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This time, be the one who kisses. Treat your honey to an outing like no other. Here are eight romantic places and things to do in Colorado. We hope you’ll pick one and make some memories.

Evergreen
Highland Haven Creekside Inn

Remember when you carved your sweetheart’s initials on a tree? Surprise her with your names and date engraved on a stepping-stone along the inn’s Lovers’ Lane. Stay in a private cottage with a flickering fireplace, four-poster bed, private hot tub and tray of winter whites — chocolate, roses and wine — in this enchanted-forest setting next to bubbling Bear Creek. 303-674-3577; highlandhaven.com

Steamboat
Strawberry Park Hot Springs

By day, it’s a winter oasis in the woods. By night the mineral springs become The Mists of Avalon — a sensuous soak for adults 18 and older who want to enjoy the steamy space au natural. No lights of any kind are allowed at the pools, so shadowy figures move under just a glimmer of moonlight. Stay overnight in a rustic cabin on the hill for the most memorable romantic evening. 970-879-0342; strawberryhotsprings.com

Longmont
Mile-Hi Skydiving Center

For an amorous adventure, take a passionate plunge from a plane. Soaring through the sky with their sweethearts brings men to their knees with proposals. (Something in the air?) First-time couples jump in tandem with instructors, but share the floating experience together. 303-759-3483; mile-hi-skydiving.com

Glenwood Springs

Hotel Colorado

Historic hotels are inherently romantic, and who can resist this playground of the west’s most illustrious guests like The Unsinkable Molly Brown and bear-hunting President Teddy Roosevelt? Stay overnight in a real Victorian room in the 1893 resort — the birthplace of the lovable Teddy Bear. Ask for the Romance Package. 800-544-3998; hotelcolorado.com

Crested Butte

Soupçon

Enter this intimate bistro from the secluded alley in downtown Crested Butte. On the outside, it’s a 1916 log cabin. Inside, sconces on light walls cast a warm glow to diners at only nine tables topped with white linen and flowers. You’ll want to follow your gourmet meal with a starry-eyed stroll down Elk Avenue in the quaint little town. 970-349-5448; soupconrestaurant.com

 

Denver
Downtown Carriage Rides

Let Irish Rose Carriages compliment your special occasion in elegance, sophistication, style and luxury. We are Denver’s Premier carriage service and have been operating carriages in Downtown Denver since 1990. Carriage rides are available year-round on Friday’s and  Saturday’s. During the summer season weekdays and Sunday’s are frequently available. 720.883.5325; irishrosecarriages.com

Keystone
Keystone Lodge & Spa

For the most sensuous sensations with your sweetie, indulge in the “Suite Surrender,” a unique couples treatment at the newly renovated spa. First, relax with side-by-side massages. Next, share a scented soak in the two-person infinity-edge tub that pours from the ceiling and shines colored lights on the water, followed by Champagne and chocolate. The session lasts 75 glorious minutes. 800-328-1323; www.keystoneresort.com

Leadville
Tennessee Pass Cookhouse

Everyone looks good with rosy cheeks under the dreamy light of dusk, especially when the sun is setting behind Mount Massive and Mount Elbert, the state’s highest peak. Against this stunning backdrop, ski or snowshoe an easy mile through the tranquil woods to a fabulous four-course gourmet dinner served in a candlelit yurt. 719-486-8114; tennesseepass.com/the-cookhouse

Colorado native Claudia Carbone is an award-winning ski and travel journalist and the author of the book “Women Ski.” She writes for local, national and international publications.

 

If You Go

Highland Haven Creekside Inn
4395 Independence Trail  Evergreen, CO 80437

Strawberry Park Hot Springs
44200 County Road 36  Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Mile-Hi Skydiving Center
8700 St. Vrain Rd.  Longmont, CO 80503

Hotel Colorado
526 Pine Street  Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Soupçon
127 Elk Ave.  Crested Butte, CO 81224

Keystone Lodge & Spa
22010 U.S. 6 Keystone, CO

Tennessee Pass Cookhouse
The Tennessee Pass Nordic Center, Cookhouse, and Sleep Yurts is located at the base of Ski Cooper, just nine miles NW of historic Leadville, Colorado.

 

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