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Steamboat, and the Livin’ is Easy

11/11/2020 04:18PM ● By Rachel Miller

Refuel with craft cocktails and Italian fare at Mambo Italiano. 

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS- A ski town is only as good as its relaxation options after a long day of playing outdoors – and Steamboat Springs has plenty to choose from in that department.

Right in the heart of Steamboat, the Old Town Hot Springs have been a center for rejuvenation for over a century, dating back to the Utes, who first settled this area. OTHS is home to the famous Heart Spring, which supplies the mineral water for all eight of the facility’s pools. It’s also the location of a fitness center, complete with weights, fitness classes, climbing wall and walking track.

To enjoy hot springs in a more remote setting, book a shuttle and head north to Strawberry Park Hot Springs. Take in the beauty of Steamboat winter while soaking in hot springs pools, then book one of the park’s overnight rentals for a relaxing getaway. Make sure to call for a reservation, as new procedures are in place during the 2020-21 winter season.

Curl up with a book from Bud Werner Memorial Library’s extensive collection, or check something else out from their online database of eBooks, audiobooks, videos and music. 

Take a tour of Steamboat’s vibrant arts community, which recently earned a certification as a Creative District from Colorado Creative Industries. Participate in visiting a sampling of downtown galleries the first of each month through First Friday ArtWalk, visit the home of Steamboat Creates at the Depot ArtCenter, view exhibits at the historic Steamboat Art Museum, or view artwork and performances virtually. 

Learn about Steamboat’s Western heritage at the Tread of Pioneers museum, which features a mix of permanent exhibits, like the Olympian Tribute Display, and temporary exhibits like "The Springs of Steamboat: Healing Waters, Sparkling Soda & Mysterious Caves.”

Wet your whistle or dine on delicacies at one of Steamboat’s more than 130 dining and drinking options, many of which have expanded seating and are offering takeout and curbside pickup options. 

There are few better ways to decompress after a day of skiing than by getting pampered at a spa. Let stress and tension dissolve as you partake in everythingfrom massage and facials to skin and body treatments.

If active recovery is what you’re looking for, find balance and tranquilityat one of Steamboat’s many yoga studios. Classes are available for all skill levels, and options include everything from restorative yoga and meditation to hot yoga for a more active practice.