Bachelorette Party Itineraries
Enjoy a pre-wedding weekend of fun with your bridal party in Steamboat Springs. From handcrafted cocktails to outdoor activities and rejuvenating spa days, there is always something to do in Steamboat.
Once you’ve arrived and settled into your accommodations, head downtown for dinner and drinks. Try Bésame, where the group can share small plates like shishito peppers, duck wings and soup dumplings. Don’t miss the killer cocktails – the Tipsy Carrot is a local favorite. Want to keep the party going? Walk across the street to Schmiggity’s, which often has live music, or even better, karaoke.
Ski day! If you didn’t bring your own gear, there are a number of rental spots at the base of the mountain that can outfit the group. Check out the new Wild Blue gondola – the longest in North America – which whisks skiers and riders from the base to the top in just 13 minutes. When you’re ready for a break, grab a Bloody Mary at Four Points Lodge. Save room for a Steamboat après: before you unclip your boots, ski down to T Bar for a dose of Steamboat’s classic après scene. Hot food (try the Swiss rõsti) and cold beer will revive you for another night out.
But, if you need more rejuvenation, plan a trip to the spa. Waterside Day Spa offers nail services, massage therapy and a salt room.
Later on, rent a lane at Snow Bowl and get ready for some bowling fun. A full bar (and a full menu) allows for dinner, drinks and entertainment all at once. Need a night cap? Swing by Storm Peak Brewing Company, down the street, for a flight of local beer.
Stretch your legs after a day of travel with a pub crawl and make it Steamboat-style: on a bike! Happy hour generally starts around 4 p.m. so get moving with rental bikes and travel from bar to pub to restaurant in style. A few stops for your consideration: Table 79 for the crispy Brussels sprouts and portobello fries paired with a round of French 75s; Laundry Kitchen & Cocktails for a glass of wine (the price during happy hour from 4:30-5:30 p.m. is based on the time, so go early!); Backdoor Grill for juicy burgers and local beer; Mambo for plates of pasta paired with Aperol spritzes.
Shake off the night before with a workout. Get day passes to Old Town Hot Springs, located in downtown Steamboat. Hit the gym or take a workout class (check the schedule online at www.oldtownhotsprings.org), then soak in the healing waters of the Heart Spring and other pools.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head downtown and pick up sandwiches from Yampa Sandwich Company to eat by the river. Then, browse the shops and galleries on Lincoln Avenue. F.M. Light & Sons is a must for Western wear; Kali’s Boutique offers an eclectic collection of women’s clothing; the Jace Romick Gallery showcases Western art and culture, and Pine Moon Fine Art is a collective of several local artists who work in various mediums.
As the sun starts to sink behind Mount Werner, head to Primrose for dinner and drinks. A round of Lockhart martinis (named after local legend Cookie Lockhart) is in order for any celebration. When you’ve had your fill of oysters, beef tartare and handmade pasta, check and see what’s going on downtown. Fridays and Saturdays are rodeo nights, you might catch a free concert at the base of Howelsen Hill, or jam to live music at an outdoor bar.
Early risers get the trails to themselves. Take one last hike in the mountains or stroll on the Yampa River Core Trail before you hit the road. Also a must-have for a travel day: a cinnamon roll from Winona’s. Get there early because once they’re gone for the day, they’re gone.