Like any good old-fashioned American town, Main Street has always been the center of exciting activity—from bustling shops to charming diners to quaint brick and wood-paneled business fronts. Steamboat Springs is no different and embodies an idyllic vision of a picturesque mountain town, complete with views of the towering Rockies in the not-so-far distance. Downtown you’ll find art galleries, fantastic local eateries, boutique stores, sweet treats, and a variety of professional services. When you’re feeling like taking a break from hiking, hitting the slopes, or relaxing at your vacation rental, come explore the vibrant excitement of Main Street Steamboat!
A Historic Main Street Steamboat Community with Modern Flair
When Steamboat Springs was founded in at the turn of the 19th century, the main street area served as the lifeblood for the community of the town. Besides being a place to visit the drugstore or market, it also provided an important social environment for residents in down. The old railroad used to run through the area to drop off visitors from near and afar to delight in the hot springs and to explore the untamed wilderness. Many of the buildings standing are well preserved and have historical significance, such as the Tread of Pioneers Museum, which dates back to the early 1900’s, and the F.M. Light & Sons building from the same time period. It began as a retail store showcasing Western wear, like cowboy hats, leather boots and saddles, and the store is still open today and owned by the original owners’ descendants.
Beside getting your historic fix, there’s so many outstanding local restaurants, ranging from tacos to Italian food to Pacific-Rim specialties like dumplings and Pad Thai. Visit The Tap House or Mountain Top Brewery if you’re craving a local, ice-cold Colorado brew. If you’re searching for a place to satisfy your sweet tooth, like Powder Day Donuts or the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. For a treat for the kids, visit Fuzziwig’s Candy Emporium! You’ll also find plenty of cute clothing stores, massage studios, art galleries, salons, and coffee shops.
There’s a variety of events that occur downtown , such as guided walking tours, summer music festivals, and a winter carnival. Every year, typically June-September, you can visit a farmer’s market on Saturdays, and take home some delicious ingredients to cook up in your vacation home! You can select from fresh vegetables and meats, freshly baked bread and pies, and homemade jams and syrups. It’s also an excellent place to pick up a handmade gift, as many of our local artists have booths at the farmer’s market! Whatever the season, there’s always something to do in downtown Steamboat Springs.
Resort Lodging Company—Your Gateway to the Splendor of the Rockies
From vast homes to cozy townhomes and condos, you’ll find our rentals are high-quality and that we offer quite a few luxury rentals with an alpine aesthetic, excellent for setting the mood for your Rocky Mountain vacation. Whatever the season, we have something that you’ll love! Browse our properties online and contact us today!