The Antlers at Christie Base by Steamboat Resorts
What We Love
- With condos ranging from 3-5 bedrooms, this is a great choice for families and groups of friends
- Winter perks include heated boot lockers and a ski valet service
- Skiers can pre-order lift tickets, while a free shuttle around Steamboat Springs is available
- Condos include gas fireplaces and jetted bathtubs
What To Know
- Pets are not allowed
- Checkout is a rather early 10 a.m.
- This is a vacation rental property rather than a hotel
- Free WiFi
- There’s no restaurant on site, although the T-Bar is right next door
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
This classic Colorado condo development aims to be a home away from home year-round, catering for both snow bunnies and outdoor enthusiasts with spacious lodgings ranging from 3-5 bedrooms. The autumnal décor is of the woodsy ski lodge school, with Western-style chandeliers, wood paneled walls, stone surround gas fireplaces, and deep leather armchairs. Public areas include a BBQ grill area and a heated pool and hot tub. The shuttle service makes getting around town and to the slopes a breeze, and the Antlers is a genuine ski-in, ski-out destination–a boon for powder aficionados keen to get on the piste.
In the Area
Thanks to its setting right near Steamboat Mountain in so-called “Ski Town USA”, it’s not hard to work out this destination’s key appeal. After a day on the slopes, refuel with a sleigh ride followed by a slap-up dinner at Ragnar’s, a family-style Norwegian restaurant. Enjoy happy hour tipples at 9100 feet with The Steamboat Gondola, in which revelers are transported to Thunderhead for special happy hour drinks, live music, and jaw-dropping views of the town under the stars: tickets are just $5 (drinks extra) and can be purchased in the Gondola Bay prior to boarding. Adventurous types and night owls will thrill to Night Skiing, which starts with a lift ride to the top of Christie’s Peak and proceeds down five illuminated trails.
How to Get There
I have stayed here four times now. They have slightly changed the free shuttle and instead of using their own it has been managed out but still VERY fast service -- and still FREE! Otherwise, the ski concierge is awesome! They have your boots/skis ready each morning. You can have a delivery service meet you for rentals and they pick up at the end of your trip. The beds are comfortable and housekeeping is included although we did have to make a phone call after it was not completed the first day -- so, check with your booking agent to make sure. Otherwise, very minor things stopped a five star rating: the coffee pot needs to be updated -- it spilled many times; the hot water heater does not support ten guests (two per bathroom) wanting to get ready to go out to dinner all at the same times; and, the cooking utensils, etc require and upgrade. The five bedroom unit is very convenient for ten adults but it is the farthest away from the hot tub and pool (about 30 yards only though). We will be back next year because "it's hard to beat the Antlers!"
The location is superb - ski in/out. you can walk to restaurants and shops and watch the best sunset on the ski mountain. Covered parking is also included in the stay. I ski in Steamboat every year and this is one of the best places to stay.
We shared this unit with another family (4 adults, 4 kids ages 11-14) for spring break. The location of the Antlers is awesome & this units location was even better! We were able to ski right up to the door and while we had the option to use the ski valet, we ended up leaving our gear on our back porch most of the time. Literally steps from the T-Bar for great Apres ski beverages and delicious food and a very short walk to the village with a number of good dining options (really liked The Truffled Pig & Slopeside Grill). The unit itself is well equipped to accommodate 2 families & we will definitely be coming back!
Second year at Antlers... what a great family condo set-up. Snow and the ski slopes right out the back door, a ski valet, luxury accommodations, and 5-10 minute's walk on heated pathways to some of the best dining in Steamboat Springs.
Unit 116 -This is the most ski in/ski out property you can find anywhere!! I sat on the balcony slope side and watched my husband and gang of college boys ski out every morning while enjoying my coffee (see photo below from balcony). The lift station is just a short ski down from our ground floor back door. Boys came in for lunch everyday (see pic below right outside back door) and I watched as the lift goes right past the condo on its way up!! The pool and hot tub are just steps away and again, slope side. The staff is super friendly and accommodating, shuttle service any/everywhere in town, housekeeping services daily, a true ski valet service right on site, nicely furnished unit with well stocked kitchen and perfect bed configuration for our group of 8 college aged young men and my husband and me. 4 bathrooms, 2 fireplaces, stocked with board games, a DVD movie selection (see pic below), Apple TVs, and gaming consoles, comfy beds, a gas grill right outside the kitchen door (see pic below), a large dining table that seats 9, and homey alpine decor. Not to mention the T-Bar pub and restaurant literally steps from our porch open during daylight serving burgers, drinks and ales. We truly enjoyed our stay...and can't wait to return.