Looking up at the jagged ridge of the San Juan Mountains in the purple glow of the sunset from the snow-encrusted valley floor, it’s easy to see why there is no place more romantic than Telluride in the winter.
February in Colorado is the perfect place to spend Valentine’s Day with someone you love—and there’s still time to book your rental at a SilverStar vacation home for a romantic getaway with your special someone.
Here are some suggestions to make the most of your weekend:
If flying in on Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14, get yourselves settled into one of SilverStar’s luxury penthouse condominiums for two, then take the free gondola for a sunset glide up to Mountain Village to the famed Allred’s Restaurant, where, at 10,000 feet, you’ll catch a stunning panorama of the dying light over the mountains from their floor-to-ceiling windows. Allred’s never disappoints with their fresh, locally sourced ingredients and exotic dishes, such as the bourbon marinated elk striploin or dry, aged buffalo ribeye. Along with an exceptional cocktail menu and wine list, the food, the ambiance and the company are bound to make this a memorable evening. Be sure to make reservations well in advance.
On Saturday, February 15, start your day with a leisurely stroll in town by grabbing some coffee and homemade baked goods at Ghost Town Coffee then check out some staff-picked titles at Between The Covers bookstore, the cozy, third place for many locals in Telluride. Of course, Telluride Truffles is a must-stop for Valentine’s Day with a Big Heart Chocolate Box or even a small sweet treat such as the Black Diamond truffle, which is dark chocolate infused with tequila. And while you’re at it, surprise your sweetie with a dozen red roses from China Rose, the town’s premium flower shop.
The day is made for the outdoors, whether it’s lift tickets for two and a day of intertwining turns on more than 125 ski runs of fresh snow, or a sleigh ride all bundled up with two Belgian draft horses leading the way on a Ride With Roudy. Or perhaps you’re up for adventure; only 45 minutes away is Orvis Hot Springs, a clothing-optional, natural hot-springs resort at the base of the San Juan Mountains, where you’ll enjoy fresh mountain air and spectacular scenery while soaking in 10 unique pools and ponds.
The 21st Annual Comedy Festival is the place to be on Saturday, February 15, at the historic Sheridan Opera House for a world-class event that brings top-notch comedians from all around the country for one hilarious weekend of characters, sketches, stand-up and improv. This festival sells out each year, so be sure to buy your tickets in advance. For a late-night supper, consider the ultra-romantic La Marmotte, a small, French restaurant with a European-style menu and attentive sommeliers and wait staff. Start with the oysters on the half shell or escargot and savor the pan seared Colorado striped bass and crab or the creamy French onion soup.
Finally, on Sunday, February 16, make the most of your morning together with a couples massage through SilverStar’s personally chosen massage therapists, who offer therapeutic sessions, Thai message, hot magnesium foot baths, Swedish massage therapy with trigger point work, and hot stone therapy.
Let SilverStar Telluride Luxury Properties be your personal concierge for an unforgettable weekend! For more information, contact us at 970-728-3001 or online.