Originally Posted by racermom
My family just had the condo we booked for Christmas at the "Ski Inn" cancelled on us by the VRBO owner. I've used and recommended VRBO before without any problems but now I'm a little gun shy! We're looking for a two bedroom thats either ski in or close enough for the kids to carry their own gear. Any suggestions for something affordable?
Check out Pioneer Ridge Management, whcih manages a ton of properties at Steamboat. http://www.steamboat-springs.com/
Call them and talk with Kristin (ext 11 @ 800.233.8102 or 970.879.0517) -- she's real;y nice, and has helped me out in the past (and tell her you got her name from me). For decent priced option, look at the Scandinavian Lodge property they manage, which is a 4 minute walk down Burgess Creek Road from the Thunderhead Lift). (Christmas week is a bitch as everything is almost double priced.) Not sure how much a 2 BR is (I think around $500 per night xmas), but the building is decent, a a bit old (i've been staying there since the late 70's, and it's got a heated pool, hot tub and sauna) and being near Thunderhead is the best option tat Steamboat. Scandinavian is quiet, has shuttle service, and going to Thunderhead is the best bet in the morning -- never a wait in the morning.. they even used to have coffee and cocoa at thunderhead in the morning.. and much better than being near the Gondola, which can get a good line in the morning at opening time.
Good luck, and if you get hosed on tickets and stuff, you should seriously borscht at the vrbo that cancelled on you.]