72 Hours in Steamboat
While known for its famous snow and variety of winter activities, Steamboat Springs is also the perfect summer getaway. Enjoy a mountain escape with this three-day itinerary the entire family will love.
What To Do
Steamboat's western charm and friendly hospitality make this one of Colorado's most beloved ski towns. While winter boasts world-class skiing on snow so light and dry it earned the name Champagne Powder®, summer brings about beautiful weather and outdoor activities the whole family will enjoy.
9 a.m. | Start your day with a Wafflelaughagus, a malted waffle loaded with sausage gravy, or a sweet strawberry nutella sandwich at local breakfast eatery, Creekside Cafe. Take breakfast to go or dine outside on the patio overlooking a lush garden and creek. With fresh, locally sourced ingredients and award-winning Bloody Marys, you can’t go wrong.
11 a.m. | Take a hike on the Emerald Mountain trail. The moderate 3.8 out-and-back trail is lined with summer wildflowers and gives way to breathtaking views of Steamboat.
3 p.m. | In the afternoon, wander Main Street and Downtown Steamboat Springs for some retail therapy. Poke your head into crafty boutiques, galleries, and outdoor shops while taking in the quaint mountain town atmosphere. Don’t miss Ohana, a boutique filled with Colorado-crafted goods.
6 p.m. | Opt for a relaxing night in-residence and leave the cooking to the professionals with Mountain Chef Damon Renfroe. Whether you’re looking for a five-star creation or simply the best burger and fries, let Chef David take over your kitchen for a meal to remember.
9 a.m. | Sip Steamboat coffee at Freshies, a local spot known for its use of Colorado-fresh ingredients. Fuel up on a savory-sweet quinoa and butternut squash power bowl or opt for a stack of homemade granola pancakes. Be sure to order a gooey cinnamon roll for the table—it comes served hot with melty cream cheese frosting.
12 p.m. | Rent a pontoon or fishing boat from Steamboat Boat Rentals and spend the afternoon on the water in the Colorado sunshine at Stagecoach Lake State Park. Cast a line to catch trout and bass, or enjoy a leisurely picnic while cruising along the glassy surface.
4 p.m. | Soak your hiking-tired muscles in the healing waters of Strawberry Park Hot Springs. The open-air pools are nestled in the mountains and fed by natural springs, keeping the water warm and soothing.
7 p.m. | Savor the American alpine cuisine at Member-favorite, Truffle Pig located just steps from your stay at One Steamboat Place. Try the Kobe Beef Bolognese or Colorado Lamb Shank for a rich, flavorful dinner.
10 a.m. | Saddle up for a horseback trail ride at Del’s Triangle 3 Ranch. Listen and learn about the history of Steamboat and local wildlife from your friendly guide as you trot along wildflower-strewn fields. Rides span from one hour to one day long.
1 p.m. | After an exhilarating jaunt on horseback, relax and renew with a luxurious massage at The Spa at One Steamboat Place. Indulgent treatments include skin and nail care, couples massages, in-residence treatments, herb-infused steam rooms, and more—all inspired by the natural beauty of Steamboat’s mountainous surroundings.
5 p.m. | Cheers, it’s happy hour at The Laundry. Sip a Fiery Margarita while snacking on small plates such as panzanella or shoestring potatoes. Their extensive cocktails, spirits, and wine lists will keep you from leaving thirsty. If you’re staying for dinner, be sure to try anything smoked—The Laundry roasts up a variety of meats on a range of woods from mesquite to apple to change up the flavors.
7 p.m. | Make it an intimate date night at the riverfront favorite, Aurum Food & Wine. Listen to the water babble while sitting out on the patio. Enjoy classic surf-and-turf dishes and shareable small plates. Winos will love the reserve wine list and sweet tooths might have a hard time choosing between the options on their delectable dessert menu.
Where To Stay
One Steamboat Place
The Club's four-bedroom vacation residences at One Steamboat Place are ideal for year-round mountain getaways. Enjoy spacious living and dining areas decorated with Old West-inspired interior finishes like reclaimed timber, hand-cut stone, and weathered metals. A gas grill on the balcony and contemporary kitchen with Viking appliances and granite countertops make cooking fun and casual. Each full bath provides a steam shower, and there's a boot- and glove-warming storage locker available for Members staying here during winter months. Situated slopeside in the heart of the ski village at the base of the gondola, and located just five minutes from Old Town, this resort’s stylish alpine décor is punctuated by a personable, five-star on-site Concierge team.