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==Get in==
 
==Get in==
  
Steamboat Springs is typically 3 to 4 hours away from [[Denver]] by car in good winter conditions. If heavy snow, there are a couple of passes (including Rabbit Ears Pass) which become much more difficult and slow going. The most direct route from Denver to Steamboat is I-70 west to [[Silverthorne]]. From there, take Highway 9 North to Kremmling where you meet up with US 40. Then drive west on US 40 over Rabbit Ears pass to Steamboat. With no traffic or snow, the drive can be as quick as 2.5 hours.  
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Steamboat Springs is typically 3-4 hr away from [[Denver]] by car in good winter conditions. If heavy snow, there are a couple of passes (including Rabbit Ears Pass) which become much more difficult and slow going. The most direct route from Denver to Steamboat is I-70 west to [[Silverthorne]]. From there, take Highway 9 North to Kremmling where you meet up with US 40. Then drive west on US 40 over Rabbit Ears pass to Steamboat. With no traffic or snow, the drive can be as quick as 2.5 hr.  
  
The Local Airport is only 22 miles from Steamboat (Yampa Valley Regional Airport (HDN) in Hayden, CO). Many major airlines, including Continental, American and Delta, provide direct service from hubs and major cities during the winter, It is only a 30 minute flight from Denver on United.
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The Local Airport is only 22 miles from Steamboat (Yampa Valley Regional Airport (HDN) in Hayden, CO). Many major airlines, including Continental, American and Delta, provide direct service from hubs and major cities during the winter, It is only a 30 min flight from Denver on United.
  
*''' Black Diamond''': Eagle-Vail Airport Transportation (EGE) and Denver Airport Transportation (DEN) to Steamboat Springs Resort Hotels. 24/7 Transportation Service: Shuttle, Taxi, Limo, Car Service. Call: (970) 261-6509. [http://www.BlackDiamondsCars.com]
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Numerous bus and shuttle services are available from Denver airport.
*'''Powderhound Transportation''' provides shuttles to Steamboat Springs [http://www.ridethepowder.com/info/denver-to-steamboat-springs] from Denver International Airport
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==Get around==
 
==Get around==
  
The City of Steamboat Springs provides free municipal bus service year round. Buses arrive approximately every 10 minutes in the winter and summer. The Steamboat Springs Transit stops along every major route with service from downtown to the mountain condos and ski area.  
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The City of Steamboat Springs provides free municipal bus service year round. Buses arrive approximately every 10 min in the winter and every 20 minutes in the summer. The Steamboat Springs Transit stops along every major route with service from downtown to the mountain condos and ski area.  
  
 
Alpine Taxi is Steamboat's taxi Service. They provide in-town taxis as well as shuttle service to and from the Yampa Valley Regional Airport (Hayden) and the Denver International Airport.
 
Alpine Taxi is Steamboat's taxi Service. They provide in-town taxis as well as shuttle service to and from the Yampa Valley Regional Airport (Hayden) and the Denver International Airport.
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===Summer===
 
===Summer===
  
* Hiking Fishcreek falls, Mt. Werner, Buffalo Pass and Rabbit Ears pass
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* Kayak, raft, and tube the Yampa river
 
* Kayak, raft, and tube the Yampa river
* Hot air balloon rides
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* <see name="Wild West Balloon Adventures" alt="" address="42415 E Deerfoot Ln" directions="located behind the Village at Steamboat" phone="(970) 879-7219" email="" fax="" url="[http://www.wildwestballooning.com/Home.html]" hours="" price="">A Hot Air Balloon ride over Steamboat Springs</see>
* Night time rodeos at Howelson Hill
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* <see name="Romick Rodeo" alt="" address="501 Howelsen Parkway" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></see>
* Mountain biking on Mt. Werner
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* <see name="The Howler Steamboat Springs Alpine Slide" alt="" address="645 Howelsen Parkway" directions="turn off Lincoln Ave in downtown Steamboat on 5th street to cross the Yampa river. Turn right after the river and railroad tracks on Howelsen Parkway. Turn Left at the stop sign. " phone="970-819-8010" email="" fax="" url="[http://www.steamboatalpineslide.com/]" hours="" price="">You take a chairlift to the top of Howleson Hill and then using a sled you go down 2400 feet of winding curves </see>
*Alpine slide
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*Flyfishing on the Yampa River and Elk river
 
*Flyfishing on the Yampa River and Elk river
 
*Camping in the Zirkels Wilderness
 
*Camping in the Zirkels Wilderness
 
*Day time rides up the ski mountain ski gondola
 
*Day time rides up the ski mountain ski gondola
* Horseback riding
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* <do name="Zephyr Helicopter Company" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="970.846.4677" email="" fax="" url="[http://www.zephyrhelicopter.com/]" hours="" price="">Helicopter Rides over the area that surronds Steamboat Spings</do>
* Golf at many of the areas Golf Courses
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*Helicopter tours
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*Rock climbing
 
*Rock climbing
 
* Swimming in the Steamboat Hot Springs
 
* Swimming in the Steamboat Hot Springs
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===Horseback Riding===
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===Golfing===
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* Golf at many of the areas Golf Courses
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===Hiking===
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* <do name="Fish Creek Falls" alt="" address="" directions="Located approximately 5 miles from Steamboat Springs, Fish Creek Falls is located on Fish Creek Falls Road. From the main street in the town of Steamboat Springs, head north on 3rd Ave. and then turn right on Fish Creek Falls Road. The facilities offer both a lower and upper parking lot. It is 5 Dollars for parking at the parking lots and just follow the signs to the Upper and lower tails" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">A 2.5 Mile one way hike that brings you up to 9000 Feet Elevation. It is only 1/4 of a mile to the First Falls </do>
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* Mt. Werner,
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*Buffalo Pass
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* Rabbit Ears pass
  
 
===Summer Events===
 
===Summer Events===
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===Winter===
 
===Winter===
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* <do name=" Ice Climb Fish Creek Falls" alt="" address="" directions="Located approximately 5 miles from Steamboat Springs, Fish Creek Falls is located on Fish Creek Falls Road. From the main street in the town of Steamboat Springs, head north on 3rd Ave. and then turn right on Fish Creek Falls Road. The facilities offer both a lower and upper parking lot. It is 5 Dollars for parking at the parking lots and just follow the signs to the Upper and lower tails" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">A 2.5 Mile one way hike that brings you up to 9000 Feet Elevation. It is only 1/4 of a mile to the First Falls </do>
 
* Ski Mt. Werner  
 
* Ski Mt. Werner  
* Ice climb Fishcreek falls
 
 
* Snowmobiling
 
* Snowmobiling
 
* Snowcat ride and powder skiing
 
* Snowcat ride and powder skiing
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* Night tubing at the ski base area
 
* Night tubing at the ski base area
 
* Romantic dinner on the top of the mountain
 
* Romantic dinner on the top of the mountain
* Strawberry Park Hot springs (clothing optional after dark)
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* <see name="Strawberry Pak Hot Springs" alt="" address="44200 County Rd#3" directions="" phone="(970) 879-0342 " email="" fax="" url="[http://www.strawberryhotsprings.com/2005/]" hours="" price=""> Sit in 104 degree Mineral water, also offers lodging in cabins or even a locomotive (clothing optional after dark)</see>
 
* sitting in hot tubs when it snows
 
* sitting in hot tubs when it snows
 
* Winter Concert Series
 
* Winter Concert Series
 
* try to be there for the last day the ski mountain is open for business, the place is one big party. meet some locals and have a good time.
 
* try to be there for the last day the ski mountain is open for business, the place is one big party. meet some locals and have a good time.
 
* Check out the Olympic Ski jumping hill at Howelson hill, its a great thing to watch
 
* Check out the Olympic Ski jumping hill at Howelson hill, its a great thing to watch
* Go star gazing on a clear night, then check out the snow cats doing their work on the mountain
 
 
* Cross country ski on many of the nordic tracks surrounding the area
 
* Cross country ski on many of the nordic tracks surrounding the area
 
* The Annual Bud Light Cowboy Downhill
 
* The Annual Bud Light Cowboy Downhill
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===Ski===
 
===Ski===
*'''Strawberry Park Hot Springs''', [[Hot springs | hot springs]] about 15 minutes outside of downtown (more or less depending on weather).  If it's snowy, the road up to the springs requires by law AWD and snow tires or chains.  Note that is AWD/4WD with snow tires, some have had severe problems with the hill with AWD and all season tires when it was snowing.  A fantastic set of hot springs, though the facilities could be better.  Clothing is optional after dark.
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*'''Strawberry Park Hot Springs''', [[Hot springs | hot springs]] about 15 min outside of downtown (more or less depending on weather).  If it's snowy, the road up to the springs requires by law AWD and snow tires or chains.  Note that is AWD/4WD with snow tires, some have had severe problems with the hill with AWD and all season tires when it was snowing.  A fantastic set of hot springs, though the facilities could be better.  Clothing is optional after dark.
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
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*''' SmartWool Socks''', [http://www.smartwool.com/]. While you're there, purchase a pair--the corporate headquarters are located in Steamboat Springs.  
 
*''' SmartWool Socks''', [http://www.smartwool.com/]. While you're there, purchase a pair--the corporate headquarters are located in Steamboat Springs.  
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*'''Embellishments''', 8th Street,[http://www.embellishyourhome.com]. A beautiful shop of home furnishings and accessories specializing in fair-trade merchandise .
 
*'''Embellishments''', 8th Street,[http://www.embellishyourhome.com]. A beautiful shop of home furnishings and accessories specializing in fair-trade merchandise .
  
 
===Equipment rental===
 
===Equipment rental===
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There are many places in Steamboat where you can rent ski and snowboard equipment for your stay in Steamboat.  
 
There are many places in Steamboat where you can rent ski and snowboard equipment for your stay in Steamboat.  
  
 
Here are just a few of the many equipment rental stores found in Steamboat
 
Here are just a few of the many equipment rental stores found in Steamboat
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* Black Tie Ski Rentals
 
* Black Tie Ski Rentals
 
* Breeze
 
* Breeze
 
* Christy Sports
 
* Christy Sports
* One Stop Ski Shop Ltd 970) 879-4754
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* One Stop Ski Shop Ltd. ☎+1 970 879-4754
* Ski Haus 970) 879-0385
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* Ski Haus. ☎+1 970 879-0385
* Sportstalker: Retail-Rental 970) 879-2445
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* Sportstalker: Retail-Rental. ☎+1 970 879-2445
* Steamboat Ski & Bike Kare 970) 879-9144
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* Steamboat Ski & Bike Kare. ☎+1 970 879-9144
* Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation 970) 879-6111
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* Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. ☎+1 970 879-6111
* Steamboat Ski Touring Center 970) 879-8180
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* Steamboat Ski Touring Center. ☎+1 970 879-8180
* Terry Sports 970) 879-8414
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* Terry Sports. ☎+1 970 879-8414
  
 
If you arriving in Steamboat without a car it is probably easier to rent your gear closer to your hotel or even better the lifts as most offer over night storage, saving you the hassle of lugging your skis back to your accommodation every day. Or to secure special boot size or your preference for equipment rental.
 
If you arriving in Steamboat without a car it is probably easier to rent your gear closer to your hotel or even better the lifts as most offer over night storage, saving you the hassle of lugging your skis back to your accommodation every day. Or to secure special boot size or your preference for equipment rental.
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* Christy Sports  
 
* Christy Sports  
 
* Breeze Ski Rentals
 
* Breeze Ski Rentals
* Rentskis  
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* Rentskis
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* [http://www.steamboatskirentalsnowboardrental.com/ Steamboat Ski Rentals]
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
*'''Winona's Restaurant''' 617 Lincoln Ave, (970) 879-2483,‎ Generous portions of food and a local favorite.
 
  
===On Mountain===
 
*Ski Time Square
 
  
**Cafe Diva
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===On the mountain===
**Market on the Mountain
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**Saketumi
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**The Tugboat
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**'''Slopeside Bar & Grill''' (kid friendly)
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**Gondola Square
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**Gondola Pub & Grill
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**Bear River
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**La Montana
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===In Between===
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* '''Ski Time Square
* Three Peaks Grill
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* Ore House At the Pine Grove
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* '''Cafe Diva'''
* Fiesta Jalisco
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* Colorado Bagel Company
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* '''Market on the Mountain'''
* Freshies
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* Blue Sage Pizza
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* '''Saketumi'''
* The Egg & I
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* Rex's American Grill and Bar
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* '''The Tugboat'''
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* '''Slopeside Bar &amp; Grill''' (kid friendly)
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* '''Bear River'''
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* '''La Montana'''
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* '''Enzo Pizzeria Italiano''' (Steamboat Grand Complex)
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* '''Three Peaks Grill'''
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* '''Ore House At the Pine Grove'''
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* '''Fiesta Jalisco'''
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* '''Colorado Bagel Company'''
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* '''Freshies'''
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* '''Blue Sage Pizza'''
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* '''The Egg &amp; I'''
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* '''Rex's American Grill and Bar'''
  
 
===Downtown===
 
===Downtown===
*Bistro c.v.  
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*Mahogany Ridge
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*'''Winona's Restaurant''' 617 Lincoln Ave, ☎+1 970 879-2483,‎ Generous portions of food and a local favorite.
*Creekside Cafe & Grill
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*Cottonwood Grill
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* '''Bistro c.v.'''
*Backcountry Provisions
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*Cantina Fresh Mexican  
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* '''Mahogany Ridge'''
*Cuginos
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*8th Street Steakhouse
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* '''Creekside Cafe &amp; Grill'''
*Mazzola's
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*Giovanni's
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* '''Cottonwood Grill'''
*Antares
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*The Tap House
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* '''Backcountry Provisions'''
*Old Town Pub
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*Sunpies
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* '''Cantina Fresh Mexican'''
*Mambo Italiano
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*Double Z Bar & Barbeque
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* '''Cuginos'''
*The Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant
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*Steamboat Smokehouse
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* '''8th Street Steakhouse'''
*Steamboat Yacht Club
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*The Shack Cafe
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* '''Mazzola's'''
*Old West Steak House
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*Azteca Taqueria
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* '''The Tap House'''
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* '''Sweetwater Grill'''
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==Drink==
 
==Drink==
  
 
===On Mountain===
 
===On Mountain===
*Ski Time Square
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**The Tugboat
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* '''Ski Time Square'''
**Slopeside Bar & Grill
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**Lupos
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* '''The Tugboat'''
**Gondola Square
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**Gondola Pub & Grill
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* '''Slopeside Bar &amp; Grill'''
**Bear River
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**Pirates Pub
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* '''Gondola Square'''
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===Downtown===
 
===Downtown===
**Bistro c.v. (not the largest wine selection, but the best)
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**Mahogany Ridge
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* '''Bistro c.v.''' (not the largest wine selection, but the best)
**The Cantina (margaritas!)
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**The Tap House
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* '''Mahogany Ridge'''
**Old Town Pub is a legendary Steamboat landmark and a must visit for everyone.  It's family friendly, but also offers great nightlife with a diverse music scene.  
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**Mambo Italiano
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* '''The Cantina''' (margaritas)
**Double Z Bar & Barbeque
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**The Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant
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* '''The Tap House'''
**Steamboat Smokehouse
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**Big House Burgers and Bottle Cap Bar
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* '''Old Town Pub''', is a legendary Steamboat landmark and a must visit for everyone.  It's family friendly, but also offers great nightlife with a diverse music scene.
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==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
*[http://www.steamboatresorts.com/accommodations/the-antlers The Antlers]: 800.525-5502. A luxurious ski-in/ski-out condominium. This property is adjacent to the slopes in Ski Time Square. You can chooe between four and five bedroom townhome/condominiums.
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*[http://www.steamboatresorts.com/accommodations/canyon-creek Canyon Creek]: 800.276.6719. Featuring both large an small condominium/townhomes, Canyon Creek is located just steps away from the Steamboat Gondola.
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*[http://www.steamboatresorts.com/accommodations/chateau-chamonix Chateau Chamonix]: 800.525-5502. This lodging option provides two bedroom, three bedroom and four bedroom condominiums to travelers seeking ski-in/ski-out access to the Steamboat slopes. It also includes an outdoor heated pool, free parking and complimentary WIFI.
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*[http://www.steamboatresorts.com/accommodations/christie-club Christie Club]: 800.276.6719. These spacious condos are luxurious and provide clubhouse access with an large lobby area, heated pool, outdoor hot tubs, an in-unit washer and dryer, and complimentary WIFI. You can choose between two bedroom, three bedroom and four bedroom condominiums.
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*[http://www.steamboatresorts.com/accommodations/cimarron Cimarron]: 800.276.6719. Brand-new four and five bedroom condominiums with a loft. These beautiful, condos are within walking distance of the ski slopes. Guests enjoy an outdoor heated pool and hot tub, a gym and a two-car garage.
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*[http://www.steamboatresorts.com/accommodations/dulany-at-the-gondola Dulany at the Gondola]: 970.879.6000. Close to the center of town, this ski-in/ski-out property offers both two bedroom and three bedroom condominiums with a washer and drying, parking and an outdoor hot tub.
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*[http://www.steamboatresorts.com/accommodations/eagleridge-lodge EagleRidge Lodge]: 800.279.6719. EagleRidge provides Two bedroom and four bedroom condominiums. These condos have kitchens, an outdoor heated pool and hot tub, steam rooms and free WIFI.
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*[http://www.steamboatresorts.com/accommodations/eagleridge-townhomes EagleRidge Townhomes]: 970.879.5555. These four, five and six bedroom condominiums are perfect for large groups. During ski season, guests enjoy a private shuttle to ski slopes, dining, shopping and other entertainment.
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*[http://www.steamboatresorts.com/accommodations/edgemont Edgemont]: 800.276.6719. Known for it’s amazing view of Steamboat Springs, Edgemont is a three bedroom, three bathroom condominium.  It has an outdoor heated pool and hot tub as well as direct access to and from the slopes.
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*[http://www.steamboatresorts.com/accommodations/first-tracks First Tracks]: 970.879.9000. This property includes three hot tubs, a fitness center, high-speed Internet, a shuttle service, a BBQ area and a game room. This offers one and two bedroom condominiums.
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*[http://www.steamboatresorts.com/accommodations/kutuk Kutuk]: 970.879.6605. Kutuk provides two bedroom, two bedroom with a loft, three bedroom and four bedroom condominiums. Located at the Ski Time Square, this lodging option has two outdoor hot tubs, free WIFI and complimentary long distance phone calls.
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*[http://www.steamboatresorts.com/accommodations/la-casa La Casa]: 970.879.6000. Just 100 yards from the slopes! It also includes two outdoor hot tubs, covered parking, complimentary shuttle service to skiing, dining, shopping and entertainment, an in-unit washer and dryer, a grill and private balconies. You can reserve two bedroom, three bedroom and four bedroom condominiums.
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*[http://www.steamboatresorts.com/accommodations/the-lodge-at-steamboat The Lodge at Steamboat]: 800.276.6719. As a Steamboat accommodation is located 200 yards from the Gondola, restaurants and shops. This property has one to three bedroom condominiums and its guests enjoy an outdoor heated pool, four outdoor hot tubes and one indoor hot tub.
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*[http://www.steamboatresorts.com/accommodations/ptarmigan-house Ptarmigan House]: 970.879.6278. A ski-in/ski-out location offering studio, one bedroom, two bedroom, three bedroom condominiums. Guests also enjoy private balconies, complimentary WIFI and an outdoor hot tub.
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*[http://www.steamboatresorts.com/accommodations/ski-inn Ski Inn]: 970.879.4477. An affordable ski-in/ski-out property providing one and two bedroom condominiums. It also includes a private guest shuttle to dining, shopping and entertainment.
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*[http://www.steamboatresorts.com/accommodations/stonewood-at-eagleridge Stonewood Townhomes]: 800.276.6719. This provides four and five bedroom condominiums and is located only 400 yards from the gondola. Guests enjoy a private shuttle to the slopes, complimentary WIFI and unbeatable panoramic views.
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*[http://www.steamboatresorts.com/accommodations/timber-run Timber Run]: 970.879.7000. With both two and three bedroom condominiums, this vacation property places guests a short 500 yards from the Steamboat gondola. It also includes an outdoor heated pool and three hot tubs.
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*[http://www.steamboatresorts.com/accommodations/torian-plum Torian Plum]: 970.879.8000. This property offers one, two and three bedroom condominiums, ski-in/ski-out and is located within a short walk to the restaurants and shops. Guests also enjoy unerground parking, in-unit washer and dryer, a fitness center and complimentary high-speed Internet.
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*[http://www.steamboatresorts.com/accommodations/trailhead-lodge Trailhead Lodge]: 800.276.6719. With one, two and three bedroom condos, guests at Trailhead Lodge also enjoy an outdoor heated pool and three hot tubs, a fitness center, a game room, free WIFI, a BBA area and free shuttle service.
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*[http://www.steamboatresorts.com/accommodations/trappers-crossing Trappeurs Crossing]: 800.276.6719. This lodging option provides discounted lift tickets and also airline tickets for those staying at this property. The units here are high-end, luxurious 1600+ ft lodges.
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*[http://www.steamboatresorts.com/accommodations/waterford Waterford Townhomes]: 970.879.7000. This property is only a quarter mile away from the Steamboat gondola and offers guests a two-car private garage, a washer and dryer, free WIFI, private balconies as well as a shuttle service to the ski hill. These condominiums are all three bedroom/four bathroom units.
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*[http://www.steamboatresorts.com/accommodations/waterstone Waterstone]: 970.879.5555. You can choose from three bedroom, four bedroom and five bedroom units at this property. It is located just 300 yards from the gondola and provides a private shuttle for guests in the winter. Upon your arrival, you will receive a free bottle of wine (winter season only).
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*[http://www.steamboatresorts.com/accommodations/the-west The West]: 970.879.4000. Guests can reserve one, two, three or four bedroom townhomes. This property is only 250 yards from the Steamboat gondola. Guests enjoy an outdoor heated pool and two indoor hot tubs, complimentary WIFI and an on-site laundry facility.
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*[http://www.steamboatresorts.com/accommodations/yampa-view Yampa View]: 970.879.4477. These accommodations provide some of the best views in the valley. It is located only a half mile from the Steamboat gondola. All units are two bedroom. Guests can enjoy two outdoor hot tubs, a private guest shuttle to skiing and shopping, private balconies and fully-equipped kitch
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*'''Mountain Resorts''', 2150 Resort Drive Suite 100, (888) 686-8075, [http://www.mtn-resorts.com]. Steamboat's Lodging Expert - offers a wide variety of attractive, well-maintained accommodations in Steamboat Springs, Colorado with rates ranging from economy to luxury.
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*'''The KOA Campground''' west of town has great facilities including a very nice hot tub.  They have facilities for large and small campers and motor homes, tent sites, as well as cabins.  $25 per night for a small camper with electric.
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*'''The Home Ranch''',(800) 979-1780, [http://homeranch.com]. Relais Chateau ranch 17 miles NW of town.  
 
*'''The Home Ranch''',(800) 979-1780, [http://homeranch.com]. Relais Chateau ranch 17 miles NW of town.  
*'''Canyon Creek Steamboat Springs Ski Resort''', 2740 Eagle Ridge Circle, (800) 276-6719, [http://canyoncreek.trcdirect.com].
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*'''Sheraton Steamboat Resort''', 2200 Village Inn Court, 1-866-716-8134, [http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=22].
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*''' The Inn at Steamboat''', 3070 Columbine Drive, ☎+1 970  879-2600, [http://www.innatsteamboat.com]. Nestled in the mountains of Northwest Colorado, the Inn at Steamboat offers a touch of class for those seeking a quiet mountain get-a-way.
*'''The Antlers Steamboat Springs Resort''', 2085 Ski Time Square Drive, (800) 276-6719, [http://antlers.trcdirect.com].
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*'''The Lodge at Steamboat Springs Resort''', 2700 Village Drive, (970) 879-8000, [http://lodge.trcdirect.com].
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*'''The KOA Campground''' west of town has great facilities including a very nice hot tub.  They have facilities for large and small campers and motor homes, tent sites, as well as cabins. $25 per night for a small camper with electric.
*'''Thunderhead Lodge Steamboat Springs Resort''', 1965 Ski Time Square Drive, (800) 276-6719. [http://thunderheadlodge.trcdirect.com].
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*'''Yampa View Steamboat Springs Hotel''', 2590 Longthong Drive, (800) 276-6719, [http://yampaview.trcdirect.com].
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*'''The Lodge at Steamboat''', 2700 Village Drive, (970) 879.6000. Property has 120 units with two, three and four bedroom condominiums. Accommodations are located at the base of Mt. Werner approximately 200 yards from the Gondola. [http://www.steamboatresorts.com/accommodations/the-lodge-at-steamboat].  
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*'''Timber Run''', 2015 Walton Creek Rd, (800) 276-6719. You can choose between two or three bedroom condominiums. This property offers free guest shuttles during the winter season to and from slopes, shopping, dining, etc. [http://www.steamboatresorts.com/accommodations/timber-run].  
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*'''The Ranch at Steamboat''', Ranch Road, (800) 525-2002, [http://www.ranch-steamboat.com].  
 
*'''The Ranch at Steamboat''', Ranch Road, (800) 525-2002, [http://www.ranch-steamboat.com].  
*''' The Inn at Steamboat''', 3070 Columbine Drive, (970) 879-2600, [www.innatsteamboat.com]. Nestled in the mountains of Northwest Colorado, the Inn at Steamboat offers a touch of class for those seeking a quiet mountain get-a-way.
 
  
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*'''Sheraton Steamboat Resort''', 2200 Village Inn Court, 1-866-716-8134, [http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=22].
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Steamboat Springs is a ski resort in the state of Colorado in the United States of America.

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Get in

Steamboat Springs is typically 3-4 hr away from Denver by car in good winter conditions. If heavy snow, there are a couple of passes (including Rabbit Ears Pass) which become much more difficult and slow going. The most direct route from Denver to Steamboat is I-70 west to Silverthorne. From there, take Highway 9 North to Kremmling where you meet up with US 40. Then drive west on US 40 over Rabbit Ears pass to Steamboat. With no traffic or snow, the drive can be as quick as 2.5 hr.

The Local Airport is only 22 miles from Steamboat (Yampa Valley Regional Airport (HDN) in Hayden, CO). Many major airlines, including Continental, American and Delta, provide direct service from hubs and major cities during the winter, It is only a 30 min flight from Denver on United.

Numerous bus and shuttle services are available from Denver airport.

Get around

The City of Steamboat Springs provides free municipal bus service year round. Buses arrive approximately every 10 min in the winter and every 20 minutes in the summer. The Steamboat Springs Transit stops along every major route with service from downtown to the mountain condos and ski area.

Alpine Taxi is Steamboat's taxi Service. They provide in-town taxis as well as shuttle service to and from the Yampa Valley Regional Airport (Hayden) and the Denver International Airport.

Storm Mountain Express also offers shuttle service to and from Hayden.

See

The Town of Steamboat Springs is essentially separated into several areas. One is the mountain area (known simply as "the mountain" or "the base area") surrounding the base of the Steamboat Ski Area on Mt. Werner, there are multiple shops as well as dining and nightlife. The area also includes many hotels, condominiums, and rental homes. The area is relatively easy to navigate on foot, but driving can be more difficult.

The other major area is downtown, around 4 miles from the Ski Area. Downtown Steamboat is located along Lincoln Avenue (US 40) and stretches 8-10 blocks between Third Street and Eleventh Street. This is the historic area of town. Shopping, dining and nightlife are here as well. Most of Steamboat's better restaurants are located downtown, and the area is much easier to navigate in a car than the mountain area. Parking on Lincoln Avenue is limited, but there are several parking lots on the numbered side streets.

West Steamboat is west of downtown and houses more locally-oriented businesses (like hardware stores, mechanics, and specialty shops).

Steamboat is long known for its legendary "Champagne Powder" snow, western heritage, and Olympic Tradition which gives Steamboat the name of "Ski Town USA." Steamboat is also known for its reputation as a breeding ground for US Winter Olympic Athletes, who often participate in the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club that practices and trains athletes on Howelsen Hill. Howelsen Hill is Steamboat's second, smaller ski area, and is located near the downtown area. Howelsen Hill is the oldest continuous operating ski area in Colorado. Tickets here are much cheaper than at the Steamboat Ski Area, but terrain is also much smaller and includes one lift that operates on weekends, a pomma, a halfpipe, and several runs.

Notable Steamboat sites:

  • Fish Creek Falls Waterfall located in the town of Steamboat Springs. These falls are also pictured on the label of Coors Beer.
  • Routt National Forest
  • Flat Top Mountains
  • Continental Divide Trail
  • Steamboat Lake State Park
  • Stagecoach State Park
  • Strawberry Park Hot Springs Natural hot springs just outside of Steamboat.
  • Yampa River Core Trail A beautiful paved trail that follows the Yampa River through downtown Steamboat Springs.
  • Howelsen Hill The oldest continuous operating ski area in Colorado.

Do

Summer

  • Kayak, raft, and tube the Yampa river
  • Wild West Balloon Adventures, 42415 E Deerfoot Ln (located behind the Village at Steamboat), (970) 879-7219, [1]. A Hot Air Balloon ride over Steamboat Springs
  • Romick Rodeo, 501 Howelsen Parkway.
  • The Howler Steamboat Springs Alpine Slide, 645 Howelsen Parkway (turn off Lincoln Ave in downtown Steamboat on 5th street to cross the Yampa river. Turn right after the river and railroad tracks on Howelsen Parkway. Turn Left at the stop sign.), 970-819-8010, [2]. You take a chairlift to the top of Howleson Hill and then using a sled you go down 2400 feet of winding curves
  • Flyfishing on the Yampa River and Elk river
  • Camping in the Zirkels Wilderness
  • Day time rides up the ski mountain ski gondola
  • Zephyr Helicopter Company, 970.846.4677, [3]. Helicopter Rides over the area that surronds Steamboat Spings
  • Rock climbing
  • Swimming in the Steamboat Hot Springs

Horseback Riding

Golfing

  • Golf at many of the areas Golf Courses

Hiking

  • Fish Creek Falls, (Located approximately 5 miles from Steamboat Springs, Fish Creek Falls is located on Fish Creek Falls Road. From the main street in the town of Steamboat Springs, head north on 3rd Ave. and then turn right on Fish Creek Falls Road. The facilities offer both a lower and upper parking lot. It is 5 Dollars for parking at the parking lots and just follow the signs to the Upper and lower tails). A 2.5 Mile one way hike that brings you up to 9000 Feet Elevation. It is only 1/4 of a mile to the First Falls


  • Mt. Werner,
  • Buffalo Pass
  • Rabbit Ears pass

Summer Events

  • Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series
  • Hot Air Balloon Festival
  • Steamboat Running Series
  • Steamboat Springs Soccer Tournament
  • Steamboat Marathon and Triathlon
  • Strings in the Mountains Regular classical performances in the summer made by touring (as well as local) musicians.
  • Triple Crown Sports Tournaments
  • USA Pro Cycling Challenge - the largest Steamboat bike race

Winter

  • Ice Climb Fish Creek Falls, (Located approximately 5 miles from Steamboat Springs, Fish Creek Falls is located on Fish Creek Falls Road. From the main street in the town of Steamboat Springs, head north on 3rd Ave. and then turn right on Fish Creek Falls Road. The facilities offer both a lower and upper parking lot. It is 5 Dollars for parking at the parking lots and just follow the signs to the Upper and lower tails). A 2.5 Mile one way hike that brings you up to 9000 Feet Elevation. It is only 1/4 of a mile to the First Falls
  • Ski Mt. Werner
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowcat ride and powder skiing
  • Winter fly fishing
  • Dogsledding
  • Night tubing at the ski base area
  • Romantic dinner on the top of the mountain
  • Strawberry Pak Hot Springs, 44200 County Rd#3, (970) 879-0342, [4]. Sit in 104 degree Mineral water, also offers lodging in cabins or even a locomotive (clothing optional after dark)
  • sitting in hot tubs when it snows
  • Winter Concert Series
  • try to be there for the last day the ski mountain is open for business, the place is one big party. meet some locals and have a good time.
  • Check out the Olympic Ski jumping hill at Howelson hill, its a great thing to watch
  • Cross country ski on many of the nordic tracks surrounding the area
  • The Annual Bud Light Cowboy Downhill

Winter Events

  • Coureur Des Bois
  • Steamboat Winter Carnival The oldest winter carnival in the United States west of the Mississippi river.
  • Winter Concert Series

Ski

  • Strawberry Park Hot Springs, hot springs about 15 min outside of downtown (more or less depending on weather). If it's snowy, the road up to the springs requires by law AWD and snow tires or chains. Note that is AWD/4WD with snow tires, some have had severe problems with the hill with AWD and all season tires when it was snowing. A fantastic set of hot springs, though the facilities could be better. Clothing is optional after dark.

Buy

Shops

Several shops are located downtown Steamboat on Lincoln Avenue. Additionally, there are stores on the mountain near the ski area in Ski Times Square.

  • SmartWool Socks, [5]. While you're there, purchase a pair--the corporate headquarters are located in Steamboat Springs.
  • Embellishments, 8th Street,[6]. A beautiful shop of home furnishings and accessories specializing in fair-trade merchandise .

Equipment rental

There are many places in Steamboat where you can rent ski and snowboard equipment for your stay in Steamboat.

Here are just a few of the many equipment rental stores found in Steamboat

  • Black Tie Ski Rentals
  • Breeze
  • Christy Sports
  • One Stop Ski Shop Ltd. ☎+1 970 879-4754
  • Ski Haus. ☎+1 970 879-0385
  • Sportstalker: Retail-Rental. ☎+1 970 879-2445
  • Steamboat Ski & Bike Kare. ☎+1 970 879-9144
  • Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. ☎+1 970 879-6111
  • Steamboat Ski Touring Center. ☎+1 970 879-8180
  • Terry Sports. ☎+1 970 879-8414

If you arriving in Steamboat without a car it is probably easier to rent your gear closer to your hotel or even better the lifts as most offer over night storage, saving you the hassle of lugging your skis back to your accommodation every day. Or to secure special boot size or your preference for equipment rental.

You can also book your ski or snowboard rental online which may save you some money and less time in the rental store. The main companies in Steamboat that offer this service are;

  • Black Tie (Which also offer full delivery service to your accommodation)
  • Christy Sports
  • Breeze Ski Rentals
  • Rentskis
  • Steamboat Ski Rentals

Eat

On the mountain

  • Ski Time Square
  • Cafe Diva
  • Market on the Mountain
  • Saketumi
  • The Tugboat
  • Slopeside Bar & Grill (kid friendly)
  • Gondola Square
  • Gondola Pub & Grill
  • Bear River
  • La Montana
  • Enzo Pizzeria Italiano (Steamboat Grand Complex)

In between

  • Three Peaks Grill
  • Ore House At the Pine Grove
  • Fiesta Jalisco
  • Colorado Bagel Company
  • Freshies
  • Blue Sage Pizza
  • The Egg & I
  • Rex's American Grill and Bar

Downtown

  • Winona's Restaurant 617 Lincoln Ave, ☎+1 970 879-2483,‎ Generous portions of food and a local favorite.
  • Bistro c.v.
  • Mahogany Ridge
  • Creekside Cafe & Grill
  • Cottonwood Grill
  • Backcountry Provisions
  • Cantina Fresh Mexican
  • Cuginos
  • 8th Street Steakhouse
  • Mazzola's
  • The Tap House
  • Old Town Pub
  • Sunpies
  • Mambo Italiano
  • Double Z Bar & Barbeque
  • The Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant
  • Steamboat Smokehouse
  • Sweetwater Grill
  • The Shack Cafe
  • Old West Steak House
  • Azteca Taqueria

Drink

On Mountain

  • Ski Time Square
  • The Tugboat
  • Slopeside Bar & Grill
  • Lupos
  • Gondola Square
  • Gondola Pub & Grill
  • Bear River
  • Pirates Pub

Downtown

  • Bistro c.v. (not the largest wine selection, but the best)
  • Mahogany Ridge
  • The Cantina (margaritas)
  • The Tap House
  • Old Town Pub, is a legendary Steamboat landmark and a must visit for everyone. It's family friendly, but also offers great nightlife with a diverse music scene.
  • Mambo Italiano
  • Double Z bar & barbecue
  • The Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant
  • Steamboat Smokehouse
  • Big House Burgers and Bottle Cap Bar

Sleep

  • The Home Ranch,(800) 979-1780, [7]. Relais Chateau ranch 17 miles NW of town.
  • The Inn at Steamboat, 3070 Columbine Drive, ☎+1 970 879-2600, [8]. Nestled in the mountains of Northwest Colorado, the Inn at Steamboat offers a touch of class for those seeking a quiet mountain get-a-way.
  • The KOA Campground west of town has great facilities including a very nice hot tub. They have facilities for large and small campers and motor homes, tent sites, as well as cabins. $25 per night for a small camper with electric.
  • The Lodge at Steamboat, 2700 Village Drive, (970) 879.6000. Property has 120 units with two, three and four bedroom condominiums. Accommodations are located at the base of Mt. Werner approximately 200 yards from the Gondola. [9].
  • Timber Run, 2015 Walton Creek Rd, (800) 276-6719. You can choose between two or three bedroom condominiums. This property offers free guest shuttles during the winter season to and from slopes, shopping, dining, etc. [10].
  • The Ranch at Steamboat, Ranch Road, (800) 525-2002, [11].
  • Sheraton Steamboat Resort, 2200 Village Inn Court, 1-866-716-8134, [12].
  • Bella's Wine Bar, Lincoln Ave 7th and 8th. Best wines in town and live jazz/blues/afro cuban weekly


Get out

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