Dream Condo Kitchens for Your Thanksgiving Stay in Keystone

One of the best parts about spending Thanksgiving in Keystone is having the opportunity to take advantage of the kitchen.  If you do your research, you can be cooking Thanksgiving dinner in your dream kitchen! Here are some of our favorite kitchens in Keystone that are located in condos, not private homes, and that are still available in Keystone for Thanksgiving weekend, as of right now.  But trust us, they won’t be available for long, so get your lodging reservation booked today!


Settler’s Creek 6565

Look out into the woods and watch the snow fall as you prepare a meal at this Settler’s Creek Townhome


Bright and open, this kitchen is a chef’s dream!


Settler’s Creek 6565
This 4 bedroom, 3 bath townhome located in East Keystone is the perfect place to host a family Thanksgiving.  This home is situated on a corner lot, offering great views of the surrounding woods and mountains outside.  Large picture windows allow you to enjoy the setting of woodsy pine trees in the backyard and are a perfect spot to watch the snow fall on a quiet evening.  Three of the bedrooms feature king or queen beds, with the fourth room offering bunk beds, great for kids or singles.  This kitchen features beautiful stainless appliances, including a double wide refrigerator, gas burner stove, stone countertops and a large island in the middle for a helper to sit and do some chopping or to chit-chat with a glass of wine.  A large dining table seats 8, with room for 2 more at the bar.  Book this Settler’s Creek rental property today for your Thanksgiving getaway.


Springs 8866

This kitchen is very modern and appealing to the eye, as well as functional!


Where else can you see the ski slopes as you wash dishes?! Only in Keystone…


Springs 8866
If you are looking for a modern kitchen in the heart of Keystone, look no further than Springs 8866.  This 3 bedroom, 3 bath condo sleeps 9 people and would be great for a family with kids! This kitchen features a beautiful tile backsplash behind the stove with an exposed stainless hood and appliances and modern cabinets.  A tall faucet and deep, double bucket sink make Thanksgiving dinner cleanup a breeze. You can be a part of the conversation as you cook and you can even see the ski slopes from the kitchen sink! Shiny granite countertops, minimal wall cabinets, a plentiful pantry and a large, central island make this kitchen feel extremely open and spacious.  The Springs offers great amenities with an amazing outdoor pool area, fitness center, steam room, kids playhouse, movie theatre room and pool table in the commons.  Just yards from the River Run gondola, skiing and riding will never be more than a few minutes away.  When the snow starts flying, you can get out there fast!


Wild Irishman 1064

Ask for help chopping, shredding and more with lots of bar seating in the kitchen area


Plentiful counter space and cupboards in this updated kitchen!


Wild Irishman 1064
Holy moly, what a fridge! This kitchen’s huge fridge can hold you and your neighbor’s turkey dinners and all of the fixings! Shall we call it the leftover lover’s dream?  This condo was recently remodeled and features an open concept layout and modern furnishings with vaulted ceilings.  The kitchen has tons of counterspace and lots of seating at the breakfast bar.  2 bedrooms make this choice perfect for a smaller family or two couples looking to spend the holiday together.  Book this great condo today while you can!


Montezuma 1759

Cozy and comfortable, this kitchen has gorgeous counters and everything you need!


The views at Montezuma are incredible!! Step up your game with the barbecue grill



Montezuma 1759
This cozy one bedroom, multi-level condo is located at Keystone Lake in Lakeside Village.  The warm and inviting fireplace and great mountain views make this the perfect ski condo to enjoy on a blustery winter day.  The kitchen is cute and cozy and offers lots of workspace for your meal prep.  Colorful stone counters and a breakfast bar add to the appeal of this smaller, but just as nice, condo kitchen. Although there is just 1 bedroom, this condo packs a punch, sleeping up to 8 with a bunk bed, day bed and sofa sleeper in addition to the king master bed.


Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  Show yourself some ‘thanks’ this year by booking a condo with that dream kitchen that you’ve always wanted.  You’ll want to eat in for every meal, just so you can keep cooking!


Take Your Family to Keystone for Thanksgiving This Year

Thanksgiving is just a month away and it’s time to start planning! Why spend Thanksgiving crammed into a small space, stuck inside with nothing to do? Change things up this year and take your family to Keystone! Whether you celebrate with just your immediate family, prefer a ‘friendsgiving’ or you like to invite all of your relatives, we have the perfect accommodations for your group of 2 or 20! Here are some things to consider when looking for your Thanksgiving Lodging.


1.  The Perfect Kitchen
Are you planning to cook a big meal or would you prefer to go out for Thanksgiving Dinner and leave the cooking up to someone else? Some of our favorite kitchens at Keystone Resort include North Fork Lodge 577, Keystone Retreat 33, Wild Irishman 1064, Alders 869,  Tennis Townhomes 1314,  and Settler’s Creek 6565. Although we keep our vacation rental kitchens stocked with all of the basic cooking necessities, keep in mind that every kitchen is stocked differently and may not always include some of the more obscure items such as a turkey baster or tupperware large enough to fit all of the turkey leftovers! Make your meal prep easy by ordering in advance from one of the many grocery or meal prep delivery services and have all of the food delivered to your property’s fridge prior to your arrival!

You’ll love cooking in this dream kitchen at Keystone Retreat #33



2. Location
Location probably depends on your group and what you plan to do.  If you are looking for alot of family time shared inside the vacation home, you might be ok with a large private home tucked away at Keystone Ranch with a private hot tub. If everyone is focused on skiing, you might opt for something a little closer to the slopes and the activities that happen in River Run.  Do you mind taking a shuttle or driving to the lifts instead of walking? These are all things to consider when searching for your Thanksgiving accommodations. Also note that most of the larger townhomes and private homes tend to be a bit further from the main village.


3. Amenities
Every property is different, so be sure you narrow down your top ‘must-have’ amenities before you begin your search and that will help to make sure you are getting everything you need from your vacation rental.  Some of the most common requests include king size beds, private laundry, a private garage, fireplaces and hot tubs! Many of our larger townhomes and private homes come equipped with garages and private hot tubs which are especially great when you are traveling with a larger group! Nothing beats warming up in the hot tub under the stars after a day out on the ski slopes!


Starfire Townhome 1979 sleeps 12 and features a private garage


4. Price
The great thing about visiting over Thanksgiving are the great rates! Thanksgiving in Keystone is one of the most affordable holidays to visit during, because it falls in the early part of ski season. Although we can’t predict how much it will snow, we can promise that Keystone has incredible snow making capabilities and a good amount of the mountain should already be open, if not all of it! The skiing is great and you can’t beat how affordable it is! Take advantage of our Thanksgiving sales and promotions by signing up for the SummitCove Newsletter list below. While you are in Keystone, take advantage of our Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday sales to book your next Keystone vacation!

Thanksgiving Weekend Events in Keystone Colorado

Thanksgiving weekend in Keystone is stacked with family-friendly events and activities to fill your weekend with fun!


On Saturday, November 25th, 2017, the fun begins with the Welcome Winter Family Carnival from 3 – 6 pm at Warren Station in River Run.  All sorts of free fun games and activities will be available for the kids including face painting, live entertainment, crafts and more. Free kettle corn and hot chocolate will be offered as well.  In the main ballroom, parents (and kids!) can dance the afternoon away to live music from the bluegrass Americana band, Coral Creek. Cocktails and Welcome Winter mixers and beverages will be available for purchase.


Next up head into the heart of River Run for the Lighting of River Run Holiday Celebration.  From 5 – 6 pm, kids can visit with Santa and enjoy hearing Carolers in the village.  Free hot cocoa and cookies will be served to all.  At 6:05 pm, watch the lighting of the large holiday tree in the center of River Run as you listen to the holiday music.


Book a condo in River Run Village for Thanksgiving in order to be within walking distance of these fun and free family events.  Check out some of our River Run Condos favorites such as Buffalo Lodge, Dakota or Silver Mill Condos.  You’ll love being able to walk everywhere and just leave the car parked all weekend in the heated garage. Leave the cooking to someone else this year too and make a reservation for Thanksgiving Dinner at Zuma Roadhouse.  For an extra special experience, ride the River Run Gondola up to the Der Fondue Chessel and enjoy a unique Bavarian dining experience at the top of the mountain. Spend Thanksgiving Day on the ski slopes teaching the kids how to ski.  Spend free time swimming in the heated outdoor pool followed by an evening of family board games or charades. Make this Thanksgiving one to remember with a family vacation at Keystone Resort.

Bring Your Family Together in Keystone for Thanksgiving

If you really want to make the most of your holiday weekend, why not take your family to Keystone for a nice ski vacation?  Instead of stressing over a big meal and having to clean the house, spread out in a spacious condo and leave the cooking to someone else!  Spend your time with your family instead!


Spend the weekend skiing together, watching football, playing games and enjoying each other’s company.  Take advantage of Keystone’s great dining options and instead of spending all of your time in the kitchen, enjoy a great family holiday meal that someone else prepares!  Try some of Keystone’s best restaurants such as the Alpenglow Stube, Der Fondue Chessel or the Ski Tip Lodge for a delicious Thanksgiving spread.  For something in River Run, check out Zuma Roadhouse.  You can also find nice family menus at Bighorn Bistro and the Snake River Saloon in Mountain House.


Support your team by sporting your football jersey out on the slopes!  You’ll notice that most people stay in on Thursday, meaning you’ll have the slopes to yourself!  If you do want to cook your family meal, you can rest easy knowing that your rental condo is stocked with plenty of cooking supplies to make that perfect meal. We require each of our vacation rentals to have a standard inventory of cooking items such as pots, pans, knives, cutting boards, utensils and more.


Arrive on Wednesday evening and just relax. On Thursday, enjoy a family day together skiing and of course eating a big meal, and then more skiing and more eating leftovers!  Friday morning, the diehard shoppers can head into town and enjoy Black Friday Deals at the Silverthorne Outlets Mall!  Talk about great deals, the outlets are a shopping lover’s dream come true and every year the deals get better and better! On Saturday, head into River Run Village and attend the Welcome Winter Family Carnival.  This free event happens every year and is the official ‘winter kickoff’ party.  Enjoy tons of activities and games for the kids, along with live music and winter-themed drink specials for the adults. Watch as the holiday tree lights up and the village lights begin their ‘dance’ for the holiday season. Santa and his reindeer will also be around for visits with the kids.


Create a new tradition this year of skiing with your family on Thanksgiving at Keystone Ski Resort in Colorado! The fresh, crisp mountain air and exercise sure beats a stuffy, crowded house any day!  You’ll love waking up early on Thanksgiving morning to hit the slopes.  Book a condo at The Springs Condos to be close to the gondola so you can head back to the condo periodically throughout the day for Thanksgiving goodies, such as a slice of pumpkin pie and to check on the score of the big game! If you aren’t into downhill skiing or snowboarding, grab a pair of snow shoes, cross-country nordic skis or ice skates and head outside!


Take advantage of our new lowered Thanksgiving weekend rates.  Book early for the best property selections, especially if you are traveling with a large or extended family.  We have everything from small ski studio condos, to medium size townhomes up to 5 and 6 bedroom private homes for a large family or even multiple families or a big group of friends!

Thanksgiving at Keystone Resort

Thanksgiving in Keystone is one of the most highly anticipated  holidays in the Rocky Mountains! It’s the perfect time of year to come up to the cold, alpine air and get some high-elevation relaxation.  Come home to your vacation rental and cook your Thanksgiving meal in your own private kitchen with the whole family. The kids will hit the slopes as you put the finishing touches on your tasty creations, and at the end of the day, everyone can come together and enjoy their unique holiday ski vacation together!  


Rent one of our unique private homes, such as Keystone Prospector’s Home or the Keystone Gulch Estate. Would you rather be within walking distance to the slopes and events in River Run? Check out some of the larger properties in The Springs or Red Hawk Townhomes for the perfect basecamp Thanksgiving condo. We have properties to suit any size family, small or large, so who you bring is up to you!


Head out to the ski slopes and be back to the condo in time to soak in the hot tubs amongst the stars.  There are so many great events that start up over the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend.  The Welcome Winter Family Carnival starts on Saturday the 26th. Take the kids to meet Santa in River Run village, and watch the annual lighting River Run Village celebration! Your kids will be mesmerized by the winter wonderland that unfolds in front of them!


SummitCove also offers great discounts to guests on their transportation, whether it’s a rental car or airport shuttle, as well as ski equipment discounts and dining deals. Come up to the mountains at Keystone Resort and enjoy the snow with your family this Thanksgiving holiday!


6 Reasons Why Thanksgiving in Keystone Beats Staying Home

You’ve thought about heading to Keystone for Thanksgiving a few times over the years, yet you’re still hosting at your house.  Here is why you should make your Keystone Thanksgiving lodging reservation today:

  1. Skiing in a Football Jersey – enough said!
  2. No dishes – it’s totally acceptable to go out for Thanksgiving Dinner while you’re on vacation.  But if you do decide to cook, you can be confident that the kitchen in your condo or townhome is fully stocked with all the necessities for a great family meal.  If not, we can make recommendations for the best restaurants in the Keystone Resort area.  There are also some really awesome grocery delivery services in the area that will take the shopping and sometimes meal prep out of the equation for you!
  3. Family Game Night. Nothing brings the family together like a fun game night. Spend the evening playing charades, Speak Out, Yahtzee, Scattergories or whatever the fam enjoys these days and bring out your competitive sides.
  4. You’ll have the best stories to tell your co-workers on Tuesday morning back at work.  Instead of tall-tales of the deep fryer setting the garage on fire, you’ll be sharing stories of the ski slopes and glorious champagne powder in between all of the leftovers, hot tub dips and football games.
  5. PERSONAL SPACE! Stop cramming 15 people into your living room, with kids sharing beds and sleeping on the floor and putting grandma on a pullout sofa – book one of our spacious private homes or town homes and finally have the space to ENJOY one another’s company without getting on each other’s nerves. Your family will seriously thank you.
  6. FUN!  You and your family have limited time off together.  This is one time of the year where you have an excuse to spend time together and HAVE FUN as a family, without the daily distractions of basketball practice and piano lessons. Use the long holiday weekend as the perfect excuse to have as much fun as you can with your family.

Thanksgiving Weekend in Keystone

There is nothing like spending the holidays in a beautiful mountain town like Keystone. There is something about the environment here in the high country that really brings out the holiday cheer. Whether it is the perfectly placed snow resting on the leaves of a Pine tree in your front yard or the festive christmas lights in the village, this is a very special place to celebrate any time.

The weekend after Thanksgiving is a great time for the whole family to be visiting Keystone. Kidtopia will kick off its season on Friday, November 27th with games, a scavenger hunt, a mini parade and more! The Kidtopia headquarters is located inside of the Expedition Station right inside of the village. The kids fun will continue on Saturday with a FULL day of activities, with the Welcome Winter Family Carnival, Riperoo parade and of course fireworks over the village at 7pm. Did I mention that it’s all free?  See the full Keystone Events Calendar here.

While the kids are having fun painting faces and ice skating to music, the adults are invited to one of the many restaurants and bars for a drink and some food or to dance to live music with Coral Creek at Warren Station. By the time the fireworks are blasting into the mountain sky and lighting up the whole village, there will be families and friends everywhere enjoying the night. Make sure you don’t head back to your condo without seeing Santa and telling him what you really want for Christmas this year. There will be freshly baked cookies and hot chocolate available as well so don’t miss out on that.

No matter what time of the year you visit Keystone there are always fun things to do but there is just something unique about spending the holidays in our lovely mountain town. Come see for yourself and make this Thanksgiving one that you and your family will remember for years to come.  If you book your Thanksgiving stay by Monday, November 23, you can take 20% off a 4 night stay or 10% off 3 or fewer nights.  Check out the details of our Thanksgiving Lodging sale here.  

Written By: Patrick Foley

Early Season Snowstorm Drops 10 inches of New Snow at Keystone

Summit County was hit by a nice early season snowstorm earlier this week, dropping over a foot of snow in some areas of Summit County and 10 inches in 2 days at Keystone Resort.  The fresh snow allowed Keystone to open up additional lifts and runs, now skiing from top to bottom.

As of this morning there are currently 6 lifts and 6 runs open.  Keystone is hoping to open A-51 terrain park very soon.  Today the upper portion of Schoolmarm opened, running to the top of Silverspoon and Last Chance, and finally dumping out to the Montezuma Lift mid-mountain.

The skiing is great here at Keystone Resort!  If you haven’t made plans yet for your Thanksgiving Vacation, why not head to the mountains and enjoy a snowy white Holiday on the slopes?  SummitCove Vacation Lodging is currently offering 20% off Thanksgiving stays of 4 or more nights.  Check out our Thanksgiving Lodging sale here.  See you on the slopes!

Written By: Alyssa Hubbard


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!