By the Editors By the Editors | December 17, 2020 | Lifestyle
With shutdowns and curfews left and right, it’s clear that Valentine’s Day 2021 will be unlike any other—but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be special.
Here, we've compiled the best experiences in Aspen to make this holiday extra special for you and your sweetheart.
When you're done perusing this list, check out how to celebrate Valentine's Day 2021 in our other markets: Aspen, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, NYC, Orange County, Palm Beach, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, Scottsdale, Silicon Valley, and Washington D.C.
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Order the Veuve Clicquot Backpack Package for a winter picnic between riding the slopes. Expect a 750 ML bottle of Veuve Clicquot, cheese and charcuterie all served with a travel-size cuttin board. Plus—it's all wrapped up in a Veuve backpack, which also carries two champagne flutes, a fleece blanket and two pairs of sunglasses. If you're looking to stay home this Valentine's Day, bring The Little Nell's culinary team home with you thanks to pre-cooked meals and wine from their sommeliers. Each meal includes six oysters, lobster bisque, wagyu short ribs, creamy polenta, swiss chard, a chocolate torte and a bottle of Ruinart Rosé.
The Young Professionals Network, a subcommittee of the Aspen Board of Realtors, recently published The Aspen Cookbook. Proceeds support the local restaurant industry, which has been hit particularly hard by the pandemic. The book’s editor, Amanda Rae Busch, and a team of volunteer tasters indulged in the culinary talents of hundreds of chefs, farmers and artisans to piece together this salute to local food. Recipes include starters (artichoke bruschetta from Ellina), vegetarian dishes (tikka masala curry from Aspen Public House) and entrees (whole fried Colorado striped bass from Toro Kitchen & Lounge).
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After this whirlwind year, Remède Spa has just the treatment to get our souls back on track. Located in the St. Regis Hotel, this luxurious safe haven includes everything from a CBD Restorative Facial to a Rocky Mountain Vibes Signature Massage. For a more soul-awakening therapy session, consider the Mala Experience. This spiritually-charged journey heals and embraces the mind, body and soul with energy and connection. Spa buyouts go for $5,000 per hour at a six-hour minimum.
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Make the San Juan Mountains your snowy playground while skiing down its best slopes with the Telluride Helitrax’s custom day trip. This extreme-ski experience begins with a 45-minute charter flight from Aspen to Telluride in a fixed-wing aircraft fit for four. Before takeoff, guests create their ultimate custom trip, gauranteed to exceed expectations and complement personal skiing expertise. The team provides all necessary ski equipment, and lunch is catered to personal palettes. With access to the highest elevations and blanketed tracks, this staycation will leave guests with some unforgettable, hair-raising memories. Custom trips start at $7,500 per hour (minimum of two hours), with charter flights starting at $2,800.
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TOAST TO LOVE
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Sometimes an escape from the world is just what the doctor ordered. Get your weekend break at a charming distillery. Marble Distilling’s Distillery Inn provides five deluxe suites within the distillery itself. Roll out of bed and enjoy its on-site tasting room, or partake in a nightcap for two before retiring to your chamber. If you don’t want to abandon the comforts of your suite, sip cocktails delivered to your room for an intimate night by the fireplace. When you’re ready for the fresh air, join the Colorado Spirits Trail for a walk and drinks, or venture to the hot springs for an afternoon of relaxation. Suite prices upon request.
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