Snowshoeing and cross-country (XC) skiing are some of the most romantic forms of recreation and Valentine’s Day is coming. So get away with your loved one(s) to a winter wonderland of memories for some outdoor recreation and pampering that you deserve.
The XCSkiResorts.com Top 10 features favorite romantic resorts across North America
The Chateau Fairmont in Lake Louise, Alberta is a grand old resort with all the trimmings and places for romantics to enjoy each other and an outstanding rear-window panorama of the Victoria Glacier.
Franconia Inn is a charming country inn located in Franconia, N.H. with breathtaking views of the nearby mountains and intimate trails. The inn offers the “Romantic Interlude,” which includes a bottle of champagne, four-course gourmet dinner and a full country-inn breakfast.
Galena Lodge in Ketchum, Idaho has the “Honeymoon Yurt,” which is a love nest that’s only 20 minutes out on the trail. Couples can enjoy the backcountry accommodations in comfort themselves at the yurt, get dinner delivered, and maybe even a massage for two.
Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior in Lutsen, Minn. has the “Romantic Getaway,” including a bottle of champagne, candlelit dinner, whirlpool and fireplace in your room, and breakfast with optional massage for couples.
The Lone Mountain Ranch in Big Sky, Mont. is near Yellowstone National Park. The ranch has cozy cabins, a lodge with great cuisine, massage services and a staff that treats all of its guests warmly.
Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, N.Y. is a Victorian castle within an hour of New York City with free use of snowshoes, XC skis, or ice skates. Climb the Sky Top Tower for a 360-degree vista. The spa has instruction for couples massage.
The Mountain Top Inn is buried in the Green Mountains in Chittenden, Vt. where you can sit fireside in the restaurant with a wonderful menu or in the pub with live entertainment. Sled on the hill behind the inn, enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride, or enjoy extensive trail network.
The Nipika Mountain Resort in Kootenay, British Columbia is a secluded lodge and cabins. Couples are transported to the site, which is situated in 8,000 acres of wilderness with 36 feet of guaranteed snow. The resort is the ultimate eco-resort without high altitude problems.
At the Sun Mountain Lodge in Winthrop, Wash. there is a 360-degree view of tranquility with guest rooms and lakeside cabins, an extensive wine cellar, and spa services.
Vista Verde Ranch in Steamboat Springs, Colo. limits the number of guests to 45 so the staff can insure personalized attention. The resort has received the Four Diamond Award. Couples get luxurious accommodations and can be accompanied by a guide in the backcountry.