Hotels and resorts are raising the bar when it comes to creating romantic and memorable packages for their guests. From Utah to South Africa, couples can head to luxurious hotels or glamorous ranches to experience unique activities.
Read on to see some of the most adventurous and romantic getaways for Valentine's Day or any weekend in February.
Royalton New York
Named one of the "World's Sexiest Hotels" by Travel + Leisure, the Royalton is a boutique hotel located in the heart of New York City, just a few blocks from Times Square. Visitors can enjoy the Royalton Fireplace in one of the 55 guestroom wood-burning fireplaces, the first-ever fireplace program that is a full sensory immersion. Guests can choose from five wood types, each complemented by a menu of small plates and craft cocktails, to customize the experience in their hotel room.
For Valentine's Day, the hotel is introducing "Burn Baby Burn" Cherry Wood, a limited edition 6th scent that can be paired with an exclusive small plates and drink menu. In February, the Royalton Fireplace package, starting at $299 per night, also includes two signature Bar Forty Four Fireplace Cocktails and two small plates from the fire inspired tasting menu at Forty Four.
To really impress your loved one, stay in the Royalton's 1,700 square foot Penthouse South. The Penthouse features a king-size bed, 12-foot ceilings, in-suite fireplace, Jacuzzi soaking tub, spacious outdoor terrace, and New York skyline views.
According to Irish tradition, a woman can propose to the man she loves on Leap Day, February 29th. This leap year, three Berkshires properties - Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Hotel on North in Pittsfield, and Porches at MASS MoCA in North Adams - have introduced the "Leap into Love in the Berkshires" package. Guests can even choose from a variety of proposal experiences coordinated by Bonita Wilson, Main Street's "Proposal Concierge" and value-added romance packages.
Couples can choose from the following "Leap into Love in the Berkshires" packages:
Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, MA
The historic Red Lion Inn's "Snuggle Up" package includes overnight accommodations, dinner for two, and breakfast the following morning. Rates start at $345 (Sunday through Thursday) or $415 (Fridays and Saturdays), including all taxes and meal gratuities.
Hotel on North in Pittsfield, MA
The Hotel on North, which was named one of Architectural Digest's "Favorite New American Hotels" of 2015, is located in close proximity to some of the area's best cultural sights and experiences. This February and March, the hotel is introducing its "Date Night on North" package which includes continental breakfast for two, one three course dinner for two at Eat with oyster amuse, and, in the guest room, champagne with strawberries and cream upon arrival. Rates start at $380 for weekdays and $405 for weekends, including all taxes and meal gratuities.
Porches Inn at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA
One block from MASS MoCA, one of the country's largest contemporary art museums, is the Porches Inn. Art-loving couples who book the "Date Night" package receive 2 tickets to MASS MoCA, dinner for two at one of the area's restaurants (excluding beverages and gratuity), a bottle of wine, and a continental breakfast. Rates start at $305 per night (Sunday to Thursday) or $349 per night (Friday and Saturday).
The Mayflower Hotel
Since 1925, the Mayflower Hotel has been one of D.C.'s most talked about properties. Last July, the Mayflower joined Marriott International's exclusive portfolio of hotels, the Autograph Collection. To celebrate this honor, the Hotel will be offering an exclusive package to its guests. The "Presidential Privilege Package" includes:
- Two nights in the newly renovated Presidential or Mayflower suite
- Personal paparazzi with Flytographer, to follow you around the nation's capital, capturing you at the city's most iconic locations, including your arrival to the U.S. Capitol
- A personal "secret service" butler on hand during your stay
- The Mayflower Concierge to arrange your day of power in DC, complete with:
- Special tour of the U.S. Capitol with a former Congressman, offering behind-the-scenes, exclusive access to rarely visited, private locations
- Private Monument at Night Tour
- Dinner at one of DC's most exclusive restaurants
- Limo transportation for the evening
The Resort at Paws Up
At this luxury wilderness retreat, couples can take in the beautiful, 37,000 snow-covered acres of scenery without worrying about pitching a tent. The Resort at Paws Up is a true glamping (glamourous camping) experience, featuring rustic Wilderness Estates, gourmet cuisine, and live music in addition to a number of outdoor activities, from swimming and hiking to horseback riding and Montana fly fishing.
Montana's premier luxury ranch resort, located 35 miles along a scenic drive outside of Missoula, is offering an unbelievable "Valentine's Day Weekend" package that includes:
- Welcome bouquet of one dozen roses
- Romantic escape welcome basket, including champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries
- "Cooking with Chocolate" cooking class for two with wine pairing
- Intimate one-hour hands-on cooking class for two with The Resort's Executive Chef Ben Jones
- Bottle of champagne with oysters and caviar during a dinner
- Couple's massage
Can't go away for Valentine's Day? The Resort at Paws Up has a number of equally romantic, and impressive, packages, from a "Honeymoon Package" to a Montana Master Grillers or Chefs Weekend.
Located in a protected valley in the heart of the Grand Circle, the largest concentration of national parks in the U.S., Amangiri welcomes visitors with beautiful views and luxurious accommodations.
This Valentine's Day, couples staying for two nights or more will enjoy complimentary dining, stargazing with an astronomer, daily guided group hikes, group yoga and mat Pilates sessions, and return transfers to and from Page Airport. Couples will also be treated to two violin concerts performed by the Carpenter siblings, violinists Sean and Lauren, and world-leading solo violist David.
Rates start at $1,990 per night, including taxes and fees on room rate.
The Gleneagles Hotel
Also known as 'the palace in the glens,' this gorgeous 5 star luxury resort was established in 1924 and is situated on 850 acres in the heart of Scotland. The Gleneagles features three championship golf courses, a shooting range, fishing, falconry, off-road driving and horse riding, two indoor pools, a spa, and a restaurant with two Michelin stars.
This Valentine's Day, couples can enjoy the Gleneagles' Valentine's Extravaganza event, which includes overnight accommodations, a 3-course dinner in the resort's grand ballroom, a ballet performance by the Ballet Theatre UK, and a reception with champagne and canapés. Rates start at £475 (about $687) per room per night.
Named one of the world's best hotels and the hotel with the best service in the Caribbean by Travel + Leisure, Curtain Bluff in Antigua is a picturesque peninsula that's perfect for a wedding, honeymoon, or a romantic getaway.
The resort's "Over-the-Top, Under-the-Stars Package" is a great way to celebrate your relationship. This package, which starts at $5,000 (not including room rates), includes:
- After hours buyout of the 5,000 square foot spa
- Picturesque sunset dinner on the spa terrace
- Relaxing couples massage in private, outdoor treatment rooms that overlook the sea
- A dozen red roses and a bottle of champagne
- Sleeping under the stars in a canopy bed on the spa's intimate terrace
- Personalized embroidered spa robes
Sanctuary Retreats Makanyane Lodge
The Makanyane Lodge in South Africa's North West Province, designed to have minimal environmental impact, is a luxurious retreat overlooking the Marico River. The exclusivity and personal attention at the Lodge is highlighted in the fact that it only holds sixteen guests, which also creates an intimate and romantic atmosphere.
Couples also have the opportunity to sleep under the stars on a romantic, second-story sleeping deck. Rates start at $450 per night.