5 Most Romantic Southern West Virginia Date IdeasFebruary 2, 2015
1. A Resort State Park Getaway
Step into the beauty of nature for some scenery, solace and celebration. Pipestem Resort State Park and Twin Falls Resort State Park both have Sweetheart Weekend packages. Or head to Twin Falls for a Friday night dance-off mixer. Then enjoy the beauty of nature and the park’s signature waterfalls on a guided nature hike. Saturday, you can dine on a special Valentine’s Day selection, accompanied by cocktails from the cash bar. After dinner, dance or use “funny money” in the Dazed by Love Auction.
At Pipestem, check in to indulge in the dessert & more evening. Then, cozy up in the McKeever Lodge for 2 nights, and enjoy a fine buffet as you dance to the tunes of The Beach Nite Band.
2. A Sweet Spa Stay
While you’re at Pipestem, make time to visit Pipestem Spa for Valentine’s Day specials. Every day in February, you can enjoy romance specials, including:
- A couple’s massage with chocolates and champagne.
- A hot stone and sugar scrub foot massage with Godiva Chocolate Liqueur-spiked hot chocolate.
- A full half-day package of pampering with relaxing treatments an a milk bubble bath. Or, head to The Resort at Glade Springs for a rejuvenating day at their Spa Orange. Choose from a variety of massages, body treatments, facials, or a salon service.
3. A Cabin Retreat
Sometimes, the best gift is some calm alone time to spend together. Enjoy charming rustic lodges or elegant, upscale cabins with all the amenities to help you both escape your stresses. You can find a secluded, cozy cabin anywhere in Southern WV.
4. Heart-Pumping Adventure
Spend a day in the outdoors. Local outfitters have amazing adventures all year long, from ziplining through the snowy canopy to riding horseback along the hills at sunset.If you’re looking to slide the slopes, take a 3-day weekend at Winterplace for skiing, snowboarding and tubing. Because Valentine’s Day is also Presidents’ Day Weekend, you can stay with your beloved over the heart-themed holiday, and extend your day end even ski free on Monday! Cuddle up like snow bunnies in the lodge after a long day, and serenade your sweetheart in the karaoke contest Saturday night.
You can enjoy adventures and a party at Adventures on the Gorge, where you can book a guide to explore, then come back to a lavish “Monte Carlo” casino night at their award-winning restaurant, Smokey’s on the Gorge. Dine on a gourmet Cajun and Creole-inspired dinner, then sip a martini looking snazzy as you throw down your chips to win tickets for the end-of-evening auction.
5. Explore Small Town Charm
Princeton has one of its Valentine’s events a week early, so if you want a real surprise your significant other won’t see coming, sweep them away to La Rouge: A Red Dress Event on Feb. 7. Wear the color of passion, and meet and greet some of this budding arts town’s most passionate crafters at the RiffRaff Arts Collective, chatting over wine, cheese and other refreshments. Then, pop over to neighboring Bluefield for an upscale dinner at David’s at the Club. How about a weekend in one of “America’s Coolest Small Towns” in Lewisburg? Friday night, delight in the versatile classic, jazz, folk and blues sounds of Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play at one of America’s few Carnegie Halls still in regular use today. Saturday, get a reservation at Food and Friends or the General Lewis Inn for a delicious meal. Top it off with something sweet from The Bakery.
Of course, if you really want a simple, special date, try exploring quaint Monroe County. Or, nothing beats a nice, slow-paced dinner together, sharing bites of your meal and enjoying each other’s company.
How will you be spending your Valentine’s Day?