Cupid’s Corner: Romantic Dates in the Shenandoah Valley

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Cupid’s Corner: Romantic Dates in the Shenandoah Valley
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Valentine’s Day is one of the best holiday’s to celebrate with your loved one. Whether you’re spending a devoted night in a hotel or enjoying some delicate cuisine. What better way to spend this loving holiday with the one you care about the most than in the Shenandoah Valley?

This is a hard holiday.  Women expect to be treated special and men are rarely asked what they would like. For some couples, the men let the women make the plan.  Most women love flowers much more than a box of candy.  For other women it is trip. Men who know to cook can save a lot of money by cooking that special woman dinner, plus the women love it. Men are not as financially driven. They just want to know they are special.  The most important thing is you spend time together.

Here are some ideas:

A great place to start is Nibblins located in Rutherford Crossing, Winchester, VA.  Known for its fudge, the macaroons and chocolate covered Oreos will definitely take first place instead of that commercial box of chocolates. If not candy, then a favorite bottle of wine or that single malt scotch. Follow that with a wonderful card and perhaps a rose and you off to making this holiday special for your love one.

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Looking for a romantic evening with a bowl of popcorn and some of the finest local beer on tap, Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester, Virginia has a number of movies playing the weekend of February 14, with their eight theater cinema and a full meal/bar service. One of the most romantic fun comedy is “The Princess Bride”.

Look for a cozy place to stay with that special someone? Hillbrook Inn and Spa in Charles Town, West Virginia has a Valentine’s Day Five-Course Candlelit Dinner on Friday, February 12th-Sunday, February 14th seating promptly at 7:00 pm with 4 glass wine pairing incorporating only the freshest and finest ingredients.

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Hillbrook Inn is known for it’s spa getaway perfect for pampering you and your loved one. Their services include: massage therapy, facial and body treatments, polarity, cosmetic, and nail care. Personally, I sure love chocolate and a unique experience is Hillbrook Gate House Spa’s luxurious, chocolate-inspired spa service. Limited time only!

Come to Holiday Inn & Suites in Front Royal to enjoy dinner and drinks at their wonderful Houlihan’s Restaurant and Bar located right next to the lobby. Had a little too much fun? Finish off your romantic night in one of their immaculate comfortable rooms. Haven’t had enough fun just yet? Take a load off in their indoor heated pool and wake up to a fresh, hot breakfast at Houlihan’s Restaurant.

Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown, West Virginia is having some excellent Valentine’s Day cuisine specialties and overnight stay packages. Food specialties include Charcuterie and Imported Cheese for Two, Seafood Platter for Two, Chateaubriand for Two, and Café Gourmand for Two a Valentine’s Dessert Sampler. They also have a wide variety of Sparkling Wines you can choose from. As for their Valentine’s Day Packages, they are available from today to the February 15th. River View Corner, River View Luxury, Garden View Center, and Garden

The George Washington Grand Hotel in Winchester, Virginia is a gorgeous historical hotel within easy walking distance of Old Town Mall in Winchester, Virginia. Enjoy a couple’s massage, then dinner at the George’s Food and Spirits.

If you want to be in the heart of the mountains at a wonderful ski resort, then Massanutten Resort in Harrisonburg, Virginia is  your choice. Pink Party Saturday is in their Encounters Lounge on the second floor of the Ski Lodge where if you wear pink not $1 of your cover charge is donated to the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation but whoever wears the most pink is eligible to win one of their 3 awards of the evening. This is one Romantic Adventure that you won’t want to miss!

Magnolia.s at the Mill

Magnolia’s at the Mill in Purcellville, Virginia  has many different cuisines to choose from, this February 14th. They will be serving lobster, king crab, caviar, and oysters all weekend in addition to their four course Valentine’s Day menu. Finally for dessert they will be serving a Melange a Trois which includes lollipops, dipped truffles, and a cherry cheesecake. Yum! I don’t know about you but I know where I’ll be headed this Valentine’s Day.


L’Auberge Provencale Bed and Breakfast is having a special the month of February. They will re-opening their Parisian bar & lounge the first week of the month and for each couple who books the first month with receive a $35.00 credit. Christian Borel son of the owner states, “Come for something sweet with your beloved and stay in a suite at L’Auberge. Also, come and enjoy our farm to table restaurant and lounge.”

Enjoy romance — have a great weekend.

“Hi, my name is Amanda and I am a junior at Shenandoah University.  I am doing an internship with GoBRT and will be writing a number of blogs.  Looking forward to your comments.”