Our Story

The Owners

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Abby, Eric and family

Welcome home to Bella Vista! We are so excited to have the opportunity to host you and share the beauty of the Bella Vista with you.

Our journey began at CSU where we met and fell in love! After graduation we moved to the city and pursued our careers and passions. We had a lot of fun living the city life, and then eventually the small town outdoorsy life in Golden. But after about 8 years we felt the mountains calling!

Shortly after we got married in 2011- the search began! We were determined to find a retreat venue in the mountains in which we could use as a platform to do good. We searched high and low, looking at everything from dude ranches to campgrounds. After about 3 ½ years, we finally came across the Bella Vista- truly an answer to prayers!!! It is even greater than everything we had hoped or imagined.

With Abby’s experience in event planning and Eric’s experience with painting and property management, it was a match made in heaven! We are fully equipped to make Bella Vista greater each day and have vision for it be one of the most sought after retreat destinations in all of Colorado.

In our free time you will find us embracing every moment with our two young children. Besides loving being parents, we enjoy hiking, biking, skiing/snowboarding, running, camping and adventuring. Abby is an avid baker so don’t be surprised if you have some delicious fresh baked cookies upon arrival! Eric has a love for mountain biking so ask him for a referral to the best trails in Steamboat. We hope to have the chance to share our passions with you while you’re vacationing here in beautiful Steamboat Springs, Colorado!

Why We Exist

  • To provide a retreat experience for groups who are looking to get away from the everyday in order to connect with nature, themselves and one-another.

What we value

  • People, relationships, and community
  • The sacredness of marriage
  • Time with family and friends
  • Opportunity for all to experience
  • Excellence and Flexibility

Operating principles

  • Making people feel welcome and at home
  • Being humble stewards of integrity
  • Understanding who our guests are so we can provide an optimal experience
  • Awareness and intentionality in all that we do
  • Go above and beyond in every circumstance

Property Managers

Hello! We are Ryan & Alyssa, your Bella Vista Property Managers. We have lived in Steamboat for the past year and cannot seem to get enough of the beauty Colorado has to give. While Ryan is a Colorado Native, I (Alyssa) am not. I was born and raised in Pennsylvania, but have been loving every moment of life in Colorado. In our spare time you will most likely catch us hiking or snowshoeing, reading, eating Mexican food, or traveling. We found a love for hospitality 2 years ago when we quit our jobs in Pennsylvania and decided to travel/serve abroad for 8 months. We made a pledge when we returned that we would incorporate the hospitality we learned into our daily lives and serve others with it. With all that being said we are super excited to be a part of the Bella Vista family and we look forward to serving you!

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Ryan and Alyssa


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Originally from the White Mountains of New Hampshire; life and adventure has taken me all over the world, and now I am delighted to call Steamboat Springs my home! With a passion and background in Integrative Health and Wellness, I have spent most of my career helping individuals create balance in their life. Now I’m writing my own book, creating my own opportunities and enjoying all the biking, hiking and skiing Steamboat has to offer. Being part of the Bella Vista family gives me the opportunity to connect people with this distinct, special property and bring the vision of their reunion, retreat or wedding to life!