Photo by Kim Beaulieu, Beau Bella Photography

Update 10/12/18: Barn move scheduled for Oct. 17th and 18th

A series of storms this past week that brought rain, hail and snow along with a forecast for additional unsettled weather through the weekend has rescheduled the relocation of the historic Arnold Barn to the middle of next week, now Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 17 & 18.
Looking to take advantage of firmer ground conditions, the barn will be lifted from its current location during the early morning and moved to the northwest corner of the Meadows Parking Lot on Wednesday, Oct. 17. The timing of this portion of the move is difficult to predict and may happen on very short notice.
People who are interested in watching the barn move are encouraged to view stage 2 of the process, when the barn will move from the parking lot, up Mt. Werner Rd. This will occur Thursday, October 18, between 11:30 am to 12 pm and is expected to take 2 to 2½ hours. Crews anticipate having the barn placed in its new location between 2pm to 3pm, with detours reopening during that same time frame.
For those wishing to watch the transition to its new location, it is suggested to park in the Meadows Lot and view the process from the sidewalk/bike path on the south side of Mt. Werner Drive. Spectators may also use the outer portion of Mt. Werner Circle across from the new site. Please stay off the road at all times.
This project is made possible by strong community partnerships and grassroots efforts and is funded by the Steamboat Springs Redevelopment Authority and generous contributions from community members.



Save Arnold Barn (SAB) is a community action group whose aim is to work constructively with the City entities, URAAC, Steamboat Ski Corporation, and other interested parties to preserve and rehabilitate the iconic Arnold Barn and enable it to serve the Steamboat Springs community in the future.


  • To preserve and rehabilitate the Arnold Barn as an important piece of Steamboat history that honors the ranching community and is used as a vehicle for educating the public about local ranching
  • To serve as a demonstration of historic preservation’s economic benefits to our community
  • To be a teaching tool for how rehabilitation and material conservation are done in the field and to build the capacity to do this work with local talent
  • To be used as a wayfinding tool for the businesses, property owners, and guests in the ski base area.

The preservation/rehabilitation work on the Arnold Barn will be guided by the Secretary of the Interior Standards for Rehabilitation and the associated Guidelines for Historic Preservation.

Thank you for your interest in this important community initiative to Save Arnold Barn.

Photo credits to the Arnold Family, Fred Hodder, the Rodd Hanna collection, and Arianthe Stettner for the use of their photos in the Gallery of this site.