Winter Getaway Packages in Loveland, Colorado
When people think of wintry Colorado getaways, the mountains usually come to mind, but Colorado’s Front Range has great offerings during the cold months of the year. Plus, hotels run sweet specials that will have your entire family looking forward to a no-skies necessary winter vacation.
Loveland, Colorado is a special place and not just because it’s the Sweetheart City, although that helps.
From the natural wonder of the Devil’s Backbone hiking area in the west to the historic downtown area to an outstanding mall on the east side, this Northern Colorado town has a lot to offer the visitor, and a “stay and play” visit is easy with Loveland’s various hotel packages.
Shop til you drops offer from Embassy Suites
The Embassy Suites by Hilton Loveland Hotel Conference Center & Spa is nicely situated for a shopping getaway in Loveland. The hotel is just a six-minute drive from The Promenade Shops at Centerra, a large outdoor mall featuring shops, sculptures, a seasonal ice rink and much more.
It’s no wonder that Embassy Suites in Loveland offers a Shop Til You Drop package. If you choose this Hotel Offer, you’ll receive a $50 gift card for each night booked to either The Promenade Shops at Centerra or the Outlets at Loveland (the Outlets are just a seven-minute drive from the hotel).
The Embassy Suites has other packages including their Winter Wonderlights Package. Click here to learn about all of the Embassy Suites Loveland stay and play package.
Winter Wonderlights Package from Hampton Inn by Hilton
Winter Wonderlights is a new holiday light extravaganza in Loveland. This free event is being held at Chapungu Sculpture Park, which is adjacent to the Promenade Shops at Centerra. It runs through January 7, 2018. The lights go on every night from 5 to 9 p.m., with special activities scheduled on weekends.
Loveland’s Hampton Inn is an eight-minute drive from Winter Wonderlights and their Winter Wonderlights Ice Skating Family Package includes overnight accommodations, two adults passes and two child passes to the Ice Rink at the Promenade Shops at Centerra and four small hot chocolates from Paciugo Italian Gelato & Cafe. Go here to book this package.
Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, not just for summer
If hiking and horseback riding are more your style, Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, seven miles west of Loveland, offers year-round outdoor activities. Whether you choose a bed and breakfast package, or book the entire dude ranch experience, a stay at Sylvan Dale is a true escape from modern day life, although not without modern day conveniences such as wi-fi.
Sylvan Dale’s 3,200 acres provide ample room to roam for hikers and birders. Of course, there are other offerings as well including trail rides and fishing opportunities.
The location of Sylvan Dale allows easy access to explore the Big Thompson Canyon or nearby Devil’s Backbone Open Space which features 12 miles of trail and connects to Rim Rock Open Space and Horsetooth Mountain Open Space. These recreational areas are popular year-round with hikers, runner, mountain bikers, nature enthusiasts, birders and photographers.
Book your winter getaway at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch here.
Winter Fun in Downtown Loveland
While in Loveland, visitors should venture downtown where they’ll find shops, breweries, live theater, an art museum and much more.
Visitors can enjoy a cocktail and a game of Pac-Man at one of Loveland’s newest venues, The Flipside. In the short time that it’s been open, this arcade bar has become a popular spot for date nights and family outings. With a wide variety of games like pinball, skeeball and Pac Man, there’s a little something for everyone including a full bar with fantastic cocktails.
Whenever you visit Loveland, be sure to check out the schedule at the Rialto Theater Center. This historic theater hosts a variety of live performances and the occasional movie night. In fact, they have a Christmas movie lineup planned for the entire month of December.
Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer is a freelance writer and founder of HeidiTown.com. She and her husband, Ryan Schlaefer, have called Loveland home since 2003.