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Jun 25, 2014

Why I Love Steamboat Springs and You Should Too!

I moved from a small town in Alabama to the city of Steamboat Springs.  I was more than a little nervous about moving so far from home.  Growing up in a small town makes you appreciate how close a community can be.  I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Steamboat Springs with a population of around 13,000 people has the draw of a big city with the feel of a small town. 

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Apr 9, 2014

Summer in Steamboat Springs

When most people think about visiting Steamboat Springs, they think about winter.  True, we do have the best powder.  But Steamboat Springs is a great place to visit in the summer!    We've got fly-fishing, hiking, great restaurants and shopping, horseback riding, tubing, hot springs...and the list just goes on!

Here's a helpful list of things to do in the summer in Steamboat Springs put out by our Chamber of Commerce.  HELPFUL LIST

Steamboat is not just a great place to visit, it's a great place to live.  And if you are looking for a home here, I'd love to help you.

Joan Connelly - Your "Southern-Style" Steamboat Broker

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Apr 1, 2014

History of Steamboat Springs

A little history about my favorite town - Steamboat Springs.

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The Yampatikas were the first to inhabit the Steamboat Springs area. They hunted in the valley during the summer. In the 19th century, trappers moved in. The name of Steamboat Springs supposedly originated when French trappers thought they heard the chugging sound of a steamboat’s steam engine. Since the sound came from a natural mineral hot spring, the town began to be called Steamboat Springs.

The founder of Steamboat Springs was James Harvey Crawford. He moved to Steamboat in 1874, but his family did not get there until two years later. They were the only residents in the town for five years. But by 1885, there were five other families living in the area. A sawmill was established in 1883, which helped the area grow.

In 1900, Steamboat Springs officially became a town and James Crawford became its first mayor. Nine years later, the railroad arrived. Since cattle ranching was such a thriving business in Steamboat Springs, the depot became one of the largest cattle shipping depots in the West. And the railroad also brought people from all over to see the scenic Steamboat Springs.

By the 1960s, Steamboat Springs had become a resort ski destination. What had once been the only method of transportation in the winters, became a popular winter pastime.

If you are interested in finding a home in Steamboat Springs, Give Me A Call, Y'all!


Joan Connelly - Your "Southern-Style" Steamboat Broker

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by Joan Connelly

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Mar 22, 2014

HGTV - Great Neighborhoods in Steamboat Springs

This is video by HGTV.  Some of Steamboat Springs residents share about our great neighborhoods.

If you are looking for a home in Steamboat Springs, I would love to help you.

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Born and raised in the deep South, Joan never thought she'd find a better place to live.  She was so wrong.  After earning a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama in Marketing and English, she began her travels West.  When she arrived in Steamboat Springs, twenty years ago, everything in her perspective changed.  The beautiful scenery and friendly, inviting people made leaving Steamboat impossible.  So Joan began her life here in the Yampa Valley.  She's now married and rasing their beautiful daughter, Taylor, now 8 years old.  Their Steamboat summers are filled with hiking, biking, and enjoying outdoor concerts and their winters are all about enjoying the Steamboat ski mountain and its famed champagne powder.
Joan has been in the hospitality business since the day she stepped foot in Steamboat.  She managed an extremely busy restaurant for several years -  taking the high volume in stride with her Southern ease and Steamboat smile.  She worked for the Steamboat Ski Resort in several hospitality capacities always making visitors anxious to return again and again to Steamboat because of the warm welcome Joan always extends.  Joan turned her career towards the real estate industry several years ago, weathered the economic downturn, and continues to grow her expertise and experience with each new year.  Her unmatched abilities of truly listening to a customers' needs in a rapidly changing market, while also taking care of them in her true Southern style, make the Steamboat real estate industry the perfect fit.  

Whether you are buying or selling a property in Steamboat, Joan takes away all the stress, worry, and (most importantly) the work from her clients so that they can feel completely at ease and actually enjoy the process.  Nothing gives her more joy than to see her clients happily settling into a perfectly matched new home or feel the success of selling a current one.  Joan loves to enjoy this wonderful Steamboat community with her family and friends, and sharing this love (and knowledge) of Steamboat with her clients is what it's all about. 

Joan Connelly - Your "Southern-Style" Steamboat Broker

Give Me A Call, Y'all!  970-846-8619

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Mar 21, 2014

Steamboat Springs Ranks as #4 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2014

It's no surprise to me that Steamboat Springs ranked in the TOP 20 BEST SMALL TOWNS TO VISIT IN 2014!  

Besides our famous dry snow, we are known for our summer music festivals.

Lee Ann Womack tweeted "I can't believe all the talent on that mountain,"after her January appearance at MusicFest in Steamboat Springs. 

And did I mention our rodeo?

Steamboat Springs is proud of its cowboy past.  Every summer there is a rodeo that is enjoyed by the children and adults.

But don't just take my word for how great our small town is!  

Check out the link to and see why they think my home town is worth a visit.

And if you decide you don't want to leave, let me help you find your Steamboat Home.

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Mar 16, 2014

Weekends in Steamboat

Weekends in Steamboat

We get some of the best snow in the country in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  I am so thankful that I got to enjoy some of that white powder last weekend with my husband and daughter.  

The first day we went skowmobiling at Hahn's Peak Roadhouse. It was so much fun. They really run a great place.  Our guide was terrific.  Afterwards, we enjoyed a delicious dinner.  I can't wait till our next visit out there.  It's a place that's fun for the whole family.  Even our dog enjoyed himself!

The next day we went tubing.  My daughter, Taylor, really loved it.  It was her first time tubing.  Afterwards, we relaxed in the natural hot springs.  

Joan Connelly - Steamboat Broker


I can see why so many people choose Steamboat Springs as their favorite vacation spot, but trust me, it's an even better place to call home!

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