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6 of the Best Valentine’s Day Weekend Getaways in the U.S.

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February is fast approaching. Perhaps Cupid has recently struck you with an arrow. Maybe you and your partner are celebrating decades spent together. A Valentine’s Day weekend getaway is an excellent opportunity for couples to escape from their everyday lives and cherish quality time with one another. Opt for adventure or choose to relax. Not big into this love-ridden holiday? We have suggestions for Galentine’s vacations as well! Continue reading for an idea of where to go this February and learn more about making your trip one for the books in our Romantic Getaway Guide!

6 Valentine’s Day Weekend Getaways

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1. Let Your Troubles Melt Away in Chimney Rock, NC

It comes as no surprise that the North Carolina mountains make for an ideal romantic escape. With stunning peaks setting the scene, romance abounds. Visit world-class attractions such as the Biltmore Estate. Get your fill of nature in Chimney Rock State Park. You might even prefer staying in and simply relaxing in a remarkably rustic bed and breakfast.

mountain skyline in the blue ridge mountains in winter

Stay at the Esmeralda Inn, Restaurant, & Spa

The Esmeralda Inn, Restaurant, & Spa boasts all you need for a dream romantic weekend getaway. Opt for a vacation package that caters to your every need with luxurious treatments including couples massages, wine, and a romantic dinner for two. Their on-site restaurant and spa allow you to enjoy world-class treatments as well as farm-to-table meals all in one place!

Esmeralda Inn

2. Cherish Moments of Bliss in Sonoma County Wine Country

Escape the big city of San Francisco, California, and head to Sonoma Wine Country for a wine tasting experience you won’t experience anywhere else. Unwind, unplug, and reconnect with the love of your life in one of the most beautiful settings in the U.S. With rocky coastal terrain, vast vineyards, and towering redwoods to look forward to, you’re in for quite the treat!

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Stay at Applewood Inn and Spa

Applewood Inn and Spa makes an ideal home away from home during your vacation in Sonoma County Wine Country. Couples looking for a relaxing spa experience paired with a food and wine experience can revel in an inclusive vacation at this charming B&B at the heart of the Russian River Valley Pinot growing region.

Applewood Inn and Spa

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3. Admire Dramatic Backdrops of Vineyards and Virginia Mountains

Pack up your winter hiking gear and prepare for cold-weather adventures in the Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. As baby blue, navy, and grey hues paint the Virginia mountain horizon, share old memories while creating new ones. We suggest staying in Charlottesville, VA, for easy access to forested parks and other great attractions!

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Stay at the Inn at 400 West High

The Inn at 400 West High resides in downtown Charlottesville and boasts contemporary comfort, eclectic style, and whimsically romantic experiences! Explore local vineyards, attend musical performances, or spend your day in the great outdoors. Then, return to the B&B for a relaxing evening you, and your significant other will love. 

Inn at 400 West High

4. Hit the Slopes in Galena, IL

Chestnut Mountain Ski Resort, in Galena, is the largest ski resort in the state of Illinois! For adventurous, athletic couples, there’s no better place to spend your Valentine’s Day than out on the slopes. Ride the chairlift up to the top of the mountain and ski down a 475-foot vertical drop! Then, return to a luxurious, boutique inn for a soak in a hot tub or Jacuzzi.

Young couple with skis outdoors on the ski lift

Stay at Jail Hill Inn

Stay just one block away from historic Galena, Illinois at Jail Hill Inn. Upon arrival, you receive wine and cheese as well as champagne and chocolates in your suite. Wake up to a gourmet three-course breakfast, then spend your day skiing and shopping downtown, and finally, return to this charming inn that overlooks the countryside.

Jail Hill Inn

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5. Go Antique Shopping in Charleston, SC

Maybe you’re not really into all things mushy and gushy. Grab your closest gal pals and head to historic Charleston, SC, for antique shopping! Peruse glass cases of vintage costume jewelry, admire Baroque-inspired artworks, and encounter Civil War-era treasures. Stroll along King Street for wares, stop for a meal at a highly acclaimed restaurant, then head back to your B&B! 

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Stay at the John Rutledge House Inn B&B

Have you always wanted to stay somewhere deemed a National Historic Landmark? John Rutledge built what is now John Rutledge House Inn Bed and Breakfast in 1763. Share laughs and glasses of sherry or sweet tea with your friends in the same ballroom where patriots, statesmen, and presidents met. Staying in this antebellum home is a one-of-a-kind experience!

John Rutledge House Inn

6. Have a Girls Getaway in Amelia Island, FL

Encounter an exciting selection of things to do on Amelia Island, another charming historic city, with your friends! From horseback riding on the beach to exploring a vibrant arts and culture scene, the fun doesn’t seem to end in Fernandina Beach, Florida. Soak up the salty air, indulge in delightful, Southern seafood cuisine and have the time of your life!

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Stay at Fairbanks House

The Fairbanks House will have you and your girlfriends singing along to Cyndi Lauper like, “girls just wanna have fu-un,” by the end of your stay! Cheerful innkeepers, beautiful accommodations, and the natural beauty of Amelia Island, FL, makes for the perfect Galentine’s getaway with your best buds!

Fairbanks House

Stay Select

If you foresee a Valentine’s Day weekend getaway in your future, rest assured that Select Registry’s properties will provide a standard of luxury that is unrivaled in today’s hospitality industry. Maybe you and your partner are in desperate need of a romantic retreat. Perhaps you and your best girlfriends are in the market for exciting escapades somewhere new. Either way, rest assured your experience at one of our bed and breakfasts, inns, boutique hotels, lodges, or luxury cabins will ensure your vacation is one for the books!

Life’s too short not to travel more! Start planning your getaway today, and Stay Select!

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