About Ski Tip Lodge
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.
Keystone, CO 80435-7821
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Thursday-Monday: 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, 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
Hands down, the best place in Summit County. My wife and I dined here 5 times in the past and they were all excellent experiences. The new chef Andy has taken the dining to even a higher level. Todd is one of the best waiters you will ever come across with his extensive knowledge of the menu and easy going yet professional approach to assuring that you will have a wonderful evening. Please make sure to go with the wine parings. Their sommelier Megan is so delightful in her explanations of the unique and perfectly matched wines.
Keep up the great work Ski Tip Lodge team!
We always like to dine at the Ski Tip Lodge for special occasions. They had an end-of-season special the week we went, which was too good to pass up. I prefer summers (they re-open in mid-June) because having cocktails on the patio before dinner is wonderful, but this is a great place even in mud season.
The food, service, and atmosphere were great, as usual. Todd was our server and could not have done a better job. Although I do not drink wine, those in our party who did confirmed what I've often heard... that Meghan is the best sommelier in the county and possibly the state.
But don't come hungry. The food is superb but the portions are small, as in most upscale establishments. For non-drinkers the price is not too bad for fine dining (about $80 for the four-course menu). but wine and cocktails can send the check through the roof. Still, because the Ski Tip is located at a ski resort, you can have that "special occasion" dinner while wearing jeans and still feel pampered. For locals who want to impress their out of town guests, make reservations here. They'll talk about it for years.
We've been coming to the Ski Tip Lodge for dinner for three decades. While it's not inexpensive, you certainly get your money's worth. It continues to be one of Summit County's premier dining venues. The historic setting just adds to its ambience. Go and enjoy.
Fantastic Keystone Gem! Went to Ski Tip with my wife while on a Spring family ski trip to Keystone (left the kids at the condo). Atmosphere was casual (we were concerned as we did not bring nice clothes for the trip, but we were comfortable in sweaters and jeans). During Spring they do two sittings 5:45pm and 8pm. We did the 5:45pm which started with a wonderful selection of breads. My understanding is that the menu changes weekly. Our menu included two choices of soup (crab bisque was rich and wonderful for a snowy evening). Next were two salad choices followed by the choice of 5 main courses - again, the filet and the lamb chops were both wonderful. Once you are finished with your main course, they ask you to move to another room (comfy chairs and big fireplaces) for deserts which were also delicious. If you like wine, I would highly recommend the wine pairings with your meals (which also included some port with desert). The Sommelier Meagan was wonderful. She chose wines for each individual course of our meal, all of which were wonderful and complimented the food. She also had interesting stories about the different vineyards which added to our enjoyment. We will definitely be back on our next trip to the area!
Found on ski trip with 2 friends while at Keystone. Charmin, rustic, European alpine feel. Get there a little early to enjoy a cocktail in their two "living room" areas. Prix Fixe menu 3 or 4 course. Generally 2 seatings. True Gourmet food. Make sure you speak with either of the two Sommelier's. The wine list is amazing and they made fantastic recommendations for pairings. They move you back to the "living rooms" for the dessert course and after dinner drinks.
Make sure you make reservations as they may have only about 12 tables.
Is on the expensive side.
Liked it so much, I took my wife there when we came back a month later for more skiing at Breckenridge. Easy 1/2 hour drive from Breck.
We had such an amazing experience. There is so much history and charm in this building. The meal was exceptional. We even had our picky husbands trying new things and enjoying them. It was a great setting for a much needed adult get-together for our family. It is not a budget dinner so save it for a special occasion! The service team was amazing. We just had the best evening ever and are still talking about it!
We have come to expect only the best from STL--and once again the STL crew performed with panache and aplomb built upon a foundation of great food presented to provide a wonderful multi-sensory gastronomic experience. A blue crab salad surrounded by crab bisque was followed by a watercress salad bordered by carrot butter on one side and a contrasting spicy peanut butter on the other side--I never would have come up with that combination, but it worked very well. The prosciutto wrapped pork tenderloin was a melt in your mouth treat. And smoked chocolate chips embedded in vanilla ice cream as a part of the Keystone S'More were the finishing touches. A "must-do" for any STL diner is to have Megan provide a description of your wine selections for the evening. An even better treat is to enjoy her wine-pairings which will open your eyes (and palette) to options that you may not have previously encountered. You can tell that all of the staff enjoy "performing" and relish the opportunity to provide each diner with a dining experience to remember. We love this place.
Service was excellent & the wine pairing is highly recommended, and could be shared.
My only complaint was my main course which was highly recommended by our server. It was the pork loin which was absolutely horrible. It tasted like a bad thanksgiving ham & looked like large slices of hot dog. Not at all what I expected and paid a hefty price for.
We have been to ski tip many times as we are locals. We came to celebrate 2 birthdays. They were notified we were there for 2 special occasions ahead of time but never acknowledged it through our meal. My husband and daughter had the strip steak, it was chewy and overdone. My other daughter had lamb chops, 2 small chops, very little meat, too fatty. Creme Brûlée for dessert was like water. You may ask what they said when we told them, well we would have but not one ever asked "how is everything." Totally disappointed. We won't go back and will stop recommending it to our visitors. We don't know what has happened to this spot that use to be a gem.
We love the atmosphere at Ski Tip Lodge. Perhaps our expectations were too high but after the delicious soup, we all agreed that the remainder of our dinner was good but definitely not great. For the price, the portions are very small. The presentation was very nice. We'll probably try something else next time.
We have been to Ski Tip many times and it never loses its charm and attraction . The food is always exceptional and the wine pairing, with the help of the sommelier, wrapped up by the move to the charming fireplace for dessert, keeps us coming back for a special experience every single time.
This was an outstanding experience. Situated in an old historic building, the dining rooms retained the charm of the old stagecoach inn, it once was. The set menu offerings were limited, but with very interesting choices. The menu changes weekly. The sommeliers (there were two) were both very knowledgeable and had interesting information about many of the wine choices. The wine list has over 600 choices. Throughout the evening, the staff was attentive and showed a sincere interest in our experience. The set menu includes appetizer, soup or salad, main course and dessert, which was served in two adjacent rooms, with large fireplaces. Food was outstanding, choices included beef, fowl, pork, wild game and seafood.
You cannot go wrong with a trip to the Ski Tip Lodge.
This is truly a hidden gem! The ambiance was so relaxing and romantic. It gave such a homey and cozy feeling. The food was deeelicious! I loved that we could have our dessert by the fireplace. The servers were so nice and helpful with everything. It was an overall very welcoming and nice experience.
Absolutely superb, as always. We dine here several times a year for special occasions. Never have been disappointed, summer or winter. The somelier Curtis, this particular evening, Megan other evenings, are an absolute pleasure, and always add so much to the meal.
Wow!!! What an amazing evening
We were spoiled from start to finish
The food was spectacular!!!
Highly recommend the wine pairing with the knowledgeable Megan- she bought the wines to life
Our waiter James was engaging & attentive
This was a spectacular evening & I would highly recommend going to ski Tip- we finished our evening by the fireplace with cheese & a reinvented s'mores plus dessert wine.
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.
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