Left on 03/16/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | Lloyd
We loved the hardwood floors and all the decorating touches. It was a great layout for our families. The three bedrooms and 4 baths were ideal. It is well taken care of, clean and comfortable. We would rent this place again.
lower peninsula guest
Ann Arbor, MI
It was perfect for our three families
Left on 02/05/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | lower peninsula guest
We had a blast in this comfortable yet affordable two-story rental. I made the reservation for a mini-familiy reunion, which included three adults and 6 kids, and this place came through. The kitchen was stocked with all of the cooking pots, pans, utensils, etc. that we needed, so we saved a bundle cooking our meals instead of relying on restaurants. Unfortunately, their purified water jug was empty, so we used tap water, which I will assume is clean? There is a nice, big table for meals together. The bedrooms are compact but cozy, have TVs, and the four bathrooms are nice to have with such a big group. Not quite as palatial as the pictures depict, but big enough, and there are big couches, and enough elbow room for up to 10 people. The plentiful snow on Big Powderhorn was a big plus, too. Within easy walking distance of the chairlifts.
Cold but good family time
Arlington Heights, IL
Good time had by all
Left on 01/29/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | Cold but good family time
First time staying at the Steamboat fantasy. Overall a very good experience. The place was very clean and the perfect set up for a ski vacation with two families. The walk to the ski lift was a little farther than we had hoped for. It is nice to have the four bedrooms when you have ten people all trying to get ready at the same time.
Great place for the annual guy's ski weekend.
Left on 01/16/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | Joel Manns
We have been coming to this unit for 10 years or more and have never been disappointed. With 6 beds and 4 bathrooms the unit works fantastically for our crew. The furnishings have been upgraded and provide great seating options around the TV and fireplace. One notable improvement was to the benches at the dining table, eliminating the tendency to flip if one person was left sitting at the end. Some of the cooking utensils were showing their age but nothing so significant to prevent us from easily preparing our meals. Some day the stairs between the sleeping and living areas may be a problem for us but that also provided excellant privacy for those retiring early. The location is very convenient to the ski lifts though we finally took advantage of the resort's shuttle service and found the service spectacular. Diane in reservations was a great pleasure to work with and our check in and out was quick and easy. Read more
Response from Big Powderhorn Lodging Association - 01/20/2014
Thank you for a wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoy your stay year after year and look forward to seeing you again!
Our stay at Steamboat Fantasy helped cap off 4 great days of ski
Left on 01/10/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | C. Mueller
We've stayed at Steamboat numerous times and are always very satisfied with the accomodations. It's close proximity to the hill is great for our older kids who can walk to the nearest lift. Very spacious and accomodates adults and kids without any seating issues. This year a couple families joined us that had never been skiing or to Big Powderhorn and they absolutely loved it and we believe their kids will be lifetime skiiers now! They are already talking about coming again next year :)
Great Ending to 2013
Left on 01/02/2014 for a stay in December 2013 | Brad
The Steamboat Fantasy was a great place to stay. The building itself was in great shape, well maintained, and provided easy access to the slopes. It was a little weird that there were people staying in the private unit above us during our stay, but they were friendly and did not bother us at all. Check in/out was easy other than the poor and slow services at the Lodging associating. The only complaint to the entire stay which has nothing to do with the Steamboat Fantasy was the poor customer service at the Caribou Lodge and alpen Bar and Grill.
What could be better than this?
Left on 04/11/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Jodi
We stayed at Steamboat Fantasy for my husband's birthday this year. The kids loved that it was a short walk through the woods to the lift. The house is set up great for large families that enjoy space to relax after a fun day of skiing. The fireplace upstairs really warmed us up - very easy to use. We liked all the bedrooms being on the lower level for privacy. A bathroom in each room was great for five teenagers trying to get ready in the morning. We have stayed places before and Steamboat Fantasy is at the top of our list. We will be back!
We had a fun filled week at Powderhorn capped by a wonderful sta
Left on 01/09/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | CMueller
Great house with plenty of room for 2 families. Sleeping accomodations were plentiful, well stocked kitchen and great access to ski hill. This was our second time in Steamboat and we'll stay again.
Crystal Lake Illinois
very pleased with the updates to Steamboat fantasy
Left on 01/03/2013 for a stay in December 2012 | Kelly
We were very happy with the updates to steamboat fantasy. Accomodations were fantastic. We were not very pleased with Powderhorn mountain itself. We were very dissapointed in the lack of runs that were open other ski areas very close by had more open. There appeared to be be more than enough snow to have more open. We were also very unhappy with the service in Caribou lounge and the main lodge. Twice we waited well over an hour for food one time we just left. They said the kitchen was backed up but people who had been seated after us were getting their food. Twice I saw our drink order sitting on the bar for 20 minutes before the waitress bothered to bring it to our table once we just went and grabbed them ourselves. One of our lunch orders they forgot one order completely. By the time they brought it out everyone else was done eating. I realize it's the holiday week they were busier but not crazy busy there were plenty of empty tables. Not enough menus you should'nt have to wait 15 minutes to get a menu were there to ski not to wait two hours for food and drinks. You should have had the run by alpin inn open. We like to ski over there should have been groomed plenty of snow. Only 1 most difficult run was open grooming was sub par We have been coming to powder horn for the last four years We will be looking into going somewhere else next year Read more
Response from Big Powderhorn Lodging Association - 01/07/2013
We regret that you did not have a completely good experience with Big Powderhorn. What we are pleased about is that you rated Steamboat as a 5 star experience. We are proud of our lodging quality and are very pleased that the owners of Steamboat saw the value in upgrading their unit. I did email the owner of Big Powderhorn Mountain. Their basic criteria for opening runs is safety and quality skiing. They felt that conditions when you were here did not meet those basics.
Regarding the service at the Caribou, they pledged to talk to their staff about your concerns. You have been here before so you know that there are other dining choices here in the village.
Finally, we hope you come back and stay with us and so do the owners of Steamboat. We do consider ourselves a regional destination for lodging and offer discount coupons for both Indianhead and Blackjack. We value our return guests and we hope you visit us a again. I’d be happy to help assist you to achieve a higher rating for your whole stay to go with the 5 star rating for our lodging. Clare D. Coxey, General Manager
Left on 02/29/2012 for a stay in February 2012 | MTK
Wonderful, clean condo with many extras and lots of room for large families. Kitchen well stocked with utensils and pots and pans providing the ability to make meals for large groups. Very close to Powderhorn Ski hill.
Two Rivers, WI
A Good Time Had by all
Left on 02/10/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | Ridge
We brought our entire extended family to Steamboat Fantasy and it handled the crowd very well. We had our five children, three husbands, one wife and two grandchildren. We found it had ample room. The living area and kitchen are quite pretty, with a great view. The bedrooms are eclectic but certainly adequate, especially since each has its own bath. The beds are not the most comfortable but, again, adequate. When we asked for service it was exceptional. We hardly hung up the phone before someone arrived to fulfill our request. The location is fine. It is a short ride or a medium walk from the Caribou Lodge. Because it is downhill on the return from the lodge, and we had ample snow on the roads, it was an easy skate to return to the condo. I would certainly rent Steamboat Fantasy again.
Right for a group of Six.
Left on 01/13/2011 for a stay in January 2011 | Lucky Dog
We are six college buddies from the late 60s who gather to ski once a year. We've stayed at Steamboat Fantasy at least four times now. It is good for us because each of us gets our own bed. That is our primary criteria in selecting the venue for our reunions.
Having stayed here so many times, we are familiar with the unit and know where everything is located. It makes it easy to start relaxing earlier.
The owner is in the upper unit and has always been friendly and accommodating.
The benches for the dining room table are hazardous though. The ends of each bench need a support installed. Now, if you forget and sit on the end, you will end up on the floor as a hurting unit.
St. Cloud, Wi.
Left on 01/13/2011 for a stay in December 2010 | Ski Family
Steamboat Fantasy was very accomadating for our family. We are lhoping it will be available the next time we return.
Beautiful, spacious condo
Left on 03/25/2010 for a stay in March 2010 | bt
6 of us stayed in the house for 2 nights. We were pleased to see how clean and comfortable the space was. There was certainly enough room and beds to sleep 10 comfortably. We enjoyed the large trunk of games to keep us occupied at nights. The owner was in his condo upstairs and made a point to stop down and check on us...and even invite us to a drink. We did have a bit of trouble cooking, since the burners were a bit uneven, but no major trouble. Please let the owner know that the cold water doesn't work in the sink in the back bedroom with double beds. Overall, we had a lovely time...even if the snow was a bit thin :)
Steamboat Fantasy all the way!
River Falls, WI
What a weekend!
Left on 01/27/2010 for a stay in January 2010 | Steamboat Fantasy all the way!
It was my first trip to Powderhorn and I must say I was very impressed! The vacation home we stayed in, Steamboat Fantasy, was a beautiful place! It had everything that our group needed for an enjoyable weekend. What I liked the best was the shuttle that would take you from place to place. We even met the gentleman, Mark was his name I think, who owned our home. He was a great ambassador for Powderhorn and invited us back to stay at his place next year again. We will definitely be back next year or maybe even later this year!
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