Keystone Resort Colorado Villages by aihaozhe2

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									Keystone Resort has 7 villages to choose from, each with their own character and
characteristics and lodging. Which is right for you? This article describes each village
and you can decide which one you like.

Two of the Keystone villages are also base areas for the ski mountain. Mountain
House and River Run.

Mountain House

This is the original base area for Keystone when Max Dercum founded Keystone in
1970. The Snake River Runs along the base of Dercum Mountain, so there is precious
little space right on the slopes. Only 4 buildings in Keystone are actually ski-in
ski-out. Two of those buildings are in Mountain House Village (Chateaux D'Mont the
original luxury condo building featuring in-room hot tubs and Slopeside which is an
economical ski-in ski-out building). Mountain House is FAR less crowded than River
Run and has a nicer beginners and ski school area. You will find one cafeteria style
restaurant, one ski rental shop and one pizza joint, but not much else in the village.
Mountain House is like having your own private mountain though.

River Run

In 1987, Intrawest (owns Whistler and Copper Mountain and Winter Park) developed
the $700M River Run that is the quintessential alpine ski village. 12 individual condo
buildings are arranged with shops and coffee houses and restaurants on the ground
floor. The River Run gondola and high speed quad lifts service River Run. River Run
is by far the most desirable location in Keystone as judged by numbers of guests
wanting to stay there. The condo buildings are newer and the amenities are quite nice
(pools, hot tubs, pool tables, saunas, fitness centers, etc). Downsides are that it's
expensive, the rooms tend to be smaller, and it can get quite crowded.

Typical Guest: Families and Young Urban Professionals

West Keystone

West Keystone is group of many traditional condo buildings that are of all ages. It's
only about 5 mins drive to either base area and is serviced by free shuttle buses that
run every 20 mins in the peak season. The condos are nestled in mature pine forests
and spaced out with nice Snake River Views. West Keystone is also where the two
world-class golf courses are located. West Keystone is where you get the most for
your money if you don't mind being 10 mins or so from the slopes. Downsides are
that some of the buildings are older, so it is recommended to be able to see the actual
condo you're renting as they do vary widely in quality.

Typical Guest: Families wanting value and people that come to Keystone year after
year.

East Keystone

The newest addition to Keystone is East Keystone. Built on the old 'Ski Tip Lodge'
property which was the original stagecoach stop after you passed over the mountain
pass into Keystone. There are only a few condo communities and lots of multi-million
dollar homes. The condos in East Keystone are large and new and nice and again,
only 5-10 mins to the slopes at River Run.

Typical Guest: Affluent people wanting quiet and quality.

North Keystone

US Highway 6 bisects Keystone into the mountain side (to the south of US 6) and
North Keystone which is everything across highway 6. You can get alot for your
money in North Keystone. The buildings tend to be older, however there are some
newer developments also. Again... only 10 mins to the slopes AND you can see them
easily from your condo in North Keystone.

Typical Guest: Young guests looking for cheap accomodations and Senior guests
looking for value.

Lakeside Village

This is the village Keystone built around a 5 acre lake to go with the Keystone
conference center. Nice older well maintained condos surround the lake that you can
boat in summer on a canoe, or skate on in winter. There are also several shops and
restaurants and the Keystone Inn, which is a 4-star hotel run by Vail Resorts

Typical Guest: Conference Attendee and people wanting a hotel instead of a condo.

Keystone Ranch

The 7th village is the gated community built on the original homestead site for
Keystone Resort. Keystone Ranch doesn't have condo buildings, only single family
homes ranging from $1M and older to brand new huge homes valued at well over
$10M. Only a few of the homes are available for rent. This is also home to the
clubhouse for the golf courses which wind into West Keystone from here.

Typical Guest: Affluent guests wanting a home instead of a condo.

								
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