If you’re coming to Telluride to vacation with a romantic partner to enjoy your anniversary, for Valentine’s Day, or just for a relaxing couple’s getaway, Telluride is the perfect town for two.
Romance is in the air and here are four ways to grab it!
Go For a Sleigh Ride
Telluride Horseback Adventures is run by a real cowboy, “Roudy Roudebush,” a colorful character (and local celebrity) who has been taking people on trail rides for more than 40 years. He was described by one Trip Advisor client as “a plain-spoken, rough-around-the-edges, kind-hearted cowboy in every sense of the word.” On a sleigh pulled by his Belgian draft horses, Clyde and Frank, Roudy will take you through the woods and fields of snow while you stay warm, snuggled underneath Elk skins. As you take in gorgeous mountain views in the wooden, roomy sleigh, Roudy will entertain you with his personal stories of years in the business, along with sharing some local history. Pro tip: Reservations are required 24 hours in advance and Roudy does not like it when people are late, so be there 20 minutes before your scheduled departure.
Stay at Penthouses at The Peaks 614 and Go For a Couples Massage
Wondering where to stay in Telluride? There are a select few Penthouses at SilverStar Telluride’s Penthouses at The Peaks to choose from to kick off your couple’s retreat. This one, Peaks 614, is very close to downtown Mountain Village, and is ideal for skiers: truly a ski in/ski out place. While one master bedroom features a king bed and en suite bathroom with a jetted tub and separate steam shower, the other has a fireplace, balcony access, en suite bath with jetted tub and separate shower. With two master bedrooms and two baths, this mountain-and-forest-inspired penthouse condo is the perfect vacation hideaway for two couples traveling together.
After an exhilarating outside, get ready for peace and tranquility at The Peaks Resort, which includes a luxurious spa, eucalyptus-infused steam rooms, a heated indoor-to-outdoor pool with slide, fire pits and fantastic views of the San Juan peaks. Enjoy several hours of pampering with their couple’s massage and then top off your day with an unforgettable evening with an intimate dinner at their Altezza restaurant watching the San Juan sunset.
A Nordic or Heli Ski for Two
Nothing is more romantic than time alone in the great outdoors, especially in the hush of winter surrounded by the most spectacular scenery in North America. With more 2,000 acres of beautiful backcountry and 127 unique trails, you will experience short lines and it will feel as though you have the slopes to yourself. And with hundreds of miles of Nordic ski trails in and around Telluride, pack up a gourmet lunch and cross-country ski to your heart’s content.
As scientific studies show, adrenaline is the key to romance, so if you are really feeling adventurous, try heli-skiing with a customized trip from Helitrax. First, you’ll get a thrilling ride aboard a Eurocopter S350 B3e before you get to some of the most dramatic skiing you’ve ever experienced in and around high alpine basins, cirques and summits. Truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
A Midnight Ride On The Gondola
A gondola ride among the jagged snowy peaks of the box canyon has all the elements of built-in romance—you just have to know the right time to go.
As the gondola system provides free public transportation between the town of Mountain Village and the town of Telluride, the logical time to carve out a ride for two is in the later hours when most people have gone back to their homes and hotels. In the off-season, it’s very quiet. A sunset trip up will afford utterly amazing views of the snow-capped mountains, canyon and village, but at night, it’s pitch black. You can grab a blanket if you need it. Plan on dining, or pubbing, once you get to Allred’s Restaurant at the top and watch the beautiful city lights on a quiet midnight zip down.
Whatever your romantic plans are for Valentine’s Day in Telluride, let SilverStar Telluride Luxury Properties assist you by calling us at 970-728-3001 or visiting us online.