The sky lights up in shades of orange and purple as the sun sets over Mount Werner, and lodgers soak up the view and gusts of fresh mountain air on a balcony. Inside the hotel’s great room, others sink into a leather loveseat with steaming mugs of hot cocoa, recalling a day on the slopes near the roaring fireplace. Peaceful scenes such as this are common at the Inn at Steamboat, which embodies ski-lodge hospitality with a make-your-own-waffles spread during daily complimentary breakfasts in the winter season and rustic pine accents throughout.
Sliding glass doors separate a common-area balcony from some Standard guest rooms, where comfy down duvets cover pillow-top beds. Outside, children splash around in the heated swimming pool—which stays open year-round—while parents luxuriate in a hot tub to mollify sore muscles or phantom limbs.
Steamboat Springs, Colorado: Historical Ski Town with Bubbling Hot Springs
Steamboat Springs hugs the western ridge of the Continental Divide, and lies amid six tree-studded peaks. Come winter, a light powder dusts the slopes, creating adrenaline-pumping runs for skiers and snowboarders. The included $15 credit per day toward up to two days of ski gear rentals at Fleischer Sport and a ski tune-up readies lodgers to flutter along beginner-friendly lower-mountain trails, tackle challenging steep vertical drops, or etch their wish lists to Santa into the snow. The towns of these craggy cliffs also boast more restful pursuits in the form of natural hot springs; more than 150 bubble throughout Steamboat and heat up the snowmelt runoff of the Yampa River.
Up and down Lincoln Avenue in downtown Steamboat, spur-clad ranchers mingle with out-of-towners, browsing boutiques or perusing the town’s many art galleries. Casual eateries, pubs, and breweries also dot the area, serving up savory elk-sausage burgers and cold beers in cozy dining rooms and on scenic outdoor patios.
What You Get
For $140, a two-night stay for two adults and up to two children in a Standard room
Or, for $475, a four-night stay for two adults and up to two children in a Standard room, goody bag including ski hat and hand warmers, $15 credit per day toward up to two days of ski rentals at Fleischer Sport, and two ski tune-ups
Shuttle service to and from ski areas included
Outdoor heated pool and hot tub
Mountain views on shared balcony in some rooms
Complimentary daily continental breakfast, available after November 23, 2011
In-room WiFi provided
Nautilus exercise facility
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires.
Not valid 12/22-1/2/12, 1/12/12-1/16/12, or 2/17/12-2/21/12
For 2-night stay option, travel must be completed by 11/22/11
For 4-night stay option, travel must be completed by 4/15/12
Limit 1 per person
Valid only for option purchased
Subject to availability
72-hour cancellation notice required or $20 fee plus tax may apply
Must be 21 or older to check-in
9.4% tax and 8.6% resort fee not included.
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
How to Book
Call Inn at Steamboat by 4/11/12.
Choose a valid date before the expiration date.
Mention your Groupon and provide your credit-card info.
One king bed or two queen beds
Standard occupancy: Two
Maximum occupancy: Two (with one king bed) or four (with two queen beds)
Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for adults; free for children 12 and under
Refrigerator and coffeemaker
Flat-screen TV with DVD player
Check in: 4 p.m.
Check out: 11 a.m.
Resort fee: 8.6% resort fee (based on Groupon sell price), which covers shuttle service to and from ski sites
Rollaways: Available for an additional $10 per night
Smoking policy: No smoking inside the property
Pet policy: Pets are not allowed inside the property.
Accessibility: Handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request.
Room upgrades: Guests may upgrade to a king or queen suite upon availability for an additional $25 per night
What It's Worth
For $140, a two-night stay for two adults and up to two children in a Standard room (up to $280 value)
Total value: up to $280
Or, for $475, a four-night stay for two adults and up to two children in a Standard room (up to $764 value)
Goody bag with ski hat, hand warmers, ChapStick, and a signed photograph of two-time Olympic downhill racer Chad Fleischer ($30 value)
Two ski tune-ups ($30 value)
Total value: up to $824
$15 per day toward up to two days of ski rentals included with second option
By plane: Yampa Valley Airport (HDN) or Steamboat Springs Airport (SBS)
By car: 156 miles W of Fort Collins, CO
Housekeeping services guest rooms every other day.
For daily ski reports, check the Steamboat Ski Resort’s website.