A romantic Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart is just a short trip away. Luxuriate in one of the great packages and specials that American hotels and resorts are offering to make your V-Day a memory to cherish. Some of the nation’s best offer an ideal overnight getaway, a long weekend, or even an extended stay to enjoy romance on and around Valentine’s Day. A trip custom-made for two can set the stage for a memorable Cupid’s celebration. Here are a few of this year’s exciting offers.
Kennebunkport Resort Collection Hotels, Portland, Maine
The Kennebunkport Resort Collection includes several hotels that offer a “Love KPT” package through March 31, 2018. Included in the package are a two-night stay, arrival goodies of red wine and chocolate-covered strawberries, a three-course dinner for two, and noon check-out. One standout venue in the collection is the Boathouse Waterfront Hotel with its central location, fantastic restaurant for seafood lovers and great views of the marina.
Emerson Resort & Spa, New York State
This Catskill Mountains resort recently opened an expansive spa and is offering a Valentine’s Day package through the end of February. Begin your luxurious VIP Couples Soak & Massage with a Himalayan salt soak and aromatherapy while enjoying an artisanal cheese platter and Champagne. Full-body massages complete the pampering.
Couples who’d like to get married with minimal fuss and bother can create an intimate wedding day for just the two of you with the Emerson’s Elopement Package.
Pink Shell Beach Resort, Fort Myers, Florida
Florida’s Gulf Coast serves up plenty of warm sunshine along with romance. The Pink Shell resort features a Valentine’s package that includes accommodations, a 50-minute couples massage, champagne, and chocolate-covered strawberries. After a delightful dinner on the beach, make plans to return to the water’s edge the next morning to collect sea shells. Hop a water taxi or rent a boat and sail to one of the more than 100 barrier and coastal islands to explore your own deserted-isle fantasy.
The Talbott Hotel, Chicago, Illinois
Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Windy City with a horse-drawn carriage tour of the Gold Coast followed by a candle-lit dinner at the Talbott’s 20 East restaurant. Prosecco, bubble bath, and rose petals await in your room when you choose the “Just Like a Fairytale” package. Breakfast in bed is ncluded in the morning.
The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, Denver, Colorado
Breathe in the romance of this 1892 luxury hotel redolent with the timeless elegance of Florentine arches, stained glass skylights and intricate wrought iron panels decorating six stories of balconies. This year, The Brown Palace is offering three luxurious Valentine’s Day packages that start with luxury accommodations, champagne, and parking. Add a decadent four-course dinner in the Palace Arms or add a bouquet of six gorgeous roses as well as chocolate truffles.
Boulders Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona
February’s Love at the Boulders package provides two nights in a casita that has a wood-burning fireplace and private deck or patio. Couples can revel in the spa facility and unlimited fitness classes. Enjoy three hours in the spa’s Couples Sun Suite and experience an avocado scrub treatment and two 50-minute spa treatments per person. Then take advantage of the great outdoors and explore the desert’s massive rocky outcroppings and sky-tipping saguaro cacti. Follow the trails, play golf or tennis, swim in one of four pools, go horseback riding, or even repel down massive granite boulders.
Little River Inn, Mendocino
The Little River Inn’s “Rustic Romance” package provides a two-night stay complete with a fireplace or a warm Jacuzzi tub, dinner for two, breakfast the next morning, and a map to charming seaside Mendocino that’s just two miles away. Steal a caress at the “kissing bench” at dramatic Mendocino Bay Overlook for a view of the crashing ocean.