Colorado is an oasis on its own. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, this Western state’s main claims to fame include renowned skiing, luscious natural scenery, and wonderfully fresh air.
Not only is the weather crisp in Colorado, but the seasons are one of the state’s best features. Here, you can truly enjoy a Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter to the fullest extent. Experience the deep oranges and reds of Fall foliage, glide down the snowy slopes in the Winter, play in the Spring rain, and bask in the Summer sun.
Lets have a look at the best romantic weekend getaways in Colorado:
1. Viceroy Snowmass
At this luxury resort in Aspen, you and your loved one will find true natural bliss. Whether you want to ski one of the world’s finest ski mountains, where the Viceroy just happens to be located, or you just want to escape into the fresh open air, this resort has the perfect vacation for you.
In just a weekend, you can completely rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul at the Viceroy. Plunge into the year-round heated saline pool on-site, complete with a terrace and cabanas.
In the winter, try the “Ski-In/Ski-Out” Treatment—the only one of its kind at a ski resort. In 30 minutes, professionals submerge your feet in a warm, exfoliating bath and go to work to increase circulation. They relieve the tension with a hot stone massage to get you back into action. This treatment is designed perfectly to soothe you after a day of adrenaline and activity, and vamp you back up for more.
2. Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa
As the name declares, this resort has a front-row seat to the water along Vail-Beaver Creek. The gorgeous views complemented with the soothing sounds and feel of the waterfront make for an all-around serene lodging experience.
When you’re looking for the outdoor adventure of Colorado mixed with luxury, the Westin is your place. Unwind in the 27,000-square foot Spa Anjali, named one of the “Top 25 Resort Spas” in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler. Here, the treatments are inspired by the healing nature of the mountains. The name itself means “diving offering” in Sanskrit.
Indulge in the “Rocky Mountain Journey” package at the spa. This treatment embodies the spirituality of the Native Americans who once called the Rocky Mountains home. It involves a riverstone massage, pine therapy, a red clover and mountain honey body mask, and a wildflower polish.
3. Gateway Canyons Resort
The Gateway Canyons Resort truly pays homage to the idea of exploration, discovery, and opportunity in the West. Self-described as located “where the planet has opened up to tell its story,” this resort serves as a luxurious home base surrounded by “adventure, natural wonderment, and untouched discoveries still lying in wait.” And it was even built by John Hendricks, founder of the Discovery Channel!
When you and your loved one come to the Gateway, your expectations will be met and more. Travel and Leisure has named this hotel the “Best in the West,” #5 in the U.S., and #16 in the world for 2016.
Apart from the immaculate accommodations at the Gateway, you should also take advantage of the Palisade Ranch offerings. As a guest at this resort, you can discover the land that settlers of the 1800s developed. You’ll explore the trails by horseback, learn roping techniques, and have lunch packed for you by the Gateway.
4. Dunton Hot Springs
At Dunton Hot Springs, a peaceful oasis awaits you and your special someone. You’ll pick your own whimsical cabin in the mountains, secluded from the crowds, stresses, and sounds of the world outside.
Once a Western ghost town, Dunton Hot Springs now thrives as a pinnacle of hospitality. All cabins are authentically restored from hand-built homes of the original miners themselves. No matter which lodging you choose, you will enjoy magnificent views of the mountains and surrounding meadows from every window in the cabin.
But not to fear; while couples are isolated in this romantic old mining town, they still have the comforts of modern living. At Dunton Hot Springs, cabins are exquisitely furnished, an old saloon serves guests heaping portions, Wifi permeates, and a rejuvenating spa offers tantalizing treatments.
5. Vail Cascade Resort & Spa
If you’ve ever seen one of those model towns that people set up around Christmas, displaying snow-sprinkled rooftops and bundled-up love birds ice skating, then you’ll know what the Vail Cascade looks like.
This beautiful village in the Rockies is almost too good to be true. But luckily for us, it is true. The Vail Cascade offers an array of lodging to fit your romantic getaway: vacation homes or private condos. In either, you and your loved one have your own fireplace to snuggle up to on a cold day with the jaw-dropping mountains in the background.
6. Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort
At this mountain escape, you can relax in natural hot springs any time of year. These hot springs bubble out of the ground at 120˚F at the source, and reach down to around 100˚F above ground—the perfect temperature for a hot tub formed by nature.
A must-do at Mount Princeton Resort is soak in the Chalk Creek Hot Springs. Right in the midst of the cool rushing waters of Chalk Creek, hot springs pools dot the landscape with natural geothermal water. Circling through the riverbed and stones, these mini-pools are about one foot in depth and provide a majestic spot to sit back and enjoy the mountain views.
7. The Little Nell
This 5-Star and 5-Diamond hotel in Aspen is proud to call hospitality its passion. At the Little Nell, you can “rough it” all day out on the slopes and through the trails, but when you come back, it’s all luxury, baby. In fact, guests have even called the Little Nell “the Aspen of Aspen.”
Come see why Colorado visitors praise this hotel so fervently. As Aspen’s only luxury boutique hotel, the Little Nell offers exclusive ski-in, ski-out access to the famous Aspen Mountain. And with world-class cuisine, 20,000 bottles of wine, and all the amenities you could ask for, you might never want to leave.
After a long day out in the Rockies, unwind at this “glamorous but free-spirited” destination that features a mountainside patio where you can sip cocktails over the stunning scenery.
8. Hotel Teatro
When you visit Colorado, you have to visit Denver. This hip and youthful city has a laid-back and outdoorsy vibe that you just don’t find anywhere else. And to take it up a notch, bring your sweetheart to Hotel Teatro, a historic hotel right in the bustling downtown.
At this destination, you’ll have the incredible Rocky Mountains as a backdrop with all the glamor of a city. Relax in the plush linens and under the rainforest shower heads in your guestroom. And when your belly starts rumbling, Hotel Teatro has just the place for you. At their on-site restaurant, Nickel, you can savor the gourmet flavors of shortrib with aged-gouda and salami bread crumb grits. And that’s just the beginning.
9. Cheyenne Mountain Resort
Whereas most Colorado destinations attract guests during the winter, Cheyenne Mountain Resort is your romantic getaway perfect for the summer and the fall.
This Southern Colorado gem features a tennis court, newly renovated golf course, heated indoor and outdoor pools, and even a lake and beach for swimming. The Cheyenne has its own private 35-acre lake with sandy beaches for you to enjoy all the water activities: beach volleyball, complimentary boating, white water rafting, kayaking, paddle boarding, or simply basking in the sun.
And the fun at Cheyenne doesn’t end with the water. On the contrary, this resort also offers hot air ballooning over the Rockies, ziplining through the forests, jeep touring, horseback riding, and more.
Get out in nature with your loved one at the Sonnenalp Hotel. In this mountain paradise, you’ll experience a combination of alpine adventure and timeless European elegance.
Whether you visit Sonnenalp in the summer or the winter, the activities are endless. In the summer, hike the beautiful Vail trail in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. For a twist on this classic, try the hotel’s “Hike & Paint” package. This hiking tour includes step-by-step instructions on capturing the stunning landscape, as well as a packed lunch!
Of course, the Sonnenalp offers a winter wonderland in the colder months: skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, dog sledding, and ice skating, all in the picturesque Colorado mountains.
11. Hotel Colorado
“Experience the wonder,” as they say at Hotel Colorado. This historic hotel has been a cultural icon of Glenwood Springs for over 120 years. This legendary destination came to the scene in 1893, right when the country was thrilled about Western expansion and possibilities. It took on a European character and served as an adult playground for society’s elite in the land of prosperity.
Today, Hotel Colorado remains a symbol of elegance. The grand fireplaces welcome guests as they come into the lobby to show the regal comfort of this mountain retreat. The guest rooms are adorned with 19th century Italian furnishings and finishes. When you stay at the Hotel Colorado, you’re transported to a regal time of classic style.
12. Ritz Carlton – Vail
Bavarian-style architecture and elegant interiors of the Ritz-Carlton send Vail, Colorado to a whole new level of refinery. Visit this destination with your significant other for a weekend in a mountain castle of your own.
At the Ritz Carlton in Vail, you have it all; spend the day on the breathtaking slopes that people travel to from all over the world. Or if you want a break from all the activity, stroll through dozens of unique boutiques and stores, gourmet restaurants and entertainment venues down below. And when you’re ready to relax, head to the outdoor heated pool, whirlpool spa, or fire pit for the night.
13. The Springs Resort & Spa
Home of the world’s deepest geothermal hot spring, the Springs Resort & Spa makes sure you enjoy nature’s beauty at its finest. Measuring 1,002 feet deep and at 144˚F, the Great Pagosah Spring feeds into 23 mineral hot springs to soak in. The temperatures vary from 83˚F to 114˚F, so you and your loved one are guaranteed to find the perfect pool.
And beyond the springs, this resort provides guests with several activities to take advantage of. Get outside and venture through rafting, tubing, horseback riding, and other tours. Explore the Mesa Verde National Park nearby, where ancient peoples left ruins behind of entire cities and temples.
14. Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa
Overlooking the scenic Beaver Creek Mountain, the Park Hyatt gives you all the tools you need to realize your mountain vacation fantasies.
Aside from the usual skiing and snowboarding, the Park Hyatt offers even more options for vacationers to relish. Ever heard of Snowcat Tours? This spin on amphibious vehicles is made just for the snow. They are completely enclosed, heated, and maneuver flawlessly on the snow. So grab your loved one and trek through the glorious mountains as rough as you want!
Or for more romance, consider taking a sleigh ride. These evening rides take you through the picturesque Rocky Mountains on a horse-drawn sleigh and bring you right to a historic log cabin with delicious dinner.
15. Vail Marriott Mountain Resort
When you stay at the Vail Marriott, you get the full European ski chalet style without ever crossing the pond. The hotel invites you in with authentic mountainous décor. You’ll walk under an enormous chandelier of antlers in between the stoned hallways and out onto a grandiose lobby.
This luxurious lodging will perfectly satisfy you need to get away and let loose with your loved one. The astounding mountains of Vail speak for themselves. And inside the resort, all rooms come with a fireplace or balcony, so you can choose the best place for you depending on the time of year you visit.