If you’re looking for an amazing mountain getaway, with lots of rustic charm but all the comforts of home, Steamboat Springs is the perfect destination! Come explore the fresh Colorado mountain air, while you ride bikes, take hikes, and soak in the town’s famed hot springs. Our best places to stay in Steamboat offer you everything you need for an incredible end-of-summer vacation!
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Our Steamboat Springs Places to Stay
When you need the absolute perfect place to lay your head after a full day’s adventuring, our Steamboat Springs places to stay are superb! They’re so much better than a hotel room, because with our best places to stay in Steamboat, you’ll not only get enough room for the whole family to be together, but it will also feel like a home away from home. Prepare your own meals or snacks any time of day or night, in your very own fully equipped kitchen: it’s perfect for saving time and money, as well as just being super convenient when you want to do something like heat up restaurant leftovers. Enjoy stretching out in your spacious living room on comfortable couches, relaxing with a favorite movie on the flat-screen TV after a day’s play. Finally, hit the hay at the end of the day on our luxurious beds; again, there’s plenty of room for all!
Summertime in Steamboat
While you might think of Steamboat Springs as mainly a ski destination, you’d be surprised at how much there is to do and see here in the warmer months. All the ski areas become fabulous places to hike and bike, and trails are just as well maintained as they are in winter. No matter your skill level, there are trails in Steamboat Springs just perfect for you!
Howelsen Hill, the famous ski jump site, is the best city park in Steamboat Springs and boasts playing fields, mountain biking trails, playgrounds, and a massive alpine slide in summer. Steamboat Resort’s mountain offers some incredible summer fun, including the Outlaw Mountain Coaster, scenic gondola rides, mini golf, and a disc golf course.
Labor Day isn’t too late to see some wildflowers in the higher elevations, either. If you’re looking for some beautiful blooms in late summer, you will have to take a hike. Head north of Steamboat Springs to Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area, where you’ll find stunning wildflower fields near Coulton Creek. Alternatively, drive south to the Flat Tops Wilderness area, for displays of lupine and columbine.
Exploring the Town
Even if you’re determined not to drive much of anywhere during your vacation stay, you’ll find a lot of things to do right here in town. One of the best ways to see Steamboat Springs is on a bicycle, via the Yampa River Core Trail. This 7-mile path for non-motorized use winds along the Yampa River, right through the center of town. Whether you prefer to walk or bike, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the number of attractions available right off the trail. Easily access Bear River Skateboard Park, Emerald Park, the Yampa River Botanic Park, and Amaze’n Steamboat Family Fun Park, as well as numerous eateries. Along the way, you’ll also come upon groves of cottonwood trees, scenic overlooks, perfect picnic areas, and excellent fishing spots. You can easily spend a whole day just hanging out along the Yampa River Core Trail!
Sample the Local Cuisine
There are a lot of great places to eat in Steamboat Springs, and you might have a hard time deciding where to start. Why not begin with a culinary tour, which will showcase some of the town’s best spots? That way, when you’re ready to return for a full meal, you’ll already have some ideas about where you’d like to eat.
Steamboat Springs Food Tours offers two options: choose from the all-ages food-oriented “Bite of the Boat” tour, or the “Sip n’ Savor Happy Hour” tour. Either way, you’ll visit at least four local restaurants, and have the services of a knowledgeable guide who will regale you with local history along the way. Sample inventive upscale tacos, specialty olive oil and vinegar, and delicious Mediterranean cuisine. Bonus: find out where locals go for the best burger in town! By the end of the trip, you’ll feel like a local yourself.
Soak in the Springs
Surely by now you’ve wondered: where are these springs the town is named for? Don’t worry, they’re still around and easy to access. If you prefer the rustic, outdoor option, head to Strawberry Park, where natural-style rock pools allow you to soak your cares away while enjoying the scenery. Reservations are currently required for both pool time and for massages, as well as the specialty watsu (water shiatsu) treatment they offer.
If you’re looking for a great workout, or just prefer the convenience of hopping in a pool right in town, check out the incredible Old Town Hot Springs. This water park/fitness center boasts eight spring-fed pools of varying temperatures, as well as a multitude of fitness classes, a climbing wall, two water slides, and even on-site child care! It’s an amazing spot, popular with locals and visitors alike. No trip to Steamboat Springs would be complete without soaking in the springs!
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