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Blackstone Lodge in Steamboat Springs

J.D. Simkins  – June 7, 2021

One Colorado company is out to change the game of luxury vacation rentals with an array of multimillion dollar homes and condos that impeccably fuse a homey, warm appeal with pure lavishness.

Moving Mountains, which launched in the popular ski resort town of Steamboat Springs, tailors a catered chalet experience immersed in unique Rocky-Mountain opulence that, with enough guests filling each property’s expansive interiors, comes out to be surprisingly affordable.

I was fortunate enough during a recent stopover in Steamboat Springs to secure a stay at the company’s beautiful Blackstone Lodge, a 3,736-square foot home that can sleep up to 14—comfortably.

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From cleanliness basics and myriad amenities to the property’s tasteful rustic décor, the stay never approached anything but immense satisfaction and comfort. But as the company notes on their website, the “lodging reservation is just the beginning of our work to ensure that you have an exceptional and memorable stay.”

“Our team is locally based in each mountain community that we offer lodging, so we are perfectly placed to give you inside knowledge on the best places to go and the best things for you to do,” the Moving Mountains page notes.

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That’s no exaggeration. Moving Mountains offers packages that include culinary treats from a private chef, refrigerators stocked prior to arrival, or a bevy of restaurant and watering hole recommendations (and reservations) so guests can spend more time focusing on skiing, mountain biking, hiking, or soaking in some of the local hot springs, depending on the season.

Each property is uniquely equipped for groups who want the vacation feel while preserving all the comforts that home affords. Complimentary wine and snacks, top notch toiletries, bathrobes, Egyptian cotton towels to dry off with after soaking in the hot tub, TVs and video game systems, board games, and more ensure each stay is the perfect hybrid of cozy and luxury.

After recently expanding from Steamboat Springs into both Vail and Beaver Creek, Moving Mountains now boasts 120 such properties. And they don’t plan on stopping.

Their ultra communicative team, meanwhile, “will utilize our connections where possible to smooth your vacation planning,” their website notes. “You can benefit from our wholesale contract rates allowing us to save you money on airport shuttles or vehicle rentals.” Lift tickets and equipment rentals can also be pre-arranged by the staff prior to arrival.

I can personally vouch for the responsiveness of the team in Steamboat, each of whom communicated before, during, and after my stay, even after I (stupidly) attempted to wash a coffee pot prior to check out but managed instead to drop it, sending glass shrapnel flying. (Sorry again!)

Needless to say, if you have a group of family or friends looking for that quintessential Colorado Rocky Mountain getaway, Moving Mountains cannot be beat.

Check out the company’s property listings in Steamboat Springs, Vail, and Beaver Creek. Or learn more about the team here.


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