The Love BoatPosted by Kim Filler
As we celebrate the month of Saint Valentines, we urge you to find your inner romantic. Whether you are looking for love, or some inspiration to reignite the flame, Steamboat Springs is the place to make it happen. Here’s just a smattering of ideas to get you smooching.
❤️Watch the sun go down over the Yampa Valley from the best viewpoint in town. Ride the gondola to Thunderhead Lodge on most Thursday evenings for Sunset Happy Hour. Snag a table by the window, savor a cocktail and listen to the live music before cozying up on the gondola ride down. $15 for the gondola pass and get $5 off food and drinks.
❤️There’s nothing like trying something new together to break up old habits. Sign up for a class at the Steamboat Snowsports School, or a guided trip to experience ice fishing, dog sledding or horseback riding. Reward yourselves with dinner for two at Café Diva, a favorite among past guests and our team at Condos in Steamboat.
❤️Stash schnapps or a flask of hot chocolate in a backpack, along with goodies from the bakery counter at Winona’s and head for Fish Creek Falls. Strap on snowshoes and follow the trail to the iconic 283-foot waterfall. Stop at the base of the frozen falls then hike up the winding pathway through miles snow-packed forest.
❤️Get your motor running with a two-hour guided snowmobile ride in picturesque North Routt, and cozy up in a cabin at Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse over a three-course dinner.
❤️Relax in style with a massage and a soak at the Strawberry Park Hot Springs. Clothing is optional after dark.
❤️The first ever chairlift speed-dating event happens on Saturday, March 7. Starting at noon, the Denver-based speed dating company Lovebug is staging Love Laps: an afternoon packed with introduction opportunities, live music and après ski festivities. Register @steamboatprings.net/lovelaps