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Der Fondue Chessel

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Gondola Lane, Keystone, CO (Highway 6)
(800)354-4FUN
Monday
Closed
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
New & Improved for 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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Richard N
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Keystone, Colorado
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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88 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 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
10 restaurant reviews
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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Wildwood, Missouri
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

A delightful, but resort-expensive, experience. Two gondola rides up to the back of Keystone Mountain with nice warm blankets lead to the stone and lodgepole pine restaurant. We arrived early for our reservation (recommended) and walked into an empty room but for a family of 3; the hostess asked us to wait while our server okayed seating us early (really?... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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154 reviews 154 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Dom is a great manager! And overall the service was really good, despite the fact we were there on opening night for the season with lots of new staff that had never served there before. Things took a bit longer but they more than made up for it with their friendliness and even comping several items because they felt bad.... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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132 reviews 132 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

My husband and I went here for my birthday. It was a lot of fun. The experience is special because you ride the gondola to get there. We ski Keystone regularly, so a gondola ride is no big deal. But in December its a gondola ride in the dark, so it's different and a little exciting. They provide dinner guests... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?