Ski Town USA™ (yes that is actually the registered trademark of Steamboat Springs) has come a long way from its former years of sports bars with Western themes. Nestled along the Yampa River in northwest Colorado, the town has seen a recent renaissance, bringing an array of new après-ski bars, haute cuisine restaurants and late-night haunts, as well as upscale lodging options such as One Steamboat Place, that rival those found in Vail or Aspen. Steamboat also boasts 165 named ski runs, the driest snow in the state and the crowds no where near the size of those you’ll find in Winter Park or Summit County. And this off-the-beaten-track resort town is still affordable, all things considered.
Just 3 years ago, a 1,500 square foot, ski-in/ski-out condo in Steamboat averaged about $724,000. Today that same slopeside condo would likely sell for 11% higher or $800,000 based on price per square foot. But those numbers are still very modest compared to the cost of a similar property in Vail or Aspen (about $2.9 million). For those who seek a getaway with the modern sleekness of new construction and the amenities of a thriving resort town, Steamboat offers an excellent option, at a fraction of the price point of its neighboring resort towns.
Located about 2 minutes from the slopes of the Steamboat Ski Area, Chadwick Flats is one of the town’s newest and greenest developments. The brand new, high-end 5 bedroom, 5 bath residences feature panoramic views of the stunning landscape of the Yampa Valley, luxurious finishes, gourmet kitchens, 2-car garages and door-to-door shuttle service.
Steamboat’s first multi-family project to receive both the Steamboat Green Building Program and ENERGY STAR certifications, the homes are designed and built to efficiency standards well above most other homes on the market today, resulting in savings of up to 30% on utility bills. Ideal for the environmentally conscious consumer who wants to reduce their footprint, one of the unique aspects to the project is that 3 solar panels at the solar garden in nearby Craig, CO are allocated to each owner at Chadwick Flats, as part of a collaborative project of the Yampa Valley Electric Association and Clean Energy Collective, a Louisville-based solar energy company.
Phase 2 is set to break ground in the spring and there is currently a furnished model ready to tour. In 10 years you could be saying, “Woulda, coulda, shoulda …,” or you could be skiing champagne powder through carved aspen glades just minutes from your dream home.
The last residence in phase 1 st Chadwick Flats is currently offered for sale at $1,649,000.