It’s Not a Mountain Home Without a Fireplace

After a much appreciated extended fall here in the Yampa Valley, Old Man Winter has finally set in. Fallen snow seems to be here for the duration as does low temperatures. It makes me want to curl up in front of the fire.

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Dry stack stone gas fireplace at 2030 Homestead Court.

I see some beautiful fireplaces in homes for sale here in Steamboat Springs. Like the dry stack stone gas above. Nearly every mountain home has a fireplace and nearly every buyer wants one. Here is a small sampling of great those found in homes around Steamboat.


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Highmark at Steamboat luxury condo fireplace.

Most fireplaces within Steamboat city limits run on natural gas. They burn clean and are energy efficient. Here is a classic clean-lined example with wood mantel. I can already see the stockings hung with care here.


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River rock fireplace on Meadowbrook Circle.

This home on Meadowbrook Circle features river rock surround and a solid wood and log mantel. The tongue and groove ceiling adds even more warmth to this beautiful home.


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Wood-burning fireplace in Old Town Steamboat home.

Some people prefer a wood-burning fire, like this floor to ceiling Telluride Gold stone fireplace and chimney. The heated solid stone bench seats next to the fireplace make it really cozy.


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Telluride Gold stone chimney.

Here is an exterior shot of the massive Telluride Gold stone chimney. It’s a beauty.


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Gas fireplace in bedroom in Steamboat Springs.

A fire in the bedroom is a real bonus. I like the lines of this custom metal gas fireplace surrounded by Buff Sandstone slabs.


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Wood-burning stove in mountain cabin.

There are still those traditionalists out there who prefer the good old-fashioned wood-burning stove. Of course today’s wood-burning stoves burn cleaner and are more energy efficient than those of the past.


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My outdoor firepit.

My favorite fireplace, however, is not a fireplace at all. It is the outdoor firepit on my patio here in Steamboat Springs. Overlooking Emerald Mountain and Strawberry Park, it’s perfect for every season.

Stay warm,


Charlie Dresen
Real Estate Associate Broker | Sotheby’s
Local Knowledge | Global Exposure | Defining Service 
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