Steamboat Real Estate Blog

Being as passionate about Steamboat as we are - we love everything about this great town!  We have found that even some of the more general background information does a great job at painting a picture of some of the aspects of the small, amazing town we live in.  Stay tuned for more anecdotes on daily life here, but wanted to post some of the background info about Steamboat Springs!

Name - There is no Steamboat in Steamboat Springs. The town got it’s name from the “chug chug” sound that the hot springs made.

NickName - “Ski Town, U.S.A.”, “The Boat.” Famous for Champagne Powder®, Tree Skiing and home to more Olympians than any other town in the U.S.

Elevation - Base 6,900 ft. Summit of Mt. Werner is 10,568 ft. Lower than other mtn. towns = more

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Continuing to highlight different developments in Steamboat Springs each week, this week we focus on Fish Creek Falls area.  Gaining elevation as you leave downtown, the Fish Creek area climbs just above Steamboat. This slight increase in elevation still allows you to be close to the downtown area of Steamboat, but high up to have beautiful views of the surrounding areas.  A perfect balance for those looking to live close to downtown, but don’t want to sacrifice the views of the Yampa Valley!

Our Top 3 Favorite Things about the Fish Creek Falls Area

1. Location to downtown - with views to the mountain and toward downtown depending on where you live, this area is a great way to balance the views you want without sacrificing location to downtown!
2. An amazing

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As many of you know Steamboat Springs recently adopted the Bike Town USA name - and with good reason. The two wheeled adventures in this area of Northwest Colorado are endless. Between the epic single track trails of Emerald Mountain to the amazing Road rides out Twenty-Mile road, you could spend the summer and never hit the same trail.

Have you ever seen the back side of Sleeping Giant or ridden over Dunkley Pass on a road bike? Recently there has been a new movement in the bike industry focusing of gravel road bike. Wait? What?, riding your road bike on gravel? 

  

Routt County is blessed with hundreds of miles of gravel roads. By mid-summer many of these roads get packed hard enough to be enjoyed on a road bike. Leaving from downtown Steamboat

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How are you planning to pay for your new place? If you’re in the early stages of your home search, you may not have thought seriously about shopping for a mortgage, but knowing your numbers is a critical part of your search.

In Steamboat we recommend finding someone local because we have found that a large portion of the time (99% for condos) say they are able to secure financing and only find out they are unable to do so until the last week.  As the market continues to improve this is a large problem for buyers.  Call us for more examples.

1. They understand the unique loan programs and sometimes insurance that we need for properties here

2. They can anticipate issues that will otherwise derail your purchase just before your loan approval or even closing.

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We want to begin a series where we highlight areas and developments around town. One of the great things about Steamboat is the developments and areas around town The Sanctuary is, as its name implies, is a premier neighborhood located between town and the mountain.

Our Top 5 Favorite Things About the Sanctuary

1. Homes range in size from 3,000 sq feet to 10,000 sq feet - each located in a private spent among the trees or lining the golf course fairways.
2. You are located literally between downtown and the mountain
3. Golf 18 holes on a Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Championship Golf Course in the summer and cross country ski miles of trails right out your front door.
4. The Sanctuary is home to one of the best trail systems within a development in

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1. Mahogany Ridge - A Steamboat microbrewery - open for the past 14 years Mahogany Ridge provides a relaxing but upscale atmosphere - perfect for families or date night!  Their happy hour is from 4 to 5:30pm daily: Half-price drinks, $1 tapas; late night happy hour 10 to midnight daily: Half-price appetizers, $1 off beers, $5 double tall well drinks.

2. Salt and Lime - A newer restaurant in Steamboat, Salt and Lime is a self described 'upbeat Mexican hangout ...serving classic eats with beer, cocktails & tequila.’ Oh and did we mention?  They have a great rooftop, perfect for enjoying your favorite meals and drinks, anytime of the day or evening.  Their happy hour is from 3:30-5:30 and features $4 drafts, $4 margaritas and $3 tacos.

3. We might be a bit

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Steamboat Springs Summer Camps Guide - 2017

It’s springtime in the Rockies; that time of year when both winter and summer clothes are necessary in the closets, and we put away our sleds and skis to make way for the bikes and boats. It’s also that time of year when parents scramble to sort out summer camps and activities for their children. To help navigate the numerous youth camps and childcare options in Steamboat Springs, CO, we have compiled a Guide to Summer Camps in Steamboat Springs.

This list of camps and organizations was compiled and organized by Dianne Bertini, a broker with The Steamboat Group and mother of two adventurous kids.  If you have any questions please feel free to send her an email at Dianne@TheSteamboatGroup.com

Full Day &

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Views extending from Flattops, Emerald Mountain and Sleeping Giant.

Combine amazing views with a spacious floor plan in a central location and you have the perfect mountain retreat. Located high above the valley floor, this town home was remodeled in 2016 with a new master bathroom including granite countertops and a great shower plus new carpet & painted walls. The open floor plan is perfect for entertaining with a great room, big views and a spacious deck. The vaulted ceilings let in tons of natural light. The private master bedroom is located on the top level with a newly remodeled bathroom and a walk in closet. On the lower level there is a large family room that opens out to the patio and two bedrooms plus a bunk room. You will find

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Enjoy endless sunsets without ever leaving your front door.

Please plan a visit during our Community Open House:  Saturday, February 4th, from 1:00-3:00.

368 Old Fish Creek Falls is the perfect opportunity to live in downtown Steamboat at a great price.

Take advantage of one of the best townhomes in downtown Steamboat. You’ll never want to miss a sunset from spectacular vantage point over looking Downtown, Howelsen Hill and Sleeping Giant. Within minutes you can be soaking in the Old Town Hot Springs, fly-fishing the Yampa or riding the Core Trail. This well designed floor plan allows for plenty of privacy, while the family room with it’s cathedral ceilings and large window bring the entire home together. The upstairs bedroom has a

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Low maintenance and wonderful location.

Residing in one of Steamboat's friendly neighborhoods, 1309 Robert E Lee is a perfect combination of low maintenance and convent mountain living. With make new upgrades, including new wood plank flooring the great room and new kitchen tile, you'll send more time playing and less time fixing. Located adjacent to Rolling Stone Golf Course, which doubles as a Nordic Center in the winter time, this 3 plus bedroom, 2½ bath home is minutes from the ski area, Central Park Plaza and Downtown.

No HOA's put you ahead of townhome living but it offers similar convenience.

With limited inventory in this price range, this home is a tremendous opportunity to enjoy a single home on the Mountain.

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