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Groups and Events

Steamboat Springs has a diverse list of venues, as innovate as your meeting or event. If you are planning a business retreat, a conference, a family reunion or another special event, Steamboat can provide you with everything you may need. 

Up here, you can take your event to the next level with out-of-the-box breakout sessions and evening receptions. Ride the gondola to a sunset dinner overlooking the Yampa Valley, or move your third session of the day to the hiking trails just steps away from the conference room. You can even end a three-day seminar with a yoga class along the Yampa River. 

On this page, you will find permit information to ensure your special event has all of its boxes checked. Furthermore, we have provided you with a list of venues and lodging properties that suit every need and budget for planning your large (or small) event. 

No matter the size, Steamboat Springs is the perfect venue for your meetings and groups. Thank you for considering us for your next gathering, we look forward to wowing you and your guests with our genuine western hospitality.

Quick Facts
  • 3,502 units available throughout Steamboat.
  • An abundance of outdoor space offers the chance to take advantage of the stunning views and ideal mountain weather and is perfect for receptions, expos and large-scale events.
  • Steamboat Springs has more than 100 restaurants and bars offering a variety of cuisines and atmospheres to suit all tastes.
  • A quick 3-hour scenic drive from Denver International Airport.
  • Just 22 miles from the Yampa Valley Regional Airport offering year-round air service with convenient connections nationwide. Shuttle service to town is available.
  • The Steamboat Springs Airport is available for private and charter service and is located minutes from downtown Steamboat Springs.

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City of Steamboat Springs Permit Information

If you are planning an event that requires two or more City services or that proposes to close a City street, or use a City-owned venue a Special Activity Permit is required. All special event permits must be turned in no later than 45 days before the event. A full list of city-owned venue spaces is available here

Liquor Licence 

Any event that will be selling alcohol will be required to apply for a Special Event Permit for a temporary liquor license. Please check out the rules and regulations of serving liquor at your event. 


Is your event going to include any vendors? All vendors must complete a City of Steamboat Springs Tax Form to be turned in to the City of Steamboat Springs no later than 2 weeks prior to your event. Please contact Amy Camilletti; City of Steamboat Sales Tax Clerk for additional questions.

Food Vendors 

All food vendors need to complete a Routt County Department of Environmental Health Special Activity Permit and turn it into the Routt County Board of Health. If you have any questions about the requirements to operate a temporary food service establishment please call them directly, (970)870-5588. 

Routt County Permit Information 

If your event takes place in an area outside of the City of Steamboat Springs or requires the use of county roads, you may be required to obtain a Routt County Special Event Permit. Routt County has created a flowchart to assist you in deciding whether a permit is needed for your event.  Click here to access the chart. 

Venues and Lodging

Event space and accommodations are one of the most important aspects of your meeting or event function. Let us connect you with the right people to find the perfect accommodations to suit your group's needs.


When you’re in Steamboat, you and your meeting attendees will feel worlds away from your day-to-day hubbub, yet all the services you need to put on your meeting are right at your fingertips.

Let local Steamboat businesses take care of all the nitty-gritty details, allowing you to focus on your guests. Explore our vendors below or search the entire directory.

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