About Ski Tip Lodge
Keystone, CO 80435-7821
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.
Hours of Operation:
Apres Ski: Seven Days (except for holidays) 3pm - 5pm. Small plates and drink specials. Please call to check availability. Available June 30th, 2016 - September 5th, 2016
Dinner: Seven Days: 5:45pm - 6:30pm and 8pm - 8:45pm (reservations required & offered during two separate seatings each night)
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The Ski Tip Lodge has a large private parking lot located in front of the lodge.
The Ski Tip Lodge is easily accessible by the Keystone Shuttle.
Chef Andrew Scruggs
Private Party Contact:
Mercedes Provost: (970) 496-4950
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Ski Tip Lodge can accommodate private parties that wish to buy-out for the restaurant for one or two seatings. Our Maximum Capacity for Private Parties increases with this option. Please contact Ski Tip directly for more information.
Ski Tip Lodge Ratings and Reviews
Marcie, the Sommelier was outstanding; she paired each course with an excellent wine and provided tastes first just to make sure. The rest of the service is not quite up to her standard but did not interfere with a fine meal.
The savory food was outstanding with excruciating attention to detail. For e.g. cider poached cranberries as an accompaniment to the duck that were an exceptional touch. I had never head almond milk as a base for soup but it nicely complemented the yam soup in a way that most sweet potato soups need without overpowering it. Clearly a result of experimentation by the chef that paid off.
The only disappointment was a bizarre take on key lime pie for dessert. It was kind of a deconstructed frozen dish that completely missed.
Great food and wine list. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion.
Limited menu choice but everything was very unique and good. Very small
dining area and you need to make reservations quite a bit in advance. A nice
touch is having desert in one of their sitting rooms. I highly recommend.
Low ceilings, as it should be in a building from the 1800's. From the greeting at the door by the hostess, the service was impeccable. Our waiter Lance was extremely knowledgeable about every course and every ingredient. I listened to the sommelier school another table, who thought themselves quiet expert, but I think they learned something knew on this visit.
The head chef, Andrew, came out to check on us. We complemented him on his creativity and attention to detail. He was appreciative and humble. He could work anywhere in the country if he choose to. What a great experience.
Dined here after a hard day of skiing. Their menu is small, with a choice of fowl, fish, wild game, or a prime cut of beef for dinner. Served with appetizer, side dish, and dessert. Wine available by the glass for $10-$15, by the bottle for $35-$225.
I had elk tenderloin, which was fantastic.
The Ski Tip ,as always, was great in every way. Had three different apps,salad, and entrees and every one was delicious, lamb steak, scallops & CO local bass and beef short ribs. Three different deserts were each very special. New chef this season greeted us at desert in the old fireplace room. Overall this is special restaurant, not only in the high Rockies, but in the world .
We went here for Valentine's Day. Excellent ambience, excellent food and excellent service. Overall a very relaxing and enjoying experience. You start in the lounge/bar area for cocktails, both rooms are beautiful with large fireplaces, you then go to the dining room for dinner, and return to the lounge/bar for desert. Overall and amazing experience.
The only thing about this place was that we were charged a "service fee" of $50, I asked what the charge was for he really didn't know. It was a group of 6 so I'm sure it was a Gratuity, which I know where I work, it's technically gratuity. I hope this charge is for the Sommelier which was very knowledgeable and since we were not wine people she chose really good wines for us. She was amazing and does not disappoint, the food is amazing as well!! Will go back, but I'll have to ask about this "service charge." Our bill was $735 for 6... not bad for a 4 course meal with 3 bottles of wine, but I think we would have tipped more if we knew where this service charge was going.
Wonderful dining experience. One of the best meals my wife and I have had. And that includes Paris and Brussels. Service was perfect. Great place for any special occasion. Original building dates back to the late 1800's. Main part was built in 1946 and has operated continuously since then.
Ski Tip is one of the best restaurants in America and my favorite. They continue to put out a beautifully served meal at a pace set by the guest which is appreciated. Dessert by the fire is my favorite part. I also like their staying with what they do se well and not being distracted by the trends too many restaurant fall into today. Their food is top quality without worrying about being ethnic, free of politically incorrect items or other nonsense that has ruined some competitors. Ski Tip serves top quality well prepared food at an affordable price.
We hope Ski Tip continues doing what they do so well.
Great ambience in this 100-yr old lodge, with wooden ceiling beams almost touching your head and two crackling fireplaces, 5 stars. The service is great too, very friendly and attentive, 5 stars. The view from windows to the woods is charming, 5 stars. The food is very creative and portions are small; I give food only 3 stars because I love American, Italian, Mediterranean food, but food here is none of those; it was just not tasty to me. The dinner price was $78, and I would have loved my dinner better at Ruby Tuesday for just $17.99. So, I would recommend this place for ambiance, service, quietness, and charming view to the woods.
I've never felt quite so comfortable and welcome in a fine dining restaurant as I do at Ski Tip. They have an incredible staff that makes the experience fun and pleasant and not stuffy at all. With the level of food presented and the incredible sommelier, you'd believe you should be dressed up for a super fancy night out but they make it approachable and very relaxed. And the lodge itself is very cool and they encourage you to make it your own while there. We put up our feet in front of the fire while they brought our dessert course to enjoy on the very cozy sitting room. It was so relaxed and welcoming, I nearly fell asleep and it felt okay to do so.
Ski Tip is just a wonderful place to spend an evening!
Saw your restaurant listed in a top 100 restaurants in the US and we spend 9 weeks in Keystone this winter and I surprised my husband for his birthday. It was absolutely amazing! The food was divine, and the ambiance perfect. Will definitely come back. And Dominic our waiter was fabulous!!!
I enjoyed the ambience of the lodge especially knowing its historic significance as a stage coach stop in the late 1800s. Being there in winter was like walking into an enchanted European alps chalet. My husband and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary there recently and they made us feel very special and pampered.
We had a wonderful celebratory meal at the Ski Tip Lodge!! When I made the reservation I did not know that this restaurant had a prix -fixed menu but it was all incredible and our party of nine was sat in a private room and had our own sever which made the experience extra special.
I would recommend you arrive a little early to the restaurant so you have time to enjoy a seasonal cocktail in one of their wonderful lounges. In addition although Children are very welcome they also have a fixed menu which can feel less of a good value if your 4 year old does not eat very much so I would recommend this restaurant for date nights and special occassions.
Returned to Ski Tip for a second year in a row with the same 4 couples, overall a fantastic experience. The ambiance is second to none, especially dessert in front of the fireplace. The beef entrée was not quite as good as I would have anticipated, everything else was great. Do not miss this place if in Summit County, better than The Ranch or other options. Look forward to my next visit.
My husband and I came to Keystone for our Wedding Anniversary and a friend from Denver recommended this restaurant. From the moment we walked into this charming building we were mesmerized. The living room and spectacular fireplace is an inviting area to sit while the table is being prepared.
We both chose to do the wine pairing with our meals. The experience was very special and we will ALWAYS do this when we return. The food was delicious and every course delivered.
Finishing our meal with dessert by the fireplace was perfection.
Kevin and Deanne Caskey
Our experience last week at Ski Tip was exceptional. When I was young in the 60's my parents would take us there for a wonderful B&B experience and ski A-Basin and Loveland (before Keystone opened in 1970). The food is fantastic, but the service has no equal. Seriously. I took 2 of my ski buddies with me and they said it was the best dining experience ever. Our sommelier was Megan and our server was Heather. They were SO attentive and kind it made our experience even nicer. NEVER did a water or wine glass get poured by any of us. The attention to detail, their knowledge of the wine and food was amazing. I'm coming back in March with 8 friends and have already booked it for us. The memories going thru my hide that night were great. Sitting by the fireplace having dessert and espresso finished off the nice perfectly. Thanks to ALL the staff who were there that night and look forward to seeing everyone in March!
Attended the "Pinot Posse" wine dinner, 5 courses with 1-2 pinots paired with each course. And the winemakers were there too (rotated sitting at different tables) so you were able to talk to them about their wines. Food was excellent, creative, presentation and service exceptional. First time we've been to dinner here (have come for apres ski before), and it was worth every cent. Prices were very fair considering how exceptional everything was. Will definitely be back, this place is a treat!
Great setting, excellent food choices, great wine selections - do the wine pairing option, very knowledgeable and well worth it.
Would suggest large groups be placed in a different area than smaller, more intimate parties.
A large group (from Open Table) was seated in same open area as smaller parties. They were a fun group but did increase the noise level.
This place was fantastic. The food was unique and comparative quality wise to a few of the top restaurants in the area (Alpenglow, etc.). The service was a notch above the rest though and surprisingly a more affordable experience. I wish I had known about this place earlier as I will be going back every time I visit Keystone.
My husband and I had the pleasure of celebrating our third anniversary here. The staff made this experience nothing short of spectacular for us! This is a wonderful, quiet place for a date night. The food is as pleasing aesthetically as it was on the palate. The wine list is out of this world! They even have sommeliers on staff to educate and help you find the perfect bottle for your meal. The building is historical, dating back to the 1860s! Cozy up by the huge fire place with a delicious house-infused cocktail while admiring the dark wood beams and gorgeous antique furniture. You'll feel right at home!
This was the first time we had eaten at this restaurant and were very pleasantly surprised especially since it was in Keystone, Colorado. My wife and I are from New York and are foodies that have dined all over the world. The food and presentation was excellent. The service throughout was quite attentive. The sommelier was knowledgeable and interesting. Dessert is served in a separate den-type area with a roaring fire. All together it was a very good meal served by good waiters and waitresses in a particularly warm setting. The building itself is an expanded stagecoach stop dating back 150 years. We highly recommend this restaurant.
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