Spending quality time with a loved one is not just for Valentine’s Day. It can be done all year long. Need some time away for just the two of you? There are plenty of options available not far from Colorado Springs – whether you like to spend time in nature, want to relax in a cozy surrounding or are looking for more of a night on the town. Here are a few places to stay and enjoy for you and your significant other.
Indian Hot Springs
Need some R&R? The Indian Hot Springs might be a great place for you to go. You and your loved one can get pampered and feel rejuvenated in the healing waters. Decadent spa treatments, geothermal caves and historic accommodations will leave you smiling. Take a soak in the hot mineral waters to cure what ails you or in the more intimate geo-thermal caves where bathing suits are optional. The outdoor jacuzzi is always an inviting option or a private bath. Want to get dirty? Go to Club Mud! Put their mineral-rich clay all over yourself. The mud not only absorbs toxins in your skin, but leaves you silky smooth. After a day of enjoyment, relax in a historic room once used by the likes of everyone from Jesse James to the Roosevelts. The Indian Hot Springs are located at 302 Soda Creek Rd. in Idaho Springs. For more information, visit www.indianhotsprings.com.
Cripple Creek Cabins
If you are the type of couple who spends all their times hiking or in the mountains, you will want to check out the cabins available to rent in Cripple Creek. Not only do you have amazing mountain views and spacious facilities with great amenities, but you also have the peace and quiet you crave after a grinding weekly schedule. Imagine spending quality time one on one, relaxing in a hot tub at night, waking up to take an invigorating walk in nature and sitting down to enjoy the view over a nice dinner prepared homemade in your cabin. It’s always nice to have a home away from home to go to. Staycations have become very popular and this is a perfect stay for couples. There are many locations online to find cabins here, including at Airbnb. Visit https://www.airbnb.com/cripple-creek-co/stays for more information.
Salida – Mt. Princeton
If hot springs are your thing, you may also want to check out Mount Princeton in Nathrop. This 70 acre resort is in a prime location with mountain peaks surrounding you and a view of the chalk cliffs. Go with your loved one in the relaxation pool and prepare to enjoy your time off. Want something hotter? Try the cascading hot springs, heated naturally at 101-107 degrees. You can relax in the 105 degree soaking pool or cool off slightly in the exercise pool. Maybe you want to feel even more one with nature by stepping into the creekside hot springs. You can also slide down a 400 ft. water slide or hang out in the infinity pool or private hot springs. Be aware that the spa & club are reserved for overnight guests, and to get a spa treatment, you have to be over 16. For more information, visit https://mtprinceton.com/cascading-hot-springs.
If you are looking for a romantic and exciting locale for you and your partner, look no further than Black Hawk. It is well known for casinos. It has really built up over the years, offering plenty of entertainment. They have 25 casinos where you can play games of chance. Whether you roll the dice, play a hand of poker, bet on roulette or play the slots, you are sure to find a game that suits your fancy. But there is plenty to do other than gambling. You can have a great time just walking around the historic town. Take a break and grab a nice meal at one of the wonderful restaurants. Take a mountain hike or head over to Maryland Mountain Quartz Park. Stay the night at one of the hotels. Black Hawk is only about an hour to Boulder and Denver. For more information, visit www.cityofblackhawk.org.
The Wooley’s Classic Suites in Aurora provide a charming staycation in the privacy of a resort. Not only do the rooms have a charming ambiance, but they also have a romance package. Sip some complimentary champagne and share a bottle of sparkling wine. Enjoy a salty snack and some premium chocolates. Then have a nice warm bath complete with bath bomb. What a way to relax! With extras like this, you will want to make your stay as long as possible, so they offer late checkout (based on availability). This is just one package they offer. They also have a romantic place to dine and a lounge for a drink before retiring to your room. You can also work up a sweat in the fitness center and take a dip in the indoor pool. Want to get out of town? The airport is not far away and they even have a shuttle. For more information, visit https://www.woolleysclassicsuites.com.
Pikes Peak Resort
Looking for a cozy spot for two? Why not try one of the Pikes Peak Resort properties? They have five cabins all with a great view of Pikes Peak in all of its majesty. They are all located on a 160 acre mountain ranch. The Angler Cove Cabin is a two bedroom cabin with a hot tub outside. The Bear Den Cabin has one bedroom, an outdoor hot tub as well as an indoor jacuzzi, in addition to an oversize shower for two, a see-through fireplace and a king size bed with a sleep number mattress! The Eagle Crest Cabin also has two bedrooms and an outdoor overlooking plenty of wildlife, including beaver ponds. Another great locale with hot tub and wildlife is The Elk Ridge Cabin, which has two bedrooms. Need more space? Try the Wilderness Cabin with three bedrooms, a fireplace and a hot tub. For more information, visit www.pikespeakresort.com/properties.