There are as many variations on the perfect Valentine's Day getaway as there are couples who seek them – whether it's sharing a favorite pastime or a blanket by a cozy fire. So, how many ways have we dreamed up for your readers to say “I love thee”? We'll let you count them:
An Adirondack Affair to Remember: Think of it as a log cabin getaway gone luxe. Tucked into the woodlands above Lake Placid, the Whiteface Lodge evokes the rustic romance of the Adirondack Great Camp. The resort’s two-night Ultimate Luxury Package for Two includes wine and cheese upon arrival, two Traditional Lodge Massages, and dinner for two. In-suite cast-iron fireplaces and nightly s’mores are among the little luxuries all guests enjoy, and couples flying in to the Lake Placid or Adirondack Regional Airport are whisked to and from the resort by BMW 7-series sedan. Package rates start at $546. Reserve online or call 888-582-0505.
Sun, Sea and St Barth’s: Le Sereno Launch Valentines Day Package for Sun Seeking Couples
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Le Sereno has launched Love, Le Sereno a romance package that includes a three-night stay a suite with a private pool and sea views, private, romantic dinner on the beach, couples massage at Spa Le Sereno, sunset boat ride and Anya Hindmarch tote bag amenity.
• 3-night stay in a Villa du Pecheur (expansive suite with private pool and sea views)
• Private dinner for two on the beach or in-room
• Couples massage at Spa Le Sereno
vSunset catamaran boat ride
• Anya Hindmarch beach tote, designed exclusively for Le Sereno
Rates start at 8540 Euro (high season) and 7289 Euro (low season). For more information or to book, please visit serenohotels.com or call 1-888-LeSereno.
For the Love of Music: Boston-bound lovebirds can celebrate a shared passion for music with Live at Aloft Hotels. Check in to the Aloft Boston Seaport and check out Beantown’s best local talent at one of the hotel’s live, intimate performances held every Thursday evening in the W: XYZ Bar. Request a room with a water view to make the most of the hotel’s high ceilings and expansive windows. It’s a great cap to a mid-week Valentine’s getaway or a perfect launch for an extended, four-day weekend. Book online or call 866-716-8143.
Get Romantic in the Hamptons at The Baker House 1650
The award-winning Baker House 1650 is the perfect spot for a romantic getaway this Valentine’s Day. Nestled just on the outskirts of East Hampton Village, the luxurious lodging property has often been dubbed by guests as their “home away from home.” With several amenities, concierge services and oversized rooms, The Baker House 1650 is one of the top places to stay in the Hamptons. In honor of the amorous holiday, The Baker House 1650 offers a passionate package for two! The special includes one night in any of the luxurious rooms, a couple’s massage at the Inn’s Baker Spa and a bottle of champagne. The package is available February 10th – 14th. Rates range from $575 - $1,555 depending on date and room. Additional nights are available based on availability at an additional cost. Guests must mention code ROMANCE when booking. Call 631-324-4081 to book your romantic getaway or visit http://www.bakerhouse1650.com
A Suite-Heart Spa Retreat: Sweeping views and palm-fringed sands greet guests at the all-suite Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa. The resort’s Ultimate Spa Retreat pampers couples with a 50-minute spa treatment at SiSpa and access to all spa facilities, including steam room, heated marble beds, relaxation room with hot tea bar, private whirlpool, and waterfall showers. Rates start at $314 per night; make reservations online or call 561-340-1700.
Show the Earth Some Love: Eco-minded valentines can sustain their love with a stay at Element Boston Seaport, ensuring that the only imprint they leave is on each other’s heart. The hotel is “green from the ground up”: Guest rooms feature water-efficient fixtures, kitchens with ENERGY STAR-rated appliances, in-room recycling, and design details like picture frames fashioned from recycled tires. Complimentary bikes to borrow let guests breeze around Beantown with a clear conscience, too. Reserve online or call 877-782-0151.
Get in Touch: At Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, couples can reserve the Romance in Paradise package (rose petal turndown, anyone?) then take it up a notch by choosing Spa Suite accommodations to gain their own private outdoor soaking tub for two. For the ultimate add-on, book a Massage 101 session at Sanctuary Spa – a creative, interactive, partner-building experience that teaches couples professional massage techniques they can practice on each other long after they return home. Book online or call 855-245-2051.
A Thousand Points of Tranquility: True loves who seek Total Tranquility will find it on the St. Lawrence riverfront at the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel. Located in the quintessential small town of Clayton, N.Y., with its shop-lined Victorian-era streets and award-winning wineries, the hotel is offering a romance package that includes overnight accommodations (many with river views), a couple’s massage, sparkling water and fresh fruit on arrival, and a $50 voucher at the hotel’s restaurant, Seaway Grille. Reserve online or call 315-686-1100.
Sand-Between-the-Toes Kisses: From the privacy of their own beach cabana, couples celebrating at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa enjoy a front-row view of the fun at Pompano Beach, one of TripAdvisor’s 2014 top 10 up-and-coming U.S. destinations. The Couples Getaway package also includes beachfront accommodations, champagne and tropical fruit in room, and daily breakfast at McCoy’s Oceanfront. The package begins at $379 per night; book online or call 855-954-4683.
A Luxurious New England Escape: Vineyard charm and snow-capped beaches await at the iconic waterfront Harbor View Hotel. The well-appointed Captain’s Cottage Suites provide the ultimate in comfort, luxury and privacy, with sweeter rates during the shoulder season to boot. Couples can savor a farm-fresh prix-fixe Valentine’s Day menu at the hotel’s signature restaurant, Lighthouse Grill on Feb. 14, featuring a gorgeous Victorian dining room with views of the Edgartown Lighthouse and Harbor. Quaint shops and galleries are just steps away. The Valentine’s Day Dinner is $59 per person. Cottage Suite rates start $299 per night and guestrooms start at $109 per night.
At The Citizen Hotel in Sacramento, CA - a boutique hotel in the heart of downtown with a decidedly tongue-in-cheek take on politics - The Full Stimuluspackage continues to be a popular one for couples! Includes a Naughty Love Box, bottle of sparkling wine and dessert for two by Grange Restaurant & Bar’s Pastry Chef, $90 credit to dine at Grange, complimentary valet parking and late check-out. www.thecitizenhotel.com
At The Inn Above Tide in Sausalito, CA - the only Bay Area luxury, boutique property sitting directly on the water, most recently named one of the top 20 best boutique hotels in the world by Travel + Leisure - new Fireplace Bundlesoffered to guests booking guest rooms with wood-burning fireplaces are the perfect cozy antidote to the winter weather. For couples, in particular, there’s the In Cozy Company bundle: For a romantic, fireside rendezvous, couples will be welcomed to scent the fire with pine cones, share a bottle Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon, delight in assorted Recchiuti Chocolates, and challenge each other with CB2’s chic deck of Brain Teasers ($135, inclusive of all items provided for take-away) www.innabovetide.com
Calistoga Ranch - Situated on 157 acres of picture-perfect California wine country, Calistoga Ranch is an exclusive and award-winning Napa Valley getaway. The the lowest price on this seriously luxe property is from Secret Escapes at $599 (discounted from $1,394)
Cliff House– For a truly amazing and romantic New England getaway, head out to Cape Neddick, Maine to the famous Cliff House. If you’re looking to decompress, a 9,000-square-foot spa offers therapies inspired by the local wilderness and your room houses a fireplace and ocean-view outdoor space. Close to Boston, Portland and Manchester for day trips, too! Avaialble to book this Valentine’s Day for $160 a night.
Lake Austin Spa Resort- A stay at the only destination spa in Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List Platinum Circle, with meals, daily yoga and a spa allowance for longer stays. Austin has a rugged landscape that is ideal for renewing activities – its hills make for beautiful hiking terrain; Lake Austin is perfect for water activities and the digs at the hotel aren’t too bad either. Book this award-winning property for $375 a night (discounted from nearly $500)
Romantic Valentine’s Day at Dar Darma, Marrakech
For an memorable Valentine’s day with your love, Dar Darma, fancy riad in a location with a touch of 1001 nights in Marrakech Medina’s heart introduces a special offer for a romantic and cuddle stay. Valentine’s day is the perfect occasion to have a very unique experience in one of the most suggestive place in the world and of course to have a romantic weekend.
The “FEBRUARY IN LOVE” special offer (valid until 28th February) includes the stay in one of the six precious suites of the riad decorated in a Moroccan style, rich breakfast with fresh products, candlelight dinner and traditional body painting with henna for women and traditional “babouches” for men..
In addition, to pampering and wellness, there’s a full offer of interesting activities and excursion to discover the true soul of the city. The magic “red city” is rich of markets, gardens and historical palaces to visit. Famous for its souks and narrow alley that you can discover by walking on the ramparts. Taking a hot-air balloon fly over the Berbers villages at the dawn or a quad adventure along Lalla Takerkoust lake or across the hills and the desert are only fews of the alternative excursions that Dar Darma offers.
February in LOVE* - Valid from 1st throught 28th February 2017
• A minimum of two night stay is required, breakfast included
• Traditional Henna for her
• Traditional Moroccan “babouches” for him
• Candlelight dinner for two (beverages not included)
* Rates from 266 € per night in double suite
For The Love Of – W Las Vegas
From February 9 – 16, locals and visitors alike can enjoy a night out (or in!) with their special someone with W Las Vegas’ For The Love Of package. Rates start at $489/night, and include a bottle of bubbly upon arrival, couples massages at AWAY Spa, lovers’ tattoos from top tattoo artist Austin Spencer at Studio 21, luxury transportation to and from the airport, daily in-room breakfast for two and a late check out. With access to countless culinary and nightlife venues, W Las Vegas is the ideal Valentine’s destination for the limitless adventure and those who are looking to make their love a little more permanent!
LE MEURICE, PARIS
Light a flame just for the two of you in the “City of Light” with a Valentine’s Day stay at Le Meurice. The historic palace set between Place de la Concorde and the Louvre is coaxing couples with in-room luxuries including champagne and chocolate hearts from Manufacture du Chocolat Alain Ducasse, and a late check out at 4pm. (From €830 in a Superior Room, or €1,900 in a Superior Suite; valid February 10-19, subject to availability.) A romantic, rose-themed Valentine’s menu will be served at Le Dali and Salon Pompadour with a selection of Laurent-Perrier Champagne paired to each of six courses and a special dessert offering, “The Rose,” fashioned by pastry chef Cédric Grolet (€250 per person, beverages included, available February 14). Spa Valmont offers couples treatments such as Cocooning and Champagne (€450 for two) and the Rose and Desire Ritual including cocktails at Bar 228 (€400 for two).
HÔTEL PLAZA ATHÉNÉE, PARIS
Hôtel Plaza Athénée, the legendary fashionable address on avenue Montaigne in the Haute Couture heart of Paris, offers two nights to experience the “City of Love,” starting with a bottle of Moet et Chandon Rosé champagne and a signature sweet in room upon arrival. (From €1,110 in a Deluxe Room, or €1,260 in a Junior Suite; valid February 10-19, subject to availability.) Dine on an elegant five-course gourmet dinner at Le Relais Plaza (€220 for two, available February 14) and enjoy a 30-minute Couples Massage including a glass of champagne and macaroons at Dior Institut (€240 for two).
LE RICHEMOND, GENEVA
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Le Richemond on the banks of Lake Geneva with a special package that includes one night accommodation for two, a bottle of Laurent-Perrier champagne, Swiss chocolates, breakfast and late checkout at 4pm. (From CHF 585 in a Superior Room, CHF 1,135 in a Junior Lake View Suite, with upgrade to next room category upon availability. Valid February 10-19, subject to availability.) Stay in for a romantic dinner with a special Valentine’s Menu at Le Jardin (CHF 130 per person, available February 14), and then relax and unwind together with a Zen Harmony Massage in a double treatment room at Le Spa by Sisley (60 minutes, CHF 390 per person; 90 minutes, CHF 490 per person).
THE DORCHESTER, LONDON
Enjoy a lovely stay in the heart of Mayfair at Dorchester Collection’s iconic British hotel, The Dorchester. Begin with Valentine’s Afternoon Tea with pastries and champagne at The Promenade (£65 per person, available February 11-14), followed by Valentine’s Dinner at three Michelin-starred Alain Ducasse (£215 per person, available February 14) or at The Grill (£110 per person, available February 14), both with champagne. Escape to The Dorchester Spa for a Time for Two Treatment including Valmont Facial and massage (£220 per person). The hotel’s Valentine’s Package includes one night accommodation for two with a complimentary upgrade subject to availability, a welcome bottle of Laurent-Perrier champagne and English breakfast for two. (From £635 for a Superior King, £785 for a Studio Suite; valid February 10-19, subject to availability.)
45 PARK LANE, LONDON
This state-of-the-art hotel is located just steps away from its sister property, The Dorchester. Couples staying at 45 Park Lane can toast their love with specialty cocktails at Bar 45 and dine on a three-course Valentine’s Dinner at CUT at 45 Park Lane, acclaimed chef Wolfgang Puck’s debut and only restaurant in Europe (£115 per person; available February 14). 45 Park Lane’s Valentine’s Package includes one night accommodation for two with a complimentary upgrade subject to availability, a bottle of Lanson champagne and English breakfast for two. (From £610 in a Superior King, £955 in a Park View Studio Suite; valid February 10-19, subject to availability.)
COWORTH PARK, ASCOT
Bid the city adieu this Valentine’s Day at Dorchester Collection’s luxury country house hotel and spa, Coworth Park. The country house estate nestled in Ascot, 45 minutes from London, makes a charming setting for romance. Book the Valentine’s Package that includes one night accommodation for two with a complimentary upgrade subject to availability, a bottle of Laurent-Perrier Brut champagne, and English breakfast for two. (From £415 in a Stable Superior Room or £585 in a Stable Junior Suite, valid February 10-19, subject to availability.) Enjoy the countryside with Valentine’s Afternoon Tea including Veuve Clicquot Brut champagne (£50 per person, available February 11-14) or Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé champagne and a box of handmade chocolates (£60 per person). There will also be a Valentine’s Tasting Menu at Restaurant Coworth Park (£120 per person, or £195 per person with wine pairing, available February 11 and 14), or a cozy three- or four-course Valentine’s Dinner with rosé champagne at The Barn (£70 or £80 per person, respectively, available February 11-14). Finally, relax with a View for Two Treatment with a glass of champagne in the double suite at The Spa at Coworth Park (from £130 per person, available February 11-14).
HOTEL PRINCIPE DI SAVOIA, MILAN
Hotel Principe di Savoia, located in Piazza della Repubblica, offers couples a taste of romance in the fascinating city of Milan. The Valentine’s Break includes one night accommodation for two, a bottle of Laurent-Perrier champagne and strawberries, a celebratory dinner designed by chef Alessandro Buffolino at Acanto Restaurant and limousine service to and from the historical center where guests can sightsee and shop. (From €409 in a Classic Room and €689 in an Ambassador Junior Suite; valid from February 12 until February 19, subject to availability.) Guests can also experience Club 10 Spa & Fitness Centre with special treatments including Longevity Skin Regimen by Comfort Zone which is ideal for couples. It includes a facial treatment for ladies, a renewing and restoring treatment that helps prevent the signs of aging. At the same time, their partner can work out with a personal trainer for one hour. At the end of the session, couples have complimentary access to Club 10 facilities for a maximum of three hours. (€220.00 for two people; valid February 10-17). Or, couples can relax with massages. Ladies can experience a Himalayan Salt Massage by Comfort Zone (1 hour and 20 minutes), a special ritual with salt stones and original coarse salt from the Himalayas that provides rebalancing and relaxing, ideal for relieving pain, stimulating metabolism and improving blood circulation. For gentlemen, a Deep Tissue massage is aimed at reducing muscular tension (1 hour and 20 minutes). Couples will also have complimentary access to Club 10 facilities for a maximum of three hours. (€300 for two people; valid February 10-17).
THE BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL, BEVERLY HILLS
Discover the hotel’s timeless Hollywood glamour with a romantic escape for two at The Beverly Hills Hotel. Get cozy in a Deluxe Room or Junior Suite, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, and $110 daily breakfast credit per room. (From $865 in a Deluxe Room with patio and fireplace, $1,045 in a Junior Suite with or without patio; valid February 10-19, subject to availability.) Toast your time together with a specialty True Romance cocktail at the Polo Lounge, and then enjoy a four-course Valentine’s Dinner Menu (pre-fixe, $175, available February 14).
HOTEL BEL-AIR, LOS ANGELES
Hotel Bel-Air, the legendary romantic destination in California is a tranquil paradise. Guests can enjoy luxury accommodations for two, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne, Wolfgang Puck chocolates and chocolate-covered strawberries, and $110 daily breakfast credit per room. (From $865 in a Grand Deluxe Room; valid February 10-19, subject to availability.) The warm and inviting setting of Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air is the inspiration for chef Hugo Bolanos’ Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu, with four courses featuring truffles served onsite or with rose petals by candlelight in your room (pre-fixe, $175; available February 14). Relax with the Love Will Keep Us Together Treatment at Spa by La Prairie featuring massage and La Prairie Signature Facial, manicure and pedicure, champagne and sweet treats for two. (3.5 hours duration, $1,120 for two, plus 20% service charge), or the Cupid’s Caviar Retreat Treatment featuring a 60 minute La Prairie Signature Caviar Massage, 90 minute Ultimate Caviar Lift Facial, champagne and sweets for two. (2.5 hours duration, $1,050 for two, plus 20% service charge).
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