This is in River Run.... underground parking and a 5 minute walk (in snow board boots) to the River Run Gondolla and Mountain Express Lift. This is close... Keystone has only two true ski in and ski out properties (Eagle and Timbers).
Reality...This property (and all of River Run) are owner operated properties. Some are managed by Keystone (Epic) but they are not controlled by one operator. The quality of each individual unit is going to very GREATLY ! It is hard to rate the consistency of rooms at this property. (My 2 bed room was great !) .... I am from the midwest this condo's are very similar to the "Water Park" condo's. They are well used and get beat up ! The original quality and the maintance of the units, furnishings, etc are determined by the individual owner. The individual unit we stayed in add a full cable package, HBO, and very efficient WIFI. ( I am not if each unit is the same).
I will focus my review on the "Dakota" unit as a whole. The property has a small lobby (not at all hotel like) with a common TV and a few seats. The lobby has a ski locker area with each unit having its own locker (key provided by the owner). I would say it fits 3 pairs of adult ski's and two adult snowboards. The lobby also indoor bathrooms, 2 public showers, and a sauna. The backside of the lobby contains two hot tubs and a heated pool. (It does not have a common gas grill). Not many River Run properties have their own pool ! The lobby and pool is very very secure as a room key is needed to access nearly every door and gate. The underground parking is a bit complex as it is shared with 3 buildings, but it is very secure and heated. Plenty of room for full sized SUV's. All the units are non smoking and pet free. (They actually have many signs asking people to report pets in the building)
The DAKOTA is off the main square, thus you have very little outside noise, like you may have on the square. Most units have a mountain view and a deck. Once you figure it out, it is a two minute walk to the grocery store in River Run. It is a GREAT LOCATION. You are close to the Gondolla as any other property. You pay 3-4x the price in Breck or Vail or Copper, for this walking access. Unfortunately, you will experience a variety of inconsistency in the quality of individual units.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Dakota Lodge is located in the heart of River Run Village at Keystone. Steps away from the gondola, restaurants, shops and River Run Village entertainment, The Dakota is the perfect Keystone location. An outdoor heated pool and hot tub is available, open year round with ski area and mountain views. The Dakota also offers pool table access at the neighboring Buffalo Lodge and a fitness center for your enjoyment. The Dakota Lodge at River Run is the perfect Keystone vacation location. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dakota Lodge At River Run Village Hotel Keystone