Life in Steamboat Springs

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One of the more famous sentiments shared by many in the Yampa Valley is that they ‘Came (to Steamboat) for Winter, but stayed for the Summer.’ And while Spring and Fall usually follow the traditional easing from one season into another - sometimes one of the opposite season’s just isn’t ready to give up quite yet.  We have been blessed with a relatively warm spring thus far, allowing for early mountain biking on Emerald and the roads surrounding town.

Last week - winter reminded us that despite the date on the calendar, she wasn’t quite ready to give into the warmth of summer.  We eagerly await the upcoming summer, but always cherish the opportunity to enjoy one last snowfall.

Above is a photo taken less than 24 hours apart of the same

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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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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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104th Annual Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival Schedule

Winter Carnival is one of Steamboat's two favorite weekends of the year. It is also easily the easiest time of the year to understand why Steamboat Springs is special. The best thing about Steamboat is the sense of community here. Part of that sense of community is our dedication to mountain life and Winter Carnival shows that off all in one long weekend like nothing else. Where else closes a US Highway through their downtown for two mornings to cover it with snow and drag kids behind galloping horses, gives 6 year olds flares to ski down an icy slope at night, has a lighted man that sets off fireworks from his back while skiing, ski jumpers flying through a ring of fire, fireworks, and more

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Happy Holiday from The Steamboat Group.

From our family to yours, we would like to wish you a very Happy Holidays. The ski season is off to a wonderful start and soon we will be enjoying the slopes with families from all across the country. The Yampa Valley is a special place we call home and we are grateful to have helped more than 80 families fulfill their Steamboat dreams in 2016.

As many of you know by now, The Steamboat Group is now an independent Brokerage. We are excited for what the future holds and even more excited to dedicate more time and efforts into giving back to this amazing community.

Please visit us at our new location at 32 10th Street, above the Mountain Tap Brewery. As they put the finishing touches on our new

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This is a great chance for people who love Steamboat Springs to make many local nonprofits’ holiday season a little brighter. In a community that gives so muck back, Yampa Valley Gives is an event that is important to us all.

 Yampa Valley Gives is a localized part of Colorado Gives Day. This statewide event takes place the first Tuesday in December every year. Currently in it’s third year, Yampa Valley Gives hopes to surpass $500,000 in donations for 50 vetted and verified nonprofits in the community. Glen Traylor of Ski Butlers brought this program to our valley and it has made a huge impact already. 

Reflecting on the event, Jon Wade stated, “There are so many wonderful non-profits in our community. This is a way for the community to give

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We are pleased to announce that The Steamboat Group is now a Real Estate Brokerage firm in Steamboat Springs. "We are branching out after 11 great years with Colorado Group Realty to support the rapid growth and vision of our team. We are each grateful to have been a part of Colorado Group Realty and work with the amazing people there.” said Jon Wade.

  Moving forward, we are excited about this opportunity and humbled by the support people have given for our vision. Our team is thankful to be recognized within the Best of the Boat Realtors by the Steamboat Springs community for the 3rd time.The Steamboat Group is led by Broker Owner Jon Wade and Managing Broker Jon Kowalsky.   

  Our new office space will be in the historic Yampa

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 From our family to yours, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. We are grateful to call each and everyone of you our friends and are truly blessed to live in such a wonderful community. Steamboat Springs is a town like no other, it's the people that make this town a wonderful place to call home. Have a wonderful holiday season and bring on the snow!

Holiday Video Greeting from the Top of Mt. Werner

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  As the air starts to get crisp and the days grow shorter, folks in Steamboat start thinking about winter and the Champagne Power© that will soon be blanketing our slopes. The ski and boards get pulled from storage and the first coat of wax gets applied in anticipation of another big snow year. Winter and the skiing is what brought most of us here to Steamboat Springs Colorado. Yet if you have spent a season other than winter here you will know why we call this special place home. From mid-September through mid-October, the mountains and valleys surrounding Routt county start their amazing transformation. It begins in the highs peaks, then quickly makes it's way to the river bottoms. Fall is one of our favorite times of the year and for the next few

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