Spend Valentine’s Day with Our Frisco Bed & Breakfast

Posted by: admin February 11th, 2015

Valentines-Day-Summit-CountyThere is no doubt that Summit County, Colorado brings out the romantic side of even the manliest of men. According to The Wedding Report, in 2013 alone, there were 663 weddings that took place in our little slice of heaven. Additionally, the average wedding cost topped out at $30,734. Not that we are putting a price on romance, but I offer up these statistics to accentuate the power of amorousness in Summit County. So why should Valentine’s Day – the most romantic of all holidays – be any different? A little less than what is spent on a wedding, the average valentine’s spending in the United States was $131 in 2013. Whether you are an explorer, romantic, artist or a foodie, you can be sure that there is something to sink your teeth into this Valentine’s Day in adoring Summit County. The following is a list of some valentine’s activities for just about anyone and everyone to partake in within proximity to our Frisco lodging.

The Explorer

If you and your special someone enjoys exploring over the typical tried and true Valentine’s Day activities, you are in luck. Grab you sweetie and indulge in a nighttime ski or snowshoe excursion. Though there won’t be much moonlight to guide your way this Valentine’s Day, there will hopefully be a sky full of stars to gaze at while you make your way up Boreas Pass Road in Breckenridge, Peaks Trail between Frisco and Breckenridge, Mount Royal in Frisco (just outside our Frisco lodging), and/or Oro Grande Trail in Dillon. Oh yeah, almost forgot, you can always snowshoe or skin up the ski slopes of Summit County ski resorts too! If you have a smartphone, add to the ambiance by spotting the constellations with the free SkyView app.

Night skiing at Keystone might awake your inner adventure as well. Grab your valentine and watch the sun set over the majestic Rocky Mountains while getting in a few more runs to end your day. Once the sun sets behind the peaks, enjoy the beautiful Colorado sky until 8pm on Valentine’s Day.

Another popular activity for the explorer in you is to lace up the skates and head to one of the multiple ice rinks and/or frozen lakes that Summit County has to offer. Take a spin on the ice with that special someone at Stephen C. West Ice Arena in Breckenridge, at the Keystone Ice Rink (the largest Zamboni-maintained outdoor rink in the U.S.), the Dercum Square Ice Rink in Keystone, on Maggie Pond in Breckenridge, Meadow Creek Pond in Frisco, North Pond in Silverthorne, or the frozen pond at Westlake at Copper Mountain.

The Romantic

If romance is your thing, take the short 15-minute drive from our Frisco bed and breakfast to Breckenridge for a carriage ride. Breckenridge Stables offers daily carriage rides with no reservations required. Simply wait for the next ride at Main Street and Washington Avenue in downtown Breck and snuggle with your honey under some warm blankets while viewing the twinkling lights of this historic Victorian town.

Don’t want to make the drive? You’re in luck as the Frisco Adventure Park offers its own 2 Below Zero horse-drawn sleigh rides. Offering both scenic hot cocoa sleigh rides and private sleigh rides (reservations required), take the short 5-minute walk from the Frisco Lodge to the Adventure Park and get a taste of the best that Colorado has to offer. Not only will you enjoy the majestic Rocky Mountain landscape the way that the early settlers did, but you will enjoy a quality meal and live musical entertainment that the entire family will enjoy.

The Artist

Maybe Valentine’s Day brings out your artistic side? If so, Ready, Paint, Fire in downtown Breckenridge and Keystone my satiate your inner desires. Here, you will be able to paint your own pottery and/or do some canvas painting while sipping on a nice glass of beer or wine. His and her mugs might just be a romantic idea that hits home.

Not into getting your hands dirty? Check out the rotating lineup of Breckenridge Creative Arts’ workshops that have in the past included chocolate-dipped heart and strawberries, soy candles, monoprinting, silversmithing and much more.

Frisco also has its share of culture. Head to Gatherhouse for a glass-blowing demonstration where you and your significant other will enjoy watching the glassblowers transform 2,000-degree molten glass into some amazing pieces of art.

The Foodie

The towns of Dillon, Silverthorne, Copper Mountain, Keystone, Frisco, and Breckenridge are not suffering from a lack of dining options. For a traditional Valentine’s Day in Summit County, why not take your date to one of the many restaurants across Summit County?

If you are staying at our Frisco bed & breakfast, and don’t want to travel too far, there are more than 40 restaurant, café, bar and bistro choices to choose from right outside our front door. Reservations are strongly encouraged, however, no matter where you choose to dine. Check out the Valentine's Day specials at Backcountry Brewery, Bagalis, Blue Spruce Inn, The Boatyard American Grill, Greco's Pastaria, Himalyan Cuisine, Kemosabe Sushi, and Vinny's in Frisco.

Even if you don’t fit into one of the above categories, simply being in Summit County on Valentine’s Day may just be enough for you and your sweetheart. The stunning beauty and general romantic ambience will be sure to bring any couple closer together.