DENVER—In Colorado, romance goes further than simply soaking in the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Here, couples can take part in unique experiences and unparalleled adventure. Whether newlyweds want to indulge in the great outdoors in a secluded, backcountry hut or cozy up in a luxury hotel by the fire, Colorado has an abundance of activities for after the “I do’s.” Below is a sampling of romantic honeymoon destinations, offerings and experiences throughout the state. For more, visit http://www.colorado.com/
A Backcountry Hut Adventure at the 10th Mountain Division Hut (Frisco). For adventurous couples looking to explore the backcountry, escape to a 10th Mountain Division Hut. Shrine Mountain Inn and Janet’s Cabin are recommended for an unforgettable stay near Frisco. Whether guests are first-time snowshoers or expert skiers, the nearby Frisco Nordic Center offers rentals for the countless trails and terrain easily accessible for all-level adventurers. Prices start at $35 per person per night for a unique stay that is true to the spirit of Colorado.
A Historic Stay at Castle Marne Bed & Breakfast Inn (Denver). Built in 1889, Castle Marne Bed & Breakfast Inn is a designated Historic Landmark located in the heart of Denver’s City Park and Capitol Hill neighborhoods. The honeymoon package invites couples to spend the night in luxury with a romantic four-course candlelight dinner, one dozen roses and chocolate truffles. While in Denver, couples can marvel at Downtown’s luster from the intimate confines of a horse-drawn carriage that travels along the 16th Street Mall.
Tailor-Made Romance at Cheyenne Mountain Resort (Colorado Springs). At Cheyenne Mountain Resort, guests can enhance a standard overnight experience with the Romantic Affair package that offers an ensemble of supplementary experiences. The starting package rate of $129 per night includes overnight accommodations in a deluxe guest room and a 2 p.m. late check-out. A three-course dinner, boudoir portrait session or delivery of champagne and locally-sourced gourmet cheese to one’s room can also be added with an additional cost.
Escape to the Eastern Plains at the Claremont Inn & Winery (Stratton). For a charming stay on Colorado’s eastern plains, the Claremont Inn & Winery is a bed & breakfast that offers so much more than a night’s stay and morning meal. For $269 a night, the Honeymoon Special Package is fully inclusive and consists of choice of guest room, delicious dinner and country inn-style breakfast in bed. Upon arrival to their room, guests will find a bottle of champagne, chocolate dipped strawberries and a spa pampering kit.
On the Slopes Romance at Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro (Aspen). Consisting of four mountains, over 330 trails, 42 lifts and terrain to suit every level, Aspen’s legendary slopes are a must. After a day of skiing or riding, Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro, located midway up Aspen Highlands, offers iconic views of Maroon Bells accompanied by Swiss cuisine and an acclaimed wine list. To truly arrive in style, snow cat tours take couples up 10,750 feet all the while taking in night-time views of downtown Aspen.
Elegant Lodging in the Colorado Mountains at Della Terra Mountain Chateau (Estes Park). Romantic escapes at Della Terra Mountain Chateau allows guests to breakaway and find themselves above Estes Park at the Fall River entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. With the booking of any suite, couples can opt for a romantic setup that includes champagne, rose petals and flameless candles upon arrival. To experience Estes Park in true extravagance, a two hour road-trip in a 1939 Rolls Royce rental from Boulder Denver Limousines comes complete with chauffer, red carpet service and furnished with champagne bucket, ice and glasses for $375.
A Customizable Spa Stay at the Dragontree Spa (Boulder). For a holistic experience, the Dragontree Spa allows guests to create their own package, choosing from a wide range of options that aim to integrate and balance body, mind and spirit. While in town, couples can’t miss out on Boulder’s wooded trails or open vistas. Cured, a small shop that hand picks selections of cheeses, charcuterie, wines and Colorado beers and spirits plans the perfect picnic for a romantic hike.
Luxurious Cabins in an All-Inclusive Dude Ranch at Vista Verde (Steamboat Springs). Couples are invited to cuddle up for a romantic weekend in the mountains. Vista Verde Ranch borders Routt National Forest, making for the perfect backdrop for outdoor winter activities. Here, couples can take advantage of Colorado’s top pursuits in one vacation. Vista Verde offers stays as short as 3-nights beginning at $1,295 per person where lodging, meals and activities are all included. Horseback rides in the snow, sleigh rides and wine tastings are just a few of the inclusions.
Endless Amenities in a Winter Wonderland at the Westin Riverfront Hotel (Beaver Creek). In the heart of the Vail Valley, the Westin Riverfront Hotel is located at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain where guests are surrounded by spectacular views of snowy peaks and dense forest. The hotel’s Spa Anjali offers a Spa, Sparkling and Savasana package for couples. Starting at $249 per night, a three-night minimum stay includes luxurious overnight accommodations, a $250 spa credit, a bottle of champagne, valet parking, unlimited yoga/fitness classes at the Athletic Club and a $100 credit to Maya, the Westin’s modern Mexican kitchen.
Colorado is a four-season destination offering unparalleled adventure and recreational pursuits, a thriving arts scene, a rich cultural heritage, flavorful cuisine, and 25 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.
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