Summer @ Keystone!
We're in summer-mode at Keystone! Our apartment is set up well for cyclists so that you can ride all day and relax at night.
Summit County (that's where the town of Keystone is located) is connected via a GREAT network of PAVED trails that are only for cyclists. Want to ride to Dillon and back (17 miles) - no problem. Want to ride around the lake (25 miles) - sure do. Want to ride to Breckenridge, Frisco, Dillon, and back for a 45 miler - do it when you feel like it! All with stops along the way and no cars. It's a paradise for cyclists.
And...mountain bikers, you know the 2016 Tour de France was charged by a pro-mtn biker so you aren't forgotten either. You can bring your own ride or rent from Keystone and then take the lift to the top and ride down ALL DAY LONG.
When you're done, bring your metal or carbon ride into the apartment and use our 2 bike hooks on the patio, lube, and hooks in the staging area to store your gear and then hit the hot tub / pool for a little bit. Then, it's time for dinner at any of the several local places within walking distance.
We love our place and we want to share it with you.
And now to the details...
Two bedrooms, two bath unit with full kitchen and patio in the Gateway building and walking distance to the lifts at River Run and Mountain House. Sleeping for 8 and a location close to the Haywood Cafe, Snake River Saloon, and (our fav) Dos Locos.
Sleeping Set Up- The Master Bedroom has a very comfy King size bed. The second bedroom has a Queen bed and a pair of bunk beds. The couch in the living room folds out
Kitchen- There's a full kitchen including all cooking utensils and service for 12. A small but fully stocked grocery store in the building makes it very easy to quickly obtain the ingredients that you need in order to cook. Or, you can walk across the street to another small grocery store with a slightly bigger selection. Or, if you have a car, you can drive (or take the bus) to the slightly bigger grocery store on TennisTownhomes Road
If you don't want to cook, you can either go the route of frozen meals (available from the grocery store in the building or across the street), or make a 1 minute walk to the Haywood Cafe (in the building), the Snake River Saloon (just a short walk across the parking lot) or Dos Locos (across the street - the salsa is epic). The grocery store in the building even offers a small but decent selection of wine and beers other than the usual fare one would expect.
Living Area - The main living area is very open. It offers room for kids to play with their toys or for folks to stretch and perhaps do some yoga (a mat and basic props for practice are available). Or, you can sit at the dining area and watch the family while you glance at the game on the TV. Or you can sit at the bar in the kitchen while your partner makes a meal. Or, you can *get away* and sit at the nice little table with two bar-chairs that looks out the windows while you enjoy your coffee in the morning before heading out or to focus and get a little work done on your laptop. It's up to you. There's also a gas fireplace and a patio.
Patio - the patio is a nice place to go out and enjoy the view of the mountain. We have 2 chairs and a table out there. It's great in the summer or when the snow is falling!
Bathroom - There are 2 bathrooms, one attached to the Master bedroom and the other down a short hall with the second bedroom. Each bathroom has 2 sinks, a tub and separate shower. There is plenty of shelf space for stuff to reside and plenty of hooks on which to hang wet gear. Both are private to each bedroom.
Closet - There's a coat closet just inside the front door and large closets in each of the bedrooms.
Suit Up Area - In the entryway is a great little spot to sit on a bench and pull off your shoes to tuck them out of the way and to hang your gear from the hooks on the wall.
Other Amenities - The living room and both bedrooms have flatscreen TVs mounted on the walls with basic cable (including HBO) and you can log in to different content providers as well (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon) using your own accounts. A wifi network exists for all of your connected devices. For an internet connection in the mountains, the speed is pretty good. Secure and warm garage parking is available under the building which is great. It is however first come first serve. We also have a USB charging station for your connected devices (bring your own cables) and we have a Bluetooth speaker so that you can listen to your music.
The ski lockers (for storing your skis and boards) are very nice and are located on the first floor to the left of the elevator that services our wing of the building. Keys are hanging to the left of the front door to our unit.
Washer Dryer - there's a small Washer/Dryer in the unit. Make sure to clean the lint screen, please!
Views and Location - You can see the slopes from the large windows and - this is great - you can walk over to the Keystone River Run Gondola or Mountain House lifts in 10 minutes which means you don't have to use the bus. The walk is easy and a great way to warm up your legs before hitting the mountain. If you want to go on a winter-walk, you can walk around River Run including the various snow-trails, or you can walk over to Lakeside Village where shopping and more food options exist - as well as a big skating rink!
The Building - In the Gateway building, there's a large comfy common area to meet up with the rest of your group (awesome place for Pizza Parties - order from Pizza 101 or Extreme Pizza!). There is also a gym, an indoor pool, and a hot tub to relax sore muscles after a long day on the slopes or the bike. The pool and hot tub area were remodeled in the spring of 2016 and looks really great!"