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It’s fair to say that nothing has been traditional in the year 2020. With the arrival of COVID-19 on the global scene, people everywhere have been adjusting their plans to meet safety and health standards while trying to look for routes to still enjoying those moments they look forward to year after year. Thanksgiving is one of those important holidays that often bring groups together, but may need to be adjusted this year in the name of keeping loved ones healthy and safe.

Instead of hosting a large group gathering in your personal home this year, taking your holiday on the road and heading towards the mountains could be a great way to keep the focus on fresh air and enjoying a holiday together while still keeping far from the crowds. When you’re on the hunt for an ideal holiday destination that makes social distancing easy but proximity to outdoor fun abundant, there’s no place on the map better suited for your Thanksgiving away than Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Why Steamboat Springs is a Great Holiday Destination

Situated in the heart of the scenic Yampa Valley, Steamboat Springs is a beautiful and inviting destination that makes for a great holiday getaway locale, particularly for those that love mountain escapes. While Steamboat Springs has all of the restaurants and shops that a visitor might love to explore in a more stable year, it’s also home to incredible landscapes, ski slopes, hiking trails, and options for wildlife observation that are sure to thrill!

If you’re a group of Thanksgiving holiday travelers that can’t wait to hit the slopes in style, both the Howelsen Ski Area and the Steamboat Ski Resort offer up much in the way of well-distanced fun. Whether you explore the downhill trails on skis, snowboard, or tube, it’s a fun way to get into nature and enjoy a well-loved hobby or take time to learn something new! The Steamboat Ski Resort hosts six peaks, including Mt. Werner, making it a great option when you’re in a group with varying skill levels and interests.

Hiking is also a November possibility in Steamboat Springs and there are certainly plenty of exciting destinations to reward yourself with when you’re into trekking through the holiday. Cascade chasers will adore the opportunity to take in the beauty of Fish Creek Falls while they’re in town. For a more relaxed stroll, consider time on the Yampa Core River Trail which winds through some of Steamboat Springs’s most exciting destinations while also offering up plenty of options for bird spotting along the way.

Consider Restaurants with Take-Out Options

For those holiday travelers to Steamboat Springs that can’t imagine a Thanksgiving away without a big, savory meal to enjoy but are looking to avoid the restaurant scene, there are plenty of delicious area options that offer takeout this year. Back Door Grill is situated at 825 Oak Street and is a popular local stop for those in the mood for delicious burgers and brews. When this would hit the spot for a holiday meal, consider ordering to-go and enjoy your savory delights in the comfort of a safe and cozy vacation rental instead of the main dining room. Of course, if you’re more the type of traveling crew to look for something more globally-inspired to enjoy over the holidays, you can always place your curbside pickup order for Thanksgiving at Mai Thai. Located on Lincoln Avenue, this restaurant is a great place to pick up everything from roasted duck to pad thai and more, according to preference.

Cozy Up in an Authentic Mountain Home Away from Home

There’s something wonderful about creating a space far from home that comes with all the comforts and luxuries that define an amazing getaway. Leave the hotel stay behind in the name of safety and health during your Steamboat Stay and swap it out for a vacation rental experience with Elevated Properties. Whether you book into Edgemont or Bear Claw guests will savor a holiday away that comes with concierge services, a complimentary shuttle to the slopes, and amazing extras like private massage appointments upon request. Each of the units available for rent includes access to a fully equipped kitchen complete with spacious counters, upgraded appliances, and cabinets stocked with cookware and utensils. This makes it easier than ever to cook up your very own Thanksgiving meal when you’re excited to continue the tradition while on the road.

These properties also include incredible views that can be enjoyed from spacious dining room tables as well as a variety of tasteful and comfortable furniture for relaxing after that amazing meal! If you’re traveling with a group, everyone can rest up in their own private bedrooms topped off with plush bedding, luxury linens, and plenty of closet space for settling in with ease. Consider booking a ski-in, ski-out property when you know that your Thanksgiving will include plenty of time on the slopes!

Make the Most of Steamboat Springs

Whether you’re headed this way for the holiday or can’t wait to enjoy a Steamboat Springs adventure any other time of year, the team at Elevated Properties is here to make sure you’re settled into just the right home away from home. Enjoy luxury, comfort, and convenience that’s sure to make your stay unforgettable. Contact us today to learn more!