Our Story

The Stewards

Welcome home to the 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 as students at Colorado State University where we met and fell in love. 10 years later we married, started a family, and became the humble stewards of Bella Vista!  It has been a labor of love and we want nothing more than for you to come and connect with those who are closest to you. When we are not dreaming of what the future holds for the Estate, we love hiking, biking, skiing, camping and spending time with our two young children.  We hope that you come and enjoy this beautiful little slice of heaven that we call home!  

Property Managers

Welcome to “life in the Boat”! We are Ken and Joleen Sherman, Bella Vista Estates’ resident property managers. We have been married for 35 exciting years and are finally pursuing our dream of working together at a gorgeous estate.  After living most of our lives in Georgia and raising 3 amazing kids (who are all now married and have given us 2 adorable granddaughters), we made the move out to beautiful Colorado. The past 5 years in Steamboat have been filled with adventures as we have explored this picturesque area!

Although Jo has a background in nursing and I have a background in entrepreneurial business, our passion for serving couples with our desire to see people develop and sustain happy lifelong relationships has made us the perfect fit for the Bella Vista vision.  Since we have had the opportunity to experience much of the area, we would love to be a resource for you to answer any questions you may have and offer recommendations during your stay. We hope you enjoy “life in the boat” as much as we do!


Ken and Joleen

Reservations Manager



Hey there, I’m Kaylee! Growing up, I was fortunate enough to be able to visit my grandparents in Steamboat each summer until my family decided to pack up and move here permanently. A Los Angeles native, I have called Steamboat home now for sixteen years. Married to my high school sweetheart, and two beautiful daughters later, I started BabyCakes, a wedding cake business, and loved it. I have always been interested in weddings and events so getting to work with the team at Bella Vista has been a perfect match. When I’m not working you can find me baking, spending time with my family, dancing, working out, and eating tacos (not at the same time!). I would love the opportunity to introduce you to the Yampa Valley and ensure you have an excellent stay at our beautiful property here in Steamboat Springs!