August 18, 2023

Colorado is blanketed in river canyons and hot springs, with the Rocky Mountains forming a dramatic backdrop for wildflower-covered hikes in the summer and spectacular skiing in the winter. For a couples getaway, Colorado has the ideal mix of nature and culture, with everything from cozy log cabins and authentic dude ranches to lavish mountain resorts and sleek spots in larger cities like Denver and Boulder. There are affordable couples getaways in nearly every corner of Colorado—and plenty of options for a low-key stay not far from a major airport, so no need to spend too long trying to reach your romantic destination.

We’ve pulled together some postcard-perfect spots that make the most of the natural beauty the Centennial State has to offer. Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway or plan to spend a longer stretch of time exploring the terrain, here are the best places to visit in Colorado for couples, and where to stay and what to do once you get there.

Madeline Hotel and Residences, Telluride

Encased by 14,000-foot-high peaks, Madeline Hotel and Residences in Telluride’s Mountain Village bills itself as a “base camp for adventure,” since guides with more than 60 years of combined Telluride residency can help couples plan a romantic or adrenaline-fueled experience. Take a private trail ride through Colorado backcountry with your other half or go fishing and picnic on a private island. For serious adventure seekers, heli-ski to some of the continent’s highest skiable elevations or try guided ice climbing. Since the hotel is part of Auberge Resorts Collection, a spectacular spa experience is guaranteed. Offering restorative, nature-inspired therapies like the Spirit of the Mountains massage with a warm herbal poultice and custom oil blend, you’ll feel relaxed and renewed after a day of adventuring.