Steamboat Suggestions
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Mike & Dawn
August 6, 2003
Member since 08/6/2003
4 posts
Greetings fellow dcski-ers:

Dawn & I are heading to Steamboat from 2/7-2/14/04. We need some suggestions for lodging. We are considering both slope-side condo and in-town hotel accomodations. I have heard about Rabbit Ears Motel but nothing else. Does anyone have any good recommendations? Thanks!

Mike

PhysicsMan
August 6, 2003
Member since 11/20/2001
218 posts
Humm ... I did a search over on Epic and came up with these. You are right, there aren't all that many mentions of places other than the Rabbit Ears Motel.

http://www.epicski.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=3;t=001603#000000

http://www.epicski.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=3;t=000220#000002

http://www.epicski.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=3;t=000117#000000

http://www.epicski.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=3;t=000135#000001

http://www.epicski.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=3;t=000879#000016

I also favor the Rabbit Ears Motel:

http://www.epicski.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=3;t=001918#000016

but did stay once at Storm Meadows. I don't remember a single thing about it, but I certainly remember the motel.

Tom / PM

[This message has been edited by PhysicsMan (edited 08-06-2003).]

Mike & Dawn
August 7, 2003
Member since 08/6/2003
4 posts
PhysicsMan (btw, are you like a science super-hero? )

Thanks for the links. Have you been to the hot springs across the street? What're they like? And do you know if the Rabbit Ears (or anyone else) sells discounted tickets?

Thanks! Mike

PhysicsMan
August 7, 2003
Member since 11/20/2001
218 posts
Mike & Dawn -

a) ...don't I wish ... (but it is what I do for a living)

b) No, I've never gone across the street to the springs, although I should. My routine on ski trips is very simple and monotonous:

eat, ski, smile, shower, eat, sleep;
eat, ski, smile, shower, eat, sleep;
eat, ski, smile, shower, eat, sleep;
eat, ski, smile, shower, eat, sleep;
etc.

c) I don't know about discounted tickets, but one of the Yahoo discussion groups is "steamboat-friends", and I think I have seen some discussion of discounted tickets over there:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/steamboat-friends/

(you will probably have to regester to get access).

Cheers,

Tom / PM

[This message has been edited by PhysicsMan (edited 08-07-2003).]

JoeSoccerFan
August 8, 2003
Member since 12/19/2001
17 posts
I stayed at the Fairfield Inn (note. as an employee of Marriott - I got a very good employee rate, so take this info with that in mind). It was nice enough. pool, whirlpool were nice after skiing. Complimentary breakfast every morning was nice.

Bad thing - not within walking distance of anything. I'd recommend having a car except if you are going to stay slope-side.

Rabbit ears is right on the edge of town (could be walking distance to town - can't recall).

Enjoy. SBS is like no skiing in the mid-atlantic.

Also, the drive is long. try to arrive by nightfall.

Roy
August 9, 2003
Member since 01/11/2000
609 posts
I went to Steamboat a couple of years ago. I stayed at a condo of a friend of a friend. I had to drive to slopes and to town but it did have a great view of Storm Peak.

We had friends stay at the Rabbit Ear that week. The place was clean and the staff very friendly. It is in walking distance of most anything you'd want to do in town, including the hot springs. (Strawberry Springs is a drive away but is a lot more scenic, esp. with the nudity after 9pm, even though I really wish I hadn't seen some of it).

No word on discount tickets.

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