About Alpenglow Stube

The highest AAA Four-Diamond™ dining experience in North America. Enjoy breathtaking views while traveling in enclosed comfort aboard two gondolas to the top of the North Peak® at 11,444 feet. Award-winning chefs create delicious contemporary cuisine with a Bavarian accent to complement this unique, secluded setting. Arguably the best dinner in the ski industry.

Top of North Peak Mtn
Keystone, CO 80435
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary European, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Summer: Closed. Winter: Sundays at 10:30am
Lunch: Summer: Closed. Winter: Thursday - Saturday
Dinner: Summer: Thursday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 8:30pm Winter: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Cross Street:
Highway 6

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(970) 496-4386

Website:
http://www.keystoneresort.com/diningdetail/Key+-+Alpenglow+Stube.axd

Parking Details:
DIRECTIONS TO THE ALPENGLOW STUBE
Drive through Keystone Resort and turn right onto East Keystone Road (River Run Village Sign). Turn left onto Gondola Road. Turn right into "Montezuma Free Parking Lot" and park. Walk through the center of River Run Village toward the base of the mountain. Check in at the Mountain Service Center. Board the River Run Gondola. Exit the River Run Gondola and walk across the summit to board the Outpost Gondola. Enjoy a 20 minute ride to North Peak.

Executive Chef:
Patrick McCarthy

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Alpenglow Stube Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.6

value

3.5

Noise

Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (6)
Special Occasion (4)
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Cozy (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Authentic (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Seasonal (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Service was very personable and caring. Best service I've encountered.

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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

The ride up on the gondola in the dark and cold with a blanket was pretty unique and romantic. Once we arrived, we checked our coats in and were offered slippers to wear instead of wearing our snow boots which was a really nice touch. We sat down at the four seat bar where there was another couple sitting, talking to the bartender. The bartender never once greeted us, offered a menu, nor even acknowledged our existence. That put us off so we got up and we’re promptly seated. The hostess was real polite and knowledgeable which helped with the bartender’s rudeness. The waiter was very polite and knowledgeable along with the rest of the staff. They were on top things for the most part. The food for the most part was bland, dry, or over cooked. Honestly though I didn’t expect much because of the remoteness and novelty of the place. Dessert was the best part. Overall though I would recommend it for a romantic outing or a special occasion. It’s more about the overall experience than being wowed by the expensive food.

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 10, 2017

This place is Amazing! The ride up in the Gondala is beautiful! Worth the ride! Our table wasn’t ready when we got there so they gave us our first round of drinks for free. Once we were seated very cozy and romantic setting. The bartender was very friendly and helpful! It took a long time to get each course of the meal out. That was the only bad thing. Other than that amazing!! Great staff and very friendly! Beautiful place! Love the menu made just for us with our name on it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Terrible service. Will not be back to this restaurant

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had a 7:45 PM reservation, arrived at 7:50, and were not seated until after 8:45. We didn't receive bread until after 9:15! One reason the bread was late was that it was fresh baked, but it was not as good as the bread at upscale chains such as Brio or Capital Grille.

The food was good, but…

The pasta served with the rabbit was the best I've ever had. The pork, though, was not hot when it arrived at the table. I'd have sent it back if we'd not been at the restaurant for over two hours already!

I suspect the staff is short-handed, but that's no excuse when attempting a fine dining experience. The effort spent on the customized welcome parchment could have been profitably applied elsewhere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food and atmosphere at Aplenglow are spectacular. Bring your wallet as it is quite pricey. Our visit on 12.9.17 while a great time did feature some service that was slower than expected and it's a restaurant where you expect to dine at a very relaxed pace. We will be back as we own at Keystone and it is one of the exceptional dining experiences in the area.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Went for Thanksgiving dinner! The experience was amazing, and the food was very good!

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

The atmosphere of Alpenglow Stube was amazing. Very attentive and courteous to our party of 6, which included 3 children. Food was great. My husband got the Wagyu steak and I got the mahi mahi. The only reason I rated the food 4 stars was because I found a lot of bones in my mahi mahi. We informed our waiter just so he could alert the kitchen to check other orders of the mahi mahi that were being served. My brother in law also had the mahi mahi and had no bones in his. The manager came to our table and apologized and took care of my meal (even though I told him it wasn't necessary.) Overall, it's an experience everyone should try if they visit Keystone. It is a little on the pricey side, but worth it.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Setting was perfect for our anniversary dinner with another couple. Wine was amazing, food excellent and service superb!

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The food was amazing, the bartender Mike and the host were fantastic. Our waiter could care less to be there or that we were there, but other than that a great night.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Very unique setting requiring two gondola rides to get to restaurant. Definitely a "fine dining" experience, and as one may expect, not an inexpensive dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Food was fantastic, timely service and waiter was the best!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Dinner was an exceptional experience. I was a little hesitant at first when my wife had me make reservations for the alpenglow stube. One I was a little taken aback by the pricing and two some of the reviews of the wait staff. I will say that we came out of there not only full but also not paying an arm and a leg. Between two people we each had 4 courses, a bottle of wine, and two drinks beforehand for a very reasonable price from a 4 star restaurant. Our server Chris was great, not only did he provide great recommendations but he was also very engaging. The Sommelier was great as well, we told him how much we wanted to spend and he provided a great recommendation which even I enjoyed. (My wife is the wine person in the relationship.) He was not uptight or pretentious, giving each table around us great advice no matter if the bottle cost 50 or 600. All in all my wife and I had a great time for our anniversary dinner and will most definitely be back.

Our next thing to try here will be lunch and brunch. Thanks again for the great dinner!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Wonderful setting atop the mountain. Food was delicious and the service sport on. A bit pricey and once you get past that a great experience. I would certainly return.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

One of the best dining experiences we've ever had food was excellent service was excellent

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on July 13, 2017

This restaurant will not disappoint. Food, service, ambience, experience, wine - all top notch. It is pricey, but you get what you pay for. It's a wonderful experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Absolutely fantastic. Menu was amazing. Service was outstanding. Great experience to take not one but two gondola rides to the mountain top.

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Just what we wanted - special food, service and a family memory to cherish. Classy touches!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Our server Chris was attentive, professional and knowledgeable! I loved the food presentation and everything tasted wonderful! I also loved how the dinner felt relaxed and unrushed. Plus, the experience of taking the gondolas to get there was unique and so much fun!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 2, 2017

The food was ok. I've had better Filet Mignon for a much better price. I also don't like being asked "how was your day?" by the person sitting us at our table if he doesn't even wait for a response. It feels like a fake question. The dessert was ridiculously small fooling us by making us think that they were 2 small scoops of ice cream when it was only one small scoop of ice cream and the other was cream. It wouldn't have been an issue had the scoop of ice cream been a larger portion. Overall, I wasn't satisfied with this place and don't plan on going back at all. Our waiter was genuine. That's the only positive thing I can say about this place.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 2, 2017

My husband and I visited this restaurant for a romantic evening. Arriving - please pay attention that it takes about 35-40 minutes by gondola to get to the restaurant from the parking lot. We were confused by the directions (coming from Breckenridge) so make sure you park in the River Run parking lot and WALK through the town to the gondola. When we arrived, we waited about 45 minutes until our table was ready so be prepared to grab a drink unless you have an early reservation (ours was 7:45pm). Dinner was good. Not to say like a 5 star ritz carlton or anything but certainly an experience riding through the mountains on 2 gondolas and beautiful scenery. More fun than a sleigh ride for sure but similar adventure experience. We had a great time but it was more of one of those "once in a lifetime" and not sure we would go back again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Wonderful night and wonderful service. Food was outstanding. Waiter was terrific. Staff was great.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2017

The dinner was amazing. We especially appreciated talking to Gordon the sommelier. Dining at the restaurant and the trip up the mountain was everything expected.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2017

A unique experience worth trying at least once. The gondola ride up and down makes the steep bill worth it. Service was excellent, but we were the first ones at the restaurant the day we dined. The food was very good, but not mind blowing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 16, 2017

We visited several years ago, and looked forward to coming back. The table was in the sun, and one friend had to take off her shirt and scarf, down to her spaghetti strap undershirt to be comfortable and she had to put on her sunglasses. Very uncomfortable setting to start off the evening. The food was edible, but not what I looked forward to. The trout was a bit over cooked, the bison soup contained no meat in the soup, and our friends said the food was mediocre at best. The 2 different pie deserts were both over cooked and hard to cut through the crust and eat. The scenery and experience were unforgettable, the service was outstanding, but we were very disappointed with the food.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Been going there for 10 years, always incredible.
If your around keystone it's a must. One of the best restaurants I've ever been to. You can't beat the whole experience of going up to the top of the world for dinner. Well worth the price

Tags: Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Incredible. Gorgeous views, a true experience. Everything was perfect. Thank you Apenglow Stube!!!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 24, 2017

The Stube was disappointing. I have been there numerous times over the past 12 years. The food was okay, but nothing like it was when they offered the extensive cheese bar, etc. The service was poor. It started off fine, but when the waiter got a 2nd table (yes, just 2 tables) our water glasses were left empty, our plates were left on our table long after the meal was complete, and we had to go to the bar to get a second beverage. Very disappointing that this restaurant has changed so much.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on March 23, 2017

It was amazing and spectacular views and service!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 19, 2017

We enjoyed Sunday brunch here. Superb experience especially for those who don't ski or haven't been on the mountain. The ride on the gondola is a unique experience and a lot of fun. The restaurant has a great charm to it and the buffet was fantastic. Lots of fresh seafood and delicious crab claws. The lamb shank hash was delicious. The dessert spread was scrumptious, especially the apple pie and the flourless chocolate tart. Highly recommended for brunch. A special thanks to Sam our server who took great care of us.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 19, 2017

This was our 4th time to visit the restaurant, and while last year was disappointing, this year they didn't let us down. Atmosphere, setting and service was excellent. While the food was very good, I believe they offer better entrees for the price we pay. Otherwise, an excellent dining experience.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Comfortable

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Came here for brunch while on our honeymoon. Romantic, fun, and absolutely delicious! Best service I've had in a long time, and a great value for the meal we had ($35 for fancy three course lunch). We'll definitely be back when we're at Keystone again!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic
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·Dined on March 18, 2017

Fantastic atmosphere, service, food and drink. We celebrated our 10th anniversary and loved every moment. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Service, ambiance, and food always outstanding. Ski-day lunch at Alpenglow is a very special, elegant treat!

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Overpriced, mediocre food, mediocre service. Would not recommend nor will ever again go there.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 16, 2017

It was an amazing experience. My five friends and I were in Colorado for Spring Break and chose this spot as a celebratory dinner for our trip. We were treated like queens and had an amazing time getting dressed up for the night and having amazing food with an amazing experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Outstanding Value, Scenic View, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Very nice place way beyond of my expectations!!! Definitely taking the adventure to go back.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 11, 2017

We have been coming to this restaurant for 5 years! It's romantic and the gondola experience is icing on the cake. The food is spectacular and the pre-dinner drink with Mike (the bartender) is a treat!! Worth every penny!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 11, 2017

I celebrated my birthday with my family (4 people). Excellent service including a "happy birthday song ".
We enjoyed very much the gondola ride to and from the top of the mountain during full moon illumination!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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