TRAVEL: Steamboat Springs offers spring skiing
Now that spring has finally sprung many families are ready to head outdoors.
Unlike those who like to tiptoe through the tulips, my kids and I would rather visit the sunny slopes and snow-capped mountains of Steamboat Springs, Colo., with a spring break getaway at Steamboat Resorts by Wyndham Vacation Rentals.
Although spring skiing provides the best combination of ski weather and a reliable base of snow, you can also find great values on awesome accommodations like Steamboat Resorts by Wyndham Vacation Rentals.
Their experienced and trusted local hospitality professionals will take care of you on site and before you even arrive by helping you select just the right rental property for your specific needs. Best of all, you’ll choose from an incredible array of rental options within proximity of the mountains, outdoor activities and downtown attractions.
That’s because Steamboat Resorts by Wyndham Vacation Rentals has the area’s largest selection of professionally managed properties with more than 600 selections to choose from to customize your trip.
It’s the perfect lodging solution no matter the size of your group and it’s a sure-fire hit to satisfy everyone’s creature comforts.
We stayed in their well-appointed Torian Plum Resort, which is a premier ski-in/ski-out destination located slopeside next to the chairlifts and within walking distance (or skiing distance) to the gondola.
Torian Plum is nestled amidst some of Steamboat’s best restaurants including the elegant Café Diva and the Paramount, where we enjoyed scrumptious breakfasts al fresco.
We also became fast fans of Slopeside where we noshed on some of the best pizza around and enjoyed live entertainment après ski. There are also plenty of shopping choices, spa options and ski rental outfitters like our friendly favorite Terry Sports.
One of the aspects we liked best about Steamboat Resorts by Wyndham Vacation Rentals is that it offered the service and amenities of a hotel with the convenience of a vacation rental home.
Our unit, with its Colorado chic décor, slept four people. The master bedroom featured a king bed, and there was also a queen sleeper sofa in the living area for the girls.
After skiing and enjoying the glorious warmer weather and longer days on the slopes (thanks to daylight savings time), the girls and I couldn’t wait to return to our new home-away-from-home.
It became our new ritual to kick off the ski gear and then recharge and relax by the gas fireplace in the living area of our comfortable condo at Torian Plum.
Our luxury vacation rental not only included the necessities and amenities of staying in a house, the unit also featured a fully equipped spacious kitchen where we could cook our own meals and prepare late-night snacks.
My girls were overjoyed that the condo came with two flat screen TVs, a DVD player and a stereo. This made our stay super cozy and it felt just like being in our own home back in Texas (only at a higher altitude with a backyard filled with amazing mountains instead of annoying mosquitoes).
One of my favorite things was enjoying a cup of coffee on our private balcony and marveling at the panoramic views of the ski resort base. However, soaking in the resort’s hot tub and sauna was definitely a close second.
When we weren’t on the slopes or chilling out in the condo, we could easily hop aboard the property’s complimentary shuttle into town. This guest-friendly transportation service makes it easy to catch a ride downtown to meander through the unique boutiques, visit new restaurants or explore the Steamboat’s rich history and culture.
We discovered that a springtime getaway to Steamboat Springs is a great way to take advantage of the transitional weather and enjoy blended activities on the slopes and in the sun.
While the area is famous for skiing and winter sports, the summer months ahead are just as fun and adventurous. Guests can explore the beautiful landscapes on horseback, from a raft, a tube on the nearby Yampa River, a mountain bike, from high up in a hot air balloon or from a sunny restaurant deck.
No matter the season, planning a stay at Steamboat Resorts by Wyndham Vacation Rentals allows you to fully enjoy the best of both worlds by going on an unforgettable vacation while staying at a special place that makes you feel right at home.
Disclaimer: Steamboat Resorts by Wyndham Vacation Rentals provided accommodations and experiences for Carla’s review. The thoughts and opinions are her own.
Go to https://youtu.be/RB_ZZP-kZss to view Carla Meadows' video from Steamboat Springs.