The Best Vacation Rentals to Book in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Steamboat Springs is lovely year-round, but it sparkles in winter
Steamboat Springs is lovely year-round, but it sparkles in winter | Courtesy of Ironwood 9 / Expedia
Nick Dauk

If you’re searching for a place in the mountains to get away from it all, Steamboat Springs is your destination, complete with hot springs and cold slopes. This ski resort town in Yampa Valley, Colorado, offers year-round fun, though many will admit that the snowy season is the perfect time to take advantage of the hot tubs and saunas found within many vacation rentals in Steamboat Springs. Decide for yourself when you spend the weekend in these vacation homes – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Quail Run 3393, for low-key luxury


The cozy and rustic living room at Quail Run 3393
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No matter if it’s snowy or sunny, this townhome lets you embrace the season in the heart of Steamboat Mountain Village. Only a mile (1.6km) to the Steamboat Ski Resort and footsteps from a playground, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom vacation rental in Steamboat Springs is ideal for families of any size. The shared hot tub and fully equipped chef’s kitchen give it a twist of luxury, while the board games around the fireplace keep the vibe down to earth and homey.

2. Moraine 30, for a warming welcome


A rustic bedroom with a balcony at Moraine 30
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The private sauna in this tri-level townhome makes it one of the most sought-after vacation rentals in Steamboat Springs. And the sauna isn’t the only spot that gets hot and steamy – the primary bedroom has a fireplace and an ensuite bath with a jetted tub. With the slopes a short walk away, you can already imagine how spectacular it must be to run from the flurries outside into a cozy place to call your own.

3. Ironwood 9, for driving you wild


The spacious primary bedroom with a fireplace at Ironwood 9
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Of all of the vacation rentals in Steamboat Springs to choose from, you won’t be surprised to find out your golf-loving partner has picked the Ironwood 9, which just so happens to be 3mi (5km) from the Haymaker Golf Course. Thankfully, this decision won’t leave you in the rough. Vaulted ceilings and hardwood floors sandwich the relaxing river rock gas fireplace in the living room. This abode does have water hazards, though, in the form of a jacuzzi tub inside and two hot tubs outside.

4. Overlook Chalet, for three floors to adore


The nature-inspired exterior, complete with a hot tub, of the Overlook Chalet
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It’s hard to say which of the three levels in this vacation home is the best. The hot tub is on the lower level, and there’s no doubt you’ll be spending many hours relaxing among the bubbles. The main floor has the fireplace, though, and it’s the best spot to enjoy a meal prepared in the gourmet kitchen. Alas, it’s the spa-like bathroom on the top floor that’ll be the site for your bedtime rituals. Thankfully, a private elevator makes it effortless to enjoy all three equally.

5. Alpenhaus Lodge, for cabin cuteness


The game corner at the Alpenhaus Lodge, with views of the snow-covered landscape
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As you stomp through the snow on a 20-minute walk from the slopes, this wooden lodge will look like the ultimate cabin hideaway. Shed those frosted threads and slip into the hot tub, where you’ll soak in views of Emerald Mountain and the Yampa Valley below. With a fire crackling inside, dry off and curl up with a cup of cocoa. There are five bedrooms in this vacation rental, meaning everyone in your large group will have a place to warm up in their preferred manner.

6. Alpen Retreat, for spreading out in style


A homey bedroom with silhouettes of animals at the Alpen Retreat
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Fair warning: once you enter this 4,500sqft (418sqm) vacation home, you’ll never want to leave. Six bedrooms and six bathrooms welcome you to share these mountain views with those you care for most. The huge deck is an exceptional viewing area, exposed to the elements so that you can breathe in the fresh mountain air and be only footsteps from the many glowing fireplaces inside. Let the kids rule the roost in the rec room; the complimentary winter shuttle will take the adults over to the slopes.

7. Cascades Hood 1, for grilling and chilling


The cozy living room with overstuffed sofas at the Cascades Hood 1
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There are two types of people: those who love grilling outdoors come snow or shine and those who prefer to watch their dinner being prepared from the comfort of a bubbling hot tub. This vacation rental allows you to be both. There’s much more fun inside the house, particularly in the large living room where good wine and better conversation are commonplace. Once the burgers are done – and the vino has vanished – the ski resort is only an eight-minute walk away.

8. Chateau Belle, for big gang gatherings


The rustic open-plan living, dining and kitchen area at Chateau Belle
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The luxurious Chateau Belle was built for family reunions and grand celebrations. It sleeps a whopping 16 people, so you have plenty of space for your kids, cousins and even your grandpa with his yellow snow jokes. While he’s hanging around the wet bar, you’ll likely be inhaling the cool mountain air and a warm cup of coffee on the balcony. As for the kids, they’ll be on your heels asking to go to Amaze’n Steamboat Family Fun Park, only three minutes away.

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