The Best Hotels and Lodges to Book in Keystone, Colorado
Rocky Mountains views abound in Keystone, from the slopes to the skies | © Steve Boice / Alamy Stock Photo
Between Denver and the ski resort of Aspen, there are many excellent winter sports destinations in view of the Rocky Mountains. One example is Keystone, Colorado, where you’ll find 131 ski trails, more than half of which are black diamond or double black diamond pistes. The self-contained resort is packed with lodge and hotel options – here are the best, all bookable with Culture Trip.
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Considered the epicenter of Keystone, River Run Village is home to a selection of American comfort food restaurants and the resort’s outdoor clothing shops, as well as dozens of comfortable condominiums. Select your favorite from a diversity of options, including wooden chalets with mountain views, and the luxury ski-in, ski-out condo Timbers 3069, which has a large open-plan living and dining area and a balcony overlooking the forest.
3 Peaks Lodge
3.9/5 (599 Reviews)
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Now from $124 per night
Chances are, if you’re visiting Keystone to spend time in the great outdoors, you won’t be be in your hotel for long. So understandably, 3 Peaks Lodge offer simple rooms designed with comfort in mind, but there’s also a sauna and hot tub for après-ski relaxation. The main lodge has ski storage facilities, and other activities can be booked through your hosts, including horseback riding and canoe trips.
Keystone Lodge & Spa
4.4/5 (959 Reviews)
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Now from $174 per night
At Keystone Lodge, the deer-antler chandeliers and Rocky Mountains views let you know you’re staying on the cusp of wilderness, but the luxury of the heated pool, steam room and outdoor hot tub serves as a nice juxtaposition. The lodge is rich with facilities, including a sports bar, cocktail lounge and grill restaurant. If you do make it outside, the free Gondola Express bus regularly shuttles guests to and from the slopes.
Lakeside Village Condominiums
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Stay right on the shore of Keystone Lake – which becomes an ice rink in winter – at Lakeside Village Condominiums. When the lake isn’t frozen, you can book activities such as paddleboarding and canoeing with the hotel. Rooms have large communal spaces and beds with plush duvets to stave off the cold weather, while the restaurant serves big plates of comfort food.
4.5/5 (265 Reviews)
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Now from $219 per night
Surrounded by pine trees and overlooked by forest-covered mountains, Evergreen Condominiums offer homey apartments for groups of up to 10 people. Amenities include a living room and fireplace, ski storage, a grill restaurant and an indoor pool. If you’re visiting the region for the hiking opportunities, then the trailhead of the Keystone Gulch loop is only a quarter of a mile (400m) away.
4/5 (675 Reviews)
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Now from $92 per night
In River Run Village, Buffalo Lodge is a great option for those looking for quick and easy access to the slopes of the Keystone Resort. The main gondola is less than five minutes’ walk away, offering access to dozens of pistes for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. The rooms are designed in a crisp, modern blend of pine and cream tones, with access to the main bars and restaurants of the resort on the doorstep.
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If you’re looking for rustic chic on your Keystone stay, the log cabins at Hidden River Lodge are a great shout. The lodge walls are decorated with ski paraphernalia and traditional snowshoes, and bare-brick fireplaces ensure a cozy night after a long day on the slopes. The wooden balconies are a great place to sit and look over the mountain slopes, and perfect in the summer months, when you can also use the grill.
Gateway Mountain Lodge
3.7/5 (125 Reviews)
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Now from $152 per night
Self-contained and ideal for visitors wishing to take care of their own dining needs is the accommodation at Gateway Mountain Lodge. Options range from studio apartments for couples to larger condos with up to four bedrooms. Each contains a fridge and microwave, with fully equipped kitchens making cooking for the whole group easy and efficient. The restaurants and cafes of River Run Village are only half a mile (800m) away.
These recommendations were updated on September 13, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.