Romantic Places in Colorado
Green mountains, dry deserts, old ranches and famous ski resorts.
AspenOnce a declining Victorian-era silver mining town, now transformed into a fashionable summer and winter playground.
200 South Aspen St.
T: +1 970 925-6246. 19 room b&b. US$ 285-
Rustic elegant inn located next to a park.
Located 100 miles outside Denver, Vail is known for its gentle cruising ski runs.
20 Vail Road
T:+1 970 476 5656 F:+1 970 476 1639. 91 rooms, US$ 150-
Alpine-style romantic hotel located at Vail ski resort.
Elk River Valley / Nr. Steamboat SpringsAcres of forests and mountain views near the ranching and skiiing community of Steamboat Springs.
Vista Verde Ranch
Elk River Valley
Steamboat Springs, CO T: +1 (970) 879-3858. $450 per person; Includes all meals, tips, equipment rentals, guides, and sled rides.
The luxury resort ranch offers accommodation in secluded, spacious log cabins with private hot tubs and in deluxe lodge rooms with fabulous views. Enjoy gourmet meals, wine tastings and cooking classes. Popular in summer with families, in early fall and winter much of the weeks are for reserved for single adults and couples. Winter activities include cross country skiing, snowshoeing, horseback riding, sleigh rides, downhill skiing, and more.
Includes the beautiful San Juan mountain range and Telluride, a former Victorian mining town located high in these mountains. The resort is know for its skiing and its film festival.
Dunton Hot Springs
West Fork Road, off Hwy. 145
Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado
T: +1 970 882-4800.11 cabins. US$ 600- incl. 2 meals, hot springs.
This rustic village—once a gold miner’s camp, then a hippies hang-out— is now a rustic elegant collection of Ralph Lauren-styled cabins and outbuildings furnished with impressive artwork.