The Ptarmigan Inn


About The Ptarmigan Inn

No matter what season, there is no off-season at The Ptarmigan Inn. Nestled at the base of the mountain adjacent to the gondola at Steamboat Ski Resort, the hotel makes it easy for guests to enjoy all that the mountain has to offer 365 days a year. Ski from the hotel to the slopes and back at the end of the day.  A free-spirited home base of social buzz and vibrant fun with comfy amenities and a bulls-eye location for summer activities such as off-road mountain biking, hiking, ziplining and whitewater rafting. Inside you’ll find a stylish new lobby, grab-and-go slope-side bites and rooms newly outfitted with cozy comforts and flexible configurations (there are even bunk beds)! Ptom’s Food & Drink happily serves aprés everything, and of course, brunch. The outdoor patio scene is as lively as ever, with an exciting gastropub-style menu that will warm you from the inside out. Whether you want to ski to your heart's content or hike picture-perfect peaks, this ski-in/ski-out boutique hotel is a stylish stay for in-the-know adventurers.

  • Steamboat Springs, Colorado

  • Boutique Hotel


What We Love

There's nothing quite like waking up to fresh mountain air and a glimpse of dazzling Colorado mountain outside your window. Buzzing with energy and excitement, there’s never a dull moment at The Ptarmigan. Situated on the base of the mountain adjacent to the Steamboat Ski Resort base, the hotel brings the slopes as close to your door as possible. The hills are alive, and the best way to experience them is on the Christie Peak Express chairlift, which offers scenic chairlift rides and access to lower mountain bike park trails. Get cozy with your neighbors on the lively patio that is a social spot all year long. Unwind or wind up for a night of fun in the lobby living room where grab-and-go breakfasts and afternoon beers are always on the menu. Recharge and hang your hat in the stylish and comfortable confines of the guest rooms and suites. Ski-in and ski-out. The perfect basecamp for a vacation any time of the year in Steamboat Springs.


Winter Activities

When there’s snow on the ground, Steamboat Springs is a magical winter wonderland and Ptarmigan Inn is the ultimate basecamp for travelers wanting to ski, snowboard, snow tube and do winter the Steamboat way. Hit the best slopes around and enjoy the soft powder and dozens of trails perfect for any skill level. Take it easy and enjoy the views or test your skills on the challenging black diamond runs. Hop on a snowmobile and explore places the chairlifts can’t take you or get romantic on a sleigh ride complete with dinner. The hotel offers a private shuttle that will drop you off at their very own ski-in/ski-out location near the base of the gondola, and you will be amazed at how good Steamboat’s ultra-dry, ultra-light champagne powder is.

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Summer Activities

The Ptarmigan comes alive during the summer months. Get your adrenaline going with thrill-seeking excitement like off-road mountain biking, ziplining and whitewater rafting. Relax and enjoy the sites on a scenic hike, hot air balloon ride, kayak, paddleboard or horseback ride. Pamper yourself in the nearby natural hot springs. Spend the day on the golf course or get in touch with your inner fisherman and spend a day on the water. Put your hiking boots on and enjoy miles of scenic trails or take in the scenery atop a majestic horse. For thrill-seekers, there’s whitewater rafting and for leisure lovers, there’s the hot springs and Burgess Creek Beach. The area surrounding Steamboat is absolutely packed with fantastic hiking adventures. And after a long day in the open, nothing beats a dip in the heated outdoor pool or hot tub. 


Culinary Highlights

Fuel up with yummy classic American bites or wind down with hearty aprés-ski happy hours at Ptom's Food & Drink. Local regulars and new friends alike mix and mingle in the cozy dining room or around toasty warm patio fire pits, with gastropub-style fare that will warm you from the inside out. The award-winning crab cakes will keep your energy throughout the day. And there’s no better aprés in Steamboat than slope-side at Ptom’s. Beer o’clock is served fireside on the patio or bellied up in the bar. Try the Angus beef chili or Ptom’s signature Angus beef burger, then wash it down with a seasonal draft beer or other mountain specialties. 


The Ptarmigan Inn



While Ptarmigan Inn might be the first in the region, there’s nothing old school about the rooms. Completely designed with a modern aesthetic, each room features a pristine white color palette with pops of bright colors. Not your dad’s mountain lodge, the rooms and suites are loaded with style and amenities like a refrigerator and complimentary Wi-Fi. Cool isn’t just the weather in Steamboat; it’s a state of mind.

King Bed

Ideal for couples or solo travelers, the King guest rooms come with a slope view. 

Two Queens 

Two queen beds mean you can travel with friends and actually be comfortable. Choose from a standard view or one of the base view rooms where you are immersed in the scenic beauty of the mountain.

King Bed & Bunk Bed 

Ideal for families, the king guestroom with two bunk beds comes with a slope view.

Studio & Loft Suites 

Kick your game up a notch and think big. The modern suites have plenty of space for your crew and your gear. The fireplace suite is located poolside and features a king bed and a gas fireplace. The loft suite features a king bed and loft with two twin beds. This suite offers stunning views of the slope and the mountains.

ADA Accessible Single Queen Bed 

This guest room is wheelchair accessible and features a roll-in shower, accessible power outlets, closed captioning television, hearing impaired light alerts and visual alarm. The hotel provides free portable equipment and service animals are allowed.

Features & Amenities

  • Wi-Fi
  • 40” HD television
  • Shower & bathtub with luxury bath & hand products
  • Mini fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room safe
  • Blackout curtains
  • Ski and snowboard rentals
  • Grab & Go (snack items)
  • Free on-site parking
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Outdoor heated pool, hot tub & lounge chairs
  • Ice machine
  • Non-smoking hotel
  • Luggage storage
  • Fireplace & casual seating in the lobby
  • Dog friendly


The Ptarmigan Inn is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.