Fresh Place Friday: Keystone, Colorado

This week’s Fresh Place Friday takes us to Keystone in Summit County, Colorado. While the actual population of Keystone, Colorado is under 1,000 as it is primarily a ski resort that occupies three separate mountains, the area of Summit County is much larger.

Keystone, Colorado is nestled in a valley and has an authentic “alpine” feel that many are looking for from a mountain town. We know we say this a lot but Keystone, Colorado can accommodate to the likes of everyone in the family through all four seasons. Whether you are looking for picturesque views of Dercum Mountain to the small town feel of River Run Village, Keystone is perfect for anyone looking to escape the norm.

Keystone, Colorado is divided into 5 main areas including East Keystone, River Run Village, The Lakeside Village, Mountain House Base Area and Keystone Ranch. Each area is different and has its own personality.

East Keystone: A quieter area that is great for an escape. Nestled in the trees with amazing views, it’s easy to get here by shuttle and will cut down on all the hustle and bustle of a vacation.

River Run Village: The heart of Keystone and is surrounded by lodging, shopping, restaurants and an easy walk to the slopes. This is the hub for all Keystone activity!

The Lakeside Village: This is a favorite place to stay year-round as it is home to the Taste of Keystone Food Festival, 4th of July festivities and much more. Situated right on Keystone lake, it’s a great opportunity to kayak, canoe and get some sun.

Mountain House: The original base of Keystone- offers all the amenities and excitement as River Run Village but at a discounted price.

Keystone Ranch: Home to 2 world class 18-hole golf courses and filled primarily with private homes overlooking amazing wilderness area.

As we said earlier, Keystone, CO has something to offer in every season. Summer brings the awesome Keystone Festivals and whitewater rafting, winter has ice skating and sleigh rides, spring with fly fishing and mountain bike rides and autumn with the changing of the leaves. Make sure you get to this amazing town and check out all that it has to offer!

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