As we all adjust to the new normal, longer shipping times, shortages at the supermarket, and telecommuting to work have just become a part of life. We just plan ahead if we need something delivered, we reevaluate and create new meal plans, and of course, we’ve fallen in love with the commute from the bedroom to the kitchen table! But what about our children? In most cases, they are separated from their friends, have to spend long hours in front of a computer screen, and when they have questions for their teachers, those questions have to be emailed and answered later down the line. This is not something they asked for, and it breaks our hearts to see their disappointment, but there is something you can do to give them a little boost. As we parents grow frustrated as well, our telecommuting schedule allows us to turn to homeschooling, and we have all learned that the home does not have to be ours! An educational journey to the historically rich and scenically stunning mountain town of Steamboat Springs is in your future. Our guide to Steamboat Springs activities for an educational journey in our area will help make this getaway a successful one!
Math Can Be Fun With These Steamboat Springs Activities
The worst part of teaching is having to dig back into our memory banks and remember the math we generally don’t use, but because you are ingenious, planning a budget is about to give your child a lesson in life skills AND a math project for the day! Setting aside a sum of money and explaining how it needs to be divided into housing costs, food costs, and entertainment for every member of the family may also give them a better appreciation of the financial realities you face every day, especially when you explain the part about setting aside money for emergencies!
History That Doesn’t Make You Yawn
Remembering that the war of 1812 began on June 18th and ended nearly three years later on February 18th, 1815 doesn’t really do it for people; if you aren’t a huge trivia buff planning on being a Jeopardy contestant, is it really necessary? For many kids, though, getting the opportunity to see what a typical day was like during World War II times is not just fascinating—it can change their lives! The Tread of Pioneers Museum, located at 800 Oak Street, gives your kids that visual experience, offering exhibits that honor the war heroes, explore the hot springs (to be included in your science module as well?), and perhaps most interesting of all, allows them to see and touch the items in the Pioneer Kids Bedroom Hands-on Discovery Exhibit! Field trips can be fun again as your inquisitive youngster compares the clothing to what they wear today, plays with teddy bears and tea pots, and tries to decipher what the tools found in the “What is this?” game were meant to be used for!
Recess on the Slopes?
Homeschool teachers make their own schedules, and if one day you decide you want to have an entire morning of recess spent outdoors, more power to you! Combine physical education and the freedom of recess and head out on a hike on one of the many trails in the area. Fish Creek Fall is a great spot for hiking, and you’ll be rewarded with some scenic sights as well!
If you are forced to stick to a strict schedule (online schooling can be done from our Four Seasons Steamboat Springs vacation escapes also), there will still be moments of freedom interspersed throughout the day. Recess can be a walk around the neighborhood or a quick soak in the hot tub, and lunch does not have to be prepared by mom, even though our fully equipped kitchens bring the joy back into cooking! As you take some of the schoolwork outside on the deck to enjoy views, you’ll soon discover that all that fresh air and new knowledge is sure to bring about a huge appetite that can only be sated with a visit to Winona’s, located at 617 Lincoln Avenue. Serving large portions of your favorite American dishes in a casual and inviting space, a meal here fills the belly and feeds the soul!
You Get the Picture
Homeschooling brings about exciting options, guaranteed to bring the happy smile back to your child’s face when you make our Four Seasons Steamboat properties your temporary classroom! There is no end to the creativity you can unleash as you model your learning modules after specific activities here in town; art classes can even be held at the Steamboat Art Museum, located in a former bank building at 801 Lincoln Avenue. Reserve your stay with us today and enjoy the many enriching Steamboat Springs activities!
This is the year to spend your Thanksgiving in Steamboat Springs! Add in a stay in one of our stylish and comfortable Four Seasons Steamboat vacation sanctuaries and you will soon realize your blessings are piling up. This guide to enjoying your Thanksgiving getaway to Steamboat Springs will ensure that this holiday will be one you never want to end.
Everything You Need to Make Your Day Special On Your Getaway to Steamboat Spings
From the first moments inside to the final look behind you as you walk away from the vacation of your dreams, Four Seasons Steamboat holiday homes will offer something special to make this Thanksgiving one for the record books! Featuring fully equipped kitchens that are the heart of the home, your first glimpse will have you picturing the perfection of your favorite feast.
As your older children join you in the preparations, the Thanksgiving Day Parade will be playing on state-of-the-art television in the living room and a fire will be crackling merrily in the fireplace. Can you picture your family seated around the large wooden table in front of the generously sized window overlooking the Colorado landscape? There is enough room for all of you, and although the views may temporarily distract you from the happenings, the sight of that golden turkey you’ve been smelling all day will quickly bring you back to the meal and the family you love so much! Perhaps you will have Christmas music dancing through the air in preparation for the next holiday or maybe the noise of happy chatter and genuine laughter is all the music you need as you talk about the year that is rapidly passing and the one that is just around the corner.
Soaking in the hot tub after the big feast is a perfect way to stay warm and loosen up tight muscles as Black Friday shopping requires you to be ready to move! And as the moon rises in the velvety black sky above you, the bubbles in the hot tub happily surround you, and the cool night air gently kisses your cheeks, you will know that this moment right here and now is as close to perfect as any moment could be.
The Cook Is on Vacation Too!
The problem with holiday getaways is that the cook in your family may feel as if they are not getting a break, but we can promise it will be different in Steamboat Springs! Reserve a fully cooked turkey dinner from the local Safeway, eliminating cooking and cleaning and adding more time spent with family on your checklist, or check out the local restaurants that may be offering a little something for you to take home and devour.
You Deserve a Million More Moments Like These
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There are many different types of vacations to be had in this world, most of which can be experienced right here in Steamboat Springs. Some of our favorite options include the ski vacation, where every minute of every day is centered around the slopes, and the nature getaway, where travelers spend all their days outside learning about the natural beauty of Colorado. But don’t forget about the historic journey! The latter may not be one that you thought pertained to Steamboat Springs, but our history is a long and rich one that leads back to the Yampatika Ute and Arapaho tribes that used our small village as hunting grounds in the summer. If your journey to Steamboat Springs is destined to be a peek into our past, this guide will ensure your stay is one you will dream about for years to come!
How Steamboat Springs Got Its Name
It was the sounds of the natural mineral springs that were once used for healing by the natives who made this area their home that gave us our name. Thought to sound similar to the steam engines of a steamboat, it is believed that French trappers first came up with the name. When you visit, whether for the first time or the 100th time, you’ll want to make sure you stop and explore any of the hot springs found in the area. Thought to have mystical properties, the warm waters do ease aches and pains, and Old Town Hot Springs is one of our favorite places to soak on a cold winter’s day!
Raise a Toast to Its Beauty on Your Journey to Steamboat Springs
You can drink a toast to the beauty of our town while exploring a bit of history when you visit the Old Town Pub & Restaurant located at 600 Lincoln Avenue. Constructed around 1904, the pub got its start as a hotel and went through many changes, including serving as the town’s first hospital, post office, and for a while, it was the local movie theater. We have to admit, we love today’s version the most: a local bar offering live music, a dance floor, and a meeting place for those who love the taste of a good cold beer!
The Tread of Pioneers Museum
When traveling with children, you may find yourself avoiding museums as they can be staid and stuffy places that do not hold the attention of the younger set, but the Tread of Pioneers Museum is not your standard museum, offering interactive exhibits geared toward children, a kids’ scavenger hunt that can only be completed by paying close attention to the exhibits, and a Western Heritage section that is guaranteed to be a hit with the cowboy-loving youth in your family! But before you start to worry that this museum doesn’t have anything of interest for you, the stories that are told about Steamboat Springs beginnings and the beautiful home (Queen Anne, built in 1901) which holds all the stories, exhibits, and artifacts are sure to change your mind! Located at 800 Oak Street, this glimpse of our history will help you understand and appreciate our mountain village even more!
Skiing Through History
The Howelsen Hill Ski Area offers the nation’s oldest continuously running ski area, which means you can have a fabulous day on the slopes while enjoying a taste of history! And although the ski area is small, it is certainly mighty, as in addition to being the oldest ski area, it’s been the training spot for 89 Olympic hopefuls, many of which have earned medals during their competitions. Created by Carl Howelsen, a world-famous ski jumper, it is also considered the largest ski jumping complex in our country.
The differences in our high-tech learning methods of today are visible when you explore the Mesa Schoolhouse constructed in 1916. Located at 34191 US-40, it can be difficult to believe that this diminutive red building once held students from grades 1-8. Converted to a private residence in the 1960s, today it belongs to the city and can be rented out for meetings and gatherings and is one of our favorite historical properties in the region! The dark red contrasts beautifully with the white snow in the winter, but it charms all who view it during any season of the year.
A Visit to the Past
A visit to the past is made that much sweeter when you choose a thoroughly modern Four Seasons Steamboat vacation escape to sleep in every night. Offering all the modern conveniences and a comfortable style that is inviting and welcoming, these properties are designed to make you wish you could stay forever—reserve yours today!
Today is the day your journey brings you to the beautiful town of Steamboat Springs and a stay in one of our comfortable and luxurious Four Seasons Steamboat vacation hideaways. Because we know you will want to be outside as much as possible, this guide to the natural Steamboat Springs attractions for which our Colorado mountain town is famous will ensure this getaway will be one you remember happily for years to come!
Fish Creek Falls
In spite of the advice we have been given in song, chasing waterfalls is one of our favorite vacation activities! There is something uniquely beautiful about the simple act of water falling over rocks, and Fish Creek Falls offers the perfect example. Located in the Routt National Forest, about 5 miles out of town, Fish Creek Falls reaches a height of over 280 feet, and while it is a popular tourist activity, if you visit during the off-season it will almost feel as if it belongs solely to you and your family. In the winter, the breathtaking sight of the frozen water pausing on its downwards journey creates a photo opportunity well worth braving the frigid temperatures, and if you are lucky, you may get to add a little extra action to your shot: Ice climbers enjoy pitting their wits against the falls as they scale its frozen face! Surrounded by trails, including one that takes you to the base and one that takes you to a viewing point that offers unparalleled views of the falls in all its glory, there are many reasons why Fish Creek Falls is a local favorite.
The hot springs that dot the area are always fascinating to first-time visitors, as they get to experience the natural hot water coming out of the ground in hot tub essence! While there is a large list of hot springs in the area, there’s one particular water source located on Lincoln Avenue that holds a piece of our heart: Old Town Hot Springs, which has been the go-to spot since the Ute Indians first claimed this piece of land about 1000 years ago! Offering a steady 102-degree temperature, sinking into the slightly bubbling waters on a cold winter’s day is an experience you will dream about many times after your Colorado vacation has ended! Another local hot spot is the tranquil and beautiful Strawberry Park Hot Springs. These natural wonders of Steamboat feature runoffs from different springs, such as Heart Springs in downtown Steamboat. Whichever spring you decide to visit, remember, as clear and refreshing as it looks, the hot water is NOT for drinking!
The Park Range Mountains
Although we are known for our local hot springs, it’s the mountains that surround our town that are our biggest claim to fame, and the mountain range listed above is home to Steamboat Ski Resort. Throughout the Park Range Mountains, experience our not only our transcending resort but many backcountry ski options! We are known world-wide for offering trails for skiers of all experience levels and the opportunity to ski for a weekend and never take the same trail twice! Steamboat Ski Resort and the mountain range that makes up the nearly 3000 acres of trails, however, isn’t the only game in town, as Howelsen Hill Ski Area offers a more intimate ski experience. This is where the Olympic hopefuls train, so if you’re hanging out in the winter, keep an eye on your skiing companions; you may just see them on the big screen someday, bringing the gold to the United States!
These same mountains feature hiking trails with an ever-changing view, depending on the season. From the bright green of budding leaves on the trees in the spring to the lush verdant green in the summer to the kaleidoscope of colors draping the trees in the fall, the sights, sounds, and scents discovered in the mountains never fail to amaze.
Parks, Rivers, and Your Naturally Beautiful Four Seasons Vacation Escape
The natural beauty of Steamboat Springs has attracted visitors from all over the world, and whether you are enjoying the colorful artistry found at Yampa River Botanic Park or the views seen from the windows of your Four Seasons Steamboat seasonal hideaway, every minute of your day promises to be filled with joy. Reserve your stay today!
Wherever you find yourself at this time of year, chances are stepping out the door can be akin to stepping into the fiery flames of the sun. As hot days stretch out before us as we drift deeper into the summer months, we dream of the cooler days that seem to be so far away we will never reach them! We at Four Seasons Steamboat, however, are here to tell you that in spite of what the thermometer on your back patio is telling you, fall is close at hand, and if you choose to jumpstart the season with a Steamboat Springs getaway, we’re here to help! With temperatures ranging from the low 70s down as low as 16 degrees by November’s end, it is the perfect time to wear the new seasonal outfits that are already displayed in your local department stores!
October is when fall arrives in full strength, bringing with it the scent of fireplaces, pumpkin spice, and sometimes the first whiffs of an early snowfall! Dressed in your autumn finest and competing with the fires in the trees, venture out for a scenic drive and drink in the peace and beauty of your surroundings as you point your car in the direction of Buffalo Pass. Aspen trees turned to brilliant shades of gold, orange, and red line the streets, and the heavy clouds seem to touch the tops of the mountains along the way. Could there be snow in the forecast? It is quite possible, as the first snowfall of winter generally arrives in the month of October, but don’t worry, Steamboat Springs Ski Resort does not normally open until right around Thanksgiving.
If your visit occurs near the latter part of the month, the trees may be bare, and the ground may be blanketed with snow as you prepare for Halloween fun. There is no way of predicting what Halloween will look like in Steamboat Springs this year, but if a night of scary movies, all the candy you can eat, and a pumpkin martini sipped in front of a roaring fire sounds good to you, we’ve got the perfect spot reserved for you. The plush and comfortable sofa in the living room of your Four Seasons holiday hideaway is awaiting!
Thankful for Getaways
As we enter the last full month of the fall season, the snow begins to fall in earnest, creating a bucolic landscape that you will not be able to resist capturing with that fancy camera on your cell phone. Bundle up and take a walk in the neighborhood surrounding your idyllic hideaway or head to the stores for a bit of early Christmas shopping. Even though at this moment you are probably sitting in your recliner at home with air conditioner on blast, by the time November rolls around, the season will be in full swing! During a Thanksgiving visit, why not take advantages of our luxurious Four Seasons Steamboat rental properties? Light a fire in the fireplace, turn the television to the annual Thanksgiving Parade, and create a Turkey Day feast in the fully equipped kitchen! A low-key holiday spent with the ones you love can be the one you remember most fondly years down the road.
The Time is Now
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Since the world has adapted to working from home, we find ourselves on a new wave of corporate work. Many of us now experience more flexibility in our jobs in terms of an in-office presence, face-to-face meetings, and even PTO. We are learning into this new way of living with better than ever work-life-balance.
Having a view of backyards and sleeping babies is much preferred to no view at all, and if we don’t like the view, what law states we HAVE to work from home while working remote? Does your boss really care if you attend Zoom meetings from the comfort and luxurious style of one of our Four Seasons Steamboat vacation escapes rather than from the vantage point of your living room sofa?
It Doesn’t Matter How You Get Here
Traveling by planes, trains, or automobiles are all possibilities to arrive here in Steamboat Springs. Whether you fly direct, or take a train to Denver and hitch a ride up, it’s time buy those tickets or gas up your car and head to Steamboat Springs! We offer free Wi-Fi, so you won’t have to worry about attending meetings, getting reports completed and handed in, or not being able to clock in and out every day of your stay!
Working from Home Has Never Been So Perfect
Offering a choice of luxurious and comfortable spaces in which you can open up your laptop, spread out your files, and turn on a little background music, the work you do here may end up being some of your best stuff! On those perfect days when you can’t handle being cooped up inside another minute, the view of the mountains is yours to enjoy when you set up your “home office” on the deck located off the back of the house! And when hunger pangs strike, you don’t have to make do with a sandwich thrown together in haste in the kitchen while the rest of your family is out exploring the sights of Steamboat Springs. Many of our restaurants offer delivery options! Enjoy a sandwich from charming Winona’s Restaurant, your favorite slice from Beau Jo’s Colorado Style Pizza, or sushi from Sambi Canton Restaurant. Or, if you feel the need to get out and soak up the sunshine of another perfect day in paradise, many of our local restaurants welcome remote workers to hitch on their wifi for an afternoon!
When the Work is Done
You may be tied to your laptop and phone for eight hours of every weekday, but what about the other free hours of each day? Spending some time shopping in the stores that line the streets of downtown or taking an hour or so and heading up the mountain for a view of the sunset and the beauty of Steamboat Springs’s natural landscape will make your getaway the perfect escape! Fill your weekend moments with hikes to the Fish Creek Falls and picnics in the park as you explore all that Little Toots Park has to offer, including playground equipment, barbecue grills, and river access for a day of fun that will never end.
You’ll Never Want to Leave
The only downside to your Colorado getaway will be the desire to never leave, especially once you catch your first glimpse of our Four Seasons Steamboat luxurious escapes! When you’re not working, they offer plenty to keep you occupied. Some feature game rooms with pool tables, others offer private hot tubs under the stars, and still others offer access to a community pool in which our summer visitors can frolic and play. Every space is different, but all offer a quiet luxury designed to spoil! Our rentals also include fully equipped kitchens designed to make meal prep fun, plush and comfortable furnishings in the living areas, and comfortable beds and mattresses in the bedroom retreats. Contact us to reserve yours today!
As summer winds its way to a laborious end, most of us are ready for the heat to go away and the cooler days of fall to begin. In Steamboat Springs by Labor Day Weekend, we have already turned the corner towards those cooler days with temperatures rarely rising over 72 degrees, making it the perfect spot to visit during the final summer holiday! Pack a jacket and your favorite jeans, trade in your flip flops for hiking boots, and set your bikini aside; Labor Day promises to be an oasis of much needed cool after a summer of rising mercury and humid days and nights! This guide to your Labor Day vacation to Steamboat Springs and a stay in one of our Four Seasons Steamboat luxury escapes will help make this getaway one you will never forget!
The View from Above on your Labor Day vacation to Steamboat Springs
Everywhere you turn in Steamboat Springs you’re sure to find a site that brings a smile to your face during your holiday getaway. However, if you really want a bird’s eye view, the hike to Hahn’s Peak is exactly what the doctor ordered. The hike is a steep one, peaking at the 10,389-foot-high summit, but don’t stop there! The old fire watchtower found up here offers even better views and a peek into the history of our small-town paradise. Your children will love learning that this mountain is an inactive volcano!
Taking a Sunday Drive on a Monday
The best thing about vacations is being able to explore on your own schedule, and that includes taking a scenic drive any day of the week. The countryside and ranchland throughout Routt County holds a rich and verdant luster that will photograph beautifully! Take the Buffalo pass along County Road 36 & 38, follow Highway 131 to Yampa, or trace the route to Rabbit Ears Pass. There’s no specific destination in this journey, but the photographs you capture along the way will make this road trip one of your favorites!
Hiking is Good for Your Soul
Hiking in Steamboat Springs is one of our favorite ways to center ourselves after a crazy work week, so don’t be surprised to find yourself exploring the many trails that cross the area during your Colorado visit. Each trail offers new surprises, including a 110-year-old barn along the Mad Creek Trail, a dip in the hot springs when you take the Hot Springs Trail, and a scenic backdrop that will take your breath away when you take the Gilpin Lake Trail. The sight of the mountains reflecting against the clear lake waters will convince you that this is a walk you were destined to make!
As we practice safe social distancing, we are learning the benefits of getting away from the crowds and into the wild, you can continue to stay safe during your Steamboat Springs Labor Day vacation! Rent a bike from Steamboat Ski and Bike Kare and head out to many of the trails in the area. The South Fork Loop is a 12-mile roundtrip jaunt through the mountains and along the south fork of the Elk River, while the Coulton Creek Loop offers a slightly more difficult and lengthier exploration of the region. Expert bikers who love an adventure may choose the Nipple Peak Loop; rated double black diamond and lasting 30 miles round trip, this trail can be found by taking CR 129 North to Forest Road.
Labor Less, Relax More
Of course, the best way to celebrate a holiday dedicated to all the work we do is by doing less, something you will find incredibly easy to do in our Four Seasons Steamboat holiday hideaways! Sleep in late on sheets that are silky soft, frolic with your pup in one of our pet-friendly rentals or sit in that reclining chair by the window watching the ever-changing landscape of one of our mountain chalets. Every home offers a sweet surprise that will make your stay a memorable one! Soaking in a hot tub under the stars is an experience designed to soothe your soul as the sounds of the night lull you into a peaceful state of relaxation that is well deserved after a year filled with uncertainty and troubles. There’s so much to do in our luxurious vacation homes, but the best thing about this farewell to summer getaway is knowing you don’t have to do anything you don’t want to. Reserve yours today and discover a luxurious dream come true!
When you own your own business, the changes can be slower yet, but during every step of the way there have been some notable people who have stood beside you even during the most confusing moments; those people, of course, are your employees, without whom you would not be where you are today! Essential in more ways than you can count, this group has gotten up every morning and reported to duty to ensure that your business continues to be a success, and if you’re looking for ways to thank them for their steadfastness, a corporate retreat to Steamboat Springs and a stay in one of our Four Seasons Steamboat luxury escapes is about as close to perfect as you can get.
Steamboat Corporate Retreat
Practice those team building skills as your employees take turns prepping meals in our spacious and cheerful kitchens. Included appliances make it easy, and the camaraderie your employees share will make it fun! Dining areas with seating enough for everyone serve multiple purposes, allowing guests to chat over coffee, play board games (Monopoly NEVER gets old!) and of course, come together for the evening meal. Grills are included for those who are less than domestically inclined, but if you want to really treat your people, conducting an epicurean journey through the beauty of Steamboat can be a wonderful way to show you appreciate them!
In the living areas, state of the art televisions can be used for watching movies, playing video games, or watching the big game. Even if everyone supports different teams, you will all enjoy the time together as your group learns it’s okay to not always win! When the sun sets over the mountains, retreating to the haven of our cozy bedrooms can give your employees relaxation and privacy.
If you’ve owned your business for any amount of time, chances are you’ve read all the books about team building and know all the exercises, but sometimes the best way to build a great team is by spending a few days just playing! Take in a round of golf at Haymaker Golf Course and enjoy a few drinks at the 19th hole afterwards in the summer, hike to Fish Creek Falls in the fall, when the trees are ablaze with a fiery beauty, or ski down the slopes of Steamboat Ski Resort on a crisp and cold winter day. These are the stories your employees will talk about endlessly around the water cooler! If you really want to wow them, the Zephyr Helicopter Company offers tours of the countryside that will change the lives of everyone who gets the opportunity. The view of Steamboat Springs from the sky is absolutely incredible!
Free Time During the Day
Depending on how long you stay, letting the group break up and enjoy their separate interests is a great idea. Hiking and biking the mountains or participating in a little retail therapy in town is always fun! Pick up something sparkly from the Jewelry & Fossil Shop of Steamboat, something artistic and colorful from Steamboat Art Company, or something quirky and fun from the Steamboat Hat Shop. All three of these stores (and many more) are located within walking distance of each other on Lincoln Avenue. Dining options are numerous and include Winona’s Restaurant for those who love an incredible breakfast, or Laundry, a renovated laundromat that specializes in unique and fine dining.
Come Together for Fun at Night
When the sun sets over the mountains, the laughter and fun continue with hot tub moments and ghost stories told in front of a roaring fire. Nights in Steamboat can get chilly, but you and your essential employees will be basking the night away in warmth and comfort. Reserve your Four Seasons Steamboat corporate retreat today!
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.
Although there is plenty to do inside during your Steamboat Springs getaway, most visitors find they prefer to play outside as much as possible, especially after being cooped up in their homes for the last couple of months! Needing the freedom of the horizon extending out for miles before them and falling in love with the stunning beauty of our Colorado landscape, all those weeks of planning and dreaming are coming to fruition at last. And because we want to ensure that every minute of your stay in our mountain paradise will be filled with adventure, we’re providing this guide to all the outdoor Steamboat Springs activities you can enjoy during your stay in Steamboat Springs!
A Walk in the Park
This activity can only be enjoyed from spring until the first real snow of the season, but the beauty of the Yampa River Botanic Park is something every traveler should see! Offering a variety of gardens, including rock gardens, rose gardens, and vegetable gardens, every step you take along the paths is designed to make you stop and appreciate the charms of Mother Nature. Children of all ages delight in the butterfly and hummingbird gardens, while gardeners from all over the world can learn how to adapt and conserve in their own gardens when they visit the Water Wise Gardens. The Tranquility Garden is an especially sweet place to sit and spend some time. After all we’ve been through lately, don’t we all deserve a little tranquility in our lives?
Being in Hot Water Isn’t Always a Bad Thing
The Old Town Hot Springs offers a fitness center for your continued health and wellbeing, but it’s the pools of hot spring water that will soothe your soul as they wash away your troubles. It’s impossible to feel anything less than wonderful as the steam rises around you, even during the coldest days of winter. The trees laden with snow, the skies gray and steely, and the quiet chatter of other hot springs worshippers finding their own peace will offer an experience you aren’t likely to forget any time soon. Old Town Hot Springs is a wonderful spot to visit during the other seasons as well; the waterslides are particularly refreshing in the summer!
The Mountains Standing Guard
No matter where you find yourself in Steamboat Springs, you’ll be surrounded by majestic mountains standing guard over our hometown. Emerald Mountain is one of the more popular places to play during every season. In the winter, of course, skiing and snowboarding are how we spend our hours, but once the snow melts, the slopes feature a new kind of adventure. Hiking the trails, including the Mad Creek Barn and Spring Creek Trails, is the perfect way to get in some exercise while exploring the beauty of the area. Mountain biking allows daredevils to have even more fun during their explorations, and horseback rides offered local ranches gives proof that the west is still wild in many ways!
Taking Up New Hobbies
During our regular lives, hobbies and play time can be limited as we maneuver our way through work meetings and school events, social obligations and homework, and all the other obstacles life throws in our paths. But during vacation, the hours open up before us, allowing us to try new things, including hobbies we may never have considered before! Standing in a field testing our artistic skills with paint and palette, or, for those who lack drawing skills, standing in the same field with camera in hand can be the start of a lifetime of artistic endeavors. We can promise there will be any number of scenic spots guaranteed to bring you inspiration.
The Magic of Waterfalls
What is it about the simple act of water tumbling over rocks into a pool below that brings us so much joy? We find ourselves chasing waterfalls, no matter the season, and the magic is tangible when we reach our goal. Fish Creek Falls is one of our favorite spots for family photos, romantic lunches, or quiet moments of contemplation. Located off Fish Creek Falls Road, the 280-foot-high waterfall offers two ways to enjoy its beauty: a quick and easy hike to the upper section or a quiet jaunt to the lower section. Once you’ve found your way there, we’re pretty sure you’ll find your way back again and again and again!
The Heart of Your Vacation and Plenty of Steamboat Springs Activities
In addition to all the wonderful activities we’ve shown you above, you may also find that the heart of your vacation resides right here in your Four Seasons Steamboat escape! Spending time simmering in the soothing heat of the hot tub, grilling a thick and juicy steak after a long day on the slopes, or tossing a ball for your fur baby to fetch in one of our pet-friendly properties is the perfect way to spend a lazy Tuesday during your sojourn in Steamboat Springs. Reserve your stay with us today and experience the many Steamboat Springs activities waiting for you!
Steamboat has no shortage of beautiful wedding venues to make your day unforgettable. Whether you’re planning a rustic, Western wedding, or a modern and elegant aesthetic, Steamboat has the resources to make your day perfect.
Check out diverse wedding venues that encompass the day you’ve always dreamed of! Here are just a few venues that are perfect for a dream-like day in Steamboat.
Flying Diamond Ranch
In addition, whether you’re planning your own wedding or relying on the services of others, there are many incredible wedding and event planners here in Steamboat. If you’re planning a destination wedding, these resources are perfect to give you a local’s guide weddings here in beautiful Steamboat Springs.
One Fine Day Productions is Steamboat Springs’ premiere wedding and event planning studio. This company is your one-stop shop for complete wedding and event planning and coordination. In addition, Lindsey also provides floral design, invitations, decor and more. No matter the season or size, One Fine Day has experience planning events of all kinds. Therefore, if you’re looking to have a small, intimate winter wedding or a summer soiree for hundreds, Lindsey does it all. One Fine Day and Lindsey Grannis are equipped to make all your event dreams come true.
Soul Spark Events is owned and operated by the lovely Alexandra Mathisen. Well-adversed in the trade, Alex provides day-of coordinating, event planning, decor, vendor relations, and much more. Furthermore, Soul Spark Events has bountiful knowledge around local vendors and venues, itineraries, housing accommodations and transportation.
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When planning an event in Steamboat, consider Four Seasons Steamboat for your vacation rentals. We have stunning homes that can fit the whole wedding party. In addition, we have more intimate locations for you and your loved one to spend honeymooning. From a downtown condo to our mountainside locations, Four Seasons Steamboat can provide you with housing accommodations for your wedding in Steamboat. When looking for a luxurious vacation rental, a private home, or a place for the whole family to vacation, we have wonderful rental properties. Vacation like a local with Four Seasons Steamboat. For lodging, head back to our home page here.
Nothing quite hits the spot after a long day of skiing like pizza does. Whether its by-the-slice or the biggest pizza money can buy, Steamboat Springs has some amazing pizza places. You can’t go wrong with taking the family and friends to a great restaurant! From plain cheese for the kiddos to all the toppings you can muster up, Steamboat has local pizza favorites that we are just dying to share! While enjoying your Steamboat getaway, make sure to book with Four Seasons Steamboat and check out these incredible pizzerias!
How Ya Doin Pizza and Eatz – 1885 Elk River Plaza – (970) 875-316
One of the newer pizza restaurants to the scene, How Ya Doin Pizza and Eatz brings East Coast pizza style to the Boat. Located next to Storm Peak Brewing, this pizza joint is the real deal — fresh ingredients with no skimping on toppings. It’s definitely our go-to for pizza! This unique hang-out spot prides itself on exciting topping combinations, options for even the pickiest of kids, and a diverse menu. What makes this restaurant even more tempting is it’s convenient location next to Storm Peak Brewery, another local favorite!
Mambo Italiano – 521 Lincoln Avenue – (970) 870-0500
Mambo Italiano has been part of the Steamboat restaurant community since 2003 and for good reason. With a great bar, classic Italian food, and amazing wood-fired pizza, this one is hard to beat. Mambo is the perfect spot for those looking for a more formal dining experience rather than a casual eatery. Paired with a diverse wine list and exciting seasonal plates, Mambo is classic and delicious when it comes to all-things-Italian.
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Blue Sage Pizza – 685 Marketplace Plaza – (970) 870-8600
Blue Sage is a laid-back pizzeria in Wildhorse Plaza near the mountain. They offer all styles of pizza including deep-dish, thin-crust & classic pies, plus wings, salad & beer. With a great lunch special and a convenient delivery option, Blue Sage is perfect for a quick mid-day bite. If you’re in dire need of a quick slice, Blue Sage is one of the few that sells by the slice!
Brooklynn’s Pizzeria – 57 10th Street – (970) 871-1000
Brooklynn’s is the place to be when spending an afternoon moseying downtown. A longtime family-run joint on the main road, Brooklynn’s offers hand-tossed pizza by the pie or slice, plus wings & hoagies. With casual picnic tables out front, great pizza, and delivery, this is a great pitstop is a jam-packed day of family activities.
Come check out Steamboat Springs’ incredible eateries around the city. From a downtown condo to our mountainside locations, Four Seasons Steamboat can provide you with housing accommodations for your trip to Steamboat. Regardless if you are looking for a luxurious vacation rental, a private home, or a place for the whole family to vacation, we have the rental properties and vacation homes you and your loved ones will always remember. Vacation like a local with Four Seasons Steamboat. For lodging, head back to our home page here.
When bopping around Steamboat, there are some incredible happy hours to check out. Whether you’re kicking your ski boots off after 17,000 vertical, or enjoying a riverside margarita in the summer, we are here to share with you the best Steamboat happy hours. Plan your trip with Four Seasons Steamboat to check out these incredible cocktails and deals!
Aurum – 811 Yampa St – (970) 879-9500
From 4:30 to 6pm daily, head over to the delicious and popular Aurum. Located right along to Yampa River, this is a great place for date night or a sophisticated night out with friends. One of the more cultivated restaurants of Steamboat, this is a great place for both winter and summer visitors. Check out $7 cocktails, $5 Palladio blend, and 1/2 off draft beers. Also try one of their incredible happy hour appetizers such as $9 Aurum Nachos, $6 House Smoked Pork Ribs, Crispy Curried Cauliflower or Parmesan Fries, and an $8 Daily Flatbread Selection.
Laundry Kitchen and Cocktails – 127 11th St – (970) 870-0681
Laundry is noted as a favorite by most locals. As the #1 Steamboat restaurant on trip advisor, this laid-back and intimate setting is the perfect ambiance for date night. From 4:30 to 6, head to the historic Soda Creek building next to Creekside Cafe. Incredible small plates during happy hour are available from tacos, to a seasonal veggie plate, shoestring potatoes, or charcuterie! Drink specials are as follows:
$5 well drinks
$7 daily house-infused cocktail
$9 daily house-infused martini
$1 off cocktails
Wine by time (Price of select wines is the same as the time — $4.30 at 4:30pm, etc.)
Half-price straight pours (Sundays Scotch, Tuesdays American whiskey, Thursdays tequila)
Truffle Pig – 2250 Après Ski Way – (970) 879 – 7470
There is one thing all skiers and snowboarders can agree on — happy hour after a day on the mountain is a must! Truffle Pig is located right above the main gondola at Steamboat Spring’s Mountain Base. After crushing it on the slopes all day, unbind those boots from 2-5pm for $4 well drinks and shots, beers as low as $2.50, and $5 to $7 cocktails. There are tons of delicious food options as well, starting as low as $7.
Sunpies – 735 Yampa Avenue – (970) 870-3360
For summer lovers, a riverside drink a must-do experience while visiting Steamboat. The casual Sunpies’ located on Yampa Street is a favorite! For those who like to kick their feet up, holler at passing rafters, cheer on anglers, and laugh at those being dumped from their tubes — Sunpies is the place to be. Their happy hour is from 3:00-6:00 p.m. daily and $1 Off Alcoholic Beverages. With ever-changing happy hour specials, you can expect to see items like $3.50 Abitas, $1 tacos, or jalapeño poppers.
Come check out Steamboat Springs’ incredible happy hours around the city. From a downtown condo to our mountainside locations, Four Seasons Steamboat can provide you with housing accommodations for your trip to Steamboat. Regardless if you are looking for a luxurious vacation rental, a private home, or a place for the whole family to vacation, we have the rental properties and vacation homes you and your loved ones will always remember. Vacation like a local with Four Seasons Steamboat. For lodging, head back to our home page here.
Craft beer lovers will find plenty of breweries in Steamboat Springs to explore. The Boat’s award winning breweries have you covered, from wheat to stout, and everything in between. As the great Dave Barry said, “without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.” Visitors come from far and wide to enjoy some of our top notch craft breweries — some of the most unique and satisfying brews you can find in Colorado. As Steamboat Springs locals, we at Four Seasons Steamboat are craft brewery fanatics. Make sure to book a weekend in the amazing city of Steamboat while checking out these fine establishments:
Butcherknife Brewing Company – 2875 Elk River Road – (970) 879-2337
Try the Amputator IPA or the Sunshine Express, you won’t be sorry. These brews can be found on taps all over the city, but the brewery itself is a unique experience. Check out the wide variety of beers and Kombucha on tap, plus giant Jenga and other games! There is even a food truck in the parking lot to satisfy all over your bar snack cravings. Come on a Monday and take advantage of the half off growler refills!
Storm Peak Brewing – 1885 Elk River Plaza – (970) 879-1999
Storm Peak has tons of wonderful beers, like the Gaper Pilsner, our favorite! When wanting to try them all, check our their flights. Four beers for only $10 is a deal we can get behind! The brewery is the perfect social beer hall, with a large bar and conveniently location — right next to How Ya Doin Pizza and Eats, some of the best pizza in the Boat! Storm Peak has all kinds of events, such as potlucks, yoga, ski pole building, sausage fests, and luaus.
Mountain Tap Brewery – 910 Yampa Street – (970) 879-6646
This incredible brewery sits right on Yampa Street! With craft beer and wood fired pizza in a downtown beer hall, this location is great for both beer drinking or a family dinner downtown. Right across the street from the Yampa River, Mountain Tap’s outdoor deck is a great place to hang out and enjoy beer, the sun, and the excitement of downtown Steamboat. Visit on Token Tuesday and receive a $1 token for every beer ordered to give to one of five local non-profits! It’s tough to beat the combination of beer and giving back to the community. Make a weekend out of it by renting one of our convenient downtown locations!
Mahogany Ridge – 435 Lincoln Avenue – (970) 879-3773
Brewing beer in Steamboat since 2003, you can’t go wrong at “the hog”. With a diverse and incredible full menu, this restaurant is known for their brews and dining. With a great happy hour, (both an early evening happy hour and late night), this is the perfect place to catch a late night beer and small plate. In addition, check out the large bar and dining room. Mahogany Ridge is a staple of the Steamboat Springs dining and beer scene.
Come check out Steamboat Springs’ incredible beer culture. From a downtown condo to our mountainside locations, Four Seasons Steamboat can provide you with housing accommodations for your trip to Steamboat. Regardless if you are looking for a luxurious vacation rental, a private home, or a place for the whole family to vacation, we have the rental properties and vacation homes you and your loved ones will always remember. Vacation like a local with Four Seasons Steamboat. For lodging, head back to our home page here.