Aspen's Honeymoon Resorts

by Lisa Mercer Google
Aspen's maroon bells provide a romantic backdrop for any honeymoon vacation.

Aspen's maroon bells provide a romantic backdrop for any honeymoon vacation.

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Newlyweds desiring an active honeymoon destination find plenty of options in Aspen, Colorado. This four-season, four-mountain resort offers world-class skiing hiking and accommodations. Maroon Bells, a glacial valley lake surrounded by mountains and a field of wildflowers offers a romantic backdrop, and the town's elegant, multi-amenity hotels, inns and bed and breakfasts provide first-class service.

Hotel Jerome

The Hotel Jerome, built in 1889 in the height of Aspen's silver mining era, glistens with the spark of romance. Its spacious guest rooms boast oversized bathtubs, and double-basin marble vanities, which are perfect for newlywed couples. Fitness-oriented couples enjoy free passes to the renowned Aspen Club. Treat your spouse to a spa package at the Aspen Spa. The Hotel Jerome appeals to couples whose passion for history matches their passion for each other.

Snow Queen Lodge

The whimsical Victorian decor at the Snow Queen Lodge provides the perfect ambiance for a honeymoon vacation is ski country. Most rooms offer views of Aspen Mountain, and the larger suites have full kitchens. Breakfast is included in the room rates. Indulge in the outdoor hot tub at the end of the day. The Snow Queen Lodge is one of the few places in Aspen where couples can find lodging for under $200 a night as of December 2010. It appeals to modern bohemian couples who yearn for Aspen's early days as an arts community.

Hotel Lenado

The decor at Hotel Lenado mixes Victorian-style accents with modern design. A gourmet breakfast and a rooftop hot tub and an in-house massage room add appealing touches to this boutique hotel. They offer a romantic getaway package during the summer, which features a bottle of champagne, two nights lodging and a $100 gift certificate to Jimmy's American Bar and Restaurant. Hotel Lenado works best for hip, modern newlyweds.

St. Regis

In 2008, "Travel + Leisure Magazine" listed the St. Regis Aspen as one of the top 10 romantic hotels in the U.S. This hotel has an understated elegance, with leather chairs, muted tones and contemporary alpine decor. The outdoor courtyard offers a splendid environment for gazing into each others eyes, and the couples massage at the Remede Spa provides a perfect end of day treat. The St. Regis Aspen appeals to sophisticated couples who appreciate the finer things in life.

About the Author

My articles have appeared in Aspen Magazine, HerSports, The Professional Skier and other print and online publications. When I'm not teaching fitness or writing, I work at Copper Mountain and at the Breckenridge History Society.

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