Steamboat Springs didn't start out as a resort community. Located nearly 7,000 feet up in the Rocky Mountains of northwest Colorado, the town was settled largely by ranchers whose hale-and-hearty pioneer spirit still lingers today. Things are relatively low-key here, with miles of rolling hill country to serve as the setting for all kinds of open-air pursuits. Mountain Resorts is one of the oldest property-management companies in the area, providing spacious, family-friendly condominiums and concierge services.
The properties encompassed in this deal have various amenities. Storm Meadows Club lies on a tree-studded hillside near the base of the ski area and offers shuttles to the gondola and downtown. The Phoenix at Steamboat has a guest lounge with a pool table, game tables, a business center, and a barbecue-grill area by the pool and hot tubs. Guests of both properties may enjoy the outdoor heated pools and hot tubs, and each condo includes a full kitchen and a living room with pullout sofas and either a gas or wood-burning fireplace.
Steamboat Springs, Colorado: Historical Ranch Town in the Rockies
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, with winter activities targeted toward the whole family, including snowmobiling, horse-drawn sleigh rides, ice skating, and snow 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. Visitors looking for more modern entertainment may enjoy the natural hot springs fed pools and spas downtown.
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