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Self Love Staycation

Gaylord Rockies Resort

I had the opportunity to preview Gaylord Rockies’ Valentine’s Day offerings and even though I’m not in a relationship, we’ll classify this as my “self-love staycation.” Sometimes it’s difficult for those of us in the single community to receive recognition amidst a day painted red with Cupid’s arrows and heart-shaped candy, but love is in the air at Gaylord Rockies & I left the resort with a new relationship status: madly in love with Old Hickory Steakhouse.

Old Hickory Steakhouse

I do wish we had more culinary options while staying, but a little birdie told me the property is preparing to launch four new restaurant concepts in the next few months, and from what I heard, I’ll be back to try them out. I did have a chance to stop in
at the newly re-concepted Old Hickory Steakhouse. As one of the first to try out the new menu and restaurant interior, I ordered a sirloin steak, roasted Brussel sprouts and Cabernet and am still thinking of the meal a week or so later. As my palette and I
have matured, (and in this economy) I’ve realized it’s worth the splurge for quality food.

Relâche Spa

Next on the agenda was a stop in at Relâche Spa for their renowned Fire & Ice treatment. This treatment is tailored for couples and begins with a gentle peel to heat up the skin and concludes with a hyaluronic marine mask to cool down. I also indulged in the aromatic steam room, rocky mountain rain shower, and ended with a nap in the alpenglow fireside relaxation lounge
(after sipping on my complimentary drink). Outside guests are welcome to book a spa treatment without
staying at the resort. Each treatment includes access to the pool and the gym. After Relâche Spa, I was so relaxed that I had no choice but to return to my suite and drift off into the best sleep of my life.

Aquatic Paradise
In the morning, I stopped by Rockies’ Marketplace to pick up a Starbucks latte and decided to circle back to the gym and get a morning workout in. I ended with returning to my first love: the adults- only outdoor hot tub and against the backdrop of majestic mountain views I wondered why I haven’t spent every Valentine’s Day like this. There’s something about traveling by yourself on Valentine’s Day that makes the holiday a bit more bearable, and I may have found the perfect Colorado staycation spot. I’m ready to return next year and maybe in 2025, I’ll bring a plus one.

For my fellow Coloradans, book the Colorado Staycation package where you can save up to 30% off, including parking at Gaylord Rockies using booking code: LPR.
 

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