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If you’re still in search of a fabulous experience to impress your special someone, these 5 romantic getaways are a must for couples during the season of love – or just about any season!

Romance is in the air, and just because Valentine’s Day is around the corner doesn’t mean that you can’t celebrate love all month long.  These 5 romantic experiences are a must for couples during the season of love – or just about any season!



Romance with Valentine’s Day Gift Card Packages

Burke Williams Spa Auve Daily

If you’re ready to relax with your loved-one, or to give yourself some well-needed love, Burke Williams Day Spa awaits with a rare treat:  Three packages designed with romance with relaxation in mind. The Romance, True Love, and For Two Gift Card Packages offer signature services at a discounted price, and packages are available now and vary slightly per spa location. With each purchase, guests will receive an H2V Travel Kit, filled with a complete regime of skin care products from Burke Williams.


Love will fill the air with Burke Williams Romance package, which includes a Spa Pedicure with choice of a 50-minute Pure Relaxation massage with enhancement or a 50-minute Spa Style Facial with peel or brightener. “Romance” is a rejuvenating and relaxing escape starting at just $159 (regular price $189 and up).

True Love

The special someone in your life can indulge in the True Love package, which includes a Spa Pedicure with a 50-minute Pure Relaxation massage with enhancement and a 50-minute Spa Style Facial with peel or brightener. A truly lavish and luxurious experience, “True Love” starts at just $279 (regular price $328 and up).

For Two

For Two is the ultimate way to celebrate Valentine’s Day as a couple, welcoming each of you to enjoy an 80-minute Pure Relaxation massage with enhancement or Spa Style Facial with peel or brightener. “For Two” also includes two H2V Travel Kits so you can both take home the benefits of Burke Williams exclusive H2V skin care line in a convenient travel bag. “For Two” starts at just $319 (regular price $378 and up).

Spa services and pricing for the packages vary per spa location. For information on Burke Williams and to find a spa near you visit www.BurkeWilliamsSpa.com or call 1-866-239-6635.



The lavish Champagne Berry Bliss treatment is a must for couples

Graton Resort and Casino

The Spa at Graton Resort

So what if Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday!  From February 10 – 19, couples can celebrate Valentine’s Day at the new Spa and Salon at Graton Resort & Casino with their new lavish Champagne Berry Bliss treatment. This treatment includes a customized couple’s massage with a soothing quinsyberry body oil, followed by the spa’s special Bright Eyes treatment – a rejuvenating eye treatment that combats fine lines, puffiness, and dark circles, through a combination of secret herbs and natural oils – with a light lymphatic drainage massage, and a face and cranial pressure points massage. Following the Bright Eyes treatment, couples will be treated to the all-natural, exfoliating Kissable Lips treatment. To sweeten the deal, couples will enjoy a champagne toast, chocolate truffles, and a complimentary quinsyberry botanical body oil takeaway gift.

Availability: February 10 – 19

Where: The Spa & Salon at Graton Resort & Casino
288 Golf Course Drive West
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Cost: $320 for the 50-minute treatment or $440 for the 80-minute treatment

For Reservations: Book a reservation by calling (707) 588-7830

More information: https://www.gratonresortcasino.com/Hotel/Spa



Grandeur Atop San Francisco’s Nob Hill

Stanford Court

Stanford Court stunning lobby

A hidden gem poised atop San Francisco’s Nob Hill, Stanford Court is the city’s modern 393-room hotel with stunning views both inside and outside of the hotel.  Here, a dreamy Valentine’s Day awaits, as the property’s I Left My Heart in San Francisco has all of the classic decorations, gifts, and romantic plans to spoil you and your loved one.  This package includes:

  • Festive heart-shaped strung lights in room
  • An exclusive gift box featuring Nuubia chocolate
  • One bottle of Napa sparkling wine and two flutes delivered to the room
  • Reservation for a romantic dinner for two at Nob Hill’s Osso Steakhousewithin package dates (Reservation for Valentine’s Day weekend must be booked by February 1)
  • Minimum of two nights in Deluxe accommodations at Stanford Court based on single/double occupancy

Advance reservations are required and cannot be combined with other special offers or existing reservations; the package is subject to availability and blackout dates.


For Reservations: Please visit here or call (855) 968-3430




Sit Back, Relax, and Experience Wine Country

If you haven’t already experienced the iconic Napa Valley Wine Train, then Valentine’s Day is the time to do it.  One of the few active historic passenger railroads in the United States, the Napa Valley Wine Train is an experience that echoes the glory days of train travel, with fine dining service, multi-course meals cooked to order, Napa Valley scenery and ultimate relaxation aboard exquisitely restored antique rail cars.

This Valentine’s Day, the 3-hour ride through wine country is designed to celebrate love with a number of romantic tours to choose. Sip a glass of bubbly during any one of these tours:

Lunch Train Options

From luxury dining to intimate tastings, the lunch train options are romantic ways to celebrate the day.

Dinner Train Options:

Enjoy the romance of the night with serenades from strolling musicians and a welcome glass of sparkling wine during the intimate dining tours detailed below:

For more information on reservations, pricing and schedules, visit here or call (800-427-4124).




The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe’s Debuts the Après Adventurist Program

Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

Certainly, one of the most incredible experiences one can have in Lake Tahoe is at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe.  Known for its high-end hospitality and stunning, mid-mountain views, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is debuting a year-round Après Adventurist Program designed to create thrilling and lasting memories during guests’ visit to Lake Tahoe.

Led by the resort’s experienced and knowledgeable team of experts, the program will run throughout the year, curating both winter and summer related activities.  The resort encourages guests to utilize the offering as an opportunity to explore the beautiful, natural surroundings that Lake Tahoe has to offer in unexpected ways.

The program launches immediately with two winter packages that embody the spirit of the Après Adventurist.

Après Adventurist Winter Package

This package allows guests to seamlessly transition from an eventful day in the snow to a calm and cozy atmosphere in their suite or guestroom carefully prepared by the Après Adventurist. The Après Adventurist will light the in-room fireplace, prepare appetizers and warming beverages, such as hot chocolate for the kids and hot toddies for the adults, as well as curate complimentary board games and movies. A soothing bubble bath can also be waiting for adventurers seeking to relax aching muscles. The package includes personal ski valet services with the Après Adventurist who can escort visitors through an action-packed ski experience or be on-hand to facilitate gear drying, morning boot warming and welcome-back glasses of Moët & Chandon after a day on the slopes. Personal concierge service for all dining and activity reservations will also be provided throughout the stay.

The Après Adventurist Winter Package starts at $999.00 per room, per night and is available in the premium room categories of club level guestrooms and one-bedroom suites only. An advance 7-day notice is required for booking at which time a non-refundable, full prepayment will be taken.


Pinnacle Après Adventurist Winter Package

This package, available only in the luxurious accommodations of a Residential Suite, is the epitome of refined extravagance and thrilling adventure. With a starting price of $125,000, this once in a lifetime experience offers five-star service and thoughtful touches throughout the four-night stay. Visitors will arrive in style via a private jet serviced from San Francisco International Airport to Truckee Tahoe Airport with a house car pick-up and be welcomed to the property by the Après Adventurist who will facilitate the full vacation from start to finish. Exceptional offerings arranged by the personal Après Adventurist include a private heli-skiing/snowboarding experience on remote vistas of the nearby Ruby Mountains, an Arctic Cat adventure tour, a snowmobile tour, a private snowshoe stargazing tour, and other incredible experiences. Guests will receive red carpet on-mountain treatment at Northstar California Resort as well with the Northstar Platinum Access, Platinum Tōstcomplimentary ski/snowboarding equipment with a private demo fitting, private guide and first tracks privileges.


To soothe sore muscles and aid in relaxation, guests will receive private after-hours access to The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Lake Tahoe with a choice of four signature 80-minute spa treatments; in-residence dinner prepared by the resort’s executive chef; in-room sommelier service to find the perfect wine pairing with the prepared dinner or a lively mixologist experience; fully stocked fridge and premium bar customized to guest preferences; a private Marshmology experience including a s’mores bar and premium beverages; and a Chef Table dinner experience in Manzanita. In addition to the over-the-top experiences listed, the Pinnacle Après Adventurist Winter Package also includes all aspects featured in the Après Adventurist Winter Package listed above.

The Pinnacle Après Adventurist Winter Package starts at $125,000 for a four-night stay in a three-bedroom Residential Suite, with a maximum of four guests. An advance 30-day notice is required for booking at which time a non-refundable, full prepayment will be taken. Cancellations, refunds or date changes will not be accepted. To confirm reservations, contact the Hotel Sales office directly at: 530-562-3026.

To confirm hotel reservations at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, please contact a travel professional, visit www.ritzcarlton.com/LakeTahoe or call reservations toll-free at 800-241-3333.