40 best romantic getaways
Snowcapped mountains surround this mining village turned ski resort, where the scent of pine fills the air. Its streets are lined with 19th-century gingerbread houses and family-run shops such as the Between the Covers Bookstore, a cozy bookshop with a café; and at Coffee Cowboy locals fuel up on fair-trade espresso before taking on the slopes. At Honga’s Lotus Petal, home to the town’s best après-ski scene, bartender Sean Garatt mixes potent mojitos. For an intimate dinner, reserve a table at La Marmotte (dinner for two $85), a 125-year-old former icehouse. Book one of the new hotels in nearby Mountain Village; the easiest way to get there is by gondola, especially atmospheric at dusk, when the valley lights up from the glow of streetlights. At Lumière (doubles from $319), all residences and penthouses come with a fireplace and oversize soaking tub. Or consider the 100-room Capella Telluride (doubles from $295), set to debut this month. With a personal assistant catering to your every need, you’ll be more than ready to hit the trails in the morning.