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Author: Lizzie Larock

We came for the winter and stayed for the summer … this is the standard response that 90% of our long-time locals will utter if you ask them why they moved to, and stayed in, Steamboat. We all live for these incredible Steamboat summers. They’re the reason we put up with skipping spring, enduring

Here in cattle country, we’re pretty spoiled by our selection of thick, juicy steaks. And even though we don’t have an ocean out our back door, thanks to the miracle of jet-fresh seafood, we can easily have some delicious surf to complement our native turf. The restaurant renaissance that is

Here in Steamboat, we take our American fare quite seriously. From juicy burgers and crisp house-made potato chips to buttermilk biscuits and fried chicken, our American cuisine is as diverse (and delicious) as the United States itself.

Old Town Pub

OTP-burgerThe Old Town Pub in downtown Steamboat is famous

Fall From Four Wheels

September 17, 2014 by Lizzie Larock

For this family of four, we like the short and sweet scenic drives (the operative word in this scenario, being SWEET).

1. Elk River Road

We happily pile in the car, buckle into boosters and travel north for about 30 minutes on Elk River Road (Routt County Road 129) from Steamboat Springs proper to

Don’t let the name fool you, Steamboat’s annual OktoberWest is actually in the month of September. September 19-20, 2014, to be exact. But just like the raucous Oktoberfest in Munich that’s been going on for over 200 years, this party starts in September. Although we had no hand in THAT decision in

As the old adage goes, if you don’t like the weather in Colorado, wait five minutes and it will change. So it’s not likely that your Steamboat summer vacation is going to get rained out, but if your kids have had enough Vitamin D for this lifetime and you are tired of applying multiple layers of

Enjoying a meal together as a family has become more of a rarity these days in our jam-packed lives. There’s something pretty amazing about being on vacation with your family and not having to gobble down your meal in 60 seconds or less in order to get everyone to and from their various activities.

Steamboat summers are perfect for family picnics. Something about eight months of snow makes our grass especially soft, plus there’s no humidity, bugs are minimal and any old side-of-the-road picnic spot is stunningly scenic.

Picnicking was a very frequent activity in our family, especially when my

Labor Day Weekend in the 'Boat. It’s that last little vestige of summer, before backpacks and No. 2 pencils become more a part of our daily routine than sunscreen and river tubing.

And Labor Day Weekend usually means one thing to this adventurous four-some: Wild West Air Fest. Every year we head

Is there anything better in Steamboat in the summertime than listening to music outdoors and boogie-ing down with the whole family? I think I just heard a thousand eye rolls from my future teenage children, but current tweenage embarrassment aside, this music loving family adores the kid-friendly

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