Post # 1
My fiancé and I are looking for a place to honeymoon and need Help with IDEAS.
– We don’t like the city
– We don’t care for the beach much
– We thought maybe a cabin somewhere (Finding a place in Colorado has crossed our minds a few times)
– Somewhere with a private hot tub would be nice.
– We are both very country and love the outdoors
– We would be honeymooning August
– He doesn’t want to leave the country
– Only be honeymooning for 1 week.
– We live in Indiana (We dont mind driving far, He’s a semi driver and is use to driving many hours. Every little vacation we have taken he drives the whole night through)
If you have any specific ideas could you kindly provide a link to a location and or your personal review on a place.
Would greatly appreciate the help.
Post # 3
Hmmm, don’t know what part of the US you are in
(Your WBee Profile gives no clue)
But in the east it sounds like New England…
Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire… the mountains of NY State (Catskills – Adirondacks)
In the west…
Colorado – Montana – or Washington State
I’ve been to most of these in August, and it is a lovely time to visit.
Hope this helps,
Post # 4
@This Time Round: Thank you!! Sorry I didnt put where we are from. We are from Indiana. I just edited the post. Could you reccommed any specific places in Colorado that you have been to or in Montana
Post # 5
Re – Montana
A truly breathtaking state… it earns the name “Big Sky Country” for a really good reason. From the plains in the east to the mountains in the west.
It sounds like you’d be most happy in the west / mountains.
I have visited Glacier National Park in the North (Canadian Border… parkland shared with our Waterton Lakes National Park) stunning beauty.
OR … the area straddling the border between Montana & Wyoming… near Yellowstone (Yellowstone and on down into Grand Teton) also incredibly GORGEOUS.
You can probably find a great cabin or lodge in the valley north of Yellowstone… either somewheres in the vicinity of Hwys 89 (Yellowstone Entrace Road) or 191 (Gallatin Valley) the latter being more in the mountains, and not far from Big Sky ski resort.
I’d recommend taking a look at TripAdvisor (my go-to source for vacation planning help)… their sister site FlipKey might have some decent prospects (FlipKey properties are well managed, and secure rentals… no risks. Guaranteed to deliver what they say they will. FlipKey is a sister company of TripAdvisor, and also part of the Expedia Family. We’ve used FlipKey in the past and been very very happy. You can FlipKey Rentals reviewed on TA)
Either areas in the Yellowstone area, would make a good base-camp for this part of the state.
Hope this helps,
Post # 6
You can’t get a private hot tub there, but Yellowstone is gorgeous! Old Faithful Inn and/or Lake Hotel would be romantic places to stay.
Grand Teton NP is also gorgeous, and their Jenny Lake Lodge does have suite with a jacuzzi (http://www.gtlc.com/lodging/jenny-lake-lodge-accommodations.aspx).
Post # 7
@This Time Round: & @Alsace
Thank you both for the recommendations!
Post # 8
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
@LaceyJae: Washington State and Oregon are gorgeous, and in the summetime the weather is perfect – sunny and in the 70s most days! I would recommend staying in Rainer National Park, or there’s a forest in Oregon where you can stay in a treehouse, isn’t that cool? 🙂
Yosemite in California is absolutely stunning as well. I’d highly recommend renting a cabin there. My family has traveled all over to a lot of national parks, and other than Alaska (which is a suuuper long drive so not such a good idea for your honeymoon/a week long trip!), Yosemite is by far my favorite. It’s a lot more quiet and wild than Yellowstone park, in my opinion. The mountains are stunning, there are lots of cool waterfalls, hiking paths, etc.
Post # 9
Colorado gal speaking up!
These are all far away from the flood-damaged areas.
- Antero Hot Springs has private hot springs pools for each of their cabins at the base of the mountains and backing right up to a National Forest. You’ll be near the small towns of Salida and Buena Vista, and also tons of hiking trails. No sulfur smell. 2.5 hour drive from Denver.
- The small town of Pagosa Springs is also really neat and surrounded by another National Forest. My favorite hot springs resort is there. Unlike several of the others in the state, this resort is comprised of several small pools of varying temperatures. Definitely sulfur smell! Lots of trails and there are cabins and B&Bs in the area. 5 hours from Denver.
- Ouray and Telluride are also excellent choices, though the former is much cheaper than the latter (we got married in Ouray). Ouray also has a natural hot springs pool, tons of lodging options, and is known as the “Switzerland of America.” If you have a 4×4 (or rent one there), you will be able to go almost anywhere into the mountains and find a huge network of hiking trails. Tons of major waterfalls can be found in both towns. 5.5 to 6.5 hours from Denver.
- The town of Steamboat Springs also has hot springs and is a pretty cool small town. However, the town is surrounded more by “rolling” mountains and don’t have the same dramatic, jagged scenes as these other places. I haven’t hiked here (only skied), but I’m sure there are lots of opportunities. 3 hours from Denver.
PM me if you want more options. I’ve pretty much hit up or at least know of the best (and secret) places around here.