Top 10 Cool and Unusual Hotels in Steamboat Springs 2023

Home to snow-covered slopes, forested valleys and unspoilt mountains redolent with the scent of wildflowers, Steamboat Springs is an beautiful alpine destination.

Famous for its rare and unusual “champagne powder” snow, Steamboat Springs has an official name for the ceaseless sprinkles of fluffy powder that line its slopes. One of the most popular and widely frequented ski towns in the United States, this idyllic mountainside town attracts alpine explorers, nature enthusiasts and skiers with the unavoidable lure of thrilling adventures.

Finding the right accommodation is important to enjoy a well-rounded and comfortable vacation, especially in the winter when intense snow spells make commuting extremely challenging.

From refined boutique hotels and luxury resorts to charming B&Bs and rustic-chic cabins, here are the best cool and unusual hotels in Steamboat Springs, Colorado (in no particular order)... 

1. The Porches – a cozy and rustic-chic resort which is the perfect place to gather friends and family

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The Porches Steamboat Springs

The Porches tempt travelers with blissful extravagance and a fabulous location at the foothills of the mountain. Sprawling over 3,000 to 5,000-square-feet of indulgent luxury, these 4 and 5-bedroom vacation rentals are ideal for accommodating 10-14 guests without cramping anyone’s comfort.

A popular spot for family reunions and wedding parties, these lavishly furnished mountainside rentals offer everything needed to enjoy home-like comforts and convenience. Guests enjoy autonomy and privacy without losing the diligent housekeeping services of friendly staff.

The accommodations come with pleasing bedrooms, ensuite bathrooms, stone fireplaces, custom wooden furniture, smart appliances, functional kitchens, and elaborate dining and lounging spaces.

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2. Lodge at Steamboat by Vacasa – one of the trendiest apart hotels to stay in Steamboat Springs perfect for Millennials and Gen Zs

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The Lodge at Steamboat by Vacasa is an enamoring mountain hideaway that combines world-class recreational amenities with high-speed internet and business-friendly facilities for remote professionals and digital nomads.

This urbane hotel offers a state-of-the-art business center, an onsite ATM, a children’s playground, an outdoor swimming pool, and multilingual staff to curate an indulgently lavish experience.

The comfortably designed rooms and suites are sparsely furnished to create a soothing ambience and equipped with numerous appliances to maximize convenience. Guests enjoy ample privacy and unmatched comfort with fully functional kitchens, dining areas, elegant lounging spaces and luxurious linens. The location is ideal for a well-rounded alpine staycation.

3. The Steamboat Grand – a polished and stylish hotel that boasts a year-round outdoor pool, a hot tub and much more

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An ostentatious venue to revel in the splendors of Yampa Valley and Steamboat Springs enchanting alpine beauty, the Steamboat Grand curates a glamorous experience.

This upscale establishment offers an impressive selection of 328 guest rooms, condos and penthouses, designed with thoughtful amenities and exquisitely crafted furniture.

The 1,2,3, and 4-bedroom condominiums are ideal for large families and groups seeking independence and privacy. The beautifully bedecked condos come with luxurious bedrooms, functional kitchens, dining areas and a parlor room with lounge furniture and a fireplace.

The lavish penthouses attract discerning luxury travelers with their assortment of smart appliances, hardwood accents, polished marbles, and luxuriant bedding.

4. Legacy Vacation Resorts Steamboat Springs Hilltop – a cozy and charming resort that offers an incredible location

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Nature lovers seeking unobstructed mountain views and world-class recreational amenities will find their match in the Legacy Vacation Resorts-Hilltop. Ideally located near the scenic Routt National Forest, the comfortably appointed bedrooms offer spellbinding views of Mt. Werner.

The Legacy Vacation Resorts offers a selection of fully furnished accommodations, including studio lofts, one-bedroom suites, one-bedroom lofts and two-bedroom apart-style suites.

This family-friendly resort features an onsite game room, fitness studio, business center, and a complimentary winter shuttle service to explore the snow-laced Steamboat Mountain.

The indoor heated pool and hot tubs make a divine setting to unwind with magical views of the snow-coated mountains.

5. Chalet Val d’Isere – a traditional rustic-chic mountain home that is the ideal getaway for every season

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A picturesque alpine chalet designed like a traditional Colorado-style mountain home, Chalet Val d’Isere compliments its bewildering surroundings with rustic charm and poise.

The exterior delights the onlookers with its whimsical, fairytale-like beauty, playing up an exquisite combination of textured wood and stone.

The interiors are much more magnificent than the curb appeal, drenched in homely warmth and the vintage splendor of period-style aesthetic. The guest rooms are utterly delightful with their rich maple wood floors, fascinating collectables, luxuriant bedding, and oriental rugs.

This old-fashioned bed and breakfast is perched high up in the mountains, offering easy access to an abundance of hiking trails and nature walks.

6. The Bristol Hotel – a cute boutique hotel housed in a quirky historic building that dates back to the 1940s

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A historic boutique hotel situated on the vibrant Main Street, the Bristol Hotel first opened its doors in 1948 and remains a characterful remnant of Steamboat Springs’ historical legacy. The charismatic architecture and alluring interiors combine the ski town’s soulful serenity with an array of contemporary innovations to deliver the highest standards of comfort.

Famed for its unrivaled amenities and courteous hospitality, the Bristol Hotel offers thoughtfully furnished guest rooms and suites with in-room appliances and entertainment. Guests can choose between standard and luxury accommodations to find facilities that best align with their needs.

The onsite restaurant, Mazzolas, is a popular dining spot for scrumptious Italian food, and their butternut ravioli calamari is a must-have treat.

7. Mariposa Lodge Bed and Breakfast – a warm and homey boutique B&B that is located in the heart of Steamboat Springs

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Situated in the vibrant heart of Steamboat Spring’s downtown area, the dainty and distinguished Mariposa Lodge is beautifully perched along a picturesque stream. Home to four gracefully refined bedrooms, this centrally located venue promises an unforgettable alpine vacation.

This quintessential mountainside bread and breakfast spoils its guests with heartfelt gestures of care, including a well-stocked library, indulgent toiletries, and complimentary spreads of delicious breakfast staples.

Travelers seeking rejuvenation and restoration can explore rooms with spa-like bathrooms and soak up the magical alpine scenery from the lovely garden or terrace.

The location is splendid for enjoying the best of Steamboat Springs, offering proximity to Old Town Hot Springs, Yampa River Botanical Park and the Steamboat Ski Resort.

8. Winterwood Townhomes – gorgeous country-style holiday homes that offer a great base to explore the surrounding areas 

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Situated near the Steamboat Art Museum and the Yampa River Botanic Park, Winterwood Townhomes offer proximity to the area’s most popular attractions. This fully-furnished 2 bedroom condo warms the heart with its tasteful display of custom wooden furniture, thoughtful amenities, smart appliances and fine bedding.

The 2 bedrooms come with a state-of-the-art kitchen, ornate fireplaces, refined dining spaces, marble-clad bathrooms and sprawling lounging areas that open to lovely balconies overlooking the snow-coated mountains.

Winterwood Townhomes carve a dreamy and romantic setting to immerse in Steamboat Spring’s exalted natural beauty from the lap of luxury. This vacation home also features an outdoor pool and a sauna to relax after a day of skiing.

9. Phoenix 225 By ZIA – a cool and trendy apartment ideal for large groups

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Phoenix 225 by Zia is a contemporary vacation rental designed for modern adventurers seeking comfort, convenience and innovative luxuries. This fully air-conditioned apartment offers two gracefully adorned bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a spa-like bathroom with a hot tub.

Guests have access to an assortment of appliances and amenities, including a dishwasher, a microwave, a washing machine, towels, bedding, and flat-screen TV with cable services. Guests adore soaking up in the hot tub overlooking the heavenly serenity of the snow-laced slopes.

Located at a 3-minute walk from the ski runs, Phoenix 225 delights travelers with its proximity to the wilderness and central downtown attractions. The complex provides a private shuttle service to explore the area during winter. 

10. Trappeurs Lodge – cozy rustic-chic apartment units perfect for families or longer stays

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Apartment in Steamboat Springs

Trappeurs Lodge is in a great location in Steamboat Springs this chic and modern lodge is fairly close to many great nearby attractions including Strawberry Park Natural Hot Springs and Steamboat Springs-Bob Adams Field Stolport. It’s also a great base for nearby skiing and cycling. 

Inside you’ll find cozy, rustic-chic but modern decor with a few quirky touches to keep things interesting. 

Other great amenities of each lodge include a kitchen, private bathroom, a balcony, cable TV, a dining area and some even feature a seating area and/or a patio area. 

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