Steamboat Springs Recommendations

Check out the locals picks!


AURUM:  We love this place year round. In the summer, go sit on the back deck next to the river. In the winter, it’s a cozy place to be! Happy Hour is amazing, probably our favorite happy hour in town. Our favorite apps are the cauliflower and duck wings! There is live music most nights. 


LAUNDRY:  It’s a restaurant with an unusual name. Cocktails and absolutely delicious small plates! It’s so apparent that the chef here loves food. Our absolute favorites are the brisket and the brussels sprouts hash. This food was made for sharing and this is our favorite restaurant hands-down. Happy Hour here is also pretty great.


CREEKSIDE CAFÉ:  This is our can’t miss go-to breakfast spot. You won’t be disappointed, except if the wait is too long. This place is no secret -- so go early! If you can’t get in, try Freshies.


BUTCHER KNIFE BREWERY:  This place is a great local brewery just west of town. Our favorite beer here is the Hefeweizen, a lighter Bavarian-style beer, or the Amputator, an American IPA! 


SLEIGH RIDES:  Every year we like to take a trip over to Saddleback Ranch to take the dinner sleigh ride. Two draft horses pull a sleigh up to a beautiful cabin where you can take in gorgeous views, enjoy dinner and listen to local musicians. Visit for more info.


SNOW SHOEING OR NORDIC SKIING ON THE PASS:  We love Bruce’s Trail. It’s groomed for Nordic skiing and snowshoeing! It’s most fun to head up there on a sunny day and get in a scenic workout. Go to for more info. You can rent equipment in town.


HOT SPRINGS:  Very popular is a visit to the Strawberry Park Hot Springs. It’s about 7 miles from downtown Steamboat. Check out for more info.


SNOWTUBING:  This is a great one for families to do together at Saddleback Ranch. They have a shuttle that will take you out to the tubing hill if you don’t want to drive. It’s about 20 minutes away. It is pretty darn fun at night as long as the temps aren’t too low. Tubing is also available at Howelsen Hill near downtown Steamboat.

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