Colorado has long been known as a four-season destination, and the states offers unparalleled adventure and recreational pursuits, a thriving arts scene, a rich cultural heritage, flavorful cuisine, and 26 renowned ski areas and resorts.
For those who love nature and all its beauty, Colorado is the place to be. Colorado boasts seven major rivers, many peaceful lakes and reservoirs, 12 national parks and monuments, and 54 mountain peaks that top 14,000 feet.
But for lovers, Colorado also has a special appeal as well. Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, so Colorado would make an ideal romantic getaway. From active couples and mountain lovers to spa hounds and foodies, Colorado offers experiences that will bring out the Cupid in just about anyone.
Here is a list of some of the best romance and Valentine’s Day packages we found in Colorado.
Durango Mountain Resort doubles the romance with a Rocky Mountain Getaway built for two couples starting at only $69 per person/per night. The package includes two days of lift tickets and two nights lodging at Durango Mountain Resort. Plus couples can take “the plunge” on the Purgatory Plunge Zipline, which stretches the length of a football field at speeds reaching 35 mph. 800-525-0892; www.durangomountainresort.com
The Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge offers an “Enchanted Evenings” package of which Cupid himself would approve. Couples will enjoy a Classic Swedish Massage and mineral bath for two at the Spa at the Rockies, as well as unlimited access to the world-famous Hot Springs Pool, champagne, daily breakfast and more. Rates from $175 per person/night, double occupancy. www.hotspringspool.com
The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs offers a Valentine’s Day package starting at $125 per person, including accommodations for two with suites offered at a 40 percent discount. The package also features a $50 breakfast credit for each night booked, 15 percent discount on select retail purchases, and live music and dancing for packages booked for February 11 and 18, 2012. 866-837-9520; www.broadmoor.com
For couples that prefer snuggling over schussing, Denver’s Hotel Teatro offers a “Red Hot Romance” package all throughout February, including a $100 gift certificate to SOL Lingerie, Denver’s preeminent lingerie store, with transportation and a personal shopper; a bottle of Vueve-Clicquot and chocolate covered strawberries in-room, rose petal turndown service, a $40 credit for in-room breakfast or at Kevin Taylor’s Prima Ristorante and late checkout. Rates from $419 per night. 888-727-1200; www.hotelteatro.com
Experience Luxurious Love at The Brown Palace in Denver, where many romantic rendezvous have taken place over the years, from Ike and Mamie Eisenhower to the affairs of Isabelle “Sassy” Springer. Starting at $295 per night, enjoy luxurious accommodations, signature rose petal turndown, breakfast for two in Ellyngton’s or delivered by room service, two evening cocktails, complimentary valet parking and more. 800-321-2599; www.brownpalace.com
The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera in Vail is offering a special package for the month of February starting at just $279 per night. The package includes Mountain Deluxe King accommodations, breakfast for two daily, a welcome champagne amenity, and a Valentine’s dinner on February 14, 2012. 800-877-3529; www.cordilleralodge.com
Point Breeze Cabin is the newest addition to the 10th Mountain Division Hut Association, located almost on top of the Continental Divide at 10,500 feet in the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado. Couples can enjoy more than 15 miles of rewarding beginner to intermediate cross-country ski trails right outside the cabin door. www.huts.org
This winter Colorado welcomed The OPUS Hut, a new high alpine backcountry lodge nestled on the southern face of 13,666-foot Lookout Peak in the Northern San Juan Mountains. The solar-powered and heated hut offers secluded access to some of the best backcountry skiing in the northern San Juans. Rates from just $30 per person, per night. www.opushut.com.
For additional on Colorado and all the state offers, please visit: www.colorado.com.