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Popular amenities for Steamboat Springs vacation rentals

Stay near Steamboat Springs's top sights

Steamboat Grand3 locals recommend
Old Town Hot Springs80 locals recommend
Yampa River Botanic Park34 locals recommend
Back Door Grill54 locals recommend
Salt & Lime75 locals recommend
Winona's Restaurant88 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Steamboat Springs

  • Total rentals

    3K properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    1.7K properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Rentals with a pool

    1.9K properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    180 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    2.4K properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    65K reviews

Your guide to Steamboat Springs

Welcome to Steamboat Springs

The picturesque Yampa River winds through Steamboat Springs, which earned its name from the surging sound made by natural hot springs roiling just under the surface. Hot springs are a big draw to this little mountain town, but a secondary one to skiing. Known as Ski Town USA, Steamboat Springs has produced more Olympians than any city in the country, while the pros and civilians alike come here for the incredible skiing on champagne-powder snow at the area’s marquee resort. In the winter Steamboat Springs teems with visitors swooshing, snow-shoeing, and fat tire biking across soft, plentiful snow. In the summer the river takes center stage for tubing, rafting, and kayaking expeditions. After a day on the slopes or riding the Yampa current, you can wander the charming downtown, dotted with historic buildings, a bustling arts and craft scene, and local breweries and small-batch distillers.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Steamboat Springs

Winter is high season for booking one of the vacation rentals in Steamboat Springs, when the landscape is blanketed in powdery snow, and visitors flock to the mountains and restorative hot springs. For more than 100 years, the town has celebrated Winter Carnival every February with snow sculpting, sporting events, and fireworks. In spring the snowpacks thaw and fill the river and the weather remains brisk, making it an ideal time to partake of scenic drives. Thanks to the mountain climate, summers in Steamboat Springs tend to be cooler — and they also bring occasional thunderstorms. In June the town celebrates water sports with the Yampa River Festival, and in July the Hot Air Balloon Rodeo sees colorful vessels aloft over the town. In fall the migratory sandhill cranes make stops in the Yampa Valley, which is alight with spectacular fall foliage. The weather can change quickly here no matter what time of year, so always pack for wet weather.

Top things to do in Steamboat Springs

Old Town Hot Springs

Located right in town, this facility features eight pools fed without pumps by naturally heated water that courses at about 220 gallons per minute out of the ground. The main hot pool features water fountains, two bridges, and a climbing wall. A smaller hot spring boasts another unique feature: a circuitous water slide.

Tread of Pioneers Museum

Housed in a circa-1901 Queen Anne-style Victorian home, this museum chronicling the history of Steamboat Springs and the Yampa Valley includes displays devoted to Indigenous culture, recreations of settler homesteads — including a Victorian kitchen, dining room, and parlor — and exhibits devoted to the town’s Olympic milestones.

Fish Creek Falls

Fewer than five miles outside of town you’ll find a spectacular 280-foot waterfall that plunges into Fish Creek Canyon. There’s an easy quarter-mile hike to get there, and you can choose your vantage point — there’s an overlook above the falls, as well as a bridge at the base of the falls.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Steamboat Springs?

    Steamboat Springs experiences a high-country climate. Winters are cold with heavy snowfall, perfect for winter sports. Summers are mild, with temperatures reaching up to 80°F (27°C), ideal for outdoor activities like hiking and fishing.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Steamboat Springs?

    Engage with nature at the Yampa River Botanic Park, ski at the Steamboat Ski Resort, or explore the history of the area at Tread of Pioneers Museum. For a more adventurous activity, you might want to try hot air ballooning over the picturesque landscapes.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Steamboat Springs?

    Winter is a popular time to visit Steamboat Springs for snow sports, with the Winter Carnival being a major event in February. In summer, the Hot Air Balloon Rodeo in July often attracts many visitors.

  • What are the best places to stay in Steamboat Springs?

    Downtown Steamboat Springs is often recommended for its accessibility to local shops, restaurants, and the Yampa River. The Mountain area is another popular choice, as it's close to the Steamboat Ski Resort.

  • What are the best places to visit in Steamboat Springs?

    Visitors often recommend the Steamboat Art Museum, Yampa River Botanic Park, and the Old Town Hot Springs. The Steamboat Ski Resort is also a popular destination, especially during the winter months.

  • What are some hiking trails in Steamboat Springs?

    There are numerous hiking trails in Steamboat Springs. The Spring Creek Trail, Emerald Mountain Trail, and Fish Creek Falls Trail are frequently suggested. Each trail brings you closer to the area's natural beauty and offers varying levels of difficulty.

  • What are some family activities to do in Steamboat Springs?

    Families can enjoy a day at Amaze'n Steamboat Family Fun Park, with activities like mini golf and mazes. Steamboat Springs also has the Yampa River Core Trail for biking and Howelsen Ice Complex for ice skating.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Steamboat Springs?

    Take a day trip to the Fish Creek Falls, a scenic waterfall just a short drive from downtown. You could also visit Strawberry Park Hot Springs for a relaxing soak, or explore the stunning landscapes of Flat Tops Wilderness Area.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Steamboat Springs?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Steamboat Springs. From over 310 house rentals to over 10 villa rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Steamboat Springs?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 1,680 vacation rentals in Steamboat Springs featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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