Do you want to live in a close-knit community with a welcoming environment and plenty of opportunities for fun and entertainment? Or are you searching for the perfect place to buy a second home where you can spend family vacations and possibly rent it out to make some money on the side? If so, you can’t do any better than Steamboat Springs. With its array of indoor and outdoor activities, easy access via highways and public transportation, and unbeatable mountain views, this Colorado town is the ideal place to have a home. Plan to be in the area to look at Steamboat Springs real estate? You can get a better feel for the town by checking out the local amenities. Here are some of the best places to eat, shop, and play.
Where to dine
You’ll have plenty of options for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner when you visit Steamboat Springs. No matter what your personal tastes are, you’ll find a restaurant to love. Here are some of the local faves:
The perfect combination of rustic and charming, Laundry is perfect for romantic dinners as well as fun happy hours with friends (or your Steamboat Springs real estate agent.) It opens daily at 4:30 p.m., and you can enjoy happy hour until 5:30 p.m. with five-dollar tacos, half-price pours of scotch, whiskey, tequila, and ‘wine by the time’ (select glasses of wine cost the same as the time.) If you stay for dinner, you can expect to dine on bison carpaccio, whole fried bass, and beef brisket served with charred onion, a special sauce, and a sunny side egg.
Photo courtesy of Table 79 Foodbar
Serving “elevated comfort food” like buffalo cauliflower wings, bison Korean short ribs, and duck confit rolled tacos, Table 79 is ideal for date nights or larger gatherings. After a long day of looking at Steamboat Springs houses for sale, you can stop in for a craft cocktail, local brew, or wine by the glass, along with a snack of portabella fries or a full meal of top sirloin steak served with hasselback potatoes and seasonal veggies.
Photo courtesy of Timber & Torch
Located in Gondola Square, Timber & Torch has two indoor-outdoor bars and a heated patio where you can dine or drink while gazing at the mountains. They offer a bistro-inspired menu filled with fish and chips, smoked trout avocado toast, and the Ski Town USA burger. If you really want to get into the ski mentality of many Steamboat Springs residents, this is the place to go.
Where to shop
Whether you’re looking for clothes, home décor, or special gifts, you can find them in Steamboat Springs! Here are some shops to check out when you’re in town to look at Steamboat Springs houses for sale:
Unique home décor, framed artwork, kitchen items, jewelry, and more are featured in this fantastic local store. You can spend hours browsing the one-of-a-kind selection, and you’ll likely find something you can’t live without.
In a ski town that attracts many well-to-do residents, you’ll be sure to score a great find at a consignment boutique like Déjà Vu. The store sells items from more than 20,000 brands and consistently has 70 to 90% off on brands like Anthropologie, Louis Vuitton, and Lululemon.
Photo courtesy of Ohana
You can support the local economy while finding the perfect piece of jewelry or home décor when you shop at Ohana. This locally-owned store features only items that have been hand printed or designed in the mountains of Colorado. You can expect to find apparel, mugs, throw pillows, and other unique items to decorate your new piece of Steamboat Springs real estate.
Where to play
You’ll never have an excuse to be bored when you visit or live in Steamboat Springs! Here’s just a sampling of some fun activities in town:
Located just seven miles from the center of Steamboat Springs, these hot springs have mineral pools naturally heated to 104 degrees and a convenient heated changing cabin along with private massage areas. This is the perfect place to relax and take some “me time” while you’re in the area shopping for Steamboat Springs houses for sale.
Known as one of the U.S.’s best family ski resorts, Steamboat
has almost 3,000 skiable acres with 165 trails for skiers and snowboarders. The mountain usually opens at the end of November, and season passes as well as daily lift tickets are available.
Enjoy the summer months
Coming to Steamboat during the summer months? You may not be able to ski, but you can still enjoy the outdoors by kayaking, paddleboarding, fishing, or taking advantage of the Steamboat Bike Park. There are also plenty of places to hike and take in the natural beauty of the Rockies.
Go to the symphony
The symphony might not be the first activity you think of when visiting Steamboat Springs, but it should definitely be on your to-do list. The Steamboat Symphony Orchestra
started in 1991 and is made up of local music professionals who perform free concerts in Yampa River Botanic Park as well as at the Strings Music Festival and other events. If you decide to make Steamboat Springs your home, you can also take part in professional music education programs offered for both adults and children.
Looking for Steamboat Springs homes for sale?
Though hitting the slopes is likely the first thing you’ll think of when you envision Steamboat Springs, there’s much more than skiing on the agenda when you visit or live in this winter wonderland. Interested in making this your new permanent home or want to explore options for vacation or rental properties? Reach out to trusted Steamboat Springs real estate agent Cheryl Foote
. She can help you explore the town as well as locate properties that fit your unique needs.