Warm Toast to Love: Valentine’s Day at Old Edwards
No sense in being bashful – Old Edwards Inn is pulling out all the stops to add a deep blush to the middle of a cold gray month. To make reservations for a romantic Valentine’s Weekend, visit oldedwardshospitality.com.
Of course Valentine’s is a kitschy holiday, but isn’t that, in fact, its charm?
While each year the naysayers seem to get stronger and the arguments against it grow louder, I’ve become more averse to their outcry.
As Nigel Slater writes in The Kitchen Diaries, “St. Valentine’s is a bit like Christmas, in that if you ignore it, you always end up regretting it, feeling mean and cynical.”
Certainly it’s no shame to admit that you’re in love.
So, say what you will about Valentine’s Day, but as long as you’re celebrating you should do it right and do it up – after all, doing something genuinely kind and a little bit over the top for your partner is a good vibe. And while there are a lot of, sexy, romantic things you could do, none will demonstrate more profoundly your appreciation for a loved one than a weekend at Old Edwards Inn.
With its posh interiors, country charm, understated elegance, Italian linens and period antiques, the Inn is a testament to romance and a warm toast to love. Promised are days filled with Strawberry and Champagne Tastings, petit fours, specialty cocktails, Hershey Kisses, and rose petal-topped tables at the Inn’s farm-to-table restaurant, Madison’s (dinner for hotel guests and members). On the menu are specialty cocktails and Valentine’s Day specials, or a chance to order flowers, champagne, cheese trays and lovely handmade chocolate arrangements delivered to the room.
Also in the offering, a pampering couple massage complete with rose petals and champagne at the Spa. In-room romantic movies and popcorn await to be enjoyed along with the heated marble floors for warming more than just your hearts. There will be regular live music Friday and Saturday evenings in Hummingbird Lounge for hotel guests.
Those seeking more strenuous activity can schedule a hike to Satulah Mountain at day’s end for a view of the sunset, or, on Valentine’s Day, a trek along the Highlands Plateau Greenway trail to take in the views of Harris and Lindenwood Lakes.
Lastly, anyone on the hunt for the perfect romantic gift, need look no further than Acorns and the boutique’s stunning collection of designer jewelry – all guaranteed to fuel the fire (select pieces available at discounted prices for resort guests).
It’s most certainly a lot of love!
As the holiday is on Sunday, a two-night minimum stay is required. For more information and details, visit oldedwardshospitality.com.