Love is in the Mountain Air: Valentine’s Day in Durango

Durango_Valentines_DayValentine’s Day is right around the corner, so now is the time (ahem, we’re looking at you, fellas) to be thinking about what to do, where to go and whether you need reservations to go there and do that. But why not expand V-Day beyond dinner to make it a Valentine’s weekend? You can do just that with a romantic getaway to Durango, Colorado.

Our gorgeous little mountain town in Southwest Colorado is filled with sweet boutiques, cool breweries and wonderful restaurants. Durango also has some special Valentine’s events and deals happening this year, so check ’em out, buy your tickets, and book your hotel room today!

Romance on the Rails Train

Just a heads up, the Durango and Silverton train‘s special “Romance on the Rails” trip sold out real quick last year, so you should get on getting your tickets if you want to get on this train. The romantic turn-of-the-century train ride is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your schmoopie. Indulge in the historic ambiance with your loved one onboard the historic, steam-powered narrow gauge train as it travels alongside the Animas River. Enjoy a beautiful day riding the vintage train through the pristine wilderness to Cascade Canyon.

The Premium Class Package includes a brunch buffet in the morning, a special chocolate treat, a complimentary glass of wine or sparking cider, and a fresh rose for the ladies. Musician Tim Guidotti will also stroll through the cars playing guitar and serenading passengers — and he’ll take requests, so have your favorite love songs ready. Standard Class tickets (sans all the extra goodies) are also available. The Romance on the Rails train departs at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. Check the Durango train website for more information or call 888-872-4607 to book your tickets.

Wine, Women and Song

Wine, Women and Song: A Valentine’s Day Event will allow lovers to enjoy a romantic candlelight evening at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 E. 3rd Ave. in Durango, Colorado. Each $75 ticket features delicate and delicious finger foods paired with exquisite wines selected by Stan Crapo of Star Liquors. Singer Gemma Kavanagh will provide entertainment for the evening, as will several talented singing servers from the Durango Women’s Choir. St. Mark’s will sell only 50 tickets for this intimate evening, which starts at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14,  in the Parish Hall at the church, so buy your tickets online now or call 1-800-838-3006.

A Magical Night in France

This Valentine’s Day, surprise your valentine with A Magical Night in France — but not literally. This romantic and magical evening features a French-inspired four-course dinner, complete with wine and a showing of the super sexy, super chocolatey movie, Chocolat.  The evening begins with champagne and appetizers at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at the Durango Arts Center, followed by dinner and dessert. The movie starts around 7:30 pm. There will also be a drawing for a lucky couple to win a romantic gift basket. Tickets are $75 per person, and all proceeds benefit Durango Film: An Independent Film Festival. Tables of 6 or 8 are available. Call the Durango Film Office at 970-375-7779 for more information.

Get a Room!

Perhaps most importantly this Valentine’s Day, don’t forget to book your room at the Durango Quality Inn for your romantic getaway. Each of our updated guest rooms also now features a chalkboard wall, so you can write sweet nothings for your valentine this year.

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