Cozy Mountain Stays for Valentine’s Day

As we ring in 2017, two New Year’s resolutions might come to mind: travel more, and show your loved ones—even more—just how much you appreciate them. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, these romantic retreats around the American West can help you kill two birds with one stone! Take your lover on a trip to remember this February.

Photo courtesy FivePine Lodge

Bend, Oregon

Perhaps you'll want to spend your romantic getaway in a cozy cabin under the pines. If so, you’ll definitely want to consider a trip to FivePine Lodge in the heart of Central Oregon, only 25 minutes from Bend and Redmond, Oregon, 10 minutes from Black Butte Ranch, and 45 minutes from SunRiver.

Their Ultimate Romance Package includes:

  • Two nights in the Romance Cabin
  • One couple’s massage or two individual Swedish massages
  • Two tickets to the Sisters Movie House
  • A FivePine Romance Basket consisting of lotion, bath salts, bubble bath, Moonstruck chocolates, as well as Domain STE Michelle Brut sparkling wine and champagne glasses
  • FivePine fleece blanket


Photo courtesy Sonnenalp

Photo courtesy Sonnenalp

Vail, Colorado

This stunning hotel in Colorado’s high country mixes European elegance with traditional, small-town charm. Located smack-dab in the center of Vail Village, the Sonnenalp is a cozy retreat that offers numerous romance-inspired amenities.

Their 2017 Valentine’s Day Package includes:

  • Accommodations on a junior suite with a welcome amenity
  • Wonderful buffet breakfast in Ludwig’s Restaurant
  • Romantic dinner for two on the enclosed terrace
  • Couples massage

Rates begin at $1,095 per night plus tax


Photo courtesy Four Seasons Vail

​Photo courtesy Four Seasons Vail

Vail, Colorado

If you want a more contemporary take on luxury, consider the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail—a landmark hotel at the foot of Vail Mountain. Enjoy your stay in the expansive accommodations, with gas-burning fireplaces and furnished balconies. Make sure to make a reservation for two at the Flame Restaurant before visiting the five-star spa, the only five-star spa in the Vail Valley and one of two in all of Colorado!

The Couple’s Romance Ritual at the Spa includes:

  • A bath soak as you sip champagne
  • A body polish with a nourishing scrub and then an ultra-hydrating shea butter cocoon
  • A warm oil scalp massage
  • A relaxing, full-body massage

Cost is $400 per person.


Photo by Adam Crowley

Photo by Adam Crowley

Fall City, Washington

Just 30 minutes east of Seattle, Treehouse Point is a tree-lover’s kind of bed and breakfast. There are six private treehouses and one ground-level suite, all perched atop the branches of an emerald-green forest. Each one offers simple rustic décor, handcrafted furnishings, and plenty of windows to show off the verdant views—and a stay includes a continental breakfast of fresh baked goods, eggs, fruit, and coffee is served each morning in the Main Lodge, as well as several surprise amenities.

Note: Cooking is not allowed on-site, so you’ll need to pack a picnic or dine at one of Fall City’s restaurants. Some cabins are equipped with composting toilets, and all share communal ground-level bathrooms with showers.

Valentine’s Day rates begin at $405 per night plus tax.


Photo courtesy Surf Chateau

​Photo courtesy Surf Chateau

Buena Vista, Colorado

If you’re considering a romantic stay in the little high-valley town of Buena Vista, situated midway between Salida and Leadville at the foot of the Continental Divide, then you must stay at the stylish 20-room boutique hotel, Surf Chateau—located at South Main, a New Urbanist-style community adjacent to a world-class whitewater park on the Arkansas River. The French cottage-like rooms are simple, clean, and bright.

Rates range from $129 to $209 per night plus tax.

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