1 . Vista Verde Ranch

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

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We love this concept – a traditional Colorado guest ranch with horseback riding and rustic appeal, yet featuring luxurious accommodations and gourmet cuisine. And Vista Verde Ranch turns the traditional friendly, down-to-earth dude ranch charm into a complete Steamboat Springs adventure getaway.

Some of the adventure comes from the location – places like Wapiti Mountain, Hole-in-the-Wall Canyon and Hinman Lake are along the horseback trails. Some of it comes from the sheer range of activities. Vista Verde Ranch provides guided trips for rafting, biking, hiking, rock climbing and even culinary adventures – plus special horseback and adventure programs for kids and teens. All of it is showcased from truly beautiful accommodations that are straight from a Western movie on the outside and luxurious on the inside. That includes nine cabins with up to three bedrooms, plus three elegant Steamboat Springs lodge rooms. All have an exhilarating twist of Old West and antique styles that add up to modern guest ranch luxury.

Related Onsite Offerings

You truly haven’t experienced cross country skiing until you’ve experienced a guided ski tour at Vista Verde Ranch. It’s a wintertime Steamboat Springs specialty!

Highlights

The chef at Vista Verde ranch provides ever-changing programs for cooking classes and wine tasting, a fresh – and very popular – Vista Verde Ranch adventure.

Getting there

From Denver, CO, travel west on I-70 to Silverthorne. Turn right and drive north on Highway 9 to Kremmling. In Kremmling, turn left and northwest on Highway 40 over Rabbit Ears Pass to Steamboat Springs. Drive past the ski area and through town to the west side of Steamboat on Highway 40. Turn right (north) on County Road 129. Follow CR 129 north about 18 miles. Just past Clark you will cross the Elk River. Immediately after, turn right onto Seedhouse Road (aka County Road 64). Follow Seedhouse Road about five miles until you see the Vista Verde sign on the left-hand side of the road. Take a left into the driveway.

2 . Mountain Resorts

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

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One thing we know about Steamboat Springs vacations is that there are a great variety of them. Which is why Mountain Resorts comes in at No. 2 on our list – after all, what better way to plan a Steamboat Springs vacation than with the “Steamboat Springs Vacation Experts?”

When we say variety, we mean the difference between a summer nature getaway in a one-bedroom hillside condominium at the Ranch at Steamboat and a Steamboat Springs ski vacation in a six-bedroom luxury vacation home. The range of accommodations actually goes deeper than that, and so do the locations – in fact, you can choose from more than 500 Steamboat Springs vacation rentals in 17 locations from downtown to the outlying wilderness. Best of all, Mountain Resorts has a concierge service full of people who know, above all else, Steamboat Springs. That means that even if you haven’t experienced this wonderful part of Colorado before, you can get tickets to local attractions, dinner reservations, tour arrangements and much more. It’s Steamboat Springs, Colorado – presented on a silver platter by Mountain Resorts!

Related activities

Mountain Resorts partners with several Steamboat Springs tour operators and attractions including Tour de Steamboat, Mustang Roundup, Steamboat Wine Festival and more.

Related Onsite Offerings

The Mountain Resorts Group Sales Department will provide fast quotes, event coordination and planning, ticketing sessions for Steamboat Springs ski vacations and much more.

Fun facts

The Mountain Resorts staff has a thorough knowledge of the Steamboat Springs area, including its history: the company is one of Steamboat Springs’ largest and oldest property management establishments.

3 . The Highmark Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

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This mountainside gem features the style of Bavaria and a level of indulgent services and features beyond anything you’ve experienced in alpine lodging. This is the Highmark Steamboat Springs, a six-story masterpiece and an all-new, all-suite, all-everything Steamboat Springs luxury hotel.

We must admit we hadn’t heard of too many six-story towers with only 23 condo-style accommodations. But that’s what makes the Highmark Steamboat Springs worthy of our No. 3 spot. The two- to four-bedroom luxury suites begin at 1,600 square feet, and each one is filled with indulgences such as a great room balcony with HDTV, a central audio system, a fireplace and much more. It gets even better outside of your room. Besides the Pedestrian Plaza – complete with heated sidewalks, lest the chilly Steamboat Springs winters start to invade your ski boots – there’s an onsite health and fitness club with on-call trainers, men’s and ladies steam rooms and lockers, an indoor/outdoor pool and an outdoor hot tub for fabulous evening soaks year round. That’s just a taste of what you’ll find at the new Highmark Steamboat Springs!

Getting there

From Denver International Airport, take I-70 West 79 miles to Silverthorne, Exit 205. Turn right and head north on CO-9 for 37 miles to Kremmling. Turn left at I-40 and head west for 49 miles to Steamboat Springs. Turn right at the first light in Steamboat Springs, Walton Creek Rd. Take the second left on Village Drive which is approximately one-half mile off Walton Creek Rd. The Highmark Steamboat Springs will be 3/10 mile on the left side at the corner of Village Drive and Apres Ski Way.

Highlights

The Highmark Steamboat Springs is located just 300 yards from the Steamboat Springs Gondola.

Related Onsite Offerings

The Highmark Steamboat Springs offers onsite ski, snowboard and bike storage, plus a link to the Steamboat Springs city trail system.

4 . Special Places of Steamboat

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

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Actually, it’s called Special Places of Steamboat, Inc. And if anyone truly can incorporate the various atmospheres and experiences of this mountain wonderland, Special Places of Steamboat comes pretty close with its amazing variety of luxury Colorado vacation rentals.

This list of vacation rental properties reads like a novel about a Colorado mountain getaway: the Blue Spruce Chalet, Links and Logs, the Coppertop Haus, Alpine Plaza One. What’s even better is that behind the colorful names are some spectacular spaces fit for any kind of Steamboat Springs vacation. Take your pick: a one-bedroom condo suite in Alpine Park Plaza. A historic six-bedroom home that once anchored the original downtown Steamboat Springs. The modern luxury of the five-bedroom Apres Ski Chalet. If there’s any doubt left, consider that these exceptional Steamboat Springs lodgings are spread throughout the Steamboat Springs area for downtown excursions, Yampa River fishing vacations, Fish Creek nature getaways and more. These are – you guessed it – the special places in Steamboat Springs, Colorado!

Related activities

Special Places of Steamboat can arrange for a variety of special experiences, too, including visits to “The Howler” Alpine Slide, mountain biking, fly fishing and more.

Getting there

From Denver, take 1-70 West through the Eisenhower Tunnel. Take the Hwy. 9 exit at Silverthorne/Dillon. Follow Hwy. 9 North to Kremmling/US 40. Turn left onto US 40 heading west. Once over Rabbit Ears Pass, you will see Steamboat in the valley. Continue to the second stop light and turn left onto Pine Grove Road (by Ski Haus). Take your next left into the Steamboat Crossings. Special Places of Steamboat is in the strip mall on your right.

Related Onsite Offerings

Special Places of Steamboat offers continually-updated specials on select properties.

5 . ResortQuest Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

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People take Steamboat Springs vacations for a variety of reasons. However, there’s no denying that a good many of them come here for one thing: the world-class powder skiing. If that’s you, then ResortQuest Steamboat Springs has the accommodations you’ve been looking for.

In fact, you can choose from 350 Steamboat Springs vacation rentals through ResortQuest, including condos, townhomes, resort lodge rooms and luxury vacation homes. The best thing is that all of them are located in Mountain Village, which surrounds the world-renowned Steamboat Ski area. For you, that means plenty of ski-in/ski-out luxury no matter what style you’re after. It might be of particular importance to you that certain features of your Steamboat Springs getaway are “at your request.” It happens that ResortQuest Steamboat Springs has a commitment called just that, and many of the items at your request include flights, lift tickets, equipment rentals, private shuttle services and much more. There are even concierge services at Torian Plum and Trappeur Resort locations, and bell service during the ski season. If you could ask for more – go ahead. It’s at your request!

Highlights

In the winter, ResortQuest Steamboat Springs employs on-demand shuttle drivers to take you wherever you need to go in Steamboat Springs.

Related Onsite Offerings

ResortQuest Steamboat Springs has meeting facilities at both of its Steamboat Springs resort properties and a full staff of group travel planners to help you plan and arrange every detail of your Steamboat Springs group vacation.

Related activities

The ResortQuest Steamboat Springs concierge service can recommend endless Steamboat Springs activities including snowmobiling, dogsledding, spa treatments and fine dining.

6 . Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

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If you thought a Steamboat Springs getaway was a special plan, wait until you see the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel. This luxury property, right at the base of Steamboat Ski area, has a way of adding a refined thrill to even the most anticipated vacation plans.

That’s because in many ways, the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel embodies Steamboat Springs. It has everything that you may think of when you think Steamboat – the year-round outdoor pool, the fitness center, the luxury Grand Spa. It has The Cabin, a fine dining experience featuring High Alpine Contemporary cuisine. And it has eight luxurious penthouses, But beyond that, it’s the atmosphere here – the Western heritage of Steamboat Springs, concentrated at Chaps mountain bar and grill but subtly permeated everywhere else, along with the grand mountain architecture of the supreme lobby area and the timeless views combine with a totally modern standard of luxury. This is an experience you won’t find anywhere else, any time of year!

Related Onsite Offerings

The Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel experience can be permanent with a selection of one-, two-, three- or four-bedroom residences and spacious penthouses available in a wide variety of floorplans.

Highlights

The Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel features a conference center with more than 17,000 sq. ft. of flexible indoor meeting, banquet and pre-function space including a 4,484-sq.-ft. ballroom. An additional 10,000 sq. ft. of space is available outdoors for reunions, weddings and more.

Getting there

From Highway 40, take the Mt. Werner Rd. exit and turn south onto Mt. Werner Rd. Proceed up Mt. Werner road for 7/10 of a mile, and make a left onto Mt. Werner Circle. The Grand will be another 2/10 of a mile on the right hand side.

7 . Sheraton Steamboat Resort

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

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We have to say that Steamboat Springs is beautiful any time of year. That might be an understatement, and to view this Colorado wonderland from Sheraton Steamboat Resort it definitely is. Here’s a place that celebrates the outdoors as equally as it does its interior beauty.

This splendid tower of rooms and amenities manages to be grand and unassuming at the same time, what with the blissful Yampa Valley as a backdrop. And it doesn’t hurt that the gorgeous par 72 course at the Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club adorns the premises, or that it’s so close to the Steamboat Ski area that you can walk to the Silver Bullet Gondola. Sheraton Steamboat Resort is so much more than even this – it’s really an adventure resort, cleverly disguised as a luxury Steamboat Springs hotel. By luxury, we mean the kind you discover after a $20 million renovation. Each 408-sq.-ft. hotel room has been completely redesigned, and the one- and two-bedroom Village Inn condominiums on the top floors are privately owned, fully-furnished and ready for a Steamboat getaway you’ll never forget. This goes along with the hotel’s valet services, the espresso café, the rooftop hot tubs…it’s simply paradise, indoors and out.

Related Onsite Offerings

Golf clinics and lessons are available at Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club, along with planning and staff for tournaments and group events.

Highlights

Sheraton Steamboat Resort features 17 meeting spaces, including a 6,300-sq.-ft. Grand Ballroom for meetings, weddings and other Steamboat Springs group events.

Related activities

Tennis, downhill skiing, golf and cross country skiing are all either on site or within one mile of Sheraton Steamboat Resort.

8 . Hampton Inn & Suites

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

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We’re certainly discriminating when it comes to Steamboat Springs vacations, but we do look everywhere for the finest experiences. Hence the Hampton Inn and Suites, in our No. 8 spot, which we found combines the simple, solid promises of a value hotel plus its own brand of resort style and luxury.

Sure, you’ll get the basics here – any of 68 comfortable rooms or spacious suites, many with refrigerators and microwaves. A host of “complimentaries” includes cable TV, movie channel and high-speed Internet in each room. There’s a swimming pool, an exercise room and a business center. And then there are the extras: things like wet bars, and the fact that there are three whirlpools here for those nights after skiing – the ski area is a mile away – golfing, shopping in downtown Steamboat Springs or other Steamboat adventures. Rounding it out is the onsite video arcade, plus a convenience store for last-minute needs. Complimentary breakfast and beverage areas are great for starting and refreshing your days. The Hampton Inn and Suites may be a familiar brand, but in Steamboat Springs it becomes something more – it’s just what you need for any Steamboat getaway.

Related activities

Along with the Hampton on the House hot breakfast to start each day, you’ll find a variety of restaurants within walking distance of the Hampton Inn and Suites Steamboat Springs.

Related Onsite Offerings

Hampton Inn & Suites is ideal for Steamboat Springs business trips as well, with meeting rooms and a full business center on site.

Highlights

Each room or suite at Hampton Inn & Suites features Cloud Nine. The Hampton Bed Experience. Suite dreams!

9 . Steamboat Hotel

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

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The Steamboat Hotel offers a lodging concept as simple and elegant as its name. Yet to say it’s a “limited service hotel” doesn’t quite do it justice. It has everything you need for a Steamboat getaway, all housed in a 60-room hotel that looks and feels every bit like a historic Steamboat lodge.

That’s to say nothing of the seasonal outdoor swimming pool and the near-mandatory year-round outdoor hot tub. But the best part of your Steamboat Hotel experience is its location: just steps from the Yampa Core River Trail and moments to the Yampa River itself, it presents the finest of Steamboat Springs fishing, hiking and outdoor adventure. The Steamboat Hotel is also two miles from the Steamboat Ski area and one mile from historic downtown Steamboat Springs, so you can take your pick as far as a more “traditional” Steamboat getaway. No matter what your reason for visiting, you know what you’ll get here: all the comforts you’ll ever need and plenty of classic Steamboat Springs atmosphere.

Related Onsite Offerings

A complimentary continental breakfast is available from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. each day at the Steamboat Hotel.

Fun facts

The Steamboat Hotel offers “the best value and rates in the Boat!”

Related activities

Mt. Werner, Fish Creek Falls and Strawberry Hot Springs are all within six miles of the Steamboat Hotel.

10 . Celebrity Resorts Steamboat Springs – Hilltop

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

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While the name might suggest a more trendy Colorado vacation such as Vail or Aspen, Celebrity Resorts Steamboat Springs – Hilltop is all Steamboat Springs. Which isn’t to say that it lacks distinction. This all-suite timeshare resort is a thrilling blend of mountain and modern vacation styles.

With its sloping walls and contemporary décor, Hilltop sets itself apart from any other Steamboat Springs resort. It’s an exhilarating theme that permeates the entire property from the indoor swimming pool to the Mile-High observation area (no, this isn’t Denver, either) to each luxurious one- and two-bedroom suite. Hilltop is also ideal for Steamboat Springs family vacations. There’s even a miniature golf course on site, along with fully-furnished one- and two-bedroom suites that feature full kitchens and outdoor grilling areas. Style? It’s all yours at Celebrity Resorts Steamboat Springs – Hilltop. And it’s the kind of style that makes all of the Steamboat Springs entertainment – from skiing to horseback riding to just relaxing – that much better.

Fun facts

Celebrity Resorts Steamboat Springs – Hilltop is an RCI-rated "Resort of International Distinction.”

Related activities

Immediately nearby Celebrity Resorts Steamboat Springs – Hilltop are tennis courts, golf, ATV tours and Steamboat Springs balloon rides.

Related Onsite Offerings

The resort provides a shuttle service directly to the Steamboat Ski area.

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