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Oct. 26, 2020

Why Fall is the Best Time to Live in the Mountains

In Colorado, summers seem to fly by. One minute we are packing away our Patagonia fleeces and pulling out Chocos and the next it's time for our overflowing amount of fleeces to make their appearance again. However, ask any local what their favorite time of the year in the mountains is and most of them will answer with a resounding - Fall. The fall is a hidden gem in the mountains. The aspens turn to gold, the wildlife makes more appearances, town is less crowded and more laid back. 

 

Autumn in the mountains is also considered Steamboat Springs “off season.” This is the time for locals to reset in the anticipation of winter. In this article, we will go over why fall is the best time to visit, play and live in the mountains. 

 

Fewer People

As much as the local mountain folks appreciate having visitors in town to mingle with and fill local businesses, they also enjoy the reset in the fall. With school starting around the country, mountain towns typically have fewer visitors which means more room to play on the trails, shop at the stores, and hang with other locals at the bar and restaurants all while being able to find a parking spot. 

Soak 

 

Photo Credit: Uncover Colorado

 

Steamboat Springs is not only known for its champagne powder but also its natural hot springs especially Strawberry Hot Springs which is a few short miles out of town. While this activity hits the spot year round, fall is often the best time for a soak. Fall foliage, cool air, less crowds, and the laid back mountain town vibe is in full swing at the springs. 

 

Scenery 

 

Nothing beats the aspens turning golden in Colorado surrounded by majestic snow capped peaks. The views are endless as you explore town, Steamboat Mountain, and the surrounding trails. Not only are there endless miles of trails to explore but you can also take a scenic drive to leaf peep. Our favorites are Rabbit Ears Pass, Elk River Road, and Buffalo Pass. 

 

Best time to get outside

 

 

With the cooler weather, less tourists, and beautiful scenery, getting outside during the fall is the best time to hit the trails, walk around town, rake leaves, and to bring the autumn colors inside your house. It is also the last chance to tidy up any yard work left over from the summer. Make sure to check out our favorite trail located on Buff Pass, Flash of Gold, that was named for the aspen trees that line the trail and light the trail in gold as the leaves change. 

 

Town creativity

 

Photo Credit: Mountain Top Brewery

 

Similar to locals resetting in the fall, it is also a great time for businesses to reset before the busy winter rush of explorers arrive into town. This includes changing decor, menus, inventory, and getting creative with seating. Many of the restaurants in Steamboat Springs are creating heated, outdoor oases such as yurts and tents to adhere to social distancing measures while keeping guests safe, warm and cozy. A great example is Mountain Tap Brewery, They are setting up gondola cars on their expansive patio so you can enjoy sipping your beer from your very own private gondola car. 

 

Unbeatable Deals

 

With the dip in tourists and the changing of seasons comes incredible deals. Hotels typically have more vacancy, spas offer discounts, retail stores offer sales on summer gear, and restaurants offer off season specials. Fall is a great time to take advantage of these savings. Everything about this unique mountain town is still there but less on your pocketbook. If you’re in the mood for relaxation, check out Waterside Spa. During the autumn season, if you book a 90 minute massage, receive a free pedicure. There’s nothing like loose muscles and pretty toes going into ski season. 

 

While all seasons in the mountains are spectacular, there’s something about the crisp air, fall foliage, and no pressure to ski everyday that makes you long to spend time in the mountains during the fall.  Steamboat Springs is filled with activities, community, and culture. 

 

The area is also filled with beautiful mountain homes for every type of buyer. I have lived in Steamboat for numerous years and would love to help you find your ideal mountain escape so you can enjoy all the fun Steamboat has to offer. Please reach out anytime. 

Aug. 12, 2020

Came for the Skiing, Stayed for the Community

Unlike the big city noises and urban traffic, the atmosphere of mountain communities is quiet, laid back, and personal.  The focus in these communities typically consists of close connections with people, nature, and experiences. Residents value good conversations, friendships, and adventure. It creates a melting pot of people from all over the world that have shared values.

 

With fewer distractions and less people than urban areas, familiar faces are all around. It’s typical to know all your neighbors, barista, bartender, and mayor. You might run into them in the lift line, on the street, or at the top of your favorite mountain trail. This close knit community has a strong support system built on a work hard/play hard attitude.  

 

Steamboat Springs, Colorado exemplifies these community characteristics. People typically move to Steamboat for the same reasons - outdoor adventures, more space to roam, and to build meaningful relationships. It’s not uncommon for someone to move for a winter to ski and end up staying for years. The people make the community special and the people here are incredible.

 

 

Being surrounded by nature in the mountains has a positive effect on your metal and physical health. Feelings of stress, anxiety, depression, and anger dissipate. When these toxic feelings are reduced, people tend to be more relaxed and kinder. It’s often said, “You are who you surround yourself with” and mountain town people tend to be the “good ones.” 

 

Many community members take an active role in their community. They have found ways to give their time to worthwhile civic, nonprofit and service organizations. There are more than 100 official charities in Routt County making it easy for newcomers to get involved. During hard times, locals have stepped up to help others through donations, food drives, grocery shopping, childcare and more. Locals have also stepped up to help small businesses by shopping local, ordering takeout, and buying gift cards. 

 

The Steamboat Springs Chamber of Commerce has been putting together resources for both employers and employees during these times of unknown, as well as aiding in helping businesses navigate loans through the Small Business Bureau. Steamboat truly exemplifies the saying “we are all in this together” and the city is committed to helping one another through good and bad times. 

 

Not only are there numerous community opportunities to get involved with, economic opportunities are growing in Steamboat such as the development of the Steamboat Springs Economic Development Council. This council provides resources for entrepreneurs and small businesses by providing leadership, economic programs and support to encourage a strong business atmosphere for business owners and employees. 

 

Photo Credit: Main Street Steamboat

 

Entrepreneurs are moving to mountain towns to set up shop away from the hustle and bustle of the city. There are entrepreneurs of all scales in mountain towns ranging from remote founders of Fortune 500 companies to entrepreneurs starting their first local business. The best part about the mountain community mentality is that people are more than willing to share knowledge and lend a helping hand to those with less experience. With this strong economic innovation and community involvement, high quality jobs are becoming more accessible. 

 

No matter which mountain town you decide to lay down roots, get ready to make lifelong friends in a tight-knit community.  We are all here for the same reason - to have adventures, make connections, and live the dream. This is what makes Yampa Valley such a unique place to live, work and play. 

 

Angela Ashby has lived and worked in Steamboat for many years. She has hiked, walked, biked, and even driven every corner. Angela is involved in the community and sits on the chair of the Steamboat Board of Realtors. Being an expert in the area, she would love to help you get immersed in the Steamboat community. Reach out

Posted in Community
June 23, 2020

Living the Mountain Life

 

 

How many times have you traveled to the mountains and looked at a real estate app to scope out the local housing market? Living in the mountains does not have to be only a dream while you’re traveling. What if you could have it all - live, work, and play where you vacation? There’s nothing quite as special as waking up to catch the first chair on a powder day or hitting the trails on your bike surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.  

 

The number of people leaving urban areas is at an all time high. People are prioritizing quality of life and the mountain lifestyle is pretty special. These last few months our world has experienced higher than usual stressful times. We are very fortunate to have a mountain lifestyle we can “escape” to and destress while surrounded by natural beauty. But do you really have to go back? We’ve compiled our top reasons why mountain life might be your next best move. 

 

Quality of Life

 

It’s no surprise with all the fresh mountain air, exercise, and laid back lifestyle that quality of life is so high in the mountains. In fact, Colorado mountain towns boast some of the longest longevity in the country. Summit County has the longest life expectancy in the entire United States at 86.86 years old. If you weren’t already health conscious before moving to the mountains, expect a health revolution and major boost in quality of life. Most residents in mountain towns are health “nuts” which helps them power up the ski resort on their morning trail run or take endless powder runs after a foot of new champagne powder. 

 

Plenty of exercise opportunities

 

 

The exercise opportunities of living in the mountains are endless. You can easily get your daily exercise in while having a blast doing it. One of the toughest decisions you will have to make in a day is whether you want to go for a lunch ski run, go for a hike, or hit the trails for a mountain bike ride. Living in a mountain town will encourage you to “level up” your amount of activity, get out of your comfort zone, and seek adventure with like-minded people all while reaping the health benefits. 

 

Natural Social Distancing 

 

Our mountain town of Steamboat Springs, Colorado has hundreds of miles of trails for walking, running, and mountain biking. While some trails are busier than others, it’s common for most of them to be the only soul in sight, giving adventurers plenty of room to “social distance.” You may be sharing the trail with wildlife but if you come across another person, you will have plenty of room to give at least 6 feet, most likely much more. We cannot say the same about a trail in a crowded city. 

 

Family Friendly

 

 

If you’re craving a safe atmosphere where your children will grow up to be strong, independent, adventurous, community driven human beings, then mountain town living is for you. Since mountain towns tend to be small, everyone knows each other by name. They all look out for the community members. You and your kids will have forever adventure buddies. It is also common for mountain towns to play hooky from school one day per week to go skiing. We call it “ski PE.” Not to mention, your kids will have the best mountain views from their school while enjoying the endless opportunities mountain towns provide. 

 

The Community

 

Photo credit: Library of Congress

 

We cannot emphasize enough the great, tight-knit community mountain towns offer. The people tend to be relaxed, adventurous, creative, spontaneous, diverse, and fun loving folks. It’s common to head to the store and run into 5 people you know - your child’s teacher, neighbor, yoga instructor, best friend, and possibly the mayor. This means you will have friends everywhere you go! People all flock to the mountains for the same reason - to have adventures, make connections, and live the dream. 

 

Hopefully this article has convinced you to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, and head to the mountains. I have walked, biked, and even driven through every inch of my hometown, Steamboat Springs, Colorado. My love for Colorado began when I was 10 on my first ski trip to the mountains and has only grown through the years. I thoroughly enjoy sharing the dream with other locals, visitors, and new residents. If you need more convincing, I am here to answer all of your questions. Reach out today. 

 

Angela Ashby, RE/MAX Partners 

Posted in Community
Aug. 23, 2019

3 Day Steamboat Pass | Buy Now!

SKI AND RIDE STEAMBOAT

Steamboat

For those of you traveling here or just want a few days to ski, Steamboat is now offering their 3-day pass for $199. You have until Aug 26th to purchase online, so don't delay.

Click here to purchase

HURRY, PRICE IS GOOD THROUGH 8/26 - $199

SKI OR RIDE 3 DAYS AT STEAMBOAT DURING THE 2019/20 SEASON FOR $67/DAY

• Days do not have to be used consecutively.

• Limit one pass per person.

• Pass is non-transferable and non-refundable.

• Pass not valid December 26 - 31, 2019

Posted in Winter
Aug. 19, 2019

New Construction! Steamboat Lofts at Riverside

Exterior Steamboat Lofts

Modern. Contemporary. Fun.

Recently, you might have seen on my newsletter that we have launched the project Steamboat Lofts at Riverside. This is exciting new boutique project on the west side of Steamboat is going to be a great addition to that side of town. 

This project offers a realistic ownership opportunity to live or work. It includes 9 residential condos and 5 separate professional office spaces. Condos start at $370,000 and Offices start at $99,000.

Whether you are a professional, creative or someone who wants to get into the housing market, this is THE spot! The project incorporates the contemporary design of loft construction with attention to clean lines, contemporary kitchens and baths, outdoor living, garage and a large community rooftop deck. For those seeking a more urban feel, this is for you! Nearby access to restaurants, breweries, retailers, the Yampa River, the Core Trail, free transit makes this a prime location to live or work and the price point is amazing!

We have broken ground, so reserve your spot now for spring 2020 completion! 

It's super easy to reserve your spot: 

  • $5,000 reserves your choice of condo, $3,000 for offices and this money goes towards the 5% earnest money and is held by Land Title.
  • You have a document and loan review period of approximately 30 days and then the balance of the 5% earnest money is due. 
  • We will have finish options available soon for you to choose.
  • There are 6 garages available, so first come first served. We will have storage areas for the 2 condos without garages
  • There is one ADA compliant unit available with 618 SF, 1-car garage and is priced at $275,000
  • Offices will have sealed concrete floors and drywall, but if you would like a tenant finish we can bid that for you

RESIDENTIAL FEATURES

2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms

1-Car Garage (first come first served)

Gas Fireplace, Gas Range / Oven

Quartz Countertops

Stainless Steel Appliances

A/C Units

"LVP" Durable Flooring

Porcelain/Ceramic Tile in Bathrooms

Plenty of Storage in units

Vaulted Ceilings in 3rd floor units

Spacious Outdoor Living / Rooftop Deck

OFFICE SPACE FEATURES

Sealed Concrete Floors

A/C Unit

Common Area Kitchenette, Bathrooms, Deck

 

The website www.SteamboatLofts.com is a great resource. Currently, we have 3 under contract so don't delay as this is a small project and the good ones will go fast.

Contact me for additional details! angela@yoursteamboathome.com or 970.819.4897

 

Live. Play. Own.

Posted in Local Real Estate
April 8, 2019

Trailside Village in Steamboat

The new condo project, Trailside Village in Steamboat is getting some traction as we have 13 under contract and a few more in the works. It's been a long time since we have seen new condo construction in Steamboat and this first phase will bring 46 units to the market. The property will have 1,2 and 3 bedroom condos. All of the 2+ bedroom units will have a garage and carport and there are two more one bedroom condos left with a carport and storage unit. Groundbreaking this spring and completion summer of 2020, don't miss out on pre-construction pricing. I have all of the details, so let's talk soon about securing your spot in Steamboat. www.trailsidevillagesteamboat.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live. Play. Own.

YourSteamboatHome.com

Posted in Local Real Estate
Jan. 22, 2019

Real Estate Numbers for December 2018-Steamboat Springs

Here is some data that provides a snapshot of the state of real estate in and around Steamboat Springs from year-end December 2018 numbers. We are seeing steady activity across most sectors and find that we still need inventory in the $400-800k range of single family and duplex properties with garages. Buyers are actively looking and we are witnessing multiple offers when the property is priced right and fits the criteria. In other words, it's still a great time to sell.

Live. Play. Own.

YourSteamboatHome.com

Posted in Local Real Estate
Nov. 16, 2018

Opening Day at Steamboat! 5 Day Countdown

Steamboat ski area is opening next Wednesday November 21st. This isn't going to be your ordinary opening day! They are pulling out all the stops. The festivities begin at 7:30 am, so get your coffee on early. Meet up at Gondola Square and toast to the 2018-19 ski season with complimentary mimosas, donuts and the most exciting part of the celebration is the "Snow Dance" performed by the Northern Ute Indian Tribe.

I suspect it will be something similar to Northern Ute Indian Tribe-Snow Dance that was performed in Park City. I can't wait!! 

Keep up with the latest in snow conditions and activities on Steamboat.com

I hope to see you 'round the mountain!

Live. Play. Own.

Posted in Events
Oct. 30, 2018

Halloween and Housing in Steamboat Springs

It's that fun time of the year around here, when most of Steamboat congregates downtown for the Halloween Stroll. Adults and children are busy trying to figure out their costumes and let me say, Steamboat has some of the most creative people on the planet. If you haven't experienced this event, get it on your books for next year.

 

 

The latest real estate transaction are posted here. If you want to see them every week, then please like my facebook page

 

Until next time, have a wicked fun Halloween and let me know if I can assist with your real estate needs!

 

Live. Play. Own. 

July 2, 2018

Steamboat Springs named 3rd in best small towns to visit!

US News and World Report just released an article on top small towns to visit in the US and Steamboat Springs showed up as 3rd! I know I know, many of us already understand this but it's always cool to get national recognition. Whether it's the western heritage, world-class skiing and mountain biking, fishing, hiking or just hanging out by the river we have it all. Constant bluebird skies and thousands of acres of nearby wilderness make this small town something special. Then, there's the town itself, the people, the beauty, sense of community and endless activities available for people of all ages. 

For article, click here.

If you haven't visited here lately, get on up here! 

 

Live. Play. Own.

Posted in Community