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Address: 830 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Phone Number: 970-879-1822
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Description: F.M. Light & Sons is Steamboat Springs’ historic clothing store and...
F.M. Light & Sons is Steamboat Springs’ historic clothing store and special place where customers enjoy a step back into the old west while browsing among many original fixtures from one hundred years ago. Founded in 1905 by Francis Marion Light (who preferred to be called Frank), the store is still family owned and operated by the fifth generation.The year 2005 marked the 100th anniversary of the F.M. Light & Sons store. A store still in the family after five generations and built on a philosophy of providing quality merchandise and fair prices. Stepping into F.M. Light and Sons provides you with a true western experience. We carry authentic western wear such as cowboy boots, hats, shirts and jeans. Brands:Old Gringo, Dan Post, Corral, Lucchese, Ariat, Justin, Tony Lama, Stetson, O'Farrell, Bailey, Resistol, Pendleton, Royal Robbins, Ryan Michael, Outback Trading Company, Scully, Wahmaker, Cinch, Cruel Girl, Levi, Wrangler, Woolrich, Rockmount, Southern Thread, Barnfly, George Strait, Carhartt, and much more.Stop by and say hello to the fifth generation owners, Chris and Lindsay!
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Very fun place

Great staff, great selection of hats and boots. Good discount rack, and of course the classic pony out front for the kids. The heart of Steamboat Springs. Love this place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
35 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great staff, great selection of hats and boots. Good discount rack, and of course the classic pony out front for the kids. The heart of Steamboat Springs. Love this place.

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Dawson L, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this review

Thanks for the great write-up, doc! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and that we were able to enrich your stay in the Yampa Valley. Come back again sometime! More 

Denver, Colorado
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204 reviews 204 reviews
97 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is the place you'll find it. Anything your heart desires in western apperal. They have been in business forever. You won't miss the advertising signs leading up the highway to their store either. They have a huge wall of boots. Every size, shape, and color. If nothing else, it's fun to stop in and see why they have so... More 

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Dawson L, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this review

Thank you for making the time to write us such a kind review! We are always pleased to hear how people have enjoyed their experience with us. Lightning (our equine mascot) appreciates all of the attention he gets from our young visitors. We look forward to seeing you again next time you are in town! More 

Castle Rock, Colorado
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156 reviews 156 reviews
62 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Stopped in after lunch and on the way out of town, after a long weekend family ski outing, with my wife and one of my daughters. I have been keeping an eye out for hunting/cold weather boots that fit with soles I liked and had found some Rocky Boots and others in the recent past that I would have purchased... More 

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Dawson L, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this review

Your review is both kind and humbling, Gary. Thank you for taking the time to say such wonderful things. We are so happy that you found precisely what you have been looking for, and that you enjoyed your experience to boot (sorry, couldn't think of my own pun!). We enjoy providing our customers with friendly service which goes to show... More 

shakopee, Minnesota, USA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Bought several items including some shoes and a shirt for my daughter. The items were stylish and the kind of quality we were looking for. Staff were helpful, and the prices were as expected.

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Dawson L, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words! We are glad that we were able to help you find exactly what you were looking for. We appreciate your business and your thoughtfulness in leaving us a great review. More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

If you are traveling to Steamboat Springs, a stop at FM Light & Sons should be on your list of things to do while you are in town. A visit to this store will take you back in time, making you feel like you've just experienced a little piece of the wild west. With the help of the friendliest sales... More 

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Dawson L, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this review

Thank you Rosie for such a wonderful review! We love being a part of your Steamboat Springs tradition and are glad that you enjoyed your visit so much. Hearing stories like these are what makes our job so special. Especially when we know that people enjoy the boot wall as much as we do. More 

San Antonio, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

First, I love the signs, the signs can be seen on the drive in, and they are great. They are the reason we stopped in to check out the place. We were greeted right away and offered help. We looked the store over and found a few little things to buy. We were impressed with the quality of the clothing.... More 

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Dawson L, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this review

Floyd, it's good to hear that you decided to stop by and that you enjoyed your visit! We would love to see you next time you are in town. Thank you so much for kind words and for taking the time to give us a wonderful review. It's always good to hear how we've been able to make your Steamboat... More 

Denver, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

FM Light is part of every Steamboat experience for our family. It offers a unique shopping experience in one of the most authentic western towns. The perfect complement to Ski Town USA!

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Dawson L, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review! Hearing how people make F.M. Light & Sons part of their tradition is what makes our job worth doing. We are so glad that you enjoy Steamboat and make yourself part of this amazing community. Thank you! More 

Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I love this store! A "must see" for everyone who comes to Steamboat. I have a great time every time I go in.

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Dawson L, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this review

Thank you Cate for taking time write us such a kind review! We are so glad that we are able to create an environment for you to enjoy again and again. We hope you've had a wonderful Christmas and can't wait to see you next time! More 

Steamboat Springs, Colorado
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Live in Steamboat 6 months out of the year. Have bought lots of soft goods over the years at FM Light. Have never had a bad experience except for tonight. Went in on a Friday night after dinner to find a new flannel shirt for my wife. Browsed through the entire store looking for something suitable. It was filled with... More 

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Dawson L, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this review

We would like to extend our sincere apologies for your bad experience in our store. What you have described is, quite simply, not acceptable. Thank you for taking the time inform us of how we have treated you poorly and please allow us the opportunity to make it right. We appreciate your support in the past and understand that one... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Top Contributor
294 reviews 294 reviews
75 attraction reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Steamboat's family owned Western Department Store that continues to satisfy the needs of the local community. F.M. Light and Sons has always carried quality products and when one compares apples to apples, you are getting what you pay for. To me, the store had the same feel that I remembered and admired when I lived in Steamboat Springs in the... More 

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Dawson L, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review, Neil! We're glad you came back and enjoyed your visit, and especially happy of your assertion that we've maintained our standards of quality, value, and service, and that we fulfill an essential role in our community. That is exactly the brand we wish to cultivate. Thank you for visiting us, and we look forward... More 

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