We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

F.M. Light & Sons

830 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5005
+1 970-879-1822
Review Highlights
Great place!

We stopped by to purchase boots and cowboy hats! There is so much more in the store. It reminds me... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Catherine B
via mobile
Western Wear - Period

It's exactly as advertised and reviewed. Smaller than I expected, but crammed full. Don was very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Findlay, Ohio
via mobile
Read all 70 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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!
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 08:30 - 21:30
830 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5005
+1 970-879-1822
Write a Review
Reviews (70)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 69 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by to purchase boots and cowboy hats! There is so much more in the store. It reminds me of Mast General store in Asheville, North Carolina. There are signs along the highway alerting you to the many brands they carry. A piece of...More

Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's exactly as advertised and reviewed. Smaller than I expected, but crammed full. Don was very helpful in helping select and fit a pair of boots for me. No attempt to over-sell or up-sell - which I greatly appreciated. Very fun to just look around.

Thank jaykE7478KI
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

We went to the store after seeing miles of Burma Shave style advertising along US 40, expecting to see a tourist trap we were delighted to find a merchantile establishment that was not a dive, prices were reasonable, most of the staff friendly and helpful,...More

Thank C7812OYmarkk
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Yes there is a barrage of signs along the way to Steamboat, yes it makes you want to check it out, and yes I did just that. If you are expecting a shop like Kemosabe in Vail then you may be disappointed, I can't even...More

Thank laurazzzz2014
Reviewed 26 April 2017

It is a stop to see if the west beckons to you. Cowboy hats, boots, and western shirts are there. Also today style western women's clothing....and rattle snake eggs.

Thank muse
Reviewed 11 April 2017

One of my favorite shops in downtown Steamboat Springs is FM Light and Sons. Great selection of clothing and especially cowboy hats !!! Really nice folks working inside, friendly, helpful and just plain fun. I can spend the whole day walking around this beautiful little...More

Thank Alaineski
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

I'm tough to fit for boots. Wide feet, no arch, use orthotics, bunion on one foot, narrow heels. But, with the help of a patient salesperson named Brady, I found a great pair of Laredos for about $160. Another rep, Brandon, stretched the boots just...More

Thank CapnCohen
Reviewed 18 February 2017

There are lots of great Western stores in CO and WY but this is not a top-flight entry in that category despite the prolific advertising. Probably not a bad place to pick up a decent cowboy hat to take home as a souvenir of your...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a must-go for tourists visiting Steamboat Springs, if you couldn't tell by all the yellow signs on the way in to town. This is what I hear is the oldest retail store in town. It has been passed down through generations of their...More

Thank veronikakhan
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Went to FM Light to pick out a pair of Cowboy Boots for my birthday. Was helped by Janie and she was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. Great service, fantastic advice and I love the boots we picked out with her help. FM Light...More

Thank cgrosscope
Nearby Restaurants
Mazzola's Italian Diner
616 reviews
.09 km away
Back Door Grill
252 reviews
.09 km away
The Shack Cafe
184 reviews
.11 km away
Aurum Food & Wine
296 reviews
.16 km away
Nearby Attractions
Tread of Pioneers Museum
107 reviews
.13 km away
Howelsen Hill Ski Area
91 reviews
.30 km away
Steamboat Art Museum
17 reviews
.05 km away
Steamboat Art Company
7 reviews
.08 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from F.M. Light & Sons staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines