As we’ve learned to appreciate our own company and that of our closest family members, we have discovered that there are a lot of good things that can occur during social distancing, even when traveling to some place you’ve never been before! When your travels bring you to the doorstep of one of our Four Seasons Steamboat vacation escapes, the peace and quiet of the area combined with the luxury of our properties will continue to show you how much fun an isolated getaway can be! This guide to some of the more exciting isolated Steamboat Springs activities will ensure that your stay will be even better than you dreamed.
Exploring the Landscape
The beauty of Steamboat Springs is all around us. Hike along the Yampa River Core Trail to enjoy some of the sights for yourself! Stop at one bend in the river to drop a line and perhaps catch dinner for the evening, keep track of the different bird species you catch sight of during your hike, or simply lose yourself in the music playing in your ear as you ride your rental bike along the wide and paved trail. Depending on the season, you can explore for miles and not run into a soul. Fish Creek Falls offers another beautiful isolated activity, featuring trails that lead around, over, and up to the falls. Again, it depends on the season as to how busy the area will be, but if you take your hike during the early morning hours or later in the evening, chances are you will have the trails to yourself! For those who aren’t as physically active, a midnight walk around your Four Seasons Steamboat vacation escape can be the most beautiful and simplest of isolated activities. The sounds of the night perform a lullaby that will speak to your soul and ease your way into a deep sleep when you finally crawl into bed.
Discover Your Inner Artist
The scenery in this region will inspire you to take up a new hobby. Drawing, painting, or even photography allows you to take a piece of Steamboat Springs home to be yours forever. Find an isolated trail, get comfortable, and have fun. Sunrise and sunset will make the most use of color, but the Colorado scenery is perfect any time of day! Painting and drawing can be difficult for those who haven’t honed these skills, but the technology of today’s cell phone cameras ensures that everyone can take pictures worth framing! From panoramic scenes of snow-covered mountaintops to up-close shots of fall leaves littering the ground, you don’t even need an imagination to take good pictures; just close your eyes, point, and shoot!
Every Day is a New Adventure With Steamboat Springs Activities
Not all adventures will be large ones, but the smaller ones can be just as exciting. A drive through the mountains, stopping to take pictures of scenes that take your breath away, a glass of wine enjoyed as you watch the sun set over the horizon, or watching the smile on your regularly sullen teen’s face as she catches a peek of a mama doe and her fawn gently picking their way through the foliage; these moments will be the ones you remember most when you return to the stress and bustle of real life!
COVID-19 has given the entire world a big time-out, and even if you were tired of being at home, you may discover that the comfortable luxury of our Four Seasons Steamboat properties is worth grounding yourself once again. Sleep late in our comfortable beds, only awakening when the sun is high in the sky, and then start the day out slowly with a cup of coffee and a donut enjoyed on the balcony outside your master suite. Spend the day reading that book you’ve been waiting to dive into or watch old movies on the television in the living room. Because the things we used to hate as a child are the moments we look forward to most as an adult, a nap in that comfy bed you just left a few short hours ago is destined to be a great way to while away the afternoon. As adults, we don’t get a lot of sleep, so take advantage of these quiet times while you still can!
Everything is Better with Four Seasons Steamboat
Whether you are fishing from a quiet spot on the river, hiking along one of the many trails, or teaching yourself a new skill, coming home every evening to the quiet beauty of our Four Seasons Steamboat vacation hideaways will be the highlight of your Colorado adventures. Reserve your stay with us today and experience Steamboat Springs activities!
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!
In Steamboat Springs, some of the best dining available is the local Asian restaurants. We take great pride in the craft of food, and these restaurants have perfected Asian dining. Whether you’re a fan of poke, pho, or the classic sesame chicken, we have provided our three favorite restaurants below.
Joki – 910 Yampa Street
Joki is a modern, fast casual Japanese restaurant in the heart of Steamboat Springs on Yampa Street. Highlighting casual Japanese cuisine coming from steam, Joki features ramen, hand-rolled sushi, poke rice bowls and salads. Joki is a welcome addition to the local dining scene with a cozy dining room and a long bar. We recommend starting with the sesame ginger tofu. The Hawaiian is a local favorite for those who love poke! Furthermore, there is a fantastic selection of sake. This locally-owned restaurant can accommodate for parties over 10+ — perfect for a family gathering here in Steamboat Springs. In addition, check out happy hour from 3:30 – 5:15 daily or Friday and Saturday, 8:30 – 9:45.
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Easy like Sunday morning… Joki is open on Sundays! Join us for lunch & dinner today, 1-8 p.m. Hot ramen, cool poke bowls, fresh handrolls, Japanese sake & whisky are waiting to make your Sunday a funday. See you soon! #eatjoki #steamboateats #steamboatsnaps #slurrrp #poke #ramen #handrolls #opensundays
Noodles and More – 635 Lincoln Ave
Sumatera – 1106 Lincoln Ave
Sumatera offers authentic ‘Ring of Fire’ Pacific Rim Cuisine ranging from the Indonesian Islands, Singapore, Thailand to Japan. For more intimate date nights, check out the special ‘Reservation Only’ dining room. Most dishes come in the traditional spicy levels of 1-5, therefore allowing you to take it as hot or not as you want! Sumatera even offers catering and sushi chefs available for private parties. This “hole in the wall” restaurant is perfect for Asian dining, furthermore with it’s intimate and warm setting.
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. Our rentals include luxurious vacation rentals, a private homes, or a place for the whole family to vacation. You will always remember our rental properties and vacation homes. Vacation like a local with Four Seasons Steamboat. For lodging, head back to our home page here.
In addition to our Champagne Powder skiing, Steamboat Springs is known for its miles of open valleys — perfect for snowmobiling. Therefore, with extensive terrain and plenty of snow, Routt County is well-known in the snowmobiling community. From Rabbit Ears pass to moonlit and sunset tours, Steamboat Springs has become well adversed in the sport. Check out some of the snowmobile tours in Steamboat Springs below!
Rabbit Ears Pass
Some of Colorado’s best snowmobiling resides on Colorado’s Continental Divide — Rabbit Ears Pass. The endless miles of trails always allow for a unique experience! If you are an experienced snowmobiler, test your skills on a variety of terrains and treks. In addition, for those who are new to the sport, there are companies are town to give you the guidance and expertise you need. Through tree lined trails and big open meadows, your guide will give you free time to play around. Certain companies even provide evening rides followed by dinner. The dinner tour on Rabbit Ears Pass takes you through sunset-lit snowfields on world-class snowmobiles, then just below a 10,000 foot peak in our secluded mountain cabin.
Heading North out of Steamboat, experience snowmobiling through more experienced terrain. Scenic guided tours through the stunning terrain overlook the Mount Zirkel Wilderness area near Clark, Colorado. Higher ability levels, even expert, is necessary for this area of Steamboat. Riders will experience groomed trails that wind through beautiful high mountain meadows and up onto scenic ridges.
Elk Mountain Adventures offers open meadows and incomparable views on 10,000 acres of private land. This service in Hayden provides full day snowmobile tours in Steamboat Springs that include lunch, transportation, professional guide, all snowmobile gear and gas & oil. All guests are required to do is meet at the location in Hayden, and enjoy!
In addition to these specific companies and locations, Steamboat Springs also offers a multitude of companies who also provide these services. For a full directory of these business, click here!
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Book with Four Seasons Steamboat during your vacation for a personalized experience and a local’s knowledge on all things Steamboat. We have great vacation rentals for you and the whole family! From a downtown condo to our mountainside locations, Four Seasons Steamboat can provide you with housing accommodations for your trip to Steamboat. Therefore, 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.