I've traveled to many ski desitnations and stayed at many ski condos. If you're going to ski Steamboat and you're willing to consider properties that are not ski-in/ski-out, The West provides a great value. Clean, comfortable, well-appointed, great service, The West delivers all the above. The walk to the gondola is no more than 250 - 300 yards, or you can opt to ride the free shuttle that comes through about every 20-minutes (it's a 2-minute ride to the gondola drop-off and then you'll still walk about 50 yards).
I traveled with my fiance and another couple. We stayed 3 nights and dined in for all our meals. The kitchen had everything we needed and the grocery store (City Market) is just a 5-minute drive away. I think you can take the free shuttle to the grocery store too but we rented a car (The West has ample parking). Huge bonus -- two nice new bbq grills located by the pool area. I grilled out each night, but if you're planning to do this be prepared to dig the grill out of the snow (but then that's a good thing, right?). The front desk clerk told me he'd never seen anyone grill out in mid-winter, but I do it all the time in Chicago!!
There's a heated pool and two nice hot tubs with men's and women's changing rooms just steps away, all very clean and convenient.
Our condo unit was a 2-BR/2-Bath split-level with bedrooms downstairs and the kitchen/dining/living area upstairs. The only drawback we noted was that both bathrooms were downstairs rather than one up/one down.
This was my 4th trip to ski Steamboat and the first time I've stayed at The West. I am sure I'll return to ski Steamboat again and when I do from now on I'll be staying at The West.
Enjoy the skiing and enjoy The West.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perched atop its own private hillside, The West Condominiums offer spectacular views of the Steamboat Ski Area and the Yampa Valley, along with a completely convenient location and moderate pricing. A recent addition to Mountain Resorts' extensive inventory of Steamboat vacation rentals, this popular Steamboat lodging complex provides guests with a mountaintop retreat located directly above Steamboat's mountain village. The West resort property offers a clubhouse with onsite check-in and staff, as well as an outdoor heated pool with two covered hot tubs. A gas fireplace in every condo sets the tone for a relaxing evening after an exhilarating day of reveling in Steamboat's legendary powder. The four lodging buildings, as well as the clubhouse, all are easily accessible from the central parking lot and are only some 200 yards from the mountain village and Steamboat Gondola. Whether you're enjoying The West as a winter or summer getaway, a short stroll down the West-to-Village access path leads you directly to the gondola and Christie Express lift, Steamboat Snow School, Kids Vacation Center, and the shops and restaurants at the Steamboat base area. Complimentary on-call shuttle service is provided by Mountain Resorts during the winter months for easy access to the grocery store and downtown Steamboat Springs. During summer, enjoy scenic views from the pool and outdoor grill area, or stroll to the Steamboat Ski Area promenade, where you can cool your feet in the refreshing Rocky Mountain stream that flows through the base area. Summer activities and events such as free concerts and art exhibits further enhance Steamboat's splendid summertime surroundings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The West Condominiums Hotel Steamboat Springs