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Make a Splash This Summer in Steamboat Springs

Known for its picturesque landscapes and family-friendly atmosphere, Steamboat Springs is the perfect summer destination for creating cherished memories with your little ones. Whether you’re a grandparent eager to share the joy of water play with your grandchildren, or a parent looking to introduce your toddler to a splash-tastic time, Steamboat Springs offers a wealth of safe, fun, and unique water-based activities

Water play offers your youngest companions a wealth of benefits, contributing towards their physical, cognitive, and emotional development. Splashing, pouring, and learning how to swim are incredible opportunities for babies to improve their motor skills. Water provides a rich sensory experience, sparking problem-solving skills, creativity, and imagination. Above all, playing in water with adult family members fosters a deep bond between toddlers and their playmate.

From paddling in serene creeks, to exciting poolside adventures, this charming mountain town ensures every family member, regardless of age, can enjoy a cooling dip. There’s nowhere else in Colorado that combines nature, family fun, and luxury adventures, quite like the ‘Boat.

Here at The Astrid, we’re passionate about helping you to make unforgettable memories with your loved ones. That’s why we’re sharing the best water-based activities for toddlers and babies in Steamboat Springs, tailored to fit your discerning tastes. 


Swimming With Babies at Old Town Hot Springs

A baby in a swimming pool

Old Town Hot Springs is one of the most famous places in town for a reason. This remarkable non-profit center is a hub for the community in Steamboat Springs. Featuring toasty-warm natural springs, pools, gym facilities, childcare, summer camps, and therapeutic massages, Old Town Hot Springs is a favorite amongst families with young kids. The purpose-built childcare facilities at Old Town Hot Springs accept children as young as two months old, allowing adults to indulge in a massage or hit the gym.

Casual family swimming is available all year round, with special classes available for adults to enjoy alongside their toddlers and babies:

  • For children aged six months to two years, the ‘Parent & Child’ classes introduce basic safety practices to help adults keep children safe around water. It might sound serious, but these classes are a puddle full of fun! A class like this is the doorway to a lifetime of water-based experiences.
  • For children aged three years old, the ‘Tiny Tots’ classes provide an exhilarating opportunity to explore the water through games and toys. Your little one will also learn  valuable life skills such as how to be a part of a group and understanding water safety rules.


Paddling at Burgess Creek Beach

A family playing in sand at Burgess Creek

We know what you’re thinking… a beach in a landlocked state? As strange as it sounds, this charming sandy area is a hot-spot for family fun in Steamboat Springs.

Located at the base of Steamboat Ski Area, Burgess Creek Beach is an ideal spot for toddlers and babies. The cool, clear waters of the creek offer the perfect depth for little ones to splash around. Adults can relax in Adirondack chairs while watching their kids play in the sand and explore mini waterfalls. 

The picturesque mountains provide a stunning backdrop to your little one’s watery adventures, creating a serene environment for a perfect summer day. This family-friendly beach area, with its soft sandy shores and safe water play zones, makes Burgess Creek Beach a must-visit for families visiting Steamboat Springs this summer.


Family Fun at Steamboat Lake Marina

Pontoon boat on Steamboat Lake Marina

If you’re hoping to take the whole family out for a trip on the water, renting a large pontoon boat at Steamboat Lake Marina is a safe, fun, and baby-friendly option.

As the longest continuously operated, family-owned marina in the area, Steamboat Lake Marina offers the largest fleet of pontoon boats for every occasion. Cruise the pristine waters of Steamboat Lake State Park, surrounded by breathtaking scenery and endless opportunities for fishing, swimming, and relaxation. 

The pontoon boats are ideal for a picnic on the lake, thanks to onboard grills. Boat rentals can be for just the morning, afternoon, or a whole day, guaranteeing you plenty of time to relax and enjoy your picnic. Busy toddlers will enjoy the spacious decks that accommodate up to 10, 12, or 15 guests depending on the boat. Babies will be gently rocked to sleep as your family glides across the waters – bliss!


Plan Your Next Baby and Toddler Friendly Vacation

For a land-locked state, there sure are a lot of opportunities for visitors to enjoy remarkable water-based adventures in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. From helping your little one to learn lifelong swimming skills, to exploring the mini waterfalls of a creekside beach, enjoying the water with your youngest family members is smooth sailing.

Here at The Astrid, we’re passionate about providing your family with unique, personalized adventures for your next vacation. Whether it’s water sports, hiking, high-end dining, or something else entirely, we’re here to make your next trip to Steamboat completely unforgettable. Our luxury residences are perfectly set up for hassle-free family adventures, thanks to our prime location at the bottom of Mount Werner. 

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