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F.M. Light & Sons

830 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5005
+1 970-879-1822
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Good spot for whole family - not a tourist trap

We visited with 7 kids ranging from 6 to 16 and everyone found something to interest them for... read more

Reviewed March 30, 2018
2kidsTraveler
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Boulder, Colorado
Fun shop to walk through for the western wear

We stopped by this shop twice while in town. You can’t miss it, they have a life-size horse out... read more

Reviewed March 23, 2018
IowaMum
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Des Moines, Iowa
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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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  • Terrible1%
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830 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5005
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Reviewed March 30, 2018

We visited with 7 kids ranging from 6 to 16 and everyone found something to interest them for almost an hour. The teenagers got great deals on some discounted flannels. The younger kids explored the toy corner finding new discoveries every five minutes. Adults admired...More

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Reviewed March 23, 2018

We stopped by this shop twice while in town. You can’t miss it, they have a life-size horse out front, which is fun for kids to climb on. We went inside not because we saw any advertising for it - we drove in from the...More

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Reviewed February 20, 2018

We were curious after seeing all the signs and reading about the history behind the store. The had a nice selection, something for everyone. The young man behind the counter seemed to be visiting with 2 young women, and no one greeted us when we...More

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Reviewed January 25, 2018

This is a western store with a huge selection of western clothing and sponsors of the Sunday Bull bash. We purchased tickets for the better viewing seating but that did not stop a woman and her husband from standing directly in our view so we...More

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Reed J, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2018

Donna, We are glad you enjoyed our selection of western wear. We are sorry your Bull Bash seats were not what you had hoped. While we support the Bull Bash, we do not have a say in their ticket/seating selections. We will pass along your...More

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Reviewed January 14, 2018

This company has put a lot of effort into their advertising. The signs began on I 40 west of Craig and continued all the way to Steamboat. This is a great western store with great prices. If you are looking for western attire, specifically boots,...More

1  Thank William H
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Reed J, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2018

Willy N Jenny, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed our store. We take pride in our selection of attire, including boots, and are happy to see it appreciated. Hope to see you again soon! Best, Lindsay Dillenbeck, Owner...More

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Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

After passing a couple hundred of their yellow signs on 40W, from Kremmling to Steamboat Springs; there was no way we wouldn't stop in (advertising works--something they've apparently known for a very long time). Even if western wear is not one's style, this is a...More

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Reed J, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2018

Hi RICART75, Thanks for the great review! As noted, F.M. Light and Son’s was established in 1905; and it is still owned and operated by what are now 5th generation Light family members, myself included. We are always striving to keep the store in top...More

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Reviewed October 24, 2017

Stepping into F.M. Light & Sons makes you feel a bit like you are stepping back in history! And in fact, you are, it's one of (if not "the") oldest stores in Steamboat Springs. Most people are drawn in by the amazing and vast selection...More

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Reed J, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2018

steamboatevents, We are so pleased that you enjoyed our store. Thank you for the kind review! F.M. Light and Sons is the oldest store in Steamboat, and still owned and operated by the Light family. We agree with you on boot jacks, they are extremely...More

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Reviewed October 12, 2017

Had a great time in here . . . definitely spent more $$$ than I should have . . . it's your fault Don!!!! Came away with a cowboy hat (a first), couple of great shirts, and some monkey socks for my daughter.More

Thank Bob L
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Reed J, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2017

Hi Bob L, We will pass your kind words on to Don and we definitely agree with you, we're lucky to have him. We are proud that we were able to sell you your first cowboy hat, that's exciting! We appreciate you perusing our store...More

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Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely love browsing this store! The people are friendly and helpful. The selection of merchandise is great! The window display was well done, and fell for a pair of warm boots in the window.

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Reed J, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2017

Hi Vintagepair, We are glad to hear that our window display piqued your interest! We will pat our staff on the back on your behalf. We appreciate you perusing our store while in Steamboat!

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Reviewed August 26, 2017

We stopped in for Levi's - generally hard to find in my size (Tall). They had exactly what I needed and had not found in larger cities. Cashiers were friendly. Definitely worth a stop in to browse when in the area.

Thank Lynne M
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Reed J, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2017

Lynne, Thank you for the compliments. We are so glad you found what you were looking for, and that you experience the customer service we strive for. We hope to see you again soon!

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