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Save by Booking Direct

In an effort to give those seeking vacation rentals the information they want, we wanted to pass along this juicy little tidbit you might not be aware of: Booking directly on our website can get you the lowest overall booking cost.

First…a little background

We are a property management company located in Keystone, Colorado. We do not own the properties we manage, rather we serve homeowners by managing their rentals for them. For most homeowners we take care of maintenance, housekeeping, reservation management, guest communication and marketing.

When it comes to marketing, we have a lot of options at our disposal and one of those is using online travel agencies (OTAs) such as VRBO, Airbnb and others. OTAs are extremely beneficial as they connect companies like us with guests. If you’re seeking a vacation rental you want to be able to easily compare properties and their locations, amenities and, maybe most importantly, their nightly rates. Travel agents used to fill this role, but in the modern age of the Internet OTAs entered the picture. And, just like travel agents, OTAs charge for the service they provide. They can charge the property management company, the guest or both. We have found that most OTAs charge both.

The Details

As already discussed, OTAs charge for their services. What you may not know is exactly how you’re paying for this service.

First, almost all OTAs charge the guest directly. Most commonly this line item will show up as a service fee. It can be as high as 10% of the total booking amount. This one is pretty easy to find in your booking details before you actually finalize the booking, so you’ll know for sure if you’re paying this premium.

Second, you may also be paying a higher nightly rate. Anyone that has a listing hosted by an OTA, an individual homeowner or a property manager, has to pay a flat annual subscription or a percentage of each booking taken by the OTA. Property managers have a variety of ways to absorb the costs of using OTAs and one option is to raise their rates on that OTA’s site. If the cost to use the site is 5% per booking, they can raise their rates by 5% before inputting them on the site. How can you know if you’re paying a higher nightly rate? Well, you’d have to visit the website of the property manager hosting the listing you’re interested in, input the same dates and choose the same property. When you look at the booking details, how are they different from the details on the OTA?

How You Can Save

We agree that OTAs are great for the vacation rental marketplace. I mean, I know I don’t want to spend hours searching online for vacation rentals. But if cost is your primary concern when planning your vacation, you may want to consider booking directly.

Sure, you found us the first time you came to Keystone by using an OTA. Perfect. But now you wanna come back to Keystone. Why keep the middleman when you know what you want? Book directly on our user-friendly website: input your dates and then click search. Easy-peasy. All of our available vacation rentals will be pulled up and you can choose the one that suits you.

You won’t be paying a service fee charged by an OTA and you will be getting our lowest nightly rates. For those of us that want to get the best value for our money, booking directly is definitely a strong option.

Other Ways to Save

Booking directly is an easy way to save versus booking our same vacation rentals on an OTA. But we have other ways you can save too.

The SCMR Guest Loyalty Program

Our Guest Loyalty Program offers discounts to repeat renters. You can get all the details here, but basically you get an increasing discount each time you rent with us during a single year.

Guaranteed Lowest Nightly Rates or you Save 10%

One of the ways we set ourselves apart from the competition is by offering the lowest nightly rates. In fact, we guarantee we have the lowest nightly rates. And to back up our claim we offer a discount to anyone that finds a lower nightly rate with one of our competitors. If you find a lower nightly rate for a comparable property (same size, same views, same amenities) we’ll discount that rate by 10%. We see this as our way of thanking you for letting us know about the competition and rewarding you for your hard work.

The Keystone Top 5: Pools

There are lots of reasons to come to Keystone in the summer: festivals, whitewater rafting, biking, canoeing, fishing, the list goes on! But sometimes you just want to kick back in a great pool and enjoy the mountain views.

Once again, we’ve put in the hard work to bring you this edition of The Keystone Top 5, and this time we’re ranking the top pools in Keystone.

#1 Dakota Lodge

Dakota Pool and Hot Tub

Taking the top spot yet again is Dakota Lodge. It’s in the heart of River Run Village and features the largest, year-round heated pool in the entire resort. Not to mention, there are also two oversized hot tubs. The icing on the cake? The spectacular slope views featuring Keystone Mountain. And if you stay at Dakota, you can snag one of our properties that overlook the pool so you can watch family and friends from the balcony.

#2 The Springs

Springs Pool

Second on the list is The Springs. When it comes to being kid-friendly, this complex has truly outdone itself. Not only is there an outdoor heated pool with a waterfall and slide, there’s a media room, indoor play area, wading pool with sprayers, fire pit and shared grill area. On top of all that, there’s also a hot tub that is perfect for adults while the kids splash around in the pool. We have several properties in this building, but the star of summer of is #8811 with its poolside patio.

#3 Settler’s Creek

Settlers Creek Pool

No. 3 on the list is Settler’s Creek. Their clubhouse (aka Minnie’s Cabin) puts all their amenities in a centralized location. The beautiful heated pool features a spacious deck with lots of seating, and there are two hot tubs. Next to the pool is Minnie’s Cabin featuring a pool table, a wet bar for entertaining, a large flat screen TV and shower and restroom facilities. And the shared grill area is right outside with extra seating. With everything you need within a few feet of each other, it’s no wonder this one made our list.

#4 Red Hawk Lodge

Red Hawk Lodge Pool

Coming in at No. 4 is Red Hawk Lodge. The outdoor pool features beautiful ski slope views. Plus, there are two hot tubs, a fire pit and an outdoor grill area with seating. And those slope views mean you’re a very short walk from the high-speed gondola and then it’s just a few minutes more to the heart of River Run Village. Inside you’ll find fitness facilities, a steam room and a lobby with a pool table.

#5 Tennis Townhomes

Tennis Townhomes Pool

And coming in at the fifth spot is Tennis Townhomes. This complex is on the north side of Highway 6 just as you come into Keystone from the west. This location lends a quiet and secluded feel to the outdoor heated pool while also offering panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. There’s also an indoor hot tub with large windows and a sauna.

Honorable Mention: The Timbers on River Run

Timbers Pool

Coming in at No. 4 is The Timbers. One of the more exclusive buildings in the resort, this complex offers great amenities with a touch of luxury. The heated pool is surrounded by tall pines adding a secluded feel. The swim-in/swim-out feature is a nice touch if there’s a chill in the air. Additionally, there’s a shared hot tub with a waterfall, grill area with seating, an outdoor fire pit, sauna and steam room. Inside you’ll find fitness facilities with complimentary water, a spacious lobby with a piano, fireplace, beautiful bar and game tables with inlaid chessboards. There’s also complimentary coffee, tea and cocoa. With all these amenities you might spend more time in the common areas then you do in your room!

Keystone Summer Festival Lineup

Keystone has a festival for everyone this summer: bacon lovers, wine connoisseurs, and art aficionados. Choose your festival, book your stay, and then plan your weekend, or week-long, getaway this summer in Keystone. Summer activities abound, with choices that include biking, fishing, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, or even flying along a zipline. See you soon!

Bacon & Bourbon Festival

June 24-25, 2017

Wine & Jazz Festival

July 15-16, 2017

River Run Village Art Festival

July 29-30, 2017

Bluegrass & Beer Festival

August 5-6, 2017

Mountain Town Music Festival

August 18-19, 2017

Oktoberfest

September 2, 2017

Celebrate Independence Day



Come to Summit County and celebrate Independence Day while taking in some of the nation’s most beautiful sites. Surely when “purple mountain majesties” was written in 1913 it was referencing our very own majestic Rockies. Between the views and the weather, Summit County is the place to be in July.

And speaking of where you should be, we’ve got all the details on where to see firework displays and local celebrations. We even figured out the best complexes and vacation rentals for those want to be close to all the festivities. But, you’ve got to book early if you want to to be sure to get your spot…

LOCATION: Keystone

DATE: Monday, July 3rd

  • Keystone’s festivities begin Friday, June 30th and last through Tuesday, July 4th. They include a wide variety of activities for both children and adults. The Independence Day celebration takes place on Monday, with events going on all day.
  • Noon-6 p.m.: Join in the fun with Kidtopia! Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Face painting, Caricature Artists, Balloon Animals. (Decatur Field and Playground at Lakeside Village)
  • Noon-9:30 p.m: Enjoy Keystone’s Independence Day Celebration at Lakeside Village, with an outdoor BBQ and bar from the Adventure Center and Edgewater Café. Head out on the water with a SUP or paddleboat and take a few laps around the lake, and rent a bike to explore the recreation path along the river. (Lakeside Village)
  • 4-5 p.m.: Go Fly a Kite! Interactive kite building and decorating workshop for all ages. Step-by-step tutorials, kite supplies, and the opportunity to head to the field and see the kite take flight. (Lakeside Village Gazebo)
  • 8-10 p.m.: VIP Party in Lakeside Suite. Celebrate in style in our VIP Lounge located in Lakeside Suite at the Keystone Lodge and Spa. Enjoy prime viewing for fireworks with floor-to-ceiling windows, a Chef-carved whole roasted suckling pig & gourmet hot dog station. For reservations and information, call 800-354-4386.
  • 9:30 p.m.: Fireworks! (Lakeside Village)

LOCATION: Frisco

DATE: Tuesday, July 4th

  • 7-11 a.m.: Team Summit Pancake Breakfast (Old Community Center at 110 3rd Avenue)
  • 9-11 a.m.: Kids Fishing Derby is a free event open to children ages 15 and younger. Must bring your own rod, bait and flies. (Meadow Creek Park)
  • 10-11 a.m.: Free Concert (Frisco Historic Park Gazebo)
  • 12:30 p.m.: Fabulous Fourth of July Parade on Main Street. Begins with a flyover by the United States Airforce and includes a marching band. Children are also invited to participate by bringing their decorated bikes to follow the parade down Main Street.
  • 1:30-3:30 p.m.: Free Concert (Main Street in front of Historic Park)
  • 3:30-5 p.m.: Interactive Drum Circle with Peak Rhythm at Main Street and 3rd Avenue
  • 7:15-9:15 p.m.: Free Concert (Frisco Bay Marina)
  • 9:30 p.m.: Fireworks over the Dillon Reservoir (best viewing at the Frisco Bay Marina)

LOCATION: Breckenridge

DATE: Tuesday, July 4th

  • 7 a.m.: Independence Day 10K Trail Run (registration required)
  • 9:30 a.m.: The Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race (registration required)
  • 9 a.m.: Fourth of July Garden Party at the Barney Ford House Museum; watch the parade while enjoying coffee, mimosas and a breakfast spread (cost is $50 for adults ($75 day of) and $10-$30 for children; call 970.453.9767 ext. 2)
  • 9:30 a.m.: Main Street Parade begins with the Color Guard and ends with the reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Blue River Plaza
  • Noon-3 p.m.: Viper Car Show & Shine on Main Street
  • 12:30-2:30 p.m.: Try out your skills and come join the Drum Circle. Fun for the whole family.
  • 1-3 p.m.: Kids’ Water Fight with the Red, White and Blue Fire Department
  • 1-3 p.m.: Free Pony Rides! (Blue River Plaza)
  • 2 p.m.: Free Concert at the River Walk Center
  • 8 p.m.: 4th of July Patriotic Concert with the National Repertory Orchestra at the River Walk Center
  • Fireworks at 9:45 p.m. (shot from the Gondola Lot and will be visible from all over Breckenridge)

Fourth of July Lodging

Lakeside Village

You can’t beat this location for the 4th of July! Step outside and you’re standing next to Keystone Lake. Nightly rates start at just $99.

River Run Village

With village views you can take in the parade from the comfort of your own private balcony! Or just walk downstairs and grab a spot along the parade route. Nightly rates start at just $79. (pictured: Buffalo Lodge #8375)

We offer lodging in the Mountain House Base Area, a quiet location that’s a short walk or bike ride from Keystone Lake, as well as Dillon and near Breckenridge. At this time those vacation rentals are all booked.

Presenting: The SCMR Guest Loyalty Program

It’s true. We appreciate our guests. As a matter of fact, without guests we would be out of business because our clients wouldn’t need us to manage their homes. And we don’t take our guests for granted. We know that you have a choice of who you stay with when you visit Summit County and we want to make sure that we’re your first choice. To show our appreciation, we would like to unveil our full Guest Loyalty Program.

The SCMR Guest Loyalty Program

The more you stay, the more you save!

  • The Green Tier: Your 2nd Stay Discounted by 3%
  • The Blue Tier: Your 3rd Stay Discounted by 6%
  • The Black Tier: Your 4th Stay Discounted by 9%
  • The Double Black Tier: Your 5th Stay Discounted by 12%

Stays must occur within one calendar year, beginning November 1st and ending October 31st.

How to Get Your Discount:

Visit our website, choose a vacation rental for your desired dates of stay and then complete your booking. In the notes section of the booking page, indicate if this is a second, third, fourth or fifth stay and that you would like to take advantage of our Guest Loyalty Program. Our Vacation Planners will verify you qualify for the discount using your name to look up your other stays in our reservation software, then send an email to let you know the discount has been applied.

So, what are you waiting for? Time to start planning your next getaway…

FINE PRINT

SCMR Guest Loyalty Program

Save 3-12% on any nights of stay for second, third, fourth or fifth stays.

Stays must occur within one calendar year, beginning November 1 and ending October 31.

If a stay overlaps with the start of the following “year” then the discount will be determined according to the previous year and applied to the entire reservation.

BLACKOUT DATES: Christmas/New Year, MLK Weekend, President’s Day Weekend, Spring Break (for the exact dates please contact us).

Discount taken from rates that are subject to change.

Applies to new reservations only.

Cannot be combined with other SCMR promotions.

*Some properties not applicable. Fees and taxes are not discounted.

Spring Sale Extended

Spring is a time of change, and that change often brings travelers some of the best value. You can catch some great end of season skiing at Arapahoe Basin or take advantage of the changing weather and get in some hiking. Or just enjoy the tranquility of the resort when all is quiet.

Spring also brings some of our lowest lodging rates of the year. And now you can save even more with promo code SPRING17B. Save 15% on any nights of stay from April 17th through June 8th*. With discounted nightly rates starting at $35 this deal is too good to pass up. Sale ends Sunday, April 23rd.

FINE PRINT

SPRING17B

Save 15% on any nights of stay from April 17-June 8*.

*Memorial Day Weekend not included.

Promo code is valid through Sunday, April 23.

Any nights of stay before April 17 or after June 8 are not included.

Dates of discounted nights subject to change.

Discount taken from rates that are subject to change.

Applies to new reservations or reservations made on the same day this promotion was started.

Cannot be combined with other SCMR promotions.

*Some properties not applicable. Fees and taxes are not discounted.

Keystone Closing Day 2017: Area Events



Yes. It’s true. Closing Day is right around the corner. April 16th to be exact. But, there’s still 10 days left to have fun on the slopes! And, don’t forget, A-basin is just down the road and they have yet to announce their closing day (last year it was in June). For the remainder of the Keystone ski season we have nightly rates starting at just $50 so you can celebrate Closing Day and Easter in the mountains without breaking the bank.



Below we’ve compiled area events so you don’t miss out on any of the fun! At the very bottom we also have a list of area masses and church services.

Area Events

Wednesday, April 5th, 4 p.m.

  • Kidtopia Winter Movie Matinee
  • Head on over to the Kidtopia Headquarters in Keystone to catch Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and enjoy some popcorn!

Thursday, April 6th, 4-5 p.m.

  • Keystone Critters Discovery
  • Friends of the Dillon Ranger District will teach us all about local wildlife and we even get to examine furs, tracks and more! Located at the Kidtopia Headquarters. All ages welcome. No registration required.

Thursday, April 6th, 5-6:30 p.m.

  • Cupcakes & Canvas
  • Children will be guided by an Art teacher while creating an artistic masterpiece and enjoying some cupcakes. Located at Kidtopia Headquarters. Cost is $15/child and is for ages 3 & up and their parents. All supplies provided. Register at Activities & Dining.

Friday, April 7th, 5-7 p.m.

  • Kidtopia’s Wacky Tacky Party
  • This crazy party includes dance music, party games, prizes, and a fantastic face painter. Bring your cameras for our zany photo booth stocked with silly props! Party games will change each week, so be sure to stop by to see our event schedule. Dress up in your wackiest, tackiest outfit because one party-goer will win our costume contest complete with a prize! All ages welcome.

Saturday, April 8th, 12:30-3 p.m.

  • Facepainting & Crafternoon
  • Head on over to the Kidtopia Headquarters for some facepainting and fun crafts. All ages are welcome but some crafts may be challenging for those under four years.

Saturday, April 8th, 4-4:30 p.m.

  • Ripperoo’s Village Parade
  • Join Ripperoo and his friends as they parade through the village! Parade begins at the River Run Kids’ Ski School and ends at the Dercum Square Ice rink with cookie time with Ripperoo.

Saturday, April 8th, 6 p.m.

  • Distilled: Women & Whiskey
  • Motivational speaker Amy Purdy will be discussing her life as a world-class snowboarder, Paralympic medalist, professional dancer, author, and co-founder of Adaptive Action Sports in a speech you won’t want to miss! In addition, whiskey expert Megan Breier will be discussing the unique whiskey selections for the evening. Located at Warren Station and tickets start at $15. For more information click here.

Saturday, April 8th, 7:15 p.m.

  • Bigfoot Adventure
  • Learn about Keystone while going on a hunt for Bigfoot. The walk is approximately an hour and fifteen minutes long and is outside so please wear suitable clothing and shoes. For children ages 5-12. Call 1-800-354-4FUN to make your reservation.

Saturday, April 8th, 8 p.m.

  • Fireworks
  • Sit back and enjoy the fireworks as they light up the sky over Dercum Mountain! Fireworks can be seen from both River Run and Lakeside Village.

Sunday, April 9th, 9 a.m., 11 a.m.

  • Slush Cup
  • Compete or come and watch! Either way, you’re sure to have a blast at the 2017 Keystone Slush Cup. For those completing, grab your favorite costume and get ready to show off your pond skimming skills. Award categories include: Best Costume and Best Overall. Registration is from 9-11 a.m. There’s also a Kidtopia Slush Cup for those ages 6-13, and those ages 14-17 can choose the adult or children’s pond. Spectators can enjoy live music from the Beloved Invaders and there are additional crowd prizes and giveaways. Competition begins at 11 a.m. For adults there’s a $30 participation fee. Call 970-496-4443 to register.

Sunday, April 9th, 3:30-5 p.m.

  • Ice Cream Birthday Party with Ripperoo
  • Each Sunday, come join Ripperoo for ice cream, t-shirt decorating, photo opportunities and much more! Is it your child’s birthday while you are Keystone? If so, we’ll have a special treat for your little one. Located at the Mountain House Food Court and no registration required.

Sunday, April 9th, 6:30 p.m.

  • Starquest
  • Each week Keystone Science School will explore the furthest parts of our universe. We will provide a lesson activity, the chance to view celestial objects up close and personal and explore the winter constellations. This program is best suited for children ages 3 and older, but those that are younger are welcome. No registration required.

Monday, April 10th, 3:30-5 p.m.

  • Snowball Launch
  • Do you think you can launch a snowball farther than anyone else in your family? Put your skills to the test in our giant snowball launch area and show your friends what you have got. Complete with targets and prizes for the longest launch and best aim. Most appropriate for ages 5-17, but all ages welcome. Located at the Mountain House Base Area. No registration required.

Wednesday, April 12th, 4 p.m.

  • Kidtopia Winter Movie Matinee
  • Head on over to the Kidtopia Headquarters in Keystone to catch Finding Dory and enjoy some popcorn!

Thursday, April 13th, 4-5 p.m.

  • Keystone Critters Discovery
  • Friends of the Dillon Ranger District will teach us all about local wildlife and we even get to examine furs, tracks and more! Located at the Kidtopia Headquarters. All ages welcome. No registration required.

Thursday, April 13th, 5-6:30 p.m.

  • Cupcakes & Canvas
  • Children will be guided by an Art teacher while creating an artistic masterpiece and enjoying some cupcakes. Located at Kidtopia Headquarters. Cost is $15/child and is for ages 3 & up and their parents. All supplies provided. Register at Activities & Dining.

Friday, April 14th, 5-7 p.m.

  • Kidtopia’s Wacky Tacky Party
  • This crazy party includes dance music, party games, prizes, and a fantastic face painter. Bring your cameras for our zany photo booth stocked with silly props! Party games will change each week, so be sure to stop by to see our event schedule. Dress up in your wackiest, tackiest outfit because one party-goer will win our costume contest complete with a prize! All ages welcome.

Saturday, April 15th, 12:30-3 p.m.

  • Facepainting & Crafternoon
  • Head on over to the Kidtopia Headquarters for some facepainting and fun crafts. All ages are welcome but some crafts may be challenging for those under four years.

Saturday, April 15th, 4-4:30 p.m.

  • Ripperoo’s Village Parade
  • Join Ripperoo and his friends as they parade through the village! Parade begins at the River Run Kids’ Ski School and ends at the Dercum Square Ice rink with cookie time with Ripperoo.

Saturday, April 15th, 7:15 p.m.

  • Bigfoot Adventure
  • Learn about Keystone while going on a hunt for Bigfoot. The walk is approximately an hour and fifteen minutes long and is outside so please wear suitable clothing and shoes. For children ages 5-12. Call 1-800-354-4FUN to make your reservation.

Saturday, April 15th, 8 p.m.

  • Fireworks
  • Sit back and enjoy the fireworks as they light up the sky over Dercum Mountain! Fireworks can be seen from both River Run and Lakeside Village.

Sunday, April 16th, 9:30-3 p.m.

  • Closing Day & Easter Celebration
  • Head over to the Kidtopia Headquarters for free Easter crafts, egg painting, cookie decorating and fun!

Sunday, April 16th, 10-1 p.m.

  • Brunch with the Easter Bunny
  • Enjoy Breakfast with a view of Keystone Lake and the Continental Divide at the Edgewater Cafe. Enjoy a delicious breakfast as well as an Easter Egg hunt for the little ones. Outside patio seating available (weather dependent). Cost is $24.95 for adults and $12.95 for children ages 6-12. Children ages 5 and younger are free. For more information and to make reservations please call 970-496-4386.

Masses and Church Services

Thursday, April 13: Holy Thursday Masses & Services

  • Our Lady of Peace in Silverthorne: 6:30 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper
  • St. Mary in Breckenridge: 6:30 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper
  • Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church in Silverthorne: 6 p.m. Maundy Thursday
  • Dillon Community Church: 6 p.m. Maundy Thursday
  • Father Dyer United Methodist in Breckenridge: (check website for time) Maundy Thursday
  • St. John the Baptist Episcopal in Breckenridge: 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday

Friday, April 14: Good Friday Masses & Services

  • Our Lady of Peace in Silverthorne: 3 p.m., 6:30 p.m (spanish) Veneration of the Cross
  • St. Mary in Breckenridge: 3 p.m. Veneration of the Cross
  • Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church in Silverthorne: 6 p.m. Good Friday service
  • Father Dyer United Methodist in Breckenridge: (check website for time) Good Friday
  • St. John the Baptist Episcopal in Breckenridge: 7 p.m. Veneration of the Cross

Saturday, April 15: Holy Saturday Masses & Services

  • Our Lady of Peace in Silverthorne: 8:15 p.m. Easter Vigil
  • St. Mary in Breckenridge: 8:15 p.m. Easter Vigil

Sunday, April 16: Easter Sunday Masses & Services

  • St. Mary in Breckenridge: 6 a.m. Sunrise Mass, 8 a.m. Mass, 10 a.m. Mass
  • Our Lady of Peace in Silverthorne: 8 a.m. Mass, 10 a.m. Mass, Noon Spanish Mass
  • Keystone Conference Center: 9 a.m. Mass
  • Copper Mountain Chapel: 5:15 p.m. Mass
  • Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church in Silverthorne: 8 a.m., 10 a.m. Easter services
  • Dillon Community Church: 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. Easter services
  • Father Dyer United Methodist in Breckenridge: (check website for time) Easter service
  • St. John the Baptist Episcopal in Breckenridge: 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. Easter services

Spring Savings

SPRING SAVINGS

Spring is a time of change, and that change often brings travelers some of the best value. You can catch some great end of season skiing at Arapahoe Basin or take advantage of the changing weather and get in some hiking. Or just enjoy the tranquility of the resort when all is quiet.

Spring also brings some of our lowest lodging rates of the year. And now you can save even more with promo code SPRING17. Through March 26th you  can save 15% on any nights of stay from April 17th through June 8th. With discounted nightly rates starting at $40 this deal is too good to pass up.

FINE PRINT

SPRING17

Save 15% on any nights of stay from April 17-June 8.

Promo code is valid through Sunday, March 26.

Any nights of stay before April 17 or after June 8 are not included.

Dates of discounted nights subject to change.

Discount taken from rates that are subject to change.

Applies to new reservations or reservations made on the same day this promotion was sent out.

Cannot be combined with other SCMR promotions.

*Some properties not applicable. Fees and taxes are not discounted.

What to Wear in Summit County: Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall

One of the biggest challenges facing any Summit County visitor is what to pack. Deciding what to bring during our coldest months, or preparing for forty-degree temperature swings during the spring and fall can be an intimidating task. We’re here to help. Below you’ll find what we recommend for any visitor organized by season.

Featuring some of our coldest weather and best skiing conditions, packing for a winter visit can be a daunting task as you try to balance comfort, warmth and luggage space. Keep in mind many of the buildings in Keystone offer coin-operated laundry facilities, and some properties have a private washer and dryer.

  • start with a tight-fitting, breathable, non-cotton layer (cotton keeps cold close to your skin)
  • a variety of socks to be used in layers including wool hikers and ski socks; make sure they come at least to the top of your boots so you’re warm and comfortable
  • build out with layers: short and long sleeve tees, sweaters, hooded sweatshirts, fleece and/or thermals a warm hat that can fit under your helmet
  • waterproof pants, jackets, gloves and boots
  • protect your face from wind and snow with face masks, neckwarmers and/or a scarf
  • ski goggles with UV protection and a good fit to keep out the wind and snow; for night skiing avoid dark lenses
  • zippers and air vents are a great addition allowing you to adjust to changing temperatures
  • sunscreen and lip balm: with 300+ days of sun and dry air you’ll want to protect your skin and hydrate your lips
  • off-mountain attire: much of the same as above minus the gear specific to winter sports; you may consider wearing waterproof gloves and boots as you may find yourself outside in the snow
  • swimwear: relax and enjoy some time in a hot tub or make use of a heated pool
  • If you’re visiting Keystone in the Spring, be prepared for all kinds of weather. March is often the month with the largest amount of snowfall, and April is not too far behind. It’s not unusual to enjoy a sun-filled day on the slopes and then the next day head out into a snowstorm. The weather is known to change very quickly in Summit County, so be prepared for 40-degree temperature swings, or to wake up to temperatures in the early teens and then be walking around in jeans and a long-sleeve tee by the afternoon. Packing for this kind of weather can be challenging, but we highly recommend that you dress in layers, and this is true for mountain and off-mountain attire.

  • layered short and long sleeve tees
  • long pants
  • socks and shoes: consider the various activities you’ll be scheduling and plan accordingly (hiking boots and moisture wicking socks for hiking; socks that come above your boots for skiing; good quality and well-fitted shoes for outdoor activities)
  • light jacket, hooded sweatshirt, sweater, windproof shell and/or scarf for lower temperatures
  • rain jacket/poncho
  • comfortable clothing allowing for easy movement for any outdoor activities
  • a warm hat and a facemask, neckwarmer or scarf: you may need this in case of a storm or temperature drop
  • ski goggles with UV protection and a good fit to keep out the wind and snow; for night skiing avoid dark lenses
  • waterproof jackets, pants, gloves and boots in case of cold storms
  • clothing with vents or zippers so you can adjust with temperature changes
  • sunglasses and hats: at such a high elevation, the sun is very strong
  • sunscreen and lip balm: with 300+ days of sun and dry air you’ll want to protect your skin and hydrate your lips
  • swimwear: relax and enjoy some time in a hot tub or make use of a heated pool
  • The average daily temperature in Keystone during the summer is 75 degrees with relatively low humidity. Packing seems pretty straightforward, but keep in mind there may be cooler days, and at night it will get chilly. In addition, you’ll want to take into consideration what kind of activities you’ll be participating in when you pack. From horseback riding to golf, to kayaking, ziplining and festivals, there’s lots to do.

  • short or long sleeve tees
  • light jacket and/or sweater
  • shorts for casual activities
  • long pants for days with lower temperatures
  • rain jacket or poncho
  • good quality jeans for horseback riding
  • comfortable clothes allowing for easy movement for biking, hiking, ziplining, etc.
  • quick-drying clothing for any water-based activities
  • socks and shoes: consider the various activities you’ll be scheduling and plan accordingly (hiking boots and moisture wicking socks for hiking; good quality and well-fitted shoes for biking, rafting and horseback riding)
  • sunglasses and hats: at such a high elevation, the sun is very strong
  • sunscreen and lip balm: with 300+ days of sun and dry air you’ll want to protect your skin and hydrate your lips
  • swimwear: relax and enjoy some time in a hot tub or make use of the pool
  • One of the most beautiful and tranquil seasons in Keystone is Fall. Area homeowners often claim this as their favorite season due to the changing colors and beautiful weather. And though it’s not consistent, there is a chance of a light snowfall during early Fall, and the ski season generally opens around mid-October at Arapahoe Basin or early November in Keystone. There will be sunny and rainy days, with mild mornings and afternoons and cooler nights.

  • layered short and long sleeve tees
  • long pants
  • socks and shoes: consider the various activities you’ll be scheduling and plan accordingly (hiking boots and moisture wicking socks for hiking; socks that come above your boots for skiing; good quality and well-fitted shoes for outdoor activities)
  • light jacket, hooded sweatshirt, sweater, windproof shell and/or scarf for lower temperatures rain jacket/poncho
  • comfortable clothing allowing for easy movement for any outdoor activities
  • a warm hat and a facemask, neckwarmer or scarf: you may need this in case of a storm or temperature drop
  • ski goggles with UV protection and a good fit to keep out the wind and snow; for night skiing avoid dark lenses
  • waterproof jackets, pants, gloves and boots in case of cold storms
  • clothing with vents or zippers so you can adjust with temperature changes
  • sunglasses and hats: at such a high elevation, the sun is very strong
  • sunscreen and lip balm: with 300+ days of sun and dry air you’ll want to protect your skin and hydrate your lips
  • swimwear: relax and enjoy some time in a hot tub or make use of a heated pool
  • Keystone Closing Day Extended



    You probably noticed there’s been a lot of snow in Keystone this year. After a slow start to ski season, mother nature rewarded our patience with record amounts of snowfall. January brought us 127 inches* of snowfall. Compare that with the 44 inches* in the same month of 2016 and that pretty much tells the story of this ski season.

    And all that snow can only mean one thing: a longer ski season! On January 25th Keystone Resort announced it was extending its ski season one week longer than initially planned. Travelers can now hit the slopes until April 16th, which also happens to be Easter Sunday. Take advantage of that long weekend and book a trip to Keystone!

    *snowfall amounts obtained from onthesnow.com