We traveled to Steamboat at the end of Jan 2008 for a family ski trip with our 12 & 9 year old boys. This was our first trip to Steamboat.
I researched on the web and was deciding between a few of the condos near the Gondola base. I called the Steamboat Resorts central reservation number and was greeted by a friendly representative (no waiting on hold either!). She was very helpful in describing the different properties. I decided on Canyon Creek based on her recommendation that this property was newer and had washers/dryers in each unit - this proved very handy.
I also booked airport transfers through them with Alpine Taxi.
Upon arriving at Hayden airport Alpine Taxi seemed well organized and waiting for us. Driver was quite entertaining over the half hour drive to town.
Check in at Canyon Creek was very easy and quick. The staff was extremely pleasant with one of them escorting us to our unit and showing us where everything was along the way including the ski lockers which are in the parking garage close to the main entrance where the shuttles pick up and drop off.
I have always hated the hassle of renting equipment - especially getting the kids outfitted. This time we tried something new - in room rentals. I used a service called Straight-to-you . I found them on the web ([-]) . They were great - I called ahead and gave them our info – ht, weight, shoe size etc. They brought everything to the room including selection of boots. Equipment was all good quality –– price was very competitive. They were very pleasant. They also switched out my wife’s boots twice during the week when she wanted to try a slightly different size – even met us at the mountain one day.
The condo units were nicely equipped – fireplace, full kitchen, even a complimentary bottle of wine. It was very clean and well kept. We had a 2 bedroom – lots of space.
There was a nice outdoor pool and hot tub – the kids enjoyed that a few of the evenings. Nice exercise room too if you’re not exhausted from skiing.
The shuttle service to the mountain ran very frequently – we seldom had to wait more than about 5 minutes . Although this property is not ski in/out the close proximity and frequent shuttles made the price difference well worth it. In the evening they had shuttles to downtown and to the grocery stores. We were glad we didn’t bother renting a car.
On our scheduled last day a big storm was hitting Chicago canceling our flights. Luckily we were called by United before checking out. The front desk staff was very helpful in arranging for us to stay on another night and were able to juggle things so we didn’t have to switch units (our unit was originally booked for another guest to be coming into). As we had anticipated this possibly happening we hadn’t yet arranged for our skis to be picked up – one quick call to Straight-to-You rentals and we kept our skis another day and were back on the slopes for an extra bonus day of skiing – no hassles.
We had a great time in Steamboat and would highly recommend Canyon Creek.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in prestigious EagleRidge, Canyon Creek offer spacious 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom condominiums. These fully equipped vacation rentals have open floorplans, gas fireplaces, private oversized decks and a washer/dryer in-unit. Property amenities include heated underground parking, complimentary ski storage, outdoor hot tub, outdoor pool and exercise room. Located only 200 yards from the gondola, Canyon Creek services include ski shuttle, on-call shuttle, on-site front desk, bell and guest services staff. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Canyon Creek Condominiums Hotel Steamboat Springs