In Wyoming, breathtaking landscapes, intimate spaces, and off-the-grid locations all come together to create the perfect options for Valentine’s Day getaways, anniversary trips, honeymoons, or couples-only retreats.
While there are many ways to experience romance in the Cowboy State, we’ve chosen these five getaways under Wyoming’s big blue skies that will be perfect for your next romantic winter adventure as well as some Wyoming weekend getaway ideas and resort options to help you get the most out of your trip.
1. Find Winter Adventure in Jackson
The gorgeous mountain views that surround the Jackson area will immediately set the stage for a romantic getaway. From here you and your partner can create a choose-your-own-adventure vacation filled with a variety of outdoor activities, from downhill skiing to wildlife watching and everything in between.
Ski Jackson Hole Mountain Resort or hop on a fat bike to ride snow-covered trails. For a more relaxing time outdoors, take a sleigh ride at the National Elk Refuge or wind through a winter wonderland on a dog sled. Visit downtown Jackson for a little shopping and a romantic dinner before retreating to the warmth of your lodging.
Winter Weekend Getaway Ideas in Jackson Hole
Start your weekend ascending nearly 1,600 feet on a scenic gondola ride at Snow King Mountain. The 360-degree vista views include the Grand Tetons, the National Elk Refuge, and the town of Jackson. At the top, you can toast to each other with a warm beverage and grab a snack at Panorama House.
If you’re looking for adventure, join a guided snowmobiling tour in Togwotee Pass and enjoy groomed trails and wide open snow fields. In the evenings, explore Jackson Town Square where you can get a selfie in front of the famous elk antler arches before dancing the night away at the iconic Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. Originally constructed in the late 1890s, this bar is famous for live music, bar stool saddles, and Western dancing.
Resorts for Couples in Jackson Hole
Snow King Resort offers beautifully appointed suites located at the base of Snow King Mountain. The ski-in, ski-out resort is opening the Grand View Spa in January 2023, offering a range of body treatments, massages, and facials inspired by Jackson Hole’s natural beauty, fauna, and flora. Or, choose to stay in one of five sophisticated Western-themed suites at Jackson Hole’s finest boutique hotel, The Wort Hotel Jackson Hole.
This property exemplifies the historic charm and modern amenities. Discover exquisite hospitality and raw mountain essence at The Cloudveil, a new luxury boutique hotel on the iconic Town Square in Jackson Hole, putting you in the thick of things. Or, stay on a wildlife sanctuary almost 1,000 feet above the town of Jackson at Spring Creek Ranch.
2. Discover Old West Romance in Cody
Experience romance in the historic western town named after the legendary “Buffalo Bill” Cody. Become immersed in the history of the Wild West with a stay at Buffalo Bill’s Irma Hotel. Over the years, this hotel housed some of the West’s most famous figures, including Annie Oakley, Calamity Jane and, of course, Buffalo Bill. Be sure to explore more of Wyoming’s past by visiting Cody’s museums and galleries highlighting the state’s rich history and culture.
If you crave outdoor adventure, plan to snowmobile in the country’s first national park: Yellowstone.
Located just 52 miles west of Cody, the park’s east entrance is closed to vehicles during the winter months but accessible by snowmobile, allowing you and your loved one to explore a snow-covered Yellowstone National Park in one of its most Perfect – and undiscovered – times of year. Guided and non-guided rentals are available through Rimrock Ranch’s Gary Fales Outfitting.
Winter Weekend Getaway Ideas in Cody Wyoming
When you’re visiting Cody, Wyoming, there’s no shortage of outdoor trails to explore on cross-country skis. The Park County Nordic Ski Association keeps 12 miles of ski trails groomed for classic track and skate lanes at Pahaska Tepee, the eastern gateway to Yellowstone National Park.
For a unique indoor experience, challenge your significant other to target practice at the Cody Firearms Museum. With a focus on safety and education, you’ll leave with a better understanding of how to shoot a firearm and the evolution of weapons throughout history.
Resorts for Couples in Cody Wyoming
Stay at Chamberlin Inn, a thriving hotel opened in 1903 by Agness Chamberlin, who worked for Buffalo Bill at the Cody Enterprise newspaper office. Today, guests enjoy classic comforts in suites or apartments, each tastefully designed and reminiscent of The Chamberlin Inn’s historic charm.
What’s more, you can stay in the Hemingway King Studio Suite, the very room Ernest Hemingway stayed in when visiting Cody, Wyoming. Be sure to look for his signature in the guest book.
3. Unwind in Saratoga’s Hot Springs
There is nothing quite as relaxing – and romantic – as a rejuvenating soak in a natural hot spring. Saratoga offers the ultimate hot springs experience, with both free and paid hot springs options to choose from. Saratoga Resort and Spa delivers the romance with a resort featuring a full-service spa, microbrewery, and restaurant. The resort also includes five intimate, teepee-covered hot pools of differing temperatures and one large pool situated under the stars.
If you’re on a tighter budget, check out Saratoga’s free Hobo Hot Springs. Choose from a handful of hot pools or venture into hot sections of the North Platte River for a more natural soak. Round out your stay by dining at Bella’s Bistro or strolling through Saratoga’s quaint downtown cafes and boutiques.
Winter Weekend Getaway Ideas in Saratoga
Experience breathtaking views and take amazing photos on an exhilarating snowmobiling excursion through the Snowy Mountain Range. Spend a day on the beautifully groomed and very well-marked mountain trails on snowmobile rentals or enjoy a guided tour that includes food with an incredible view from Wyoming Outdoor Adventures.
Upon your return, enjoy freshly brewed craft beers on tap at Wyoming’s third oldest brewery, Snowy Mountain Brewery located at the resort. The Snowy Mountain Brewpub and Taproom offer a wide variety of specialty-crafted pub-style menu items, craft brews, and good company.
Resorts for Couples in Saratoga
Among the various hotels in Saratoga, the Saratoga Hot Spring Resort comes highly recommended, especially if you take advantage of their getaway deals and specials. If you’re looking for a quaint experience, Hotel Wolf is an incredible resort for couples and has been operating for over 120 years.
4. Experience a Winter Wonderland in Laramie, WY
Looking for snow-filled fun in southeast Wyoming? Plan a winter escape to the Snowy Range, located near Laramie. This beautiful mountain range hosts a wide variety of winter activities sure to spark romance or add a bit of adventure to your weekend getaway. Take in the serenity of a fresh snowfall by snowshoeing or cross-country skiing along the area’s various trails.
When you’ve had your fill of mountain adventure, head into Laramie to experience a variety of restaurants, museums, microbreweries, and more. Choose lodging in town or retreat to a secluded cabin like the ones offered by Albany Lodge, Aspen Creek Cabin, or Double Mule Shoe Ranch.
Winter Weekend Getaway Ideas in Laramie
Take the short 35-minute drive from Laramie to explore the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest. Traverse winding trails through the winter wonderland on snowshoes or cross-country skis. If you prefer a little more action, go skiing at the Snowy Range Ski Area.
When night falls, head inside to couple skate at the Laramie Ice and Event Center, offering reasonably priced admission and skate rentals. Stop in a Wyoming landmark for a hearty meal at the Cavalryman Steakhouse located on the grounds of historic Fort Sanders.
Resorts for Couples in Snowy Range
Escape for a few days to the Vee Bar Guest Ranch Bed and Breakfast. You can enjoy all the ranch and the Snowy Range Mountains have to offer during the season. The packages include lodging, meals, horseback riding, guided snowshoeing, evening entertainment and more.
5. Enjoy Cozy Accommodations in Sinks Canyon
For rustic outdoor accommodations unlike any other, book a yurt stay in Sinks Canyon State Park near Lander. A mix between a cabin and a tent, a yurt is a round, heated structure built by wrapping thick canvas around a latticework wood frame. These intimate accommodations are perfect romantic getaways for couples who enjoy roughing it year-round. Located in Sinks Canyon, the aptly named Sinks Canyon State Park features four yurts available for booking year-round. Explore the park’s unique geological features during the day, then return to your yurt for some cozy together time.
Add some excitement to your Sinks Canyon experience by making time for a day of rock climbing. Avid climbers will have a hard time choosing from over 400 routes, including bouldering, traditional, and sports climbing options. First-timers can have fun trying this exhilarating sport with the help of Wind River Climbing Guides. When you’re finished playing on the rock head into Lander to explore museums, peruse shops or grab a bite to eat.
Whichever part of Wyoming you escape to, it’s sure to be filled with romance. That incredible yurt engagement was far from the last romantic experience my husband and I had in the area. The hot springs, mountains and cozy lodging offered in Wyoming have us falling in love with each other and this state over and over again.
Winter Weekend Getaway Ideas at Sinks Canyon
Spend the day fat biking through Sinks Canyon State Park. The network of trails includes single track and switchbacks that lead you through the wintery snowscape.
After you’ve worked up an appetite, head to cowfish for an elevated dining experience where you can choose from steak, seafood, pasta, and more. Stick around for some brews at the city’s first brewery, the Lander Brewing Co.
Resorts for Couples at Sinks Canyon
The adventurous can stay in one of four yurts nestled in the Upper Popo Agie Campground at Sinks Canyon. These rustic yurts offer a small table and two chairs inside. Outside picnic tables, fire pits, and grills are available. For modern convenience and comfort, consider the Mill House hidden in the mountains of Lander, Wyoming.
Once called “extraordinary” by the famed literary-romantic Ernest Hemingway, this boutique hotel was the Lander flour mill before its transformation by local artists and craftsmen into a romantic hideaway.
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