Give up just buying Flowers — Give her a Wow Romantic Weekend in the Blue Ridge!
Go Blue Ridge Travel has the hottest news of the two most Romantic Getaways for Valentine’s. It only takes a phone call for reservations, pack the overnight- don’t forget her makeup, and drive away from the city to the beautiful northern Blue Ridge Shenandoah Valley. Your stop this weekend is in the Wild and Wonderful West Virginia Region… better known as DC’s Backyard Playground.
Hillbrook Inn, A Country House Hotel in Charles Town, West Virginia is offering three packages. Choose Friday and Saturday or Sunday and Monday for your two night stay. Your partner will think you planned all of this. Upon arrival you have a Champagne greeting, box of Chocolates and a bouquet of roses in your elegant suite. Plus a complimentary red or white wine. One of your nights you take part in a five –course candlelit dinner where your partner is handed a beautiful rose and you enjoy a signature drink at cocktail. There will be no menu presented at dinner. Instead, every course is a pleasant surprise designed by Executive Chef Christine Hale.
Picture a European style country house hotel cascading down a limestone ridge on eight levels, with 2000 panes of glass flooding the interior with light. Imagine the rich patina of old wood, the gleam of polished brass, the deep jewel tones of oriental carpets. Imagine, too, Flemish oils, African masks, dramatic contemporary sculpture, and a library lined with books. Add the flicker of candles and the warmth of a fire. A love seat. An intimate table for two. Even if it is cold, there are romantic fireplaces, books to read, or just cuddle together and enjoy each other. Please tell Carissa and Chris Zanella, Innkeepers of Hillbrook Inn, Go Blue Ridge Travel salutes their wonderful planned weekend.
If you need more excitement, head to Hollywood Casino for a night of fun entertainment or take a short ride to one of DC’s Wine Country’s Vineyards. Almost all vineyards will be offering chocolate this weekend…. Just for Valentine’s.
For a small town romantic experience, take a look at the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Again, not more than an hour from the city, the Bavarian Inn is a step back to the old country with a “Wine Spectator Award Winning Wine Cellar” . Their Executive Chef Wolfgang Vomend has created a Valentine menu especially for couples from a Valentine Appetizer Sampler to duo of Oysters, a Chateaubriand for Two or a Seafood Sampler for Two and finally wrap up the evening with a special Valentines Dessert for Two which includes Chocolate Ganache, Chocolate Gran Marnier Mousse, Cherry Heart Tart, and Berry Panache. Ask for Christian or David. These two brothers write a wonderful wine column in our local paper. They definitely have different taste but are both experts on wines both local and around the world. If you want to just take a beautiful stroll down a small town street visiting small specialty shops, it is Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Special Romance packages are available which include your hotel room overlooking the Potomac River with fireplaces in the Chalets, again a complimentary bottle of champagne.
The most important thing is that this weekend can be all about you and your partner. No stress, No traffic, breathe in the country.