I’ll be honest, Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. And there is no shortage of ways to spread the love this Valentine’s Day with locally made gifts from Wyoming. I’ve rounded up some products, sweets, spirits and more to help you treat your valentine this year. If a getaway is more your style, check out these 5 romantic Wyoming getaways.
On the high plains of eastern Wyoming lies a hidden gem: Table Mountain Winery. Crafted right here in the Cowboy State, Table Mountain’s wine selection is top notch. Some local favorites include the Blushing Cowgirl semi-sweet blush, Cowboy Reserve dry red, and the Wyoming Gold sweet white. Order online or find it at a shop near you. And on your next trip to eastern Wyoming, be sure to reserve a spot one of their paint and sip nights.
Back in 2004, a Wyoming cowboy named Tim Kellogg began selling his homemade truffles a local rodeo to pay for a new saddle. His truffles were so good that the rest is history. The Meeteetse Chocolatier is dedicated to the best; in both ingredients and in practice. The company uses only the best ingredients from around the world and is engaged in ethical and environmental practices to give back to the Wyoming community that supports them. Ethical and divine, truffles and other treats from this world class chocolatier located in the heart of the Cowboy State will delight your valentine. Pro tip: since the Meeteetse Chocolatier uses fresh and top-notch ingredients, these are best devoured shortly after they are received.
There is no better gift than the gift of relaxation. The healing and rejuvenating powers of natural mineral hot springs has been known for generations and Saratoga, Wyoming is home to some of the best. Saratoga Hot Springs Resort has luxurious accomodations, fine dining, a craft brewery and best of all– an elegant spa. Book a package at the Healing Waters Spa for your valentine and treat them to the best of Wyoming. My advice: go all out and make it romantic getaway for two.
Spoil your Wyoming obsessed partner with some Wyoming made swag. Located in central Wyoming, Wyo Made proudly sells a variety of products that are made in Wyoming by over 60 local craftspeople and artists. Online, you can find hats, apparel, decals and even Wyoming themed whiskey glasses from the Wyo Made brand, but for an even larger selection of locally made goods stop in their shop in downtown Casper
Tucked in the heart of one of my favorite Wyoming small towns, Star Valley Chocolates has some of the best homemade chocolates and candy in the state. This downtown Afton shop is loaded with decadent sweets and charm. Local favorites include huckleberry fudge, raspberry truffles and classic caramels.
A true “grain to glass” distillery, Jackson Hole Stillworks makes some of the finest spirits around. You can also get stunning hammered copper moscow mule mugs, cocktail shakers and shot glasses to accompany their top shelf vodka and gin. Order online or stop into a local retailer to pick up a bottle to share with your loved one. My personal favorite: Highwater Vodka mixed with another local favorite, a Dust Cutter Huckleberry Lemonade. And on your next stop in Jackson, stop by the tasting room where you can get a tour and a drink with the founders and owners, Trav and Chas.
When you’re thinking romance, chili likely isn’t at the top of your list. But trust me on this one, this stuff will woo any foodie or chef. Chugwater Chili makes unforgettable chili and is a must-stop in southeast Wyoming, but you can also delight your valentine with dips and culinary rubs, chili pepper flavored caramels or their signature chugwater chili red pepper jelly.
Nestled in the town of Lovell in northern Wyoming, Queen Bee Gardens is a family owned and operated farm and apiary that has been producing some of the best honey treats around for decades. Treat your loved one to Queen Bee’s honey caramels, toffee, honey energy bars or their famous pecan pearls. If their sweets leave you wanting more, you can schedule a tour to see how they create their honey based treats.