INN/CHALET LIMITED SERVICEYEAR BUILT 1979 YEAR REMODELED 2005ADDITIONAL PROPERTY DESCRIPTION THE PTARMIGAN INN STEAMBOAT SPRINGS IS A STEAMBOAT HOTEL WITH THE MOST CONVENIENT SKI IN, SKI OUT OFFERING AT THE BASE OF THE STEAMBOAT SKI RESORT. NO STEAMBOAT LODGING OPTION OFFERS YOU A MORE AFFORDABLE CHOICE FOR YOUR STEAMBOAT VACATION WHILE PROVIDING THE CONVENIENCE OF BEING ABLE TO WALK OUT THE HOTEL, STEP INTO YOUR SKIS OR BOARD, AND SLIDE DOWNHILL TO THE LIFT. AT THE END OF THE DAY, SKI BACK TO THE SNOWBIRD IT CAN POSSIBLY BE. WE OFFER COMPLIMENTARY WIRELESS AND WIRED HIGH SPEED INTERNET ACCESS AVAILABLE IN ALL OF OUR GUESTS ROOMS, AS WELL AS COMPUTERS WITH INTERNET ACCESS AVAILABLE IN THE LOBBY 24 HOURS A DAY.
Hampton Inn & Suites Steamboat Springs offers an exciting alternative to home with an array of amenities in close proximity to year-round Colorado activities. Rest your weary phalanges in one of three available nonsmoking rooms, including a standard king, a standard king with fireplace, and a standard with two queen beds, all equipped with LCD flat-panel TVs, plush duvet covers, and enough swag to survive nuclear fallout.
For more than a decade, the Steamboat Wine Festival has been filling the fresh mountain air of Steamboat Springs with robust and light bouquets of wines from all over the world. The three-day festival takes over the town and the surrounding countryside with a long roster of events, featuring everything from typical festival activities, such as live music and seminars on wine, beer, and spirits. The festival also sponsors unexpected outings, such as rounds of golf, bike rides, and hikes. There's even a standup-paddleboarding class, which echoes the goals of the festival's nonprofit beneficiary, STARS, an organization that provides recreational opportunities for people with disabilities.
Each day is anchored by a capstone event. At the kickoff celebration, Wine on the Mountain, festival attendees are whisked to the top of Mount Werner to enjoy the view, snack on appetizers, and sample varietals while discussing their finer points with sommeliers and other winery representatives. The next day, a tour called the Stroll of Steamboat winds along the town's main street—adjacent to the Yampa River—where visitors get a glimpse of what the local restaurants and retailers have to offer. Finally, the Toast of Steamboat acts as the festival's Grand Tasting, offering samples of over 500 wines, beers, and spirits and small bites from more than 20 area eateries. The Beer-b-q event caps off the weekend Saturday night with craft brews, live music and mouth-watering BBQ.
The Elkhead Mountains offer a calm respite from the crowded trails found along many Steamboat Springs–area mountain ranges. The drivers at Elkhorn Adventure Tours take full advantage of the open space, bounding across the landscape in a fleet of open-top Call of Duty–model Jeep Wranglers. The off-roaders lead half-day and full-day tours throughout the scenic backcountry, filled with sights of natural vegetation and wildlife such as elk and antelope. During longer tours, guests pause to enjoy a packed picnic lunch or sandwich as they debate the logistics of creating a second Mount Rushmore featuring only Baldwin brothers.
Steamboat Springs was named after its roiling mineral springs, which sounded to some early pioneers like a chugging steamboat. It's known as the birthplace of recreational skiing in Colorado thanks to a ski jump built in 1914 by cross-country champion Carl Howelsen. The slopes continue to draw visitors to town, but there's plenty to do in warmer weather. There are more than 50 miles of nature trails and wildflower fields for hiking, several mountain-view golf courses, and high-country lakes and streams that provide ample fishing. One network of rivers even flows through the downtown area, with launch points along the way for seasonal tubing.Steamboat Springs retains vestiges of its history as a ranching center. Spur-clad cowboys still stroll the main streets, which are lined with western art galleries and clothing boutiques. Throughout the summer, the town hosts a pro rodeo series that includes traditional shows and Wild West–themed block parties. During the 32nd annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo on July 7 and 8, ranchers will try to one-up each other by performing airborne tricks such as dipping into the lake and hogtieing clouds.Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.