15 Best Vacation Rentals in Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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One of Colorado’s many outdoor adventure destinations is Steamboat Springs, known for its natural beauty, hiking trails, ski resorts, and hot springs. It’s a family-friendly travel spot with some excellent cuisine options, wild west vibes, and an indie spirit.
To experience this cozy and thrilling town for yourself, you might choose to book a vacation rental property to have your own private space and feel right at home. Here are some of the best vacation rentals in Steamboat Springs, Colorado that you can reserve on Airbnb and Vrbo.
This is a highly-rated Airbnb rental that’s a log cabin in a quiet residential area. From here, it’s a six-block walk to Main Street. There’s a huge fenced area at the home, making it perfect for kids and a dog. Dogs must be pre-approved by the Airbnb host. The home accommodates five people and has two bedrooms and one bathroom. Other features of the rental include Wi-Fi, a TV, a full kitchen, a fire pit, a gas grill, a wood stove, and parking for two cars. It is necessary to climb just a few steps to access this space.
Groups of up to eight people can stay in this Steamboat Springs townhouse and enjoy four bedrooms and three bathrooms to themselves. This Rocky Mountains Vrbo is just 200 yards from skiing and an excellent base camp for your vacation. You’ll be in the La Casa condominium complex, which is also near bus stops and shopping. It’s a lower-level unit with a custom kitchen, dining area, laundry room, and ski storage area. The size of the rental unit is 1,500 square feet. Guests can have access to the community pool, spa, and sauna.
The Hillside Hideaway is an Airbnb rental in the Rockies and a newly constructed home with a great location between the town and the mountain. There is free bus transportation that will take you all over town when you stay here. The Airbnb has a full kitchen, a spacious living room, and a soaker tub in the bathroom. The rental accommodates three people. The bedroom has a queen-size bed and air mattress, plus another air mattress in the living room. There are also laundry machines you can use. The Airbnb host has a pet onsite; however, guest pets are not allowed.
Four to six people can sleep comfortably in this 1,400-square-foot cabin and be just a mile from downtown Steamboat Springs. The cabin borders national forest lands and has no visible neighbors for maximum privacy. There are hiking and biking trails just feet away from the cabin, which can also be used for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing – top things to do in Colorado in the winter. This cabin spans two floors and has a full kitchen, cozy living area, high-speed internet, and laundry machines. It is a pet-friendly rental house and is close to an off-leash dog park.
This large group Colorado rental can accommodate up to 10 people across its three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The home is located in Steamboat’s Riverside neighborhood. It is six miles from the Steamboat Ski Resort but along the accessible bus route. The interior of the duplex offers a full kitchen with a dining table, a family room/office with a Murphy bed, laundry machines, and equipment storage. The neighborhood is quiet, and you’ll be close to Emerald Mountain, the Yampa River, and downtown Steamboat Springs. The outside decks are shared with the Airbnb hosts and their pets. Guests can bring their own pets too.
Up to three guests can stay in this stunning Airbnb that’s perfect for skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, fishing, and kayaking. The home is 12 to 14 minutes from the ski lifts and 11 minutes from downtown. Book this rental to be in a convenient location yet far enough away from everything to enjoy some peace and quiet at the end of the day. The small condo is just under 600 square feet and is on the first floor of the Timbers complex. It’s a rustic and quirky place that dates back to the 1970s and feels like a log cabin.
You can embrace the spirit of Steamboat Springs by renting a quaint cabin such as this one, with two bedrooms and one bathroom. It is ideal for a romantic winter getaway for two and a rustic retreat where you’ll be close to the river, trails, hiking, biking, and tubing. You’ll be close to downtown Steamboat Springs and also by the Yampa River Botanic Park, accessible via the Yampa River Core Trail. The rental cabin is an older home known as the “Crooked House” because of its unique construction with no right angles. You’ll have a spacious kitchen, dining room, and living room with a gas stove. The views look out to Emerald Mountain and the neighborhood is peaceful and quiet. This is an adults-only rental for guests 18+ only.
With about 1,000 square feet of space, this condo is available to rent in Steamboat Springs via Vrbo. It sleeps six people and has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. You’ll have a private balcony here and lovely views of the mountains and valley. The condo also comes with a full kitchen, two TVs, Wi-Fi, games and toys for kids, a yoga mat, hair dryers, and baby-friendly amenities like a travel crib and booster seat. There are free shuttle buses that pick up just a block away to take you to the gondola during ski season.
Two travelers can book this Airbnb guest suite, which has a king-size bed and central air conditioning. The suite has a private bath and private entrance, but it is attached to the host’s house. There is a front porch for you to enjoy, as well as a small fridge, microwave, Keurig with coffee pods, cable TV with DVD player, and laundry machine use with a four-night minimum stay. You’ll need a 4WD/AWD vehicle to access this property during the winter.
This Airbnb studio is three blocks from downtown Steamboat Springs and on the second floor with 360-degree views of the mountains and trees. It is a studio-style space with two queen-size beds and one bathroom. Four people can stay here and use the equipped kitchen, cozy gas fireplace, and attached garage. It is possible to rent a car through this Airbnb host for an additional fee. The free bus picks you up just a block away from the studio to take you to the ski mountain in just five minutes. During the winter (January to March), there is a 30-day minimum stay for the peak of ski season.
Here’s a lodge rental that is at the closest location to the Mt. Werner slopes. The mountainside ski chalet is also near hot tubs and filled with in-suite amenities. These amenities include a cozy gas fireplace, a furnished balcony, and private laundry machines. Inside the rental, you’ll have a full kitchen with a breakfast bar, a six-person dining area, and a living room with comfortable seating. The Airbnb host can provide travel cribs and high chairs for babies upon request. The rental unit is on the second floor of the complex and comes with one guaranteed parking spot.
Another condo rental worth considering for your Steamboat Springs trip is this 1,000-square-foot condo for up to six people. It has two bedrooms and one bathroom in a top-floor penthouse location. The condo is in pristine condition and offers high-quality furnishings and appliances. It’s just a few steps from the Wildhorse Gondola, which will take you to the ski area base during ski season. There are three large hot tubs at the condo complex, plus a large firepit – perfect amenities after a day on the slopes. The Airbnb host can also set you up with discounts on lift tickets, ski and snowboard rentals, and mountain bike rentals.
For a unique and fun stay in one of Colorado’s best places to vacation, book this glamping tent for the summer. It accommodates four guests and comes with the option to share the main house’s kitchen and living room. You’ll have private use of the house bathroom and can use the house deck with a BBQ grill too. If you need a second bed, inform the Airbnb host upon booking. Two queen-size beds are available, and parking is next to the tent and parallels the road.
With two bedrooms and one bathroom, there’s the option of renting this Vrbo condo in one of Colorado’s top family vacation destinations. It is just minutes from the base of the Steamboat Ski Resort and has a private entrance. Downtown Steamboat is three miles away by car or a free bus ride. Four people can stay here and enjoy having their own kitchen, living room, and views of the mountain.
You’ll be directly across the street from the mountain base and gondola when you stay at this four-person rental condo. It has one bedroom and one bathroom, a living room, a flat-screen TV, and a private patio. The home has an updated kitchen and is a 220-yard walk from the slopes. During the winter, you can use the heated pool and two hot tubs onsite. In the summer, the pool and outdoor grill area are also available. The condo complex offers a fitness center and plenty of parking too.