Valentine’s Day in the high country is beautiful, with the snow cover peaks and the scarlet alpenglow as the sun sinks behind the mountains setting the mood for a delightful February evening! If you’re spending your Valentine’s Day in Summit County, Colorado, check out these places to go with exquisite food and fun atmospheres.
Moonlight Dine & Ski | Copper Mountain
Swing through Copper Mountain on the Saturday before Valentine’s Day for a love-themed dinner for their Moonlight Dine & Ski. On February 10th, bring a date and enjoy an hour of skiing the slopes before dinner. There will be live music and this event is open to anyone ages 12 and up, with two complimentary cocktails for of-age attendees. Not a fan of skiing? No problem! There are snowcat rides that are available for an extra charge, but be sure to reserve them early as seats fill up fast. Tickets are just over $100 for adults, but entirely worth it for a great evening outing.
Tavern West | Frisco
Head east just a few minutes to the quaint mountain town of Frisco for your Valentine’s dinner. The Tavern West is a great spot to celebrate, with an amazing menu that transforms American classics with unique spin on them. The upscale mountain atmosphere, dining room fireplace, and great views of Mt. Royal will have you and your plus one swooning over Colorado’s beauty. The Honey Sage Gin Fizz is a great starter as well as their unique bone marrow “canoe” appetizer, then indulge in a Rotisserie chicken or the double bone-in pork chop for your entree. If you choose the Tavern West, you’re in for a treat!
Spencer’s Steaks & Spirits | Breckenridge
Just a short distance from Frisco is Spencer’s Steaks & Spirits in Breckenridge, located on Peak 9 at the base of the Beaver Run SuperChair. This upscale spot will be hosting a Valentine’s Day dinner and with the wonderful atmosphere and nice views of the mountains, you’ll be happy you picked Spencer’s for your special dinner. Seared ahi tuna, Colorado lamb chops, and a 10 ounce queen cut prime rib are all on the menu for the evening.
Hearthstone Restaurant | Breckenridge
The Hearthstone Restaurant in Breckenridge is another great place to check out for the 14th of February. It has been a staple in the mountain town’s cuisine scene since 1989, and Executive Chef Michael Halpin has whipped a unique menu with local seasonal meats, fishes, cheeses and produce popular to both tourists and locals. The cocktail line-up here is top-grade, with a barrel aged manhattan and smokey ciderita on the list. For dinner, the Colorado lamb or wild caught gulf red snapper will completely satisfy you, and the views of the Tenmile Range are breathtaking.
Sauce on the Maggie | Breckenridge
Sauce on the Maggie in Breckenridge has great spread of Italian dishes from arancini or a signature salad, to a classic such as spaghetti and meatballs or a unique house favorite, the penne gorgonzola. The house made tiramisu is a drool-worthy dessert you and your plus one can indulge in. Last year, Sauce on the Maggie had a 3-course meal special with dessert and a couple glasses of wine, so keep an eye out for what they’ll do for the occasion this year.
Alpenglow Stube | Keystone
If you head over to Keystone Resort, dining at the Alpenglow Stube is a must! It is the highest AAA Four-Diamond experience in North America, sitting at 11,666 feet on top of Keystone’s North Peak. You will take two enclosed gondola rides to the top of the mountain where you be greeted and given warm fuzzy slippers to change into, as well as a roaring fire. The wonderful ambiance is perfect for your romantic outing on Valentine’s Day, but reservations are a must if you want to go here.
If only it was a little later in they year, you and your plus one could join Breckenridge Whitewater on a river adventure! However, gifting your adventure companion a rafting trip would make a perfect Valentine’s Day surprise. Call our trip specialists ta 877-RAFTING today so we can fit you with the perfect rapids for your partner!
*Featured image courtesy of Sauce on the Maggie.