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3 Minute Walk to Ski-In/Out! Two story, 3BR, on the Slopes. Low Rates!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

JVT is a group of nine, connected, two-story houses built of cedar and brick, of which ours is the largest. It is located on the mountain and it is a shorter walk to our ski-in/out point than the walk from any public parking to the gondola; check out the comparison in the photos. We employ a local concierge service to assist our guests and to deal immediately with any problems. Our unit is a two-story, end-unit with three bedrooms with queen beds, including a loft bedroom with a folding wall for privacy.

On three sides of the living room, two-story, floor-to-ceiling windows rise to a beamed, cathedral ceiling. There is a glass-front, wood-burning stove in the fireplace, a full kitchen with tile floor and counter tops, and upstairs and downstairs bathrooms, one with a tub and powder room, and one with a shower stall. A spiral staircase beside the 'wet room' entrance foyer leads up to the second floor. The entrance foyer has a rack for your skis.

The ambience is spacious, bright and comfortable with neo-ranch style decor. The furniture is upholstery, leather and oak. There is HDTV with cable, a DVD player, a stereo Ipod docking-station and free wireless internet. The three bedrooms with queen beds and a sofa bed in the living room make it ideal for one or two couples with kids or three couples. It can sleep six comfortably, or eight using the sofa bed if you blow its air-mattress.

The nine homes of JVT are occupied by full-time resident owners, with a few such as ours being rented when we are not in residence. We have owned it since 1975 and plan to retire there one day.

It was one of the first dwellings on this part of the mountain, and was originally ski-in, ski-out from the front door. Construction of roads and buildings on the land we used to ski now requires a walk of about three minutes down the road to a ski-in, ski-out point.

Steamboat is one of the finest all-round ski areas in the US, with terrain for all abilities and wonderful for families. Excellent tree and powder skiing and large areas for intermediates and beginners. Come and enjoy it!

Keywords: economy, value, fireplace, two-story, full kitchen, loft, three-bedroom

More Details

Ernie Kent
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Ernie Kent

Ernie and Jamie Kent live in Maryland but plan to retire to Steamboat soon. At present they work in information technology . Between them they have six children.

Ernie Kent purchased this condo in 1975

Why Ernie Kent chose Steamboat Springs

Ernie discovered Steamboat while attending a conference in 1974, and fell in love with the ski mountain. The next year he began looking for a place to buy at Steamboat and discovered JVT. Over the years JVT and Steamboat have become home while his 'real' location moved around the country.

What makes this condo unique

JVT is a three minute walk down a road to the second gondola tower, where we can ski down about ten seconds beside the beginner's slope to the gondola, and where we can ski back at the end of the day to walk 3 minutes back to the condo. This spot is accessible to all levels from the beginner's slope. It's actually a shorter walk to our ski-in/out point than the walk from any public parking to the gondola - check the comparison in the photos.

It's also a short walk from JVT to the end of our road where a free bus stops every 20 minutes. JVT has free off-street parking, and Longthong Road is heated concrete for safe, easy access in all weather.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Ernie,

Just wanted to thank you for the weekend in your wonderful condo. We really had a great time and every time we head out to Steamboat I will see if yours is available first!!
Feb 2011
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Steamboat Springs Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Downstairs bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs, outer room vanity/sinks, inner toilet/bathing
  • Downstairs bath has toilet, shower and sink. Upstairs bath has an outer room with vanity and two sinks. Inner bath area has toilet and bathing area with tub/shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom with balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Small middle bedroom - great for kids
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Large loft bedroom with retractable privacy wall
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double , Living room sofa is a sleeper for two with an air mattress.
  • Queen size Beds (3) One Queen per bedroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
We provide hair dryer, basic toiletries, shampoo, soap, toilet paper, towels, etc.


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3 Minute Walk to Ski-In/Out! Two story, 3BR, on the Slopes. Low Rates!
average rating of 4.111111 based on 28 reviews

Great ski vacation

  • 5 of 5

A very cozy condo with all the amenities necessary AND walking distance to the gondola! No need to wait for the bus. Terrific. And the owner gets a gold star for offering an extra night if our flight back east got cancelled due to the March 2 Northeaster. Fortunately we did not have to change our flight. Just a note: (not bad for in-shape skiers), but the spiral staircase is the only access to all the bedrooms.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much, David. I'm really glad you enjoyed the place and had a great time. Hope to see you back again next year. Ernie
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There are positives and negatives

  • 3 of 5

The property is within an easy walk to the Gondola with the most difficult part walking down from the house to the road as it is a bit of a slope and depends on the snow conditions. The spiral staircase will not suit everyone and although it is shown in the pictures I am sure that some people would find it a challenge to use. It is certainly difficult getting full suitcases up and down.

It would also be beneficial to either have more TV channels available or a selection of DVD's for guests. Ernie I found very helpful and the location is very good for the slopes.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Alan, we're happy you enjoyed your stay. The staircase is indeed narrow, but unfortunately no one has yet figured a way to improve it without losing the loft closet. Hopefully athletic skier-types can navigate it!
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Great Place with lots of character and perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Ernie's place! Perfect for 6 adults, plenty of room and pretty much everything we could have asked for. The house is a gem and we will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted to hear you enjoyed our place and would love to see you back soon! I was just there myself and did some more upgrades, so it will be even better next time!
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Great location and comfy accommodation

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable 3 bed 2 bath condo with an amazing living room to relax in. An easy walk to and from the slopes. We even brought a collapsible wagon to pull 2 or 3 kids to and from the slopes and it worked great.

The condo is a bit dated and the stairs make it a little tricky with young kids. But all in all a good experience.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Mark. We're really happy you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you again next year. - Ernie
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Condo needs updating, too cold.

  • 3 of 5

I wouldn't stay again. Condo was freezing cold, the heaters aren't sufficient for the space. Everything is really old including furniture & cookware. The upstairs feels like it's falling apart.

The location was good.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I wish you had notified us immediately about the heat problem. Usually if anything the upstairs tends to get too hot. The entire electrical system including the living room heaters was re-built last summer so there may be some issue. I will get the electrician in to check it out. Since no one else mentioned it, I wonder if perhaps you didn't notice that each room/area has its own, separate heat control? In any case, thanks for letting us know.
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Dirty and older

  • 1 of 5

the house has a comfortable structure but it was very dirty, with many cobwebs everywhere, the kitchen utensils untidy and old.

the stairs to the rooms are absolutely uncomfortable, both to carry the bags up and to climb.

The hot water was not enough for the five of us to shower, we had to wait a while to warm up again.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry you didn't find your stay satisfactory. I also regret the amount we had to deduct from your damage deposit. We do try to update the appliances and utensils as necessary. In fact, the Black and Dekker coffee maker your party broke was brand new. The cobwebs are indeed hard to get at in the two-story living room, but the repairmen who brought in ladders to fix the damage your party did to the tall drapes were able to clean them while they were up there. The water heater is two years old and large capacity, and in fact other guests have remarked positively on it, so I will have that checked for any problems, although I expect five consecutive showers is probably beyond the capacity of any home water heater.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Hayden CO
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 40
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Steamboat Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Ski-in/out point
Nearest Point of Interest
Bus stop
Car: not necessary

Although famous as a ski resort, Steamboat has a full complement of year-round activities, including golf, water sports on the Yampa River and Steamboat Lake, fishing and hunting and mountain biking.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Cleaning/Laundry (waived on 7 nights) $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.65%

Cleaning fee waived on stays of 7 nights or more.

Cancellation policy: If you must cancel we put your nights on the market immediately and give 100% refund on all nights subsequently rented after cancellations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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