Mountain-Lodge-Style Retreats with Homey Ambiance
Summit County is home to some of Colorado's most popular ski resorts. But before the snow falls, you can get a whole new perspective on the landscape. Hiking and mountain-biking trails open up at Keystone Ski Resort, winding through the protected forests that surround Summit County. Within an hour’s drive are five whitewater-rafting rivers, which are also primed for trout fishing. And with the summer come several festivals, including the Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival (July 13–14), the Bluegrass and Beer Festival (August 2–4), and Cirque du Wheels (August 31–September 1).
As part of this deal, you’ll have the choice to stay in either a one- or two-bedroom condo located within or near Keystone’s River Run Village (customers will be placed in a lodge by the company after indicating their preference for a one- or two-bedroom unit). Each one gives you the space to stretch out after a day out hiking through the forests, and most have views of the mountains or pine, aspen, and fir trees. Amenities vary from unit to unit—some have jacuzzis, while others feature heated underground parking. Each condo provides many comforts of home, like full kitchens stocked with dishes, cookware, and exceptional report cards on the fridge.
The two-bedroom condo at Arapahoe Lodge has a spacious living room and a balcony overlooking River Run Village. Within the resort below, there's an eight-person hot tub set alongside a heated outdoor pool. Or you and your family might settle into a recently remodeled one-bedroom condo at Silver Mill, which has three hot tubs, a sauna, and a fitness center on its property.
See the Fine Print for a full list of valid room types. Each condo is subject to a cleaning fee; see the Fine Print for the fee structure.
Keystone, Colorado: Upscale Resort Town near Mountains and Alpine Lakes
Located about 75 miles west of Denver, the resort town of Keystone is lined with four-star restaurants and high-end shops, but Keystone Mountain is town’s focal point. Two gondolas are among the 20 lifts that scale up Keystone Mountain, which transforms into a scenic park for biking, horseback riding, and guided hikes once the summer begins. Take the gondola to Adventure Point at top of the mountain to tube-slide down a snowy hill that stays slushy well into the summer. The area also features two championship golf courses that stretch past pristine lakes, meadows, and the Snake River.
Less than 10 miles west of town lies the Dillon Reservoir, a lake spanning more than 3,000 acres that now covers the original site of the town of Dillon. Here, you can spend a day canoeing, windsurfing, or fly-fishing on the Blue River, which flows into the lake. To the north, the Arapaho National Forest stretches across 1.5 million acres of protected mountains and grassland laced with hiking trails.