Ponderosa Lodge

Type Platinum Private Home Rental
Size 6 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Bedding 9 Beds (3K, Q, 3T, BB)
Guest Reviews 12 Reviews (5/5 average)

The Ponderosa Lodge sits just under the Steamboat Gondola high above the valley floor and takes its namesake from the grand Ponderosa Pine tree in the front yard. Built in the early eighties and extensively remodeled and expanded in the nineties, this home has rarely been available as a nightly rental.

On three levels with over 6,000 square feet, this beautiful log home has 6 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and sleeps 14 people comfortably. The main level features a large living area with a wood burning fireplace and incredible views of the entire valley. Off of the living area is the dining room that can accommodate 12 people. There's a large kitchen with granite counter tops and everything needed to cook a family feast. The master suite is on this level with a king bed and its own gas fireplace. The master bath features double sinks and shower heads along with a Jacuzzi tub. There is also a half bathroom and an office with a pull out queen bed on the main level.

The upper level has two bedrooms, one with a king bed and the other with twin sized bunk beds and another twin bed. These two bedrooms share a bathroom with two sinks and granite counter tops.

The lower level features another large living area with its own gas fireplace, large TV, bar with refrigerator, and a closet full of games. There are three bedrooms on this level. The first bedroom has a king bed and its own gas fireplace. Off of this bedroom is a small windowless room with a crib and changing table. A bathroom with two sinks and a granite/tile shower connects this bedroom with the downstairs living area. There are two more bedrooms on the lower level. One offers large windows with excellent views and a queen bed, while the other features two twin beds. These bedrooms share a bathroom with 2 sinks and a shower/tub combination. There is also a kids loft on the lower level where the young ones can play.

Every window has majestic views and the extensive southern facing decks feature plenty of deck furniture. The perfect location for viewing the Hot Air Balloon Rodeo or Fireworks from Howelsen Hill.


Main floor:

Master Suite: King

Office: Queen Sleeper Sofa

Upper level

Bedroom #2: King

Bedroom #3: Twin/Twin Bunk + Twin

Lower level

Bedroom #4: King

Bedroom #5: Queen

Bedroom #6: Twin + Twin


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Please be advised that the owner of this property has adopted a policy of not accepting sport teams and/or players as guests. If you are visiting Steamboat for a Triple Crown, Mountain Soccer, or Steamboat Classic Lacrosse tournament or event, please select another of our fine properties. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • Winter on-call shuttle service
  • Spectacular views up and down the valley
  • Two laundry rooms
  • Upstairs and downstairs living areas
  • Three gas fireplaces
  • One wood burning fireplace
  • Master suite with jetted tub
  • Large dining area
  • Extensive kitchen with modern appliances
  • There is no smoking allowed at any Pioneer Ridge managed property
No Pets Please

On-Call Shuttle Service

On-Call Shuttle Service

Shuttle service at this property is provided complimentary to guests of Pioneer Ridge. It is on-call from 7:30am until 10:00am for transportation to/from the ski area. Between 10:00am and 10:30pm the shuttle is available on-call for transportation throughout Steamboat Springs, grocery stores, downtown and the mountain included. Winter shuttle service begins when the ski area opens and continues through end of ski season.

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There is a $520 cleaning surcharge (plus tax) added to all stays at this property.

Ski Area Base: Although the Ponderosa Lodge sits beneath the Steamboat Gondola, there is no ski access. Guests will have access to an on-call shuttle.

12 Reviews (5/5 average)

Amazing View!

5/5 stars

Unreal spot. Great location and view. Proximity to the mountain was perfect. Free shuttle was ideal. Overall the best ski home ever!! Service is perfect also!

Submitted by Jocelyn R. on Mar 09, 2021

VRBO verified guest review

Nice home

5/5 stars

Nice place. Great view and well kept.

Submitted by Tom L. on Oct 04, 2020

VRBO verified guest review

Beautiful house with a great view.

5/5 stars

We had a wonderful stay. The view of the valley was stunning.

Submitted by Bob D on Sep 09, 2020

VRBO verified guest review

5/5 stars

Great house. Incredible view.

Submitted by Bob D on Sep 08, 2020

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Friends and Family getaway

5/5 stars

Great times! Perfect for our Quaranteam to get together away from the city. Beautiful location, amazing views. and great layout. Thanks for the hospitality!

Submitted by Brett T. on Aug 19, 2020

VRBO verified guest review

Fabulous views!

5/5 stars

The property was perfect for our family gathering. Perfect location and amazing views. The only negative was the really uncomfortable outdoor furniture. It would add lots to have nice deck furniture with cushions.

Submitted by Dina H. on Aug 12, 2020

VRBO verified guest review

5/5 stars

The house location and views were stunning. We watched the sun set against the mountains every eve from the hot tub (view attached). The house is outfitted to provide a perfect family vacation with games, puzzles and everything you can imagine to entertain the whole family. We appreciate Pioneer Ridge heeding all our requests and taking great care of us.

Submitted by Cherrie E. on Jul 26, 2020

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5/5 stars

We loved the house. Any repairs we needed were done promptly. House was big enough for 12 of us! The views were gorgeous.

Submitted by Edward S. on Aug 10, 2019

VRBO verified guest review

5/5 stars

My family really enjoyed our stay. The house met all of our needs.

Submitted by John A on Jul 11, 2019

Pioneer Ridge verified guest review

Great home with spectacular views of the Steamboat valley.

4/5 stars

The home worked out very well for our mini family reunion, The 6 bedrooms, large decks and living spaces made it very comfortable. We enjoyed cooking in the large, well stocked kitchen, (after we figured out the safety lock on the stove). It is close to gondola, bike trails and town yet very quiet. The grandchildren enjoyed exploring the decks and playroom and there was room for everyone to have their own bed. Would come here again. The only negative was the upstairs bedrooms were very warm, we did find fans to help, maybe a couple more fans would help.

Submitted by Martha W. on Jul 27, 2018

VRBO verified guest review

Very Nice Property w Beautiful views - Particularly at night

5/5 stars

Our group had a great time and enjoyed the property. Everything works - loved the wood burning fireplace and the views at night particularly are very good.

Submitted by John H. on Mar 13, 2018

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The Home Ranch 2017 Managers Retreat

5/5 stars

Our managers felt so lucky to have their Retreat at the Ponderosa - it was just perfect. Plenty of space, lovely interiors, beautiful views and just a great feeling! Thank you!

Submitted by Trenia S. on Nov 14, 2017

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