There is no other ski in/ski out condo at River Run Village except Timbers and Lone Eagle. These are right next door and pretty much the same complex with a different exterior. We stayed at a 4 bedroom that we found at VRBO. From the underground parking to the unbelievable location, this is the place to be. It was great to ski in and out for lunch and since we have a 4 year old who skied some of the time, it was great for switching out adults to be with her. The condos are individually owned, and we had a great one though I imagine all are wonderful; these are top notch. The lobby had hot chocolate, tea, coffee and granola bars always available, plus the local and national newspapers. The pool was small but really, the hot tub with cascading hot waterfall is where you'll spend your time after a day of skiing. Nice fitness, sauna, steam area and our kids loved playing chess in the lobby. There was a gas fire pit too that was out of order when we were there. Our condo had a deck overlooking the woods that most of the time was a fabulous place to read a book with a blanket in the sunshine. When it snowed, the woods were breathtaking to watch and at night when it was clear, the moon was stunning. There were ski lockers on the first floor, so convenient, so you walk out, put on your skies and push off about 50 feet the the incline and down about 20 yards to the lift, or 30 yards to the bridge where you can access the gondola, both taking you to the top of the main mountain for great skiing.
We love keystone because it is a great place for kids and adults. An interesting and diverse terrain park, 3 mountains of skiing, lift lines are fast to non existent because the mountain is so spread out. Green hills are minimal but so long that you can stay on them all day and not be bored. The blue skiing if great at Keystone, all over the mountain. Snow cats will take you up to powder skiing for $5.00. River Run Village is a block away down a path, crossing a bridge over a bubbling river, charming.
The downside is that we went during spring skiing, so many restaurants were closed including the fondue and alpen stubbe at the top of the mountain, as were the sleigh rides. We found our restaurant choices limited and lacking. River Run has a very expensive country store, so stop at the City Market in Dillon on Highway 6 to stock up on food before you hit your Keystone condo. There is a Starbucks in the Village, plus a few pricey restaurants. A Mexican place a short 6 blocks away by car called Dos Locos was ok, get there during happy hour for $1.00 tacos and you'll fill up quickly. Now the beauty of condo's is grilling steaks on the deck that you bought at the grocery store in Dillon, hanging out inside, exhausted, playing family games and watching movies with the family so we didn't miss the restaurants that much. The upside to spring skiing, slopes are not crowded and the sunshine felt so great when skiing!
Having skied Breckenridge, Steamboat and Vail, we like Keystone the best for the kids. It's just a great mountain for kids and not as far as Steamboat to Denver (about 80 minutes from the airport on a beautiful drive throught the mountains) Vail and Breckenridge feels more of a party or adult location. Also, Breckenridge is a short 15 minute drive to shops and restaurants for a break, and the outlet mall is 10 minutes away. The Timbers is a resort that feels small and intimate with 5 star accomodations, and the closest with Lone Eagle to the mountain but a short walk to the River Run Village. Expect it to be a bit pricey, but we loved it and will return!
- Also Known As:
- Timbers At Lone Eagle Condos Hotel Keystone