Guide for relocation to Steamboat Springs, CO

Accommodations tax benefits trails, Yampa Street

Accommodations tax benefits trails, Yampa Street

If Steamboat looks like it has a great lineup of public amenities, chalk it up to an innovative funding source. Already responsible for building the Strings Music Pavilion, Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs and Haymaker Golf Course, a portion (1 percent) of the city’s accommodations tax gets appropriated to fund improvements that will attract visitors and benefit residents.

“The accommodations tax has helped develop amenities that enhance Steamboat Springs as a well-rounded community,” says Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association CEO Tom Kern. “From building Haymaker Golf Course to the next 10 years’ worth of trail developments, it continues to support amenities that add to Steamboat’s appeal as a place to visit, live and work.”

Winning the most recent round of improvements are the town’s network of hiking and biking trails and revitalization efforts for Yampa Street downtown. The two projects recently were voted by taxpayers to receive an estimated $6 million in tax proceeds during the next 10 years, or $600,000 per year.

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