As the winter season continues on you may already be planning ahead for a romantic getaway with a loved one. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and finding the perfect getaway spot can make or break or romantic outing. Let us help you with this endeavor by showing you some of the romantic activities here in Telluride. Our vacation destination is the perfect spot to show your loved one how much you care for them. Each activity will help set your vacation getaway among all of the other possibilities out there. Take a look at some incredible things to do in Colorado for couples here in Telluride:
Ride on the Telluride Gondola
One of the most famous attractions in all of Telluride is the Telluride Gondola located in the downtown neighborhood. Riders will be able to see sweeping views on the gondola as they slowly ascend the mountain. This intimate journey lets you take in the beautiful views from the comfort of an enclosed cabin. You will be able to ride up to San Sophia Station that has an elevation of over 10,000 feet! Best of all, riding the gondola is always free! Once you are up at the top, take some time to explore Mountain Village.
Walk Around Mountain Village
This charming town features a variety of unique shops and restaurants to check out. Walk around hand in hand with your loved one as you peek inside each special shop. Grab a bite to eat as you gaze out at the incredible views. Allred’s is a great spot and is located at San Sophia Station. Black Iron Kitchen & Bar offers their signature fire tables that sets the mood for a romantic evening. A visit up to Mountain Village is always worth doing when visiting Telluride even during your romantic getaway.
Date Night at Sheridan Opera House
You can plan for a romantic date night with your loved one by stopping in the Sheridan Opera House for one of their many scheduled performances. This local theatre offers a variety of live events throughout the year including but not limited to live music, theatre productions, standup comedy, and so much more. This incredible theatre offers a luxurious setting that is perfect for any romantic outing here in the city.
Check Out the Local Waterfalls
Telluride is surrounded by hundreds of miles of beautiful hiking trails. Take your loved one out on the trails and find one of the many waterfalls in the area. Add a little romance to your hiking by making the trek to Bridal Veil Falls. The famous falls can be found on a 4-mile round-trip hike and offers stunning views that are practically begging to be in your photos.
Book a Romantic Dinner
Telluride is full of various restaurants that offer an intimate setting and delicious menu for your romantic date night. Find some of the best Italian food in the city at Rustico Ristorante. The rustic setting adds a hint of charm, and the food is prepared fresh daily. You never have had Italian food that was this authentic. Another great restaurant for a romantic dinner is La Marmotte. This fine dining restaurant offers authentic French cuisine and has a wine list that features bottles that can be paired with any entrée. The 19th century cabin setting offers a unique ambience not found anywhere else in Telluride. The menu is served as a three-course prix fixe menu, so make sure to come hungry. Last but not least is 221 South Oak, a New American restaurant that specializes in seasonal cuisine and entrees. You will find plenty of vegetarian friendly options along with an expansive wine list to choose from.
Book Your Romantic Stay in Telluride Today
As you can see, there are plenty of romantic activities waiting for you right here in Telluride. Start planning for your Valentine’s Day or general romantic getaway today. Our smaller vacation rentals offer luxurious amenities and cozy interiors that will keep you comfortable all stay long.
Seeing all the wonderful features and Telluride attractions can be difficult if you do not know where to look. Luckily, there are a variety of tour companies right here in the area that offers thrilling tour experiences. You can finally say you have seen all there is right here in the Telluride area when you take one of these tours!
Telluride Horseback Adventures
During your stay in Telluride, you may catch a glimpse of majestic horses being ridden along the trails. If you have ever wanted to try horseback riding for yourself, look no further than Telluride Horseback Adventures. This local outfitter is highly experienced in horseback riding for beginners and experienced riders. Their in-depth tours will take you out onto the beautiful Telluride trails for one to two hours. If there is anywhere, in particular, you want to see, just let them know and a customized pack trip can be planned! Telluride Horseback Adventures is perfect for all ages and is a fantastic way to see the trails from a whole new level.
The summer season offers exhilarating tours of Telluride that are guaranteed to light up your trip. Horseback riding is not the only fun and excitement you can find yourself getting into during your stay. Telluride Outfitters is one of the top rental companies right here in Telluride that can supply you with stand-up paddleboards or Jeep rentals. However, they also offer thrilling summer tours that you cannot pass up. Join one of their RZR tours that explores the Southwest Colorado outback. The Polaris RZR is basically a golf cart that is outfitted like a Jeep. You will be able to explore the hundreds of miles of trails as you are guided by a professional driver. Book your tour with a single driver in each vehicle or load it up with three passengers. Either way, the tour will give you two hours out on the trails with transportation to and from included.
Telluride Offroad Adventures
If checking out the beautiful scenery is your top priority when visiting Telluride during the summer make sure you book a tour with Telluride Offroad Adventures. Guests of their tours will ride in a comfortable 4×4 vehicle that will take them up to the highest hills in the area. These vehicles are designed to take on the toughest terrain and will provide one heck of a time. Telluride Offroad Adventures offers a variety of tours to choose from too. For a short two-hour tour, you have plenty of destinations from which to pick, including Ophir Pass, seasonal waterfall tours, Alta Ghost Town, and more. Half-day and full-day tours takes you out into the wilderness even further to explore Black Bear Pass or Imogene Pass. Private and custom tours are also available to those looking to maintain social distancing during their visit.
Mild to Wild
Telluride is home to the San Miguel River that is just a short drive away. This river is known for thrilling white water rafting adventures that are guaranteed to make a splash during your day. Mild to Wild is a local provider of all things white water rafting. The San Miguel River is a high-speed trip that is complete with twisting canyons and red rock walls. Their white water rafting experiences are perfect for ages 8 and up. Available white water rafting excursions include half-day, full-day, and even two- and three-day river experiences.
Not all tours in and around Telluride have to be high-flying adventures. Instead, they can be peaceful and relaxing experiences to help you enjoy your time here even more. Telluride Outside is the top guide service for fly fishing here in Telluride. The San Miguel River and other local streams offer some of the best trout fishing in the state. Tours can even take you over to Uncompahgre River or Upper Dolores River. Public and private fly-fishing tours will take you to the best watering holes where you are practically guaranteed a big catch. Similar to other tours in Telluride, this tour is offered by the half- or whole-day availability. All gear will be provided to you during your tour so you can leave everything at home; this also includes the necessary leases you need at the river! Let their experts show you how to have the best fishing journey yet.
Enjoy Your Trip to Telluride
As you can see, Telluride offers all kinds of fun and exciting tours you can enjoy throughout the year. Our luxury vacation rentals will keep you comfortable during your stay. The locations will keep you close to prime activities, including these tours. Come see why Telluride is a top vacation destination right here in Colorado.