Monday, January 5, 2015
I’m not asked very often how bad crime is in Steamboat Springs but in case you were wondering, you will want to check out some of the better stories from our local newspaper, Steamboat Pilot Best of the Police Blotter 2014- updated link to 2017.
In the past 15 years or so living in town, I have only had a couple thefts of items from the front yard of our home which is on the core trail leading to downtown. One of which was our baby stroller. My guess is it must have been someone borrowing it to give someone a ride home.
Have Happy New Year and look up Dean Laird (local Realtor) to answer any questions you may have about Steamboat Springs.
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Two large Elk were hanging out in my neighborhood close to downtown Steamboat yesterday. It was hard to tell from a distance, but I bet Boone and Crocket would score this one high.
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Photo courtesy of Steamboat Ski Resort - I’d post my own photo but the camera lens was plastered with Pow. Come visit and look me up at the base of mountain next to the Sheraton Hotel entrance. Specializing in Ski-in Condos!
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Planning to vacation in Steamboat soon? Our local management companies such as Steamboat Resorts and Resort Quest are top notch for service, but you may find as good or better deal using one of the internet companies.
Looking at the rental income statements for my Sellers using a local management company, its pretty typical to see only 50% of the nightly rental income ending up in the pockets of the owner. If the that owner lists with one of the following companies, then most of that rental income ends up in their pocket, allowing the flexibility to offer cheaper Steamboat condo and home rentals.
For most property owners trying to rent on their own, scheduling key service, cleaning, and maintenance is more of a burden then they want to deal with. For those who have a system they can offer some good deals on vacation rentals in Steamboat.
Here are a few examples:
The New York Times reports on how to surf for a vacation rental.
If you have questions about rental investment real estate in the Steamboat Springs real estate market, condos and homes for sale or would like a list of the local vacation rental services, I’m here to help.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Aaron Gulley from Outdoor Magazine visited Steamboat Springs, self proclaimed Bike Town USA (mirroring its Ski Town USA winter monicker) during the week that brought the USA Pro Cycling Challenge here.
Bike Town USA is definitely a marketing initiative, but it’s refreshing to find a place with the soul and the cred to back up the claims. There are over 500 miles of trail in the vicinity of Steamboat, two boutique bike manufacturers in town (Moots and Eriksen) and a well-subscribed weekly road and mountain bike race series in summer.
Read more over at WELCOME TO BIKE TOWN USA
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Grammy Award winning Sam Bush put on amazing show again yesterday and the fun doesn’t end there.
Today, kids and parent entertainment is rolled into one with the Mardi Gras Parade followed by the Cajun BBQ and Beer Festival, carnival festivities including stilt walker, free face painters, palm readers and a FREE concert from JoJo’s Mardi Gras Band, featuring JoJo Hermann of Widespread Panic.
More Steamboat entertainment info Steamboat Mardigras
SnowAlarm tells me to expect great powder Monday through Wednesday.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Ok… the good news first - Champagne Powder® snow is on order along with the usual turkey and trimmings! Steamboat will be serving up a full plate of fun with 5 lifts, approximately 926 acres and 66 trails, including much of its legendary tree-skiing terrain in Shadows and Closet. For just $30, Steamboat will dish out a lift ticket on opening day, Wednesday November 24th, and donate all proceeds to benefit the local youths in the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. We haven’t seen early season conditions like these since 1996/97 winter. A series of storms have dumped nearly 4-1/2 feet of snow this month and 6 feet of snow since October 23rd at Thunderhead, the resort’s mid-mountain location at 9,080 feet. Steamboat is currently reporting a remarkable 52-inch base at the summit, the largest ever seen for an opening day. And snow will continue to accumulate starting Sunday and lasting till the opening on Wednesday. Meteorologists are calling for a La Niña weather cycle this winter and Steamboat often does very well during the stronger events. So far so good! Mike at SnowAlarm and I decided to hike to Hurricane this past week to send you a taste of what’s on tap for this winter - powder skiing! Oh - did I mention that One Steamboat Place is in foreclosure? Lets keep with the good buzz and I’ll write about this debacle later. Or you can check out the news. https://www.steamboatpilot.com/news/2010/nov/17/one-steamboat-place-foreclosure/ Steamboat Condos is your reliable source for a chance at our lifestyle. Stop by my ski in office and I’ll show you around the mountain. And talk about the great deals on real estate in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Dean Laird Broker/Owner Colorado Group Realty Direct 877-678-0884
Monday, October 18, 2010
3 hours of fishing and you’ll be ready to retire, until you land rainbow trout after trout on an old school fly rod and reel from the shores of a restored fish habitat at Storm Mountain Ranch, you haven’t lived the fisherman’s dream. Tommy Herzog shows us how its done. This isn’t a hobby you can easily add to your bucket list however, only 14 privileged owners are lucky enough to enjoy the amenities commonly shared at this working ranch and intimate luxury home development at the base or Rabbit Ears Pass south of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Colorado offers some of the best fresh water trout fishing in the world, check out our local fly fishing shops for more information. Bucking Rainbow Outfitters Steamboat Flyfisher Steamboat Lake Outfitters, Inc. Call Dean Laird 877-678-0884 Colorado Group Realty for real estate near a good fishing hole.