Estes Park is a destination for all seasons but there’s something special about a romantic weekend getaway in the Rocky Mountains! Make some time this winter to romance your loved one in Estes Park. If you need some assistance planning the prefect weekend away in Estes Park, take some suggestions from our romantic itinerary!
Make your way into Estes Park Friday afternoon and check into your room. We highly recommend one of the spa suites for an added touch of romance! After settling into your room, it’s time to hit the road as you make your way to your first romantic activity: Wine tasting!
Head on over to Snowy Peaks Winery to sample some of their delicious wines and perhaps a small bite to eat of their line of gourmet foods and chocolates. Snowy Peaks has live music on Friday evenings from 4 – 6:30 p.m. as well! If wine isn’t your beverage of choice, there’s also the Estes Park Brewery that offers free samples of their hand-crafted beers as well as wonderful appetizers.
After your romantic dinner for two, come back to your suite and take a dip in the two-person Jacuzzi to help you reconnect and unwind before bed.
Start your morning off with making breakfast in your kitchenette or driving to The Donut Haus and getting something sweet to start your day off.
Next, you’re off to explore some of the trails in Rocky Mountain National Park or the surrounding area with a snowshoeing adventure! Or, cross-country skiing if you’re so inclined. The two of you can join a guided tour or map out a trail together to hike. There are many local shops offering rentals and equipment if you don’t have your own.
After hiking or gliding through the snow, enjoy the drive back into Estes Park and keep your eyes peeled for the wide variety of wildlife that calls the area home. We have an elk population of about 3,000, as well as moose, bighorn sheep, black bears, and a few smaller creatures like marmots and chipmunks.
After cleaning and warming up from your day outside, it’s time for dinner! A popular and creative choice is Molly B. Their expansive menu won’t leave you hungry but we definitely urge you to save some room for a slice of freshly baked pie or cake, or any item off the dessert section of the menu!
After dinner, either venture out to experience some of Estes Park’s live entertainment and night life or go a little old-fashioned and take your sweetheart bowling at Chipper’s Lanes!
On Sunday, you’re off to The Other Side Restaurant for their yummy Sunday champagne brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
After you’ve had your fill of tasty creations from the omelet bar or dessert table, you’re heading back out to enjoy the snowy banks with either a repeat visit to the park for round two of snowshoeing or you can feel like a kid again with sledding at Hidden Valley! There are several shops in town with sled rentals for just $5 per day!
After your fun in the snow, it’s time to work out those tired and achy muscles with a couples spa treatment! Enjoy a massage, facial, or body wrap in the comfortable side-by-side couple’s treatment room.
Leave the spa refreshed and relaxed and take a stroll along Elkhorn or Moraine avenues as you pop into the delectable candy and chocolate shops for a treat for later! You might also want to pick up a souvenir or memento of your little getaway. A fan favorite for couples is getting and Old West photo, at Real West Old Time Portraits!
Once your photo shoot has wrapped, it’s time for your final dinner at the Dunraven Inn, known for its extensive wine list and impressive homemade entrees.
Start planning your romantic trip to Estes Park by adding a few more activities to your itinerary!