With busy schedules and commitments, it is very easy for couples to get caught up in the day-to-day routine of work and other responsibilities. But, sometimes the chore list will just have to wait! Spending quality time with your significant other is important and what better way to escape the hustle and bustle than with a relaxing and romantic Valentine’s Day getaway in Loudoun!
A Chocolate Affair – Wines, Brews & Restaurants
With surprising varietals and bold red blends, a trip through wine country will not disappoint. Loudoun is home to more than 50 wineries and tasting rooms, making it the perfect destination for an exciting wine journey. For those who enjoy the wine and dine experience, Goodstone Inn is hosting an evening wine pairing event on February 2. Don't miss exquisite cuisine from Chef Kevin Suraz and a taste of award-winning red wine from Cana Vineyards. With over 30 independent craft breweries, Loudoun provides beer lovers with exceptional selections ranging from hoppy and floral IPAs to smooth and smoky stouts. Our passionate and inventive brewers and winemakers are not afraid to experiment with flavor combinations to make sure every visit is a unique one. Indulge in a wine and chocolate pairing featuring The Conche at Kalero Vineyard on February 11 or get cozy in the cave at Boxwood Estate Winery on February 10, 11 and 12 for a pairing from Virginia chocolatier, Robert Kingsbury.
Adventures for Active Couples
Loudoun offers active couples plenty of options for outdoor adventure. Whether it’s hiking, biking, kayaking or zip-lining, there is something for everyone to try! Enjoy the fresh mountain air and panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains while hiking and biking one of Loudoun’s countless trails. The large variety of options allow visitors to plan their own customized hikes based on skill-level and desired location. Red Rock Wilderness Overlook and Algonkian Regional Park offer great views of the Potomac River. With 45 miles of paved track, the Washington and Old Dominion Trail (W&OD) is a perfect route for cyclists or runners. Many breweries from the LoCo Ale Trail serve as great pit stops along the trail to stop and recharge. For a more unique exploration, take a zip trip! Discover Loudoun through the treetops at Middleburg’s Empower Adventures where experienced guides lead you through the 20-acre course of lush forest. Have an inside adventure on Valentine’s Day with some live music and ice skating at Ion Arena in collaboration with the non-profit organization BENEFIT during the inaugural ‘ValenTUNES” event.
Charming Bed & Breakfasts
With miles of scenic views, Loudoun’s bed and breakfast properties are the perfect place to unwind and relax for Valentine’s Day. Stay in a beautifully restored historic inn or a luxurious stone cottage. Explore the rural acres of farmland with accommodations in rustic barns or vintage estates. The calming atmospheres transport you back to a simpler time where you can relax and appreciate the gorgeous landscape Loudoun provides. Plan your getaway to stay near the local wineries, breweries and elegant shops and restaurants to ensure all your travel needs are met. With more than 30 bed and breakfasts to choose from, the hospitality of the county is sure to make your stay unforgettable. Red Fox Inn & Tavern has an extensive menu of champagne and wine pairings for its five-course game and seafood dinner experience the week of Valentine’s Day, so make sure to book reservations early.
Middleburg, which is known as the nation’s horse and hunt country capital, is a place where Jackie Kennedy spent countless hours riding horses along the trails. Immerse yourself in the full equestrian experience at Salamander Resort & Spa. Take a horseback ride through the trails or just visit the horses in the stables. After, travel into historic Middleburg and visit the National Sporting Library and Museum. This hidden gem is a library, research facility and art museum with more than 26,000 books and equestrian-themed works of art. For a good photo-op, take your kid to Hogback Mountain Pony for a special Valentine’s Day photo session with a unicorn.
Resorts & Spas
What better way to enjoy a romantic getaway than to renew your mind, body and soul at a luxurious spa. Visit Lansdowne Resort where you and your loved one can indulge in the Valentine’s Day “Aromance” massage, which includes a blend of 20 essential oils to reconnect heart and mind. Or, visit Salamander Resort and Spa where you can book a unique seasonal treatment or favorites like the Cashmere Drench Wrap.
For a complete list of Valentine’s Day events, visit our calendar.