Imagine the breathtaking backdrop of Pikes Peak or the Garden of the Gods as a place to propose to your girlfriend or just as a location to get away to for a few romantic nights. If this is in your mind, then there are many places to stay in the Colorado Springs area that fit the bill for a romantic getaway.
The 5 star resort hotel called the Broadmoor has luxurious suites, fine dining restaurants, golf courses, tennis and a world class spa and pool. It has hosted U.S. presidents and other dignitaries but regular folks can enjoy a few romantic days here if your budget allows.
Another choice is one of the very nice bed and breakfast inns that are often elegantly refurbished private, historic, mansions. Some of these B and B’s have very colorful histories, such as the Cheyenne Canon Inn, which is in a quiet residential neighborhood on the west side of Colorado Springs. It is very close to the Broadmoor, hiking trails and attractions such as the Seven Falls. Other bed and breakfast inns are located closer to downtown Colorado Springs if that is the ambiance that you prefer. radon testing colorado
A bed and breakfast inn offers a relaxing alternative to a traditional hotel, and with breakfast provided, you don’t have to hop into your car the first thing when you wake up, to go out to a restaurant. Some inns offer hot tubs for two and some offer optional romance packages including champagne and chocolates. In addition, while you probably want some alone with your significant other, a bed and breakfast often lends the opportunity to meet other couples, families and travelers with interesting stories, in a very relaxed environment.
Any Colorado Springs area lodging will be minutes from the Garden of the Gods, the Pikes Peak Cog Railway and other area attractions. A picnic at the Garden of the Gods or a scenic ride up the Cog Railway with lunch at the Pike’s Peak summit can be quite romantic.
If you are the gaming sort, then you can take a ½ day trip around the back (west) side of Pikes Peak, to the town of Cripple Creek. Cripple Creek is a historic town from the Colorado mining days and now offers casino gambling in the historic district.
If you love festivals, among the many festivals in the region, are the yearly Wine Festival in June and the Mountain Music Festival in August, both located in Manitou Springs. At the Wine Festival, you’ll be able to sample wines from Colorado wineries as well as purchase specialty food and wine-related gifts. Live entertainment performs through the afternoon. At the Mountain Music Festival you’ll here mountain and hammered dulcimer, guitar and banjo players playing country music selections with foods and crafts available too. Manitou Springs is just a few minutes to the west of Colorado Springs and at the base of the Pikes Peak toll road scenic byway. Check with each event as tickets may be required.