Where to buy a Vacation Home in Steamboat

Getting to know the communities ~ Of the Mountain and Old Town

Often overlooked but never overstated, purchasing a Steamboat home means you’re ready to do away with any unnecessary hyperbole. It means you’ve made the giant step toward tasteful perfection. Why? Where else can you find such an elegant combination of both the old and the new? Where all seasons can be enjoyed both outside and in. And where families of all ages and sizes always leave their Steamboat, Colorado, vacation with a smile.

Of course, like most unforgettable destinations, rental rules of your home will apply. The key to finding your ideal vacation home in Steamboat is to first know where to look. Luckily for you, InvitedHome is here to help narrow your search by breaking down the most attractive neighborhoods that also permit short-term rentals. So much like the area of Steamboat Springs itself, you too can experience the best of both worlds in your new high-end vacation home.

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Wildhorse Meadows - Just steps away from the gondola that will take you up to the base, Wildhorse is a new construction area complete with townhomes, duplexes and a few single-family homes. The resort-like community boasts three kinds of pools, beautiful views, various outdoor fireplaces and other high-end amenities, and is just a 2-mile commute to downtown Steamboat.

Fish Creek Falls - In a distinctive stretch between The Mountain and downtown Steamboat Springs, lies a bright and sunny area with easy access to both. One of the most desirable places to own in the area, Fish Creek Falls is home to primarily single-family homes, the trails of Routt National Forest, scenic waterfalls, and the spectacular Rollingstone Golf Course.

Barn Village - Named for the infamous old barn often utilized in photos of rustic Steamboat, this neighborhood is anything but. With reinvigorated construction at the base of The Mountain, here you’ll find plenty of duplexes and single-family homes with beautiful mountain views. The Barn Village community also offers amenities like a pool, hot tub, fitness center and recreation area.

Angler's Retreat - A smaller, more secluded community that runs along Fish Creek at the base of The Mountain, Angler’s Retreat boasts single-family homes and is a great place for those who value privacy (and letting someone else take care of the landscaping). If you love the relaxing sounds of a babbling brook in your backyard, whether you’re a fisherman or not, you’ll want to drop your line here.

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The Mountain

Head to the base of the mountain ~ To make your home base

The Mountain area of Steamboat is home to many unparalleled ski in ski out condos with a few single-family homes sprinkled in between. But to maximize your return on investment, you’ll need to head down the hill to the base of the mountain. For it is there where you’ll find the quaint communities and treasured neighborhoods that allow short-term rentals, thus allowing you to share your signature home with other discerning guests while also earning a return on your investment.

Old Town

A picturesque community ~ Removed from commotion

Experience all the amenities you associate with a mountain lifestyle in a historic, quintessentially downtown setting. If you’re ditching the car, you’ll need to hop aboard one of the many town shuttles to get to The Mountain. But then again, the myriad of hot springs, hiking trails, coffee shops, locally owned boutiques and quaint restaurants just might keep you from heading to the ski slopes at all.

Downtown Steamboat Springs - Also known as “Old Town” proper, this is a scenic rustic ranch town with a main street just like the days of yore. Filled with many classic 20th century homes both old and new, vacationing here will feel like you’re experiencing a little bit of history. Great for families, this an area where you can easily walk to town for dinner or enjoy a concert at Howelsen Hill.

Howelsen Place Condos - An upscale condominium complex located across two blocks right in the center of Old Town, here you’ll find modern construction, covered parking, and a tight-knit community gathered by the fire pit in the courtyard as they share stories and laughter about the day’s events. And with its own private shuttle to The Mountain, Howelsen Place is certainly convenience, personified.

Homeownership in Steamboat Springs

You have a dream ~ Now make it come true

Owning a vacation home in Steamboat, Colorado, means you’re doubling down on delight. With its panoramic mountain views, old western charm, natural hot springs and exciting indoor and outdoor activities all year round, you’ve chosen a vacation ski town area that will instantly feel like a true second home. Now that you know the best neighborhoods for short-term rentals in Steamboat, ask your local realtor to help you find the best one for you. Should you also need help finding a trustworthy realtor, well, InvitedHome can help with that too. Just give InvitedHome a call at 855-666-8064, and we’ll be happy to share our recommendations.

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