Steamboat Springs, Colorado, affectionately known as Ski Town USA due to its world class skiing, was originally frequented by tourists during the summer months in the early 1900’s as a resort famous for its natural hot springs, fishing possibilities on the Yampa River, and abundant hunting in the surrounding national forests and wilderness areas. Today, summer activities also include three championship golf courses, kayaking, hiking the numerous trail systems, and horseback riding. Steamboat is located in Colorado’s Yampa Valley just 160 scenic miles northwest of Denver, with easy access by car or by plane via the Yampa Valley Regional Airport, just 22 miles from the center of town.
Steamboat Springs lodging opportunities allow easy exploration of the multitude of activities provided for the area visitor. Not only can one enjoy outdoor fun all four seasons long, but if shopping is more to your liking, you will be in retail heaven! Nearly 250 shops and boutiques include art galleries, western outfitters, outdoor retailers and gifts shops, which are primarily contained in two pedestrian-friendly shopping areas that include downtown Steamboat itself and the Mountain Village, located at the base of the ski area. These two areas are only two miles apart and are serviced by the free city bus. For dining pleasure, Steamboat Springs features over 70 restaurants that will satisfy every range of appetites, including the most discerning palates, with fresh local game and fresh fish flown in daily as specialties.
No matter what the size of your group is, Steamboat Springs lodging choices are varied from small and intimate, perfect for a romantic getaway, to private mountainside homes with five bedrooms, all outfitted with amenities to accommodate a large family, a wedding party, or perhaps a family reunion. One company in particular manages an array of condos, townhomes and private homes for homeowners who wish to share their furnished homes with visitors to the area. Steamboat Lodging Properties pride themselves in being “Your on the Mountain Source for Lodging” and feature an array of properties from affordable one bedroom condominiums to luxury five bedroom homes. For the enjoyment of guests, all properties contain free high speed Internet, a hot tub and fireplaces, as well as additional amenities per property type. This company’s versatile lodging combinations, as well as their highly informative website that allows online reservations, makes vacation planning to Steamboat Springs, Colorado a pleasurable and simplified experience.