Top Ways to Stay Warm in Grand County

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Who says winter in Colorado has to be cold? Grand County might be known for its epic winter adventures, but we've got plenty of ways to heat up the snowy season, too. Here are our top ways to stay warm in Grand County during the winter.

Soak in a Hot Springs

There's no more blissful way to warm up than to relax in hot, soothing water — especially in the winter. Hot Sulphur Springs Resort has 21 mineral pools and baths with temperatures ranging from 95º to 112ºF, so you're sure to find the perfect one for you.

Sample Whiskey at a Distillery

Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean you can't be warm on the inside. Idlewild Spirits in Winter Park distills some smooth whiskey that will leave you feeling warm all over. If you're not a whiskey fan, they also make excellent rum, vodka and gin. But whatever you sample, make sure to pair to pair it with some sides.

Go on a Sleigh Ride

Here's one outdoor winter activity that's surprisingly toasty. When you go on a sleigh ride in Grand County, you'll be bundled up under warm blankets with a cup of hot cocoa in hand as your horse-drawn sleigh careens through snowy meadows and serene forest trails. And when you're done, you'll stop by a crackling fire to warm up even more. Check out Dashing Thru the Snow in Winter Park, Winding River Resort in Grand Lake or Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa to schedule your ride.

Get a Hot Stone Massage

How about this for warming up your day? A hot stone massage. Your massage therapist will place heated stones on our body and also use them as an extension of their hands to soothe your tired muscles and melt your stress away. Treat yourself to some warm indulgence at Hot Sulphur Springs Resort, Bella Vita Mountain Day Spa in Winter Park or Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa in Granby, among other Grand County spas.

Heat Up in a Sauna and Steam Room

Here's another great way to beat the winter chill. Head to the Grand Park Community Recreation Center in Fraser and spend some time in the sauna and steam room. Then once you're all warmed up, check out the rec center's pool and lazy river, or maybe try the climbing wall, indoor track and workout rooms to heat up your muscles even more.

Eat Dinner by a Fire

After you're done playing in the snow for the day, enjoy a hearty meal in front of a fireplace at a classic Grand County restaurant. Ranch House Restaurant & Saloon at Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa in Granby and Historic Rapids Lodge and Restaurant in Grand Lake and the Lodge at Sunspot at Winter Park Resort are three great choices.

Do you feel toasty just reading this? For even more ideas about how to stay warm, check out these guides to the county's museums, art galleries, yoga classes, and shopping.