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
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.
We stayed in a studio type room that we reserved through Retreatia. The room was perfect for our family of 4. The location of the facility can’t be beat. It’s about a 5 minute gondola ride to the mountain base using the onsite gondola, and there are numerous restaurants and stores within a 5 minute drive. The facilities are well maintained and clean. We enjoyed the pool and hot tubs as well. We will 100% stay here again.
Wanted to stay at the much pricier Steamboat Grand, but decided to stay here at 40 % less cost. Somewhat concerned about what we would find. Pleasantly surprised at the quality of the accommodations. Our studio room was quite comfortable, beautifully appointed (Privately owned), with superior amenities, such as the heated lap pool, the three hut tubs with mountain views, and the gym. Friendly and helpful front desk. A five star experience. Will return.
The facility is immaculate. Staff was excellent 24/7. Heated boot room was awesome surprise. The private gondola was perfect for our family getting to and from the main steamboat square ski area. Heated outdoor pool was enjoyed by the young ones. Will stay here again in future.