It seems like many of us start to panic when the month of February rolls around, trying to plan something that shows our significant other that we really do love them on the impending Valentine's Day. While we all should show our love every day, it is always nice to have a reason to splurge on our loved ones, get dressed up and show affection. It can be stressful trying to find the perfect place, whether it's a romantic getaway or that special table for two. Luckily, here is a dreamy guide to spending Valentine's day or the whole weekend in Loudoun:

Where to Stay: If you want to get away for Valentine's Day and spend a relaxing and tranquil weekend with the one who holds your heart, there are many beautiful and romantic places in Loudoun to escape to.

  1. Lansdowne Resort
    • This full service resort and spa offers some great romance packages for not only Valentine's Day, but for the whole month of February. Book your
      Lansdowne Resort

      Lansdowne Resort

      Ultimate Valentine's Getaway or Valentine's Dinner Package and spend the holiday with your partner at this picturesque resort on the Potamac River. Fall in love all over again. I'm falling in love just thinking about it!

  2. Salamander Resort and Spa
    • Middleburg was recently voted among the top 10 Most Romantic Destinations by Travel and Leisure so why not spend Valentine's Day at a luxury resort in the most romantic destination? Salamander Resort and Spa offers A Night of Romance package for their guests in love featuring carriage rides (like a scene from my favorite rom-com), spa treatments, champagne, truffles and a $150 credit to use for a romantic dinner. Make sure to reserve a spot for two at Salamander.
  3. Goodstone Inn and Restaurant
    • This beautiful inn is a perfect hideaway for a couple of lovebirds. Book the romantic getaway package and immerse yourself in the overflow of romanticism with a four course dinner, wine, champagne, chocolate covered strawberries (my favorite!) and a delicious country breakfast all while staying in their cozy country style inn for two nights. How could anyone resist?
  4. Middleburg Country Inn
    • Middleburg Country Inn

      Middleburg Country Inn

      This quant and stunning country inn offers beautiful rooms to their guests for the holidays. My favorite is the Monticello and Oak Hill room draped in luxurious red fabrics that set the mood for Valentine's Day. Or, you could check into the Belle Gove, a sunlit suite at the top of the inn fully equipped for everything you need to relax.

 

Where to Eat/Drink: Every holiday is better with some delicious food and a glass of LoCo vino in hand. Many of our wineries are having events for the romantic weekend featuring food and drinks to add to your stay in Loudoun.

  1. 8 Chains North Valentine Dinner
    • Head to 8 Chains North with your love for a delicious meal catered by Maison Culinaire, paired with your favorite bottle of wine from 8 Chains and musical performances to set the mood.
  2. 868 Estate Vineyards Valentine's Dinner
    chardonnay at 868-7528

    868 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

  3. Dry Mill Winery Romance Classics
    • Spend the evening at Dry Mill Winery exploring the classic romantic wines of history and find out why wine is the drink of love over candlelight. Nothing is more romantic than wine and candlelight!
  4. Valentine's Day Winemaker Dinner
    • Hillsborough Vineyards

      Hillsborough Vineyards

      Learn something new with your beaux while attending Hillsborough Vineyards Valentine's Day Winemaker Dinner. Enjoy a vintage-inspired menu while their winemaker teaches you why the food pairs perfectly with the wine.

 

 

What to Do: Eating, drinking and sleeping in a comfortable bed are the staples for a great Valentine's day, but add something a little extra and out of the ordinary to make the day stand out.

  1. My Bloody Valentine
    • Valentine's day is all about cuddling up close to that special someone. Paxton Manor thinks that the best way to cuddle up is by scaring your loved one into clinging on to your while walking through the most haunted mansion in Loudoun. They added some romantic glow to get your through the terrors, so hold your love's hand tight and let the thrill of fear bring you closer together.
  2. My Funny Valentine Comedy Night
    • I love to laugh with my true love so Notaviva Vineyards' My Funny Valentine event is the perfect fit for us. Enjoy wine and some lite fare while enjoying
      Notaviva Vineyards

      Notaviva Vineyards

      NBC Series Last Comic Standing semi-finalist Jason Weems!

  3. He Loves Me, She Loves Me Not Valentine's Cabaret
    • Loudoun is transforming into the Big Apple thanks to Stage Coach Theatre Company as they bring you a cabaret about the ups and down of love. Sit down next to your guy or gal for dinner, wine and a show.

No matter what you choose to do in Loudoun, as long you are hand in hand with the one who holds your heart, I have no doubt that it will be a fun and romantic day. Let us know how you plan to spend your day or weekend in LoCo and make sure to check out our events calendar for many more events going on that weekend!