Romantic Getaways in Colorado

If you’re looking to spend quality time with your special someone, you’ve come to the right place. From cupid-approved inns to campfire stargazing at dude ranches, there are plenty of options for romantic getaways in Colorado. So, pack your bags and get ready to make memories with your favorite person.

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QUEEN ANNE BED & BREAKFAST

This grown-ups-only urban inn is the result of a happy relationship that fuses art and sustainability. Side-by-side Victorian homes sit on the edge of downtown Denver putting you close to the city’s vibrant dining and nightlife. Many rooms at Queen Anne B&B feature murals or paintings by local artists, so you can soak up some culture from your in-room whirlpool tub. There are eco-friendly perks throughout, like organic toiletries and gardens where the on-site chef grows herbs and veggies for your complimentary breakfast.

STONEBROOK RESORT ON FALL RIVER

A year-round sanctuary for sweethearts, Stonebrook Resort on Fall River offers plenty of peaceful settings, from secluded outdoor hot tubs overlooking the river to private hiking trails that lead to Rocky Mountain National Park, just 2 miles away. Nearby Estes Park is home to a downtown filled with cozy restaurants, breweries and wineries ideal for a couples’ night out.

PURPLE MOUNTAIN BED & BREAKFAST

It’s always “do not disturb” mode at this romantic getaway in Crested Butte. Just a few blocks from historic Elk Avenue, Purple Mountain Bed & Breakfast has six plush rooms, an on-site day spa and an outdoor hot tub. In the winter, a free shuttle whisks you to Crested Butte Mountain Resort for some of Colorado’s best skiing; when you’re ready for après, retire back to the house for complimentary craft beer on tap and a Ghirardelli hot-chocolate bar. Happy hour, indeed.

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Romantic Ranch Retreats

SMITH FORK RANCH

If pampering is your partner’s love language, escape to Smith Fork Ranch in Crawford within the secluded Gunnison National Forest, where romance and relaxation are as big of a priority as adventure. Indulge in sumptuous open-air massages, luxe cabins and candlelight dinners featuring farm-to-table cuisine from the ranch’s organic homestead. During adult weeks in September and October, activities range from archery to fly-fishing if you’re not too busy taking it easy.

SYLVAN DALE GUEST RANCH

Live out your Western Romance dreams at Sylvan Dale in Loveland. During August and September, the ranch offers getaways complete with home-style meals and a personal horse for your stay, plus options for overnight trail rides, trap shooting and more. Guests lend a hand with ranch chores, but — come nighttime — you can kick back by the campfire to toast s’mores and gaze at the stars … both in the sky and your partner’s eyes.

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Heavenly Hot Springs

THE SPRINGS RESORT & SPA

Perched on the banks of the San Juan River in Pagosa Springs, this hot-springs haven offers a Relaxation Terrace with five adults-only pools. The terrace of The Springs Resort & Spa includes a waterfall, fire pit, Roman shower, jetted tub and river overlook, along with blissful quiet time. Access is complimentary for hotel guests and is available to daytime visitors for a fee.

SAND DUNES POOL

In the shadow of Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, the quirky town of Hooper sits atop a natural artesian hot spring, with water flowing year-round into the Sand Dunes Pool. On the same property, The Greenhouse is an enchanting oasis with three small soaking tubs and a 10-by-75-foot pool. There’s also a 10-person sauna, indoor gardens and an on-site bar for toasts to you and yours.

TWIN PEAKS LODGE & HOT SPRINGS

Up the romantic-getaway ante with a visit to Twin Peaks in Ouray. Their indoor sanctuary is open 24 hours and filled with spa-like stonework, including a spring-fed tub built from river rocks. Outside, a 102-degree soaking tub implements adult time from 10pm to 8am, enough to make any couple starry-eyed under the night sky.

STRAWBERRY PARK HOT SPRINGS

By day, this forested hot spring just north of Steamboat Springs teems with families splashing in the all-natural pools. After dark, Strawberry Park Hot Springs becomes exclusively adult — and clothing optional; don’t be surprised if you spy a guest or two taking a dip au naturel. Secluded hillside cabins and train cabooses are within sprinting distance from the pools, for those cooler Colorado nights.

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Other Date-Night Ideas

COUPLES COOKING CLASS AT UNCORKED

If it’s true that the couple that cooks together stays together, then Uncorked in Centennial is saving relationships by the class full. Couples can cuddle up in the kitchen while professional chefs work with them individually to prepare a themed menu. Classes include Flavors of Burgundy and Tequila & Fajitas — along with well-earned adult beverages for each culinary couple.

MOUNTAINTOP MEAL AT ALLRED’S

Raise a glass to your love over a five-star meal with 10-star views. Poised at the tip-top of Telluride, Allred's is reached by a romantic gondola ride, and the dining room reveals epic views of alpenglow peaks and the valley floor thousands of feet below. Make an early reservation to snag a window table (they’re first come, first served), then clink peach-jalapeño margaritas while savoring Chef Mike Regrut’s upscale Colorado cuisine.

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THE CLOCKTOWER CABARET

Nighttime is the right time in Denver as The Clocktower Cabaret heats things up with saucy shows featuring international headliners, variety acts, circus, comedy and burlesque in a "vintage cabaret setting." With the risqué moves and barely-there costumes (not to mention plenty of bubbly drinks to choose from), this venue is sure to add some spice to any date night.

CLASSIC DRIVE-IN

Embark on retro-style romance at a drive-in movie theater. Colorado's got some real charmers, many with stunning backdrops to soak in as dusk descends. The Holiday Twin Drive-In in Fort Collins gets high ratings for double features, Comanche Drive-In Theatre in Buena Vista offers the best post-hot-springs-soak entertainment for relaxed muscles, and Tru Vu Drive In in Delta serves some epic nostalgia. There's also the 88 Drive-In in Commerce City, The Star Drive-In Theatre in Montrose, the Mesa Drive In in Pueblo and the Best Western Movie Manor in Monte Vista (where you can see the screen from the comfort of your room!).

COUPLE'S SPA EXPERIENCES

Set a dreamy tone to your romantic getaway in Colorado by starting it with a sensory feast at one of the state's dozens of posh spas. Top ideas include the Private Beer Therapy Room at The Beer Spa in Denver (complete with infrared sauna, beer-bath hydrotherapy and rain shower), the Couples Escape at the Garden of the Gods Resort in Colorado Springs (massage + champagne + chocolate-covered strawberries = pure bliss) and the Romance Package at Chipeta Solar Springs Resort in Ridgway (it includes dips in the resort's thermal pools).

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