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Valentine’s Day Getaway Destinations Near Denver

February 2, 2013 6:00 AM

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Highland Haven Creekside Inn (credit: CBS)

Highland Haven Creekside Inn (credit: CBS)

From candlelit dinners to unique romantic experiences and family getaways to cherished private moments, there are several amorous attractions near the city for this Valentine’s Day. We bring you the very best Valentine’s Day getaway destinations near Denver.

Highland Haven Creekside Inn (credit: CBS)

Highland Haven Creekside Inn (credit: CBS)

The TreeHouse
The Highland Haven
4395 Independence Trail
Evergreen, CO 80439
(303) 674-3577
www.highlandhaven.com

For a truly unique experience, the TreeHouse at The Highland Haven is located 30 minutes west of Denver. Alongside the idyllic Bear Creek setting, the champagne bubble jacuzzi, two-person steam shower and stone fireplace in the three-story fairytale getaway is simply mountain magic. Close to downtown Evergreen, a variety of dining, shopping and outdoor activities are nearby, or simply enjoy breakfast in bed and the swaying pine boughs outside the TreeHouse window.

Romantic Getaway Package
The Broadmoor Resort and Spa
1 Lake Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(719) 634-7711
www.broadmoor.com

To sweep your sweetie off their feet, there is no other experience like The Broadmoor. The Romantic Getaway Package includes champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries at turndown, a romantic dinner for two in either Charles Court, Penrose Dining Room, the Tavern or Summit and suites available at 30 percent off the published rates. Package prices begin at $210 per person, per night with a $180 dinner food and beverage allowance per evening of the package. To really turn up the romance, book a couple’s massage in the spa or splurge on a wine-pairing dinner with your own sommelier at Penrose Dining Room for an unforgettable evening of fine dining, dancing and views across the stunning property.

Mountain Retreat
Viceroy Snowmass
130 Wood Road
Snowmass Village, CO 81615
(970) 923-8000
www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/snowmass

A weekend getaway option in the mountains is Viceroy Snowmass. With beautiful accommodations, delicious dining experiences and excellent shopping steps from the door to Snowmass Village, Viceroy is the peak of excellence for Rocky Mountain romance. Skiers and snowboarders alike will enjoy the on-mountain ski-in-ski-out options and personal concierge. Sushi lovers can enjoy a bite slopeside or lounging by the pool with the offerings of Nest Lounge and Café. An extensive spa menu is also available in the 7,000-square-foot spa and the chic rooms are the perfect place to retreat and snuggle up with a movie for two by the fire.

Related: Valentine’s Day Gift Guide For Her

Red Hot Romance Package
Hotel Teatro
1100 14th Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 228-1100
www.hotelteatro.com

In the heart of the city, Denver’s Hotel Teatro is dishing up its own saucy seduction. The Red Hot Romance Package includes luxury accommodations in the boutique hotel, a $100 gift certificate to SOL Lingerie, transport to and from the hotel to SOL, located in Cherry Creek North shopping district, and a personal fitter to assist in SOL shopping needs. Upon return to the hotel, chocolates and a rose petal turndown service await alongside a bottle of champagne and souvenir champagne flutes to commemorate the loving holiday.

Sultry Soak
Mt. Princeton Hot Springs
15870 County Road 162
Nathrop, CO 81236
(719) 395-2447
www.mtprinceton.com

Sometimes a soak in natural hot springs is just what the doctor ordered. Fun for the whole family, the cabins at Mount Princeton Hot Springs are a wonderful getaway destination just south of Buena Vista. The Hot Springs Resort has several pools, a water slide and spa. The luxury cabins afford comfortable quarters near the springs facilities overlooking Chalk Creek. Condos for two to four or larger cabins for six to eight include stovetops, full-size fridges, DVD players, satellite TV and pool passes. The Princeton Club is located in the lodge for candlelit dinners and happy hour at the bar is also a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

D Bar Restaurant
1475 E. 17th Ave.
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 861-4710
www.dbardesserts.com

From fantastic fare to “from the case” dessert takeaways, D Bar Restaurant is primed for Valentine’s Day. For romantic dinners to delicious chocolates and decadent desserts, D Bar is owned and operated by loving couple Keegan Gerhard and Lisa Bailey. The destination dessert dining experience is a must for couples enjoying Valentine’s Day in the city—from Cake and Shake to Cupcake of the Day, there is something for everyone on this decidedly delicious menu.

Bloom by Anuschka
2353 E. 3rd Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
(720) 941-2862
www.bloomdenver.com

Flowers are a staple of this holiday and Bloom by Anuschka in Cherry Creek North is a perfect purveyor of all things floral. From classic rose presentations to contemporary bouquets and arrangements, Anuschka wows clients with creativity and an eye for detail. Also a retail store, exceptional gifts to accompany Valentine’s Day flowers can be found at this beautiful boutique.

Related: Top Places For Rekindling Romance In Denver

Editor’s Note: A restaurant that was once featured on this list has been removed. Restaurant Kevin Taylor in the Hotel Teatro closed in Spring 2014.

Chad Chisholm is an avid globetrotter and brings the best of travel secrets and expert insights to his readership. A Denver-based travel writer and photographer, Chad’s travels have taken him to five of the seven continents in a passionate love affair with the world of travel and the outdoors. His work can be found at Examiner.com.

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