Strawberry Park Hot Springs, Steamboat Springs: 7,000 feet. Couples can stay the night in a rustic cabin, repurposed train caboose, or a covered sheep herders wagon after a day spent in the varied temperature rock pools heated by the hot spring located on the mountainside above. Guest can indulge in a couples massage or Watsu next to the Hot Springs Creek or take a short drive to downtown Steamboat Springs for romantic dining options in the comfort of a cozy mountain town.
DENVER – Love soars to new heights in Colorado with romantic accommodations, gorgeous views, outstanding adventures and intimate experiences. From an off-the-grid stay in a backcountry yurt at the Tennessee Pass Yurts to taking in the sweeping views with mountain luxury at the Broadmoor’s Cloud Camp or the Game Creek Chalet in Vail, Colorado offers a variety of romantic high altitude getaways.
Cloud Camp, Cheyenne Mountain: 9,200 feet. The highest of the Broadmoor’s trio of wilderness properties is Cloud Camp, which sits 3,000 feet above the Broadmoor itself and offers 360-degree sweeping views of the plains, Pikes Peak and the Colorado Rockies. The property consists of 11 one-and two-bedroom guest cabins. There are also six accommodations in the lodge itself. Cloud Camp offers a private “honeymoon suite” boasting its own private porch and completely secluded mountain viewing area or the Fire Tower Suite – an actual two-story suite built atop the stone foundation of a historic fire tower.
Game Creek Chalet, Vail: 10,500 feet. Nestled in the glades of the Game Creek Bowl atop Vail Mountain, this impressive offsite residence combines the peacefulness of complete seclusion with the usual comforts found onsite at a luxury resort. Located 2,000 feet above Vail Village, the four-bedroom, five-bathroom residence boasts stunning mountain scenery, gourmet kitchen (with a private chef for an additional charge), an outdoor hot tub and ski-in, ski-out access.
The Little Nell, Aspen: 7,808 feet. The Little Nell, Aspen’s only Five-Star, Five-Diamond, ski-in/ski-out hotel offers couples an unparalleled romantic getaway. Upon arrival to the newly renovated guest room or suite, the couple is pampered with a welcome amenity. Couples can indulge in a cocktail made from the top-shelf liquor and martini shaker in the in-room wet bar, a long bubble bath in the sunken tub or a dip in the heated outdoor pool or Jacuzzi under the stars with champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries.
The Lodge at Breckenridge, Breckenridge: 10,200 feet. Nestled on a forested cliff, the Lodge at Breckenridge is a newly renovated 45-room lodge that offers rustic Colorado charm with spectacular million-dollar views of Boreas Pass, Breckenridge Ski Resort and the Tenmile Range. The lodge is located only 5 miles from historic downtown Breckenridge. In addition to the Lodge guest rooms, they also offer 2 spacious and cozy private luxury homes for rent.
Strater Hotel, Durango: 6,512 feet. An 1887 confection of white cornices, native red bricks and Gold Rush-era tales, the Strater Hotel in Durango is a romantic place to step back in time. Today, hand-painted wallpapers, velvet draperies and ornate stained glass re-create the original Victorian atmosphere, and a fun night in the ragtime Diamond Belle Saloon shows couples why Western novelist Louis L’Amour always requested the room right above it.
Tempter House, Telluride Ski Resort: 12,000 feet. Perched atop a ridge in one of the most spectacular settings in the Rocky Mountains, Telluride Ski Resort’s Tempter House is one of the most unique and highest elevation homes in North America. Located adjacent to the famous Gold Hill, the home overlooks Telluride Ski & Golf Resort and the dramatic 2,000 vertical foot Tempter Chute. Amenities include steam shower, jacuzzi tub, pool table, Sub Zero appliances, ski-in/ski-out accommodations, log fireplaces, feather beds, the finest linens and spectacular views from all rooms.
Tennessee Pass Sleep Yurts: 10,423 feet. Just nine miles north of Leadville, the highest incorporated city in North America, is The Tennessee Pass Nordic Center, Cookhouse, and Sleep Yurts that offer a unique romantic experience. A mile-long ski, snowshoe or hike under the stars leads to a warm yurt and a four-course candlelight dinner followed by a night’s sleep in off-the-grid sleeping yurts with soapstone woodstoves, handcrafted log beds and down comforters.
Trapper’s Cabin, Beaver Creek: 9,500 feet. Trapper’s Cabin is Beaver Creek’s ultra-luxurious, private, on-mountain lodge accessed by snowcat in winter, and by 4×4 Jeep in summer. It’s a seamless lodging experience that offers couples the opportunity to stay at the true height of luxury. The property offers modern amenities, warm pine tones and open-beam ceilings, a floor-to-celling granite fireplace and oversized windows to the alluring scenery in a mountain-paradise setting.
Vista Verde Guest Ranch, Clark: 7,752 feet. Vista Verde Guest Ranch’s doting staff, “ranchy yet fancy” cuisine and customized excursions create a romantic winter ranch stay. Situated in the Routt National Forrest, Vista Verde’s three- to seven-night, all-inclusive vacations include lodging, meals and activities such as sleigh rides, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snow biking, horseback riding, dog sledding, wine tasting and cooking classes. Ranch guests can make the 45-minute trek to Steamboat Ski Resort or relax from a private outdoor hot tub.
Colorado is a four-season destination offering unparalleled adventure and recreational pursuits, a thriving arts scene, a rich cultural heritage, flavorful cuisine, and 26 renowned ski areas and resorts. The state’s breathtaking scenic landscape boasts natural hot springs, the headwaters of seven major rivers, many peaceful lakes and reservoirs, 12 national parks and monuments and 58 mountain peaks that top 14,000 feet. For more information or a copy of the 2017 Colorado Official State Vacation Guide, visit www.COLORADO.com or call 1-800 COLORADO.
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