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Keystone Real Estate: classy, rustic Ski Tip Lodge

Craig WalshSpecial to the Daily

In 2008, the historic Ski Tip Lodge with its’ 5-star restaurant was chosen by Colorado’s 5280 Magazine as the ‘Most Romantic Getaway’ and ‘Best Place to Pop the Question.’ The highly acclaimed Ski Tip Lodge is located in the wonderfully secluded neighborhood of East Keystone, just minutes from River Run Village and the River Run Gondola. Real estate in East Keystone includes an enclave of the finest Rocky Mountain luxury homes and duplexes in the Settlers Creek and River Meadows subdivisions as well as condominiums and townhomes in Settlers Creek, Trappers Crossing and Ski Tip Ranch.Ski Tip Lodge & Restaurant features award-winning ‘continental American cuisine with French techniques and influences.’ A dedicated staff prepares six-course prix-fixe meals reasonably priced (for the faire!) with an ever-rotating menu for variety. An extensive wine list features over 500 choices. Log-lined great rooms with large fireplaces complement 10 elegant but rustic guest rooms that are also reasonably priced – for the special atmosphere the guests are afforded. Overlooking a beautiful pond with seasonal wildflowers, the charming ambience ensures the most memorable evening for any special occasion.In the 1880s, the location of the bed and breakfast was actually a stagecoach stop. Keystone Resort founders Max and Edna Dercum turned this ‘homestead’ into the first Colorado ski resort in the 1940s. To enhance the ‘ski tip’ theme, the Dercums cut the tips from vintage downhill skis and installed them as doorknobs and also filled the guest rooms with Old World comfort and charm.Set midst breathtaking wetlands of the Snake River and surrounded by the Arapahoe and White River national forests, the East Keystone neighborhood also offers great fishing, Nordic skiing, hiking and biking trails as well as a few stops on the Keystone bus/shuttle system that runs throughout the resort. Also, Ski Tip Ranch is in close proximity to numerous other fine restaurants, retail shops, and all the activities and festivities of the ski-base of Keystone Mountain, the Village at River Run. Built between 1994 and 2001, the 50 upscale Ski Tip Ranch Condominiums feature a lavish design with great mountain views. The development boasts two outdoor hot tubs, kitchens with breakfast bars, dining rooms, vaulted ceilings, large windows with wooded mountain views, gas fireplaces….and the list goes on.The Trappers Crossing community features luxuriously spacious mountain-style condos with one-, two- and four-bedroom multi-level designs featuring private entrances and decks, flagstone entryways, gourmet kitchens, balconies and an outdoor hot tub for the project.Also located on this pristine site bordering Snake River wetlands, River Meadows at Ski Tip is a collection of 12 duplexes and two detached single-family residences with three basic floor plans, each featuring three or four bedrooms with full baths, and one- or two-car garages.Lastly (but certainly not least), Settlers Creek consists of three- and four-plex townhomes set in the woods featuring at the very base of the Keystone Mountain with large gourmet kitchens, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and many with attached garages. Many of these gorgeous residences have multiple decks on the front of the townhomes and on-grade patios in the back…bringing the great outdoors inside.For more information on either Ski Tip Lodge and its fabulous restaurant or the surrounding resort real estate, please contact The Walsh Group at RE/MAX Properties of the Summit/Keystone at (800) 594-1010 or (970) 376-0199.

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