Getaway for love

Hotels offer Valentine's Day escapes

  • The Sky-High Valentine's Romance Package at Swissotel The Stamford offers dinner for two on a helipad with views of the Singapore skyline.
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January 27, 2012|By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun

Want to escape with your sweetie for Valentine's Day? Packages abound, both near and far, for married soul mates or those who are single and want to mingle. (Taxes and gratuities are not included unless noted.) Here are just a few.

Romantic inns

Glen Cove Mansion, Long Island, N.Y. The 55-acre estate, the setting for the Audrey Hepburn romantic comedy "Sabrina," offers the "Love is in the Air" package, including accommodations, chocolate-covered strawberries, champagne, $50 gift hotel dining certificate and breakfast. Rates start at $199 per couple per night. Go to glencovemansioncom.

Lyme Inn, Lyme, N.H. Two-night package in a renovated country inn includes a tray of sweets and a bottle of champagne upon arrival. Guests will be treated to a three-course meal served fireside as well as a cooked-to-order breakfast each morning. Starts at $459.95 and is good through March 31. Go to thelymeinn.com.

Milliken Creek Inn & Spa, Napa, Calif. The intimate hotel (only 12 rooms) offers couples a chance to swoon over the delights of the Napa Valley — or each other. The "Heart of Napa Authentic Trio" package includes a five-hour private tour of three wine estates, with stops for tastings and a boxed picnic lunch. Guests also receive a 90-minute Chocolate Decadence spa experience with salt scrub and warm chocolate mud treatment, turndown service with rose petals and chocolate-covered strawberries. Available Feb. 1 to July 31. Rates start at $640 per night, based on double occupancy. Go to millikencreekinn.com.

Williamsburg Lodge, Colonial Williamsburg, Va. The "Chocolate Lovers" package includes two-night stay, breakfast, admission to the historic area, art museum admission and 25 percent discount on evening programs, carriage rides and more. Available Feb. 10-12 and Feb.17-19. Package starts at $94 per person, per night.

Casino couples

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, N.J. Celebrate the freedom of being unattached with the "Single & Fabulous" package, which starts at $139 per night and includes one-night stay in a Classic Room, buffet breakfast for two, drink coupons and 15 percent discount coupon at selected stores in the Shoppes at The Water Club. Couples can experience the "Sweet Romance" package, starting at $789 per night. The package includes one night in a suite, champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, $50 credit for breakfast in bed, in-suite couples massage and a 15 percent discount shopping coupon. Packages are good for an overnight stay on Feb. 14. Go to theborgata.com.

The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Take a chance on love at this historic hotel, which now also offers a Casino Club. The "Romance and Roses" package includes overnight stay, $100 resort credit, 15 percent discount on spa treatment, 25 percent discount on jewelry store purchases, a 5-by-7-inch couples portrait, champagne, roses and chocolate. Available Feb.10-14. One-night package rates start at $509.50; two-night rates start at $805. Go to greenbrier.com.

Inn at Harbor Hill Marina, Niantic, Conn. Stay two nights at this quaint waterfront inn within a short drive to Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mohegan Sun Casino or MGM Grand Casino. The two-night package includes candlelit breakfast, $70 dinner certificate to a local restaurant, bottle of champagne, chocolates and a CD of the inn's favorite love songs. Guests also receive a choice of two one-hour Swedish massages or a private one-horse carriage or sleigh ride (weather permitting.) Package ranges from $550 to $805, depending on days and room selection. Lodging tax is included.

City lovers

Affinia Hotels The boutique hotel brand offers the "Kiss & Tell" package in three locations: New York City, Chicago and Washington. The package includes accommodations, a list of romantic places to share a kiss, "Kiss Me" mints and turndown service with Hershey's Kisses and a split of champagne. Couples are encouraged to "kiss and tell" by sharing pictures of their kissable moments on Affinia Hotels' Facebook page, facebook.com/affiniahotels. Package rates start at $139 per night in New York City and Washington, and $149 in Chicago. Use promo code KISS. Go to affinia.com/KISS.

Gansevoort Park Avenue, New York This one is for all the single ladies — and gents. The hotel's "Single + Mingle" package includes a one-night stay, breakfast for two, two cocktails at the rooftop Plunge Bar, deep-tissue massage and more. Available Feb. 1-29. Rates start at $585 for a deluxe room, based on double occupancy, so bring a friend. Go to gansevoorthotelgroup.com.

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