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Dakota Lodge #8521

4.7 out of 5 stars based on 63 user reviews
1 Bedroom(s) | 1 Bathroom(s) | Sleeps 4
Condo in River Run Village features slope views, an updated kitchen and a king bed. Very close to the gondola and a short walk to nearby shops and restaurants.

Dakota Lodge #8521 in Keystone, Colorado


This 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom condo sleeps 4 with a king bed and a queen sleeper sofa. It features slope views, an updated kitchen and high-end linens throughout. Centrally located in River Run Village so you’re just steps away from shopping, restaurants and festivities. Plus, you're a short walk from the high-speed gondola. Dakota Lodge offers shared amenities including the largest pool in Keystone with slope views and two oversized hot tubs. And it's next to Dercum Square that features an ice rink during winter and a mini golf course during the summer.

The entryway has mounted hooks and a bench for your convenience while coming and going throughout the day. The living area features a beautiful gas fireplace, a flat screen TV and a queen-sized sleeper sofa. Extra linens are in a closet. The private balcony is just off of the living area and features beautiful slope views to the south.

The full-sized kitchen is stocked with all the essential cookware and tableware to make a meal away from home and features granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The dining area comfortably seats four.

The bedroom features a king-sized bed on our Ivory White Bedding program and a mounted flat screen TV. The full bathroom is just across the hall and has a pedestal sink and shower/tub combination. It is stocked with towels and an initial supply of toiletries.

**Ultra-premium Linens and Ivory White Bedding** This property has been upgraded with ultra-premium linens and ivory white bedding. Our ultra-premium linens rival those of The Four Seasons featuring extra soft, oversized towels and high quality bed linens that have a subtle satin stripe pattern for a look of elegance. The ivory white bedding is modeled after high-end hotels and resorts. This bedding showcases a soft, white-striped duvet cover with a medium thick, high quality down alternative duvet. Featuring an uncompromising and industry leading standard of cleanliness, the duvet covers are laundered after each and every guest stay.

(For additional sleeping options, air mattresses are available upon request for a small fee.)

ENHANCED GUEST SERVICE: Rest assured that this home is professionally managed. We provide cleaning services, regular maintenance, lock-out service and 24/7 emergency call service.

CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT: Regular check-in is at 4 p.m. and regular check-out is at 10

DISCOUNTS YOU WILL USE: As a guest of Summit County Mountain Retreats, you can take advantage of discounts including ski rentals, ground transportation, bike rentals, horseback riding and more. After booking you’ll receive a link to our all of our discounts.

PROTECT YOURSELF FROM SCAMS: We only accept payments via credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover). Paying by credit card protects you from many online scams. We will never ask you to wire money, send us money in the mail or send a cashier's check or money order.

Permit #44444


Smoke detectors, Carbon monoxide detector, Fire extinguisher
Health and Safety
Enhanced cleaning practices, No-contact check-in and check-out, High touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant, Towels and bedding washed in water that's at least 60sC/140sF
Internet, Heating, Baseboard Heating, Linens Provided, Towels Provided, Ultra-Premium Linen Package, Ivory White Bedding Program, Fireplace, Television, Satellite/Cable, HDMI Connection, Flat Screen TV in Living Room, Flat Screen TV in Master, Blu-ray Player in Living Room, Books, Iron & Board, Humidifier(s), Box Fan(s), Broom & Dustpan
Kitchen, Granite Countertops, Stainless Steel Appliances, Refrigerator, Stove, Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, Cookware, Dishes & Utensils, Coffee Maker, Initial Supply of Coffee, Initial Supply of Sweeteners, Toaster, Crockpot, Blender, Ice Maker, Salt & Pepper, Oven Mitts, Dish Towels, Paper Towels, Garbage Bags, Dishwasher Detergent, Dish Soap
Generous Supply of Towels, Hotel-size Shampoo & Conditioner, Hotel-size Lotion & Bar Soap, Hair Dryer(s)
River Run Village, Keystone, Short Walk to Gondola, Free Door-to-Door Shuttle Rides, Next to River Run Ice Rink, Next to River Run Putt-Putt Golf, Next to Playground, Nearby Hiking/Biking Trails, Nearby Ski School, Near Keystone Ski Area, Near Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, Nearby Championship Golf Courses
4th Floor Property, Balcony, Private Balcony, Ski Slope View, Mountain View, Parking, Underground Parking Garage, 1 Parking Space per Rented Unit
Complex Amenities
Communal Pool, Heated Pool, Hot Tub, Sauna, Bicycle Storage, Elevator, Coin-operated Laundry Facilities, Lobby with Seating Area & TV, Access to Buffalo Lodge Lobby, Ski Lockers
Nearby Attractions & Activities
Nearby Bank/ATM, Post Office/FedEx, Medical Services, Groceries, Gas Stations, Restaurants, Outlet Shopping, Healthy/Beauty Spa, Cinemas, Live Theater, Festivals, Churches, Playground, Scenic Drives, Sight Seeing, Wildlife Viewing, Walking, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Boating, Paddle Boating, Fishing, Miniature Golf, Mountain Biking, Marina, Skiing, Snowboarding, Cross Country Skiing, Sledding, Snowmobiling, Ice Skating
Regular Check-in is at 4 p.m., Regular Check-out is at 10 a.m.

Guest Reviews of dakota lodge #8521

Keystone, CO

Vacation Rental Reviews by

A Great Family Thanksgiving!

| 5 out of 5 stars
Review by Courtney H. on December 5th, 2013

We loved everything about our stay! The only complaint that I would have would be the quality of the sofa as it is old and worn and there are feathers coming from the cushions. Also, I would suggest a small vacum in the unit for guests. Otherwise, we loved our stay and will be back very soon!

Manager Response:
Thank you for staying with us. We will pass your feedback on to the owner.

Family ski vacation

| 5 out of 5 stars
Review by Fernando V. on January 22nd, 2014

Walking distance from the slopes and the village. Great view. Everything was wonderful, new and clean. We enjoyed the fireplace very much. Only the couch wasn't very comfortable. A vacuum cleaner would have been nice. Also, there wasn't a lot of closet space.


| 5 out of 5 stars
Review by Kaz Z. on February 4th, 2014

This is a very nice clean place in a good location. It is certainly not 5 star but nice, basic and clean. We had no issues while staying there and had a great time.

Now That I Understand The Lay of the Land, I'd Go Back.

| 4 out of 5 stars
Review by Amy S. on February 28th, 2014

One thing that would have made my stay better was better maps of the area. Without a front desk person to ask, and the fact that you pull in underground, things really have to be spelled out. I was very confused about where the pond in the picture on the website was and eventually asked someone only to find out it was at a different resort. Now that I understand the lay of the land I would return. The kitchen could have used a few more basics, like a cookie sheet. There was a cracker on the floor which said to me it unit was only spot vacuumed.

keystone condo

| 5 out of 5 stars

great experience

Great place

| 5 out of 5 stars
Review by William R. on March 5th, 2014

Awesome location, nice quiet building, great views from the heated pool / hot tub.

Top Notch

| 5 out of 5 stars
Review by Josh M. on March 7th, 2014

Great place, great location

Great Location!

| 4 out of 5 stars

We enjoyed staying in this condo! It was an easy walk to the gondola, shops and resteraunts. We had no problems with directions or checking in, and the management company seemed very professional. The dip in the jacuzzi in the snow was fantastic after a day of riding fresh powder. I would recommend this unit to anyone, and hope to stay there again!


| 5 out of 5 stars
Review by Richard J. on May 4th, 2014

It was a beautiful place. We had a great time. I would do it again and recommend it to anyone.

Great stay at this condo

| 5 out of 5 stars
Review by Bryan H. on July 27th, 2014

My wife, daughter, and I spent a great week at this condo in early July. The weather was perfect and we slept with the windows open at night. A great touch was that the condo had a slow cooker available. The condo is in great condition and our daughter said the sleeper sofa was very comfortable. Would definitely stay at this unit again.

Mountain stay

| 5 out of 5 stars


Aspen Trip

| 5 out of 5 stars

The condo room was perfect location for our trip, drove all over summit county came back to rest and go out again, will do again next year.

Incredible Place

| 5 out of 5 stars
Review by Miranda M. on October 23rd, 2014

The reviews and description of this place don't serve it justice. Everything about the place was great. The condo was roomy and clean and up to date. We stayed at a time where there was hardly anyone in the town of Keystone but the place itself was wonderful!

Perfect vacation spot!

| 5 out of 5 stars
Review by Angela H. on December 9th, 2014

The home was as described and was in a perfect location. We loved everything about our stay and plan to come back every year!

Cozy Condo with a Great View

| 5 out of 5 stars
Review by Kerry O. on June 23rd, 2015

Everything was great. The condo is perfect for a couple. It's close to everything in River Run Village and has a tremendous mountain view from the balcony. Management was very accommodating.

great weekend!

| 4 out of 5 stars
Review by Jennifer H. on August 14th, 2015

We really enjoyed staying at the Dakota Lodge. It was very clean and convenient to the square. We loved the amenities!

Great vacation getaway!

| 5 out of 5 stars

This place was perfect for us! It had all of the amenities we needed and the location was great. Everything was very convenient, relatively quiet, and we really enjoyed the view. We would definitely come back again.:)

Very nice

| 4 out of 5 stars
Review by Pamela B. on September 4th, 2015

the unit was very nice and clean. There were only a couple of things wrong. Lamp in bedrooms next to bed did not work. The other thing was that couch/sofa sleeper. That couch is most uncomfortable its sags terribly. We noticed it was mentioned quite a few times in the guest register dating back some years. Owner should step up and get a new couch! I probably would come back to Dakota Lodge but not this unit. Also I left a small makeup bag in bathroom, I called and left message and the recording said anything under three pounds was $12.50 to mail home. For something that weighs less than half a pound I find that excessive.

Nice stay

| 5 out of 5 stars

Very easy check-in. Nice apartment.

A Lovely Fall Weekend

| 5 out of 5 stars
Review by Laura F. on September 30th, 2015

We were visiting Keystone for a wedding. This condo was comfortable and clean. We were very pleased with the location and price point. A great place for a get-a-way!

So Cozy

| 5 out of 5 stars
Review by Brianna S. on February 18th, 2016

The rental was lovely. Clean and super cozy, exactly what we wanted. We were super close to everything and had no problems at all. The only thing I would complain about was an advertised discount, in the check in packet, if we went through Mountain View Sports Rentals to rent our ski equipment. Going to this place was the only unpleasant experience we had. The Condo itself was excellent! Would definitely stay again!

Cozy and great location

| 5 out of 5 stars
Review by Jill D. on February 22nd, 2016

Location right at River Run Village was very convenient. Quick walk to village, nice views and easy access to shuttles. Unit was clean and cozy. King bed with good linens was a huge plus. White fluffy towels a nice touch. This is a great unit for a couple.

Location and view are perfect

| 5 out of 5 stars
Review by Robert M. on February 28th, 2016

This was the perfect spot to get away for 2 nights. Perfect walking distance to the gondola and there is a good view from the balcony. This had everything we needed for a stay at Keystone.

Cousins Snowboarding Weekend

| 5 out of 5 stars
Review by Grace C. on March 22nd, 2016

My questions were answered promptly and they were very helpful with my questions and concerns prior to the stay. The property and pictures were on point regarding the room we rented. The room was clean and well-maintained. I would definitely recommended the property to anybody staying in Keystone. The rental was extremely close to the lifts and the bus system, and it made our days easier and convenient. Because I usually have trouble sleeping on vacations, I have to say the bed was great. I didn't have any trouble sleeping.

Great Location!

| 4 out of 5 stars

This was a great little condo in the River Run area, and it was very convenient to shops and restaurants. It was very clean, and the kitchen was updated. We had a problem with the windows coming up their track, but the maintenance person came out quickly to fix it. The only negative with renting through Summit County Mountain Retreats were all the rules/fees with checking in early or checking out late - this was more restrictive than VRBO rentals which will let you adjust your times if the unit is not busy...without fees.

Keystone weekend

| 5 out of 5 stars
Review by Douglas H. on July 18th, 2016

Was great. Would do it again.

Nice condo!

| 5 out of 5 stars
Review by Scott A. on August 16th, 2016

No complaints. We stay at River Run quite a bit, and this unit was just above average.

Dakota Lodge

| 4 out of 5 stars

Very nice place overall. Only issue was that there were only 3 spoons (one had been damaged by garbage disposal), and only 3 very small wine glasses (like champagne glasses). Also, having to pay extra to extend check-out time seemed obsessive (either you can or can't extend, but you shouldn't have to pay extra).

River Run

| 5 out of 5 stars
Review by Jonathan B. on September 1st, 2016


Great location for ski, snow board

| 4 out of 5 stars

We are happy staying this location.Convinience location

Great Vacation

| 4 out of 5 stars
Review by David C. on September 27th, 2016

Property was nice and clean. The couch was very uncomfortable. The elevator was broke the last 2 days we where there and that was very inconvenient.

Top Rankings

| 5 out of 5 stars
Review by Ruth I. on October 31st, 2016

The location, the resort's ammenities and the condo were terrific. The only thing missing were coffee filters, which we bought at the resort grocery and left for the next guests.Thanks for a great vacation,.


| 5 out of 5 stars
Review by Tania O. on December 11th, 2016

Beautiful town! Excellent place to stay! Nice people! We will return!

Great trip

| 5 out of 5 stars
Review by Ivana B. on December 14th, 2016

This location is great, very convenient ski in/ski out. Nice outdoor heated pool and hot tub with a great view. The underground parking garage is is very convenient, we were able to check out and ride the last day of our trip with access to the parking garage to change and pack our stuff at the end of the day. Overall great location, we will definitely be staying there again.

Christmas by

| 5 out of 5 stars
Review by Amy S. on January 8th, 2017

Excellent location. Comfortable master. Clean room. Horribly uncomfortable pullout bed. Average stock of kitchen supplies; pots, pans, no containers for leftovers

Short ski trip in Keystone

| 5 out of 5 stars
Review by Ricardo S. on January 12th, 2017

As good as expected, from the instructions to the unit, cleanliness and location. Love Keystone and the condo. This is our second time at the Dakota Lodge. First time in a 2 bedroom condo. When going back to Keystone will come back to Dakota Lodge.

Warm and Cozy with a view!!

| 5 out of 5 stars
Review by Melissa B. on January 17th, 2017

Nice time, great location and most comfortable condo I have ever stayed in. Will stay again!

Great Place to Stay!

| 5 out of 5 stars
Review by Andrew M. on January 30th, 2017

Wonderful place to stay! Great location, very clean, and met all of our expectations.

Exactly what we wanted and expected

| 5 out of 5 stars

Perfect description. Everything was as stated. We cooked a full dinner in the kitchen, great balcony, very clean.

Keystone Ski trip

| 5 out of 5 stars
Review by Dave D. on March 29th, 2017

Nice Condo, well kept. Building and grounds nice. Convenient location.

Great place!

| 5 out of 5 stars
Review by Patrick C. on May 1st, 2017

Very nice property right in the heart of keystone and next next to the mountain. Clean and quiet with everything you need including heated underground parking. Two nice hot tubs and a pool. Ski lockers.

Dakota 8521

| 4 out of 5 stars

We liked the unit and location very much. It needs some attention however. Kitchen cabinet door hinges are handing loose. Needs some new drinking glasses. Linens and towels were great.

Escape from Harvey

| 5 out of 5 stars
Review by Lydia H. on September 4th, 2017

Easy check in and clean as described condo with great western mountain views. SCMR were great with expanding and later changing our stay due to flight issues with the Hurricane. Fantastic value and perfect get away from August heat. Very quiet resort during week. Great to have restaurants within walking distance after hiking, biking and rafting.

Serene views

| 5 out of 5 stars
Review by Noah Z. on September 13th, 2017

Check in was very easy. Directions were very clear. The condo was very clean everything was well stocked. Could have used more glasses and certain other kitchen items. But otherwise it was perfect

Short Stay in Keystone

| 5 out of 5 stars

The condo was very comfortable, clean, and in good condition, perfect for what we wanted.

Great Place

| 5 out of 5 stars
Review by Cody K. on October 31st, 2017

This was a great place to stay for a few days. It was exactly as described. Check in and check out were very easy. There was some minor damage to walls/furniture, but that is probably to be expected with people going in and out so often. Otherwise, I would definitely book again when I get back to Summit County.

Great location Great price

| 5 out of 5 stars
Review by Kiki L. on December 19th, 2017

The management was a great help for us to find a last min lodge to stay. This unit is in a fantastic location (at river run). Walking distance to the gondola. We are very pleased to stay there.

Ralph Pons review of Dakota 8521

| 3 out of 5 stars
Review by Ralph P. on January 19th, 2018

Great location. Pool and hot tub are great. Sofa bed was not clean (found tissues behind cushions). Need more complete kitchen/cooking utensils (no spatula or non-stick pan)

From Miami to the mountains

| 5 out of 5 stars
Review by Claire D. on February 20th, 2018

Beautiful stay very enjoyable

Absolutely Perfect

| 5 out of 5 stars

Won't stay at any other place in the future. Dakota Lodge was the perfect place to stay for our keystone vacation!

Best honeymoon package out there, had a blast!

| 5 out of 5 stars

It was top quality! Best Honeymoon package out there!


| 4 out of 5 stars
Review by Ashley C. on June 11th, 2018

Overall, the stay was great! Didn't need too much, so it served us well. Used toiletries, worn carpets with exposed nails, and the cleaning crew coming prior to check out were my only negatives. Great view and location!

Manager Response:
Thank you for the feedback. We will have our staff look at the issues and we're sorry housekeeping arrived before check-out time.

Thanksgiving ski Trip

| 4 out of 5 stars
Review by Curt D. on November 25th, 2018

Condo location was great as expected and for the most part the unit was fine. I have stayed a number of times in various units and I must say this particular unit was my least favorite. This unit needs some maintenance. There was a missing blind over the patio door which made the mornings very bright for the person sleeping on the pullout sofa. The sofa itself has a mattress that is in need of replacement. It is so worn it provides virtually no support whatsoever. We actually ended up purchasing an air mattress. Last, most units provide a humidifier and this unit was no different but the humidifier did not work and needs a serious cleaning and descaling. All in all the unit is a good location and in good shape other than these three issues.

Wonderful Place - Just Wish the Fireplace Worked

| 4 out of 5 stars
Review by Courtney M. on March 11th, 2019

2nd time staying at River Run Village. There is no place better to stay. Hands down. Our first time renting with Summit County Mtn Retreats. I'll give it a 3.5 out of 5 stars and here's our only bad things to say... First, the gas fireplace unit repeatedly did not work. We had maintenance out twice in a week stay. Called immediately Sunday night when we checked in w/wet snowboard gear to dry in front of the fire. It wasn't working, we tried lighting the pilot light ourselves, etc. Maintenance came out sometime Monday night to fix it. They were back on Wednesday night to continually try and fix it. We think it just needs to be replaced as it's clearly faulty. The only other "bad thing" by using Summit County Mtn Retreats is our keycard got demagnetized at some point. We had to drive TO their offices - .5 miles away - to get it fixed. Just a little annoyance, especially with all the snow (5 feet in a week, epic), walking wasn't a possibility and driving wasn't ideal. Wish we could've gone to the main registration building to handle it, but we couldn't. Just a minor annoyance in an overall great stay.

Nice mountain stay

| 4 out of 5 stars
Review by Shelly T. on March 17th, 2019

Room was comfortable and property extremely convenient for skiing, dining, shopping - no need to drive anywhere!

First Ski trip

| 4 out of 5 stars
Review by Paul M. on March 21st, 2019

Pros: Location was excellent. The balcony view looking north toward Dillon was great. Room was quiet and comfortable. Parking was safe and secure.Cons: Slow elevator; oven in the bedroom is thinly disguised as a bed; to many players in the game(Summit County Mountain Rentals, Red Awning, SnowPak), leads to renter confusion and the players don't seem to know what each other are doing or charging. Very frustrating. So Caveat Emptor!

Great Place Close to Keystone and A Basin

| 5 out of 5 stars
Review by Christianne R. on June 27th, 2019

We rented this place for a quick summer skiing getaway. Perfect location, great amenities and plenty of room for three people.

Love the Dakota!

| 5 out of 5 stars

Vacation was great! The property management was quick to respond and very helpful. Place needed a little TLC, but the bed was very comfortable. Will def be back at the Dakota and Keystone.

Enjoyable Stay

| 5 out of 5 stars

We stayed three nights at the Dakota Lodge. It had everything we needed for our stay. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub. The view from our unit was beautiful.

Too many review requests....

| 4 out of 5 stars

Good, but didn’t return the pillow we forgot. Sofa bed needs new springs.

Keystone Stay

| 5 out of 5 stars
Review by Robert P. on December 18th, 2019

Suite had all of the needed amenities for a great ski trip. Close to the gondola. Enclosed parking is a nice perk. Very pleased!

Great Location Great Property Manager

| 5 out of 5 stars

Property location is 5 stars because short walk to gondola. Property manager highly responsive which I loved. Only negative was bed and couch were a bit lumpy and not as comfortable as they could be. Amenities: pool, jacuzzis, ski lockers, indoor sitting area and heated garage were all 5 Stars. Will use this property manager again.

Lovely mountain retreat

| 5 out of 5 stars
Review by Patrick H. on July 8th, 2020

Perfect size for us two. Idyllic setting with mountain views both within and without the living space. Great kitchen. Short distance to trails and restaurants.

Minimum Night Stay Requirements

These are the minimum night stay requirements for most of our vacation rentals. A few homeowners have a higher minimum in place, and in those cases it is stated in the listing description for the vacation rental.

Date Range Min. Nights
09/07/2020 - 10/03/2020 1
10/04/2020 - 10/31/2020 2
11/01/2020 - 11/19/2020 2
11/20/2020 - 11/28/2020 3
11/29/2020 - 12/12/2020 2
12/13/2020 - 12/17/2020 2
12/18/2020 - 12/25/2020 4
12/26/2020 - 01/02/2021 5
01/03/2021 - 01/14/2021 3
01/15/2021 - 01/17/2021 3
01/18/2021 - 01/31/2021 3
02/01/2021 - 02/11/2021 3
02/12/2021 - 02/14/2021 2
02/15/2021 - 02/28/2021 3
03/01/2021 - 03/07/2021 3
03/08/2021 - 03/21/2021 4
03/22/2021 - 04/03/2021 3
04/04/2021 - 04/18/2021 2
04/19/2021 - 05/27/2021 2
05/28/2021 - 05/31/2021 2
06/01/2021 - 06/10/2021 2
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