Trailhead Lodge by Steamboat Resorts
What We Love
- Great layout, with kitchen and living space separating bedrooms
- The rustic lodge feel is complemented by endless mountain views
- Three hot tubs for après-ski or -bike soaking
- All stays come with a welcome bottle of wine
What To Know
- A free shuttle or the lodge's private gondola take you to the mountain a few minutes away
- There's no restaurant on-site, but each condo is equipped with a full kitchen
- A 6.5 percent resort fee per stay will be collected at Jetsetter checkout
- READ MORE: Your 2016 Ski Guide
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
The dark wood furnishings and wood paneled floor add rustic charm to the Rocky Mountain backdrop and more traditional Colorado ranch decor. The layout is comfortable enough for a week’s stay, with a sprawling living area — think oversize stone fireplaces and comfy leather couches.
Bed and Bath
Choose between a studio (with a living area and a private balcony in some), and a one- or two-bedroom condo (which sleep up to four and six, respectively); each has a spacious living room with a sofabed and fireplace, a full kitchen, a washer/dryer in the unit and a private balcony. Each bedroom has a bathroom stocked with Aveda products, full bathtubs (and fantastic, separate rain showers in some) and cushy robes, making it easy to get up and out in the mornings.
An array of après-ski spots await like an outdoor firepit, a swimming pool and three hot tubs — plus a game room for the kids. Although there’s no restaurant or bar on-site, the open-plan living space is generous for a condo, with a full-size dining table, beautiful kitchen boasting shiny stainless appliances and a big island for gathering around with pre-dinner cocktails in hand.
In the Area
Steamboat’s fabulous terrain is just a few minutes away by shuttle or via the lodge’s private gondola. The mountain is known for its “champagne powder” and massive snowfall totals — it gets 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 the 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 with seasonal fare such as tenderloin with brandy-mushroom sauce, spring peas and spaetzle. Trailhead is about two miles from Steamboat Springs’ historic main street, Lincoln Avenue (which was built extra-wide back in the 1800s to accommodate cattle drives through town), and there you’ll find one of two hot springs resorts in town plus plenty of good restaurants. Try Mahogany Ridge Brewery for American fare, craft brews and live music. For breakfast don’t skip the eggs benedict and a giant cinnamon roll at local favorite Winona’s Restaurant & Bakery.
How to Get There
We stayed in room 3113, the room was extremely dark. Very little lightning and what lights they did have were very dim. No lights in the closet or the laundry area. The shower water temperature would never reach the correct temperature. No one ever cleaned the room, the trash and dirty towels just piled up. And you had to go outside to get from the rooms to the lobby. The only plus would be the gondola that went to the base of the mountain was directly outside. I would not recommend the TrailHead Lodge.
To be clear, the room and property are nice, and clean.
If I am paying close to 300 per night (hotwire secret rate too) for what is described as a 4 star hotel I would expect a 4 star hotel.
The rooms all have kitchenette spaces (no oven). So definitely shop if you want to save money. There are no sundries or food available on site. Free coffee/tea in lobby.
The room itself is beautiful. Pool, gym, and hot tub very nice as well.
There is no housekeeping service unless you book and pay at least 24 hours in advance. I think this is absurd for what the room cost was and what the description we were getting was.
There is a gondola at the door of the hotel, this is a big plus. There are a couple stores at the base village.
Steamboat runs shuttle service to town for free.
If your looking for a self maintained condo stay this is great, but dont be fooled into believing it is a 4 star hotel.
My husband and I stayed in unit 3108 for 5 nights and it was reserved through Wyndam Resorts website.In it's description it states it is mountain view which is NOT the case. In the description it should state daily housekeeping is not included unless you pay for it.There were plenty of towels and toiletries to last your stay and if you needed anything the staff does address it. I just think we should have known on the website or told at check in about the housekeeping policy.The staff was friendly and helpful.
The kitchen is small but well stocked with all utensils,dishes and pots and pans. Dishwasher too.Only a cooktop no oven. Microwave, toaster, coffee maker with filters, and tea kettle.Only spices were salt and pepper so if you want to do cooking plan accordingly. Laundry is in unit with detergent included. Very handy.
The property is clean and very well kept.Three hot tubs were just the right temp. and felt great after a day of skiing. Also an outdoor heated pool. Two robes were in unit and were very useful for walk to the hot tub. My husband used the gym and said is was sufficient for a hotel facility. We did not use the game room, but it looked nice and never seemed crowded. The Wildhorse gondola is just steps away from the property and drops you right in Gondola Square near to Steamboat Gondola. No need to ride a shuttle to the slopes. There also is a free shuttle service that will take you wherever you want to go. We only used it once to take us into town(about 2.5 miles). You only need to call and let them know where you want to go. We did tip the driver. We walked back to Trailhead from town and with about 3.5 feet of snow on the ground they did have sidewalks plowed the entire way, so no worries about walking along the road. Great to know if you want to do walking. Grocery store, Walmart and several restaurants were about .5 -.8 mile away. We walked there daily. Overall a great location and we would definitely return. We did not have a car but there is a garage and ski storage in the garage with a heated boot room too.
We rented through VRBO for a long weekend in Steamboat. The condo was beautiful. Very comfortable beds and linens, warm fireplace to help dry out equipment. The only thing I would have preferred would be a bigger refrigerator. We ended up using the porch as a fridge. I especially liked all the coat hangers everywhere for all the gear. It helped to keep the area neat and dry. It’s the small details like that that would bring me back. The outdoor pool was heated. It was still too cold for my taste but my son loved it. There are actually 3 smaller hot tubs instead of one ginormous one which is also nice for relaxing. Less creepy for sure. The location is perfect for access the ski area via the Wildhorse gondola. It is literally steps away from where you store your skis.
We rented a condo through Tripadvisor that was handled by Retreatia. FIrst, Tripadvisor has been working diligently trying to fix a wrong.
We had a maintenance issue with water pressure from check in. Apparently the cleaning crew never reported low pressure and no water in one sink. The issue escalated daily to where our toilets had to be flushed 6X and we hoped that would work. Retreatia kept trying to pass the buck to Trailhead maintenance. Retreatia was our point of contact. They did not return calls after the first one on day one. They finally showed up on our last day and it was an easy fix.
They are extremely unprofessional and I will never rent through them again!
I am sorry Trailhead because you did try to help. But this was the only way to review Retreatia.