Marshall, Michigan (PressExposure) February 02, 2010 -- This Valentineâs Day, cozy up to unique getaways among Americaâs Most Romantic Hideaways and Best Places to Kiss. Select RegistryTM, Distinguished Inns of North America offers something to suit every couple. From sleigh rides and food fests to wine country weekends, guests of these award-winning inns, B&Bs and small boutique hotels across North America will find more variety than a box full of chocolates.
All Select Registry (www.selectregistry.com) properties share the distinction of showcasing the B&B industryâs best of the best. The organizationâs 400 members include recipients of the AAA-Four Diamond and National Register of Historic Places designations. They rank high on Top Ten lists of all types, from Leading Inns of North America to Best Porches in America, Best Places To Watch Bird Migrations and more.
You donât have to roam far to be swept off your feet. Located in and around popular destinations across the USA and Canada, Select Registry inns beckon with one-of-a-kind Valentineâs Day packages like these:
Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn, McMinnville, Ore. Chocolate lovers, melt into a gourmet getaway in the heart of Oregonâs wine country. Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn hosts its second annual Not Your Mamaâs Chocolate wine pairing event, Sat., Feb. 13, featuring unique chocolate creations and award-winning Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir tastings from the innâs organic estate. On Sun., Feb. 14, a four-course Valentineâs Dinner treats couples to a chocolate-inspired menu. Indulge in sweet and savory pairings like pumpkin-chocolate ravioli and grilled duck with chocolate-cherry sauce. Linger between dishes with signature wine selections and scenic views from the innâs elegant dining room. Dinner is offered at $75 per couple as an add-on to the nightly rate, which starts at $210 per night. Reservations for dinner are required. The Not Your Mamaâs Chocolate event is $15 per person and free to wine club members.
Nestled among 22 acres of hilltop vineyards, Youngberg Hill blends old-world ambiance with modern luxury. The eight-room manor house offers four richly appointed suites and four guestrooms featuring sumptuous bedding, plush robes and private baths, with deluxe amenities that include Jacuzzi tubs, in-room fireplaces and private balconies. Following a full gourmet breakfast, guests can find quiet solace in the sunlit library and lounging salon, stroll the Youngberg vineyard or explore more than 80 nearby wineries. The innâs wrap-around veranda showcases a breathtaking panorama overlooking the Coastal Range, Mount Jefferson, Mount Hood and the Willamette Valley.
Swann House Bed and Breakfast, Wash., DC Marry Valentineâs Day and Presidentâs Day with a romance-filled, long holiday weekend set in the nationâs capital. Located in the Dupont Circle Historic District, Swann House Bed and Breakfast is a turn-of-the-century mansion with 12 unique guestrooms featuring private baths, luxury goose down bedding, flat-screen televisions, MP3 radios, complimentary WiFi and more. Some rooms include wood-burning fireplaces, private decks and whirlpool tubs. Guests here enjoy a bountiful continental breakfast, afternoon refreshments and evening cordials. For Valentineâs Day, choose from a selection of add-on packages that range from chocolate-covered strawberries and long stemmed roses to in-room couplesâ massages. Packages start at $95 in addition to the nightly rate, ranging from $175 - $395.
Blending nineteenth-century craftsmanship with modern convenience, Swann House welcomes with a warm, lively ambiance beneath crystal chandeliers and original plaster moldings. The inn is ideally situated minutes from the White House, Smithsonian museums and National Zoo, as well as dozens of restaurants, cafÃ©s, shops and eclectic nightlife. Just a short stroll away is Washingtonâs world-class Metro subway system, ready to whisk guests away to famous monuments and museums in the Capitol.
Beechwood Inn, Clayton, Ga. The historic Beechwood Inn invites couples to wine-down with a Tuscan-inspired culinary weekend set amidst the North Georgia Mountains. Beginning Fri., Feb. 12, the inn hosts three nights of gourmet events that include Italian wine tastings, hors dâoeuvres, live music and more. As its main showcase on Sat., Feb. 13, the Beechwood hosts a multi-course dinner featuring Tuscan dishes, such as Lobster Pomodoro with Cognac Cream Sauce and Humanely Raised, Organic Veal with Tuscan Herbs & Wild Mushrooms. Each course is accompanied by a selection of Italian wines and award-winning vintages from the innâs wine cellar. The Valentineâs Package includes a one-night stay for two on Saturday, with gourmet breakfast on Sunday, starting at $434.00 plus tax and gratuity. Add a second night on Friday or Sunday with wine and appetizers included for a total of $653.00 per couple.
The 1922-era Beechwood Inn offers luxury accommodations in eight rustic guestrooms and a private cottage, with handmade quilts, original artwork, spacious bath with spa amenities and more. Many rooms offer private verandas with rugged mountain views, and most include fireplaces. Located along the Scenic Georgia Wine Highway, Beechwood Inn boasts a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Its 3,000-bottle wine cellar features more than 400 varieties of wine from around the world. The inn is also committed to sustainability, with eco-friendly practices that include an extensive recycling program, use of organic or locally grown foods and pesticide-free gardens.
Inn at Ellis River, Jackson, N.H. Take in breathtaking views of snow-laced mountains and conifer forests from the cozy seat of an authentic Austrian sleigh. The Inn at Ellis River offers a three-night Valentineâs Day retreat, Feb. 12 â 15, featuring a horse-drawn sleigh ride through scenic trail loops in the heart of the White Mountains. As part of the package, couples also enjoy a candlelit dinner in the historic town of Jackson, daily gourmet breakfasts, champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries and more. After a romp in this winter wonderland, cozy up with warm refreshments served hearthside or a soak in the atrium-enclosed hot tub overlooking Ellis River. The Valentineâs Day package starts at $559 plus tax for a three-nights stay with dinner and daily breakfasts.
The Inn at Ellis River is a charming hideaway surrounded by woodland vistas and waterfalls just minutes from Mount Washington. The innâs 21 guestrooms and suites feature period furnishings, featherbeds, DVD players, clock radio CD players and more. Many rooms have Jacuzzi baths and private balconies, and most feature wood-burning or electric fireplaces. The inn also offers a game room and cozy pub. Winter activities include snowshoeing and cross-country skiing along numerous alpine trails nearby.
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