During one of the coldest weekends on record in Colorado earlier this year, my family and I stayed at The Springs condominiums at Keystone Resort. In fact, it was so cold – it barely reached above zero degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday and Sunday – we didn’t even venture out to ski Keystone’s slopes! (We did however, brave the temperatures for one fun afternoon of tubing at Adventure Point.)
Since we did not end up leaving our condominium complex as much as we thought we would over the weekend, we were so pleased we were booked at The Springs, since there are so many amenities to enjoy on the property. Here are the highlights:
Our three-bedroom unit was plenty roomy for the six of us: my husband and I, my two kids, and their two friends. While the children shared a bathroom, the grown-ups had a master suite with its own in-room bathroom. We enjoyed the full-sized kitchen, as we’d brought groceries to whip up eggs and bagels one morning. The dining room table was put to use for an intense Monopoly game, and the kids played cards on the living room floor. Meanwhile, I did yoga (I’d brought along my own DVD) in the living room one morning. There was lots of space for my downward dog.
The Springs condos are some of the closest units to the Keystone Resort gondola; it took us less than 5 minutes to walk from our room to the ticket window at the base of the mountain to pick up our tubing vouchers. Similarly, we just had to walk down a short pedestrian path and cross a bridge, and we were smack dab in the middle of River Run Village, with its plethora of shops and restaurants.
Especially in the frigid temperatures, we wholly appreciated the convenient underground parking garage. Not only was our car plenty warm when we packed up to leave on Sunday, but we didn’t even have to put our coats on to go down to the car to retrieve items we’d forgotten to bring up to our room on our initial trip up the elevator!
Year-round pool and hot tubs
The outdoor pool area at The Springs is stellar – even in the wintertime! The pool has a fun waterslide and waterfall for the kids to enjoy, plus the water was really warm for a cold January day. Two toasty hot tubs and a small zero-depth entry splash pool for toddlers offer soaking options for the whole family.
Fitness center and steam room
Just before you exit the condominium complex to go outside to the pool area, you’ll find a small fitness center and steam room. While I didn’t use either, I did see other guests working out and enjoying a hot steam.
Pool table, media room and kids’ play area
My tweens totally took advantage of the pool table (no cost to play) and small media room decked out with a large-screen TV and comfortable, plush seating. They found some DVDs to borrow, and loaded one to watch the morning before we left Keystone. While they were a bit too old to enjoy the playhouse and toys in the kids’ play area, again, I saw some preschoolers and their parents in the colorful, sunny room.
In all, I wholeheartedly recommend The Springs condominiums for the reasons stated above. When you visit The Springs with a group of friends or your own family, I wish you warmer temperatures than we had!