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. We have luxurious vacation rentals, a private home, or a place for the whole family to vacation. Therefore, our 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.
Steamboat Springs has so much to offer during the winter months. However, for the traveller who doesn’t partake in downhill or backcountry skiing, the snow can feel somewhat intimidating. You want to be able to participate in the great outdoors and all the beauty Steamboat has to offer— so how do you do it?
Snowshoeing is one of our favorite activities in Steamboat. With spanning views, Champagne Powder, and endless trails, we’d like to tell you about some of our favorite spots to go snowshoeing locally here in Steamboat.
Getting Your Gear
Don’t have your own snowshoes? No worries. There are multiple shops around town that provide day rentals at a great price. One of our favorites is Ski Haus, where you can rent snowshoes for an entire day for about $20. You can also rent boots, snow pants, jackets, gloves— anything you’d need for a day on the trail.
There are tons of trails in the Steamboat Springs and surrounding areas. If you’re wanting to stay close to town, a great place to try your hand at this activity is Fish Creek Falls. This 7.6 mile loop, although you don’t have to take the whole loop. There are a few trails you can snowshoe in this area, though most review this space to be easy and beautifully scenic.
If you are a more active person, Rabbit Ears is an absolutely stunning place to snowshoe. The trails on Rabbit Ears Pass offer a wide array of terrain with many ascents and descents. These trails range closer to 3-4 mile loops, but are more of a challenge.
Another beautiful local snowshoeing trail is Emerald Mountain and Howelsen Hill. This is a slow ascent with absolutely stunning views of town below with many opportunities to offshoot into more narrow and remote trails. You’ll have an easy hike down with a breathtaking view of Sleeping Giant!
At Four Seasons Steamboat, we encourage all of our guests to get out into nature and see all the beauty our slice of heaven has to offer — even if it’s not skiing!
When you visit Steamboat Springs, make sure to book with Four Seasons Steamboat for more personalized recommendations and homey accommodations to snuggle up in after a long day enjoying Steamboat.
Bike the ‘Boat!
Summertime biking is one of Steamboat’s many hobbies. From cruises on the core trail to participate in the Town Challenge, men, women and children alike never say no. Most families won’t pass up an opportunity to pedal around on the best Steamboat Springs bike trails. When staying with us in Steamboat Springs, check out some of our incredible biking trails throughout the summer and fall. We have plenty of recommendations!
The Yampa Valley Core Trail
For those who prefer to cruise around town, the Yampa Valley Core Trail is perfect for all ages and all experience levels. This 7.5 mile paved trail runs riverside through downtown Steamboat, while it remains uncrowded and perfect for families. Therefore, it provides a pleasant journey into the heart of Steamboat. When staying on the mountain, it is even accessible through a smooth-sailing ride from the hill. Be ready for that uphill battle on the way back, though! Along the way, stop at the Yampa River Botanic Park, Bud Werner Memorial Library, or one of our many delicious eateries and breweries. This is a great way to dip your toes into the biking community and see how you do.
With tons of loops and rides for road bikers, people come from all over the state and all over the country to test their skills on our terrain. From cruising up and down Rabbit Ears Pass or the challenging route to South Routt on 131, there are many scenic areas to try out road biking. Elk River Road allows for a 36, 49, 62, and 73.5 mile ride, therefore allowing you to choose your distance and difficulty with ease. With road biking, of course, comes safety and rules of the road as well. Always stay visible, use hand signals, and wear your helmet. Share the road regardless of if you’re on the bike or on the road. We recommend this for more experienced road bikers, as there can be traffic along these stretches of road as well as tight shoulders for the bikers.
Mountain biking is a sport Steamboat locals frequent — the Town Challenge being the first example of that. For a first stab at mountain biking, try Buffalo Pass and Long Lake Loop for a quick 14 miles. For those who want to progress in their sport, Emerald Mountain Trail System provides easy, moderate and difficult biking, therefore making this is great for those who want to track their progress. In the summer, Steamboat Mountain even allows you to haul your bike up to the top and cruise over the snowless ski runs! Load your bike onto the chair lift and cruise all the way down — one of the best parts of summer here in Steamboat.
Whether you are new to biking or looking to test your skills, Steamboat has a diverse and close-knit biking community. It allows you to interchange the sport and constantly challenge yourself. You’ll experience different terrains with gorgeous scenic views, and also find opportunities to introduce your children to this active sport as well.
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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.
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.