We are coming to Steamboat for vacation in mid-May. Look forward to coming to your store again.
A visit or two to F.M.Light is mandatory every time we visit our family in Steamboat Springs.
I worked here in 2006 while I was going to the college in town!! I had a wonderful time and learned a lot! I look forward to visiting again when I am back in town! GREAT STORE, full of suprises!
Love your store and traditions. I had much rather spend $ at FM light than any other store. Hope you are around for the next generations!
Wanted to thank you for the great service you gave me on a recent visit to your store. I can’t wait for my Stetson Billy Kidd Edition to arrive. Thanks to all.
I’m from the west coast of Scotland, and loved visiting your store in Steamboat Springs in 1998, when I first came to Steamboat to snowboard."
Saw your name in a murder mystery book I read. The author wrote about visiting your store for cowboy boots and western wear. (Book is "Death on Heels," by Ellen Byerrum.
Susan C., from Texas
As I was growing up in the 60's my family always went to Steamboat for vacation. We always looked for the signs on the way, and once in town visited the store. I sat upon Lightning many times throughout the years, and always enjoyed visiting the store. As the years went by, I learned to ski and my number one pick was always Steamboat. The view from Rabbit Ears pass is amazing. I love Steamboat and miss it a lot as I now live near Houston, TX.
Love the boots I bought this summer. Can't wait to check out your store next time I am in Steamboat.
We never miss fmlight when we are in Steamboat....love the place.....
Dale & Cathryn B.
Saw all your signs coming from Denver & had to check it out. Awesome store.
Ellie & Jim, Nanaimo, BC, Canada
My buddy Doc and I came in while in town to bowhunt elk with my friend who lives there in Steamboat. We both love boots! Man , F.M. Has the best selection I've ever seen! Angela I believe was her name , helped us. Man, she was beautiful and knew her boots! Doc bought a couple pair and I'm gonna order a pair. F.M Lights is my new Western Ware fav! It goes with Steamboat like cookies and milk!
Mr Jody H. and Dr Kieth R., DDS
Shop there once a year when I come to visit my uncle Neil and ski the Boat !
Love your store.
No visit to Steamboat Springs can be complete without a visit to F.M. Light.
Every visitor and passer - bye will be taken in by the polite and knowledgeable sales - staff found at the store. One will feel almost empty without buying a hat, a Stetson , jeans or even a pair of original boots!
Take it from me, I traveled thousands of miles to see Steamboat Springs - and F.M. Light.
Wish I could have more time to visit as often as I wanted.
It was a pleasure to visit your store.
Heinz Rainer, from Sound of Music country
I had the extreme good fortune of visiting the store while passing through Steamboat Springs with the Bicycle Tour of Colorado. Bought a pair of beautiful Dan Post Boots that my friends back here in Pittsburgh are envious of. F. M. Light is always the high point of my trips to Colorado. When are you going to open a store back East?
My favorite FM station: Light! Steamboat Rocks and you are their station!
Great store - every time I'm in Steamboat (which is not often enough) I always visit.
I purchased a pair of Lucchese "1883" boots from your establishment, Sunday. The best boots that I have owned!
Bought my first pair of "real" cowgirl boots while in town for skiing in March. Loved the stored, loved the people. If I ever need another pair of boots, I am willing to travel!
S.L. from Atlanta GA
Have enjoyed your store on each trip to Steamboat Springs.
When I was young like 6 or 7 I would go with my father to your store as he always bought his Steston hats from you. Your ladder that has wheels on it was too much of a temptetion for me at this age so I would push and then jump on the laddeer for a free ride needless to say I knocked off many of your hats and I just know that my father could have disowned me in an instant...needless to say I am now 73 and stil remember your store from this experience.....we lived in Mt Harris.
Love the place! First place I go to when I get to Steamboat.
Love your store, keep sending me in store specials.
Pete and Amy F.
FM Light was my great-grandfather too, so I think that makes us second cousins : )
I spent my summers at my grandparents' (Wayne and Helen LIght) house, on Park Ave. Steamboat is a very special place to me, but i haven't been back for 20 years. Next August i will be bringing my husband and two girls (ages 9 and 12) to visit Steamboat. I hope to be able to connect with some of the extended Light family and certainly to see the FM Light & Sons store!
Sandy Light N.
Thanks to Angela and 3 or 4 other ladies who helped me pick out some great Scully shirts, a Justin hat, a couple scarves (I forgot the name for them) and some Wranglers. It was a top experience when I was in Steamboat last week. I'm home in CT now and my neighbors think I went insane! Thanks again.
I love seeing your signs because I know I am getting close to my sister's house! A bright beacon in a long journey. I come in every time I visit her.
I love the Stetson hat i got here! Can't wait to go back and get some cowboy boots!
Finally, I got my boots I dreamed of for years!
Peter, from Switzerland
Just back from Steamboat Springs. Loved the skiing & FM Light store. Brought great ski memories & some wonderful western wear home to NJ. Your store is one of the reasons I may move to Steamboat permanently. Thanks!
Enjoyed reading about my heritage. I am Frank M. Light's fourth child, R. Wayne Light and Helen's granddaughter. I live in Washington state, but recently I was able to visit the Light Fort in Pennsylvania. Hope to make it out to "Colorada" (as Grandpa use to say) soon.
Just loved your merchandise and wish your store was near us.We don't have any stores that carry Western boots,etc.
I’m from New Jersey, so it’s not like we know good merchandise and what the real ‘style’ is. However what I can recognize is excellent customer service, and knowing when I look damn good in something. Cindy helped me both times I was out there, and even though both times were roughly a year apart, she recognized me and my girlfriend in an instant. My first visit, Cindy helped me out with the top half. A new Hat and a good western style tie had everyone convinced I was from the area (Even though they were taken by surprise that I was from out of state to begin with). She was wary about the hat at first, saying not a lot of people were able to pull it off, but her tone changed the second she plopped it on my head. There was only one on the shelf and it was to large, but she taught me a great trick for re-sizing hats, and all we needed was a piece of cloth. What really rounded out the experience was the vest she pointed out that had been left lying on one of the benches by the boots. She suggested I try it on and it not only fit like a charm, but looked damn good on me too. Roughly a year went by before my next visit, but Cindy was there to greet me. This time she helped me pick out a pair of shoes which I still wear to this day. She even helped me convince my Girlfriend to buy a beautiful jacket, despite the fact that she’s quite the penny pincher! My name is Marcello and my Girlfriend’s name is Kala. I can say for certain that whenever I visit the Steamboat I will stopping into FM Light to see Cindy and the rest of the wonderful Staff! Even though the date is stated as May 2011 it was in early and late 2010 (Around May and October to be exact).
Traveling to Steamboat as an eight year old in 1971, i could not miss the F.M. Light and Sons signs. Every time we drove, my brothers and i could not wait to see the familiar black and yellow signs, as it meant our journey from Ohio was almost over. Its been several years since i have been to town, but i have always made it a point to stop at your store. Thanks for some memories.
Proud to be a third generation F.M. Light & Sons fan and owner of a legacy F.M. Light &Sons cowboy hat from the 1930s.
Worked on a ranch north of Steamboat during summer months. Went to "town" on Saturday's to do laundry, shop, dinner at the A&W, then go to the Chief movie theater. Always stopped in at FM Light & sons. 1969 - 1974, every summer, then somehow I ended up in Jersey. Always remember those days as the best ones. Thanks for still being there.....
Finally, I got my boots I dreamed of for years!
Love Love Love My Boots!!! Thanks, Jamie!!!
Our family had a great time in your store today! Thank you! Your store is a definite 'must visit'. Wonderful family history, as well.
Just got me a new pair of red cowboy boots this weekend - thank you again Becky!
Thank you, Mark, for your amazing help with our Corral boots, Stetson shirt, Levis and Wrangle "Booty" jeans! We are gonna have to write a song in your honor - and about those awesome F.M. Light & Sons road signs!
Jamesons Co-Dependent Country Band
In addition to the very helpful staff when we picked out birthday gear for our daughter, the response and turn around when we sent in an item for exchange was fantastic. Thank you for the excellent customer service!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your store! Have purchased two pairs of AWESOME Lucchese Classics from you (and a very cool F.M. Light coffee mug). The associates there are the best to work with, so friendly and out going. Thanks F.M. Light, looking forward to much more shopping from your great store!
Jeff G. Suffield, Ohio.
Exceptional customer service is of utmost importance to our company. Having worked in the hospitality industry for many years, I am very aware of what a difference outstanding customer service can make to the success of a business.
Last week I visited F M Light & Sons in Steamboat, Colorado (well known for their cowboy hats & cowboy boots) in search of a pair of shorts...
Today, I received an envelope in the mail...[enclosed was] a handwritten note from the sales girl...Now I can truly understand why FM Light and Sons has been in business since 1905.
All Things Fulfilling
Thank you – Keep it up! Great service! :)
Remind my husband I want new coat!!
Kip and Mary, Anoka, MN
Had to stop in – we followed your signs!
The Banman’s and the Cheesman’s, McPherson, KS
Good as usual. 1st store to hit when in town.
Dave, Rock Falls, IL
Always stop in when in Steamboat.
Love Steamboat, Love this store!
Worth reading all the signs.
Glenn and Betty, Liberty, MO
Jim and Jennice, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Loved the ‘old’ place.
Roy and Tracey, Unity, Maine
Love my new boots!!! Thanks for all the help!
Dan and Cindy, CA.
I enjoyed the old family pictures.
The best shop!
Very nice shop.
Babine, Karlruhe, Germany
Love the rodeo. Love the store. First time I saw Wrangler’s since the 70′s.
The Chatot Family, Langhorne, PA
Thanks for keeping the Faith.
Great place to shop.
Steven, Beldwin, KS
Janie, Pueblo, CO
Great Store really liked it.
Bryan, Plymouth, NH
Still have a pair of Churchill elk gloves I bought during my 1st trip to Steamboat in 1993. Hope you still carry made in USA products. Will visit next time in town.
Love seeing the website – my grandfather E D Light would be proud.
Happy Holidays, and i hope all are doing well. I’ve been shopping with you folks since 1994, and I’m about to shop with you again after signing this book. I still have the Stetson Riverton i bought in Steamboat in 1994, and I think I’m about ready for another one. Looking for a roper’s hat. Hopefully, I’ll find one here. Take care and my best wishes to all.
Love your store!!
The newsletter is like a breath of fresh air. Reminds me of what and where I should be!
My wife & i got our boots last week. Shipped on time. Can’t wait to get some use out of them. Way to go f.m.light your store was great.
On our drive from Denver to Steamboat, we saw at least 10 signs for this store. So of course we had to check it out. It was worth it. The store has a great selection and the employees were very helpful. F.M. Light is the best shopping experience in Steamboat. It is a must see when visiting Steamboat.
City Girl, from Los Angeles, CA
Sure miss home! It’s Dang hard to find a good pair of boots out here on the coast. Wish you guys were close.
When I’m in Steamboat, I always shop in your store. I think it’s awesome! Nothing CLOSE to this in Northern Indiana! I’ll be back :) .
I bought a Wah-Maker ladies coat from your store last Easter. I absolutely love it. It is an instant figure flattering must have in any woman’s wardrobe. I live in South Louisiana and it’s a perfect winter coat. I wear it with jeans, pants, dresses, and skirts. It’s the most versatile piece I own. I wish I had one in every color.
“First time to steamboat! Noticed all the yellow signs on 40 and had to stop in! Customer service was great bought my two year old boots wranglers a collared button down shirt a cowboy hat and of course a gun! He still has a smile on his face! Great experience thanks f.m. Light & sons! Keep it up.”
I always enjoy visiting your store whenever I go to Steamboat. I’m from New York city. We do not have anything like your store here.Thanks for being there.Hope to see you soon if not later.My wife and I love Steamboat.It reminds me of what the west is about.
“Just got my new Stetson yesterday, It’s perfect, an Open Road in silverbelly. Gonna get all gussied up and go sashayin around Boulder and the horse races and show off. Thanks to two beautiful gals, you know who you are, your are the best.”