North Conway, NH – As Valentine’s Day closes in, those looking for romance need look no further than Mt. Washington Valley, NH, where ‘feelin’ the love’ was never so fun, easy, or worry free. Whether you’re searching for that special ski bum, hoping to propose to the one you love or looking for a special way to celebrate love with your soul mate, below are some great ideas guaranteed to help court cupid this year.
1. Speed Dating with attitude and altitude
If you are one of the estimated 101 million singles looking for the ‘Ski Bum’ of your dreams this Valentine’s Day make haste to Black Mountain in Jackson, NH on February 10, 2018 for their annual Chairlift Speed Dating event. This match making event combines socializing, music and prizes with a full day of skiing and riding plus the chance to meet your dream ‘Ski Bum.’ Ride the “lift of love” with your potential match and if there are no sparks, ski down and try again with the next person in line! The event is free to all with the purchase of a lift ticket (required to ride), and then all are welcome to enjoy ‘love potions’ from the bar and a delicious aphrodisiac inspired menu. One lucky couple met at this event a few years ago, and got married a year later. That could be you!
2. Find your K9 or Kitty Soul Mate
If you have been looking for love in all the wrong places, visit the Conway Area Humane Society in Conway, NH and meet the adoring animals waiting to be adopted into a loving home. Open daily from 12:00 to 4:00 pm, Thursday through Monday, the Conway Area Humane Society has been able to find homes for thousands of Valentines – single or not. If you’re ready to find love, visit the Conway Area Humane Society and this year welcome a four-legged Valentine into your home.
3. Wine-not celebrate with wine and perfume
Those looking to commemorate their love this Valentine’s Day, can stop by White Mountain Winery in North Conway, to make their own special wine with personalized and individually designed labels. For the Valentine who has everything but a wine named after them, this is the perfect gift choice. These custom-made wine creations make great gifts or keepsakes to commemorate your romantic getaway to Mt. Washington Valley, NH. Additionally, if you’re searching for a local wine, visit The Penguin Gallery’s New Hampshire Wine room.
Another very personal option for the one you love is a custom-created perfume from Fields of Ambrosia BATH-BODY-AROMA. This locally owned and operated store offers up the opportunity to have a custom made, like-no-other scent created for that special someone.
4. Hot as Ice
February is for lovers…of ice in Mt Washington Valley, as ice climbers from throughout the USA gather to celebrate their love of ice. The Mt Washington Valley is one of the finest waterfall ice climbing destinations in North America. Each year Ice Fest offer a variety of skills-based clinics and exciting slide shows with featured climbers and guides from the New England area and around the world. So, adventure lovers, if you really want to warm your Valentine’s heart, introduce them to ice during the Mt Washington Valley Icefest, February 2-4, 2017.
5. Fall in Love…with Chocolate!
Chocolate lovers should make plans to join Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring and Snowshoe Foundation on February 25, 2018 for the 29th Annual Chocolate Festival, a long standing chocolate tradition at the Mt Washington Valley Ski Touring & Snowshoe Foundation. Participants can cross country ski or snowshoe from inn-to-inn plus stop at businesses along the festival route to enjoy a variety of chocolate treats. How sweet it is! Shuttle service will be available. Purchase tickets in advance at http://www.mwvskitouring.org.
Those looking to spoil their loved ones with unusual chocolate delights can stop by the Bavarian Chocolate Haus in North Conway Village for decadent handmade treats sure to satisfy your loved one’s sweet tooth. Watch the chocolate makers of The Bavarian Chocolate Haus create sweet treats by hand in their on-site workshop before custom creating your own chocolate gift box. Choose from the variety of freshly made sweet treats and give your loved only the best.
6. In the Light of the Moon…
Book an evening moonlight snowshoe tour and romance the one you love with a moonlit walk through fields of freshly fallen snow on February 24 at Purity Spring Resort and February 3 and 24, 2018 at Great Glen Trails and the Alpen Glow Snowshoe Tour at Bretton Woods on Feb 3, and March 3 & 31, 2018. This fun and adventurous experience will take participants through backcountry trails on a nighttime winter walk using only the light of the moon. For a great adventure, leave the flashlights at home and let your love help to guide you along the trails. The Snowvillage Inn is also home to the world famous Clothing Optional Full Moon Cross Country self-guided ski trails. The light of the moon guarantees you’ll see a “full moon” if you choose the clothing optional version of this entirely self-guided tour – the perfect Valentine’s activity.
7. Pampering for Two!
Treat yourself and the one you love with a couple’s massage or a day in the spa. Spa packages and couples retreats offer the ideal way to reconnect. Plan to leave the little ones behind and make a date just for the two of you. Choose from one of the excellent day spas or book a romance getaway package at one of the many lodging properties in Mt. Washington Valley.
8. Sleigh Rides
Craving some romantic alone time? Snuggle up in the back of a vintage Victorian carriage and take a journey through acres of snowy pastures, forest and riverside property amidst beautiful mountain scenery. With sleigh ride excursions offered in North Conway, Jackson, Bretton Woods, and Madison the choice is yours. Spend quality time with the one you love by snuggling up under the blanket for a peaceful ride through the winter wilderness of Mt Washington Valley.
9. Dinner for Two…
Enjoy a night out with your special someone at one of over 70 restaurants in Mt. Washington Valley. With dining options ranging from fine cuisine in historic manors to independently owned, Valley Original restaurants and pubs, the Mt. Washington Valley has something for every taste. Whether you choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the entire family or prefer a quiet night out alone, Mt. Washington Valley’s local flavor will be all you need to find romance.
10. Come on baby light my fire!
When it comes to romance, fire is usually not too far away. From a warm up after a day of skiing at the base lodge of your XC Center or ski resort to your own private fireplace at a romantic inn or B&B, you will find many options to warm your toes and the cockles of your heart near the fire in Mt Washington Valley. Consider the Notchland Inn, where every guest room offers up a private fireplace and is located in Harts Location (your heart headquarters), or warm up by the fire in the living room at places like the Darby Field Inn, The Wentworth, Stonehurst Manor or The Attitash Grand Summit Hotel.
If your inner cupid is looking to sweep the one you love off their feet without breaking the bank, consider booking a ‘Romance’ or ‘Valentine’s Day’ vacation special through www.mtwashingtonvalley.org. From candlelight dinners and chocolates to romantic sleigh rides through fields of snow, these packages have it all and at a price that will make your heart swoon! Need help planning your special getaway? Give the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce a call at 1-800-DO-SEE-NH (800-367-3364), where well informed locals are happy to offer suggestions on how to get the best deals the Mt. Washington Valley as to offer.
For more information on Mt. Washington Valley, NH, including area attractions, lodging, dining, events and great tips for romance visit www.mtwashingtonvalley.org or call 1-800-DO-SEE-NH (800-367-3364). To learn more about New Hampshire vacations, be sure to go to www.VisitNH.gov.