Saratoga Hot Springs Resort was named as a top “road trip for romance” by HeidiTown, a blog that covers must-see-and-do travel destinations and events in the west. Continue reading below to hear about Heidi’s experience and to discover why she recommends Saratoga Hot Springs Resort as a romantic getaway for you and your partner.
It’s hard to tell the days apart when you are a freelancer and business owner. Ryan has been working a lot of weekends right now. Thankfully, he has the work and I am not traveling, but this does make most of the days look alike.
I field romantic travel questions often. In fact, “where would you recommend we go on our anniversary” may be the number one question I get. Therefore, I am writing this post. It not only gives me something to write about but affords me the opportunity to look back and reflect on a few very pleasant trips.
Saratoga Hot Springs Resort in Saratoga, Wyoming – Romance in the Rockies
Ryan and I have spent a handful of weekends at Saratoga Hot Springs Resort. The town of Saratoga is in the river valley between the Medicine Bow Mountains. It’s about 20 minutes south of I80 or, if the pass is open, visitors should drive through the scenic Snowy Range.
Saratoga doesn’t have a stoplight and for some reason, that makes it high on the Richter Scale of romance. Not having a traffic light does not mean it is boring in Saratoga. We have golfed, fished, soaked, and bar hopped between the two downtown bars.
One of the reasons this place often comes to mind is that I have a fond memory of being wrapped in a blanket, lounging with a book in front of the outside fireplace on the resort’s main lodge patio. This peaceful scene took place long before HeidiTown existed.
I miss reading as now I only listen to Audible so that I can do something else like fold clothes or go on a walk while listening to a book. If I sat down to read, I’d feel guilty that I wasn’t writing. That’s one lousy side effect they didn’t tell me about when I became a writer many years ago.
For his birthday, I took Ryan drift fly fishing here along the North Platte River with an outfitter. This is one of his favorite travel memories because he caught 13 lovely trout.
There is nothing more romantic than snow softly falling while soaking in a hot spring pool and we’ve had this happen here more than once. We also did a couple’s massage at the spa, which is open and ready to serve.
Saratoga Hot Springs Resort is sort of a one-stop-shop kind of place. There are hot springs, a spa, a golf course (for summer travel), and a restaurant and brewery. While you don’t need to leave the property, you’ll want to make reservations for dinner at Bella’s Bistro downtown. People come from all over Wyoming to go and once you’ve experienced the place, you’ll see why.