3 Romantic Winter Getaways — Exploring Colorado when in love

For me, the most romantic season in Colorado is winter. The snowy peaks and winter shimmer of ice make the special places of Colorado perfect for romantic winter weekends. The brisk air and icy winds easily encourage romantic evenings snuggled up by the fire, but if you want to ramp up the excitement and romance potential, check out these steamy ideas.

Snowmobiling Lunch — Grand Lake

For those with a pension for thrill along with their romance, give snowmobiling a try. Grand Lake is little sleepy town on the edge of Rocky Mountain National Forest. Try this getaway idea for an exciting and breath taking pick-nick lunch.

Town: Grand Lake, Colorado
Stay: Using VRBO.com, pick a place near downtown so you can walk to one of the restaurants on the downtown strip after your day adventure.
Do: On the Trail Rental — Rent a snowmobile or two and head out on the trail. Pick one of the snow parks along the trail to park your sled and have lunch.
Pack: Dress warm and pack a decadent lunch. Include a thermos full of hot chocolate or apple cider to fight against the chill of the snowy trails.

Arapaho National Forest

Private Hot Tub at Indian Springs

A short drive up I-70 from Denver is the town of Idaho Springs. Most of us normally wiz by on our way further into the mountains, but you shouldn’t miss out on the romance potential of Indian Springs’ private outdoor hot tubs. Have a quick evening escape from the city, or stay all weekend in the historic resort lodge.

Town: Idaho Springs, Colorado
Stay: Indian Hot Springs
Do: Reserve a private outdoor jaccuzi and skip your suit. If you are staying the night, smuggle in some wine. Use a thermos or bladder, no glass!
Pack: Bring a warm over-sized towel or fluffy bathrobe. Between the private changing room and the jaccuzi you’ll need a little protection from the cold air.

Ski-in Yurts Outside Leadville

Work up a sweat and cross-country ski to your romantic yurt near Tennessee Pass. Located at the base of Ski Cooper, this full service facility is perfect for the couple that likes romance and a work out.

Town: Tennessee Pass, Outside of Leadville, Colorado
Stay: Tennessee Pass Yurts
Do: Cross-country ski into a warm wood stove heated yurt. Relax the days away, snuggle by the fire, or ski the nordic trails included with your stay.
Pack: You’ll need warm gear, obviously, but keep your bags light. You have to haul your stuff with a backpack, or pay them to do it. You can pre-order an array of amenities and even room service!

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