Imagine spending the holidays cozied up in a beautiful vacation home nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, watching the snow fall outside as you get into the seasonal cheer. When you spend the holidays in Steamboat Springs, you get all that and more! Besides creating the perfect seasonal vibe in a mountain home with rustic fireplaces and alpine décor, there’s plenty of holiday activities, amazing local dining, and abundant outdoor recreation. Steamboat Springs has everything you need for the perfect escape for Colorado holidays!

Explore a True Winter Wonderland

There’s nothing better than a Thanksgiving or Christmas ski trip, and you can spend the morning hitting the slopes at Steamboat Resort, and the afternoon with family over a delicious meal. This time of year, you’ll find nearly endless options for seasonal recreation, and other options include cross-country skiing or ice-skating at the Howelsen Ice Complex. For some real seasonal spirit, take a sleigh ride through the Colorado backcountry. At Four Points Lodge you can find Snowcat sleigh rides with dinner packages, and at Saddleback Ranch you can experience a traditional horse-drawn sleigh ride through the snowy woods.

Holiday Feasts at Over 6,000 Feet

You can always have an intimate holiday dinner at your vacation home, but if you wish to dine out on the holidays, Steamboat Springs offers a generous number of options. For a special treat, dine with Hazie’s for the holidays, and you’ll get to enjoy wonderfully scenic gondola ride up to the restaurant, which offers fantastic views of the Yampa Valley and multi-course holiday meals. At Aurum Food and Wine, you can have a traditional Thanksgiving feast at incredibly reasonable prices, and several restaurants downtown remain open for the holidays as well.

Festive Holiday Celebrations in the Heart of the Rockies

Steamboat Springs boasts a wide variety of events during Colorado holidays to partake in that will be sure to get you into the seasonal spirit! The Steamboat Springs Holiday Festival is held in Gondola Square at the base of the Steamboat Mountain Village and offers free holiday treats, cookie decorating, live music, a torchlight parade, and fireworks! You can even ski after the event if you wish! Other activities during the month include Visits with Santa in downtown and holiday concerts from the Strings Music Pavilion. If you’re lucky enough to be spending New Year’s in the Rockies, there’s another torchlight parade on New Year’s Eve in Gondola Square, as well as a big celebration at Steamboat Springs Ski Resort.

Steamboat Springs—The Ultimate Destination for Colorado Holidays

With rugged mountains blanketed in snow and a cozy holiday atmosphere, there’s truly not a better place for a holiday getaway! Contact us today and we’ll help you find the vacation home for the holiday escape you’ve always wanted!