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Steamboat- cheap lodging

post #1 of 14
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I'm specifically looking for a cheap place to stay within an hour's drive of steamboat...... think motels, hostels, etc. Thoughts?
post #2 of 14
haven't stayed there, so no idea of what the rooms are like, but the price is pretty cheap. Oak Creek is 20 miles south of SS.

Mike

http://www.oakcreekmotel.com/RATES.html
post #3 of 14
Check out Rabbit Ears Motel right in Steamboat. Google it to get the website. Supposedly clean & cheap, and on the bus route.
post #4 of 14
If you go on the Steamboat web site they list most of the less expensive motels in town. We stayed at a place right accross from the mnt with hot tub looking at the slopes, I think it was the Super 8, Nice rooms, as inexpensive as Rabbitt ears and a bit nicer. You could stay in Craig, about 45min west but for the small savings you might as well stay in Steamboat.
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by mkevenson View Post
If you go on the Steamboat web site they list most of the less expensive motels in town. We stayed at a place right accross from the mnt with hot tub looking at the slopes, I think it was the Super 8, Nice rooms, as inexpensive as Rabbitt ears and a bit nicer. You could stay in Craig, about 45min west but for the small savings you might as well stay in Steamboat.
Right on the mula! We stayed at Super 8 (10 years ago...) and it was fine.
post #6 of 14
The Nordic Lodge right downtown Steamboat is the place we've stayed the most. Not the best digs in town but clean, reasonable and quiet. I'd recommend it. I always liked staying in the downtown area so we could walk to all the bars, restaurnts and ski shops. Steamboat is still one of my favorite ski areas and Colorado town. Been going there since 1980. Even though the area has changed and grown up, the town itself hasn't changed much at all.
Rabbit Ears is alright and the Alpiner is nice. The Bristol has just been redone and heard it is nice also but we haven't stayed there for years. If you need more info, just do a search here. There's lots on Steamboat.
post #7 of 14
I've always had luck with www.vrbo.com (vacation rental by owner). You usually deal directly with a property owner, not a management company. You can stay at a condo for the price of a hotel. You can cook for yourself in a condo, so you'll save money not going out to eat every meal.:
post #8 of 14
With gas at nearly $3 a gallon in the hills, you are better off staying at a cheaper place in town rather than driving from a place like Craig or Kremmling. With a normal vehicle, it will cost you $12 a day for the drive.
post #9 of 14
Define Cheap? Did you check out the Bristol Hotel in town? Its about a $100 a night.
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by habacomike View Post
haven't stayed there, so no idea of what the rooms are like, but the price is pretty cheap. Oak Creek is 20 miles south of SS.

Mike

http://www.oakcreekmotel.com/RATES.html
Looks like a good deal, but remember Oak Creek, Kremling, Craig et al are geared towards the hunter/atv/snomobile crowd.

If you are looking to party after a day of skiing and stumble back to your room keep this in mind. But if you wear some camo, order up a bud and you will fit right in.. the Boston accent might throw them though
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by cal to colorado View Post
Looks like a good deal, but remember Oak Creek, Kremling, Craig et al are geared towards the hunter/atv/snomobile crowd.

If you are looking to party after a day of skiing and stumble back to your room keep this in mind. But if you wear some camo, order up a bud and you will fit right in.. the Boston accent might throw them though
What's really scary is running into hunters who are posers. I ran into one from NYC at an upstate area, and when I asked him where he practiced his marksmanship, he said he only shot at deer, and didn't practice the rest of the year.
post #12 of 14
Oak Creek is a ranch/coal mining community 20 miles south of Steamboat. Not a lot of snowmobiling there. A fair number of locals working in Steamboat do live in OC. And hunting season is well over by then.

Personally, I find OC to be more authentic than SS. My family homesteaded SS, and it has changed considerably since then. OC, on the other hand, has real people who live in it and get by on real jobs.

Of course, if you are looking for the resort experience, go ahead and stay at the Mountain.

Mike
post #13 of 14

OC is OK by me

Not trying to diss OC..I like it just fine!!!
I stop in several times a year on the way into the Flat Tops.


Sounds like a nice little motel in OC..the price is right that's for sure
post #14 of 14
Great Mexican restaurant there in Oak Creek.
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