A Romantic Getaway to Grand County

A man and woman in a boat on a lake.

No matter what stage your relationship is in, there is always room for a little more romance. And what great news! Grand County offers some of the best romantic activities for all types of couples—and we're only 67 miles from Denver. Let us help you plan your next spontaneous getaway; our activities are sure to take your breath away:

1. Soar High Above the Trees

Looking to check a huge bucket-list activity off of your list while also impressing your loved one? Hot air balloon rides are the way to go. Take a sunrise hot air balloon tour of Grand County, any time of year. Enjoy scenic vistas of Rocky Mountain National Park, pick pine cones from the tree tops, and even celebrate the day with an included traditional champagne toast. 

Hint: If you're at THAT stage of your relationship, Grand Adventures Balloon Tours will also help set up a special engagement, anniversary, or even wedding ride!

2. Spend the Day at the Spa

From a relaxing couple's massage to a cleansing body wrap or facial, day spas are a classic activity for couples. But why come up to Grand County for a spa day? On top of our variety of day spas and salons, Grand County also offers a natural hot springs resort, Hot Sulphur Springs Resort. Relax in 22 natural hot springs pools, indulge in a massage, and feel the stress of the everyday melt away.

Hint: If you're looking for that luxury, weekend-long resort & spa experience, Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa offers a great retreat for couples, complete with a year-round spa, upscale accommodations, fine dining and more!

3. Sip Local Wine

If you're really looking to get a taste of Grand County, head to Winter Park Winery to sample classic, locally made whites like Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay and unique reds including a selection of ports and their signature "Winter Park Blend." Sip your way through our local flavors, and get acquainted with Colorado wine.

Hint: Not into wine? We also have some local breweries if you'd rather go craft beer sampling! Check out Grand Lake Brewing Company or Hideaway Park Brewery for some more local flavor. 

4. Stargaze in the Wilderness

In Grand County, you and your loved one can stargaze pretty much anywhere. But there's something special about heading out to the wilderness, pitching a tent, and lighting a campfire under the stars. One thing is for sure: you'll feel like you're the only two people in the world. Roast marshmallows and bring some mellow music for the perfect, romantic camping trip.

Hint: If you're more of an adventurous couple, make a day of it and trek out to a private hut or yurt on a backcountry adventure. Relaxing under the stars at your private retreat feels so much sweeter after a day filled with adventure.

5. Catch a Show

Whether your significant other can't miss that new movie or the two of you love live performances, Grand County has it all. Learn more about our live shows  and movie theaters so you can add "dinner and a show" to your romantic getaway. Or check out our local live music venues like Ullrs Tavern or Harry Lemon Bar and Grill so you can do dinner, drinks, and a show all at once!

Hint: If you're really into art, head over to Kremmling, where unique art galleries are popping up left and right! Learn more.

6. Set Sail

From sailing on a breezy summer day to kayaking across beautiful, glassy water, Grand County offers all sorts of boating adventures that are sure to bring you and your loved one closer together. Learn more about boating on Grand County's lakes to find the perfect spot for the two of you to enjoy.

Hint: If you're looking for something a little more challenging, try whitewater rafting or kayaking for another way to make your loved one's heart race!

7. Go for a Ride

Looking to bond over something more unique than hiking? Try a horseback riding tour with your loved one for another way to experience some of the top trails in Colorado (you might not be able to get to them on foot)! You'll be surprised at some of the views you'll find.

Hint: In the winter, try a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride—snuggle up in a sleigh as you glide peacefully through a winter wonderland. Some tours even offer hot cocoa, s'mores, or even three-course dinners!

8. Savor the Scenery

Take your special someone to appreciate the pristine Rocky Mountain scenery in Grand County. With so many scenic vistas, you can't go wrong, but here's our list of the 10 best scenic views around to help narrow it down a bit.

Hint: Plan your romantic retreat during fall to find some of the best fall color viewing in the Rockies and to experience elk bugling in Rocky Mountain National Park for a truly unique experience!