casserole.


Kickapoo Tavern:  Will be open on Thanksgiving and serving a traditional turkey dinner as a special.  Their full menu is available for any non turkey eaters.  They do not take reservations.


Montezuma Road House:  Will be open on Thanksgiving a serving a traditional turkey dinner as a special.  Their full menu is also available if you would prefer one of their other dishes.  They do not take reservations.


Dos Locos:  Closed on Thanksgiving.  Open the rest of the weekend.


Snake River Saloon:  Closed on Thanksgiving.  Open the rest of the weekend.


Dillon Restaurants:

Dillon Dam Brewery:  Closed on Thanksgiving.  Open the rest of the weekend.


Arapahoe Cafe:  Closed on Thanksgiving.  Open the rest of the weekend.


Pug Ryans: Will be open from 2 – 8pm, you can order a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner with all the fixings, including pumpkin or pecan pie! Full menu also available. Cost: $26 for adults, $12 for children 12 and younger. For reservations, call 970-468-2145


Red Mountain Grill:  Will be open and serving a traditional turkey dinner as a special.  Their full menu is available for any non turkey eaters.  They do not take reservations.


This is just a short list of restaurants in the area. Wherever you decide to go for your turkey day meal, we do recommend calling in advance to make sure they are open!  We hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving visiting Keystone!


Have You Ever Went on a Ski Vacation for Thanksgiving?

If you’ve never strayed from being at home for Thanksgiving, why not think about coming to Keystone Resort this year and experience the Holiday with some new traditions? 

There’s nothing better than arriving to a cozy ski condo or private home with your family, with fresh snow on the ground and Keystone as your playground!  Plan on spending the weekend together as a family with plenty of fun activities to try out as well as enjoying some down time at your vacation rental! Spend an evening in playing board games sipping hot chocolate or have a movie marathon night with popcorn.  Head to the village on another night for some window shopping or ice skating and then warm up with a hot chocolate next to the outdoor firepit.  

Plan a dinner sleigh ride with Two Below Zero, where you’ll enjoy an amazing sleigh ride followed by a hearty family-style meal.  Check out the Kidtopia Grand Opening on Friday, November 27 with a scavenger hunt and family movie night.  Strap on some ice skates or head to the tubing hill.  If your family is new to skiing or snowboarding, sign up for a group lesson and learn together.  There are so many options of fun things to do, you might have trouble deciding on what to try first!

On Thanksgiving Day, wake up early and get to the slopes.  Typically on most holidays, you will find that the runs are wide open and lines are pretty much non-existent as people spend the day cooking, watching sports and doing other things.  Take advantage of that and rack up some serious vertical feet.  As an added bonus, you’ll earn a special ‘Snow Tukey’ Epic Mix pin for skiing on Thanksgiving.  Don’t forget to get a free family Epic Mix Photo while you are out on the mountain.

If you don’t want to spend the day in the kitchen, you can make reservations at one of many Keystone restaurants that will be serving up ‘Thanksgiving Dinners’.  The Bighorn Bistro will be hosting a ‘Thanksgiving Day Buffet’ with all of the classics and some other goodies including seafood chowder, chef-carved prime rib, pork medallions, cheese plates, shrimp, salmon, mussels, veggies and more. The Ski Tip Lodge, Alpenglow Stube, Keystone Ranch, and Der Fondue Chessel are just some of the other restaurants that will be offering a special holiday menu. Don’t forget to make a reservation in advance if you are planning on dining out for your Thanksgiving feast.  

If you do decide you’d like to cook, you should know that we do require our properties to withhold a specific kitchen inventory and we should have most of the items you’ll need to prepare a meal- but please realize a few specialty items may not be available such as a turkey baster or gravy boat. You may also want to check out a grocery or meal delivery service to help, like Peak Provisions.  They can help you avoid the grocery store lines and save you time by delivering groceries and ‘ready to cook’ meals right to your condo, meaning all you have to do is pop it in the oven, no prep required.  They even have a special Thanksgiving menu with Turkey, Prime Rib, and tasty sides like Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Fresh Green Beans with Bacon, and Pecan Pie with Higgles Sweet Cream Cinnamon Ice Cream!  They also offer our guests a special discount!  

After the holiday, there are some other special events planned for the Holiday weekend. Santa will be visiting with his reindeer at River Run from 3:30 – 5:30 pm on Saturday, November 28.  You can also check out the free Welcome Winter Family Carnival at Warren Station, which is fun for both the adults and kids!  Kids can spend the afternoon getting their faces painted, having fun in bounce houses, doing crafts, playing games and sipping hot chocolate.  The parents can get into the winter groove with live music from Chris Thompson and Coral Creek while enjoying some fresh winter cocktails.  After the carnival, head outside for the Lighting of River Run and fireworks over the village.  

This is the year to plan your first ‘Thanksgiving ski vacation!’  You could even invite your extended family and rent a large private home or one of our beautiful townhomes.  You’ll see how a family ski trip over the holidays really brings everyone together!  

 Written By: Alyssa Hubbard

Who’s Offering What for Thanksgiving Dinner in Keystone

Keystone Resort is home to many delicious dining options, and holidays are no exception. If you’re coming to Keystone for Thanksgiving weekend, there are plenty of alternate options for a nice Holiday meal without having to spend your whole day cooking in your condo. A variety of restaurants throughout Keystone Resort are serving a special Thanksgiving menu that is sure to make you holiday meal special. The following restaurants require reservations and are filling up quickly, call 970-496-4FUN to make a reservation.

Bighorn Bistro and Bar will be offering a Thanksgiving buffet from 3pm-8pm. This is a great option for families looking to make a reservation as it is more casual than some of the other fine dining options. Adults $49.95; Children $25.

Ski Tip Lodge will be serving a 4 course meal for $75 per person. If you’re looking for a more romantic and intimate dinner, this is the restaurant for you.

Keystone Ranch will also be serving a 4 course meal for $65 per person. This is one of the finer dining restaurants in Keystone, and provides complimentary transportation to and from the restaurant for anyone staying in Keystone. 

-The Dinner Sleigh Ride will be running on Thanksgiving as well. Another great option for families, the Dinner Sleigh Ride will take you to one of the original homesteads in Keystone Valley. Entertainment is provided along with a brief history of the area. However, it is important to note that the whole event (which includes the ride out there, dinner and the ride back) will take about 3 hours. Adults $89; Children (12-4) $57; 3 & under are free.

Alpenglow Stube will be serving their signature 7 course meal for $97 per person and will offer a Thanksgiving dinner menu option. This too is a more time consuming option because it requires a ride on two gondolas to arrive at the restaurant location. 

Der Fondue Chessel will also be serving a special Thanksgiving dinner menu and will involve taking two gondola rides to get to the restaurant. With a Bavarian theme, and a casual atmosphere, this is a great place to take the family. Adult $59; Children $29.50. 

If making a reservation is not your best option, but you are still looking to dine out, several restaurants in River Run will be open on Thanksgiving Day on a first come, first serve basis.

Kickapoo Tavern will be offering a special turkey dinner and traditional Thanksgiving sides, along with their regular menu which consists mainly of burgers and pub style food. 

9280 Taphouse will be open during normal business hours, and will be serving their standard menu: a variety of soups, salads and sandwiches.  

Luigi’s Pasta House will also be open during normal business hours, noon – 10pm. 

For those looking to simply grab a quick bite to eat between the festivities, there are several restaurant that will be serving food all day on Thanksgiving. 

Inxpot will be open 7am- 5pm. They offer breakfast and lunch, along with a variety of pastries, coffee, and cocktails.  

Spoon Cafe will be open 8am- 5pm (possibly later, if demand requires it). They serve sandwiches, burgers and other light menu options. 

-Please note that Wolf Rock Steakhouse, Snake River Saloon, Dos Locos and Pizza 101 will be closed for the holiday.

If you would rather stay in, but aren’t quite prepared to make a Thanksgiving feast, the City Market grocery store in Dillon or Whole Foods from Frisco both offer several pre-made meals that can be ordered ahead of time from their deli. Thanksgiving dinner packages range from $39.99 – $159.99 and feed between 2-8 people, varying in quantity and side options.

Whatever you decide on, you won’t regret spending your Holiday at the beautiful Keystone Resort!  We still have some properties available for the Holiday Weekend, so please call us today!