Travel Blogs from Steamboat Springs
... items for Sally (jacket and a scarf) at the Bucking Rainbow.
Took the drive to Fish Creek Falls and did a short walk to a great view. There was a path leading down to the bottom of the falls but using good sense we passed and just enjoyed the view from topside. A lot of water was flowing over the falls. Very lovely spot right in town. We then drove around the Steamboat area and saw many huge homes- some for sale but we're not interested. Sally saw more ...
... at a wee town called Marybel for fuel and lunch in a typical diner - cheap meals and big quantities.
We had a lovely 2 bedroom apartment with a sofa bed for the 5 of us to share in Steamboat Springs - what a lovely town and obviously the ski-ing mecca for the area.
We found that there was a free shuttle into town, so used this to get around. He also bought two limited addition prints tonight, when we were walking around the town - one of the wolf, face on and ...
... some beautiful rainbow trouts for dinner. Ray marinaded them and grilled them for dinner. We ate down in the courtyard of the Kutuk Condo complex where we are staying. We had a great view of the ski area and the Yampa Valley and we all really enjoyed our dinner. Me especially because someone else cooked. What a treat. Thank you Ray.
We had a little soak in the hot tub after dinner and then off to bed. Another fabulous day on Holiday!
... mountain. It took us nearly an hour to reach the top. All I can say is WOW!! I hope the pictures do it justice. We also went the extra 50 yards to see the "Spouting Rock." Totally worth it.
After our hike we had a little picnic lunch and drove to Steamboat Springs for the night. We didn't really have time to do much there. We mostly just wanted to break up ...
... continued through most of the night but had stopped by morning.
6/13 Sunday: Everything is soggy this morning. The temperature dipped down into the 40s last night and it was pretty brisk when we got up. We wanted to get some pictures of the Steamboat Barn and since the sun was out we loaded up the 4Runner and headed into town. After stopping at Starbucks we headed down the street to where the famous barn is and took several, ok lots, of pictures. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews EagleRidge Lodge Steamboat Springs
Die Lodge ist sehr bequem und bietet einen freundlichen Service
Wir hatten ein 2-Schlafzimmer Appartement in der Lodge mit ausreichend Platz. Es hätten leicht 6 Leute bequem hier übernachten können und 8, wenn man das Sofa im Wohnzimmer ausgezogen hätte. Alles war sehr bequem, die Betten waren toll und die Küche war gut ausgestattet. Alle Angestellten waren wunderbar, inkl. der Fahrer des Shuttlebusses. Auch wenn die Appartements ganz in der Nähe der Gondola sind, muss man die Skier nicht die ganze Strecke schleppen. Der Shuttlebus macht alle 10 Minuten einen Abstecher zu den Appartements, was sehr bequem ist. Das beheizte Schwimmbad, das Jacuzzibecken und das Fitnesscenter waren angenehm, jedoch nichts Außergewöhnliches. Wir haben keine der Wellness-Anwendungen in Anspruch genommen und können daher nichts dazu sagen.
The Lodge is very comfortable with friendly service
We had a 2 bedroom unit in the Lodge, plenty of room. This particular unit could have slept 6 extremely comfortably, and 8 if you don't mind pulling out the living room sofa. Everything was very comfortable, beds were great, and kitchen was well-equipped. All the staff were great - including the shuttle bus drivers. Although the unit is close to the gondola, there is no reason to get tired carrying your skis for 250 yards. The shuttle makes a loop every 10 minutes, so it is very convenient. The heated pool, hot tub, and fitness center were nice, but very standard. We didn't take advantage of any of the spa services, so cannot comment on that.
Il Lodge è molto confortevole e con servizio cortese
Avevamo un appartamento molto spazioso con due camere al Lodge. Questo appartamento, in particolare, sarebbe stato grande abbastanza per sei persone (comodamente), o per otto persone usando anche il divano-letto del soggiorno. Tutto era molto confortevole, i letti erano ottimi e la cucina era ben attrezzata. Tutto il personale era ottimo, compresi gli autisti della navetta. Anche se l'appartamento è vicino alla funivia, non c'è motivo di affaticarsi facendo 250 metri a piedi con gli sci sulle spalle. La navetta percorre un anello ogni dieci minuti, quindi è molto pratica. La piscina riscaldata, l'idromassaggio e la palestra erano belli ma molto nella norma. Non abbiamo usato il centro benessere quindi non abbiamo commenti al riguardo.
Eagle Ridge Lodge
Motivated to write a brief review of Eagle Ridge Lodge/Townhomes since I spent so much time prior to our trip checking out various Steamboat lodging options. Feb. 9-13 trip, 4 adults and 2 kids, 9 yr old, 11 yr old. Overall experience was top notch! We rented one of the two bedroom units overlooking the pool, sufficient space for all. Hot tub and pool great. Distance from gondola just perfect, less than a 5 minute shuttle ride. Shuttle service outstanding, no need to rent a car. All and all, excellent value and terrific location, would definitely plan on another visit.
Beats the Big Hotels by a Mile!
Feb 2006--Went for a conference at the Steamboat Grand. Grand has so-so reviews so opted for a studio at Eagle Ridge. We had a great time, and we're really glad we chose Eagle Ridge. Two minor negatives:
The studio (#313 I believe) view was into the portico. However, being winter, we were hardly ever in our room except after dark, so there wasn't much to see. Also, could have used more closet and drawer space. There were actually 3 empty drawers in the kitchen, so we made do nicely enough.
The room was spacious for a studio and very well appointed. Spotless, too. Complimentary bottle of wine was a nice touch. The staff is extremely helpful, polite, and knowledgeable. The shuttles were fantastic--getting to/from the gondola was very easy (a two-minute ride, but you don't want to walk it with skis). The ski lockers are right by the hotel entrance where the shuttle meets you. The driver hops out and helps you with your skis, etc. They even have coffee inside and outside for you (not that you'll have time to drink it; the shuttles are so frequent!). The pool is well maintained (a bit cool for some), and the fitness center is well-equipped. When I'm back at Steamboat, I'll definitely stay at Eagle Ridge again (though I'll probably pop for the 1 bdrm).
3rd year in a row - great stay
For the third year in a row, we stayed at Eagleridge and loved it. When we got in late this year, the unit we were given was a different one than in previous years. Our wives really wanted one of our old units, so the staff helped us find one as we were checking in, making the change on the fly. Great customer service, and a new wine-and-cheese event on fridays (another huge hit with the ladies). Views were outstanding, short walk to the gondola/The Market/Slopeside Grill, hot tub inviting, and unit was excellent. We even opted to stay in one night and cook, just to take full advantage of the room! We have been fortunate to have visited alot of lodges in our short time on this planet, and have to say that this is one of our favorites. Highly recommended!
Wonderful Group Vacation
We could not have asked for a better long weekend ski vacation in Steamboat. Having never been there before, I was a bit timid about making lodging accommodations for a group of 7 adults and 2 children. We could not have been more pleased with Eagle Ridge. We stayed in a 4 bedroom/3.5 bath townhouse - the top floor had 2 bedrooms each with their own bathroom and flat screen tvs, the main floor had a half bath, with the kitchen and living room area, and the bottom floor had two bedrooms with a separate full bathroom and little play area with a TV.
The kitchen was top of the line complete with everything we needed to cook breakfast and dinner. The view out the balcony was wonderful. Wished we had a grill, but did just fine without one.
There was no need to rent a car. We took Alpine taxi to and from the airport and used the various transportation options to get around town and around the ski village. The Eagle Ridge shuttle was wonderful - we just called it came right to our door and took us anywhere we wanted to go around the village. The downtown shuttle is on an hourly schedule and makes stops at the city market center (grocery store, walmart, liquor store) and then into town. We actually took the Steamboat city bus back from town one night which was easy to use as well.
We rented our skis and boots from Terry's Sports - its right by Slope Side restaurant and they let you store your skis and poles overnight so you don't have to lug them around.
One thing to note, although the description says 250 yards to the gondola, it's definitely not a straight shot. We took the shuttle there and back each time and I wouldn't go there expecting to walk back and forth from the ski area to the house.
We would definitely go back and stay at Eagle Ridge again!
Eagle Ridge Lodge Great
Just stayed here for a week at Christmas with our teens in the lodge and had a great time. Very nice western decor, new, and convenient. We had a 2br+den,nice kitchen,w&d,fp,and deck facing the mountain. Private shuttle to the slopes excellent. Just once an hour into town though. Pool and spa seemed to be in use all the time - lots of kids in particular; nice workout facilities, though the steam room never worked. Would definitely stay there again. Great, friendly lodge staff as well. It was just as featured.
Best place we've ever stayed!
Wow! We've stayed a lot of places and nothing compares to Eagleridge. We came in the summer for a baseball tournament our 10-year old son was involved in. It happened to be the hottest week (ever?) on record for Steamboat, and even without AC the condo stayed cool enough day and night with the ceiling fans and floor fans. We slept with our windows open and watched distant thunder storms. It was very relaxing!
The 2-bedroom condo was decorated impeccably and everything seemed new. There were LOTS of hooks and cubbies which made it easy to stay organized. We had a top floor which overlooked the ski slopes. It would be fun to come in the winter to take advantage of the fireplace, etc.
The BEST part was having a washer/dryer IN the unit!
We had one issue, one night, with the resort not enforcing the pool curfew, since we had an early start for the next day, and there was no one to call for help. But, the next day I called the front desk and they were very accommodating and we did not have another problem with that for the rest of the week.
Steamboat is beautiful in the summer. Our favorite activities were, floating down the Yampa River and climbing Fish Creek Falls. Wish we could have done both activities, one more time.
We have 3 boys (13, 13, 10), and all 3 had plenty of room to spread out. By the way, my youngest son must have been well-rested in his VERY comfy bedroom, because he went 9 for 13 at the plate that week! :-)
Slopeside Grill was, by far, the best restaurant we visited.
If we can ever return to Steamboat we would ONLY stay at the Eagleridge Lodge!
Couldn't have asked for more in Steamboat Springs
Just returned from a weeklong vacation in Steamboat Springs. Eagle Ridge was better than expected. Condo accomodations and furnishings were excellent and very luxurious, service was exceptional (especially the very helpful drivers and front desk staff), location was great although it didn't matter as the personal shuttle and drivers would cheerfully take you anywhere, and most everything needed was thought of. Loved the round the clock coffee, gym, Internet computer in lobby, heated pool and hottub (pool could've been a little warmer for my taste but was fine for others in my party and only drawback was one hottub, which did get crowded in the evenings), shuttle service, ski lockers (great to not have to lug skis to the condo) and views from our condo unit. This is not a huge resort property - but is small and intimate and the staff gets to know you. Great for families as well as couples.
Highly recommended from a very picky traveler. Would definitely stay here again.