If you’re looking for a romantic escape for Valentine’s Day in the Rocky Mountain State, you’ll find a wide range of options. Whether you want to enjoy time in the city together or among dramatic mountain scenery, this list has got you covered. From beautiful Aspen to the Mile High City, make your pick and look forward to an unforgettable time filled with romance.
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St. Regis Aspen Resort may be the very best spot in the entire state to go to spoil the one you love. Rooms include a personal butler to handle your ironing and unpacking. Just imagine ordering from the signature Bloody Mary bar where you can mix and match your drinks while in bed soaking up incredible views from picture windows. You can also choose in-room dining and have flowers, chocolate-covered strawberries and sparkling wine delivered and waiting in your room when you arrive. The property sits at the base of Aspen Mountain, just steps from many of Aspen’s top restaurants and shops. The resort’s onsite eatery serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and also hosts live music at night.
The crown jewel of Manitou Springs, a picturesque town just east of Colorado Springs, is a fabulous historic property where couples can enjoy a fairytale-like romantic retreat. The large white building with a prominent turret looks a bit like a storybook castle and blends luxury with the area’s relaxed ambiance. At The Cliff House Dining Room you can look forward to especially memorable culinary experiences. Book the Romantic Escape package and you’ll get a single rose on your bed, chocolate-covered strawberries delivered, a breakfast buffet, a dining credit and upscale accommodations.
The Brown Palace is considered one of Denver’s most romantic hotels, guaranteed to provide a memorable Valentine’s experience for you and the one you love. Special meals like chocolate brunch are often hosted at Ellyngton’s at the Brown Palace where you can indulge in the popular Dom Perignon Sunday Brunch, known for its lavish breakfast dishes like Lobster Scramble and Lemon Poppy Waffles. You can also enjoy shared experiences at the spa, including an extravagant Couples Retreat package that includes a couples massage, an artesian plunge, a bottle of Champagne, and chocolate-covered strawberries. The hotel even has its one floral shop where you can pick up a gorgeous seasonal arrangement that’s handcrafted by floral artisans. Rooms include upscale amenities like plush terry robes, pure artesian water, and 24-hour room service.
Set along the shores of Cheyenne Lake at the edge of Colorado Springs, The Broadmoor Hotel was built in the late 19th-century and offers the ultimate in luxuries for couples. This huge resort hosts eight onsite restaurants, a spa and three championship golf courses. A wide range of dining options await, from casual cafes and pub-style eateries to upscale restaurants serving gourmet fare made from locally-sourced ingredients. The hotel also offers special meals for Valentine’s day and romance packages.
Dunton Hot Springs offers the ultimate adventurous Valentine’s escape with luxury in a spectacular wilderness setting. It sits within a beautifully-restored 19th-century ghost town and has its own sumptuous mineral hot springs. The five-star property is surrounded by aspens and the dramatic San Juan Mountain Range, about 30 miles southwest of Telluride. Disconnect from the chaos of the modern world and reconnect with the one you love while relaxing and enjoying a host of active pursuits like heli-skiing, rock climbing or hiking miles and miles of scenic trails. Stays are in high-end historic log cabins, while the other historic buildings here house a decadent spa, a well-stocked library and a saloon with wagon-wheel chandeliers.
Vail Mountain Lodge, Vail
The ideal Valentine’s Day retreat in the mountains, Vail Mountain Lodge is a great place to base your stay if you want to enjoy skiing, snowboarding or snowshoeing and then come back and indulge in luxurious spa treatments and a romantic dinner. From here, you can easily bring your sweetheart to Lovers Leap in Blue Sky Basin, where its rumored a Ute brave and Arapahoe Indian maiden jumped to their death rather than be separated. The Vitality Center offers a steam room, sauna and hot tubs where you can soak before or after treatments, and many of the restaurants nearby offer special Valentine’s Day menus.
Durango’s historic Strater Hotel offers a Valentine’s Day special that can be enjoyed anytime between February 14 and 17. You’ll get $10 off the room rate and two complimentary tickets to see Joy, Harjo & Poetic Justice at the Henry Strater Theatre. The onsite Mahogany Grille will serve a Valentine’s dinner that includes Chateaubriand for two and Lobster Papperdelle along with Champagne and a box of chocolates that are specially made just for you and yours by the highly acclaimed chef. Book a premium guestroom and you’ll get a beautiful, uniquely furnished room with upgraded accessories like bathrobes, small sitting areas with dining tables, and elaborate decor.