Colorado Springs in Colorado is so much more than an outdoor adventure playground. With the snow-dusted peaks and fairytale forests of the Rocky Mountains in the winter, glittering lakes and wildflower meadows in the summer and a buzzing cultural scene all year round, it’s the perfect destination for your next romantic escape.
Sophisticated city slickers will feel right at home at this contemporary boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs. Feast on a fusion of Cajun and Creole classics at the hotel’s Spring Orleans Restaurant, and wash them down with a signature Hurricane cocktail. Don’t forget to schedule in some downtime at the spa. Indulge in a clay soufflé body wrap, a Colorado River stone massage or a soothing soak in the chromatherapy tub, and enjoy chocolate-covered strawberries with champagne.
The founder of Colorado Springs built the first Antlers, the city’s original hotel, in 1883, and it has since been rebuilt three times over its 137-year history. Now, the centrally located hotel features an indoor and outdoor pool with uninterrupted mountain views, a jazzy cocktail bar in the lobby and Neapolitan pizza fresh from the wood-fired brick oven. Make the climb up to nearby Broadmoor Seven Falls, or soar across the forested valleys of South Cheyenne Canyon on a zipline.
Couples enjoy a warm welcome from highschool sweethearts Pam and Jay Piper at their charming Victorian mansion, located a short stroll away from the city’s attractions. Fill your boots at breakfast with fluffy pancakes, french toast and eggs, before heading out to discover the 19th-century Wild West of Old Colorado City, or wander around the prestigious Colorado College and Fine Arts Center. Back at the inn, a dreamy night’s sleep awaits back in your four-poster bed.
Wake up with your favorite Starbucks coffee at breakfast, and wind down with classic cocktails around the fire at this modern hotel in Southeast Colorado Springs, featuring bright rooms and an indoor swimming pool. Quail Lake Park is down the road for summer paddle-boarding, swimming and even floating yoga classes with Dragonfly Paddle Yoga. Cozy up in a King Spa room with your own whirlpool spa tub, and stream movies all night long with in-room Netflix and Hulu.
There’s a surprise in every room at this charming B&B in the historic Old Colorado City. Perhaps, you’ll choose the ski lodge room, with a mural of snowy peaks and vintage winter sports accessories adorning the walls, or, maybe, you’ll prefer an organic log bed, a cozy sitting area with a fireplace and hot tub on your private balcony overlooking Pikes Peak. The cheerful library downstairs calls for an evening curled up in a worn leather armchair, with a glass of wine, in front of the fire.
Originally a stagecoach stop in the late 1800s, this historic Rocky Mountain retreat combines romantic luxury with Victorian opulence. Freshen up after a day of hiking for a five-star dinner at the Dining Room, where savvy sommeliers serve up the perfect wine pairing for each dish, or try some locally sourced vodkas, whiskeys and beers around the firepit at the Red Mountain Bar & Grill. Retire to the Buffalo Bill Celebrity Suite, boasting a full marble bathroom, a gas fireplace and your very own private spa tub.
Why stay in a suite when you can have your very own private cabin? At this sprawling luxury resort, centered around a glassy lake, choose from a stay at the tranquil 100,000-acre (40,469ha) Pike National Forest or a cabin in the clouds, 3,000 feet (914m) high atop Cheyenne Mountain. For a side of adventure with your romantic getaway, there are endless hiking trails and opportunities to go zip-wiring, mountain biking and rock climbing. Finish up in the authentic English pub that was transported from across the Atlantic, serving up British favorites like bangers and mash, beer-steamed mussels, and fish and chips.
Expect holistic hospitality for the conscious couple at SCP. The hotel’s valuing of soul, community and planet are reflected in every careful detail. Think living green walls, reclaimed wood and hand-painted murals around the community areas, with mattresses made from plant-based foam, eco-friendly bath products, Himalayan salt lamps and yoga mats in each Scandi-style room. The team will even plant a tree on behalf of your stay, partnering with the environmental organization One Tree Planted.