129 River Run Rd, River Run Village, Dillon, CO 80435 – Get Directions
Convenient and homey lodging
My family and I stayed in River Run Condominiums when we visited Keystone Resort for skiing and snowboarding. We found it to be incredibly convenient to just about everything we wanted to do here, and we had a nice amount of room in our condo.
River Run Condominiums are individually decorated and maintained, so your specific place may look a tad different than another one, but you can't beat it for being near Dercum Mountain, the kids ice rink, the village for food, clothing, coffee, supplies and souvenirs, the shuttle bus drop-offs, the ski school, the lifts, and KidTopia Headquarteres. If what you need isn't within walking distance, grab a shuttle and it's not far.
We liked River Run for the fact that when we wanted to go skiing and boarding, we grabbed our gear out of the lockers on the first floor of the condo building (no need to lug the stuff upstairs to your actual room, just lock it up when you come inside) and take a short walk to the mountain and the lifts. We rode the shuttle if we ended up coming off a life farther away than we wanted, but most of the time lodging here was great for convenience. It was also nice to be able to have the option to eat in our kitchen or go across to the village and eat at a restaurant, grab a drink somewhere or shop a bit. The ski school lessons met nearby, the fireworks on Saturday nights were right there, the kid's ice rink was out front of our building, the rental shop wasn't far - so easy to get everything done without going all over the place. I would book a stay in these condos if I came back and they were available, as they make your stay here easy and homey, which makes the whole trip pleasant.
*Disclosure: I was provided with a complimentary stay at River Run Condominiums in order to facilitate this review. The options stated, however, are my own.
Great stay at The Springs
Parents can easily get overwhelmed looking at all the condo-style lodging options in River Run Village, but don't worry: you can't go wrong! All River Run lodging is either ski-in, ski-out or a very quick walk to the River Run Gondola. Plus, you're steps from dining, ski rentals, Kidtopia headquarters, and Dercum ice rink.
We stayed in The Springs, which is located adjacent to the gondola and just over a pedestrian bridge from the village. We loved this combination of convenience and tranquility...it was very quiet! My son loved the heated outdoor pool with slide and hot tubs, and in the lobby area, you can find a toddler play room and a media/theater room. There's also a BBQ, but it was too cold on our visit to use it!
All rooms at Springs have full kitchens and dining areas. Our two-bedroom corner unit had a fireplace, large living room, and great balcony. We only wished we had a washer and dryer! When we wanted to eat out, we were very close to our favorite Keystone restaurant: Blue Moon Cafe. We also ate at Kickaboo Tavern.
The Springs has ski lockers, and the ice rink is about a 3 minute walk. We were hosted at The Springs by Keystone, but all opinions are my own.
River Run Condos- convenience is the best value during a ski vacation
There are several different lodging options at Keystone but I think most families would agree that the space and convenience of a condo is the way to go. My family stayed in Arapahoe Lodge which was centrally located in River Run village and within quick walking distance to the gondola, ski school, dining, and entertainment. The condos are privately owned but the resort rents them out in a similar fashion to hotel rooms. Studio to three bedroom condos available and my family stayed in a two bedroom. The décor is what I would deem contemporary mountain rustic. There was a kitchen, living area, two bedrooms, and two bathrooms. Ski lockers for each condo are complimentary and located just off the downstairs lobby (which means you don’t have to lug all your wet ski stuff upstairs). A washer and dryer, two key elements to any successful family ski vacation, were located inside the condo and a large laundry facility was located downstairs as well.
The kitchen was stocked with basic utensils, cups, and plates. The full sized fridge, microwave, range, and oven were extremely convenient and cost saving, considering how expensive meals are in ski towns. If you are able to, I recommend stopping at a major grocery store before you arrive and stocking up on breakfast and lunch supplies because the little general store in River Run Village is pricey. The living area was large and included a dining table, couch, fireplace and tv. There was a balcony but it was too cold to enjoy while we were visiting. Bedrooms featured flat screen tvs and comfortable beds. Ski lockers for each condo located downstairs and are complimentary. There was a pool and spa that was heated but nobody in my family was crazy enough to take a dip in the 20 degree weather.
Overall, we found the ski in/ski out location extremely convenient and had no need for a car because we could walk or take a free shuttle to wherever we wanted to go throughout the large resort. While guests will pay more for a prime location, I believe it is worth the additional cost during a ski vacation.
Disclosure: My family received a complimentary stay at the Arapahoe Lodge as part of a press trip to Keystone Resort. All opinions are my own.