Steamboat is a world-class mountain town destination in the winter and the summer! It’s a bucket-list mountain destination and has so much to do – from skiing and snowboarding on their champagne powder to hiking and biking in the summer months.
But when it comes to where to stay in Steamboat, it can be really hard to know which is the best place for you and your family, friends, or group.
This guide will help you know the best properties to consider for your stay on your Steamboat vacation! I’m sharing expert mountain travel advice on where to stay in Steamboat Springs, Colorado so you’ll know how exactly how to plan your trip.
These Steamboat properties range in price, quality, and location.
Living in the mountains in Colorado and working in the travel industry for many years, I’ve had the pleasure of staying at many of these hotels and condos in Steamboat Springs.
I’ve compiled a list of the top-tier hotels, villas, and condominiums in Steamboat, Colorado for those looking for the best Steamboat experience.
I hope this in-depth list helps make your decision easier when planning a vacation to Steamboat during any season!
In This Article
- Getting to Steamboat Springs, Colorado
- Weather in Steamboat Springs, Colorado
- Best Places to Stay in Steamboat Springs
- Condominiums and Residences in Steamboat
- Property Management Companies
- In Conclusion
Getting to Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Flying into Yampa Valley Regional Airport (Hayden, HDN)
Yampa Valley Regional Airport (HDN) is about 27 miles west of Steamboat Ski Resort. The drive takes about 40 minutes which is super convenient when traveling to Steamboat!
The air schedule into Steamboat is more robust in the wintertime for folks who are visiting ski Steamboat. Hayden has flights arriving from major cities around the country.
This includes Atlanta, Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis, Newark, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Denver! (during the winter ski season) From Denver, there are approximately 7 daily flights, which is great just in case there are flight delays due to weather.
In the summer, the flight schedule only includes daily flights from Denver, but there are about 4 flights per day, which is great!
Driving from Denver
Driving from Denver to Steamboat Springs in the summertime is a scenic, beautiful experience. The drive is about 180 miles and will take you about 3 hours and 15 minutes if you drive straight through. It’s a good idea to account for a stop or two along with the way for bathroom breaks, lunch, and of course – to enjoy the scenery!
Driving to Steamboat Springs from Denver is easier during the spring, summer, and fall months and there is less risk of a snowstorm delaying your drive. Plus, for safety reasons, if you’re planning to visit Steamboat in the winter, you may want to consider flying directly into the Yampa Valley Regional Airport to avoid snowy roads.
Ground Transportation to Steamboat Springs
Go Alpine is the premier ground transportation company to bring you to Steamboat Springs from Denver or Yampa Valley Regional Airport (Hayden). Go Alpine offers both shared-ride airport shuttle or private vehicle services.
To review pricing and schedule a trip with Go Alpine, go here.
Weather in Steamboat Springs, Colorado
The weather in Steamboat Springs, Colorado varies quite a bit depending on when you’re planning to visit!
In the summer months from early June through mid-September the average daily high temperature is 70F. The average temperature in Steamboat in the winter is 38F and the coldest month is January. These temperatures in the winter are perfect to create the dry, champagne powder that Steamboat is famous for!
If you’re planning on visiting Steamboat Springs during the spring or fall seasons, make sure to pack for both warm and chilly weather. And be sure to check the forecast before you travel. Both the spring and fall can have lovely warm days in the afternoon with abundant sunshine! In the evenings, it could be very chilly, even into the freezing temperatures.
The trick to traveling to the mountains during these times is to pack accordingly! Read more here about packing for summer in Colorado.
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Best Places to Stay in Steamboat Springs
courtesy of The Steamboat Grand
The Steamboat Grand hotel is the only full-service luxury hotel located steps from the base of the ski area with high-end amenities including the Steamboat Grand Pool, hot tubs, and health club. Mostly, the rest of the (luxury) accommodations around the area are townhomes, condominiums, and private homes. (Sheraton Steamboat Villas listed below are the closest next choice for a full-service high-end hotel experience.) The Steamboat Grand is one of the best choices you can make when selecting a Steamboat Springs hotel!
The room category accommodations at The Steamboat Grand are Double Queen, Deluxe King, Studios, Condos, and Luxury Penthouses. Starting with the Studios, these rooms have a small kitchenette, perfect for making breakfast, lunch, or your morning coffee!
Dining offered at The Steamboat Grand is wonderful! The Cabin is a lovely rustic restaurant featuring a menu of great burgers, salads, sandwiches, and appetizers. For dinner, try the Miso Glazed Salmon or Grilled Ribeye for a delicious entree.
The Cabin serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The Poolside Bistro at the Steamboat Grand offers grilled entrees, signature cocktails, beer, and wine. Located outdoors on the second level of the hotel, the Poolside Bisto is a lovely spot for a quick salad or appetizer and cocktail in the afternoon.
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Sheraton Steamboat Resort Villas is located at the base of Steamboat Ski Resort next to the Christie Peak Express. This stellar location provides a ski-in ski-out experience in the winter season and easy access to hiking and biking trails in the summer. You really can’t ask for a better location!
All of the accommodations at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort Villas include a kitchen, washer/dryer, and a balcony or patio.
Many of the villas provide stunning mountain views from your room. Studios up to two-bedroom villas and condominiums are available to choose from when you book at Sheraton Steamboat Villas. This is one of my favorite properties in Steamboat, as the location just can’t be beat!
courtesy of Homewood Suites Steamboat
Homewood Suites by Hilton is a great place to lay your head if you’re looking for a nice hotel that’s comfortable, affordable, and clean with a strong brand behind it! Homewood Suites in Steamboat is 2 miles from the Steamboat Ski Resort and about three miles from downtown Steamboat Springs. They’re one of the newest hotels in Steamboat!
The guestrooms at the Homewood Suites are very spacious and have either one king bed or two queens. A few of the wonderful amenities at the Homewood Suites include complimentary daily breakfast, free wifi and free parking, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. This makes the Homewood Suites high on the list of Steamboat Springs hotels that I recommend.
New to Steamboat Springs, Gravity Haus brings a boutique hotel experience to a perfect location! A ski-in/ski-out property, Gravity Haus in Steamboat will provide you with access to the ski slopes (or hiking trails) right out the door. All of the guestrooms at Gravity Haus offer very comfortable guest rooms, air-conditioning in the summer, a fridge, and wifi!
Gravity Haus Steamboat also has a heated outdoor pool and hot tub and a vibrant Eatery + Bar. Stop into the Eatery + Bar for breakfast before your day of exploration or visit for an apres ski (or hike) cocktail!
Here’s where to go to check availability and learn more: Gravity Haus Steamboat.
Another great hotel in Steamboat Springs for comfort, friendliness, and value is the Holiday Inn Steamboat Springs. Lovely amenities await guests such as an indoor pool and hot tub, an outdoor hot tub and summer seasonal pool, and a fitness facility.
The Holiday Inn Steamboat Springs is located on US Highway 40, just 1.5 miles away from Steamboat Ski Resort. There is a shuttle to the ski area in the wintertime for convenience. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Rex’s American Grill & Bar, located inside the Holiday Inn Steamboat Springs.
The Rabbit Ears Motel is a classic and iconic motel in downtown Steamboat Springs. You’ll know you’ve arrived when you see their famous, neon Rabbit Ears Motel sign! Guests will be welcomed by a clean, comfortable guest room with either a king bed or two queen beds.
Rabbit Ears Motel has recently renovated rooms, carpet, and drapery. Also, guests will enjoy oak bathroom doors in every room, and nice Speakman hospitality shower heads. Most rooms have balconies that provide nice views of the Yampa River and Howelsen Hill.
Just walk out the door and your steps away from downtown Steamboat’s shopping, dining, art galleries, and more! Conveniently, the free bus in Steamboat has a stop right outside of the Rabbit Ears Motel so you can head up to Steamboat Ski Area easily. When you’re researching places to stay in Steamboat Springs, Rabbit Ears is always a great choice!
Condominiums and Residences in Steamboat
One Steamboat Place
One Steamboat Place is located directly at the base of Steamboat Ski Resort in the Mountain Plaza and is a prime location. Walk out of your luxury accommodations and you’re conveniently close to the gondola, lift, shops, ski and bike rental shops, and a few restaurants. One Steamboat Place is a ski-in ski-out location.
This beautiful Steamboat property has a pool and hot tubs, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a family game room! The residences are tastefully designed with luxury appliances, an outdoor grill, and large living areas with plenty of room to gather. One Steamboat Place is definitely one of the best places to stay in Steamboat Springs.
To read more about One Steamboat Place and check availability for your stay, contact Moving Moments here. They are the premier property management team for One Steamboat Place and are a wonderful team to work with!
Chateau Chamonix is a condominium property conveniently located directly on the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort! It’s steps away from Steamboat’s Snowsports School and the Steamboat Gondola making it a ski-in ski-out property in Steamboat. In the summer, guests can walk directly out the door onto hiking trails to explore the mountain.
Chateau Chamonix offers spacious vacation rentals which are 2, 3, or 4 bedrooms with beautifully designed furnishings, fully equipped kitchens, washers and dryers, and gas fireplaces. On the property, they also have a lovely indoor/outdoor heated pool, outdoor hot tubs, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a sauna.
Bronze Tree is a lovely moderate condominium property just steps from away Steamboat Ski area. They’re a mid-level priced property offering 2 and 3-bedroom accommodations with great views of the mountain and valley! There’s a ski run that comes directly down to Bronze Tree, so the property is considered “ski-in”.
In the morning, it’s a short walk from the ground level of Bronze Tree directly to the slopes. If you’re visiting in the summertime, you’ll love being so close to the hiking and biking trails on Steamboat mountain.
Every condo guest will enjoy a gas fireplace and full kitchens that are stocked with dishes, glassware, silverware, dish soap, sponges, and all the rest of the necessary kitchen items!
Amenities at Bronze Tree in Steamboat include indoor and outdoor hot tubs, a sauna, a sundeck, and a fitness center. For winter, ski lockers are available at the property and an underground parking garage. Guests will also have access to winter-season shuttle service to the grocery store and historic downtown Steamboat Springs!
courtesy of Storm Meadows Resort, Mountain Resorts
Storm Meadows Resort at Steamboat is in a great location up-slope from the base area of Steamboat Ski Area. (above the Right-O-Way trail to the immediate north of Steamboat Ski area) Here you’ll find a collection of condominium properties to choose from.
Many of the Storm Meadows Resort properties have access to ski slopes and others are just a short walk or a shuttle to the base area of Steamboat Ski Resort. Storm Meadows offers studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom condominiums.
Each of these properties is a little bit different and offers different amenities to their guests. Most have access to a swimming pool, community hot tub, and community sauna. Full kitchens are available and stocked with kitchen amenities such as dishes, glassware, silverware, paper towels, and everything you’ll need in the kitchen! Bath amenities will also be found in these accommodations.
During the summer months, Tennis courts are available to guests at most of the Storm Meadows Resort properties. In winter complimentary shuttle service is available to downtown Steamboat, the Steamboat gondola, or the grocery store.
To truly determine which Storm Meadows Resort property fits best with your family, contact Mountain Resorts, the professional management company that will help you create your best mountain vacation at Storm Meadows!
Crosstimbers is a gorgeous luxury townhome village just 200 yards from the base of Steamboat Ski Resort. Beautifully designed two, three and four-bedroom residences are available to reserve. Every property has a gas log stone fireplace and vaulted great room and a gourmet kitchen.
If you’re looking for luxury and lots of space to spread out, Crosstimbers is an excellent choice for lodging in Steamboat for you!
The property also has an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, and sauna. And, a tennis court for your summer visit.
courtesy of Terraces at Eagle Ridge, Mountain Resorts
The Terraces at Eagle Ridge is a luxury condominium complex in a premier location at the base of Steamboat’s Mount Werner. Walk to the Steamboat Gondola from the Terraces to enjoy skiing or snowboarding the champagne powderr in the winter season or hiking and biking in the summer!
If walking isn’t your preference in the winter, there’s a private shuttle available that will take you to the Steamboat Gondola or anywhere in Steamboat Springs.
This lovely property features a swimming pool and hot tub for guests to enjoy, an exercise facility, ski lockers (winter), and complimentary underground parking.
Two and three-bedroom residences are offered at the Terraces at Eagle Ridge with private covered outdoor terraces and views of the Yampa Valley or the Steamboat Ski Resort. Full kitchens that are fully stocked and bath amenities are provided to guests who stay at the Terraces.
Trappeur’s Crossing Resort is in a great location with close proximity to Steamboat Ski Resort base area. This property has wonderful amenities for guests to enjoy, making it an excellent choice when visiting Steamboat Springs. Ten hot tubs, four pools, two tennis courts, and a fitness center are spread across the six unique lodges and condominiums.
The accommodations at Trappeur’s Crossing are a collection of one to five bedrooms and are very well appointed and decorated. These are spread across six unique lodges providing a good selection of choices when it comes to finding the best for your family. Contact Simply Steamboat to chat about the accommodations so you’ll know just the right place for you!
courtesy of Highmark Steamboat Springs
Highmark Steamboat Springs is a luxury condominium property surrounded by stunningly gorgeous views.
Designed in authentic western style, Highmark has 23 residences that feature fully-equipped gourmet kitchens, gas fireplaces, luxury European linens, full-sized washer/dryers, central air conditioning, and a great-room balcony with stunning views. This mountainside property is within walking distance of ski lifts, shopping, and dining in Steamboat’s resort village.
Highmark’s amenities include a complete state-of-the-art fitness center, a heated indoor/outdoor pool, and an outdoor hot tub. There’s a guest lounge with a fireplace, large high-definition TV, game tables, and sitting areas to enjoy. A front desk concierge is available to assist guests with dining reservations and activity planning. In the winter season, a complimentary local shuttle service is available.
Property Management Companies
The best way to book your Steamboat Springs accommodations is with one of these top management companies in Steamboat! They manage all the best, luxury and moderate properties in Steamboat and will recommend the very best for your family or group.
Moving Mountains is a local company that represents some of the finest luxury residences in Steamboat! They’re a family-owned and operated business with an amazing reputation for top-notch service. (They also represent accommodations in Breckenridge, Vail, and Beaver Creek in Colorado)
They also feature private luxury vacation home rentals that can accommodate 8 – 30 guests. Moving Mountains’ guest services team can also arrange catering packages, personal chef services, and much more!
Mountain Resorts is one of the largest property management companies in Steamboat Springs with hundreds of condominiums to choose from for your mountain vacation.
Ranging from studios to four-bedroom residences, their expert team is dedicated to helping you find the best place for your special trip to Steamboat! Contact them here to check availability.
Steamboat Springs is an amazing mountain town destination in any season! My hope is that this list of Steamboat Springs hotels helps you learn the best hotel and lodging options in the area.
The champagne powder in Steamboat is waiting for you! The pristine hiking trails will also be there for you when you’re ready for a perfect summer trip to the mountains. Happy planning!
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