As you flip through the calendar pages marking down important dates, you may be surprised to discover that Father’s Day is just a few short weeks, perhaps even days away! It’s ok, even in the best of times we tend to overlook this holiday, saving most of our time and attention for our mothers on THEIR special day! We think, however, this year should be different. Our dads are the unsung heroes who change our tires, pick up sick kids from school, and climb up on roofs to nail down shingles before a big storm. Isn’t it time to let them know how much we appreciate them? A trip to Steamboat Springs and a stay in one of our Four Seasons Steamboat escapes this summer will more than make up for any lapses of the past, and this guide to all the fun that can be had will make this Father’s Day one he will never forget with these Steamboat Springs activities!
Drop a Line in the Yampa River With These Steamboat Springs Activities
The Yampa River offers a variety of spots where the fish are always biting, so giving dad a few hours of solitude (along with a cooler full of beer!) is easy. Just remember that for about 4 miles, this is a catch and release area. For those who prefer a hike and to take home their catch of the day, Sarvis Creek Wilderness has quite a few hot spots, and the trout found here are quite delicious!
18 Holes of Fun and Breathtaking Scenery
Golf is a time-honored tradition for most dads, and the Rollingstone Ranch Golf Course is one of our favorite places to chase that dimpled white ball! Designed by Robert Trent Jones II, the scenery may distract you, but true fans will want to pinch themselves when they see they are on one of Fairways Magazine’s top 100 golf courses. And of course, a visit to the 19th Hole, otherwise known as the Fish Creek Grille, will be the perfect way to end your day of fun on the greens. Two outdoor patios allow guests to drink in the views as they drink down their favorite beverages!
Take a Hike
Steamboat Springs is such a beautiful town to explore, and when you hike along the trails that traverse the area, Dad gets an up close and personal look at our town’s charms. From the hike to Fish Creek Falls to the Hot Springs Trail, the views will stun, and if you pack a suit and a towel, chances are you can take a little swim to cool off on this warm summer’s day!
Smoke a Stogie
Looking for something a little less healthy to enjoy? The dad in your life works hard to do what’s right, but sometimes a good cigar and an excellent whiskey is all he will want! Smoker Friendly, found at 1815 Central Park Drive, can help with the first part of your equation for a perfect day (their Blue Label Honduran Series cigars never fail to please), and the Steamboat Whiskey Company offers the latter part! Offering award-winning whiskey, vodka, gin, and for those who like to live dangerously, their special Steamboat Springs Territorial Moonshine, your dad will soon be asking to spend every Father’s Day in Colorado!
Every Father Loves a Thick and Juicy Steak
The Ore House at the Pine Grove offers delicious steaks, desserts, and drinks all served in a wild West atmosphere that has been a popular attraction for just under 50 years. Located at 1465 Pine Grove Road and housed in a barn that was once a part of a working cattle ranch that dated back to 1889, the Ore House will be the highlight of every dad’s visit. Looking for menu suggestions? Try the Whiskey Beef and you will never go back to regular steak ever again!
Raise Your Glass in a Toast to Dad
Sometimes all we want out of life is a day with no responsibilities, and a day of drinking with dad is the perfect way to show him you care! Double Z Bar & BBQ, the Barley Tap & Tavern, and Old Town Pub & Restaurant are just a few of the local watering holes we think he will love, but if your dad is the cool type that loves to get “jiggy with it,” a visit to Schmiggity’s Live Music & Dance Bar may offer the perfect ending to his perfect day! Offering live music and fantastic happy hour specials, Schmiggity’s promises to be a fun adventure for everyone in your traveling party!
Lazy Days with Four Seasons Steamboat
Not all adventures involve leaving the warm embrace of your Four Seasons Steamboat holiday escape. Sometimes spending a quiet day at “home” sleeping in late, watching television, and soaking in the hot tub can be all the excitement dear old dad needs! Reserve your stay with us today.