Romantic Fun in Leadville & Twin Lakes, Colorado

        There’s plenty of romantic fun in winter in Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado! Check out these ideas for snowy fun, yurt adventures, sweet treats and flowers, and cozy places to dine and stay. Thinking long term? You can even hold your wedding here! : Cover photo, @freightleadville

        snowshoeing by @lavidaadventures

        Photo: @lavidaadventures

        Play in the Snow Together

        Play in fresh winter snow at Leadville and Twin Lakes! Check out these winter sports for two:

        • Fat Biking: Explore the fat bike trails and join the Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Series!
        • Ice Skating: Hold hands as you ice skate under the stars, or below the peaks, at Leadville’s outdoor rink.
        • Nordic Skiing and Snowshoeing: Tour Leadville’s scenic Mineral Belt Trail together. Ski the Leadville Loppet Nordic ski race, happening Saturday, Feb. 24! For more romantic views, check out the exquisitely groomed trails at the Mount Massive Ski and Snowshoe Trails. These skate and classic trails look out to the Mosquito and Sawatch ranges, one of the best views in town.
        • Skiing: At Ski Cooper, you and your honey can ski or snowboard on wide-open slopes that meet every skill level. It is also a great place to bring the whole family. To make your heart beat faster, try Cooper’s double black diamond terrain, Tennessee Creek Basin!
        • Sledding: Be kids again and go sledding down Leadville’s high, fast run.
        • Snowmobiling: Zoom along with breathtaking views! Take a guided snowmobile tour or explore our groomed winter trails on your own.
        • Snow Zipping: Talk about breathless. Hold hands as you fly together on a zip line, surrounded by a winter wonderland.

        Photo: @tennpassco

        Yurt Adventures to Remember


        You and your honey can ski or snowshoe to a four-course dinner at Tennessee Pass Cookhouse. Trek one mile through a snowy forest, lit by moon and stars or sparkled by falling snow. You’ll arrive at an off-grid candlelit yurt and a gourmet dinner. Advance reservations are required.

        For a daytime date on a weekend, ski or snowshoe to lunch at the Cookhouse—a delicious break from exploring the Tennessee Pass Nordic Center trails. Advance reservations required.

        If the Cookhouse yurt is full, have a tasty lunch at the Nordic Center—soups and sandwiches, hot mulled cider, and more. Sit by the toasty wood stove or on the sunny deck. No reservations needed. You can rent skis, snowshoes, or fat bikes for these adventures at the Nordic Center.


        Stay the night in the Tennessee Pass luxury sleep yurts. Snuggle up with down comforters, wood stoves, and room service.

        For true privacy and adventure, plan a trek to the Leadville Backcountry Yurts. These remote, rustic yurts have amazing views at 12,000’. They are for experienced backcountry skiers and snowshoers only.

        Flowers by @bluevessel_florista



        Flowers are sure to bring a smile to your loved one’s face. Check out the flower market at Sagebrush Fields Mercantile for playful and romantic arrangements.

        Drink at Before and After Leadville

        Photo: @beforeandafterleadville

        Drinks & Sweet Treats

        Spend a cozy afternoon or evening at Before & After Leadville. Savor scrumptious desserts, inventive cocktails and mocktails, and light fare. In keeping with the theme, be sure to order honey wine, from the new Cloud City Mead!

        Relax with a cup of coffee and baked goods at City on a Hill or Zero Day Coffee or the Golden Burro Cafe, or delight in a Cuban coffee with raw sugar at Buchi Cafe.

        Is your love in love with ice cream? Pay a visit to D’Love Gourmet Coffee and Ice Cream.

        Find creamy boutique candies and healthy treats at Blueflower Candies & Provisions. Or surprise your sweetie with cookies, cakes, and fudge, as well as delicious meals, from the Silver Llama Market & Eatery.

        Head to the new Tenderfoot Twin Lakes for scrumptious jams and jellies, teas and coffee, and more delicious treats.

        Dinner @TwinLakesInn

        Photo: @twinlakesinn

        Romantic Dinners

        Do you find romance in a candlelit dinner, takeout pizza by the fire, a spicy Mexican plate? Leadville-Twin Lakes has all of that! For ambiance, have drinks by the patio firepit before dinner at Treeline Kitchen. Enjoy elegant historic charm at Mineral 1886 or a steak dinner at Quincy’s. Or head to the historic Twin Lakes Inn &  Saloon, open in winter! Explore all area restaurants for special meals.

        The Majestic by Leadville Wedding by @colorado_photographer

        Photo: Diana Lange

        Relaxing Spa Treatments

        Pamper your sweetie and yourself with a massage, salt scrub or body wrap, foot soak or other treatment at Nourish Day Spa, or give their sweet-smelling salts and scrubs. Or book a calming massage at Blue Earth Yoga & Salon or Active Kneads. Or do therapeutic yoga at Prajna. Learn more about Leadville’s spa day options.

        Where to Stay

        Escape to comfortable lodging just made for snuggling. A base camp at one of our B&Bs, motels and hotels or hostels with private rooms lets visitors start each day by watching sunrises and sunsets over the high peaks. Or rent a mountain cabin or vacation home just for the two of you.

        Wedding by @jon_kohlweyPhoto: @jon_kohlwey


        Looking for an enchanting place to tie the knot? Leadville and Twin Lakes offer the perfect blend of beauty and simplicity for a unique and wonderful day. The area’s historical roots and stunning views make it a magical place to bring together family and friends for an unforgettable event. Learn how you can have the perfect wedding in Leadville / Twin Lakes.

        Start planning your romantic escape today!

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