Archive for the ‘Wildlife In Steamboat Springs’ Category

Snow, Water, Rivers and our Environment – VIDEO

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

The ski area just closed. And there’s still snow on the mountains- but less than there was last year.  Snow and water are big deal Colorado. Water brings life to the Yampa valley and without it, Steamboat would be a lot different.  The Yampa and Elk rivers flow through Steamboat Springs creating great recreation for everyone. But cold water is something we need to think more about and get involved in keeping it here.

Here’s a great video that touches on our climate, water, and trout.

COLD WATERS from Conservation Hawks on Vimeo.

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Steamboat Mud Season – What to Know

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Steamboat Mud Season – What to Know

Steamboat Springs locals and visitors enjoyed a fun closing weekend at Steamboat Resort as legendary reggae band, Steel Pulse, ​ brought our ski season to a close with their incredible music. It was awesome!


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Steel Pulse on stage for Steamboat Resort’s closing day


Now that the mountain is closed for skiing, our town enjoys a little “mud season” before the Resort opens again for mountain biking and festivities and our summer fun begins. Mud season, our unofficial 5th season, is when many of our businesses take a little time off before the busyness of the next tourist season. Locals enjoy this time because the town is quiet, parking is plentiful and businesses run outstanding specials.

Some years we really do have mud to contend with but not so much this year. Our trails have dried out quite a bit already, flowers are in bloom, and the sandhill cranes are back in the valley to raise their young.

Steamboat Springs, CO Among NY Times’ 52 Places To Go in 2015

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Steamboat Springs Among NY Times’ 52 Places To Go in 2015


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Overlooking downtown Steamboat Springs and the Yampa River in the summer.

Steamboat Springs was recently included in a New York Times article, “52 Places To Go in 2015“.   Our small Colorado mountain town is listed as #19 actually. Further validation for our community that we have something really special going on here.

It’s not just our world-class Steamboat Ski Resort or our naturally therapeutic hot springs. It’s not just the endless miles of mountain bike, skating and running trails used for any and every outdoor recreational activity you can think of. It’s not even having Colorado’s oldest continually operating ski area and winter sports club from which 88 Olympians have been produced, as the NYT article mentions.


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Howelsen Hill at night.

Dream Builder Needed for Stagecoach Lake Land

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Dream Builder Needed for Stagecoach Lake Land

Located just 20 minutes from Steamboat Springs adjacent to the recreational offerings of Stagecoach Lake is an opportunity for someone to bring to life their NW Colorado mountain dreams.

Here, at 31045 Lynx Basin Way, sits a foundation and infrastructure…

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…for a wonderful home to take advantage of incredible views of Stagecoach Lake and…..

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….Woodchuck Mountain.

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Plans for a beautiful home with main level living and a walk-out lower level are included. This home was designed to capture the views and serenity.

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This 3.58 acre lot (#11) is flat and extremely private surrounded by Gambel oak trees. This is the best lot for views in Lynx Basin Estates.

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Bring your builder and start living your mountain dreams today at Lynx Basin Estates. Imagine wildlife out your window, fishing just yards away and world-class skiing within 20 minutes. If you would like more information, please contact me.

Ski Town USA’s History Comes to Life in Film Series

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Ski Town USA’s History Comes to Life in Film Series

The Tread of Pioneers Museum in Steamboat is hosting its first Winter Film Series which will highlight the mountain town’s snow-loving roots. Donated vintage films, old school promotional videos and home movie footage will be showcased over the next few months via free showings at the Chief Theater downtown. The first showing, Ski! A Century of Skiing in Colorado, will premier tonight at 6p.m. then every third Tuesday of each month through March a different film will be shown.

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See you there! If you want to look at everything listed in Steamboat Springs click here. 


Charlie Dresen
Real Estate Associate Broker | Sotheby’s
Local Knowledge | Global Exposure | Defining Service
970-846-6435 |
610 Market Place Plaza, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Top 10 Reasons to Buy THIS Steamboat Home – Video Blog

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Top 10 Reasons to Buy THIS Steamboat Home – Video Blog


870 Mauna Kea Drive in the convenient Fish Creek Falls neighborhood is a fantastic home for sale in Steamboat Springs. Here are 10 reasons why it’s the best one on the market at this price point.  Ok, so really there are 11 reasons. But in fact there are so many reasons to buy this home I just can’t list them all.

If you want to search all the MLS in Steamboat click the link.

For questions about this or any Steamboat Springs property, please contact me.


Charlie Dresen

Real Estate Associate Broker | Sotheby’s
Local Knowledge Global Exposure Defining Service 
970-846-6435  |
610 Market Place Plaza, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
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Billy Kidd Ranch Lake Views & Land For Sale

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Billy Kidd Ranch Land For Sale

I can not imagine a better place to build the home of your dreams than here in northwest Colorado, specifically on this 70-acre parcel offered at Billy Kidd Ranch.  Located next to Stagecoach Lake just 15 miles south of Steamboat Springs, aka Ski Town USA, this property offers the very best of our magnificent Yampa Valley.

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Well-maintained paved roads meander along the north shore of Stagecoach Lake to the driveway. Views of the lake, Flat Tops Wilderness Area, the Continental Divide and the Stagecoach Elk Preserve provide more wildlife than you can shake a stick at. This particular parcel has two designated home building sites and a well-producing well on the property. Your view of this American West will never be obstructed.

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Steamboat Lake Homes Provide Ultimate Relaxation

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Steamboat Lake Homes Provide Ultimate Relaxation

Sometimes the best thing for your body, mind and spirit is time in the mountains. The fresh mountain air, the sounds of birds singing and wind rustling the leaves on trees, stargazing without the interruption of city and street lights, and nature’s playground with its boundless opportunity for relaxing hikes and recreation are the perfect recipe for relaxation and rejuvenation. See all the real estate available in Steamboat here.

If you are looking for this kind of renewal, whether as a getaway a few times a year or full-time living, these two homes in north Routt county are perfect.

Located just 25 minutes from Steamboat Springs, the quiet mountain town of Clark and surroundings offer year-round outdoor recreational activities as well as solitude that you expect in the mountains.


26805 Placer Place, Clark, CO

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Honey, OMG, Look at the Bear!

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Location, Views & Design

You will undoubtedly see bears from the deck, but if stellar views, contemporary design and proximity to trails are priorities for your Steamboat home, then 870 Mauna Kea may be just the home for you.

Bears in Steamboat

You will be immediately drawn in by the expansive views. Sounds of the water feature in the entry will further set your soul at ease.

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This 5 bedroom home offers space for everyone with 5,341 square feet. A formal living room with gas fireplace, the wall of windows and maple and travertine floors contribute to this home’s elegance.

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When the weather is nice, the deck is where you will want to be. Here you can soak up the sun, breathe in the fresh mountain air, watch the wildlife (including bear at times) below and enjoy views for as far as the eye can see.

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Steamboat Summer Camps

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Steamboat Summer Camps

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Youth Rock Climbing in Steamboat Springs

The end of Spring Break typically marks the time where we parents turn our attention to planning the kids’ summer camps and activities. To help in preventing the dreaded words, “I’m bored” from escaping your child’s mouth this summer, I have created a a list of day camps, sport and other activity camps taking place in Steamboat Springs. I hope these ideas contribute to the entire family’s summer happiness.

Summer Day Camps

Kids’ Adventure Club at the Steamboat Ski Resort. Age appropriate activities and adventures for 3-12 year olds.

Adventure Bound in Steamboat Springs. Age appropriate activities and adventures for 3 year olds – 6th grade.

Boys & Girls Club of Northwest Colorado Summer Camp. Drop-in program for children aged 6-18 years old.

Yampatika Environmental Camp Summer Program. Age-specific programs led by experienced Naturalists. No two weeks are the same.

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Adventures abound in Steamboat Springs