February is going to be here before you know it, and you owe it to your sweetheart and yourself to make this year’s Valentine’s Day the best one yet. Whether you want to pop the question in the perfect snowy mountain setting, revive a long-term relationship or simply celebrate years of love, you couldn’t pick a better spot than stunning Telluride, Colorado. Read on to learn more about what you can expect from choosing Telluride as your Valentine’s Day destination, and we guarantee that you’ll be delighted with your stay.
Get Outside and Play
Fun and romance abounds in Telluride’s winter wonderland, and Valentine’s Day falls right in the middle of our spectacular ski season. Spend your days on the slopes chasing each other down the mountains, or you may prefer hand-in-hand ice skating, a day of ice climbing or the challenge of a heli-ski experience. Other fun adventures include a snowmobile excursion all the way to the relaxing Dunton Hot Springs, or you might enjoy a winter hiking adventure on the hiking trails that remain accessible during the winter months or a bit of cross-country skiing.
Share a Laugh With Your Love
If you and your special someone enjoy humor, then you’ll want to get tickets for the 20th Annual Telluride Comedy Festival at the Sheridan Opera House. Shows are scheduled for the night of Valentine’s Day as well as the following Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Improv, stand-up and sketch comedy are all well represented by some top talent, and VIP tables are available with cabaret seating for a wonderful Valentine’s Day date experience.
Get Creative Together
Telluride’s Ah Haa School for the Arts offers a special class for couples on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. Date Night: Try the Wheel is a pottery class for couples, and it’s $40 per couple. If you’re a fan of the movie “Ghost” that featured Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze, then you’ll definitely want to come out and reenact that famous movie scene at the pottery wheel.
Relax With a Couple’s Spa Day
The mountain town of Telluride is home to some extraordinary spa services, and you’ll discover a wealth of relaxing options for couples during the Valentine’s Day weekend. Stretch out side by side for a soothing massage at any spa in Telluride or nearby Mountain Village, or you might want to look for something extra special. Check out a little Himalayan salt cave therapy, complete with an indoor waterfall, at the Pure Beauty and Wellness Spa, or you may enjoy the oxygen therapy or infrared sauna therapy. Over at Heaven Can Wait, you can both spend time fully relaxing with a combination of massage and meditation. Those lodging with us here at Exceptional Stays may choose a completely personalized massage experience with the arrival of licensed massage therapists at your vacation home. Whether you choose to stay in for a private massage or visit any of the area’s excellent spas, you may request extras of your choosing with advance reservations for the perfect Valentine’s Day experience. Perhaps you’d like to add roses or other flowers, fine wine or champagne, special music or gourmet chocolates to your spa day. All of that and more may be provided for you.
Dine By Candlelight
There’s definitely something to be said for the old Valentine’s Day staples, and you’ll find no shortage of excellent restaurants offering romantic meals during your Telluride stay. Altezza at The Peaks usually offers a delightful menu for this holiday from 5 to 9 p.m. This year’s special menu has not yet been revealed, but you may expect a gourmet meal with the perfect wine pairing as well as fine champagne and decadent desserts. The high elevation of this restaurant along with the floor-to-ceiling windows provides diners with a wonderful view of the snow-capped mountains, and its ambience is definitely conducive to a romantic evening. Other restaurants that are expected to offer a special menu on Valentine’s Day include Allred’s, which features an excellent five-course meal and is accessible by way of a gondola ride; Alpino Vino, which is accessible by a ride in the heated snow coach and boasts themed multi-course meals and wonderful views of the Wilson Range; La Marmotte with its exquisite contemporary French cuisine and Rustico Ristorante with its traditional Italian fare that is artfully created using age-old family recipes. If you’d prefer a more private dining experience, then our dedicated concierge team is available to provide you with the services of a private chef at your vacation rental or at a location of your choice.
Choose Luxurious Accommodations
It’s the best time of the year to show the one you love that you believe they deserve the best of everything, and we can give you just that with one of these extraordinary vacation homes that feature all of the best amenities and services. Surround yourselves in luxury and enjoy your Valentine’s Day getaway to the fullest. Contact us here at Exceptional Stays to lock in any of these vacation rentals for the holiday, or let us show you some others that may better meet your specific needs. Our dedicated concierge team is also available to assist you in organizing your Valentine’s Day experience from start to finish, and you need only let us know how we can help.
This spacious condo is big enough for three couples to stay in complete comfort, and it boasts three bedrooms and three baths across nearly 1,500 feet of beautifully decorated living space. This residence is a short walk to the gondola for easy access to skiing as well as close to the most popular bars and restaurants on Telluride’s Main Street. Visitors will adore the view of the river, and couples are sure to thoroughly enjoy the comfortable bedroom suites, cozy fireplace and the jetted Jacuzzi tub made for two.
A luxurious private home in Mountain Village, Mountain Creek Lodge offers room for as many as seven people with three bedrooms and 3.5 baths across nearly 2,300 square feet of living space. The comfy sofa in front of the immense stone fireplace is just right for cuddling as the snow falls outside, and there’s a private hot tub as well as spacious king suites with plush bedding. For extra privacy, there’s also a fully equipped guest house on the property with everything you need including another fireplace.
This chic condo offers two bedrooms and two baths across 1,200 square feet of living space, and it’s just right for two couples with a comfortable king master suite and queen guest suite. You will also enjoy the short walk to great skiing as well as the view of both Beaver Pond and the big duck pond. As an added bonus, you’ll be right in the heart of Telluride with an easy walk to the bars, restaurants and awesome shopping options.
Come celebrate Valentine’s Day with another couple at this pretty condo, or you might want to enjoy this gem with nobody else but your sweetie. You’ll have two bedrooms and two baths perfectly arranged across 1,200 square feet of living space, and there is a choice of either the spacious king suite or the equally spacious queen suite. The plush sofa in front of the large fireplace provides a warm space to cuddle after a day outdoors, and this home’s location just a block from Main Street puts you close to skiing and all that Telluride has to offer.