Durango is a great location for a romantic getaway with your sweetheart. With plenty of things to do, a wide array of events, and ample outdoor activities, every couple is bound to find something they will enjoy. Take advantage of this romantic getaway guide and plan the perfect trip to whisk your special someone away for the weekend.
Where To Stay
Durango has many options for lodging to suit every trip. For your romantic getaway, we recommend staying in one of Durango's Bed & Breakfasts. B&B's provide the luxury and privacy you will desire for your couple's trip. You will feel truly relaxed and refreshed, with breakfast and coffee ready for you in the morning and a charming and warm place to return to at the end of your day.
Gable House B&B
The Gable House B&B is in the heart of historic Durango. It is in a beautiful, quiet neighborhood, making it the perfect home for you while you are on your romantic getaway. Each room has it's own private entrance, with elegant antique furnishings throughout. Each morning, join your hostess and other guests in the parlor for a delicious breakfast.
Antlers on the Creek
Antlers on the Creek is located just outside of Durango. This B&B offers down valley views and sits on a seasonal creek that runs straight through the property. You will feel like you've stepped into your own personal mountain retreat. Book the Lightner Creek Suite for a spa bathroom, wet bar and private deck. With a 3 course breakfast, bottomless cookie jar and an afternoon happy hour, you may never want to leave.
Things To Do
You'll never be bored on your romantic getaway. There is something for every couple who visits. Feeling outdoorsy? Take advantage of the many outdoor adventures and activities in the area. Excited to explore? Learn about the history of Durango, visit the 5 local micro-breweries or just spend the day wandering downtown.
Hiking is a great way to get out in nature and connect with one another. Enjoy an outdoorsy excursion with no distractions, beautiful views and plenty of peace & quiet. Throughout the year, take advantage of different types of hikes. Durango has unique trails great for seeing the fall colors, and in the spring you can explore some great trails with wildflowers.
Hop on the Train
The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad will take you back in time to experience the best of Durango. Spend the day on an excursion to Silverton, watching the beautiful views from your seat on an authentic coal-fired steam locomotive. Throughout the year, the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad also has many events that are perfect for couples, such as beer & wine trains.
Head to a Local Event
Depending on when you come to Durango, there will be various exciting events taking place. From farmers markets, to the annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering, to the Summer Concert Series in the Rochester Secret Garden, you'll never be bored. There are dozens of events taking place around Durango throughout the year to choose from.
Where To Eat
Take a break from your couples excursions to grab a bite to eat in the heart of Downtown Durango. There are many local restaurants that set the perfect mood for your romantic getaway.
The Mahogany Grille
In the center of Downtown Durango, you'll find the historic Strater Hotel. The Strater is also home to an award winning restaurant with fine wine and carefully selected cuisine. Enjoy hand-cut steaks and exravagant coctails with your loved one on you romantic getaway.
Take a short drive to the nearby town of Hesperus and visit the Kennebec Cafe. This restaurant boasts casual elegance, serving Mediterranean inspired cuisine. Ingredients are locally sourced, and an extensive wine list, vegetarian and gluten-free options are also available. Artwork from Susan Reed is on didsplay, and patios offer amazing views of the La Platas.
Whether you and your love are an adventurous duo or just like to relax together in the mountains, Durango is your perfect destination. Enjoy your romantic getaway and be sure to share your pictures with us on instagram. Tag durangocom for a chance to be featured!