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
I spent 1 night/2 days with my kids there during Labor day weekend. The hotel is well maintained, beds are very comfortable. We had a room with a bed and a pull out sofa. I was worried my daughter would not like the sofa as she's very picky but she actually loved it. The mattress and the size were great and would easily fit an adult (or 2). There was a kitchen in the room, even though we didn't use it. Seemed like all the necessary dishes/equipment was there to cook a meal. Pool and jacuzzi were clean. The hotel is close to downtown and hot springs and really anywhere else you may want to go. It was very busy, lots of kids. My only complaint is the parking lot. I have an SUV and had a very hard time parking it. Spaces are very tight. I over paid a bit for the hotel as I reserved it the day before so reserve it in advance as the prices are a bit outrageous if it's a last minute reservation. I would go to this hotel again if the price was lower and would think twice about parking.
We spent three nights here on a family getaway and we can't say enough good about it! The entire family kept taking about how we're definitely coming back soon. So clean, spacious, quiet, and very well maintained with a modern mountain decor theme. We shared a three bedroom unit and all three bedrooms each their own lovely bathroom and shared a large gathering room with a well equipped kitchen. The best part about it were the whole wall of floor-to-ceiling glass doors which retracted to open the entire gathering space to the deck! The WiFi was top notch, if you needed to connect up. Perfect location at the base of the ski area. And if you need to soak, there are three spas clustered amongst mountain-esque landscaping and a gas firepit near the pool. You'll love it here!
First time here and we were really impressed. The rooms are very clean and have upgraded finishes, nice linens, comfortable sofas, great decks, abundant closet space, and a great little kitchenette. Very, very quiet even on a Labor Day weekend. Friendly front desk staff. The pool is slightly heated and very comfortable and the hot tubs are great (3). Grills there if you need them. Awesome workout gym and locker room. This place has it all.
Brick, the pizza place across the street, burned a few months ago and has not re-opened so there are no places to eat within walking distance.
Stayed for two nights during the 2018 Ride the Rockies event. What a great spot. Stayed with a buddy, we each had our own rooms with a HUGE living/dining room plus a sweet kitchen. Accommodations were comfortable, convenient, and a great value for the money. We also loved the pool area, and spent lots of time soaking our exhausted muscles in the hot tubs.
We are sadly checking out this AM but had a wonderful mini spring break with our kids 13&12 here this week. We will be back. We stayed in unit 2120 Tues - Fri. It gave all of us plenty of space with the two King Bedrooms. I rented it thru Bookings.com only last week since we had friends who stayed here 2 yrs ago we wanted to try it out. We all enjoyed the gondola access on property. Our children had family friends here this week too. The gondola allowed all to ski as much as they wanted but return to the condo whenever for lunch, a break or just to escape to the hot tub as I did WED afternoon when it was snowing and windy. The kids enjoyed the game room one evening. We used the Kitchen quite a bit in our unit for hearty breakfasts before hitting the slopes and apres ski drinks, appetizers. We did not use the shuttle to town but thought it was a nice amenity. The weather was incredible for late March we had the best snow we have had this season, a little wind but really great skiing.