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Take I-25 to Exit 192 (Ridgegate Pkwy), then proceed 2.5 miles east. Stepping Stone is on the south side of the roadway. View Map

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DENVER, COLORADO - NOVEMBER 23:  Kids of all ages enjoy skating at the Southwest Rink at Skyline Rink on November 23, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The rink will be open seven days a week Ñ including Thanksgiving and Christmas Ñ through Feb. 14 and is free to the public. There is a $2 fee for skate rentals. Hours for the rink will vary throughout the season. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post)
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Cupid-approved ideas for Valentine’s Day

Of course, you can always dash to King Soopers for a half-dozen red roses. And toss in the ol’ Applebee’s 2-for-$20 special. But realize, dear reader, this well-traveled road may not offer the surest path to romance. By simply floating a fresh idea or two for your Valentine’s Day celebration, you can show off your thoughtfulness and care. Which is kind of…romantic.

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Sharing a truly memorable meal is always a good place to start. If you live at Stepping Stone™ you’re well-situated to take advantage of the Valentine’s Day Brunch at Cherokee Ranch & Castle. This stunning landmark building allows you and your sweetie to be treated like, well, royalty. Savor a gourmet meal in a historic setting with breathtaking views. Then, take a complimentary tour of the castle, with all of its fascinating art and antiques. The brunch is on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 10am. $60 with cocktails available for purchase.

DENVER, COLORADO - NOVEMBER 23:  Kids of all ages enjoy skating at the Southwest Rink at Skyline Rink on November 23, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The rink will be open seven days a week Ñ including Thanksgiving and Christmas Ñ through Feb. 14 and is free to the public. There is a $2 fee for skate rentals. Hours for the rink will vary throughout the season. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post)

Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post

A trip downtown is always fun too. Before you dine at, perhaps, one of Denver’s top 25 restaurants, like Bar DoughCholon, or Guard and Grace, stop in for cocktails at the Cruise Room in the Oxford Hotel. It’s a tucked-away place with a romantic, art deco vibe modelled after one of the lounges on the Queen Mary.

If you’d like a little outdoor activity to offset the dinner and cocktails, strap on your ice skates for a spin at the Southwest Rink at Skyline Park. Located at the corner of Arapahoe and 16th Streets, the rink offers free skating with skate rentals for only $2.

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Sore quads after all those triple axels? Good thing you reserved a couples massage at the Ritz-Carlton. The Couples Escape is the ultimate indulgence: side-by-side 50-minute massages, plus private use of the facilities after all the other customers have been shooed away.

Finally, go classic romance with an old-fashioned horse and carriage ride through the streets of downtown Denver. (There are several pickup points along the 16th Street Mall. Snuggled under a blanket beneath a starlit sky, you’ll discover a more magical view of the city. And maybe a new view of that lovely person sitting next to you, too.

February 8, 2017