Looking for the perfect home away from home for your Steamboat stay? Steamboat has a huge selection of condos and town homes to suit every style of travel. And what a treat to not just have a place to rest your head at night, but to also have a sprawling living room for family gatherings, gourmet kitchens and outdoor hot tubs to complete your Steamboat experience.
I have to lead with Torian Plum because once upon a time, I was a newly minted Steamboat ski bum and a fixture behind the Torian Plum front desk. Yes, it was my first job in the ‘Boat back in 1996 and what a fantastic place to cut my teeth in the service industry. Torian Plum has since expanded from my early days and is managed by ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals.
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Its ski-in/ski-out location is perfect for those wanting to be right on the slopes. Torian Plum functions like a 5-star hotel with bell service, on-site front desk and winter time private door-to-door shuttle service around town. Torian Plum Plaza houses the Paramount Cafe, Cafe Diva and Slopeside - perfect for nearby nibbles. Each of its residences features a private balcony and most have ski mountain views.
The Trailhead Lodge condominium property located within the Wildhorse Resort is also managed by ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals. Wildhorse was built just a few years ago and boasts a beautiful outdoor pool and hot tub area with gorgeous mountain vistas and its own private gondola to take you to the main base area.
Back up to slopdeside, the 3- and 4-bedroom luxury living spaces at One Steamboat Place are smack dab in the center of the Steamboat base area – the ski school office is even in the lower level of the property. The condos are beautifully appointed and the service is top notch. The rental program is managed by Moving Mountains. With Viking appliances, state of the art sound systems, sweeping views, on-site wine cellars and beautiful community gathering spots, One Steamboat Place is the ultimate Steamboat indulgence.
Trappeur’s Crossing is hands down one of the best value options for visiting families. It’s about two blocks from the gondola with ski shuttle service. For the least expensive options at Trappeur’s, book the original Trappeur’s Lodge or the Timberline building rented by Wyndham.
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You get all of the amenities of Trappeur’s: on-site spa, fitness center, pools, hot tubs, shuttle service at a lesser price. For the splurge, be sure to book the Aspen, Bear, Champagne or Emerald units that are managed by a variety of companies including Simply Steamboat. Simply Steamboat is a boutique management company that offers exceptional customer service and add-on amenities such as grocery shopping services. We can’t think of a better way to arrive into Steamboat after a long travel day than to not have to brave the grocery store aisles and instead have the condo fully stocked! You can then spend more time in the fluffy bathrobes
Simply Steamboat provides all of its guests and less time in the checkout lane. Simply Steamboat also has Wii and Xbox game consoles available for use, just let them know at booking time and they’ll make sure that the younger generation is taken care of.
Howelsen Place is a hot spot perfect for those who don’t need proximity to the ski mountain, but want the energy of staying right in the middle of Steamboat’s thriving downtown scene. Steamboat’s best restaurants and shopping are literally right outside the door of Howelsen Place. Sleek interiors complement a contemporary mountain-style with balconies that face Howelsen Hill and its famed ski jumps where Olympians train. Hot tubs and pools aren’t located on-site, but Howelsen Place offers complimentary passes to the nearby Old Town Hot Springs for all of its guests. Howelsen Place is managed by Pioneer Ridge and is a part of the exemplary rental company, the Resort Group.
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There are probably more condominium varieties than ski runs in Steamboat, so these are just a few of the top spots to call home for the week. Steamboat's selection of condos and townhomes has something for everybody. And after you’ve had your amazing Steamboat stay, be sure to tell us about your favorite spot to hang your hat in the comments below.