Insider’s Guide

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When it comes to year-round, family-friendly fun, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, is unlike any other destination. The town boasts world-class skiing in the winter and a plethora of summer activities, including hiking and fishing. Whatever season you come, you’re sure to fall in love with the area’s natural beauty and the welcoming locals, just as I have.

Steamboat Springs is best known for its winter skiing. In fact, Steamboat is sometimes referred to as “Ski Town USA,” and it has produced more winter Olympians than any other town in America.

What few visitors know is that Steamboat Springs actually started as a summer resort town in the early 20th century.
Today, the warmer months are still one of the best times to visit. It’s also the perfect season to appreciate the ‘Boat’s western heritage—there’s a rodeo every weekend!

As a Steamboat local, I’m often asked to share my top recommendations for activities, restaurants, and events. Of course, there are more things to do than I can possibly include in a single conversation or email. That’s why I’ve created this guide—to share some of my favorite insider’s tips with you.

Whether you book your lodging with us or not, I hope you find this guide to be useful as you plan your trip to Steamboat Springs. I’ve included my favorite winter and summer recommendations, plus some year-round activities you’re sure to love and a calendar of local events.

I hope your time in Steamboat Springs becomes one of your most treasured memories!


Brad Luth
Steamboat Vacation Rentals