Claire’s Fall Break from school was October 14th through the 17th. Daddy also had some vacation time to burn, so we opted to get outta town!
Where did we go?
We checked out Steamboat Springs, CO! It’s a relatively short drive from home, and a change of scenery. Perfect!
Daddy has been to Steamboat a few times in the past to ski, but he’s never checked out the hot springs there. We’re big fans of hot springs, so we couldn’t wait.
The good news? They aren’t stinky like in Pagosa Springs!
The bad news? There is no incentive to actually leave them until you become shriveled prunes.
Needless to say, the verdict? They were fantastic!
We had such a great, relaxing time. Here are some pictures of our stay:
The view from our private balcony at the motel was magical.
Where did we stay?
We stayed at The Rabbit Ears Motel, which was right across the street from the Old Town Hot Springs. The motel was basic, clean, and comfortable, and calling directly to make reservations scored us a great deal on a river-side room! (They also had discounted tickets available for the hot springs across the street, AND they provided towels!)
The neon sign is on the Colorado Historical Record. It was erected in 1952!
Happy Hour! …again, from our private balcony.
In addition to soaking and playing in the hot springs, we did a lot of hiking and exploring and relaxing. (The above photo was taken at dusk.) The fall colors were past their peak, but still GORGEOUS. What a beautiful area!
The weather was PERFECT…upper 60s, lower 70s during the day, crisp and cool at night. Monday’s weather was a bit shocking but more back to normal:
We felt like we were driving through a Holiday Card as we traveled along Highway 40, just outside of Steamboat.
I highly recommend visiting Steamboat Springs in the fall. It was the perfect mini-vacation for us. We can’t wait to go back!