- Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- The Steamboat Grand, 2300 Mount Werner Circle, Steamboat Springs
Steamboat Springs It may soon be a little easier for some people to sleep at night.
The Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel has been swapping out its mattresses, and the old ones are being sold starting today, with all the proceeds benefiting the Routt County United Way.
Hundreds of queen-size mattresses and box spring sets are being sold for $20, while the kings will sell for $30. Only checks or money orders will be accepted.
The sale will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today and Thursday in the parking garage at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel. It will also be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
"Somebody makes a contribution to United Way, and they get a bed," said Mike Lomas, general manager for the hotel.
Lomas said it was time to upgrade the mattresses at the hotel, and the Steamboat Grand Homeowners Association chose to donate the old ones to a worthy cause.
"Beds are a hot ticket in my industry," Lomas said. "Everybody has luxurious beds, so we needed to upgrade to Cadillac beds. I thought, 'What could we do to help?'"
The mattresses were offered first to Steamboat Grand employees. Proceeds from those sales raised $1,800 for Routt County United Way. Lomas said his goal is to raise $8,000.
Lomas said he originally worked with the Steamboat Rotary Club to see if the beds could be sent to Hurricane Katrina victims in New Orleans.
"The challenge is: How do you ship them?" Lomas said.
The mattress sale is just in time for needy ski bums as they settle in the area for the ski season, Lomas said, but the sale is for anyone in need of a gently used, but grand, bed.