Closing Day Dates for 2019



The following dates are projections and thus are subject to change. Check with each resort to the most up-to-date information.

Keystone Resort

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

Sunday, June 2, 2019 (known to be very flexible with its dates)

Loveland

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Copper Mountain Resort

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Breckenridge

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Vail

Sunday, April 21, 2019

For a complete list visit On The Snow.

Vacation Rental Upgrades: High Quality Linens



There are many important details when it comes to your vacation, and we believe quality linens are at the top of the list for a great stay. Our Classic linen service offers light, breathable microfiber linens that are comparable to the linens of our major competitors, however, SCMR rotates old bed linens and towels out of service on a 3-year cycle, whereas our competitors use a 5 to 6-year cycle. That said, many of our homeowners opt for one or both of our linen upgrades: the Ultra-Premium Linen Package or the Ivory White Bedding Program. Below we have details on each of these upgrades.

Ultra-Premium Linen Package

Our Ultra-Premium Linen program features linens that rival those of The Four Seasons. They’re extra soft, oversized towels and high quality bed linens with a subtle satin stripe pattern for a touch of elegance. Take advantage of this added luxury because less than one percent of properties in Keystone offer linens of this quality.

The Ivory White Bedding Program

The Ivory White Bedding program is modeled after high-end hotels and resorts and adds a sophisticated look to a property while featuring an uncompromising level of cleanliness. It showcases a soft, white-striped duvet cover with a medium thick, high quality down alternative duvet. The duvet cover is removed after each guest stay and replaced with a freshly laundered duvet cover. The entire bed will be made with fresh white linens for each new arrival. This is an uncompromising and industry leading standard of cleanliness.

Properties Featuring Ivory White Bedding

We have many vacation rentals enrolled in one or both of our linen programs. Want to book one? After clicking the button below, input your dates of stay and then click “amenities”. Select either linen program or select both to see only rentals with both linen upgrades.

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The Summit County Top 5: Hot Tubs

People come to Summit County for the nation’s best skiing, but a good soak in a hot tub is not far behind on their list of reasons for choosing a mountain vacation. There’s really nothing better than soaking in a hot tub after a long day of winter adventures with snowflakes falling all around.

SCMR has put in the hard work of figuring out which complexes have the best hot tubs. It was a tough job, but someone had to do it.

The Summit County Top 5: Hot Tubs



No. 1 on the list is Dakota Lodge. This complex features two of the largest hot tubs in all of Keystone, not to mention the largest pool too. It’s in the heart of River Run Village so you’re steps from shopping, restaurants and local festivities, plus it’s next to Dercum Square that features an ice rink during the winter and a miniature golf course during the summer. Throw in an absolute stunning view of the slopes and you’ve got the number one hot tub in Keystone.


Second on the list is Water House. Located in Breckenridge just off Main Street, this complex makes the list because of the number of hot tubs offered! First, there are three hot tubs near the pool with a large seating area all around and beautiful views. Then there are three more just northeast of the pool with a bit more privacy provided by a wrought iron fence and trees. Then there is a single large hot tub centrally located within the complex with a wrought iron fence and greenery. Not only are there hot tubs, but the complex also offers a large pool, steam room, movie theater and more!


Coming in third we have The Springs. This hot tub made the list because of the entire set up with amenities at The Springs. Not only is there a hot tub, but there’s also a heated pool with a slide and waterfall, a splash area with water sprayers, a grill area and an outdoor fire pit for making s’mores. Sit back and soak those muscles while the rest of your party makes use of the other amenities.


Fourth on the list are the hot tubs at Slopeside. Take advantage of their rooftop hot tubs with incredible panoramic mountain views. Plus there’s a fire pit with a large seating area and an outdoor grill. Imagine yourself in the hot tub while steaks are on the grill… doesn’t get much better than that!


And coming in at the fifth spot are the hot tubs for Hidden River Lodge. Enjoy two hot tubs on a large south-facing deck offering beautiful slope views. And with nearby grills and seating, you may not need to be in your room for hours!

The New Seasons at Keystone

The Colorado adventure comes to life at the New Seasons at Keystone, the first condominium project in Keystone since 2002, when the original Seasons at Keystone was built. The 40 new-construction one-, two-, and three-bedroom units offer the complete mountain experience—a lodge-like exterior that houses tasteful, contemporary interiors in which to rest, refresh, and park your gear, combined with skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, cycling, canoeing, and hiking in the famed Rockies.

This final phase resembles and complements the original 32-unit Seasons at Keystone project. The New Seasons at Keystone is conveniently located near Keystone’s Lakeside Village on the banks of the Snake River.

The New Seasons at Keystone homeowners that sign up with our full-service Platinum management program will receive a 30% discount off the Best level maintenance fee for a full two years. We would love to manage your Keystone! Our company philosophy is simple: Focus on the needs of others and we will be successful. We’re successful when we meet the needs of our clients, and our client’s goals can only be achieved by providing an outstanding experience to our guests. We anticipate the needs of our clients and guests and constantly look for opportunities to improve. We believe in innovating and focusing on systems and processes that produce real and tangible results. Learn more here.

Check out the construction progress by following The New Seasons at Keystone on their Facebook page!

Christmas in Keystone, Breckenridge & More!

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Glittering snow, twinkling lights and the majestic mountains. Summit County is bustling with Christmas cheer! Check out the area events in Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Breckenridge, and for those that still haven’t booked their stay, search to see what’s still available. As of the writing of this post, we’re around 90% occupancy so choices will be limited.

Area Christmas Events

Chocolate Village
LOCATION: Keystone Lodge and Spa Lobby
DATE: December 6-January 7
TIME: Available for viewing 24 hours a day (the trains stop running from midnight-6 a.m.)
  • Visit Keystone’s one-of-a-kind chocolate village make it’s annual appearance in the Keystone Lodge lobby in Lakeside Village. More than 7,000 pounds of chocolate into a magical display of trees, presents, a working gondola, chocolate waterfall, running train, and more! Come see what’s been added this year!. Santa will visit The Chocolate Village: Thursday, December 20, 3-7p.m.; Friday, December 21, 3-7 p.m.; Sunday, December 23, 4-8p.m. Cost: Free.
Jingle Bell Breakfast with Santa
LOCATION: Bighorn Bar and Bistro
DATE: December 24
TIME: 8-10 a.m.
  • Join Santa for a special breakfast and say goodbye to Santa as he begins deliveries! Call 970-496-4386 to reserve your spot!
Santa Visits A-Basin
LOCATION: Mountain Goat Plaza
DATE: December 24th
TIME: 11-2 p.m.
  • Santa Claus and an elf will arrive at A-Basin to hand out candy to children in the A-Frame Lodge and Mountain Goat Plaza. After Santa visits the base area buildings he will visit children on Molly Hogan before heading up Black Mountain Express to visit our friends at Black Mountain Lodge. The Summit County Choral Society will be caroling in the base area as well.
Main Street
LOCATION: Breckenridge
DATE: N/A
  • Main Street in Breckenridge boasts some of the best shopping and eateries around! They have a wide array of restaurants and these places are known for their great food. Plus, you have various other activities and theater shows to choose from all weekend. Not to mention, lots of opportunities to say hi to Santa! See more information here.
Masses and Church Services
  • CHRISTMAS EVE MASSES
    • Keystone Conference Center: 4 p.m.
    • Riverwalk in Breckenridge: 4 p.m., 6 p.m.
    • Our Lady of Peace in Silverthorne: 7 p.m., 9 p.m. (Spanish)
    • St. Mary in Breckenridge: 9 p.m.
  • CHRISTMAS DAY MASSES
    • Our Lady of Peace in Silverthorne: 12 a.m. Midnight (Polish), 8 a.m., 10 a.m.
    • St. Mary in Breckenridge: 8 a.m., 10 a.m.
    • Copper Mountain: 5:15 p.m.
  • CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
    • Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church in Silverthorne: 5 p.m. (family service), 7 p.m. (candlelight service) 9 p.m. (candlelight service)
    • Dillon Community Church: 4 p.m., 6 p.m.
    • Rocky Mountain Bible Church: 5 p.m., 7 p.m.
    • Christ Lutheran Church: 3 p.m., 5 p.m.
    • Agape Outpost Church: 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m.
    • Father Dyer United Methodist in Breckenridge: 3 p.m. (family service), 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9 p.m.
    • St. John the Baptist Episcopal in Breckenridge: 4 p.m. (pageant, children’s homily & communion), 6 p.m., 8 p.m., 10 p.m.
  • CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICES
    • St. John the Baptist Episcopal in Breckenridge: 10 a.m. (festal Eucharist with carols accompanies by guitar)

Need a place to stay? Click the book now button below, then enter in your desired dates of stay. Or, if you’re flexible, enter in only Christmas Day and then view each property’s calendar to see what days before and after the 25th are available.

The Keystone Top 5: Ski-in/Ski-out

Thinking about booking that dream ski vacation? You know, the one where you have the perfect vacation rental in a complex with great amenities and you step right out to the slopes? We’re here to help. This edition of The Keystone Top 5 ranks the ski-in/ski-out complexes so you can make an informed decision.

But…

Before we unveil our top five, we need to share some important insider information: there are only two ski-in/ski-out complexes in Keystone! It’s true. So our Top 5 is actually a Top 2 with three complexes that are the next best thing.

So, without further ado, we present:

The Keystone Top 5: Ski-in/Ski-out Complexes



Coming in at No. 1 is Lone Eagle Above River Run. This complex is on the River Run slope and you’re about fifty yards uphill from the gondola. When you’re ready to hit the slopes, simply head outside, step into your skis, and ski down to the gondola. This convenience just can’t be beat. Lone Eagle also boasts a covered patio for all of its guests to share. It faces the slopes so you can watch family and friends come down while sitting back and enjoying a hot beverage by the fire pit. Other amenities include a pool, hot tub, fitness facilities and an owner’s club with complimentary newspapers and beverages. Plus, the heated driveway and sidewalks make for easy commutes by car or by foot. The properties in this complex feature high-end finishes and private laundry.



And in second place we have The Timbers on River Run. This is the other ski-in/ski-out complex in Keystone and it’s located next to the first one on our list, Lone Eagle. You’re a little over fifty yards uphill from the gondola so when you’re ready to hit the slopes, just step into your skis and ski down. This kind of convenience makes for a smooth vacation. The Timbers also features a swim-in/swim-out pool–enter and exit the heated pool from inside the complex instead of outside when the weather is a bit cold. There’s also a hot tub, fire pit, sauna, steam room and fitness facilities. The lobby features high-end finishes, a fireplace, a baby grand piano and game tables with inlaid chessboards. All properties in this complex feature high-end finishes and private laundry.



Keystone is home to only two true ski-in/ski-out complexes, and those got the top two spots on our list. But there are complexes that come close to being ski-in/ski-out. The Springs grabs the third spot on our list because it’s about a hundred yards from the gondola. Grab your gear, head out of the complex and in less than a minute you’re at the bottom of the River Run slope. The Springs also features great amenities for families with children: a pool with a slide and waterfall, a hot tub, a wading pool with sprayers and a fire pit for making s’mores. Inside you have an indoor children’s play area and a media room for movie watching.



And in the fourth spot we have tie between Black Bear Lodge and Jackpine. Both are about 150 yards from the gondola, and on top of that, they’re also in the heart of River Run Village. In less than a minute you can be at the bottom of the River Run slope or at shops and restaurants in the center of the village.The complexes together feature a hot tub, sauna, fitness facilities and access to the shared pool at Dakota Lodge.



And last, but certainly not least, is Chateaux DuMont. This complex is located in the Mountain House Base Area and is less than 150 yards from the Argentine lift. Many guests prefer the quiet atmosphere in this part of the resort while also getting to take advantage of being so near the slopes. The premier feature of this complex is that most properties have a private hot tub. No waiting your turn or trekking through the cold to soothe those sore muscles after a long day on the slopes. Simply change into your swimsuit and walk through your living room to the hot tub!

Opening Day Dates for 2018



The following dates are projections and thus are subject to change. Check with each resort to the most up-to-date information.

Keystone Resort

Friday, November 9, 2018

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Loveland

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Copper Mountain Resort

Friday, November 16, 2018

Breckenridge

Friday, November 9, 2018

Vail

Friday, November 16, 2018

For a complete list visit On The Snow.

Fall into Savings


Fall is a time of change, and that change often brings travelers some of the best value. Locals often say Fall is their favorite time of year, with the golden Aspens and an opportunity to enjoy the mountains when all is quiet.

Fall also brings some of our lowest nightly rates of the year. And now you can save even more with promo code FALL18. Through Monday, August 20th you can save 20% on any nights of stay from September 17th through October 31st. With discounted nightly rates starting at $45 this deal is too good to pass up. Choose your dates, choose your vacation rental, and then enter in the promo code to get your savings. We hope to see you soon!


FINE PRINT

FALL18

Save 20% on any nights of stay from September 17-October 31.

Promo code is valid through Monday, August 20.

Any nights of stay before September 17 or after October 31 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.

Cirque Series: Arapahoe Basin

Photo credit: Cirque Series website

Cirque Series takes place across the United States and Saturday, August 18th it is right here in Summit County at Arapahoe Basin. The premier mountain running series garners runners of all types, casual and professional, and takes them on a unique journey up and down a mountain.

Competitors can enter into one of three categories: Sport, Expert and Pro, with the latter being for professional runners. There’s prize money for top finishers and sponsored award packs for unique categories like “middle of the pack”.

From their website,

The Cirque Series is redefining what mountain running is all about. Starting from the base of a world-famous ski resort, you’ll rally up windswept ridges and glacial cirques to towering peaks, power down a quad-burning descent, and break the tape into a festival of live music, food, drink, and vendor tents. The elevation is serious but the mileage is management, and the race is as hardcore as you want it to be–beat the pros down to earn legend status and cash prizes, or enjoy the views and let the challenge be its own reward.

For more information about how register, visit their website.

Arapahoe Basin doesn’t offer lodging on-site but Keystone is just ten miles away. We offer a variety of vacation rentals in Keystone, from cozy studios to spacious condos, townhomes and stand-alone mountain homes. So, whether you’re racing or coming to support a runner, don’t forget to book your stay. And, to show our encouragement for the competitors, we’re offering a 10% discount on the nightly rates from August 17 through August 19. Just enter promo code CIRQUE18 when booking on our website.

BOOK NOW

FINE PRINT

Promo code is valid through August 19.

Any nights of stay before August 17 or after August 19 are not included.

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.

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 23-24, 2018

Wine & Jazz Festival

July 14-15, 2018

River Run Village Art Festival

July 28-29, 2018

Bluegrass & Beer Festival

August 4-5, 2018

Mountain Town Music Festival

August 18, 2018

Oktoberfest

September 1, 2018