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HEART of the Rockies Romantic Getaway

HEART of the Rockies Romantic Getaway
3 days

Travel through Salida, Poncha Springs, Monarch and Nathrop to soak in toasty hot springs and adventure through some charming places.

Insider's Tip

Insider's Tip

Backcountry Safety

Get out in front of backcountry danger this winter, and keep safety top of mind! Seek education and training prior to heading out, or utilize a professional guide or a seasoned mentor to explore Colorado's backcountry. Find more ways to get informed and stay safe in Colorado.

Sustainability Activity

Help the Humane Society:
The Ark-Valley Humane Society ensures the welfare of companion animals through compassion and care. 
 
Sustainability Activity
Day 1
Activity

Arkansas Hills Trail System

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Stretch your legs and hike to the top of S-Mountain, where the biggest heart in the Rockies lights up every night.
Lunch

Boathouse Cantina

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We serve fresh, organic and local produce and there is no doubt that you can taste the difference! Sit next to the river and sip on one of our house-engineered specialty cocktails or try a local... Read More

Activity

Equine Retreat on the Farm

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Plan ahead for this Moonstone Venture experience. You and your partner can spend some time building your relationship and making it even stronger on an equine retreat.
Dinner

216 Ferraro's

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Specializing in fresh house-made pasta daily, including spaghetti, fettuccine, linguini, pappardelle, rigatoni and ravioli. Fresh Oysters & Daily Chef Specials!

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Activity

The Biker & The Baker

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Wine. Desserts. Beer. Cheese. Charcuterie. In historic downtown Salida. Read More
Lodging

The Manhattan Hotel

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The Manhattan Hotel offers the only boutique hotel on the banks of the beautiful Arkansas River. Located in the heart of downtown Salida, you are steps away from delicious dining, local eclectic... Read More
Day 2
Breakfast

Café Dawn

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Cafe Dawn offers a delicious cup of coffee, great service and a relaxing space to read a book or meet up with friends. We are dedicated to consistently serving high-quality organic coffee and... Read More

Activity

Corvus Escape / Corvus Clothing and Curiosities

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Corvus Escape, located in the "HEART OF THE ROCKIES", Salida, Colorado, is a 60 min multimedia, interactive, storytelling art fueled experience! Corvus Escape is proud to feature "Tesla's... Read More

Lunch

Little Red Hen Bakery

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European-inspired breads that we bake daily in our conventional indoor ovens, as well as biscotti, granola, Scottish shortbread, scones, muffins, cinnamon rolls and more.

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Activity

Browns Creek

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Grab cross-country skis at Salida Mountain Sports because you are going on an adventure. Then strap 'em on and head to Nathrop to try out the trails at Browns Creek.
Dinner

Robin's

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Robin's is one of the county's newer restaurants. Within the first month they had a following, with good reason! Read More
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Soulcraft Brewing

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Soulcraft Brewing is a production craft brewery with onsite food container, beer garden and tasting room with 16 taps located in Salida, Colorado.

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Lodging

The Manhattan Hotel

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The Manhattan Hotel offers the only boutique hotel on the banks of the beautiful Arkansas River. Located in the heart of downtown Salida, you are steps away from delicious dining, local eclectic... Read More
Day 3
Breakfast

Brown Dog Coffee

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There is a location in the northern end of the county and another in the southern end, with good reason. Brown Dog has excellent breakfast burritos and a delightful cup of coffee!

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Activity

Monarch Snowmobile Tours & Rentals

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Join Monarch Snowmobile Tours and Rentals and ride where the snow is. We have guided tours of varied lengths through the snow-capped winter wilderness. Read More
Lunch

Tony's Restaurant

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American and Mexican food, simply prepared and a great value. Read More
Activity

Mt. Princeton Riding Stables

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Scenic rides along Chalk Creek and overlooking the spectacular Chalk Cliffs. Read More
Dinner

The Fritz

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Gastro-Pub? Americana Bistro? Global Cafe? Call it what you want, we call it delicious, and hopefully you will too. Sandwiches by day, Small and large plates at night. Served late so you can enjoy... Read More
Activity

Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort

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These Colorado hot springs are located in Nathrop, Colorado between the towns of Buena Vista and Read More

Lodging

The Manhattan Hotel

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The Manhattan Hotel offers the only boutique hotel on the banks of the beautiful Arkansas River. Located in the heart of downtown Salida, you are steps away from delicious dining, local eclectic... Read More