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Valentine’s hotel package for healthy couples at the Alpine Tavern & Vail Racquet Club Resort

In East Vail, CO

Okay, ignore the photo of chef Paolo Busi‘s Tiramisu from Alpine Tavern for now. You’ll get to eat it after a day at the Vail Racquet Club Resort. For $899, a couple can get a one-bedroom condo for two nights including two massages and use of the resort’s health club facilities, which include a 25 meter swimming pool, 3,000 square foot fitness center, steam rooms, saunas, hot tubs, and yoga studio.

The “Romantic Interludes” package also includes a five-course dinner for two at the Alpine Tavern. The menu includes: homemade calamari; dinner salad of mixed greens or Caesar; a light preparation of pasta served in a creamy leek sauce; Trout Almondine (Colorado trout filet, white wine lemon sauce sautéed almonds) or Poulet de Fraises (breast of chicken, white Wine Sauce, strawberries, rosemary, touch of cream) or Veal Marsala (veal Scaloppine, Marsala wine, fresh herbs, wild mushrooms); and Chef’s homemade Tiramisu (pictured above). Call 970-476-4840 for reservations. 4695 Vail Racquet Club Dr., Vail, CO 81657.