Keystone Resort - Friendly, helpful staff A review of Keystone Lodge & Spa
Stayed at Keystone Lodge, part of Keystone Resort in Keystone, Colorado in Feb., 2006 for a convention. The layout of the resort is a bit confusing - it's spread out over about 7 miles or so, with at least two mountains and any number of condos and private homes to stay at, as well as the Lodge where we stayed. Our room at the Lodge was very nice, clean and the place is well kept overall. The Lakeside Village is pretty with a 5-acre man-made lake and a few stores. My one complaint about Lakeside Village was there was little variety of family-oriented places to eat, especially for dinner. We ate at the Lakeside Pizza place at least 3 times because the alternative was a couple of expensive restaurants in the Lodge that didn't really have menus that would be good for kids.
There is more at River Run to eat and do...it's another part of the resort that you can get to on one of the shuttle buses. The buses are a little confusing, with routes designated by colors that go all over the resort, but once you get used to them they're a much better way to get around than driving, especially as parking can be tough. Food at the Kick-a-poo Tavern at River Run was very good.
The staff overall is very friendly and helpful. They have people stationed at the top of the lifts to direct you to particular trails or activities, which I thought was a nice touch.
The resort is also a 20-minute drive from Breckenridge and the lift tickets at Keystone are good there, too.
Overall a very nice stay...my husband and son loved the skiing and there were enough other things to do to occupy the non-skiier as well (that would be me), including cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, sleigh rides, and ice skating.