Romance in the Rockies: Valentine's 2019 Events

By Sue Bjorkman

Events & Specials in Salida Colorado

Valentine’s Day Chef’s Tasting & Wine Dinner: A five-course dinner with wine pairings awaits at the Biker and the Baker Wine & Dessert Bar in Salida. Chef Sarah Gartzman and her team prepare each gourmet course in-house to highlight seasonal, local and heirloom produce and artisan ingredients sourced from Colorado. $90 per person. Reservations required. Call 719-207-4001. 123 W. 1st Street. https://www.thebikerandthebaker.com/

Boathouse Cantina Valentine’s Dinner: Savor the romantic riverside views while enjoying a delectable four-course gourmet meal accompanied by carefully selected wine pairings. $45 per person. For reservations call 719-539-5004. https://www.boathousesalida.com/

Sweetheart Chocolate and Wine Pairing: Vino Salida Wine Cellars’ special event pairs local Colorado wine with local Colorado chocolates. Sweeeet! Get five wine tastings and five chocolates for just $15. Bring your sweetheart to the event on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14 at 4-6 pm. Or it continues into the weekend, too. Friday and Saturday tasting hours are 4-8 pm. Sunday hours are 4-6 pm. Then get discounts on your favorites.  10495 CR 120 in Poncha Springs. https://www.vinosalida.com/

Walk & Talk, Wine & Dine: Salida Walking Tours and 216 Ferraro’s teamed up for a special Valentine’s Day event. At 3:30 on Feb. 14, Start with an all new scenic and history tour with all new stories and route. Then at 5 pm head to the restaurant for a Special Lover’s Menu with a choice of three amazing entrees, dessert and non-alcoholic beverages. $88 per couple – limit of 10 couples only. Reservations required. www.salidawalkingtours.com

Events & Specials in

Buena Vista, Colorado

Valentine’s Dinner-Show: How’s this for a sweetheart of a dinner-show Feb. 14 at the Lariat in downtown Buena Vista? Channing and Bill McKay (formerly of Leftover Salmon and Derek Trucks band) serenade diners with folkin’ jazz and blues music. Enjoy a special Valentine’s Day dinner to complete the evening. Reservations required. 719-395-9494. https://thelariatbv.com/

Valentine’s Day Cupid’s Ball: Dance the night away at the Pavilion at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort Feb. 14 from 6-10 pm. Come early for dance lessons sessions at 5 and 5:30 pm. Cash bar opens at 5 pm. Live music with the Royal Street Rambler’s starts at 7 pm. $15 per person or free if combined with the Lover’s Themed Dinner at the Princeton Club Restaurant. Just $65 a person for this romantic dining experience. For reservations call 719-395-2447. 15870 County Road 162, Nathrop, www.mtprinceton.com

Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort: The “Romance in the Rockies,” package puts you at arguably the most romantic spot in Chaffee County. Champagne, couple’s massage, dining, hot springs… it’s all part of the sweetest deal around. Can’t make it for Valentine’s Day? The good news is the deal extends through April 2019. Use promo code: ROMA. Stay at the Main Lodge or a cozy cabin. 15870 County Road 162, Nathrop, www.mtprinceton.com