House, 5 Bedrooms + Loft, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10)
About Barry Grahek
We are life long skiers and avid mountain bikers. 2 families own this well-kept ski house, from Denver and Jacksonville. We love sharing this great house with others who will discover what we know: Steamboat is such a great town, ski area, and vacation spot. The people are unbelievably friendly and down to earth, you will feel you belong here. Thanks for looking, Barry.
Barry Grahek purchased this House in 2010
Why Barry Grahek chose Steamboat Springs
Steamboat is known as Ski Town USA because of all the great snow, Champagne Powder is the best ski conditions. The Snow is why you go !!
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Comfortable home, great location in relation to the town, still had parts that were under construction, good for family gatherings
Excellent Place but . . . not 100% guest ready for us
Overall - excellent location and views to the mountains and wild life. Very nice interior finishes and great floor plan for multiple family gatherings. The Owner Barry was very helpful in getting us settled in, but there were multiple "little things" that made us feel like the property was not fully inspected and 100% Guest-ready for us prior to our arrival which took away many hours of our vacation in having to work thru these issues with the Owner over the phone. At the end of the day, not a huge deal, but frustrating that we had to help get the property 100% ready and operational for our 100% enjoyment. Those frustrations aside, I would totally stay there again, given that we don't encounter a similar circumstance and are guaranteed that the house is fully inspected prior to our arrival.
Lovely Colorado home with great views!
Lots of space for 3 families to live, sleep and eat! Great views of Steamboat mountain ski resort, easy 5 minute drive to the Meadows parking lot and a very quiet residential setting close to downtown. The hot tub got a workout! Very nice home!
Of note, no one was there to meet us when we arrived, but we were able to get into the house, just had to wait to get more information about access codes and washer/dryer info from the owner. The owner did check in with us after we contacted them to make sure our stay was going well.
We appreciated the chance to stay there!
Plenty of room!!!
We had three families there and was plenty spacious for all of us....
Skiing and snowmobiles!
This year we did an adults only family reunion in Steamboat Springs. We love the mountains, but this was our first time in Steamboat. We will definitely come back with the kids next time. There are so many activities they would enjoy, like the Winter Carnival... We had such a blast!
We brought our snowmobiles and were thrilled that the house has so much room for parking. There are so many great places to ride. That was the most fun for some of our family. The rest of our group would not come off of the ski slopes, except to eat or sit in the hot tub.
The town is great, but the house is the perfect place to return at the end of the day after we had worn ourselves out. There is so much room to relax, thaw out, and enjoy each other's company around the fireplace. The hot tub was perfect too. You can see the slopes from right there at the hot tub!
The owner was helpful with a few special requests we had (Thanks Barry!). We would definitely like to return next year.
The only thing that could have made it better was if we had more time to stay. We will definitely plan better next time. Next time, we will plan for a full week, or more.
Marcus, your group seemed like so much fun. I know you guys took full advantage of all of the fun winter activities in Steamboat Springs. We are really honored that you chose our home for your trip. We hope you will consider staying with us again next time!
Lots of Space, Easy access to the slopes!
We are three families with kids that share the house which it accommodates with no problems. Plenty of space for everyone to spread out, yet a nice open Kitchen/Dining/Living room area to socialize. This is our 2nd time staying here and the owners are very responsive if you need anything. Without a doubt, we'd stay here again. I'd give it 4.5 stars if it would let me.
Specific to the house, nice place with many updated parts but a few areas could use a little attention. The bottom bedroom off the front entrance is showing it's age along with the shower area. Hot tub is very clean and awesome to use after a full day on the slopes. Which brings us to getting to the slopes. Very easy as it's a straight after out of the neighborhood and just a few miles away to the free parking lot with bus shuttle. Very easy to get to and use.
Only slight negative is the "winter maintenance" aspect. Hot tub area and deck (snow almost to the top of the handrails) had not been shoveled in quite some time. This was addressed promptly after the phone call. Also, the driveway was pretty packed down with snow which we'd recommend 4wd for sure in the winter. While the kind of storm you dream of happened the first 24 hours of our stay (24" of new snow!) and packed down already, we managed to get our 4wd's stuck a few times. Watch out for the extra space/parking area on the left of the driveway. With the slope of it, a Silverado 1500 met it's match! Eventually got it out, but took a bit. Last, the gas grill was not accessible in the event you planned to use it in the winter. Buried in snow next to the hot tub.
Thanks for sharing your home with us Barry!
-CO based families
Steve, thank you so much for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your trip. You are right! The snow is awesome until it starts to pile up a little too high. I'm glad we were able to get that handled quickly for you.
We would love to have you stay with us again on your next trip to Steamboat Springs.
Howelson Hill, Steamboat's first ski hill, offers ski jumping to those interested in something completely different. The first week in February marks the annual Winter Carnival, complete with "the Lighted Man" and horse-drawn skiers in the streets of downtown Steamboat. . The final week of ski season is known for the comical Cardboard Derby, where "floats" made only of cardboard and string, compete to see who can make it to the base of the mountain. In the summer from Memorial Day to the end of July, the Rodeo is in town on weekend nights. Come see real cowboys in action. Hike Fish Creek Falls, one of the most scenic locations in town. Fish and tube on the Yampa River. And take the kids to an old fashioned soda fountain at Lyon's Drug Store in downtown Steamboat.