Have you ever gone on vacation and then felt as though you needed another one when you got home? This has happened to me many times, but vacations shouldn’t be work. If you want to experience a true escape from all of life’s stresses, you’ll want to read this post.
I’ve stayed in many types of accommodations around Colorado over the years, including hotels, bed and breakfasts, rented homes and campgrounds, but last week I stepped it up – way up.
While attending the Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference in Steamboat Springs, I was the guest of Moving Mountains Chalets, and stayed at Diamond Peak Penthouse at One Steamboat Place.
This isn’t your average vacation rental – Diamond Peak is 2800 square feet of luxury living in the middle of one of the most spectacular ski resorts in North America.
Moving Mountains was established 15 years ago by husband/wife team, Robin and Heather Craigen. Their goal was to make European style holidays available in Steamboat Springs; this meant high end, catered chalets where their guests’ most stressful decision of the day would be picking the perfect ski run. The catered chalet option available at Moving Mountains properties includes a personal chef and staff.
Today Moving Mountains has many fabulous properties in their repertoire, including private homes and condominiums. All have easy access to the ski slopes and any can be fully catered.
Upon our arrival at One Steamboat Place, we were escorted to the sixth floor where our penthouse awaited. This four bedroom, five bath home has a comfortable, open plan living space that includes a gourmet kitchen.
In the kitchen we discovered a little “welcome to Steamboat gift” of homemade granola and beef jerky from Sweetwood Cattle Co. I’ll admit that I was probably more excited about the beef jerky than most, because it’s my number one weakness in life. I love beef jerky more than cake.
My favorite room in the house was the master bath, located in the master suite wing of the home. It includes an Olympic-size bathtub and huge freestanding shower. I spent a lot of time in this room getting ready in the mornings and even managed to squeeze in a soak between conference sessions. I also made good use of the home’s office that featured a computer with high speed internet, and I never even opened my laptop.
While I was networking and conferencing, my husband was enjoying the amenities at One Steamboat Place. He lounged in the pool and relaxed in the hot tub. Other offerings include an adult game room and a children’s play room. We didn’t book a treatment at the private spa, but it was tempting. There’s also a locker room for your boots and skis, because One Steamboat Place is a true ski in/ski out accommodation located right next to the gondola. This would be perfect for me because I hate walking in ski boots.
Another one of the benefits of staying at One Steamboat Place is the shuttle service. All catered packages through Moving Mountains also include private shuttle services within the Steamboat area. This is a big deal for people like me who enjoy having a few glasses of wine with dinner.
A stay at a Moving Mountains Chalets’ property is not a cheap experience, but it’s not out of reach. If you want a relaxing holiday in one of my favorite towns in the world, it is well worth it. Also, if you stay with a group, lodging expenses can be shared. Moving Mountains’ properties are the perfect option for a family reunion, a vacation with friends or a corporate get away.