To inspire you to book a fun-filled vacation for Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart, here are 5 luxury resorts that are helping couples celebrate love with memorable experiences. Whether you imagine yourself cozied up by a fireplace after a day on the ski slopes, having a thrilling adventure sightseeing from a private helicopter, or enjoying a couples massage at a luxurious spa retreat, here are some of the best luxury resorts to stay and play at for Valentine’s Day.
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole
Rekindle your romance this February in the Tetons at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Offering the ultimate winter experience, this is one of the best resorts to enjoy the balance of nature and upscale amenities at. Pamper yourselves with a couple’s ritual in The Spa, savor every bite of a delectable dessert duet made just for two, then cap off your day on the slopes with an intimate nightcap together at Ascent Lounge.
Revive and deepen the bond between you and your partner this February at The Spa with the Connection Ritual. Start your experience with a 30-minute private yoga practice followed by an aromatherapy couples massage that will help you and your loved one feel pampered and relaxed together.
After you’ve enjoyed a relaxing spa day, get ready to satisfy your sweet tooth. Executive Pastry Chef Rhonda Ashton of Westbank Grill presents a romantic “Dessert Duet” made just for two, available from Feb 10 to 14. Enjoy the blissful combination of Citrus Panna Cotta featuring orange confit, vanilla shortbread crumble, raspberry foam, lemon gel, and crystalized mint as well as Mini Molten Cake with caramel sauce, coffee ice cream, and almond cocoa nib tuile.
The Fairmont Banff Springs
If you and your significant other are searching for a romantic retreat that offers the perfect ambiance to reconnect with each other, as well as access to nature’s beauty, look no further than The Fairmont Banff Springs. Here you can both enjoy quality time together while taking in stunning views of the mountains.
The Fairmont Banff Springs, located in Banff National Park in Canada, (UNESCO World Heritage Site) is one of the most unique luxury resorts in Canada, as it’s a historic Castle with 764 rooms that sits at an altitude of 4,639 feet. You can see this spectacular Castle tower over you from miles away. The hotel offers award-winning cuisine, beautiful mountain vistas, and world-class amenities that you will share with your favorite person. While staying at the Fairmont, you can book winter experiences through the hotel – one of the perks of being so close to mother nature while staying at a world-class resort!
Here are a few of the unique experiences they offer:
- Enjoy a 45-minute sleigh ride with your loved one. This is the quintessential Western experience that will leave you in awe of your surroundings.
- Snuggle up next to your sweetheart in a helicopter, as you two are thousands of feet in the air, looking down, and all around the Canadian Rockies. This experience offers a unique and panoramic view of Banff National Park and the surrounding area.
- Admire the night sky like you never have before in Banff, one of Canada’s best stargazing destinations. Discover what it is like to explore the winter forest while getting an educational lesson about constellations, planets, and galaxies – all unlike anything you have seen previously.
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
Are you and your special someone looking for a dreamy wintertime escape? Look no further than the stunning Lake Tahoe region. Ski in the day, and relax lakeside with hot toddies at night! Not to mention The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe -the only AAA five-diamond mountain resort in Northern California – is nearby to add even more luxury and romance to your trip.
Step into a world of luxury and relaxation at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. Nestled mid-mountain and only 15 minutes away from Lake Tahoe’s crystalline waters, this upscale resort offers a romantic retreat in any season. Boasting crystal clear lake views and access to some of the best skiing, hiking, fine dining, and spa services – you name it. With ski-in/ski-out access and mountain concierge services available along with impeccable service from their staff – get ready for your ultimate alpine escape in this legendary destination. The sumptuous 17,000-square-foot slope-side spa at the resort is surrounded by a calming atmosphere of woods and water. Popular amongst couples for its relaxation qualities, the “Tranquility for Two” massage allows you to select from a variety of massages to destress together.
At the end of a blissful day, North Lake Tahoe’s Manzanita will provide you with an extraordinary dining experience. This restaurant combines classical techniques and contemporary culinary philosophy, as well as après offerings that make it a truly unique romantic spot.
The Meritage Resort at Napa
If your idea of romance involved sipping and swirling the best varietals that Napa Valley has to offer while enjoying leisurely days spent amongst the vineyards, then grab your sweety and book a Valentine’s Day vacation at one of the most relaxing luxury resorts in Napa, California.
Experience a magical getaway at The Meritage Resort and Spa, an opulent four-diamond luxury resort nestled among hillside vineyards. Explore the Estate Cave with your partner or indulge in pampering treatments inside Spa Terra—a magnificent subterranean spa featuring steam grottoes, whirlpools, and soothing water walls underground. Unwind outdoors by taking a dip in the pool or lounging near fireplaces; explore nearby vineyard walking trails for some sightseeing; and enjoy wine tasting at onsite tasting rooms located across the street at The Village at The Grand Reserve at The Meritage.
You can’t go wrong with a romantic night out in downtown Napa. Compline is the perfect spot for an elegant dinner, serving up lasagna, steak, and other delicious dishes from their exquisite menu. If Italian cuisine floats your boat more so than others, then Olive & Hay should be your choice- offering local Napa Valley ingredients that are sure to tantalize any taste buds.
For more suggestions for wine tasting, dining, and excursions like hot air balloon rides, read the Napa Valley Travel Guides on Inspirations & Celebrations.
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
This February, fall passionately in love in the Sonoran Desert at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. Enjoy a romantic getaway filled with luxe spa treatments, outdoor fitness classes to invigorate your soul, delicious al fresco dining, and warm moments together amidst cozy casita guest room or suite accommodations.
Dedicate your days to relaxation and leisure with the two-tier heated saltwater pool, lounging in a sumptuous cabana. For those seeking more activity, enjoy weekly events such as margarita demonstrations, craft beer tasting at Proof, guided hikes up Pinnacle Peak or partake in one of the various outdoor wellness classes.
Last, but not least, make February your month of romance by taking advantage of The Spa’s “Love Me, Love Me Not” couples massage. Immerse in pure relaxation and top off the experience with a glass of sparkling wine at Onyx Bar & Lounge to watch the sunset together.
No matter how or where you celebrate Valentine’s Day with the one you love, just remember to create special moments that you’ll cherish for years to come. Because really, the best gift you can give each other is the gift of quality time together.
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