The Lodge at Steamboat
What We Love
- Choice of one-, two- and three-bedroom individually designed condos
- Prime location just a five-minute walk to the gondola
- Free WiFi, shuttle transfers and morning coffee and donuts
- All rooms have fireplaces and balconies or patios
- Outdoor hot tubs and a heated swimming pool
What To Know
- There’s ski valet service and storage for each unit
- No restaurant, but all of the units have full kitchens
- It’s a five-minute walk to dozens of restaurants in Steamboat Springs
- Steamboat Ski Area closes on April 12th, but there are plenty of spring and summer activities The pool and some hot tubs at the property will be closed April 13-Memorial Day weekend
- Not all of the units have laundry facilities
At the base of Mount Werner, the Lodge at Steamboat is a long-stay and group-friendly option just a five-minute walk (or free shuttle ride) to the main gondola. All of the units are individually designed, but show off a classic mountain style in heavy stone and acres of wood, plus ski- and nature-themed artwork and fabrics in russet shades. Bedrooms have wood frame king, queen, double or bunk beds, working fireplaces and balconies or patios. Bathrooms are uniformly spacious, with standalone or over-tub showers. While there’s no restaurant, all of the accommodations have full kitchens with refrigerators, ovens and stovetops, and all the essential equipment. The Great Room is an open meeting point in the clubhouse for free coffee and donuts each morning, or post-slope downtime with views across the Steamboat community, and there’s also a heated outdoor swimming pool and muscle-soothing hot tubs.
In the Area
The lodge is just a few minutes by shuttle from the gondola and Steamboat’s fabulous terrain. The mountain is known for its champagne powder and massive snowfall, totaling about 15 feet each year. The resort is also known for some of the best tree skiing in the U.S. and a season that stretches into late spring. In summer, Steamboat attracts serious whitewater paddlers, anglers, mountain bikers and trail runners. For a meal try Café Diva, a charming bistro at the base of the mountain that offers such seasonal fare as tenderloin with brandy-mushroom sauce, spring peas and spaetzle. The Lodge is about three miles from Steamboat Springs’ historic main street, Lincoln Avenue (which was built extra-wide back in the 1800s to accommodate cattle drives through town), where you’ll find one of two hot springs resorts. Try Mahogany Ridge Brewery for American fare, craft brews and live music. For breakfast, don’t skip the eggs benedict and giant cinnamon rolls at local favorite Winona’s Restaurant & Bakery.
How to Get There
My wife and I stayed here September 8-17, 2018. We had some friends come up and stay with us a few days and our daughter also came for a few days. We stayed in F103, which was a two bedroom, two bath unit on the ground floor. It had a king bed in one room and a queen and a single in the other room. There was also a fold out sofa which we did not need to use. Kitchen supplies were good, except the Teflon pans were worn. Kitchen soap, sponges, bathroom shampoo and liquid soaps were provided, enough for the whole week. There were plentiful towels. There was one washing machine and dryer nearby. Since it was off season, there was no competition for this and it was very convenient. Also the swimming pool was closed. It was about a 10 minute drive to downtown where the shops and most of the restaurants are. Although we did not use it, there was a gas grill and picnic table available. Our unit (F103) was a ground unit near the parking garage. Again since it was off season, there was plenty of room in the garage and we weren't bothered by noise of other guests even though our second room was right near the entrance to our building. There was an outdoor covered balcony with a table and chairs.
All in all we enjoyed the unit and would definitely return to this unit in the future.
Our unit was recently remodeled, easy with kids. Near to mountain, town bus and paths. We were on the 3rd floor, so it was warm at night during summer. Good swimming pool for kids. Covered parking, too.
The best aspect of these condos is location. We stayed at Unit D302 in the Lodge at Steamboat, which is at 2700 Village Drive at the corner of Apre Ski Drive and Village Drive. We booked via VRBO. It is conveniently located by the entrance to the lower level of Steamboat Resort and the walk-up for the ski school. There is a Christie’s Sports right off the parking lot for the condo, which was very convenient for storing our rental skis each night. If you are looking at a condo here, you might ask about the location of your specific condo, how long it is to walk to the corner of the streets, and the specific aspects of your condo. Our condo was a two bedroom unit with two baths and very comfortable for a family of four to five (we had a fifth join us for three nights). There is one king bed, one double and one twin in bunks. The sofa is also a pull-out bed if a fifth or sixth person joins your group. The top of the bunk bed was a difficult climb, especially in the dark because the rungs of the bunk bed up are logs and can be slippery. The main room of the kitchen, dining area and living room was comfortable and great for a group. We hung out here every day after skiing. Being on the third floor can get very tiring after a day of skiing. Walking up and down three flights of stairs in ski boots or at the end of the day can be almost impossible, especially for kids. We liked our view looking out towards the mountains, though. The kitchen could use some upgrading. Our stove top only had two working burners when we arrived, but we called maintenance and they were able to fix the other two burners within an hour or two of our call. The pans, cutlery, cups, dishes and toaster have all been well-loved. The toaster only toasted on one side. There are all the pans you might need, but they sit at an angle on the stove, so you have to move them around to cook well if you want to make a full dinner. The condo units all share a pool (heated to about 90) and two hot tubs, which were always packed after 4 pm. There seemed to be many college groups in the condos over Spring Break and so there was noise in some of the other units after 10 pm. We used the shared laundry, but had to walk over to other areas to find a set that was available at night. One other note was that we left between the kitchen and DR a box of our bags for getting our food to and from the condo and home. It contained some soft drinks and a bottle of wine, also. The cleaning staff who visited mid-week removed it and threw it out. If you bring boxes, bags or food items into your condo make sure they don't look like items to throw away. Overall, our condo was comfortable and in a great location for a ski week at Steamboat. We would stay here again.
Great location easy to walk to slopes, buses available to slopes & town
Clean quiet and roomy accommodations. Everything you need is in the condo. Very friendly and informative
Grocery store and restaurants close by .
Our family of four stayed at 310B very recently. The condo is on the 3rd floor, so be prepared for that. The furniture was comfortable and clean, the beds have tempurpedic style mattresses that were comfortable for tempurpedic, and the dishes were adequate for 4 people, though chipped. The linens were good quality and the condo is attractive overall. The TVs worked and the remote controls were programmed properly to control the cable box and TV. For some reason, the bedrooms didn't have access to the same channels that were in the family room. The inside is more attractive than the outside, which looks pretty dated. If the intent is to be close to the base area for skiing you might note that this unit is in Building B, which is at the back of the complex. As for recommended improvements....the thermostat for the fire place was broken and unusable, the master vanity drain and master bath drain began to back up quite quickly, the unit overall is pretty dimly lit even with all of the lights on, and the walls between units are pretty thin. We did not complain to maintenance about the drains or fireplace because we didn't want to deal with someone coming over. One thing that MUST be improved asap is the cooking gear. The utensils were in good shape and well appointed and we appreciated the crock pot. The pans, however, once had Teflon, but no longer do. The pans are super low quality...think dollar store and are so worn that the Teflon is literally missing in some areas and so warped that that the pans only touch the cooking surface in a few places. To owner: Please consider spending a few more dollars on some nice quality pans. The review may seem harsh, but overall the stay was good value for the location and condition of the unit.