Noble, serene and filled with adventure, Colorado is already ripe for romance and the mile high state has plenty of places for love to blossom. For the couple looking for a perfect getaway, there are many choices. Whether outdoor excursions are your game, or relaxation and seclusion, we have got a couple of options for romantic hotels in Colorado you are sure to adore.
With old-world style and luxury, The historic Broadmoor was opened originally back in 1918 beneath the majesty of Pikes Peak and has become one of the world’s premier resorts. Whether couples choose an elegant room or a more rustic cabin, they will find rich furnishings and modern amenities. The ambiance is perfect for cozy evenings by the fireplace. There also is an impressive collection of Western art at the hotel. The area is filled with adventure, from ziplining to waterfalls. Couples can enjoy the day by taking a railway ride, hiking, rock climbing, fly fishing, bowling, or playing a round of golf or a game of tennis. This is just a glimpse of activities available to pursue. After spending the day enjoying the great outdoors together, couples can relax in the spa or take a dip in the pool. And there are plenty of dining options as well. Discover what else The Broadmoor has to offer at www.broadmoor.com.
The Stanley Hotel
The iconic Stanley Hotel is best known for being the setting of Stephen King’s “The Shining,” a fact that certainly draws cinephiles, horror aficionados and fans of his novels to the hotel to take a tour. The hotel, which was built in 1909, is rumored to have some spirits living here, adding to the lore of the place. Those who are prone to like ghost tales will enjoy the Spirited Night Tour. But there are plenty of other activities for guests in the Rocky Mountain National Park. For those who stay during the wintertime, there is snowshoeing, skiing and ice climbing. During warmer months, there is hiking, rock climbing and, for the more ambitious daredevil, there is The Via Ferrata, which is a unique combination of technical rock climbing and scrambling up a 600-foot tall cliff employing ropes, ladders and more. After a long day, have a nice meal and see live music at The Stanley Live. Find out more at www.stanleyhotel.com.
The Brown Palace Hotel
Part of the Marriott’s Autograph Collection, The prestigious Brown Palace Hotel and Spa is known for extraordinary service and opulent design. Have an afternoon tea or enjoy the culinary stylings of top chefs and take in the ambiance. The historic hotel, built in 1892 by entrepreneur Henry Cordes Brown, is a gem and has drawn in the crème de la crème of society since its inception… everyone from the “Unsinkable Molly Brown” from the Titanic to numerous presidents. Even the Beatles are said to have stayed at the locale. It is nestled in the urban environment of Denver’s LoDo, centrally located just blocks from the 16th Street Mall. Aside from the romance of the hotel itself, guests can find easy access to outdoor restaurants, cafes and shops with other attractions not far away, making this a perfect spot for the foodie and sophisticate. It is not far to the Paramount Theater, the Denver Art Museum and other hotspots. After the hustle bustle of an urbane lifestyle, the hotel offers a welcoming respite and also live entertainment of its own. Find out more at www.brownpalace.com.
The Cliff House At Pikes Peak
Looking for a mountain getaway? What about The Cliff House. Brimming with Victorian Romance, this locale is located at Pikes Peak in Manitou Springs in its historic district. This stately locale features a variety of quaint accommodations decorated in 1800s style, including a Buffalo Bill Suite that looks like a large teepee and a Charles Dickens suite, among other selections. If you enjoy exploring in nature, the location is also only a 10 minute drive from the Garden of the Gods and Red Rock Canyon, and also not far from Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and the U.S. Air Force Academy. End your day with a nice meal and drink at one of the hotel’s two restaurants and then relax in a two-person spa tub or get in the steam shower. For more information, visit www.thecliffhouse.com.