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
We stayed in B201. Loved this Condo. Nicely updated. The staff is great, and really enjoyed the base area of the Ski Resort. The pool was recently updated, and there are several hottubs on the property...
Rented a condo for 4 days for three of our family's annual gathering. Pros - ample parking, pool for the kids, close to the free steamboat bus. Cons - none of the units have air conditioning, most of the mountain view is blocked by the newer property built directly in front of it, a little noisy with neighbors above and below.
I rarely do a review but in this case, it needs to be done to warn others not to stay in unit E102 at The Lodge at Steamboat. It literally has not been updated since about 1980's, including the furniture, fixtures, and carpet. We weren't expecting or needing fancy or completely updated; we were going to be on the mountain most of our time there. But this was beyond that. The carpet was buckled up in several places. The comforter in master bedroom was disgusting; smelled and had multiple holes. The shower barely drained, so you stood in dirty water the whole time. The shower "curtain" was a cheap dirty liner that was ripped and way too long. That would literally be like $5 to replace to at least make it cleaner looking, and like someone cared about the place. The plaster/drywall in one corner of bathroom is crumbling. You can barely get in/out of the bathroom if you try to close the door, it is so small.
Positives for this property - The shuttle service to/from town was great, and the proximity to the mountain was also good. Overall, our trip was a great experience, but The Lodge at Steamboat should be embarrassed to have a unit that is so dirty and ill-maintained.