You came to Steamboat Springs for some much-needed time away and some winter fun and frivolity. No matter how long you’re in town, there’s plenty to see and do. You’ll enjoy a mix of fun, excitement, adventure, and winter activities. Follow the trails on a hike or snow biking excursion, slide into a hot spring for a soak, or choose from a myriad of winter activities in Steamboat Springs to find your own combination of fun and relaxation. There’s something to keep everyone busy and having fun this winter.
Snowy Winter Activities in Steamboat Springs
There’s more to the snow than skiing or snowboarding. Strap on some snowshoes and explore Rabbit Ears Pass. Grab a fat tire bike and hit the snowy trails. The special tires help you cut through the powder to explore the trails cutting through the snow-capped mountains. Take a horse-drawn sleigh ride, go snow tubing at Saddleback Ranch, mush your own dogsled at family owned Grizzle-T Dogsledding, wind through aspen groves and open meadows on a snowmobile, or just have fun making snowmen and snow angels outside your vacation rental. Make sure to bring your camera wherever you may wander.
Whatever time of year it is, don’t visit Steamboat Springs without making time to visit the hot springs that gave the town its name. There are two that keep locals and visitors alike coming back time and again. Old Town Hot Springs is located in the heart of downtown Steamboat and is a multi-use complex, giving you a full body workout and relaxation opportunity. It boasts eight natural mineral water hot pools, two water slides, a fitness center, aquatic rock climbing wall, kids’ area, and more. Strawberry Park Hot Springs is located on the edge of the Yampa Valley. You’ll find several thermal pools that range in temperature from 101-106 degrees Fahrenheit. For a first-class experience, book a shuttle with Sweet Pea Tours for roundtrip transportation to the hot springs. Ask our concierge for more information! Please note that Strawberry Park Hot Springs does not accept credit or debit cards, so remember to bring cash.
Breweries, Wineries & Distilleries
Step inside one of Steamboat’s breweries wineries, or whiskey distilleries for a break from the snow and cold. Breweries will have on-tap regulars as well as seasonal brews to give you a taste of the season with IPAs, ales, and much more. Have a taste of Steamboat’s best wines and take some back to your rental to pair with a favorite home-cooked meal. Some brewhouses and wineries offer a full menu of food to enjoy with your adult beverage. Make sure to ask about where else you can purchase these beverages around town!
If you want to escape the cold Colorado weather for a while, you don’t have to stay at your rental the whole time. There are plenty of indoor activities in and around Steamboat Springs for everyone to enjoy. If you just can’t resist the cold, get in your exercise skating at the indoor Howelsen Ice Arena. Play indoor tennis or pickleball at the tennis center or try for the elusive 300 at the newly remodeled Snow Bowl bowling alley. For a different kind of indoor excitement, beat the clock and break out at The Crooked Key escape room. If a quiet time is more your speed, check out a library or bookstore and score some new reading material to pass the time and give your brain a workout.
Tread of Pioneers Museum
The museum is a great place to learn about Steamboat’s place in the history of Westward Expansion. The heart of the museum is a beautiful 1901 Queen Anne-style Victorian home that features turn-of-the-century furnishings just like what would have originally been in the home.
So Many Winter Activities in Steamboat Springs
You chose Steamboat Springs for a unique, fun getaway with the ones you love this winter. Extend the uniqueness and fun you desire to your accommodations by booking a vacation rental with Elevated Properties. When you’re not out experiencing everything a Steamboat Springs winter has to offer, prepare a tasty meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Afterward, spread out in the open living area for some TV or a movie. For a sweetheart getaway or small family, choose a one-bedroom unit. If you’re planning a winter trip or reunion with a large group or family, there are units as large as six bedrooms! Choose a premium unit for upgrades and perks like stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hardwood floors, flat screen TVs and more!
Contact us today to start planning your winter getaway to Steamboat Springs!