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Summit County is an idyllic winter wonderland, making it the perfect romantic getaway destination for couples any time of year. When Valentine’s Day rolls around, the snow-capped mountains and quaint mountain towns like Breckenridge, Frisco, and Silverthorne sparkle even brighter.

From cozy slopeside restaurants to fun outdoor activities for two to weekend trips spent relaxing at a scenic lodge, Summit County offers endless date nights and couples trip ideas. Breckenridge’s charming Victorian main street, Frisco’s top-notch dining and nightlife, and the rest of Summit County’s natural beauty give couples plenty of options when looking to reconnect in an intimate mountain setting.

Whether you’re planning a laidback happy hour, wanting an active adventure together, or envisioning a whole romantic weekend away, Summit County caters to all tastes and budgets. Keep reading for the area’s best restaurants for couples, unique date experiences, and lodging options ideal for snuggling up on your perfect mountain Valentine’s getaway.

Romantic Restaurants in Summit County

If you’re looking for the perfect spot to wine and dine your Valentine or just have a date night, Summit County offers no shortage of options. Here are some of our favorites:

Keystone Ranch

Tucked away in Keystone, this upscale steak and seafood restaurant exudes mountain romance. Reserve a cozy table by the fireplace and indulge in exquisitely prepared dishes and an extensive wine list. Perfect for celebrating a special occasion or impressing your date.


A historic Breckenridge home turned refined restaurant, Hearthstone delights couples with its intimate Victorian charm and innovative regional cuisine. Try their specialty elk tenderloin or local trout while toasting to your valentine by candlelight.


A Frisco favorite, Vinny’s cozy Tuscan-inspired dining room serves up creative Euro-American dishes bursting with flavor. Share some specially crafted small plates with that special someone at their intimate bar – it’s perfect for couples wanting great food without an over-the-top luxury price point.

Timberline Craft Kitchen + Cocktails

And for Silverthorne’s hotspot, snuggle close with your Valentine over elevated comfort food and creative craft cocktails at the rustically elegant Timberline Craft Kitchen. With a menu ranging from bar bites to entrees, a warm and welcoming dining room and lounge with a roaring fire, and reasonable prices, Timberline Craft Kitchen is an ideal spot for any couple wanting to reconnect in style.

Fun Romantic Date Ideas

While Summit County’s restaurants set the stage for romance, the area also shines for offering unique couple-friendly activities.

Enjoy a moonlit sleigh ride through the snow-covered pines before cozying up under a blanket and gazing at the glittering stars overhead. Several family-run stables offer this iconic winter experience.

Work up an appetite for snowshoeing or cross-country skiing on scenic trails with incredible mountain vistas. Most Summit County ski resorts rent equipment to explore their groomed nature paths.

Have an Unforgettable Date with Timberline Craft Kitchen

This Valentine’s Day, make lasting memories with your loved one in spectacular Summit County. Take in the soaring mountain peaks and sparkling snow during the day before settling into Frisco’s Timberline Craft Kitchen + Cocktails for an intimate, elevated dining experience.

Timberline Craft Kitchen + Cocktails takes date night to swoon-worthy new heights. Join us this Valentine’s Day for exquisite food, drink, and surroundings tailored for romance amidst stunning Summit County. We can’t wait to help you and your plus-one celebrate in style!