If you’re making a long weekend out of Valentine’s Day and spending it in Crested Butte, you’re already doing things correctly.
Check out these featured Valentine’s Day activity ideas to make sure you have something planned for the special day!
1. Valentine’s Day Dinner In A Yurt
What’s more romantic than a candlelit dinner for Valentine’s Day? How about a candlelit dinner set in a yurt, tucked away into the Crested Butte wilderness? With Magic Meadows Yurt, you can do just that.
The yurt can seat 40 people and it’s heated by a wood stove; it’s only accessed by skis or snowshoes, so it’s a great adventure just to make it to dinner. It’s a short trail, so you don’t need to worry about being exposed in the dark and cold — in general, the trek takes a half-hour for beginner cross country skiers and about 15 minutes for experienced ones. Plus, the organization offers guides and a van to the trail head, so you won’t be on your own if you don’t want to be!
2. Grab Dinner At The Dogwood
If you’re up for a night in town, The Dogwood is one of Crested Butte’s favorite dinner spots. They have a special Valentine’s Day dinner, so be sure to make reservations in advance. Sip on one of The Dogwood’s town-famous cocktails, including the Beetnik, Bluebird, and Romeo y Julieta. You can’t go wrong with any of their rum, tequila, whiskey, gin, or vodka drinks.
For food, The Dogwood is known for its flavorful spins on American classics. Choose between mac & cheese, fondue, or even wontons from this fusion menu.
3. Take Pictures At Washington GulchIf you do a quick Google search of Crested Butte images, you’ll most likely see Washington Gulch featured in your search results. The most iconic place in Crested Butte, Washington Gulch is a picture-perfect place for a Valentine’s Day hike, picnic, or photo shoot.
Even though it’s best known for the wildflowers, there’s no bad time of year to check out Washington Gulch.
Whatever you decide to do, enjoy your Valentine’s Day weekend in Crested Butte!