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Ski-In close, private hot tub, walk to lifts, on Snake River, 2 living areas"""

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,834 sq. ft.
Property type townhome


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

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 VERY short walk from your private 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 through a skier parking lot to the Peru and Argentine lifts. It is a walk that should take less than 5 minutes. Keystone provides red wagons to carry your kids and/or equipment to make that short trip extra easy. 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 the longest (3.5 miles) Green Run in North America called Schoolmarm. 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 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 favorite pizza joint is Pizza 101. Each restaurant is a special and memorable experience.

More Details

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2018

About The Owner

Our favorite activity is road biking...even better than skiing. WE LOVE KEYSTONE AND OUR BLUE COYOTE! We are two business professors that love the outdoors and particularly Colorado. Our puppies have made peace with the many animals in the forests and wetlands around Keystone. We have met the Blue Coyote on two memorable occasions. He is not just a storied beast...he is REAL. Sweet Pea, a 9-year old black Lab mix and Sullivan is a 2-year old crazy man. Our 16-year old a Golden Retriever mix, first met the Blue Coyote on "Granny's Trail," near our townhouse...very fitting.

The Owner purchased this townhome in 2014

Why The Owner chose Keystone

This property fits us perfectly mostly because it is big enough to live in year round without being crowded. Secondly, the convenience to the ski mountain is perfect. And, the Snake River and the bike path are right outside our door! It is our heaven.

What makes this townhome unique

Surprisingly, in the 14+ years of skiing in CO, we rarely venture out to ski Breck nor Vail because it's just too perfect to walk out our door to the lifts at Mountain House Base in Keystone. It's pretty great to come in for lunch and take a quick nap before skiing the afternoon away.


Keystone Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1834 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double sinks, two-person jetted tub, separate shower, toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Used for main living floor and MBR #2.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Used for lower living area and bunk room.
  • All bathrooms have undergone major renovations including modern wood tile on the walls, slate tiles on the floors, bronzed plumbing fixtures and lighting.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Convertible bed(s) - Sofa Sleeper in Living room and inflatable Mattress
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Tempurpedic mattress, flat screen TV, private bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , quality mattress, access to main living room and kitchen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , Bunk Room: 4 single beds, access to lower living area.
  • King size Beds (2), Twin beds (4), Queen Sleep Sofa (1), Twin Sleep Sofa (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Ski-In close, private hot tub, walk to lifts, on Snake River, 2 living areas
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 34 reviews

A very beautiful and comfortable townhome in a convenient location for a great price.

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of two families with five kids ranging 9-16. The home was one of the most well-stocked I’ve ever visited, including soap and lotions in each bath and great kitchen amenities. We appreciated the extras, whether left behind or intentional - like coffee filters and detergent. It is a reasonable walk to/from the lifts and a quick drive to anything you need or want in the village areas. Beds were great, garage was roomy and perfect for stowing ski gear. Thank you for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking care of our place. We appreciate people that respect our house rules and leave the place in good shape for our maid. Welcome back anytime!
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Perfect, close-in condo for two young families

  • 5 of 5

The condo was nicely appointed, location was easy and close in, Owner was easy to communicate with. It was a perfect layout for our group: two families with young kids (for their first time on the slopes!). Kids had a blast in the bunk room, and grownups each had some privacy on their own floor. Thanks Danielle!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, scenic property

  • 5 of 5

The owner takes pride in this property and we enjoyed our visit. Good communication from the owner, everything in working order, very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, private oasis

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and well maintained.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved our stay, wish we could have stayed longer

  • 5 of 5

A colleague and I stayed at this property for a work week to attend a conference at Keystone. We didn't get to stay at the place much, as the conference ran from breakfast until after dinner. The owner was very communicative from the time we reserved the place until after we checked in. There was one small issue we found on our first night and she had it fixed immediately. The kitchen is well stocked if you want to make your own food, though the place is conveniently located between Mountain House and River Run areas, and there is a shuttle stop across the street. Beds were comfortable, water pressure and hot water were great, entry was easy. If I'm ever back in Keystone I'll book again!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely condo with gorgeous views

  • 5 of 5

The condo was beautiful and clean. The hot tub outside was just outstanding. Though we arrived during off season, a quick chat with Danielle helped us have plenty of things to do. Would definitely return back during peak ski season.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
101 Miles
Denver International
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Keystone River Course and Keystone Ranch Course
Nearest Motorway
7.2 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Tenderfoot Lodge
Nearest Point of Interest
Peru and Argentine Ski Lifts
Nearest Point of Interest
Mountain House Base / Ski School
Nearest Point of Interest
Mountain House Skier Parking Lot
Nearest Point of Interest
River Run Base
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Keystone Lake Village
Nearest Point of Interest
Bunny Slope / Ski School

By car, A-Basin is 10 minutes, Breckenridge is 20 minutes, Copper Mountain is 20 minutes, and Vail is 45 minutes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Maid Service $230 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.78%

Rather than accepting a refundable damage deposit, we request that you leave a credit card number on file for any damages.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.