Archive for November, 2013

In Need of an Easy Mountain Escape?

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

In Need of an Easy Mountain Escape?

Has it been another busy, stressful week with the hustle-bustle of city life, work obligations and family commitments? Doesn’t an easy mountain retreat to your affordable condo in Steamboat Springs, aka Ski Town USA, sound like just the escape you and your family need?

2700 Village Drive, Unit B109 at The Lodge is the affordable, easy maintenance, close to the Steamboat Ski Resort, family condo that is perfect for that easy mountain get-away. Easy for many reasons, like it’s easy to get here if you live on the front range and easy to get here if you live out-of-state with our direct flights.

Downtown Steamboat

Mt. Werner from downtown Steamboat Springs

You will feel your worries melt away as Mt. Werner, in its snowy splendor, appears before you as you head to your mountain condo retreat.

Relaxing family condo in Steamboat Springs, CO

Top 10 Steamboat Winter Activities That Do Not Involve the Ski Slopes

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Top 10 Steamboat Winter Activities That Do Not Involve the Ski Slopes

While skiing or snowboarding is typically the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of a ski town like Steamboat Springs, those activities are clearly not all we have to offer for outdoor winter activities.

Telemark ski racing

That’s me on my way to winning Overall National Championships in 2012


Here are 10 other winter activities to be enjoyed in The ‘Boat:

1.  Breath in the beauty of the backcountry on cross country skis. The Yampa Valley offers hundreds of miles of nordic skiing opportunities, check out the Steamboat Springs Nordic Council for that list.

Nordic skiing in Steamboat Springs, CO

Nordic skiing in Steamboat Springs, CO

2.  We dare you NOT to smile while tubing Howelsen Hill – it can’t be done! Rides to the top of the hill via the magic carpet means no lugging kids and tubes making this a great family outing. Steamboat’s snow tubing will have everyone laughing and smiling.

Get Your Apres Skiing Here

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Get Your Apres Skiing Here

Ski season is upon us, so where will you be staying? Steamboat Ski Resort opens in 8 days. With record breaking snowfall in October and November, the ski season is looking pretty epic this year. So the question is – where will you be staying to enjoy apres skiing Steamboat’s champagne powder?

Steamboat ski resort

This could be you skiing champagne powder from your condo’s doorstep.

Allow me to introduce you to the best priced 5 bedroom condo ON the slopes – Unit #213 at The Antlers at Christie Base. Actually, it’s one of the only ski in/ski out condos of this size in Steamboat.

Invite your friends and family to join you at your beautiful condo in its premier location at the ski resort. With 5 bedrooms and 5 baths, everyone will have their own space.

Spacious great room with fireplace and views.

A Clash in a Community: Ridgeline or Architecture?

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

A Clash in a Community: Ridgeline or Architecture?

Like Steamboat Springs, the Methow Valley is a mountain community dependent on tourism. It’s a mecca for cross country skiing during the winter and host to music festivals and great biking in the summer. It’s also one of the most spectacular places in Washington.  I know because we owned a cabin in the Methow Valley years back. It’s located in the North Central area of Washington state and is a wonderful destination.

About 3.5 hours from Seattle, many second home owners come from the Seattle area and bring with them some marvelous architectural ideas.  Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects out of Seattle has created some truly inspiring work. But this small isolated town, nested among towering mountains on both sides, now has a little battle on their hands. Tom Kundig has built a home that conflicts with the natural beauty of the valley and stick out like a sore thumb.

More Winter Olympians Being Produced Here

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

More Winter Olympians Being Produced Here

Did you know that more than 79 Winter Olympic athletes since 1932 have called Steamboat Springs their hometown? That is more than any other city in the United States, or so I’m told. And if all goes well, we could be sending over 30 more athletes to compete in the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Olympic Skier, Skeeter Werner, born and raised in Steamboat Springs, on the cover of 1955 Sports Illustrated. (Photo courtesy of Sports Illustrated)

Some of those 30+ athletes vying for the upcoming Winter Olympics came here specifically to train for their sports career while most were born and raised here. Either way, Steamboat offers great training facilities, good terrain and weather for year-round athletics, fantastic coaches and an unconditionally supportive community.

CD racing

Competitive realtor and telemark skier, Charlie Dresen

Bang for your Buck – $5,400 Income Per Month

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Bang for your Buck – $5,400 Income Per Month

How would you like to bring in an average of $5,400 net per month and enjoy the comfort and beauty of an incredible vacation home? That’s over $64,000 a year! At 2660 Alpenglow Way this is no joke. Compare this to other townhomes in Steamboat.

This stunning 5,277 square foot luxury townhome boasts 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 3-car garage, a Wii loft, game room, heated floors and fireplaces through out.

Great room with mountain views

A large great room with floor to ceiling rock fireplace, professional grade kitchen with ample seating around the raised bar and a grand dining table seating 16 are perfectly spacious gathering spaces for extended family and guests.

Custom dining table with space for the kids too!

A 93% efficient boiler and Warmboard radiant floor system aid in the efficiency of the home thus generating lower utility bills than your typical large home. The heated driveway means no shoveling or plowing to worry about.  From an owner’s perspective, this quality built home means low overhead and minimal maintenance, key features when considering income property.