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When Valentine’s Day rolls around, couples everywhere begin planning that perfect day filled with sweet sentiments dedicated to the one you love most. This year, consider swapping out a traditional dinner or box of chocolates for a mesmerizing holiday away in the Rocky Mountains. Planning a trip to Estes Park is ideal whether you’re a couple enchanted by the great outdoors or you tend to come together over savory flavors. No matter how you enjoy spending time together, this is a stop that promises to provide everything you’re looking for and much more! Here are just a few ideas for making the most of a romantic Valentine’s Day vacation in Estes Park this year.

Enjoy a Tasting at Snowy Peaks Winery

For couples that find themselves in Estes Park over Valentine’s Day with a passion for palate-pleasing adventures, there’s nothing quite like a tasting at Snowy Peaks Winery. Located at 292 Moraine Avenue, this winery is an elegant and welcoming stop where you’re likely to find a wine tasting experience paired with a chocolate tasting or a side of live musical entertainment. The staff is more than willing to offer up flavorful advice and is happy to help answer questions you might have around the production process as well.

Book a Private Ski Guide Through the Colorado Mountain School

For many couples, there’s nothing more romantic than taking on a new challenge together. When you’re planning on spending this day dedicated to love in Estes Park, feel free to push the limits of athleticism hand in hand by booking a professional guide through the Colorado Mountain School. Private guides are available every day of the year and can provide services that go beyond backcountry skiing. Guides can also help you and your loved one enjoy a day of climbing, mountaineering or ice scaling upon request!

Visit the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Valentine’s Day is a holiday that’s practically built around chocolate and when you’re in the mood to celebrate this savory treat, head on over to the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. This fun locale is located at 517 Big Thompson Avenue and is just the place for you and your sweetheart to enjoy picking up a tasty treat to be enjoyed together. Plenty of delicious options await and if you’re not sure where to begin, the on-site staff are more than willing to put together a blended box of goodies for you.

Book a Mountain Stay and Vacation in Estes Park

Savor every moment of your Rocky Mountain getaway by letting the team at Mountain Villages at Lake Estes handle the details of your accommodations. Contact us today for more information on our many options and to start planning your vacation in Estes Park.

Estes Park provides visitors with a wonderful mountain escape any time of year, but there’s something particularly meaningful about heading this way during the holidays. This year take your Thanksgiving dinner to one of our brand-new cabins where you will find a fully appointed kitchen to bake/grill your turkey and have enough plates and dishes for all of the fixings while being surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. When you’re in the process of putting together the ideal Estes Park Thanksgiving itinerary, be sure to add these events to the top of the list!

Holiday Shopping in the Village

When you find yourself in Estes Park for Thanksgiving, you’ll want to take full advantage of time spent at The Village. This area is packed with locally owned boutiques and shops, and during Thanksgiving weekend, guests will find a plethora of sales and specials waiting for them! While these deep holiday discounts can be applied to everything from jewelry and apparel to chocolate and souvenirs, be sure to pay particular attention to Festive Fridays. If you’re lucky enough to find yourself in The Village on this day, it’s very possible that free chair massages and giveaway treats will be yours for the taking!

Thanksgiving Light Parade – Catch the Glow

Bring the entire family to the annual “Catch the Glow” parade this year which is held in Estes Park the day after Thanksgiving. Make your way downtown along with the other 20,000 visitors that are expected to attend this popular event. Guests at this parade will be treated to a display of floats, marching bands and more from the moment they arrive. The highlight of this Thanksgiving tradition is the fact that Santa arrives at the very end, reminding everyone that the end of Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the exciting Christmas season.

Estes Park Thanksgiving Dinner

The Mountain View Gymnasium in Estes Park is the site of one of the area’s largest community Thanksgiving meals year over year. The doors are open to the public from 11:30 am until 3:00 pm Thanksgiving Day and the idea around this annual tradition is simply to bring strangers together over food to become lifelong friends. Meals are served up at the hands of volunteers and with more than 700 pounds of turkey on hand, it’s sure to be a Thanksgiving meal for the record books.

Book a Stay Today

Enjoy the authentic spirit of the Rocky Mountains with a stay in one of the beautiful new log cabins available with Mountain Village at Lake Estes. Contact our team today for more information and to begin planning your Estes Park Thanksgiving.