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Historic Chic Downtown

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

5 + bedroom, 4 bath, downtown yet quiet. Sunny, with views of both mountains

Open and efficient layout with kitchen, dining, living on main level. Walk out to the large, south facing deck from the kitchen or dining area. The large deck is covered with sunshades and plenty of outdoor furniture in the summer. A stainless steel bbq is available year round. Relax in a hammock in the backyard, while the kids play on the zip-line. Laundry, full bathroom, and guest room also on the main level. 2nd floor hosts the Master Suite (with steam shower), an office/bedroom, and another TV/bedroom and bath. 3rd level has 2 bedrooms and a bath which services both. Plenty of parking in the driveway, and room for another car in the heated garage.

While maintaining its original 1904 charm, the entire house has been professionally remodeled from top to bottom, with a classy contemporary flair throughout. High-end and fun fixtures and furnishings adorn the home. A gas fireplace in the main living area adds warmth and ambiance to cool winter nights.

Two televisions, one on the main floor and one on the second floor with access to foreign TV channels and Netflix, respectively. Very good wifi signal throughout the home.

More Details

Bradley Bartels
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2018

About Bradley Bartels

Emmmanuelle, originally from France, and Bradley, a Colorado native, reside in Steamboat Springs full time with their two boys, Louis (15) and Mateo (11). Emmanuelle is a natural resource consultant, Professor, and Yoga instructor.

Bradley owns PureBuilt, a local construction company, focused on building progressive residential structures.

While enjoying all that Steamboat has to offer, they take every opportunity they can to travel and experience the world with their boys.

Bradley Bartels purchased this house in 2005

Why Bradley Bartels chose Steamboat Springs

We chose this home once our second son was on his way.

Our first home in Steamboat was going to be too small and, even so we had built homes for ourselves before, we realized that this home had everything we wanted, and was in a location that is all but impossible to buy into.

What makes this house unique

The charm of the house speaks clearly, and spoke to us right away! It has a great feel to it, with tons of natural light. The house sits on a beautiful lot, with views to Mt Werner and Emerald Mountain. It's location makes it easy to enjoy all the amenities of downtown, with direct access to the outdoors!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This home had it all! Very comfortable for our family, and the location is excellent.
Dec 2015
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Steamboat Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 45
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -Downstairs - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - 2nd floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 Mater - toilet , shower , Steam Shower
    Bathroom 4 - 3rd floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - Basement - toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
    2nd floor bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    3rd floor bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single , + trundle bed
    3rd floor bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , + trundle bed
    Bedroom 6 add-on bed in office - 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Historic Chic Downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Great location and very comfortable for a family gathering

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week with three generations and had plenty of space to spread out; very nice outdoor space and amenities to support enjoyment of much of what Steamboat vacation has to offer. The weather was unusually warm and it was difficult to cool off the top floor bedrooms at night. Great place!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Downtown Steamboat

  • 5 of 5

We love Steamboat and this house was in the perfect location to enjoy everything that Steamboat has to offer. It was very comfortable and had everything that we needed to host large dinners for our crew. The bathrooms and kitchen were perfect. We had lots of barbecues and views from back deck were incredible. We also had some great ping pong tournaments in the garage. I would strongly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Leawood, KS

Great House!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Steamboat this summer, and especially liked this property. We always like to stay near downtown, and the location of this home was perfect - close enough to walk to everything, yet far enough to get away from the traffic noise. We had our morning coffee and evening glass of wine or beer on the beautiful back deck. The house was comfortable and spacious, and we felt right at home. Even our dogs were welcomed by the neighborhood dogs!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible summer staying in this home in downtown Steamboat Springs. It was outfitted with everything you could ever need (and more). The kitchen was completely stocked with supplies so we regularly cooked while enjoying the beautiful views and new deck overlooking the mountains in the backyard. We were close to everything so we hardly used our car as we biked to trails, restaurants, etc. It's a perfect house for a family as the backyard is huge and even has a zip line and small playhouse! The owners have young children as well so there were toys galore for my kids to enjoy. The owners were great to deal with and resolved any issues immediately. We stayed in the house for 5 weeks and at the end of our vacation nobody wanted to leave;) The one small caveat we would mention is the highest level (3rd level) where the kid's bedrooms are located can get a bit warm during the summer months but the owners were great and installed small portable A/C units so mine didn't complain.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
HDN (Hayden/Steamboat)
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
The Laundry
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Haymaker Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Creekside Cafe
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Steamboat Ski Area / Howelson Hill
Car: not necessary

Our Home, formerly the 'Melville Mansion', is luxury living in Downtown Steamboat. It is the place to be in both summer and winter. World class skiing is just minutes away, and world class mountain biking starts from the driveway. There are many lively and delicious restaurants an easy walk from the property, two of the best which are just a couple of blocks. There is plenty of room to park, but if you don't have a car, it's not a problem. Most shops and restaurants are within walking/riding distance, and there is a free bus service with a stop just down the street. The home feels very quiet and secluded, but really is in the heart of old town Steamboat.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $3,000

A $150 cleaning fee will be charged regardless of duration of stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.