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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.
Keystone, CO 80435
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
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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 River Run Gondola exit lane. 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.
Chef Stuart Turner
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
February 17th at Alpenglow Stube we will be hosting Chef Philip Tessier, award-winning chef and author of Chasing Bocuse: America’s Journey to the Culinary World Stage. Chef Philip will be joined by Chef Stuart Turner, Executive Chef of Alpenglow Stube to create a set coursed menu for the evening. The menu will be preset by Keystone Executive Chef of Mountain Dining, Dave Scott and Chef Philip Tessier and will the price will range between $150 and $180 per person. Lorenzo Gatteschi, winemaker from Poere Ciona in Chianti Classico will also be in attendance to talk and pour wines from the Small Family Vineyards portfolio. With the addition of hosting special guests for the evening we will be only offering one seating for the night at 7:00pm.
Alpenglow Stube Ratings and Reviews
We've done "mountaintop dining" at many ski resorts around North America. This was by far our favorite! This was a fine dining experience that just happened to be located at 11,444 ft above sea level. Without the location, it would still have been an amazing meal. I did the Chef's Tasting menu, and my husband ordered a la carte. We were both delighted with our selections. The food was beyond compare, and the service was attentive and personable. And, of course, the location (and the two gondola rides it took to get there!) was breathtaking. Next time you're in Summit County, CO - - plan an evening at Alpenglow Stube. You won't be disappointed!
We were quite pleased with our dinner here. We did the tasting menu, and for $115 per person we were able to eat fantastically tasty food, and much more of it than you would traditionally receive at a tasting. Apparently the menu changes weekly based on what’s available, which was neat to hear. Service was phenomenal, and we would definitely go back.
Had been meaning to try this place - has beautiful views of the surrounding mountains, great place to take someone in your party who isn't skiing and hasn't had an opportunity to take in the views. We went for lunch so as to be able to see the views. Service was excellent, staff is very attentive. Food was good to excellent, I had the gourmet grilled cheese and it was fabulous. My husband had the bison chili and it was also excellent. He also had the lamb gyro and it was just good. It's pricey, but then again, you're on the top of a mountain, so what do you expect?
Incredible dinner with even better service. I had only been here once years ago as a kid and I left an impression. My girlfriend and I had an amazing dinner and experience. James was our server and he did an incredible job for us, even when he had to explain several things a few times to us. It was a great time, James even educated us on desert wine! He had vast information on all kinds of different wines! I highly recommend. We will be back once a year, a new tradition!
Wonderful place. Took my wife and two daughters there as a special meal during our vacation. Staff was perfect and very accomodating to the kids. Dessert was absolutely phenomenal. Recommend this to anyone vacationing in the Keystone area and appreciates a one-of-a-kind dinner venue.
This excellent restaurant known for being the highest elevation in the lower 48 states located at the top of Keystone Mountain Range. It takes not one, but two gondola rides and is well worth it! Needless to say, the winter scenic view is breathtaking along with the fine dining experience.
Highly recommend this outstanding experience!
Fantastic meal and evening! I had the chef’s tasting as well as the wine pairing. The wine pairing was amazing and the sommelier was great, very knowledgeable and helpful. The entire staff was wonderful. My wife chose from the regular menu and it was also fantastic. Overall we would highly recommend the Alpenglow Stube!
Wonderful Experience! A must for the experience.
Top notch! The menu changes frequently.
I was hoping for a nice steak & the steak offered wasn’t my preference (filet)- my only disappointment.
Gondola ride (w/blankets), coat check, slippers!
Four course meal- outstanding!
Dined as a family of 4 whilst whilst staying in Keystone and had a wonderful night. Kids are aged 3 and 6 so went with the first booking at 530. Expected to be the only ones in the restaurant at that time but plenty of tables occupied and then continued to fill as the night went on.
Even though we've been riding the gondola all week, both kids and parents enjoyed the novelty of doing it in the evening and with the warm blankets. Caught a great sunset on the way up too which was nice. Views from up high at Keystone are magnificent - a nice surprise on our first visit.
The atmosphere fit my image of western US mountain ranch, but in an upscale way - white tablecloths etc. There is a cosy little side bar where we waited to be seated. Tables are large and very spaced out - huge room. Great open kitchen which kids were interested to see at work between courses.
Staff were great with well behaved kids (phew). There was a 3 course kids menu that went down very well - fruit bowl to start, steak and salmon for mains and then ice-cream sundae. Kids also received the amuse bouche and intermezzo courses which were enjoyed. We were unsure about taking the kids to this one but were very glad we did - we always felt that the kids were welcome and it was a special meal to enjoy with them.
Parents also went a la carte (the 7 course menu would be a bit long for the kids) and very much enjoyed the meal - the lobster bisque, NY strip wagyu and espresso cheesecake being memorable highlights (with 6 year old also taking fair share of each of those!)
Fortunate have the advice of a brilliant sommelier who guided us to some interesting American options based on our familiarity with other wine regions.
Price was commensurate with expectations - not cheap, but fair value.
Overall, it was a great experience we'd strongly recommend to other visitors in Keystone who enjoy fine dining.
Aspenglow Stube is a decent restaurant because of the location. You are on top of a ski slope overlooking the mountain.
Regarding the food, it is above average, but it is hard for me to give it the "4 diamond" rating that it claims on the menu.
The kids meals were generous portions, but they charge you $15 for a kids meal. The chili and upscale grilled cheese sandwich that I ordered were OK, but what was truly outstanding was the tri-tip steak that my wife ordered. She loved it even though the sides that came with the steaks were subpar.
Even though the food was a little above average, the service was outstanding. The waiters were kind and attentive and the somalier wine expert was very knowledgeable. However, it should be noted that it took 35-40 minutes to get our food, even though the restaurant was only half full.
We will definitely be returning to this restaurant for the experience and steak alone, however if it wasn't because of the location it would be hard for me to recommend to others.
The service was great from the host, waiter and sommelier. We really enjoyed the slippers on arrival. Had a great bottle of wine that paired well with the food. My only suggestions for improvement would be slightly less time waiting for our entrees and a little bigger portions.
Great location, but that is about it. Had a reservation but still waited 20 minutes to be seated in nealy vacant dining room. Service was slow and when food arrived orders incorrect. The food was overall good once received, in particular braised lamb and squash ravioli.
Our eveing here could only be summed up in one word...ethereal! From the cool 30+ minute gondola rides (blankets provided) up the mountain at night to the warm fuzzy slippers supplied by The Stube upon request and the wonderful meal, this was a memory-producing night for my wife and me. The bartender who we met at the cozy bar to wait for our table was great (BTW, he makes a fabulous Manhattan !). Our waiter Andrew, was always spot on and was at ur table on an as-needed basis which showed his level of professionalism. The wine steward Brooks, was excellent! Being a wine guy myself, we hit it off immediately and he found us a gem to accompany our dinner. The whole experience was one that we will always cherish. Thanks to all at Alpenglow Stube for providing us with a wonderful holiday expereince. Cheers!
This was our fifth visit in 15 years. We were seated 40 minutes after our reservation time although we were “compensated” with a glass of wine. The food was cold and the service was so-so. The bill was astronomical for this six-course experience. Poor management, out of control. Recommend seating blocks of time like 6-8:00 pm. Our dinner was rushed to meet the last call for the gondola.
Really fun, unique experience going up 2 gondolas to get there. We went on Christmas with our adult family members. Great food. Make sure the second gondola is ready before you leave the bottom. They made us wait outside in the blowing snow instead of letting us inside to wait for the second gondola for at least 5-10 minutes everyone was freezing by the time they arrived at the top ! Otherwise everything was great!
Journey to location made this an experience to remember. We enjoyed slippers provided to wear during meal. Portions were embarrassingly tiny, food was ok, not amazing (soup was only dish that was delicious) & missing special touches e.g. butter was rock hard, bread not warm, lamb was consistency of tunafish, needed chisel to eat cheesecake, server unable to provide advice about wine & no sommelier. View of ski slope was average-perhaps on a clearer day it might have been better? We had high expectations & arrived willing to pay for special experience but found value too disappointing to recommend.
I really enjoyed our dining experience at the Alpenglow Stube for our 24th wedding anniversary. I read all the reviews before we went and I'm not sure what the ones that had a bad experience were complaining about. It can take several hours for a full meal experience but I think that's part of the fun! The food was overall promptly served and nicely presented. Our server was excellent and very attentive. It is expensive, but again I think you know that ahead of time going here. Overall, I would highly recommend going to the Alpenglow Stube.
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