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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

3 Reasons To Honeymoon in Colorado

Colorado, the US state surrounding most of the Southern Rocky Mountains, is the ultimate winter destination. Think stunning vistas, gorgeously snowy powder runs and striking mountain towns with saloon-lined streets that make you feel like you've just stepped into a Wild West movie. Colorado is the winter wonderland with a rocky twist - and it's no surprise that people are flocking there for winter breaks. Colorado is the 8th largest and 21st most populous state of the 50 United States (5.658 million people live there) and is bordered by Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona. As well as encompassing the Southern Rocky Mountains, Colorado also surrounds the northeastern section of the Colorado Plateau and the western border of the Great Plains. You might say that Colorado is every geographer's dream: the landscape ranges from luscious rich forests, rivers and lakes to plains, sky-scraping mountains, deep canyons and stretches of desert with big sand dunes. The breathtaking backdrops and quirky towns make the perfect setting for any occasion.


Before now, it has always been rather appealing to honeymoon in a hot country - but wait until you see the honeymoon cabins in Colorado. Swap the suncream, the bikini and the flip-flops for hot chocolate, chunky knits and cosy log burners - Colorado is the new destination to spend your honeymoon. Spend a day on the ski slopes and then finish the day by getting cosy in front of the fire in your own private lodge with a hot drink. Below are three reasons to honeymoon in Colorado.

1. Explore Nature at it's Finest

Famous for the stunning mountains, the High Plains, peaks and snowy slopes, Colorado is a natural heaven. The state has 27 hot springs, 58 breathtaking mountains and four national parks - so there's a whole lot to see and do. Colorado is a beautiful place for long bike rides to see the rivers and lakes and hikes through the luscious forests and mountains. Colorado is the perfect place to learn how to ski (as it is home to some world-class ski slopes and has ski resorts that are classed as America's best) and it is the perfect place to improve your skills. If you visit in the colder months, there is no better way to finish a day in the outdoors than with a hot drink by the fireplace in a cabin.


2. Taste the Farm-to-Table Cuisine

Sourcing food locally was a thing in Colorado way before it became trendy and organic in other places. Colorado is well-known for its impressive and delicious farm-to-table food and it has become a bucket list item for many travellers around the world who want to experience the natural tasty goodness. Colorado's capital, Denver, is bursting with restaurants that serve great locally sourced food - so you won't be short of lovely places to eat during your stay. Colorado's most famous foods and drinks include palisade peaches, Rocky Mountain oysters, Colorado craft beer, green chilli, Colorado lamb and Olathe sweet corn. If you can, try them all!



3. Experience the Ranch Lifestyle

Fancy something a little bit different and adventurous? The signature Colorado dude ranch experience is not to be missed - especially if you class yourselves as an adventurous couple. An authentic ranch experience is a great way to try something new. Colorado is home to more than 30 working ranches which all provide the opportunity to live like a cowboy for a few days. The authentic experience includes fly-fishing, riding horses, learning to line-dance and hiking. For the ultimate honeymoon experience, book into a ranch and get down and dirty in the fields for a few days and then finish with a further few days in a luxury cosy lodge by the fire!


And if that didn't convince you, heres some cosy cabin inspiration... (all available to book on Luxury Retreats)

1. Majestic Views from Strawberry Park Cabin

Even the name is gorgeous. This private luxury lodge, nestled in a bright glade of birches, overlooks the Beaver Creek Village ski slopes. The lodge has two bedrooms, a stone terrace (kitted out with a barbecue and hot tub), a wet bar, two en-suite bathrooms and a big fireplace to get cosy in front of. 


2. One Ski Hill 8510

Perhaps more on the affordable side, One Ski Hill 8510 is a cosy slope side chalet is open-planned and consists of a living room, kitchen and dining area. The luxury king-sized bedroom overlooks the slopes and mountains - the perfect scene to wake up to.



3. Splendor au Soleil 

This luxury chateau is the perfect cosy base. Featuring two bedrooms, a living room kitted out with a big fireplace and home entertainment system, a spacious kitchen, dining area and three bathrooms, there is nothing left to the imagination in this chateau.


Here are a few tips to consider when travelling to Colorado:

The weather in Colorado can change very quickly. When packing, make sure you bring lots of layers as the weather can be unpredictable. Bring shirts that you can easily take off and jumpers that can be taken off too.

If you are going hiking then make sure you pack the right hiking boots - the weather can be very dry so make sure you take lots of water and a pole to walk with on rocky surfaces.

In the US, Diesel petrol is from the green pump and unleaded is from the black pump. So if you are planning on driving - be careful!

Have you been to Colorado before, or considered honeymooning there?

This is a collaborative post. 

9 comments:

  1. Wow, Colorado looks SO beautiful! I've never been before but I have definitely added this onto my travel wishlist!

    Abbi | www.simplyabbi.com

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  2. Now that's my kinda honeymoon. It looks amazing with so much to do in nature.

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  3. I've never been to Colorado and although I'd like to it wouldn't be my first choice of honeymoon destination x

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  4. I've never even considered Colorado as a holiday destination before but the photos look stunning!

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  5. Colorado is indeed one of the most beautiful states in America. Just be aware that in the winter months a LOT of snow falls and could affect any travel plans you may have...plan ahead wisely.

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  6. I never went on honeymoon .... so anywhere would be wonderful, but Colorado looks incredible.

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  7. I went to Colorado as a child but would love to return. Looks like such a romantic destination

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  8. No, I've never been but it sounds like a lovely place to visit. It's a gorgeous location to visit for a honeymoon. I love the sound of locally source food it must be so much fresher.

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  9. Wow these pictures are lovely, I’ve never been to Colorado however this looks like a perfect place to go. Especially for a honeymoon :)

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