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Solo Adventures in Steamboat Springs

Thanks to the resort’s multi-million dollar transformation, Steamboat Springs is quickly becoming one of the most exciting vacation destinations in the USA. Whilst Steamboat is known worldwide as a remarkable winter retreat, this mountainside oasis boasts year-round activities in nature. 

No matter the season, outdoor enthusiasts flock to Steamboat Springs for unmissable adventures in nature. This charming town is a particularly popular choice for solo travelers looking to enjoy a mountainside excursion. There’s no need to have a vacation companion to hold your bags while you shred the slopes, because affordable storage lockers are located across the base area.

Here at The Astrid, we’re passionate about helping solo travelers make unforgettable memories in this charming mountain town. That’s why we’ve put together this comprehensive guide of everything you need to know as a solo traveler in Steamboat Springs.

Solo Outdoor Sports in Steamboat Springs

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There’s a mysterious quality about Steamboat Springs that has visitors returning year after year, season after season. Some call it the Yampa Valley Curse!

It’s safe to say, there’s nothing more enchanting than a vacation destination that has ample opportunities for adventure in every season. No matter whether there’s no on the ground, or sweltering heat, Steamboat is full of endless fun for solo travelers.

  • Skiing and Snowboarding: With almost 3000 acres of skiable terrain, luxurious amenities, and snow so good it earned itself a trademark (Champagne Powder® Snow), it’s no wonder Steamboat Springs is disrupting the ski industry as we know it. Everyone from beginner skiers to winter Olympians are welcomed to enjoy the snowy slopes. Solo vacationers may like to join an adult group ski lesson by the world renowned Steamboat Snowsport School, to meet like-minded snowsports lovers, and learn new skills.
  • Snowmobiling: For an adrenaline-fuelled adventure, hop onboard a snowmobile and explore the vast backcountry of Steamboat Springs. For an unforgettable private snowmobiling experience, choose a tour with Thunderstruck Adventures on a fully-private mountain. Tours are personalized to your needs, whether you’re a first-time rider, or a professional.
  • Tubing on the Yampa river: Summer wouldn’t be complete without enjoying this iconic solo activity. Cool off with a relaxing float down the Yampa River on a donut-shaped inner tube. Just down 13th street bridge is a secluded swimming area named the Yampa River’s D-Hole, which is a wonderful spot for slow-paced tubing.
  • Fishing: Anglers of all abilities will enjoy the clear visibility and steady currents available here in Steamboat Springs. Start your fishing adventure at one of the remarkable hidden gem locations, or book a guided fishing expedition.
  • Hiking: Walk at your own pace through one of Steamboat’s remarkable hiking trails. There’s a trail perfect for every kind of mountain explorer, from accessible paved paths, to walking through living history. Solo hikers may wish to join a hiking tour group for extra camaraderie, and the opportunity to learn more about the local area. Yampatika is a popular tour provider for those seeking an immersive experience in nature with expert naturalist guides.

Solo Relaxation in Steamboat Springs

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A vacation-for-one wouldn’t be complete without indulging in some much needed you-time. Whilst Steamboat is renowned for its high adrenaline outdoor adventures, the opportunity for deep relaxation is never far away.

  • Hot Springs: A solo vacation to Steamboat Springs isn’t complete without taking a dip in a steaming natural hot spring. For a range of fun pools, a waterslide, and a state-of-the-art gym facility, visit Old Town Hot Springs. For a more rustic setting, with a decadent massage service, visit Strawberry Hot Springs. Even in the winter, with ice and snow all around, the temperature of these hot springs sit at around 101°F to 106°F.
  • Spas: Pamper yourself with a quiet retreat at one of Steamboat’s luxurious day spas. Steamboat Rocky Mountain Day Spa is located close to the mountain base area, offering a comprehensive treatment menu of massages, body cocoons, steam showers, scrubs, facials and more! For decadent beauty treatments and salt room therapies, look no further than Waterside Day Spa, located close to the Howelsen Hill Ski area.
  • Yoga: What better way to nurture your mind, body, and soul, than with guided yoga classes surrounded by mountain views? Steamboat has a broad range of yoga studios and practitioners to choose from. Out Here Yoga provides participants with a variety of classes to challenge and stretch their skills, whilst enjoying breathtaking views of Mount Werner. Harmony Yoga & Wellness is a welcoming studio where a packed calendar of yoga classes all end with a steaming hot tea.
  • Luxury Shopping: Steamboat Springs is ushering in a new era of luxury, where boutique shopping experiences dominate the local shopping scene. Popular choices include Haus of CuCu for bespoke Western wear, and luxury custom jeweler The Jeweler’s Mine.

Solo Dining Experiences in Steamboat Springs

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Thanks to Steamboat’s booming culinary scene, you’ll never be short on remarkable restaurants to choose from as soon as your belly starts to grumble. Solo dining is a peaceful and decadent experience, where you can enjoy food and fine wine that suit your individual tastes and desires.

  • Breakfast: Local favorite, The Paramount, provides diners with hearty morning meals ready for a day exploring the mountain. Indoor and outdoor seating is available year round, with many diners opting to eat their pancakes outside to fully take in the remarkable views of Mount Werner.
  • Lunch: Located in Steamboat Square, The Range Food & Drink Hall is a two-story haven for culinary delights and craft beverages. Solo travelers will enjoy the four diverse food vendors and lightning fast service, thanks to the handy QR code order system.
  • Dinner: ‘Farm-to-table’ meets French sophistication within the walls of Sauvage. This unique establishment offers a diverse range of dishes made with locally grown produce that reach your plate within mere hours of leaving the farm. Solo diners seeking an  extra-quiet dining experience can book one of the mini heated chalets set on the patio by the restaurant’s street façade.

Your Next Dream Vacation Destination

When traveling solo, vacationers like you are seeking a unique blend of adventure and relaxation. With its array of exhilarating outdoor sports, endless opportunities for luxury, and intimate dining experiences, Steamboat Springs offers the perfect balance of thrill and tranquility.

Here at The Astrid, we’re redefining adventure by setting a new standard for luxury vacation accommodation in Steamboat Springs. We aim to provide solo travelers, couples, and families with an idyllic retreat where guests can enjoy exceptional service and abundant opportunities to explore the mountain.

Our dedicated concierge service and carefully designed amenities will guarantee your next vacation to Steamboat Springs is a hassle-free, convenient, and luxurious experience.

We’re breaking ground on this pioneering new project in Summer 2024, and we invite you to join us in this exciting journey. To join our community, simply provide us with your name and email address. By doing so, you’ll be invited to join our exclusive mailing list. As part of this list you’ll gain access to insider information, behind-the-scenes content, and a highly personalized email experience reserved only for members of The Astrid community.

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