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We have a secret to share, so lean in close and prepare to be surprised. In a world of Christmas fans, we prefer, have always preferred, New Year’s Eve! There is something wonderful about an evening that doesn’t just say farewell, it also says hello. And when the year has been as turbulent and uncertain as 2020 has been, we are not embarrassed to admit that we LOVE the opportunity to say goodbye! The blank slate that is 2021 stretches out before us, and if you are looking to try something new this year, why not plan a trip to Steamboat Springs and a stay in one of our Four Seasons Steamboat vacation escapes? Offering comfort, warmth and luxury, our spaces are designed to be the best part of your stellar Colorado adventure, and this guide will ensure that every minute is filled with fun, laughter, and excitement.

Outlaw Mountain Coaster

There are a lot of ways to ring in the new year, but we are willing to hazard a guess that riding a roller coaster is not a way you have tried before—especially if that roller coaster is actually a mountain coaster! The Outlaw Mountain Coaster is the nation’s longest one and descends over 400 feet at speeds that reach up to 27 miles per hour, and when it is time to tell the world that you will not be ruled by the disaster that was 2020, a thrilling ride down the mountain is the best way to do so! The coaster closes at 4:30, but they offer longer hours for night rides during the holidays.

Harwigs, 911 Lincoln Avenue

We did not have the opportunity to eat out very often over the last 12 months, so an elegant dinner out is on the top of many of our guests New Year’s bucket lists! Harwigs is one of our favorite places to dine when we are celebrating something, and that includes the new year. Offering an award-winning menu that never fails to please, the thought that goes into each ingredient of every dish ensures that your last meal of 2020 will be something to write home about.

Celebrate with Those You Love Most

Not every New Year’s Eve celebration has to be glamorous and glitzy; sometimes the best memories are made at home—or in this case, in your vacation home away from home! Pick up all the ingredients you need for an extra special New Year’s at any of our local grocery stores. Safeway is a popular choice, and while you are there, be sure to pick up champagne flutes and party hats. Just because you are probably going to be wearing your jammies, it does not mean you can’t have a little party on top! Speaking of pajamas, a little preplanning might be in order here, as not all stores have family jammies in stock. Ordering from your favorite online retailer ensures your New Year’s family photos will be cute, stylish, and seasonally sensational.

Once you have done all your shopping (don’t forget the champagne and sparkling juices for the kiddos!) it is now time to head back to your Four Seasons escape and set the scene for a night of family fun and merriment. Toss the frozen appetizers you purchased in the oven or take a few moments and prepare them from scratch. Our fully equipped kitchens make cooking fun again, and while the goodies are baking, you can pour yourself a glass of wine and head to the bedrooms to get out of your street clothes and into your jammies.

Once everyone is comfy, it is time for the freestyle portion of your evening. These early moments can be spent reading, watching television, or even taking a nap so you can stay up later than normal! Grab some board games; the classics are fun again, as this generation did not spend days and weeks playing the same games over and over again, so spending an evening unplugged can be exciting! As the clock moves closer to midnight, you might want to start working on those resolutions no one ever seems to keep, but this year make them into something you will want to do! Vow to spend more time taking care of yourself, and write down specifics such as more spa days, more reading times, more naps on a lazy Saturday afternoon; these are our favorite kinds of resolutions to make! And as midnight draws closer, turning the television on again to watch the ball drop in Times Square is a tradition that can continue even when you are far from home!

The New Year Has Arrived

However you choose to spend your New Year’s Eve in Steamboat Springs, waking up on New Year’s Day is guaranteed to be a happy occasion when you choose Four Seasons Steamboat Springs for your New Year’s nest—reserve yours today!