Escape the City – Run for the hills
The life of a rockstar is one of volume in every sense. How much how loud how fast how long. The success of a star depends on the unwavering emanation of light, heat, energy. That heat can never cool down and the lights can only get brighter or else other stars steal all the attention. What is a superstar to do when the stage lights flicker out and the amps crackle off? Escape way WAY off the grid. Try Keystone Colorado. Their over-zealous travel brochures sure seem to romanticize the mountainscape while giving a rosy outline of all the living options in the area. In a shiny nutshell, here’s what the realtor cat had to say:
So you’ve determined to see with Keystone this winter, now comes the challenging part, where to stay? The mountain itself is composed of three separate peaks that line up from North Dercum, North Peak, and the Outback, each offering it’s own unique terrain and features. Dercum Mountain is the furthest peak North and it’s front side offers the only two access points to River Run, the entire mountain and Mountain House.
Of the two base areas, River Run is the newer of the two and is called the main Hamlet, where both the Summit Express chair and the gondola lift pick up and take you to the top of Dercum Mountain. This village features a pedestrian-only walking place, with plenty of adorable boutiques, ski rental shops, coffee shops and restaurants. There is an outside overnight ski bill near the gondola and bathrooms and lockers inside ticketing office and the season pass. The only thing this base area is really lost is a central ‘ski lodge’, but making up for it are plenty of restaurants within walking distance of the slopes. The Kickapoo Tavern is a fun place to have lunch or an apres ski beer, with a big outside veranda that looks out on the slopes. There are a bunch of River Run condos that are all within yards of the gondola, including Black Bear, Jackpine, Arapahoe, the Springs, Silver Mill, Dakota, Buffalo, Expedition Station and Red Hawk Lodge. The two authentic ski-in, ski-out properties at Keystone are Lone Eagle and the Timbers, which are actually then and across the Snake River Bridge just past the gondola up the inclines a couple of yards from the Village.
Both foundations are home to rental shops, skier services and ski schools. Mountain House has an excellent beginner’s place with a magic carpet and easy chair lift. Beginner terrain that is similar can be found by you at the mid-mountain gondola stop and on top near Schoolmarm. You will also find a lift ticket office here at the base near the two chair lifts, the Peru and Argentine. You are taken by the Peru Lift to the top of Area 51, in addition to some blue and green runs and you’re able to be back to the River Run Base area in just one run or hop on the quick mid-mountain Montezuma lift to head up to the top.
Timber Ridge Properties for sale are excellent investment properties at the moment while the market is in high demand. Timber Ridge condos are exceptional and very popular, most feature a private hot tub with a slopeside view! Slopeside Condominiums are just steps from the lifts, and are another great alternative at Mountain House. There are quite a few properties within walking distance to the mountain at a fraction of the price here that are. Only ski down, if you are feeling the need to stop by the chief village or take a shuttle!
Additionally, there are plenty of lodging choices outside of the two principal hamlets. Settler’s Creek in East Keystone is one of the hottest and newest housing developments to the resort and feature beautiful multi-story town houses with garages and magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. In the centre of the neighborhood is ‘Minnie’s Cottage’, a central recreational gathering spot, complete with grill, hot tub, pool table, a heated outdoor pool, and hangout place to barbeques and host gatherings.
Keystone Resort hosts a free resort shuttle that will take you just about anyplace you need to go within Keystone and the shuttle services complexes that are most accommodation. Most rides to the slopes from everywhere in Keystone are 10 minutes or less! There is also a free county-wide transit system called the Summit Stage helping to make it very simple to get around in the high country with no car. The Denver International Airport is just a mere 90 minutes away and there are numerous shuttle businesses that’ll take you to and from the airport. Condos in Gore trail are some of the quickest access for those snowbunnies looking to minimize their time from tarmack to gondola.
If you’re willing to stay outside of the chief hamlets at Keystone, you’ll frequently be able to find better deals and prices on your own accommodations. Be certain you choose a property management company that lets you decide the exact property you are staying at so you are going to know what you may anticipate and can plan your trip in advance. If you’ve got a big group, ask your property manager about renting a private home! Wherever you stay in Keystone, you’ll find it is very simple to find everything you might be looking for and more!
In essence, the volume must always go up along with the energy and the passion but when the crowd finally goes home; when the release parties are over and the greatest hits have been stamped – there is peace. The perfect place to switch off the amps might very well be the mountains. In the mean time though, keep on rockin.