This property is a great value! It has affordable prices, a bedding setup that will accommodate large groups of all types, comfortable furniture, a heated pool, hot tub, and free WiFi, all in a location that is an easy walk to the ski slopes, free bus stop, base area activities, restaurants, shops, even a small grocery store.
When you walk into the ground level entry, there is a nice bench where you can relax and remove your boots or shoes and a mirror so you can check your appearance as you head out. The entry also has a big coat closet and a storage room that is ideal for skis, snowboards, or even bikes. As you proceed into the property you'll pass the bunk bedroom and main level bathroom before you enter the very large open concept kitchen, living, and dining room area. The kitchen is nicely renovated and fully equipped including all the standard stuff plus extras such as the crock-pot, which is ideal for coming home to a warm meal after some time on the slopes. The kitchen has a bar with seating for 4 so that you can serve up meals or keep your chef company. Above the bar are double sided glass cabinets which make setting the dining table very convenient. There are a few steps down to the living and dining room area, which give this room extra high ceilings and a spacious feel. There is plenty of comfy furniture for relaxing after a day of adventure and enough seating to gather your whole group together in one place. The furniture includes a sleeper sofa and was newly added in 2016. There's also a nicely updated built in entertainment center which features slate tile around the fireplace and decorative shelving around the HDTV, which swivels to give you the perfect angle whether in the living area, dining area, or kitchen. The living and dining room each have sliding glass doors to the covered deck, where you'll be able to take in lovely views of the Yampa Valley, including views to the south and west for our beautiful sunsets!
Head downstairs to the lower level of the condo, and you'll find 3 bedroom areas, 2 bathrooms, and laundry. The first two lower level bedrooms each feature a Queen bed, TV, large closet, and access to the covered patio and grassy lawn. The den or 4th bedroom is a private space with no closets or windows / secondary egress, but it does have 2 Queen beds and a TV. This room is pitch black when you turn out the lights, and quiet, an ideal place for anyone who likes to sleep in on their vacation. The two lower level bathrooms as well as the upper level bathroom are all open to the hallway, providing good flexibility for larger groups. The laundry room has full size top loading washer and dryer, so you can pack lightly if you like.
The relatively low prices and great location make this property a great option for groups that want to save a some money while also having a very convenient location. The location really is great. From your front door, it's a short, easy walk of about 200 yards to the edge of the "Stampede" ski trail, which is a beginner level trail. The slope is so gentle that you could walk up and down this trail. If you head downhill on the Stampede trail, or by walking down Apres Ski Way, the ski school, ticket office, the Gondola, the Christie Peak Express chair lift, groceries, shops, and restaurants are only a few hundred yards from your ski in ski out access point. Once you're at the Gondola, you'll find the heated promenade that wraps around the base area makes walking anywhere in the base area pretty easy.
Summer guests will really love this location too. Not only do the ski trails transform into hiking and biking trails, but there are so many other attractions and activities to enjoy. Burgess Creek flows right through the base area at a controlled water level, which is gentle. There are beaches chairs and loads of places for kids to splash about or for adults to relax with a beverage. There is a gravity powered roller coaster called "The Outlaw" which is open in ski season as well as in the summer. Other summer activities in Gondola Square include rock climbing, mini golf, a high ropes course, summer tubing, and of course, Gondola rides! Plus, this area is host to free concerts, outdoor movies on the mountain, evening hot air balloon glows, art shows, race events, on top of a nice selection of restaurants and shops. All of this a nice pleasant downhill stroll from your condo!
If you are heading downtown, or don't feel like walking a bit uphill to your condo, you can take advantage of Steamboat's free year round shuttle bus services. They pick up and drops off only about 225 yards from your door, very close to the ski in ski out access point you'll be using. You might feel a bit silly using the bus to get back home from the base area, since it's so close, but hey, you're on vacation, and hopefully you're using your energy for fun activities like hiking or skiing! The free city bus will get you to and from the big grocery stores, the many shops, restaurants, parks and attractions of downtown, pretty much anywhere in town.
Please note, we have multiple units within this development, and all around it, so if you have another family or group that wants to be nearby, let us know! Book online with confidence as our highly trained Vacation Rental Specialists, who are available 7 days per week, can help complete your booking. Discounts may be available for lengthy stays. Please inquire for availability or to discuss pricing!