Plan an Aspen couples retreat. Aspen is synonymous with romance. The beautiful, snowy peaks of Aspen are an ideal backdrop for a romantic getaway for lovebirds. Whether it’s a honeymoon, an intimate vacation, or an anniversary weekend, there’s always something exciting and memorable to do in Aspen. In the summertime, Aspen is lush, comfortable, and trendy, all rolled into one. And, what really needs to be said about winter? For decades, Aspen has been the perfect destination for a couple’s ski vacation to take things to the next level. World-class skiing, fantastic restaurants, picture-perfect scenery, and a stylish vibe – what more could you ask for?
Heading out for a romantic vacation, the Aspen couples retreat offers a wide array of activities to keep you entertained, along with some wonderful sights and experiences that you won’t want to miss. There are physical activities that you can do together that are ideal for bonding and getting to know one another a little better, and there are more relaxed encounters that are great for conversation and stimulating your minds.
Couples Ski Vacation to Aspen
Aspen has a ton of fun experiences for romantics. Skiing and snowboarding, of course, are the two most popular. The resort town is a top destination for a romantic ski vacation for both seasoned skiers and those who have never been on the slopes. There are four ski resorts around Aspen – Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, and Snowmass. Buttermilk is a terrific spot to learn to ski if you’ve never been. A couple’s ski lesson is a laugh-a-minute and a genuinely good time. If you take an adult group lesson, odds are there will be other couples in your group – which just makes it more fun.
Couples who are more advanced skiers should enjoy Aspen Mountain in downtown Aspen. All the runs are intermediate and expert, and the cruise down the front side of the mountain into town is one of the most iconic runs in North America.
Aspen Highlands is home to the one-of-a-kind Highlands Bowl. The bowl is another distinctive experience because you must take a ski lift to the bowl and then hike the rest of the way. It’s a bit of a jaunt, but the drop-in at the top is a remarkable experience to share with your loved one.
Romantic Activities in Winter
If you head to Aspen in the winter, you’ll probably spend most of your days skiing. But you should make time for a few other fun activities around town. If you want a down day, or feel the urge to try something different, consider these fun outings.
The Silver Circle Ice Rink in downtown Aspen is a picturesque rink that allows you and your mate to turn figure-eights under the starry skies. To get on the ice, all you need to do is rent skates at the kiosk, slip them on, and you’re ready to go!
Cuddle with your loved one under a thick blanket and enjoy a traditional horse-drawn sleigh ride through downtown Aspen. You’ll clip-clop along the town streets, past businesses, and into the quieter residential parts before returning to the downtown core.
Dinner on the Mountain
Partake in a romantic mountainside dinner while you’re in Aspen. Mountainside restaurants like High Alpine and the Cliffhouse take remote, high-altitude dining to another level, with delectable meals and a luxurious-yet-rustic vibe.
Romantic Activities in Summer
The summer months in Aspen are growing in popularity and provide countless adventures. The weather is ideal during June, July and August, with temperatures mostly in the 80s. You might even need a light jacket for early morning strolls or late-night walks about to your condo after dinner, drinks and dancing. Don’t miss these fun activities for couples in the summer.
Aspen is well-known for its awesome restaurants, and many of them open the doors and offer outside dining during the warmer months. You can sit outside, enjoy the temperate weather and eat your brunch, lunch, or dinner while appreciating the views of Aspen Mountain. The downtown mall is one excellent destination with outdoor and patio dining options. Another fabulous location is Restaurant Row, a few blocks north of the downtown mall.
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Snowmass has a popular hot-air balloon festival every year, and it’s also a great spot to plan a romantic hot-air balloon ride with that special someone. There are romantic experiences available that come with champagne and other treats, along with a breathtaking ride. Many proposals have taken place high in the sky!
Sometimes, it’s nice to just kick back and relax with your soulmate. If you’re looking for deep relaxation, consider a couples massage at one of Aspen’s top spas. There are various treatments, packages, and other pampering that you and your partner can enjoy. It’s elegance and luxury at its finest – and it feels oh so good!
Romantic Experiences in Aspen
This place is chock-full of romantic experiences for an Aspen couples retreat. It doesn’t matter the season, but certain sights – like the top of Independence Pass – are unreachable during the winter because adverse weather (snow) closes the roads to and from those destinations. Maroon Bells, a pair of iconic twin peaks just outside of Aspen that are two of the most photographed peaks in America, are also closed during the winter unless you hike there.
Other destinations, like the Aspen Art Museum in downtown Aspen, are easily accessible and open all year. The John Denver Sanctuary, a beautiful park in downtown Aspen dedicated to the legendary country singer, is open all year, but is more enjoyable in the summer when pets and kids can frolic in the shallow river and all the flowers are in bloom.
There are a few trails for a romantic hike, like the Rio Grande Trail, Smuggler Mountain, Ute Trail, and Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. The Grottos Trail in east Aspen is a remote trail amid thick wilderness with lots of private spots for an intimate picnic. For more adventurous couples, the Conundrum Hot Springs hike takes you 7 miles into the wilderness for an overnight stay at a fantastic all-natural hot spring. To get your adrenaline pumping and have a roaring good time, sign up for a whitewater rafting outing on the Roaring Fork River, Colorado River, or Arkansas River.
Lodging for Couples at Lift One Condominiums
At Lift One Condominiums, there is a terrific selection of one-bedroom condos available to rent any time of year for an Aspen getaway. A typical one-bedroom condo at Lift One will be fully furnished, with a dedicated living area, kitchen, bathroom, and a separate bedroom – either with a queen or king bed. Many of the one-bedroom units have a fireplace, a small deck or patio, stainless steel appliances, flatscreen TVs, granite or marble countertops, hardwood floors, and free Wi-Fi.
The rental price varies depending on your stay dates. Peak times like Christmas and New Years are high-demand times and should be booked early for the greatest selection. Generally, summer stays are more affordable than winter visits.
Lift One Condos are located at 131 East Durant Avenue, about three blocks from the heart of downtown and four blocks to Gondola Plaza. It’s also only four blocks to historic Lift 1A that has access to Aspen Mountain. When you stay at Lift One, you can walk everywhere. The condos are just far enough from the core that you don’t hear noise and see bright lights at all hours. It’s also centrally located so everything is only a few blocks away.
To start planning an Aspen couples retreat, browse one-bedroom options here, or call the resort toll-free at 800-543-8001.