When you think of snow, you might picture a log cabin in the forest, with glistening snow flakes gracefully floating down from the sky. A cozy fireplace, a soft wool blanket, hot chocolate, and your special guy or girl snuggling up next to you, makes a perfect scene. Its all very easy to picture, but where do you find this dream? Here are some of the best places to make your dream for a romantic snow vacation come true.
Best Places to Spend a Romantic Vacation in the Snow #1:
Twin Lakes, Colorado. One of my favorite all time winter stays has been at Mount Elbert Lodge in Twin Lakes, Colorado. The lodge offers individual private cabins in the forest with decks perfect for watching the snow fall, or the amazing mountain sunsets. There is even a hot tub under the stars. Take pictures of the abundant deer and elk in the area, go snowshoeing or cross-country skiing on the many mountain trails, or take a short drive to Ski Cooper in Leadville and go down hill skiing for the day. Prices are as low as $81.00 a night! Take a look at all of the cabins they have to choose from at www.mount-elbert.com.
Best Places to Spend a Romantic Vacation in the Snow #2:
Spearfish Canyon, South Dakota. The Black Hills of South Dakota are visited by few in the winter. This makes for a perfect romantic getaway at the beautiful Spearfish Canyon Lodge. You can rent your own cabin there and spend the whole time relaxing in front of the fire, or spend time together cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. The lodge is 5 miles from Lead, and just a few minutes farther from Deadwood, South Dakota. Spend some time in Deadwood exploring the famous gold mining area, viewing beautifully decorated Victorian era homes and museums, or do a little gambling. Mystic Miner and Terry Peak Ski Resorts are close by as well. For more information, go to http://spfcanyon.com/fac_cabin.html.
Best Places to Spend a Romantic Vacation in the Snow #3:
Sisters, Oregon. This is an idyllic winter playground in the beautiful Cascade Mountains of Central Oregon. If your looking for romance and seclusion, along with spectacular scenery, you might choose Clear Lake Resort in Sisters, Oregon. Rustic cabins are available for as little as $64 a night. Downhill skiing, sledding, snowboarding, snowmobiling and more are offered just a few minutes away. If you like to buy souvenirs, Oregon has no sales tax. You can’t beat the prices and the stunning scenery in Oregon! Visit http://www.co.linn.or.us/parks/parks/clearlake.html for details.
Best Places to Spend a Romantic Vacation in the Snow #4:
Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Not only does Colorado have some of the most amazing mountain scenery in the world, but it is also home to Strawberry Park Hot Springs in Steamboat Springs. There is nothing better than sitting in soothing hot springs in the winter, feeling the falling snow melt on your warm skin. The most romantic and comfortable accommodations can be found in the Train Caboose. It is an actual renovated train caboose featuring a gas fireplace, bathroom with shower, solar lights and full size futon, as well as a kitchenette. The rate for two is only $110 per night and includes use of the hot springs pools. See their website at http://www.strawberryhotsprings.com/2005/lodging.php.
Now that you have some ideas to choose from, make those reservations and have a wonderful romantic winter holiday!