About Keystone Ranch Restaurant

Distinctively Colorado, Uniquely Keystone. The Ranch provides an authentic steakhouse experience, utilizing the finest quality meat, sustainable practices and locally sourced products. With an atmosphere of rustic elegance, set in an authentic 1930’s homestead, the Ranch carefully pays homage to the ranchers and farmers who helped settle the area, cultivating an unmatched family dining experience.

1437 County Road 150
Keystone, CO 80435
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Monday -Sunday 7:30am-11am Breakfast
Monday-Sunday 11am-3pm Lunch
Monday-Sunday 3pm-6pm Apres menu available in the bar and on the patio
Tuesday - Saturday 5:30-8:30 Dinner. Tuesday - Saturday 4:30-5:30 happy hour.

Cross Street:
Penstemon Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(970) 496-4161

Website:
http://www.keystoneresort.com/diningdetail/Key+-+Keystone+Ranch.axd

Catering:
Weddings, group events, meeting space

Parking Details:
The Keystone Ranch offers complimentary valet service in addition to shuttle service in Keystone and the immediate surrounding area.

Executive Chef:
Steven Vlass

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Keystone Ranch Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

83% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (7)
Authentic (6)
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Good for Anniversaries (4)
Cozy (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on April 5, 2017

I loved the location and mountain views. The service was perfect. The salad and bread were very good. When the main course came, I was expecting a tender, juicy Prime quality steak. My steak was overcooked, dry and without seasoning. The mashed potatoes also lacked flavor. Very disappointing. We may try one more time but will probably order something other than steaks.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 31, 2017

The Ranch is a wonderful place in Keystone, Colorado. The food is terrific and the service is impeccable. The view from the dining room of the mountain and the countryside is inspiring. Everything we had was fresh, well prepared and delicious. We would highly recommend it. To any one looking for a great expereince.

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 30, 2017

special touches and the smallest of details for truly top-notch quality foods and tastes. a culinary delight in the Summit County region. kudos to servers and to chef!

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Absolutely stellar in every aspect for a wonderful dining experience!

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Indiana)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Stellar dining experience. Unparalleled views, timeless ambiance, exquisite food, and skilled service. Perfect 25th Anniversary dinner.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Love this Restaurant. Unique and beautiful environment plus gourmet food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Dining room very good. Waiter very friendly, but food delivery a little slow. The move to desert room had impact diminished because it was crowded and noisy.

Tags: Fun, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 22, 2017

As always, The Ranch was amazing! The food was delicious and beautifully prepared. The server was knowledgeable about the menu, took some special dietary restrictions into account, and recommended wines that pared well with our meals. The bone marrow, kettle soup, and filets were the highlights for us. We're still talking about the food... can't wait to go back!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 22, 2017

We try to dine there on every trip to the Keystone/Breckenridge area. The service is outstanding, the views of the mountains are excellent, and the food is always wonderful. My wife always eats a steak and this time I had the Elk... both were what we expected. We will be back for sure....

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Healthy, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 21, 2017

New Menu from last visit....really enjoyable... nice be in such a warm friendly dinning atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

The menu details were fantastic, service was perfectly informed and informational. Great views. The lodge is cozy and not pretentious yet their food is certainly taken to the next level with creativity. Love them!!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 18, 2017

There was suppose to be complimentary valet parking but no one was there. So not too happy about that because we had a disabled person with us. They eventually sent someone to our table to get the keys and said they would pull the car up when we were ready which they did. We had Brandon as our server and we would highly recommend him. He was thoughtful, knowledgeable and gave excellent advice on food and wine choices. The food was excellent, absolutely no complaints about our dinners, drinks and appetizers. Dessert by the fireplace was a wonderful finish to a lovely time. We shared 3 desserts and they were excellent also. We enjoyed talking to some other diners who were seated at the couches with us. That was nice to get other people's take on their dining experience. Everyone loved it. If I had any complaints it was that as the restaurant filled up it got rather noisy. If you go ask for Brandon as your server.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Appreciated the flexibility when part of our party arrived late. Delicious appetizers(crab, pumpkin, oysters) and new zealand wapiti and filet mignon. Soufflé in the bar great way to finish evening. We had a 3 year old and they were very accommodating. We'll be back next trip to keystone.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on March 17, 2017

This was a great way to end a wonderful family ski trip!

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 17, 2017

only issue was finding it -- navigation system was a challenge with the address

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Great location & views. The food was great. Highly recommend

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 14, 2017

Superb food, elegant atmosphere, and great service - what more could you want!?!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Great spot. Kind of hard to find in a snow storm. Call and ask for directions if you can't find it. Steaks are really good, service great. Desert on the couch by the fire a great touch.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 11, 2017

The meat was outstanding, as a Brazilian, I find it very hard to find meat that tastes good in Colorado, this one was not only soft but tasted great, and medium rare was just perfectly cooked. The mussels were also delicious. The place is beautiful, an old ranch, and the drive up even better, drive as the sun is setting! Service is good, but don't expect them to pour your wine, but hey, if you are lucky enough to be in the mountains you are lucky enough!

Tags: Comfort Food, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Exceptional as always! A must stop if you're in Keystone!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 7, 2017

We enjoyed the atmosphere, waitress was excellent but the food was just OK. Very pricy for the quality of food. A creative menu but perhaps trying alittle too hard.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 7, 2017

One of our favorite places. For a ski resort, it is comfortably elegant, friendly and cozy at the same time even though it has quite a few tables. It has a wonderful option after your main course to move to another room with a fabulous fireplace for dessert, coffee and after dinner wines if you so desire.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Outstanding Value, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Nashville)·Dined on March 7, 2017

Great place to sit around the table, drink wine and dine. Dessert after was in the fireplace room. Comfortable setting.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on March 4, 2017

The service was wonderful. We had the New York Strip, done to perfection! I recommend the truffle butter as a sauce. Portions were delightful and filling. Make reservations a little in advance for weekends during Ski season.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Wonderful food! A wide variety of choices with unique preparations. Outstanding service as well. I love moving to the fireplace for coffee and dessert as well. Cozy, romantic and social all in one evening.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Outstanding Value, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Wonderful evening at The historic Keystone Ranch
Enjoyed dessert by the fireplace chatting with other guests
Make sure you hear the history of the fireplace

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 25, 2017

The staff was nice, but lighting was dim and quite dark in some spots- needs updating? The cabin like atmosphere was not particularly charming. The food was pricey and plates were hit or miss. The squash soup was absolutely delicious but the smoked mashed potatoes were way over smoked, leaving my mouth tasting disgusting. The shoo fly pie was not worth finishing, neither of us took more than two bites then asked each other if the other liked it at all. Too funny!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Always a lovely experience. A charming, cozy atmosphere, excellent service, delicious, well-prepared and interesting food. Wonderful ambiance.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Vegan
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 22, 2017

Great restaurant a little out of the way but worth it. My girlfriend is gluten free and she had a good selection. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Went back two nights later. Historic Jen. Great food and ambiance.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 18, 2017

The Keystone Ranch was a lovely setting for our romantic dinner. The food was wonderful especially the Elk. Desert in front of the fire was a very nice touch.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Keystone Ranch is our go-to restaurant for at least one higher end dining experience during our yearly ski trip in Summit County, CO. The atmosphere is unmatched. A true mountain style, relaxing fine dining evening. The bonus of having after dinner drinks and dessert in a cabin style sitting area with comfortable seating and a large wood burning fireplace is fun and unique experience. We will be dining at Keystone Ranch for years to come!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Dinner was amazing. We had a large party of 8 that included 4 young children. The whole staff was very friendly and accommodating. The ambience was high class log cabin style and the food was superb. Far exceeded our expectations. Was the perfect way to kick off our family ski vacation! Thanks for a great experience!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Healthy, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Great place with excellent food

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 15, 2017

We were staying in Keystone Village but wanted to break out one night and this did not disappoint. The menu was fantastic, but make sure to leave room for dessert. The historic fireplace, the history of the original house, and of course the dessert are the perfect end to a superb dinner

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 14, 2017

I thought the food was good, the atmosphere was excellent. The service was also excellent but very slow.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 14, 2017

super expensive, apps and dessert were fantastic, main courses were steaks and very disappointing, steaks small and overcooked, despite letting staff know, zero considerations were made, overall underwhelming, will not be back, summit county has so much better to offer (Briar Rose, Hearthstone, etc)

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Once again another excellent meal at Keystone Ranch. We have eaten here numerous times with Friends. Food is outstanding and usually represents Colorado cuisine with game, meats, and other interesting options. We had the Wagyu, the short rib( divine) and even Wapiti. Deserts also phenomenal. One of the best restaurants ( like it's sister restaurant at Ski Tip Ranch) in the entire county. Easily rivals many restaurants in Vail. Worth the trip!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2017

We have been patrons of the Ranch for 20 years. We kind of enjoyed the old style combo meal packages and now it's al carte. With that some of the extras are over priced. Our food was served cold this time also. It just didn't have the wow factor it has had in the past

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 2, 2017

Our first time here after I found it on my Open Table app. Nice complementary shuttle from the Keystone Lodge to and from made it easy to relax while there on a snowy night. John took great care of us with suggestions for dinner and the wonderful dessert- served separately in the original part of the ranch house. Will make this a definite return visit.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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