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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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.9

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (16)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Scenic View (10)
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Good for a Date (10)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Romantic (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Authentic (6)
Cozy (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Business Meals (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Waterfront (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Beautiful place and excellent food! The service was really good, we loved it.

Tags: Romantic, Outstanding Value, Healthy, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 17, 2017

Recently attended Keystone Ranch for my girlfriend's birthday and it was everything we hoped for! We are in Summit Co. on a weekly basis and it was our first visit. Sarah provided us with a fantastic intro on the history of the property, prompt and friendly service and excellent recommendations! The Bang Island Mussels were extremely addicting, while the Duck and Wapiti Elk Loin entrees were hands down two of the best game entrees we both have ever experienced. Finishing out the evening with the Grand Marnier Souflee dessert on a comfortable couch in front of a cozy fire was absolutely perfect! We're both eager to return and highly recommending to all of our friends. Thank you!

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere and love the "living room" for dessert and coffee after dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Lovely family dinner with visiting family member. Great place for a special occasion dinner and/or taking out-of-town guests. Our server, John, was very professional, knowledgeable, and welcoming. Loved the relaxing ending to the meal with dessert in a comfortable seating area by the homestead's original fireplace.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Seasonal, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Excellent Service. Excellent food!!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 13, 2017

We got lost with directions found online. They basically said they tried to fix it all and some GPS systems still took you in the wrong direction. We were 40 minutes late for our reservation. The manager stopped by the table because they could tell that we were upset and did nothing about it. Didn't offer a free drink or anything. I own a business and the first thing you need to do is try to smooth things over even if it effects your bottom line. My steak was ordered medium and was raw inside. By that time it was so late and we were so tired, I didn't complain. They weren't going to fix anything anyway. Also we tried calling the number that had called us from the restaurant to say we still couldn't find the place and couldn't get through, which the manager couldn't understand, so I showed him the number that called my phone through open table. The long and short of this is, make sure you know your directions because the manager doesn't care if you find it or not. Signage could be better at the end of the road saying how many miles to the destination. We were not happy how things turned out.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 13, 2017

We had a great experience there. They no longer have the 7 course fixed price dinners but have quite a varied menu. We shared a half bottle of a good chardonnay. They provided a selection of 3 tasty breads, with a special butter and jam. We each started with a hot bowl of thick soup. My wife had the Australian antelope with risotto and I had the 18 hr beef short rib with 2 fresh vegetables. We were the first in the fireplace/dessert room so got a great seat near fireplace, where we split a dessert. Our bill was only $150, which I thought was quite reasonable for a restaurant of this caliber. Our waitress was very nice, overheard us telling someone that it was our anniversary and brought us a celebratory item.
It was 3 miles off of the main road. Fortunately, we rented an AWD and had no trouble on snow packed roads when we were there on President's Day Weekend. Those 3 miles would have been a challenge for a lightweight 2WD car when we were there.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 11, 2017

Wonderful gathering of our neighbors for a terrific evening at the Ranch. Our server, John, was excellent!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Incredible Wapiti, Lamb chops, Filet ... all amazing in tucked away location

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 6, 2017

A $$$$ tradition for a special occasion for us, residents of Keystone Ranch.
I ordered NY strip med-rare, was RARE...and I had to flag down someone to have it addressed, as waitress never returned after food served, to see how everything was!? Everyone finished eating when my steak was returned to me. The initial contact with waitress was good but she
kinda disappeared after were drinks served...
This is a very historic, elegant, pricey place to dine, but staff seemed a bit more unprofessional
and less attentive than on our previous visits.
This is a gem of Keystone Ranch, within Keystone Resort, a Vail Resorts Property.
I would prefer to, but cannot give it 5 stars - which it SHOULD GET ON ALL 5 ratings!!!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Seasonal
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Amazing knowledgeable staff when it comes to history and food items. What an enjoyable evening

Tags: Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Our favorite place to celebrate our wedding anniversary

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 4, 2017

Excellent as always. Strong selection of wines and meals properly prepared. The "wild" Co selections are worth exploring. The fireside soufflé desert is a wonderful way to finish - start - any romantic setting. Looking forward to returning.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 3, 2017

For the most part the food was fantastic with nicely blended flavors. The pasta dish was a bit disappointing however. Great ambience and overall wonderful evening.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We had our New Year's Eve dinner here and it did not disappoint. It was a fixed-price special event meal with 6 delicious courses. The food was perfectly prepared with appropriate serving sizes. The server was friendly and professional. The finishing touch was dessert served in the living room in front of the fireplace.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Food was very salty, steak (filet) was poor quality and very over cooked . Restaurant staff was nice but seemed overwhelmed and stressed. Value was terrible, $125 prix fix for New Years Eve, no options, unremarkable food. For that price food and service should have been outstanding. I will not return.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2016

We had a delicious meal in this atmospheric restaurant

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Excellent service and don't miss enjoying dessert by the fire in the lodge.

Tags: Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 28, 2016

We had an amazing time at dinner here! It's beautiful inside with a warm cozy winter feel. Beautiful scenic views of the snowy meadow. The food was outstanding. We eat out often at all types of restaurants and the food was the best I think I've ever eaten. We loved having dessert by the fire in the living room area. Try the soufflé, delicious! Also try the elk loin for your entree and the barley kettle soup for your starter. Both were out of this world, delicious!! Our waiter, Michael, was top notch. This is definitely an experience to dine here! Can't wait to go back again next Christmas!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 26, 2016

Outstanding as always, our family's favorite special occasion dining experience! Delicious food, top-notch service, and great atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 26, 2016

We celebrated our 52nd wedding anniversary the other night. In the past we have done our 50th and 25th along with other visits and special times. Not to be critical, but, as I wrote on the receipt the wait staff was outstanding and the facility itself is outstanding, as usual. I did indicate on the receipt that it was my opinion the pork was outstanding and rated an A plus, but I was disappointed in the filet. Would have to rate it a C plus at best. Probably just got a bad cut of beef so we will be back in the future, but in good faith I did not feel we could give the total meal a great score. Will try again. Cannot judge over 25 years of visits by one meal. Thanks for asking and as I indicated on the receipt this is only one persons opinion. And please do not use this one experience in your reviews. It is private between Keystone and me.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Xmas dinner!!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2016

The service and food were not the quality to be expected from this level restaurant or the prices charge. Our waitress did not bring bread until immediately prior to our meal, leaving us waiting over a 1/2 hour for the bread. She never came back to offer to order more drinks. Further, the $40 lamb dish consisted only of 2 small lamb chops and some small carrots and the lamb wasn't even cooked as ordered. We were required to order dessert with entre order even though we overheard another waiter saying it was only required for one of the desserts. Then our waiter tried to rush us out without serving the desserts we had ordered. So disappointing.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 23, 2016

We've been dining at Keystone Ranch Restaurant every time we are in the area - at Christmas time and summer months.
It is a tradition for our family and we love it.
John, has been out waiter several years in a row and we couldn't be more pleased. We highly recommend the great food, dessert in the fireplace room and the drive out to the Ranch - it is worth it!!

Tags: Organic, Outstanding Value, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Authentic, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Hard to find so use google maps not apple. Food was good.. service great. Not large menu selection if you are seafood or vegetarian.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 21, 2016

The service was slow, especially at the start of the meal and they weren't busy that night. Information provided about the food and wine was meager. The menu was exactly the same as last year. The room for dessert is very cold by the windows and there is only one spot by the fireplace. A little disappointing for the price.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Long standing tradition of having dinner at the Ranch with the family for the holidays! It was great 9 years ago and has maintained excellence over the years! Fantastic food, amazing service and the living room for desert is always memorable. Michael was our waiter, and has been many times over the years. It's always a good sign when waiters stay over the years and are happy serving you!!!

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Excellent experience

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 17, 2016

At Keystone for my daughters birthday with her grandparents. It was PERFECT!!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 13, 2016

Good service with excellent food. Desert by the fireplace was a nice touch.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2016

Great food and great experience eating here mid-week early ski season. We basically had the entire restaurant to ourselves and every dish and a few different wines by the glass were all excellent. The elk entree was particularly excellent.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 2, 2016

John is a fantastic server! Very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. The food was incredible as always.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 1, 2016

The food is absolutely amazing! The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Dessert by the fireplace is a perfect ending to such a great night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Outstanding atmosphere and food. Well worth the price.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 24, 2016

Great food and atmosphere. Beautiful lodge ranch. Good quality meats.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2016

Disappointing Thanksgiving meal. I was told there would be a special entree for Thanksgiving. It was two pieces of turkey, sweet potato fingerlings, broccolini and gravy. No stuffing, no mashed potatoes and no fall / Thanksgiving decorations in the restaurant. The food was good, not great as I have previously had when dining at this restaurant. The dessert, Shoo Fly Pie, was too small to taste the filling. The pumpkin ice cream was 3 small cubes on the plate. Disappointed there was no pumpkin pie for the occasion.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 23, 2016

Excellent food. Outstanding service. Breathtaking setting. Memorable dining experience! Much gratitude ... we'll be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Paleo Friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 23, 2016

I had the Halibut, husband the beef, and friend had Filet all were excellent! Ashton paced our dinner well. Love the new menu! I really wish you were open Sundays and Mondays.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 16, 2016

In my humble opinion this restaurant experience is one of the best kept secrets in Colorado. Unique and fabulous surroundings of the original Keystone Ranch Home, this place has it all. Quiet, great service, excellent food and a complete wine selection...Nothing that is not left to cover.
Highly recommend for a special occasion.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 16, 2016

No doubt, one of the top two restaurants in Summit County.

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