Sweetheart dances, dining events, and opportunities for romance, play, relaxation, fun and enjoyment begin on Thursday, February 13, with two kinds of candy. From 3p-6p, Aspen and Evergreen Gallery celebrates beauty, love and art at “Art, Wine & Chocolate” where guests will enjoy amazing eye candy while visiting with artists and sampling delicious Artisan Chocolate by Veree Chocolate. More info: www.aspenandevergreen.com or call 970-586-4355.
Three fine choices for live music and romantic, casual dining (maybe even a little close-up dancing?) include the historic and cozy Twin Owls Steakhouse featuring a delicious and elegant menu and the classical guitar stylings of James Davis. Dinner is served between 5p and 9p. Please visit www.twinowls.net or Call 970-586-9344 to learn more about Twin Owls, review their menu, or to make your reservation.
Mountain Town Trio plays at Mary’s Lake Lodge from 6p-10p where you’ll find a good variety of pub style foods and an excellent section of microbrews. More info: www.maryslakelodge.com or call 970-586-5958.
For an intimate dining experience with excellent food, brews, and lots of mountain character, visit The Rock Inn. Dinner is served from 4pm, and the “Alternate Valentine’s Day Party” officially starts at 9pm with live music by James and the Devil. On Friday night, enjoy acoustics by David Potter. For more info, a comprehensive event schedule and a look at their delightful modern menu, please visit http://www.rockinnestes.com/ or call 970-586-4116.
In honor of President’s Day, entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park is fee free from 8am on Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14, through end of day, Monday, February 16. Discover the amazing adaptations that allow animals to survive (and thrive) throughout the winter by attending “Animals In Winter” a free 20-30 minute Ranger Program at Beaver Meadows Visitor daily at 10:30am. For more Park information please visit www.nps.gov/romo
After the educational program, join the Rangers for a Snowshoe Ecology Walk. Weather permitting, the family friendly, free, two-hour beginner level adventure is held every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12:30p to 2:30p. No park entrance fee this weekend, but guests are required to be at least 8 years old and to supply their own equipment including poles with baskets. Please call Beaver Meadows Visitor Center at 970-586-1223 between 8a and 4p daily to make required reservations seven (7) days or less prior to the desired program. More info: http://www.nps.gov/romo/parknews/pr_explore_rocky_in_the_winter.htm
It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without some kind of chocolate or sweet treat — How about a freshly baked Valentine’s day Cake or amazing Chocolate Covered Strawberries delivered to your suite, beautifully displayed, waiting for you when you arrive? Please visit Estes Park Pie Shop, featuring from-scratch (really amazing and delicious pies, cakes, cookies, and food) at http://youneedpie.blogspot.com/ or call 970-577-7437.
For a complete list of Valentine Weekend events and activities please visit Boulder Brook Event Calendar http://www.boulderbrook.com/calendar/ or call us – we’re happy to provide information and make dining or massage reservations. We also have an amazing florist – Roses anyone?
However you choose to play, when you return to your beautiful Suite at Boulder Brook, you’ll find the river rolling, singing sweetly as the first tangy scent of spring brightens the clean, crisp mountain air and welcomes you to your home away from home.