We spent a long weekend in Steamboat skiing, dipping in the hot springs, and checking out the town. Here are all the highlights of our trip!
Of course you have to go skiing when you’re in a place called Ski Town, USA! Since we had 2 feet of snow the days prior to our arrival, the skiing was amazing. We recommend taking a break midday at Four Points Lodge. We relaxed in lounge chairs with one of the most beautiful views. They serve drinks and food (we opted for an Irish coffee and a cinnamon roll), so you’ll be set for the rest of the day!
We stayed at Kutuk, which is a ski in/walk out condo. It was the perfect condo for us for a couple of reasons. First, the condo is huge at 1300 sq ft, with 2 bedrooms and a loft. It also has a pullout couch, so it comfortably accommodated 8 adults. Second, LOCATION! It is perfectly located for skiing, with a free shuttle that will take you downtown. The condo has large windows and a patio with amazing views. We even watched Steamboat’s Friday night fireworks from the living room! The rental rate was very reasonably priced compared to other ski in/ski out locations. The rental can be found here.
Seedz Organic Cafe & Beverages
We were on the hunt for some brunch in town and stumbled upon Seedz. We were seated quickly and given some grapes to munch on while we perused the menu. We were pleasantly surprised to find that everything on the menu could be made gluten free. We had the blueberry streusel pancakes and a southwest “tower”. The towers are exactly what they sound like, breakfast foods stacked with a side of crispy hash browns. Both dishes were absolutely amazing. Plus, they do sangria Saturdays and champagne Sundays for the brunch crowd — the selected drink is a dollar off!
We checked out a couple spots downtown, but our favorite was Sunpies. We know some Steamboat locals who recommended this one to us (thanks Kenzie!) and it was the perfect spot for a night out! They have cheap drinks and also a “punch” drink with a limit of 2 per person (pictured here). It was a fun atmosphere with a really welcoming crowd!
Strawberry Park Hot Springs
The hot springs in Steamboat are pretty unique, in that they look more natural than some of the others we have seen in Colorado. The 3 pools are surrounded by trees and have natural rocks and sand at the bottom. It’s quite magical in the wintertime and also the pools feel even more amazing in the cold weather. Word of caution: the road to the springs can be treacherous! We took a shuttle service which included ride to and from the springs and the ticket to get in for an hour and a half. We would highly recommend taking the shuttle because we saw several cars who were unable to make the journey along the route. All in all it was definitely worth the extra cash for the shuttle and we had a great time relaxing surrounded by nature in the steamy springs!
Thanks for reading! Let us know if you have any favorite spots in Steamboat in the comments below!