Where to stay in Steamboat Springs

There are countless lodging providers for you to choose from in the Steamboat Springs area. With approximately 3,500 rental units available it can be daunting, so where to begin? Just Google Steamboat Springs Lodging and you’ll find multiple resort companies, VRBO listings and hotel complexes all working to dial you in.

When considering where to stay you must first understand that here in Steamboat Springs there are a few distinct locations: on the mountain (ski-in-ski-out or ski area base), mid-valley and then in downtown Steamboat Springs. Most lodging providers have complementary shuttles to get you to and from most locations. Downtown is located only 5-minute drive from the mountain so getting around is easy. There are also Uber and an Alpine Taxi company to help get you to and from wherever you need to be

Best of all, the City of Steamboat Springs offers a free bus that is super convenient and mostly on time. Check out the schedule here if needed.

Since you are probably coming for a visit with Steamboat Powdercats, among other things, don’t sweat it as we will dial you in wherever you stay. During the day with us as we provide a van service to and from your lodging before and after your tour. Remember, we do want you to check in the night before with us (3-5:00pm), if at all possible, so our office is conveniently located “on the mountain” in the Clock Tower Square. This location is just north of the Gondola across the street from the Steamboat Grand and the Sheraton. We are also within walking distance of other “on mountain” lodging providers like the Torian PlumOne Steamboat Place and the Ski Time Square Condo’s. The closest location to our office are the Clock Tower Penthouses (call Ryan at Pioneer Ridge Management (888-672-6938) and tell him we sent you) that are literally just above us in our Clock Tower Square building.

These are just a few of the dozens or so “on mountain” locations that are considered ski in and ski out, located at the base of the Steamboat Ski area. Of course these locations will be the most expensive as there is a premium for such quick assess to the slopes. For a complete list of all the lodging options here in Steamboat Springs, go to the Steamboat Chamber of Commerce website.

We understand that not everyone has a crazy budget and you’ll be saving and spending all your money for your days here at Steamboat Powdercats. Our favorite low budget, crash for the night, no frills but plenty adequate lodging options are The Steamboat Mountain Lodge or the Rabbit Ears Motel.

If the above options don’t inspire you enough, here are a few other ideas for you to consider:

Management Companies

Steamboat Lodging Company

Ready to help you Play Hard & Rest Easy! Locally managed and operated, they specialize in offering amazing guest experiences at their high-end Steamboat vacation rentals, from getting you the best rate on quality ski rentals, to giving you the local scoop on the best apres ski spots. Tell them that Steamboat Powdercats sent you, and you can save up to 10% on select stays! Call 970-457-4785.

Pioneer Ridge Management

Pioneer Ridge Management are locals, friends of ours and will treat you right. They manage multiple condo’s, townhomes, private homes and cabins in a variety of budget options. Make sure you let him know that Steamboat Powdercats sent you, thanks. 888-672-6938

Steamboat Resorts

Steamboat Resorts offer convenient locations close to Steamboat Powdercats on-mountain office. They are a very personalized, on-site professional management company and have multiple vacation reservation services ranging from nightly lodging to all-inclusive Steamboat Springs Colorado vacation packages. (800) 276-6719

Steamboat Vacation Rentals

Steamboat Colorado Vacation Rentals options at the Steamboat Ski Resort will provide everything you need for a memorable vacation to Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Whether you are looking for brand new accommodations with all the upgrades, ski in/out access to the Steamboat Ski Resort, outdoor heated pools, private hot tubs, free internet access, or even garage parking SCVR has something that will fit your needs. Call 800-881-8751 or reserve online!

Private Homes/B&B/Chalets

Over the Edge Chalet

With its breathtaking mountain views of Steamboat Springs, this Colorado luxury home is the finest ski in, ski out vacation home in the Rocky Mountains. It offers all the 5 star amenities and services of a luxury resort – such as a personal concierge, in-home spa services, and private chef catered meals – with the comfort, sophistication and space of a modern mountain home.

Bella Vista

A private gated estate in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains located just minutes from Steamboat Springs on Rabbit Ears pass has panoramic mountain and valley views. Bella Vista invites you to bring your family, your group, your corporate retreat or even your wedding to stay in Steamboat Springs. You’ll get the entire resort to yourself. It’s your private retreat; your personal paradise. Come make some memories. Bella Vista can easily accommodate groups of up to 26. Visit www.steamboat1.com for rates and information.

Wyndham Vacation Rentals

Steamboat’s finest 1- to 5-bedroom accommodations in ski-in and shuttle-to-lift locations, including Torian Plum, Trappeur’s Crossing Resort and Bronze Tree. Enjoy free high-speed Internet, pools and hot tubs. Be pampered by our on-call skier shuttle, concierge and bell staff. One call does it all! Let Wyndham take care of your flights, lift tickets and all of your vacation activities.


Still searching for the perfect Steamboat Springs vacation rental? Vacasa has you covered! From condos to ski chalets and everything in between, your family is sure to enjoy a stay in one of these beautiful homes.

Guest Ranches

Vista Verde Ranch

This classic, upscale and full service ranch is located in North Routt County (30-45-min. from downtown Steamboat Springs) and is a great place if your looking for the plush, working ranch in the country. Their customer service and facilities will blow you away.

The Home Ranch

Also located in North Routt County, the Home Ranch is a horse lovers paradise.  With horseback riding vacation packages it is one of the best dude ranches in Colorado not only in the summer but the winter also.

Real estate opportunities

Call Kent, 970-846-7933, Steamboat Powdercats office manager, who has worked in real estate in the past and can refer you to a respectable agent.

If you have an interest in purchasing land, we highly recommend you visit Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club in Steamboat’s beautiful South Valley, just five minutes from the Steamboat Ski Area. This 1,216-acre mountainside community is adjacent to two top-rated golf courses, the ski resort and a wildlife preserve. Five-acre homesites come with amenities such as an Owners’ Lodge, Guest Cabin and concierge service. Call Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club at (970)875-1200 to set up your private tour, or inquire about their new “Stay and Play” package.