It’s hard to believe, with the warm weather we’ve had, that fall is on the way but the yellow leaves drifting from the trees tell another story. Before we know it frost will be on the ground and the fall blue sky, so brilliant, will be clear above us. As the cold weather descends, we have a few tips for staying warm in Steamboat.
1. Try a Mexican Hot Chocolate from Mountain Brew. If you haven’t been to Mountain Brew on 4th and Oak Street you are missing out. Their Mexican hot chocolate has a little spiciness to heat you up on a cool day. If that’s not enough, indulge in one of their cupcakes like their Pistachio or their Chai cupcakes. You will be feeling warm and fuzzy inside before you know it.
2. Spend a night at the Steamboat Grand and soak in their outdoor salt-water hot tub and heated pool. The Steamboat Grand sits at the base of the ski mountain. Their pool and hot tub are open until 10:00 p.m. and offer a warm, relaxing place to watch the last rays of the sun fall behind Emerald Mountain.
3. Pamper Yourself with a Hot Stone Massage at Life Essentials Day Spa. To begin your massage, hot stones are placed strategically on your body to help loosen tight muscles and increase circulation and relaxation. After that, your therapist will massage your body and get your blood flowing.
4. Bike up Mt. Werner or Emerald Mountain. In the fall the gondola stops running in the daytime as the ski area ramps up for the winter season. So instead of taking the gondola up, bike up one of several trails on Mt. Werner or Emerald Mountain. There is no doubt you’ll be warm by the time you get to the top. Don’t forget extra layers for the way down.
5. Have appetizers and a beverage at Three Peaks Grill. Three Peaks has an amazing fireplace with two couches for you to lounge on as the flames of the fire heat up the ambiance and your cold bones. Stay for dinner and enjoy amazing steaks and seafood.