Keystone Lodge & Spa by Keystone Resort
What We Love
- Keystone Resort’s three peaks and five powder bowls
- Heated outdoor pool and hot tub complex
- Snake River, Keystone Lake and mountain views
What To Know
- The hotel is located at the Lakeside Village
- Keystone is a quieter village than rowdy Breckenridge, 30 minutes down the road
- Private shuttle to the base of River Run, with free ski check access next to the gondola
- The hotel is dog-friendly
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Tucked along the Snake River and Keystone Lake in the Lakeside Village, this 152-key lodge is a full service hotel in a sea of condos, creating an idyllic mountain escape for families and romantics alike. Natural materials and western décor are pervasive, starting with the large river stone fireplace and massive antler chandelier in the Bighorn Lounge.
Bed and Bath
Guestrooms range from intimate digs to split-level lofts; many offer fantastic river and mountain views. Bathrooms are spacious and modern, outfitted with comfy tub/shower combos. The décor reflects the alpine environment thanks to wood furnishings and rich hues of merlot and forest green.
After a day playing in the mountains, the 10,000-square-foot spa is a treat complete with heated outdoor pool, hot tubs, steam room, dry sauna and fitness studio. Let the High Country Stone Massage penetrate sore muscles, or opt for a Sun & Snow facial to repair and protect damaged skin with a natural fruit acid peel followed by a chilled herbal mask and full body massage.
In the Area
Keystone Resort’s 3,148 acres cascade down three peaks with five alpine bowls, a top tier terrain park, Colorado’s best night skiing and access to pristine sidecountry. After a day on the hill, après close to your lodge at Bighorn Bistro where the suds are local and the burgers are big. Be sure to make reservations well in advance at the award winning Ski Tip Lodge Restaurant where a seasonal four-course feast is served in a late 18th century log and stone stagecoach stop.
How to Get There
We stayed at the Keystone Lodge the last week of May, which is offseason and it was fine, though not great. We had a room on the first floor and in three spots the paint was cracking and coming off the ceiling. When we turned on the heat in the evening it smelled really bad, not sure why but we shut off the heat because it was better to be cold than smell the odor. In the hallway under the baseboard heaters there were two sticky pads I think were to catch mice. I totally understand this is a resort at the base of a mountain but it just looked bad.
As for meals, I assume it was because it was the off season but there is a coffee shop open in the morning, a deli open mid day and a higher end restaurant open at night, it does not seem like enough options. Any food we had near the lodge was fine but over priced. This is not Vail the prices are very similar. I can say the Snake River Saloon was a great dive bar with good food and reasonable prices, though it is at the other end of the resort and requires a shuttle ride to get there. The shuttle is convenient with a phone call they pick you up and drop you off nearly anywhere in Keystone you want to go.
As for the setting is does not disappoint. There is a beautiful trail that follows the Snake River, amazing bike paths a general connection to nature that is hard to find. If you are looking for a relaxing resort with some outdoors and lots of great food and service, the Keystone lodge is not your choice. However if you are looking for a place to be outside and be with nature but don’t mind average at best service, this is a great option.
One of my favorite places to stay in Summit County, Keystone Lodge & Spa is a favorite location to go back to! Staff are friendly and lots of conveniences including many dining options and access to the pools and spa. Can't wait to get back!
It’s a wonderful location with our room overlooking the forested hillside and near the river. It’s quiet. The staff are friendly and courteous. However the lodge itself is shabby and run down. Please invest in this property. The hardware for the window coverings broke and fell down when we opened them. The faucet in the bathroom sink sprayed water all over me when I turned it on. Room service for breakfast took 50 minutes to arrive, and then the order was not complete. The carpet is stained and worn, and the decking structure is crumbling. All in all, not bad, but not worth a return visit.
Eucalyptus Steam Room: the absolute best one I’ve been in. Nice heat and eucalyptus dosage.
Jacuzzi: the best jets I’ve experienced. Perfect temperature that will relax you within minutes. Nothing worse than a not hot enough jacuzzi.
The bathroom soaps and lotions are of great quality as were the beds and pillows.
Great fitness and spa as well.
You won’t go wrong staying here.
What a beautiful area and lodge. They upgraded our room to a loft which was gorgeous. Had beautiful views with two decks but being elderly and having the bathroom down a circular staircase made for some interesting middle of the night adventures. We walked around the small lake several times and just enjoyed the views. Wonderful bed and pillows.