We booked this condo at the last minute so we were happy we could get ANYTHING through Wildernest for the same week. However, I don't know if we would opt for Gateway again, if given the opportunity.
We stayed here for 5 nights this January in a studio unit.
First, I don't know if this is all units but ours is extremely dark! As in, strain your eyes to read even when as close to a floor lamp as humanly possible. This has caused some literal headaches. Speaking of our unit, it's in need of some sprucing up- the furniture is worn, the tv is so grainy and with fading sound, it's not even good as white noise. Also, the linens need some replacing as well. they are clean but mismatched and again, worn. However, the bathroom is updated, albeit a little dusty. As in, coat of dust on the towel rack and toilet paper holder.
The building and facilities are nice. You cannot beat the location at the base of Keystone Mountain. You are walking distance from restaurants, bars and all the amenities you could need while staying here plus, great views of the mountain! There is even a shuttle exclusively for owners/guests to and from the mountain that runs very quite regularly. However, we didn't use the shuttle so I can't speak to that.
The underground, semi-heated parking is wonderful and the lobby/common area is nicely appointed with leather couches and a welcoming, relaxing fireplace area. Unfortunately, The pool and spa area could use a lot of work. Most is general housekeeping (gobs of wet hair around the drains and on the floor, a couple of grubby band aids stuck to the stones), but the pool could really use a drain and scrub down. You can see where people frequently enter/exit based on the discoloration of the stone. However, that didn't stop us from using the hot tub for about 15 min after a long day of skiing!
Overall, the facilities are okay. Would I stay here again? Yes, for the right price. Would I consider buying a unit? No.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gateway Mountain Lodge is centrally located in between both River Run and Mountain House ski area bases at Keystone. Walk to the slopes or take the complimentary shuttle that stops right outside the main lobby of the complex. A restaurant/bar, spa, ski shop and liquor store are all located on the ground level of the complex. Enjoy the fitness facility, indoor pool and hot tub or just relax on the common area patio or lobby. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gateway Mountain Hotel Keystone