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Steamboat...where to stay?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Hi everyone,

3 of us guys are taking our first ever trip to the Boat in late Feb.

Any recommendations on where to stay? Plan on booking through the resort, as their SVIP deal looks very good.

We need 2BR (3 beds), and must have a decent hot tub available.

We better off looking on the mountain or downtown? We like to go out in the evenings for drinks, etc....

I had looked at Trappeurs Lodge as a possibilty. What others would you recommend?

Thanks!
post #2 of 11
I'm sure there are any number of good choices. About four years ago I stayed at the Champagne Lodge at Trappeur’s Crossing. I thought it was a really nice condo complex, close to ski area, but not quite ski-in/out, had to take short bus ride. A lot of vacationers like to stay closer to the mtn. There are dining/shopping options around base of mtn or you could catch frequent buses to town (~3 miles) for dining/shopping there as well.
post #3 of 11
I stayed at Dulany at the Gondola two years ago. It was pretty much slopeside, two bedrooms, and two big hot tubs.

I'd recommend it if it's within your budget. I think we paid $175 per night in mid December.
post #4 of 11

We stayed at The Phoenix ( http://www.thephoenixatsteamboat.com/ ) a few years back and it was an easy 5 minute walk to the Gondola in ski boots.  The pool and hot tub were nice as well.

post #5 of 11
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We stayed at The Phoenix ( http://www.thephoenixatsteamboat.com/ ) a few years back and it was an easy 5 minute walk to the Gondola in ski boots.  The pool and hot tub were nice as well.

+1 on the Phoenix

 

Essentially ski-in in the afternoon and short walk to the gondola in the morning. Personally I'd rather hitch a ride downtown for dinner and drinks than be taking a bus in the AM to the mountain...

 

I'm sure you will hit downtown, but you'll be pleasantly surprised by what's available at the base, such as Truffle Pig, if you want to stay close for an evening. 

post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the replies. We are booked at Bronze Tree.
post #7 of 11

read my Unofficial guide  Lots of deals going on. Def; call Retreatia for lodging.  now managing over 200 properties....  and discounts on lift tickets  

 

personally, i prefer staying downtown for access to restaurants and nightlife.  almost all have shuttles or direct town bus access to mtn.    

post #8 of 11

How often do the shuttles/buses run, if one were to stay downtown?

post #9 of 11

We enjoyed staying in the Storm Meadows complex on the mountain. It's cheaper than the condos in the base village, but it's still on the mountain for ski in/ski out access. One thing to note, there are a few different buildings that comprise Storm Meadows- some have private shuttle access (call on demand and they'll take you around town) while others do not, so consider that. We stayed in Storm Meadows at Christie Base and had to walk pretty far to catch the public shuttle- if we had stayed next door we could have called the private shuttle.

 

The Shuttles run pretty late so not an issue there usually.

 

Also, we compared booking through the resort to Retreatia and/or Mountain Resorts and found that booking through the resort ended up costing more. I've stayed with both Retreatia and Mountain Resorts and had great experiences with both

post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by kitchener View Post
 

How often do the shuttles/buses run, if one were to stay downtown?


From Steamboat's website:

 

With Steamboat Springs Transit (SST), getting around Steamboat is easy! For those without their own transportation, the City of Steamboat Springs offers a comprehensive system of FREE transportation between the ski area, downtown, as well as most hotel, condominium, restaurant, grocery and entertainment locations. The ski area is located 3 miles/4.8 km southeast of downtown Steamboat Springs.

The SST runs continuously from 7:00am until 1:45am daily, stopping at each location approximately every 20 minutes. Call Steamboat Springs Transit for more information: 970-879-3717

post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by Hitman View Post

I stayed at Dulany at the Gondola two years ago. It was pretty much slopeside, two bedrooms, and two big hot tubs.

I'd recommend it if it's within your budget. I think we paid $175 per night in mid December.

Our ski club stayed here last Feb.  Really convenient and nice as well.  Short walk to Gondola in morning and could ski back to resort for lunch and end of day.  I much prefer staying at the resort and taking the buses to town in the evening than wearing and lugging ski gear back and forth to the shuttle and then in town.  We didn't leave the resort every night anyways as there were several bars/restaurants by the gondola to choose from if one so desired. 

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