Archive for the ‘Steamboat Springs Luxury’ Category

Taking “Farm to Table” Behind the Bar

Friday, September 8th, 2017


Bolstered by the farm-to-table movement, craft cocktails give mixed drinks a major upgrade.

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Bourbon and duck fat? Egg whites and edible flowers?

Believe it or not, these are the ingredients featured in some of Steamboat’s finest craft cocktails, as bar menus around town are seeing the same farm-to-table concept that has been influencing chef’s menus, only applied behind the bar.

“It’s almost like you’re a chef, but for drinks,’ says Rena Day, Cocktail Curator at Low Country Kitchen in downtown Steamboat. “Each drink should hit on bitter, sweet, salty, and sour, just like a well-balanced dish.”

What Makes a Home Stand Out?

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

What Makes a Home Stand Out?

Let us take a stand out Steamboat Springs home and see what makes it so special. Say hello to 1076 Steamboat Blvd:


1. Location (and view!)

Beautiful Sanctuary neighborhood, overlooking the Rollingstone Golf Course, stunning views towards Fish Creek Canyon, close to Steamboat Ski Resort, and only a few minutes to shops and restaurants. But best of all the home backs up to a dedicated trail system for easy hiking, biking and cross country ski access.


2. Master Suite

The master suite IS the upper level. A spacious sitting area with fabulous views and natural light, gas fireplace, large walk in closet, and gorgeous bathroom with a tub to celebrate.


3. Kitchen

The kitchen in this home is huge and perfectly laid out whether you are cooking for 2 or 20. Custom cabinetry, green marble counters, and top-of-the-line appliances set the tone.

The Evolution of Smart Home Technology

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

The Evolution of Smart Home Technology, taking the term “remote control” to a new level.

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It wasn’t that long ago that home entertainment systems required loading DVDs or VCR’s into huge drives, storing 2-foot-deep televisions into large entertainment media consoles, managing a stock pile of remote controls, and mounting speakers to walls.

Well, those days are over. Smart home technology has evolved to allow homeowners to control everything from thermostats, lighting, and door locks, to monitoring media and security remotely. Even the term “touch of a button” is obsolete when homes are being controlled with customized apps that are loaded onto smart phones and tablets—so it’s really the “touch of a touch screen.”

According to Thomas McKenzie, owner of Steamboat-based Cloud 9 Integrated Systems, a smart home is, “a way to use technology to enhance your living experience.” Primarily, that means being able to create a home environment you enjoy and to control a home remotely, which is a huge benefit to anyone, especially a second home owner.

Winter 2017/2018 Flights to Steamboat Springs

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Winter 2017/2018 Flights to Steamboat Springs, CO

Attention Kansas City and Austin residents – you now have direct access to the snowy playground that is Steamboat Springs, Colorado! The winter 2017/2018 nonstop flight program has been released and now includes direct service to 14 major airports to link both our domestic and international guests and home owners. So, no matter where you are, finding a convenient route to Steamboat has never been easier.

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The addition of the Austin and Kansas City flights boosts the Steamboat airline program by 5% over 2016/2017.





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Charlie Dresen
Real Estate Associate Broker | Sotheby’s
Change Your Experience

Farm & Ranch to Table – Steamboat Style

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017


Farm & Ranch to Table – Steamboat Springs Style

How to throw your own Steamboat-style BBQ using fresh, local ingredients.

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Coloradoans live for summertime – those 3-4 short months from June to September when fresh local produce is in abundance. But one thing we have year-round when it comes to fresh, local ingredients is meat. With several working ranches that sell product direct to market, it’s a meat lover’s dream when it comes to preparing some of the best quality meats available anywhere in the world. The best way to celebrate the bounty of seasonal produce and to let local ingredients shine is with a backyard summer BBQ. With the BBQ season upon us, we met up with local chef Lulu Cox, owner of Amuse Bouche, for some advice on how to create the perfect Steamboat summer BBQ.


Emotion, The Key To Selling Real Estate

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Emotion, The Key To Selling Real Estate

Whether we realize it or not, it isn’t logic that drives most of our life decisions. We make decisions based on an emotional response and then use facts to rationalize our choices. Successful businesses have one key factor in common – they market their products to tap into peoples emotions, whether it be selling an image, a lifestyle, or our own personal values.


Buying a home is one of the biggest investments one makes in their lifetime. And being that a home is a personal escape, a place to raise our family, to be part of a community – or not to be, it is also one of the biggest emotional decisions one makes. Before purchasing a property buyers might have a checklist of wants and needs. But after looking at looking at 10 or 30 homes, it is the property they felt the strongest connection to that will get the offer. And this connection needs to begin the moment the buyers see that listing, so when they walk through that door a psychological link has been established.

Sometimes An Indoor Kitchen Just Isn’t Enough

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Sometimes An Indoor Kitchen Just Isn’t Enough

Outdoor kitchens are in high demand, there’s no doubt about it. But just like their indoor relative, the best outdoor kitchens are designed with careful consideration. Here is what we consider a perfect example:

Function & Flow

Having separate wet, cold, hot and dry zones with ample counter space makes prepping food, cooking and cleaning up afterwards that much easier.

An open air chefs kitchen


Ideally your outdoor kitchen will be located close to your indoor kitchen as inevitably you will have to dash in for items. This kitchen also has a fabulous sliding pass through window to the indoor kitchen area, the ultimate in convenience.

Adjacent to the outdoor dining area, the cook will always feel included


Create an inviting social space so that the cook can mingle with the guests. And don’t forget lighting in your design – look for a combination of task and mood lighting.

The Magic of Fall in Steamboat Springs

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

The Magic of Fall in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

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Spectacular landscapes and crisp fresh air, possibly the most magical time of the year!

Fabulous color can be found throughout Routt County at the moment, and is there a better place to enjoy it than from the sanctuary of your own home? Well, certainly not if you are the owner of 2890 Bucks Path in Elkins Meadow. This 7,400+ custom home is nestled in the mountains, mere minutes from downtown Steamboat Springs. Take a glimpse of fall from a new perspective:

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Whether inside the home or out, the varying hues of red, yellow, purple, black, orange, pink, magenta, blue and brown makes a dramatic statement. To put it simply, it’s breathtaking.

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The current owners describe the neighborhood and environment surrounding their home as national park-esque…  and we can certainly see why.

Where Western Charm And European Flair Meet

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Where Western Charm And European Flair Meet

The Highmark is a unique Steamboat Springs property. From the European inspired architecture to the bold color palette, it stands out from its surrounds for a multitude of reasons.


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The red carpet. Not an actual red carpet but you’ll be treated like there is one.  From the moment the Highmark’s shuttle, a Cadillac Escalade, picks you up from the airport, the staff makes it their mission to treat owners and guests like royalty.



Amenities thoughtful in kind and design. Ski locker room, indoor / outdoor heated swimming pool, covered outdoor hot tub, fitness facility with all the bells and whistles, shuttle service, and owners lounge. All immaculately presented and maintained to a level typically unseen.



Winter 2016/2017 Flight Schedule for Steamboat Springs, CO

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Winter 2016/2017 Flight Schedule for Steamboat Springs, CO

Looking forward to winter? Well here is the current schedule for winter 2016/2017 flights into the Steamboat Springs airport (HDN) to help you start planning!

Direct Flights Winter 2016/2017 Into Steamboat Springs (HDN)

Direct Flights Destinations Winter 2016/2017 To & From Steamboat Springs (HDN)

New this winter are flights direct to San Diego, California, but you might already know that from our recent blog post Travel To SoCal Just Got Easier! The nonstop flight program now includes 12 major cities to link both our domestic and international guests and home owners.

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So time to start dreaming, planning and saving for your winter adventures. And if you would prefer to buy then rent or get a hotel, search the latest real estate listings here.



Want to learn more about me?

Charlie Dresen
Real Estate Associate Broker | Sotheby’s
Change Your Experience