More than a ski resort, the city of Steamboat Springs aka Ski Town USA, is a blend of western cowboy culture and alpine athletics that also features ecellent meeting spaces and conference facilities. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains of Northwest Colorado, with several four star accommodations and event venues and a nearby airport offering daily flights to many US cities, Steamboat Springs is an ideal mountain resort destination. This once quiet ranch town first boomed with mining and now flourishes with tourism. Retaining a connection to its roots and western culture, Steamboat has a unique cowboy character. And visitors can find their inner cowboy on a backcountry horseback ride, a day at the rodeo, or a wagon dinner ride with live music by the Yampa Valley Boys. Rafting, golf, biking, gondola rides, atv tours, kayaking, skiing, snowboarding, snow shoeing, dog sledding, hot air balloon rides, fly fishing, and even alpine sliding are amongst the activity options in Steamboat. For a dose of history visit the Tread of Pioneers Museum, Hayden Heritage Center, the Bud Werner Memorial Library, or a take a historic downtown walking tour. Steamboat offers a variety of shopping opportunities including apparel and gift boutiques, home decor shops, and art galleries. And there’s live music nearly every night at one or more of the many bars and pubs in town and at the resort.
The town and resort offer a variety of venue options for your next event including the Steamboat Grand with 327 guest rooms, 8 meeting rooms, and several restaurants and shops, and the Sheraton Steamboat with a 6,000 + square foot ballroom, 7 meeting rooms, and 200+ guest rooms. Some of the restaurant venues available are the Boathouse Pub, La Montana, and Old West Steakhouse, among others. An abundance of lodging choices is available from chain motels to boutique inns to grand resorts and guest ranches. Nearby luxury guest ranch Vista Verde can accommodate 40 guests with gourmet fare, a spa, and an array of western activities and entertainment – an ideal spot for retreats. The rustic Elk River Guest ranch north of Steamboat has cozy cabins, private hunting, and nearly year round adventures.
Celebrations abound in Steamboat – including the Wine Festival, Hot Air Balloon Rodeo, USA Pro Cycling Challenge, Marathon, the Pro Rodeo Series, Winter Carnival, Strings Music Festival, and even a Rugby Tournament. For alpine adventures with a western twist in an authentic mountain town, visit Steamboat Springs.