Archive for February, 2013

Snowmobile? Horses? Fishing? It’s all north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Snowmobile? Horses? Fishing?  It’s all north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado

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26805 Placer Place is in the middle of huge playground- just minutes from hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, and you name it! 35 minutes from Steamboat Springs is a community nestled in the pines and aspens of the high country of Colorado. Badger Meadows is peacefully located just 13 minutes from Steamboat Lake. Imagine yourself taking your boat out on Steamboat Lake with the family after work. Or, maybe you want to go to Pearl Lake State Park for some early morning fishing? Snowmobiling, well, that starts in your yard. Got horses?

Time according to 26805 Placer Place:

  • ·        13 minutes to boating in Steamboat Lake
  • ·        7 minutes to fishing at Pearl Lake
  • ·        2 minutes to hiking in the National Forest
  • ·        1 minute to get out of  your garage and start snowmobiling

Thinking of Retiring in Steamboat Springs? Yampa Valley Medical Center is Here to Help.

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Thinking of Retiring in Steamboat Springs? Yampa Valley Medical Center is Here to Help. 

When you are looking to relocate for your retirement, consider Steamboat Springs, Colorado.


For the active outdoor enthusiast, Steamboat Springs just can’t be beat. There are many factors to consider when you are buying either a part-time or full-time residence here in Steamboat Springs and the medical facilities should be one of them.

AARP lists 9 factors to consider when relocating for retirement: 

  1. -How does the cost of living compare?
  2. -What’s the income tax burden?
  3. -Are Pensions taxed?
  4. -How about other taxes?
  5. -Buy or Rent?
  6. -What’s Mother Nature like?
  7. -What about Doctors?
  8. -Can you get a decent part-time job?
  9. -How far will you be from your family? 

So, what about the doctors? 

Not only do we have skiing, biking, fishing, hiking, numerous water sports, and a variety of other outdoor activities but we also have a great medical community. 

Paradise For Sale in Steamboat Springs Strawberry Park

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Paradise For Sale in Steamboat Springs Strawberry Park

Tranquility and beauty help define this one-of –a-kind home just 3 miles from Steamboat Springs. This home on 18.5 acres is one of the most spectacular, private locations in Strawberry Park. Location is key in real estate and 32375 Routt County Road 38 offers the best of both worlds: easy access to town and a private mountain hide-away.

32375 Routt County Road 38

The grounds are stunning. So stunning in fact, this home has been the site of numerous weddings! It’s a little like a fairy tale outside.  And, from just about every window you see this beautiful setting. The house is surrounded by patios and covered porches including a covered porch off of the Master bedroom. There is also a sunroom with floor to ceiling windows.

Townhome or Condominium in Steamboat Springs, Colorado?

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Townhome or Condominium in Steamboat Springs, Colorado?

If you are thinking of buying a home in Steamboat Springs, you may be wondering what your style choices are. You can purchase a Single Family home, a Townhome, or a Condominium.  A single family home is obvious; you own the land and building and maintenance is your responsibility. But in a townhome or condo, it’s not that easy. Not everyone knows the differences between a townhome and a condominium. Sometimes the assessor’s office doesn’t even know….

A Townhome is typically, but not always, a home built in a row where you share a common wall. Usually, townhomes are multi-story and there are no units above or below your unit. If you own a townhome, you also own the land your unit sits on. In Steamboat Springs we have a lot of duplexes too. Now a townhome is just half of the duplex. So they might look like a larger home but are often mirrored from one side to the next. Now a duplex typically might not have an HOA and thus each owner is responsible for their one yard care, snow removal, etc.  Often a townhome/duplex lives much like a single family home.

Hazie’s – A Great Bar in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Hazie’s – A Great Bar in Steamboat Springs Colorado

Sometimes the best bars are in unexpected places. Hazie’s at the top of the Gondola is a perfect example. It’s just a great, fun and slightly elegant restaurant and bar. Brian, the bartender, has been tending bar there for the past 8 years and has it all figured out. He does a great job of getting to know the patrons and he definitely makes everyone feel like a local. 

Brian the Bartender

Hazie’s, is a sit-down restaurant offering offering lunch daily and dinner Thursday-Sunday and Holidays, at the top of the Thunderhead Gondola. Their number is 970-871-5151. They offer gluten free items as well.

US Telemark National Championship Ski Races

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

US Telemark National Championship Ski Races Begins

The US Telemark National Championship Ski Races will be held in Steamboat Springs February 22-24. Why do I write this? Because it tells you a little bit more about who I am. Last year, at the age of 48, I won the National Championship in New Hampshire.  And no, that’s not for my age group, that’s overall. Yes, the majority of my competition is much younger than I am. But my competitive spirit and drive just comes out of me when I race.

Charlie telemark racing

Charlie telemark racing

I started alpine racing many years ago and was a member of the US Telemark Ski Team for the last 4 + years. I still continue on with this passion into my old age of 49! Not bad for a very physically demanding sport. In March, I will be going to Spain to compete in the World Championship.

Retiring in Steamboat Springs? Casey’s Pond May be an Option

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Retiring in Steamboat Springs? Casey’s Pond May be an Option

Lifestyle is why many of us love living in Steamboat Springs. Retiring  to Casey’s Pond Senior Living Community will let people maintain their connection to all the wonderful parts of Steamboat Springs while getting the extra assistance they may need down the road. As we age, so do our parents. Casey’s Pond will also enable some of us to bring our parents closer to home and family. 


Skiing at Steamboat Springs Mt. Werner Ski Area

Hiking in the fall


Casey’s Pond will be a private, not-for-profit continuing care senior living community and will be the first of its kind in a mountain community.  This new complex will provide seniors numerous living options not only for Steamboat Springs but for communities in the surrounding 150 mile area. In addition, it will have the first memory care unit in Routt County.

Casey’s Pond in Steamboat Springs

Absolute Auction in Steamboat Springs

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Absolute Auction in Steamboat Springs

Here in Steamboat Springs, the gossip in the neighborhood is about an Absolute Auction of an 8-10 million dollar property. Absolute auctions or auctions with no reserve are not that common in real estate.

Absolute Auction means the seller will take the highest bid no matter what. 

Absolute Auctions are rare for a variety of reasons. There is an inherent risk that your property will go for an unreasonably low price. So, if you are auctioning off a million dollar home, someone could get a great deal and only pay half or less of the value. In addition, the price may not cover cost of administering the action and the transactions. A seller cannot have an absolute auction if money is owed on the property like taxes and mortgages.

A “reserve” price is a  minimum starting price that helps protect a property from selling for too little.

Amazing Ranch For Sale in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Amazing Ranch For Sale in Steamboat Springs Colorado.


It’s not that often that a piece of real estate hits the market this special. Located in the heart of Strawberry Park, this home combines the convenience of being just minutes from downtown Steamboat Springs and the Steamboat ski area while still retaining the blissfulness and privacy of a western ranch. The home measures 5,981 square feet. The superbly finished, heated and plumbed garage / shop measures 4,629 square feet. Total of this incredible home and shop is 10,610 square feet.

Ranch for sale in Steamboat

Ranch for sale in Steamboat

Ranch for sale in Steamboat Springs

Ranch for sale in Steamboat Springs

The home is nestled amongst 11 acres of attractive hay meadows and provides breathtaking views of Mt. Werner, Emerald Mountain and the surrounding valleys. Beautifully landscaped, the property also features a mature pond, which could be stocked for excellent fishing. With senior water rights from Soda Creek, the property has been well-prepared for irrigation, providing both the breath of life and the soothing sounds that only water can bring. Soaring ceilings, a stone fireplace, and a wall of windows in the main living area provide an inspirational space to relax and take it all in.

Free Events and Things in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Free Events and Things in Steamboat Springs, Colorado


For being a small town, Steamboat Springs offers a huge variety of free events and…well…things. And sometimes finding the free things aren’t all that easy so I’ll share some of the not-so-common ones for a town our size.

Yampa River

Yampa River

Take for example the programs that are offered at our Public Library, The Bud Werner Memorial Library:

- Award winning films are free to the public from the International Wildlife Film Festival.

- The Perry- Mansfield Performing Arts School   and the Steamboat Dance Theater present The Dance on Film series.

-The Health Perspective Series consists of presentations by professionals on nutrition, exercise, and general health.

-And of course, numerous Literacy programs are offered including book groups and writers workshops for all age groups.