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Der Fondue Chessel

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Gondola Lane, Keystone, CO (Highway 6)
(800)354-4FUN
Today
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 26
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    Very good
  • 18
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Ok but has an odor

Table-side grilling fun but not for everyone? Kids and families love it. A bit noisy but definitely an experience.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Pat L
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Denver, Colorado
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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91 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Denver, Colorado
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89 reviews 89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Table-side grilling fun but not for everyone? Kids and families love it. A bit noisy but definitely an experience.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The top of Keystone Der Fondue is a must do. The experience of taking to Gondolas up to 11,444ft alone is worth it. Gorgeous views. The offer of the blankets is a nice touch too. Others have covered the food which is standard Swiss raclette style - hard to get that wrong. The strolling musicians also make it fun. Chocolate... More 

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Manvel, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Recently dined at Der Fondue Chessel in Keystone, Colorado. I'll say this: The overall experience was pretty good. You take two beautiful gondola rides to a nice, quaint, "log cabin-type" restaurant tucked away in the gorgeous snow-laden hills. It's truly beautiful! Once there, I thought the fondue itself was average. Strangely, you actually grill your meats yourself instead of putting... More 

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Keystone, Colorado
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68 reviews 68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The Fondue Chessel has always been a unique top-of-mountain experience in ski country, but this season the upgrades on menu and entertainment take it one more notch . This 5 course meal with traditional Swiss cheese fondue,Ceasar salad made at the table , entrees that you cook on a Swiss Raclette grill accompanied by sauteed potatoes, other veggies and of... More 

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WAUKEE
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Oh my goodness!!! We had children with us and our service from Ashton was terrible. I think they may have been understaffed. The food was good, but the service was so slow. We waited :30 for dessert and the children were not happy. This was our second and last visit.

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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Had dinner as well as a bowl of chili for lunch here recently. Dinner was expensive, but the experience was worth it. Chili is chili.

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Texas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Spending over $200 for dinner for one adult and three kids is pretty outrageous. I did so only because my kids have never had fondue. I love the atmosphere at this place and it is uniquely located at the top of Keystone mountain. You have to take two gondola rides just to get to the Outback post. The dining hall... More 

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Denver, CO
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81 reviews 81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Went here with another couple. My wife doesn't ski, so it was awesome for her to be able to see the mountain. Food was great. Service was great too. The manager, Dominic came over and talked to us for a few minutes. He really wanted to make sure we were having a good time. We are locals, but I would... More 

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Lone Tree, CO
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143 reviews 143 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It's two gondola rides and a short trek through the snow to the huge, timbered lodge that houses Der Fondue Chessel. It's your basic "dip-it-in-cheese, grill it yourself" fondue routine, and the food is, in fact, very good. The fun is in the wait staff and the strolling musicians. The 2-accordion-one fiddle band has a very broad repertoire, performing polkas... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Der Fondue Chessel is a must at some point when you visit Keystone - for the experience as much as the food - but go hungry and save room for the chocolate!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Gondola Lane, Keystone, CO
    (Highway 6)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Keystone
  • Phone Number: (800)354-4FUN

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 50
  • Cuisine: Fondue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?