Romance in the Rockies: Take Your Valentine to Gunnison-Crested Butte


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As Valentine’s Day approaches, love is in the air and so are plans to romance that special someone. If you’re looking to do better than last year’s roses and chocolates, check out Gunnison-Crested Butte’s “Romance in the Rockies.”

The Gunnison County area in southwestern Colorado celebrates the romantic season with a lineup of events ranging from fun for the whole family to intimate treats for couples. Plus, those planning a weekend getaway can sample Gunnison-Crested Butte’s seasonal activities.

2014 Valentines Yurt Dinner  

This amazing yurt is nestled among the pines and surrounded by peaks in the peaceful setting of the Magic Meadows.  Ski or snowshoe there, guided or on your own, for lunch, brunch, picnics, dinner in the moonlight or your own special occasion.  Warm and cozy, comfortably furnished and ready for you to build a crackling fire. For pricing and more information, please visit

Gunnison-Crested Butte Romantic Seasonal Activities

Horseback riding in Crested Butte starts with the Fantasy Ranch Winter Horseback Rides: Bundle up and hop on horseback for a one-hour ride in the Almont area. Halfway through your ride, take a break by a warm fireplace and sip hot chocolate. Go to or call 970-349-5425.

Dog Sledding: Instead of horses, be pulled by Fido. The Lucky Cat Dog Farm sled team will pull blanket-wrapped riders through mountain terrain and snowy landscapes. Visit or call 970-641-1636 for details about lunch tours and short tours.

If You Go

Gunnison-Crested Butte Lodging:

At Three Rivers Resort in Almont, they offer a Romantic Mountain Getaway for Valentines Day. With a choice of premium cabins that include a private hot tub and fireplace, this is sure to bring romance in the air. For more information give call 888-761-3474 or visit

Almont Resort, offers Deluxe Lodging and Horseback Riding. Call 970-641-4009 for reservations and availability and visit

The Nordic Inn in Mt. Crested Butte, offers great Winter Playtime. Make your reservations today by calling 970-349-5542 or visit

Elevation Hotel and Spa, offers guests 11,000 square feet of luxury with a cutting-edge health spa and fitness oasis. Call 970-251-3500 or visit

crested butte coloradoFor more information about Gunnison-Crested Butte, call 800-814-8893 or visit