Steamboat Springs, Colorado 2009
For a Colorado mountain resort, we have enjoyed excellent rates at Steamboat Springs.
The hotel has a variety of room types, including one-, two- and three-bedroom condominiums—even penthouses. Parking is free both underground and across the street. The $10 underground parking fee last year has been eliminated. Early housing for the three-bedroom condos at the Steamboat Grand will be available only for those with special needs such as a handicap and should be arranged with the Festival coordinator through your pastor. Other facilities have three- and four-bedroom condos.
We are expecting an attendance of 600 to 700. This is capacity.
For additional housing, we are listing some nice condominiums at similar rates within short walking distance. Lower cost housing is about a mile and a half away.
A definite plus at this site is the comparatively low elevation of 6,710 feet. A few may experience some side effects from this elevation, but not nearly so much as at some of the considerably higher sites used previously.
Dining opportunities are varied and include a few higher-end restaurants. There is little in the way of well-known chain restaurants. Most shops are downtown, with a few on the hill above the hotel. There will be a certain amount of construction on the hill over the next few years, but its impact on the Feast should be minimal.
Available activities include golfing, mountain biking, hiking, fishing (including guided fly-fishing), hot-air ballooning, kayaking, rock climbing, bowling, ice-skating, miniature golf, ATV riding and horseback riding. The alpine slide, chair lifts and boat rentals are closed this late in the fall.
Some of the other attractions are Old Town Hot Springs, Fish Creek Falls (a short hike), museums, art galleries, three state parks (Stagecoach, Steamboat and Pearl, all with lakes), and 150 mineral springs in the vicinity of the town.
Steamboat Springs offers a free shuttle to and from most places in town. Yampa Valley Airport (25 minutes away) is serviced by commercial jets. Rental cars are available. For transportation from Denver International Airport call Alpine Taxi at (800) 343-7433 or go online at www.alpinetaxi.com.