The holidays are one of the best times to visit Steamboat Springs and unwind from the long year behind you. The excited anticipation on our children’s faces, the sight of businesses and homes dressed up for the holidays, and, if you are lucky, the feeling invoked when snow starts falling on Christmas Eve all let us know that this year will be a white and peaceful yuletide! Of course, not everyone in the world is able to enjoy a white Christmas. If you happen to live in more “tropical” areas of the country, a visit to Colorado and a stay in one of our Steamboat vacation rentals may be the perfect gift to give your family. This guide will ensure a very merry holiday in Steamboat Springs!

Sleigh Rides Through the Snow

Sun coming through the trees in Steamboat

Horse-drawn sleigh rides are such a popular event at Christmas that they even made a song about them. If you have never been on a sleigh ride, your Christmas adventure in Steamboat Springs is the perfect time to change that! Locations such as Bar Lazy L Ranch or Haymaker offer sleigh rides throughout the winter months and over the holiday season.

Christmas Elves

No matter how organized you are, chances are there will still be a necessity for a little last-minute Christmas shopping. Be a happy Christmas elf when you visit the Jewelry and Fossil Shop of Steamboat Springs, located at 745 Lincoln Avenue, or Moose Mountain Trading Company at 824 Lincoln Avenue; filled with cool gifts and sweet surprises, the recipients on your very long nice list are guaranteed to be happy that you remembered them and even happier that you picked up something that will remind them of their unforgettable Christmas getaway in Steamboat Springs!

Stay in a Steamboat Ski-In/Ski-Out Rental

If you’re looking to visit Steamboat over Christmas, you’ll want to take a peek at some of our ski-in/ski-out Steamboat properties! Staying at a ski-in ski-out property is the ultimately way to enjoy a Steamboat winter vacation. Spend less time getting to and from the mountain, and have more time to make quality memories!  Some of our favorite Steamboat Ski-in Ski-out rentals include Learning to Fly, Slopeside Retreat, or Sun and Snow! Or browse all of our Steamboat rentals, because there really isn’t a bad place to stay in Steamboat.

A Celebratory Ski

Frosted Pine and Aspen trees line the ski slopes of Steamboat Springs, in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

Here in Steamboat Springs, we know when it’s time to kick our feet up and when it’s time to hit the snow. A Christmas day spent skiing or snowboarding at Steamboat Resort is the perfect way to start your holiday! Glide through our stunning aspen trees on our world-renowned Champagne powder is a day spent like no other. Stop by the base to get your fix of hot cocoa before heading back to your cozy vacation rental for presents and festivities.

The Spirit Is Strong in Steamboat Springs

When you live in a snowy mountain town, the addition of Christmas decorations make it feel like a holiday village, something you will soon discover during your Steamboat getaway! With our downtown decked out in colorful lights and displays, your Christmas spirit will slide right back into place with a simple walk. Everywhere you turn you will see something special, including at home in your Four Seasons Steamboat Springs Christmas cottages. Picking up a few pieces of holiday décor during your shopping expeditions was the smartest purchase you could have made.

Check out our Mountain Properties

Want to be close to the hill for the best views this holiday season, but away from the bustle of town? Check out our stunning Steamboat mountain-side properties for the best views this Christmas! These properties get you close to the mountain while giving the ambiance of a family home within the community, like Pronghorn Peak. When you’re ready to head downtown, just hop on the bus line and mosey on down!

Merry and Bright

Steamboat town at night during the winter

Everyone knows that you do not have to go far to discover the Christmas spirit. With or without holiday décor, it appears everywhere around you at this time of year. The gleeful cheer of your children as they begin making their Christmas lists, the warmth in the eyes of the one you love most as he or she intercepts a package that you know is destined to be a gift just for you, and the cozy comfort of our Steamboat condos. Turn on your favorite Christmas movie and marvel at how beautiful everything looks on our state of the art televisions or turn your laptop to your favorite Christmas station and host a singalong that consists of only your family members! Hot cocoa and Christmas cookies taste even better when made from scratch in our fully equipped kitchens, and once the children reluctantly drift off to sleep in our soft beds, even Santa wouldn’t mind sitting down for a sip or two eggnog before he heads back out into the elements.

Christmas Blessings

Reserve your merry getaway to Steamboat Springs for the Christmas holiday!