Envision an old-time sleigh being pulled by beautiful draft horses through the glistening snow. If you’re planning a romantic ski weekend away, it’s an experience that definitely deserves a place on your itinerary. Colorado is a mecca for scenic horse-drawn sleigh rides. To help you plan a memorable ride, here are some Colorado vacation ideas to consider:
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Draft horses will pull a sleigh through the snow-covered hills of the Yampa Valley on your way to a delicious three-course dinner. Turn the romance up by reserving a 2-person horse-drawn sleigh for just you and your sweetheart.
Beaver Creek, Colorado
Begin your evening with an open-air sleigh ride through Beaver Creek's iconic aspen groves to an impressive 5-course dinner at Beano’s Cabin. Tucked into an on-mountain meadow, you’ll enjoy the open kitchen and traditional Colorado fare.
Bearcat's is the original cabin of the Bearden family, homesteaded during the early 20th century. You are invited to tour the grounds via horse and sleigh while sipping on your favorite beverage. Afterward, you’ll dine in the gorgeous, historic setting.
For a change, you might like to try an elegant horse-drawn carriage ride instead through the historic silver mining town of Aspen. The coachman will gladly narrate your journey. Or, if you’re craving sleigh bells ringing while gliding through the snow, sleigh rides are offered as well.
For a peaceful and entertaining night wrapped into one, try 2 Below Zero. Your evening begins with a quiet sleigh ride amidst snow-capped mountain views and starry night skies. You’ll make your way to a backcountry camp, for a hearty three-course meal and show featuring musical entertainment.
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