A day of sking or riding always beats a box of chocolates -- though it comes close when we're talking about that super dark, lightly salted Aztec stuff. The point being that if you really want to do something special on Valentine's Day, treat your sweetheart to a romantic lift ride, an elegant dinner and maybe a cup of hot chocolate for good measure.
Here's a round up of last minute Valentine's Day ideas throughout the Northeast, because let's face it, everyone leaves these sort of things to the end.
Valentine's Day Romance Package from Greek Peak.
Includes: Bottle of wine or champagne in your room at check-in; a small cheese & crackers platter with the wine; dinner for two at the Acorn Grill (one appetizer, two entrees, one dessert); room service breakfast in bed; and one hour in a VIP Suite at Waterfalls Spa. Includes choice of sauna or tub followed by a 30-minute couples massage . . . maximum value $25. Call 800-955-2754.
$25 Lift tickets at Crotched Mountain
Tickets can be purchased online or at the ticket window between the hours of 9 a.m to 9 p.m on Feb. 14, 2012. Each purchased Valentine ticket will include a 'buy one, get one' Midnight Madness voucher valid for the 11-12 Season.
Ski and Ride for only $14 at Sugarbush
No coupon or voucher required. After the lifts close, swing by the Castlerock Pub for "Ballantine's Day" sponsored by Ballantine Ale or sneak away for a romantic dining experience at Timbers Restaurant.
Smugglers' Club Vacation Package at Smuggs
Includes: a cheese gift box from Cabot Creamery; $50 in Smugglers' Gold spending cash which can be used towards a Valentine's dinner; a gift from 3 Mountain Outfitters sport shop; a massage, or other programs or services of the guest’s choosing at Smugglers’ Condominium lodging; daily lift tickets; use of the indoor pool and hot tubs; snow tubing and more. Starts at $139/pp, per night. Call 800-451-8752.
Legends Valentine's Day Wine Event at Sunday River
Enjoy a stylish and contemporary wine tasting tour through the Italian Dolomites with Ms. Erika Gallon. Beginning at 4 p.m at Legends Restaurant, $15.00/person. Afterwards Legends is offering a special Valentine’s Day three-course dinner, featuring Tenderloin of Beef and Lobster Tail, and includes a bottle of wine. Cost of the dinner is $75 per couple. Live music. Reservations are recommended, 207-824-5858.