Steamboat Springs is known all across the country as an incredible skiing and snowboarding destination. With incredible mountain vistas, access to all types of sports around the Yampa River, and a variety of activities to choose from any time of the year, our diverse selection of Steamboat Springs vacation rentals are the perfect way to experience all that beautiful Northwest Colorado has to offer!
Things to Do in Steamboat Springs
The charming downtown area of Steamboat proper provides plenty of fun without the physical stress. Due to the amount of tourists this town sees all year round, there are many hotels, bars and shops to enjoy between outings. Choose from Italian, Mexican or Americana restaurants that are popular here, or simply find a new hip outfit or jacket from one of the many urban boutiques along Main Street. This active town also holds lots of festivals and "town challenges", so there's usually something interesting going on any time of year!
Steamboat Springs Ski Resort
The town of Steamboat Springs is world-renowned for being a winter wonderland, thanks to its namesake resort! Steamboat Springs Ski Resort offers over 3,600 ft. of vertical rise and its longest run, coined 'Why Not', is more than three miles long! If getting your heart rate up on the slopes isn't your thing, you can always go for some snowshoeing, tubing, or snowmobile tours around the mountain. Night skiing is also an option, as well as cross-country skiing. There are many geothermal hot springs nearby so stop off for a dip in some naturally soothing water on your way back to one of our conveniently located Steamboat Springs vacation homes!
If you're looking for some more alpine adventures during your stay, make sure to take a day trip to some of Colorado's other famous resorts, each located less than 100 miles away from Steamboat Springs. The sprawling city of Vail is home to Colorado's largest ski resort, Vail Mountain Resort. With over 5,000 skiable acres and three terrain parks, you'll find that this well-known resort is a veritable playground for wintertime fun! Slightly smaller than Vail, the resort town of Copper Mountain and the popular ski resort of the same name offer family-friendly wintertime fun, including a tubing hill, ice skating, and over 140 runs! The scenic city of Keystone is known for Keystone Resort, a large ski resort that is comprised of three mountains and one terrain park. Wherever you choose to go to fulfill your alpine needs, you'll find that Northwest Colorado's famous ski resorts offer a variety of options and terrain for guests of all ages and levels of experience!
Steamboat Springs in the Summer
Even in the summer months, our condos and cabins in Steamboat Springs are still in high demand! The gorgeous Yampa River valley means that water sports are now in focus, so pack a swimsuit for swimming, rafting, fishing, and stand-up paddle boarding. Steamboat Springs Ski Resort is still open for business, with gondola rides, horseback riding, and mountain biking along its slopes. Colorful hot air balloons are a common sight in the blue summer skies! Downtown Steamboat Springs is also home to music, beer, and sports festivals during the warmer months.
With the metropolis of Denver about 150 miles away, Steamboat Springs makes a great home base to explore this scenic region at any time of year. Experience the Rocky Mountains in style when you stay in one of our Steamboat Springs vacation rentals! What are you waiting for? Book today!
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