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It’s wedding season, which means that couples all over the country are planning their special day, while also seeking out the perfect location for that first vacation as man and wife. If you don’t have a lot of time off, or maybe you don’t want to break the bank for your honeymoon, you can find plenty of romantic and affordable places without traveling too far from home. From Colorado Springs to Boulder, Estes Park and even right in Denver, there are so many romantic hotels to choose from, you may even want to book a second or third honeymoon to try them all out.
Della Terra Mountain Chateau
3501 Fall River Road
Estes Park, CO 80517
(970) 586-2501

When considering a honeymoon in Colorado, most people immediately think of a cozy mountain retreat, and that’s just what the Della Terra Mountain Chateau offers. Located right above Estes Park just outside of Rocky Mountain National Park, it’s a truly romantic, luxury boutique hotel. You’ll be surrounded by the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains while you enjoy a suite complete with a fireplace, large soaking tub, waterfalls, jetted showers, and even a private balcony with a hot tub. When you want to get out of the hotel, you can wander through the quaint town of Estes Park or head up into Rocky Mountain National Park for some beautiful hiking and picture-perfect locations. If you’re an outdoorsy person, then a honeymoon at the Della Terra Mountain Chateau is a perfect choice for your special day.

The Broadmoor
1 Lake Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(855) 634-7711

Located in Colorado Springs, The Broadmoor is Colorado’s best five-star resort. Sine 1918, it’s been a beacon of luxury in Colorado and holds the record for the longest-running consecutive winner of the AAA Five Diamond and the Forbes Travel Five Star Awards. There are lots of truly romantic ways to enjoy a stay at The Broadmoor, including standard rooms, suites, brownstones and even secluded cottages. While you are there, enjoy any of the amazingly elegant restaurants, visit the spa for a massage or facial, or play a round of golf. There’s a lot to do on the grounds of this beloved resort, so you’ll easily fill your whole honeymoon with great activities at this wonderful and luxurious Colorado resort.

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St. Julien Hotel And Spa
900 Walnut St.
Boulder, CO 80302
(877) 303-0900

You don’t have to travel very far from Denver to find an elegant and luxurious place for your honeymoon. The St. Julien Hotel and Spa in Boulder is one of the most romantic spots in the state, and would be a fantastic place for a truly memorable honeymoon. The St. Julien Suite is an elegant two room suite with an outdoor balcony, deep soaking tub and lots of room to relax and enjoy your special time together. While you are there, make sure to visit the Spa at St. Julien, where you can get a couples side-by-side massage for two in your own private room. When you’re done there, head over to the lobby for afternoon tea or hit the town and browse around Pearl Street. For a memorable, elegant and very luxurious honeymoon, you can’t go wrong with a vacation at the St. Julien Hotel and Spa.

Hotel Teatro
1100 14th St.
Denver, CO 80202
(888) 727-1200

If you’re looking for a honeymoon in Denver, then you definitely need to check out Hotel Teatro, Denver’s best premier boutique hotel. It’s been ranked among the best hotels in the world by just about every travel publication, and it has the Four Diamond Award from AAA. Book the Chancellor’s Suite and enjoy a huge room with a separate parlor, limestone fireplace and an incredible view of the Rocky Mountains. It also has an oversized soaking tub, incredible rainforest shower, and beautiful modern European furniture. When it’s time to leave the hotel, check out a show at the Denver Center Performing Arts Complex, which is located right across the street, or head over to 16th Street Mall and wander through all the shops, restaurants and bars. For a historic yet elegant honeymoon right in the heart of Downtown Denver, you’ll love your time at Hotel Teatro.

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Castle Marne
1572 Race St.
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 331-0621

The Denver honeymoon package at the historic Castle Marne is another elegant and memorable way to spend your first vacation as a married couple. It includes homemade chocolate truffles, one dozen long-stemmed roses, and a romantic five-course candlelight dinner in the private peacock dining room. Plus afternoon tea, late night cookies and breakfast are all included in the price of your room. The Van Cise room is always a popular one for honeymooners with an original fireplace mantle, beautiful sleigh bed, and stunning claw-foot tub. Built in 1889, a honeymoon at Castle Marne is a fantastic way to take a step back in time, while you and your new spouse enjoy a memorable and very romantic start to your new life together.

Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.