11282007: Colorado Valentine’s Packages

With the high demand for Valentine’s getaways, it’s not too early to start planning yours. We just received the following set of packages covering a wide variety of getaways in romantic Colorado:

Rekindle the Romance at 5,280 Feet and Above

Men need a little TLC, too and The Inverness Hotel & Conference Center in Denver brings new meaning to “manly pampering” with its Rolex Turndown package. It includes accommodations in the Presidential Suite, a signature Rolex Submariner watch, a vintage bottle of scotch from Macallan, and a couples treatment at the spa. The Rolex Turndown package starts at $8,029. (800-832-9053)

Discover the romance of downtown Denver at the famed Hotel Teatro. Catch a show, explore a museum and paint the town. Enjoy luxurious room accommodations, a $25 Victoria’s Secret gift certificate, chilled champagne, a Chocó Love chocolate bar, and a 1pm check out for extra snuggle time. Rates start at just $269 a night. (888-228-1100)

Take your vacation to new heights at the Ice Palace Inn Bed & Breakfast in Leadville, the highest incorporated city in North America. From November 19, 2007-February 19, 2008 the Ice Palace Bed & Breakfast is offering two nights lodging, a bouquet of flowers, sparkling cider, a gourmet breakfast each morning, homemade refreshments in the afternoon and a dinner voucher for two at one of many local restaurants all for just $299. (800-754-2849)

Celebrate Your Love…of the Outdoors

Spend five nights nestled among two of Colorado’s Fourteeners at the Dunton Hot Springs. Delight in a welcome bottle of wine, two full days of guided activity adventures, three spa treatments, three meals daily including a private dinner served in cabin and endless use of the Denton Hot Springs. The package rate is $6,800 per couple. (970-882-4800)

Reconnect at the Chipeta Sun Lodge & Spa. The lodge is offering a “Colorado Winter Romance Package” that includes two nights in a romantic deluxe room, where couples can unwind in a hot tub on a private balcony with breathtaking views of the San Juan Mountains. Enjoy a soothing couple’s massage at the Chipeta Spa (with plush spa robes to keep), two passes to the Orvis Hot Springs and dinner at Ashe Restaurant, where guests will receive gourmet truffles, a bottle of Colorado wine from Grand View winery and a bouquet of fresh flowers.The package rate is $725, double occupancy. (800-633-5838)

Add some adrenaline to your relationship with the Whitewater Wine-N-Dine package from Echo Canyon River Expeditions and Four Corners Rafting. This package includes a full day raft trip, one night accommodations at a Victorian bed and breakfast, and dinner at a delightful French restaurant. The package rate is $395 per couple, available April 15-September 15, 2008. (800-748-2953)

The Lap of Luxury

Diamonds and chocolate are a girl’s best friends. This Valentine’s day, she can have them both with the “Diamond Studded Dessert” package from The Claremont Inn in Stratton, Colorado, which features a diamond solitaire pendant necklace tucked in the inn’s famouschocolate raspberry mousse cake, which is topped with gold leafed chocolate ribbons. Starting at $595 a night, guests will luxuriate in bed and breakfast accommodations, a romantic dinner for two at a candlelit table in our wine cellar dining room and the decadent dessert. The package is available through February 2008. (888-291-8910)

“Love is in the Air” at the Golden Hotel in Golden, Colorado. The romance begins with chilled champagne on arrival, followed by private sedan service from the hotel to a private landing site where a helicopter awaits for a breathtaking tour of the foothills followed by dinner at the famed Fort Restaurant. After dinner, enjoy a return journey over the Denver city lights. Breakfast for two at Bridgewater Grill is also included. Packages range from $1,490 to $2,215 and are available year-round. (303-635-0496)

Enjoy tranquility with a twist at The Brown Palace Hotel in Denver. This pampering romance package combines deluxe accommodations for one night with an 80-minute couples Swedish massage, a bottle of BV Coastal chardonnay or cabernet, full breakfast for two delivered in room, chocolate covered strawberries, and valet parking. Package rates start at $499. The hotel also offers a special “Light Up the Night” package starting at $229, which includes deluxe accommodations for one night, full breakfast for two delivered in room, two evening cocktails in the spectacular lobby atrium, signature rose petal turn down, and valet parking. (800-321-2599)

Culinary Getaways

If the surest way to the heart is through the stomach, The Avalanche Ranch in Carbondale has the perfect package. Enjoy a two night stay in a cozy cabin in the heart of the Rockies and a cooking class at the fabulous Red House Kitchen. The class will focus on the culinary art of pleasing your lover. This package is available February 13-15, 2007. Package rates start at $300. (877-963-9339)

Get away at the enchanting Boulder Bradley Inn and enjoy a dinner at Colorado’s nationally acclaimed Frasca Food and Wine. Enjoy the foods and wines of Italy’s Friuli region and be ‘wowed’ by Chef Lachlan MacKinnon Patterson (Food & Wine Best New Chef in America, 2005) and Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey. Following dinner, get a great night’s sleep and wake up to a delicious breakfast in the Bradley Inn dining room. Room rates range from $195 to $225 per night plus restaurant bill at cost. (800-858-5811)

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