If you’re seeking a romantic winter escape with your special someone, the picturesque mountains and cozy charm of Steamboat Springs is the perfect setting. From exciting outdoor activities to soothing hot springs and intimate dinners in cozy restaurants, Steamboat Springs has all the ingredients for a romantic winter getaway.

Things to Do

Steamboat Springs is a winter playground where adventure, fun and romance come together against the beautiful snow-covered mountains. There are several Steamboat winter activities that are the perfect way to spend a special getaway with your partner. Take a look at some of our suggestions below!

Outdoor Activities

Adventurous couples will find no shortage of options to enjoy winter in Steamboat. Embark on a journey through the local landscape with a snowmobile tour over the snowy terrain. Head to Howelsen Ice Arena for ice skating escapades or take a romantic hot air balloon ride over the snow-covered landscape. Of course, snow sports like downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are always great options for fun outdoor winter activities in Steamboat Springs.

Take a Sleigh Ride

Take a romantic journey with a magical sleigh ride through the snow-covered hills of Steamboat Springs. Snuggle with your loved one under a warm blanket while being pulled by majestic horses through the quiet beauty of the snow-covered meadows and forests. Make a romantic evening of it with the Haymaker Sleigh Ride Dinner, which includes a four-course meal afterward.

Soak in the Hot Springs

Person soaking in Steamboat hot springs in winter

Located in downtown Steamboat Springs, Old Town Hot Springs includes a fitness complex, waterslides and a rock wall, as well as an adults-only hot spring. There is truly nothing better than relaxing in these warm, therapeutic waters, and you and your partner will feel incredibly refreshed afterwards. For a more remote hot springs experience, head out of town to the Strawberry Park Hot Springs. Nestled in the mountains, these natural hot springs offer a tranquil setting surrounded by snow-covered trees where you can soak in the warm mineral-rich waters while snowflakes gently fall around you and your loved one. Both hot springs facilities also offer massage services, so plan ahead and make a full day of it. 

Have a Spa Day

Indulge in relaxation and pampering by scheduling a couples’ massage at one of Steamboat’s premier spas. The skilled therapists at Rocky Mountain Day Spa will ease away any tension, leaving you and your partner in blissful serenity. This is a great way to give your sore muscles a break after a couple of days on the slopes! Or book a couples’ day spa package at Waterside Day Spa, where you and your loved one can enjoy a couples’ massage and facial, as well as a private salt room.

Enjoy Art Galleries and Shopping

Indulge your artistic side by visiting Steamboat Springs’ charming art galleries. Wander hand-in-hand through the charming downtown streets, exploring local creations and finding the perfect piece to commemorate your romantic getaway. Steamboat’s many boutiques also offer a chance to find unique treasures and gifts to bring a part of Steamboat home with you.

Indoor Activities

Take a break from the brisk air and stroll through the Steamboat Art Museum for some quiet time together. Or have a fun laid-back evening with some friendly competition at Snow Bowl Steamboat or head to Schmiggity’s for a lively calendar filled with live music and stand-up comedy shows.

Cozy up by the Fire

Steamboat vacation rental with fireplace

Many of our Steamboat Springs vacation rentals offer the perfect setting for a romantic getaway. With beautiful views of the mountains and quality furnishings, you’ll be perfectly content spending some cozy quality time together in your rental. Many of our homes feature private hot tubs, comfortable couches, fireplaces, lavish primary suites, spa-like bathrooms, and all the amenities of home. For a perfect night in, order take out, pour a glass of wine or hot chocolate, cozy up by the fireplace, and put on a favorite movie or television show.

Romantic Steamboat Restaurants

Steamboat Springs offers a number of intimate and elegant restaurants that offer the perfect setting for a romantic meal, if you’re looking for a fun night out. 

Nestled at the base of Mount Werner, Cafe Diva offers a sophisticated yet cozy atmosphere perfect for a romantic dinner. With an extensive wine list and a menu that focuses on fresh, locally sourced ingredients, this New American restaurant sets the stage for an unforgettable culinary experience.

At Primrose in downtown Steamboat Springs, you and your loved one can enjoy modern American cuisine in an intimate setting. Focusing on hand-cut steaks and seasonal ingredients, this restaurant offers a charming and exceptional dining experience.

Lovebirds looking for a romantic classic French restaurant will love Sauvage. This cozy, elegant spot offers a refined 5-course tasting menu with creative pairings, focusing on a farm-to-table experience with produce sourced from a local farm.

Along the Yampa River, Aurum provides a chic riverfront dining experience and elevated American fare.The warm ambiance and creative menu featuring dishes crafted with locally sourced ingredients makes it an ideal spot for a romantic evening.

The Latin-inspired cuisine at Besame, served in a vibrant and romantic setting, creates a perfect atmosphere for a special evening. The menu boasts a variety of flavorful dishes, and the cozy space encourages intimacy.

The laid-back atmosphere at Table 79 invites guests to relax and enjoy the softly-lit, comfortable space. With a diverse menu focused on comfort food, rustic decor and friendly service, this is a great choice for a cozy date night.

Yampa Valley Kitchen provides a cozy and welcoming environment with a farm-to-table concept. The locally inspired menu and charming setting in a historic house make it an excellent choice for a romantic dinner or brunch.

Steamboat Springs offers couples the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway with its enchanting blend of winter activities, fine dining, and intimate experiences. Whether you seek adventure or prefer quiet moments, this charming town has something for every pair of lovebirds. Consider booking a vacation rental through Four Seasons Steamboat for your romantic Steamboat Springs getaway and imagine cozying up by the fireplace, sipping hot cocoa, and reliving the day’s adventures. Embrace the magic of winter in the Yampa Valley and create lasting memories with the one you love!