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Ski Tip Lodge
Ski Tip Lodge

Ski Tip Lodge Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.keystoneresort.com/diningdetail/Key+-+The+Ski+Tip+Lodge.axd
  • Phone: (800) 354-4386
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Thursday-Monday: 5:45pm - 6:30pm and 8pm - 8:45pm (reservations offered during two separate seatings each night)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Brian Baker
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Mandi Bender (970) 496-4950

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Alpenrose Pl
  • Public Transit: The Ski Tip Lodge is easily accessible by the Keystone Shuttle.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The Ski Tip Lodge has a large private parking lot located in front of the lodge.
A word from Ski Tip Lodge
Come back to where it all began for Keystone. This former 1800's stagecoach stop has been transformed into a cozy bed and breakfast that boasts some of the best food this side of the Continental Divide. Step inside and you may never want to leave as the aroma of delicious cuisine fills the air. Experience the rotating four-course dinner menu and thoughtful service that continues to get rave reviews. Top off the night in a comfortable seat next to a rustic fireplace with a selection from Ski Tip’s famed desserts.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
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Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent as always. Our guests from Santa Fe thought it was "European World Class" experience. Thanks for a memorable evening."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The wine pairing is a wonderful dining experience as Megan takes you through artful descriptions and rationale for the selections. Everyone contributes to the exceptional dining experience. We have NEVER been disappointed, and look forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "My daughter and I have been scoping out locales for her wedding celebration and this was top on our list. We made our decision based upon previous reviews and we were not in the least disappointed. The ingredients used in everything were a delight for the taste buds and the wines impeccably paired."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Everything was just wonderful. Everyone is very friendly from when you walk into the door to when you leave. The food is outstanding and atmosphere is excellent."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Our favorite place when in Summit County! Great food and wonderful staff!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Nestled near the creek, hidden by tall pines, it was a little hard to find. Inside, ambience is a tiny, ancient beamed ski lodge with cozy nooks with fireplaces. Fixed price dinner menu changes every night. Chef was very accommodating to my allergy requests and even offered to make a special soup to sub for the 2 offered that evening. Service was perfect, knowledgable about the complex dishes and adept at suggesting wine pairings. Staff worked together to keep water filled, clear dishes and hop food. I had hanger steak, beautifully seated, tender crusted in pepper in a puddle of giant fava bean and sauce. Others had halibut, perfectly cooked on a bed of harcourt veres and cous cous. Save room for dessert selections. A fine meal!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Megan and Todd were simply the greatest! Detail to every need, knowledgable about the menu and incredible knowledge on Megan's part about the wine list!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I have dined at SkiTip many times over the years. This was the first time I have been disappointed in the food. Two silver dollar sized lamb chops do not a "rack of lamb make)!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Four course meal: $75. Worth every penny! Service is amazing and the food is better. Visiting from Dallas. We hit during the week just about every restaurant in Keystone that was open (several were still closed for their Spring break). This one by far exceeded every other area restaurant. If you are looking for a "gourmet" type meal this is it."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "excellent service and food. noise level a little on the high side, but probably due to happy diners."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We frequent the Ski Tip at least twice a year (would go more if it was a little cheaper) and as usual the most recent experience was amazing! The staff, menu, and ambience make the experience unforgettable and I would highly recommend it to everyone!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Ski Tip never fails to impress. The atmosphere is wonderful with its Colorado history and coziness. The food is superb with its imaginative menu. The bread is always divine. We love this place and always look forward to another visit back here."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Ski Tip Lodges consistently maintains excellence in every area of the dinig experience. Not to be missed!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Food is great and the wine pairing with Megan is incredible."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The usual. Everything was great start to finish. Desert in the living room, as always, a nice encore to a great meal. The staff is nonintrusive yet attentive. The food is creative, original and prepared to perfection. The "Tip" remains a Colorado original and special experience."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "This is the best kept secret for an excellent experience."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Amazing dinner! The waiter explained the dishes and allowed us to go where we had never gone before--trying the new and unusual. We took the wine pairing and were educated by the very informed Sommeliere. The Thai beet soup and the mussels were to die for. All the flavors blended perfectly. I would recommend Ski Tip to anyone looking for a food experience rather than just dinner. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We drove up from Boulder for a get away. It exceeded expectations on every level. Had a great time "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Had company in town and brought them there. They were so impressed as we always are. They know they're food and they're wines. Very attentive and friendly wait staff. We'll be back."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We enjoyed everything from the excellent gourmet food to the ambiance. We tried the Grouper and the Venison. Both were delicious. Desserts served in a separate room by the fireplace were to die for too. Couldn't have improved anything."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Great concentration was made on presentation but food was only fair. Very disappointing. Won't recommend to anyone."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The restaurant is in a beautiful log cabin (that is also a B&B!) with plenty of character and charm in an intimate and quiet environment. You start in the dining area and finish with desert in one of the sitting rooms next to beautiful fireplaces, wood beams and great views. Service is friendly, professional, and overall first rate. Food, oh the food...We regularly sample the latest and 'best' restaurants in our area and seek out the most recommended offerings when traveling, and I can tell you without hesitation that Ski Tip Lodge is an incredible, can't miss experience. There is a demonstration of culinary genius here that is rare to find. We can't wait to come back and will dreaming of our next dinner here at the Ski Tip Lodge!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This is my 3rd time having dinner at the Ski Tip, and my 3rd time leaving not only totally satisfied, but absolutely impressed! The staff is incredible, and food is always unique and captivating, and I would highly recommend having their awesome Sommelier pair great wines perfectly with each course for you. Finish with dessert by the fireplace! I cant wait until I have the opportunity to join them again!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Dinner at the Ski Tip Lodge has been a valued "family tradition" for many years. In the past two years, there have been some disappointments in both food quality and quality of service. I don't mind paying "top dollar", but I expect "top value". For example, I don't like to be rushed between courses, but the delays were way too long -- and there was no follow-up between courses (e.g., to pour wine). The duck was over cooked, over garnished, and over seasoned. Your couldn't ask more ambiance, but there need to be more of a focus on food and services -- especially for those prices."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "If you are anywhere in the Keystone area - you MUST visit this unique spot. It is tucked away in a beautiful setting and you feel as though you are dining in your own cabin with a roaring fire and 5 star quality food. The service is outstanding complete with a sommelier who will guide you to exactly what you need to put the meal over the top. I loved every minute of my experience and it had the perfect conclusion with coffee and dessert fireside on a comfy couch."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Dining at the Ski Tip Lodge can be summed up in one word: EXCEPTIONAL. Living in the NYC area, we are are a bit spoiled when it comes to restaurants. When we ski in Colorado, we have come the expect mediocre meals as the norm. The Ski Tips Lodge is the exception. We have dined there two times in two months. The food, the service, the ambiance... everything was perfect both times. Highly recommend the Ski Tips Lodge as a dining experience. The only caveat is: it's all down hill from there! (small joke for anyone who has been there)."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Ski Tip is a classic work of Art in Keystone. Food and drinks are first rate and the service is timed very well - you won't feel rushed at all. Gary D."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Frantastic resturant. We dine here at least twice a year. Can't be the food, service and atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Ski Top's daily-changing, four-course, multi-selection menu must not be missed. The setting, outside and inside, is perfect for the surroundings . When visiting, try to sit with Todd; and be sure to engage Meagan, the restaurant's personable wine steward. This is a world-class establishment."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "After hearing about this restaurant for years, & reading fantastic diner review after review, I was worried I might be a little disappointed or have an expectation that's too high. Not to worry--all was fantastic. Food, setting, service & ambience is just about as good as it gets. Wine list is great, with plenty of help to make selections to go with dinner. This restaurant equals my favorites in NYC, Chicago, San Francisco & Dallas. A 'must' visit if you're in the area."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Great food, service, and ambiance. Will visit again."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed a romantic anniversary dinner and will return again and again. From the time we entered and were greeted to the time we were done but not wanting to leave. The dining room is small, quaint and quiet. The service was impeccable as well as the wine list (and help in selecting). The four course meal was amazing and then we found out the regular chef was off that night and the young (21 year old) "chef in training" prepared a masterful presentation."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "The menu changes regularly, so no going back for favorites, but the food was wonderful as on previous occasions. We did the wine pairing, which allowed everyone to have unique and appropriate wines with each course, and Megan does an great job of choosing and explaining each wine. The pepper crusted venison and the carignane was great together. My only negative would be that most of the desserts were a little to complicated for my tastes (too many flavors in one dessert) but the Meyer Lemon Cheesecake was very good."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Went with another couple for a vacation dinner. Flew 2000 miles just to go back to this restaurant and ski one day. Worth the trip"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The food is outstanding, the service is the best I've ever had & the desserts are to die for!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We keep coming back to the Ski Tip Lodge to stay & dine. Food, Service, Ambiance, are all SUPERB! Go back in time & Stop Time for awhile while you soak in nature's healing & gracious treatment. The very best in gourmet dining, top wine selections, rustic charm, staff that treat you like royalty & work together better than any family."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "As always, Ski Tip Lodge did not let me down. Delicious food, a quaint and romantic space, and sincerely friendly Colorado service makes this place my favorite restaurant in the world. The only negative I could think of isn't really much of a negative because our deserts were delicious, but rather a note to Ski Tip. Bring back the cobbler!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "It was a picture perfect night from the moment we arrived. The staff was attentive, very knowledgeable, and professional. As each course arrived, our server explained each dish. This shows such pride in their work. The sommelier asked detailed questions before recommending the wine pairing. The dining room was cozy and quite small. Dessert was served in the lounge area with a fire in the fireplace and it contained several comfortable seating areas. Through the large picture window we could see the snow gently falling. It was almost like a movie set! It was expensive but SO worth it. Highly recommended and we will be back!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Ski Tip Lodge is the best restaurant in Summit County. It's expensive, but the food is excellent, the service is the best, and the ambience is unique. It is a log cabin lodge that once served as a former stage coach house back in the day before roads existed over the pass. Then it was the home of Edna and Max Dercum, who founded Keystone. Today, it is a romantic B&B and excellent restaurant."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Absolutely an outstanding restaurant and always a wonderful meal. Plus it threads together some of the history of Colorado and the ski industry. My wife and I have dined there since the 1980s and are always excited to return when we are in Colorado. The Ski Tip is easily one of the best restaurants in Colorado, and I would place in the top 2 or 3. The food and service are among the best in the world. Michelin should discover it: worth a one or two start rating."
    Dined on 2/26/2014