All Blog Entries by Libby Lukens

Found 24 blog entries published by Libby Lukens.

Steamboat is about to start looking a bit more cowboy.

Photo Courtesy of Shannon Lukens

Every summer locals and tourists alike gather at the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeos. Here are some tips and tricks to have the best time while you’re there.

  1. Wearing warm clothes is a must , as sometimes those metal bleachers get cold! I recommend dressing in layers and also bringing either a cowboy hat or sunglasses to block the sun. You never know what the weather will be in Steamboat, but the rodeo continues on in either rain or shine!

  1. Get there early and leave late, and go exploring around that area during your free time! Howelsen Hill is a famous Steamboat landmark as dozens of winter Olympians have trained there. Not to mention that if you take a short hike to the top

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Recent increase in revenue from Lodging Tax indicates thriving Rental Market in Routt County

Recent numbers released by the City of Steamboat Springs show a substantial increase in revenue from the Lodging and Amenities Tax, exhibiting a thriving rental market in Steamboat.

From November 2018 to March 2019, tax revenue from the lodging and amenities tax increased by $600,000 citywide. From this increase, it can be deduced that the rental market in Steamboat is doing considerably well.

It seems like now is the time for rentals in Steamboat!

To learn more, enquire at rental agencies such as Mountain Resorts, Steamboat Resorts, Simply Steamboat, or TurnKey.

For the full report click here.

 

 

 

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Father’s Day is this weekend, and there is no better way to celebrate than in Steamboat. Sporty Steamboat dads like nothing better than getting outside for a sport or two with their family for Father's Day.  We’ve compiled a list of our favorite things to do and Father’s Day gifts to help celebrate.

  • Outdoors
    • Take dad on a bike ride. Steamboat's amazing mountain bike trails, gravel rides, and road routes never get old. 
    • A few of us are riding in the Moots Ranch Rally on Saturday.
    • Gift him a bike from Steamboat Ski and Bike Kare
    • Hike up Emerald Mountain
    • Go rock climbing at the L.C.A. Climbing Gym
    • Give a lift ticket for Christy Peak Express, regular weekly hours begin this weekend
  • Food
    • Breakfast at Winona's
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Summertime is upon us, which means that soon locals will be heading over to BAP for a shopping spree or pulling out their camping gear from storage. Looking for the best camping spots in Steamboat? This list is for you!

If you want to be close to town

Steamboat Springs KOA

A ten minute car drive away from town, these sites offer options for those staying in tents or anyone wanting to “glamp” it up and sleep in a cabin. As it’s close to town you’ll be able to enjoy Steamboat’s amenities but also be able to feel like you are camping in Colorado’s wilderness.

If you want to go north

North Routt has several great camping spots with lots of outdoor activities to enjoy. You could camp at Steamboat Lake or Pearl Lake, and enjoy swimming,

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....By our dogs

Here are our in-office pooches. Stop in sometime to meet them!

Chispa, 5 years old, Rescue, known as the Mama Bear of the office

“Snuggling is her favorite. She also loves long walks on the trail.” -Dianne Bertini

 

Ziggy, 1 year old, Rescue, known as the Unofficial office favorite

“He just wants to say hello!” -Alex Pond



Murphy, 17 years old, Border Collie Australian Shepherd mix, Rescue, (Writer's note: I was three when Murphy was born. By dog years he is about 90 years old now, and still in his prime!)

“He’s obsessed with me. I adopted him when he was 10, and he has bit me no less than 5 times.” -Derek Hodson

 

Hamilton (Left), French Bulldog and Angus (Right), English Bulldog,

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Steamboat summers are always filled with fun events that everyone can enjoy. Once May ends, the town launches full force into fun event mode, with great Happy Hours and great things to do outside of the normal hiking, biking, and fishing that you do in Steamboat in June. Here’s a compiled list of some of these events that you can go out to enjoy!

June 1: Yampa Valley River Festival

The Yampa Valley River Festival is a Kayak and Rafting competition held at the Bud Werner Memorial Library to commemorate the wildness of the Yampa River.

June 2: Steamboat Marathon

For more information about the Steamboat Marathon, click here.

June 4: Token Tuesdays at Mountain Tap start for June!

Mountain Tap is a Steamboat Group favorite as it is right

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Looks like one of the craziest times of the year is coming up —  Sunday will be the Steamboat Marathon!

For those of you who haven’t experienced the marathon yet, on June 2nd Steamboat will shutdown its mainstreet from 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. to allow for runners to participate in either the 10K, Half Marathon, or Full Marathon. This race is pretty famous in the running community, having been cited as one of the top 9 destination half-marathons in Runner’s World, and being a locally-recognized turning point from spring to summer in Steamboat.

Registration for the race ends at 5 p.m., Saturday, June 1. Even if you aren’t competing, come down to cheer on the racers and enjoy the community event!

Speaking from experience, I participated in the 10k

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Yesterday our staff participated in the United Way Day of Caring. At Routt County LiftUp we cleaned the store, shelves, and windows, and sorted through donations.

 

As a part of our team's goal to "Keep Steamboat Special," we often donate our time to assist in projects around town. Most recently we have painted the "kitty land" of the Routt County Humane Society and also donate to The Yampa Valley Community Foundation every time we close a transaction.

 

Thanks to everyone who came out to help!

 

 

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No matter the season, there are always fun things to do around town. Looking for an awesome activity to do during spring? Our staff has got you covered with some great recommendations!

Allison’s Recommendation

Biking the Core Trail

The Core Trail is a popular bike and walking path that runs along the Yampa River and through Steamboat. Around the trail are several scenic stops including the Yampa River Botanic Park and Fetcher Pond, a stocked fishing pond where families can fish, play, or just enjoy the natural beauty surrounding them. Allison’s family just went to Fetcher Pond to go fish, and she’s happy that because of the warmer weather she and her family can ride their bikes along the Core Trail to the pond.

Michael’s Recommendation

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This guide to Summer camps in Steamboat Springs was created by Dianne Bertini! If you have questions about Steamboat real estate, the schools or what to do with your family while visiting or getting to know the area, please reach out.

Dianne Bertini
TSG Broker and Mother of 2
970-367-6488 call/text
Dianne@TheSteamboatGroup.com

Summertime in Steamboat is pretty special. The days are warm, the nights are cool and fun abounds. There is always an adventure or trail or free summer concert just waiting for the family. And if you decide to sign your kids up for daycamp or overnight camp while you’re here, I compiled a Guide to Summer Camps in Steamboat Springs to make things easy.

Guide to Summer Camps in Steamboat Springs
Full Day & Adventure Camps

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