Let us first explain “mud season”. According to Wikipedia: “A period in late winter and early spring when dirt paths such as roads and hiking trails become muddy from melting snow and rain. It is regarded in some states as both a curse and a blessing because, although it is generally a messy time of year, it is an interlude between the standard tourist seasons of summer (hiking and biking), fall (leaf peeping), and winter (skiing).”
Although town does quiet down, and most businesses settle in for a bit of a hibernation period, we feel it has a lot to offer. Normally, we’re still open during “off” season, but we’re super excited to have a window to complete our new renovation. What better time to spruce things up and re-open in time for Thanksgiving dinner?
It’s not all work and no play, our staff takes full advantage of mud season, they’ll be out playing in this incredible fall weather we’ve been having. Without dustings of snow, the mountain biking, hiking, and fishing is still going strong. Chef JJ has even been known to sneak out for a river trip or two.
Lastly locals love mud season. Not only does “Steamboat traffic” clear up, but many businesses and restaurants take this time to offer amazing local discounts or specials. This is the best time to shop and dine local. There is no shortages of great deals and fantastic shopping in Steamboat Springs during the fall and spring transitions.
While we may not be knee deep in champagne powder (yet), we’re still enjoying a fantastic season and golden views. It won’t last too much longer though, we’ll be greeting everyone with open doors on Thanksgiving, and concocting a fantastic new menu for winter. Before we know it, we’ll be back to our delicious business as we know it.