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Looking for a romantic resort in Colorado ideal for couples? Your search is likely to pull up a long list of options, with some beautiful properties that seem they were perfectly made for romance. From stunning Rocky Mountain scenery to outdoor adventures, cozy fireplaces, hot tubs, and gourmet cuisine, you’re sure to find the perfect pick for a weekend getaway or a longer escape with the one you love.
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Located in Estes Park, the eastern gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, River Stone Resorts & Bear Paw Suites will surround you with breathtaking scenery while delivering luxury accommodation. All units include a gas fireplace, an in-room jetted spa tub or outdoor hot tub, HDTV with cable, a full kitchen and gas grill. After enjoying a day of outdoor adventure, which includes everything from hiking over 355 miles of scenic trails to horseback riding, fly-fishing and wildlife viewing, it’s the perfect place to come back and relax. While you’ll have everything you need to make your meals, and there are plenty of options for romantic dinners nearby, including the elegant dining room at the famous Stanley Hotel.
Located at the base of Vail Mountain in the heart of Vail Valley, Grand Hyatt Vail is popular for weddings and among honeymooners. There’s lots to do in every season, but fall is especially stunning, with lots of golden splashes of color and bike rentals available for leaf-peeping on two wheels. In the winter you can spend the day on the slopes skiing or boarding and then come back and unwind in the hot tubs or relax in the creekside infinity pool. There are themed seasonal offerings that range from live jazz to specialty après-ski drinks and build-your-own hot chocolate. Candlelit dinners are available too, while most of the plush rooms have patios or balconies, and all have fireplace and heated stone bathroom floors.
Built in traditional national park lodge style, the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch offers it all when it comes to luxury and romance. It dominates the base of Bachelor Gulch Mountain and includes upscale rooms that all have marble bathrooms with soaking tubs. Capture the many picture-perfect moments you’ll have together by taking advantage of the professional photographer who will guide you and your partner through the magnificent Rockies backdrops for an interactive photo session. At the end of the day you might visit the spa to indulge in locally inspired treatments and unique amenities like the rock-lined Grotto. There are multiple dining options and live entertainment at Buffalo’s too.
Located in the heart of Aspen, the historic Hotel Jerome has long-been known for attracting celebrities and all sorts of VIPs with its exceptional personalized service and understated elegance. Open in 1889, it offers lots of character and luxurious modern amenities with large rooms, all a minimum of 525-square-feet, that include plasma TVs, DVD players, down bedding, espresso makers and oversize baths. There’s also a heated pool and two hot tubs as well as a world-class spa with mineral salt invigoration body treatments, basalt stone massage and all sorts of decadent therapies. Both the on-site bistro and lively bar are highly acclaimed too.
With the combination of castle-like grandeur, a staff that will treat you like royalty, and a menu of romantic vacation packages, it’s hard to beat The St. Regis Resort. Set at the base of Aspen Mountain, it’s just steps away from all the attractions no matter what the season. Plus, guests can choose to have chocolate-covered strawberries and sparkling wine waiting in the room upon arrival, enjoy spa gift certificates to the Remede Spa, and in-room dining. The resort has its own delicious on-site restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as offering live music at night.
The historic Broadmoor Hotel opened in the late 19th century and sits along the shores of Cheyenne Lake at the edge of Colorado Springs. It’s long been a popular option for a romantic escape, with special getaway packages for couples that include things like a romantic dinner for two or sparkling wine and chocolate-covered strawberries at turn-down on your first night. While there’s lots of outdoor adventure at your door step from hiking and horseback riding to golfing on three championship courses, you can also relax while sipping cocktails alongside the infinity pool with breathtaking views of the lake and the jagged peaks of the Rockies. There are also several restaurants, and a spa.
Ideal for the adventurous romance-seekers who want to enjoy luxury in a wilderness setting, this remote resort is located in gorgeously restored 19th-century ghost town, complete with its own mineral hot springs. A five-star property, it boasts a magnificent backdrop of the San Juan Mountain Range, providing an ideal spot to disconnect from the chaos of the modern world and connect with the one you love. Activities nearby include endless miles of scenic trails for hiking, rock climbing, and heli-skiing. The ring of historic log cabins provide luxurious accommodation and there are historic buildings that house a spa and a saloon with wagon-wheel chandeliers.
The Peaks Resort & Spa in Telluride offers a majestic setting surrounded by the dramatic peaks of the Rockies. It’s the perfect place to spend your days taking part in outdoor adventures like mountain biking and hiking, or winter skiing, and then come back to enjoy a romantic dinner for two. The property is particularly renowned for its spa, which offers a variety of rejuvenating treatments like hot stone therapy along with eucalyptus-filled Jacuzzis. Accommodation includes everything from rooms and suites to condos and penthouses.
Nestled in the red rock canyons of western Colorado, this resort was founded by the creator of the Discovery Channel, offering an idyllic setting for a romantic retreat, especially among more adventurous couples who want to enjoy activities like hiking, kayaking, Jeep tours, horseback riding, fishing or even searching for dinosaur bones. If you book the multi-day Palisade Ranch special, you’ll get daily guided rides at the base of Uncompahgre Plateau, cattle drives, roping lessons, daily meals for two and more. The property also hosts a spa with massage therapy and a variety of treatments, a pool and poolside cantina, and private outdoor dining.
Cheyenne Mountain Resort delivers breathtaking mountain views, luxurious rooms, and outstanding dining options. It also offers a menu of special romance packages that might include having champagne, locally sourced gourmet cheeses and fresh fruit delivered to your room. Activities abound, with a 35-acre lake for water sports, five indoor and outdoor pools, a spa, 18-hole golf course, tennis courts and a fitness center. Couples can also enjoy a romantic dinner buffet for two and even book a boudoir portrait session that includes complimentary champagne.
In a place with many luxurious properties, Sonnenalp is often named the very best. A Bavarian-style lodge, all rooms and suites provide views of either Vail Village or Gore Creek, while featuring amenities like handmade furniture, fireplaces, and heated floors in marble bathrooms. There’s a wide variety of recreational activities available in the surrounding area and opportunities to play a private 18-hole golf course in the sun drenched valley of Edwards. Enjoy the pampering spa and an especially impressive breakfast buffet. Ask for the Bavarian Benedict, lederhosen-wearing staff will serve it upon special request.
There’s plenty to do at Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort and it’s all surrounded by stunning Rocky Mountain scenery. It’s best-known for its hot springs that sit within natural, rocky surroundings although there are also human-made pools heated by geothermal water. There’s an extensive spa with everything from various types of massage to body treatments, facials, acupuncture, and private soaks like a mud or lavender salt soak, while yoga and fitness classes are offered too. Enjoy dining in the outstanding on-site restaurant with dishes based on local, fresh ingredients and accommodation in log cabins with covered porches, stereos and DVD players.
The Garden of the Gods Club and Resort will put you in the heart of some of the most beautiful red rock country. It includes luxurious rooms with views of the natural rock formations in Garden of the Gods, special packages for couples, and the 27-hole Kissing Camels Golf Course. There’s a practice green, driving range, pro shop, and sports club, along with fantastic dining too.