There's a lot to think about when you're booking a ski trip, from the location to the gear.
So, you can hardly be tasked with uncovering small but vital details like whether there's a hot tub big enough for you and some company, or whether you can feel the roaring fire from the ping-pong table.
Fortunately, someone else did all that work for you, because onefinestay has introduced a six-pack of Colorado ski chalets that are ready for your winter vacations. They're located in Steamboat Springs, Breckenridge and Vail Valley, and this new collection follows the company's foray onto U.S. mountains last year, when it debuted properties in Aspen, Jackson Hole and Park City.
Book a rental, and you also gain access to the company's concierge team, which can curate experiences in the mountains and surrounding towns. That includes scoring tables at the best restaurants, arranging personalized ski fittings in the comfort of your chalet, and setting up backcountry exploits you might not be able to find on your own. Presumably, that also includes handling last-minute requests for fondue and s'mores.
Here's the lineup.
Poma Lodge North
This five-bedroom, six-bathroom lodge accommodates up to 12 guests and provides easy access to alpine activities. The three-level chalet has plenty of living space and a gourmet kitchen, plus decks on each floor, so you're never far from fresh air. After a day of skiing, relax in the hot tub or warm up around the fire pit.
Gold Mine Lodge
Just steps away from the Thunderhead ski lift and with sweeping views across the Yampa Valley, Gold Mine Lodge sleeps up to 16 guests across its 7,720 square feet and six bedrooms. It really leans into its name and was built with genuine gold mine timbers. There's a cozy great room with a stone fireplace, spacious bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms, a sauna and outdoor hot tub, and even a home gym if you're feeling ambitious.
The Bear's Den
Situated at the foot of some of Breckenridge’s most iconic slopes, The Bear’s Den is a spacious eight-bedroom ski chalet that's just seconds from the chairlifts and close to the town center. Bring up to 19 of your closest friends to enjoy the professionally-equipped kitchen, dining room and rec room outfitted with pool, foosball and ping pong tables, plus a wet bar and a big TV. The chalet also sports modern gym facilities and locker room for skis and boots.
Another ski-in/ski-out option in Breckenridge, Epic Retreat is a handsome six-bedroom chalet set within the scenic Timbertrail neighborhood. The living room offers picturesque vistas of the snow-tipped Ten Mile Range through floor-to-ceiling windows, and out on the deck you'll find plenty of outdoor space to soak up the mountain air. There's also a private hot tub, fire pit, huge stone fireplace, a gourmet kitchen and a game room with billiards.
Twelve guests can inhabit this luxury property located outside of the Beaver Creek and Vail ski areas. The interior mixes modern and rustic elements, with large wooden beams, an oversize stone fireplace and a marble-laced kitchen. There are six bedrooms (one has a jacuzzi tub and private fireplace), seven bathrooms, a theatre room, a hot tub and more ways to pass the time.
This magnificent log cabin accommodates up to 12 guests, with five bedrooms and six bathrooms. The cathedral ceilings and towering double-sided fireplace are hard to miss. There's also plenty of room to spread out in the large den, theatre room and game room, or sneak away to the private hot tub.