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Newly Available! 3 miles to Ski Slopes; 1/2 mile to Downtown. Family perfect!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,619 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

4-Bedroom/4 Bath; Hot Tub; Killer Views Of The Ski Area And 70 Open Space Acres

Sleeps 9: Master bdrm w/ private bath and balcony; Queen bedroom w/ separate bath; Queen bedroom and full-size bunk room with shared bath. Incredibly well-stocked kitchen and dishware for 16. Open floor plan with gas fireplace, back deck with grill, heater and outdoor dining. Separate game room/HDTV.

Private outdoor hot tub with spectacular mountain views. 2-car heated garage (room for 2 additional cars). Minutes to Steamboat Ski area as well as downtown and the hot springs. This duplex is licensed by the City of Steamboat Springs as a Vacation Home Rental, license #VHR-15-13.

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Gwen Swenson-Hale
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Gwen Swenson-Hale

Even though we were both from Colorado, my husband and I met working in Washington DC, then moved back to our favorite state. We've raised our three daughters skiing (although they all took a turn on the dark side--snow boarding!), hiking and enjoying the many outdoor sports Colorado offers. We live in Denver, so one of our dreams came true when we purchased this vacation home in Steamboat Springs. We have done everything we can to make our home comfortable, convenient and enjoyable so you can experience the magic of Steamboat as well.

Gwen Swenson-Hale purchased this house in 2014

Why Gwen Swenson-Hale chose Steamboat Springs

We absolutely love the location of our home. It is conveniently located between the ski area and town such that both are just a few minutes of drive time. You can walk to the Old Town Hot Springs which is just down the hill. We are also on the free bus route in case you would rather not drive. The deal cincher is the 70 acres of open space that starts at our back yard. It is an off-leash dog park that gets use throughout the year and it's a blast to watch the dogs frolic and retrieve. We've also watched elk, a moose with her baby, foxes and many other types of wildlife amble through the park. The park and its miles of hiking trails are open to the public. In winter, there's a killer sledding hill just steps from our door.

What makes this house unique

The panoramic views of the ski area and the Park Range mountains are visible from just about every room in the house. The main floor is very open and most of the two-story wall on one side is window. So whether you are in the kitchen, the large eating area (table seats 12) or the living room, you can enjoy breathtaking views. The previous owners didn't have a hot tub, which was a pre-requisite for us, so we put in a brand new hot tub on our back patio that shares that same spectacular view.


Steamboat Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2619 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , private master bath with jacuzzi tub and rain showerhead
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , private use by upstairs bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , used by two bedrooms
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , on main floor
  • Private master bathroom with jacuzzi tub and rain shower shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , mountain views from bed!
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bdrm with King bed, walk-in closet, private balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed , bunk bed is full size on the bottom and twin on the top
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
If there is something you are particularly interested in doing, please let us know and we will help you find some great options.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Charming place, great area!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed Steamboat Springs! Very nice accommodations would stay again!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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well appointed home with great view

  • 5 of 5

this lovely house was made so homey with holiday decorations and toys for the kids and adults to play in the snow. the owner was very accommodating and responsive.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Knoxville, TN

Perfect in every way.

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous, spacious home just minutes to the slopes with amazing views. Our family spent a week over Christmas and absolutely loved every minute. Super convenient location, I walked to town many times. Walk-able, easy access to the Yampa River Core Trail and the Old Town Hot Springs. So many perks...clean and well appointed. All you need is snow and food...and a few craft beers!! This home would also be great during the summer, just a short walk down the hill and you are fly fishing the Gold medal Yampa. This home is tastefully decorated and Gwen went out of her way to add all the holiday touches from Christmas lights to holiday paper goods...and she is also a great communicator and very accommodating. The bedrooms (master & queen on 3rd floor/two on basement level) are perfectly set-up, private and quiet. My boys loved the downstairs "man cave". The hot tub was so enjoyed after many powder days. The main floor is great for coming together. Plenty of seating around the fireplace. The kitchen is perfect...pantry is well stocked. I cooked every meal except one for 8 days. The gas grill on the deck was great. First time I've grilled a tenderloin at -2 degrees with snow flakes falling! The heated 2-car garage is a big plus, made packing up for First Tracks a breeze. would never know this is a duplex. It's very private and very quiet. Highly recommended. And...make sure you check out Mountain Tap Brewery!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location and House Has Everything You Need

  • 5 of 5

We have rented several houses through VRBO and this house was the best stocked house we have stayed at. The house had everything you could need. It was easy to cook and feel right at home. The view from the living room and back porches is amazing. The location to Steamboat is great. We walked to the Old Town Hot Springs and into town for the holiday festivities.

Gwen has been amazing and super responsive. She provided activity information and even warned us of traffic delays before our trip and provided alternate routes. She also left us wine and fun fourth of July paper products. This is best communication I have had with an owner/property manager. Thanks so much Gwen!

The only drawback is that the house is actually a duplex. We were disappointed upon first arriving but once inside the house you forget that you are in a duplex and we only saw the neighbors once. It was also worth it to have the open space, the amazing view and the walkability to downtown.

Recommended for families and couples.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carmel, IN USA

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We brought our adult children and spouses and this house was so very accommodating for all of us! Gwen was delightful to work with and we felt right at home. We had everything we needed! The view is absolutely tremendous and I loved this location. We have stayed "on the mountain" several times and with heavy traffic getting to downtown can slow. This location is pretty much the best of both worlds-close to the slopes and close to downtown. It was very clean and well appointed. Thank you Gwen and family! We would stay there again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such an amazing place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

This place is so incredible! We stayed here for a long weekend recently and it was a great experience! A few things that we loved: The views are absolutely amazing!! It is very open, but yet also very cozy. The hot tub is fantastic (with views as well!). I loved that there are 2 huge flat screen tv's for watching tv and movies as well. SO many things to say, but overall a fantastic experience! Highly recommend if you want great views and a spacious place to stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Yampa Valley Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Steamboat Springs Ski Resort
Car: recommended

Our home sits right off Rita Valentine Park, a 70-acre off-leash dog park with hiking trails and a fantastic sledding hill in winter. We've watched elk, deer, moose, and foxes saunter through, usually in the early morning and late evening.

Steamboat Springs boasts two downhill ski areas (Howleson Hill has been operating since 1914 and includes multiple ski jumps that are used both winter and summer). Similarly, there are the in-town hot springs with water park; or you can drive 30 minutes to Strawberry Springs Park for a unique, luxurious soak right in the river. Steamboat has something for everyone with every sport imaginable on the Yampa River--including tubing and rafting for the entire family. The surrounding mountains are a mecca for mountain biking--for ALL skill levels--hiking or just scenic touring. Originally a ranching area, the sunny, wide Yampa valley and surrounding area hosts 3 golf courses, horseback riding, snowmobiling etc.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Deposit $1,000

Cleaning fee of $250 per rental.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

We accept personal check and payment through the VRBO site (if you use a credit card a 3% charge is added).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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