Our 1834 sqft 'Blue Coyote' townhouse is named after Keystone's infamous wolf-like Blue Coyote that roams the wetlands around the Snake River. It is a short 5-minute walk from your door to the Mountain House Lifts, but best of all, when you're the most tired, it is ski-in to the road in front of the Ironwood complex. A 35-yard walk to our private single car garage through some evergreen trees gets you to a place to rest your tired feet.
If Little Red Riding Hood walks directly to the Mountain House base area she walks just 220 yards or 5 minutes through a skier parking lot to the Peru and Argentine lifts. Keystone provides red wagons to carry your kids and/or equipment to make that short trip extra easy. The Green Line Bus stops at the entrance of Ironwood Townhouses. Keystone Ski School, rentals and dinning can all be found at the lower Mountain House Base area. The Mountain House Base ski lifts are far less crowded than the well-known River Run gondola and ski lifts. It is a wonderful secrete to keep quiet!
'What big eyes you have...the better to see you with, my dear.' Staying home in the Blue Coyote is a cozy joy with soaring windows and vaulted ceilings that overlook enchanting Snake River and Tenderfoot Mountain vistas. You are steps from Schoolmarm; the longest (3.1 miles) Green Run in North America. You are so near Schoolmarm that you can detour off between Sage Brush, click off your skis and walk across the street to Ironwood. In fact, you can gaze at the Schoolmarm lighted run from the master bed. If you are wearing a bright red hood, you can be seen skiing down the mountain from the Ironwood Townhouses complex!
'What big ears you have...the better to hear you with, my dear.'
The sounds of the Snake River rushing by can be heard from nearly every room. The Snake runs about 20 yards from our back deck. Ironwood is a 14-unit, quiet townhouse complex that feels delightfully secluded despite the fact it is so close to both the Mountain House and River Run amenities.
'What big Hands You Have...the better to rub together in front of the fire, my dear.' Blue Coyote's guests can sit fireside on nippy nights. Or, guests can choose to take a dip in the private 6-8 person-hot tub to warm up under the falling snow and glistening stars. On a clear night, guests sitting in the hot tub look up to see Ursula Minor (The Little Dipper). The private hot tub is located on the back deck overlooking the Snake River. The hot tub is extraordinarily secluded.
'What big teeth you have...the better to eat you with, my dear.' The Blue Coyote's kitchen is well-equipped with everything from Flour to a Fondue pot. A 5-burner gas range and an outdoor grill make cooking a delight. However, some may rather eat at the world-acclaimed Keystone restaurants, like Alpenglow Stube, The Ranch, Snake River Saloon, Der Fondue Chessel or The Ski Tip Lodge. Our fondest memories are hiking/snow shoeing to a yurt at the Tennessee Pass Cookhouse at Ski Cooper near Leadville (Reservations necessary). Our favorite pizza joint, Pizza 101, is pickup or delivery only and is within walking/biking. Each restaurant is a special and memorable experience.