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VALENTINE'S DAY FOR THE LOVE-LOST – 10 GREAT WAYS TO CELEBRATE SINGLEHOOD FROM BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM
From Chairlift Speed Dating to the Southern Comfort Cocktail Tour, the single person’s guide to a Great Valentine’s Day
Paul Simon's famous song claims “there must be fifty ways to leave your lover,” but actually lists only five. "They say that breaking up is hard to do," sang Neil Sedaka, but these B&Bs make Valentine's Day a little easier for jilted lovers and 89 million single Americans. Visit www.BedandBreakfast.com for a complete list of Valentines for Singles, or if romance is still on the agenda, see our list of Value Valentine’s Vacations.
Here are BedandBreakfast.com's 10 great ways to celebrate singlehood on Valentine's Day:
Best place to celebrate being single – Shafer Baillie Mansion, Seattle, WA: This 14,000-square-foot mansion may look traditionally Tudor in style, but amenities such as 32- or 50-inch flat-screen TVs, DVD/CD players, wi-fi access and more make hanging out and watching movies a special experience. Located on Millionaires Row, Volunteer Park and the hip restaurants and stores of Broadway are just a block away. B&B rates start at $139 making this affordable for single travelers too.
Best place to drown your sorrows – Camden Harbour Inn, Camden, ME: Renovated with ‘Midcoast Manhattan’ Euro-chic panache, the inn’s restaurant, bar, and spacious living room are enticing, always bustling with friendly local and visiting folk. The lonely at heart will make friends quickly while enjoying exceptional food and a full array of cocktails. Retire to the elegant rooms with fabulous Camden Harbor views and decorated with contemporary flair, and even the loneliest of hearts will be calmed.
Best place to forget about him/her – Avenue Inn B&B, New Orleans: Take advantage of the "Getting Over Him" package, where farewell recovery time is estimated at one fun-filled New Orleans weekend. This package includes three nights’ accommodations for you and a platonic friend in two beds, along with two pints of Ben & Jerry's ice cream and a voodoo doll with permanent marker to indelibly blazon his or her name, pins included. A copy of the best-seller, He's Just Not That Into You, is also included, along with shopping coupons, massages, and the New Orleans Original Cocktail Tour, making this the perfect way to forget about your "ex” for only $369 per person.
Best place to make a pass – Allaire Timbers Inn, Breckenridge, CO: Come here if you want to make a pass or stay in a room named after one – mountain passes that is. This rugged all-log inn is anything but rustic. Fabulous skiing is around the corner by day, and hot tubs and river rock fireplaces for après-ski. The nightlife and shops of Breckenridge are just a stumble down the hill, offering great options for a guys’ or girlfriends’ getaway.
Best place to get on with your life – Los Poblanos Inn and Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM: Everything about this inn emanates peacefulness, from the artwork and award-winning architecture, to the lavender fields and sustainable eco-programs. Here, guests find a haven for introspection and creativity, coming away with a fresh perspective on the goodness in their lives.
Best place to sleep in separate beds – North Bridge Inn, Concord, MA: Geared toward single people traveling together, this inn offers many rooms with two beds and pull-out couches. Separate sitting areas mean if you’re not talking to one another, you can each have your own space. There’s even a two-bedroom suite for those who’d rather keep their distance while sleeping.
Best Place For Speed Dating…on a Chairlift – Whitney’s Inn, Jackson, NH: Whitney’s Inn, in conjunction with Black Mountain, is playing cupid for Valentine’s Day to help lonely hearts find a soulmate…or at least a date for the night. Love will be in the air on adjacent Black Mountain Ski Area during the 3rd annual Chairlift Speed Dating event on Valentine’s Day. All you need is the five-minute ride from bottom to top to find your Valentine’s Day date. Then, Whitney’s Inn package includes a ticket to the speed dating event, lodging for two nights in a romantic Luxury King room, a Friday night welcome reception, dinner Saturday night for you and your new friend at the Shovel Handle Pub, and an invitation for a guest to join you at breakfast in the Birches Dining Room the next morning. If you decide the date is really worth it, roses, candy, and champagne are available in to send a special gift to someone’s room. Packages available for $449 for the weekend.
When traveling with Rover beats travel with Ralph or Rachel – Lazy Dog Inn, Chocorua, NH: Chosen as the Most Pet Friendly B&B for two years running in the Best of BedandBreakfast.com Awards, this dog-friendly B&B offers a special doggie play area and doggie day care if you wish to go out on your own. Great hiking trails nearby mean there’s plenty of room to romp with Rover – one companion who will never criticize you!
Best place to get the cold shoulder – Lake La Quinta Inn, Palm Springs, CA: If the conversation turns cold, at least the winds here always blow warm. Jacuzzi and Boathouse rooms offer views of the lake and mountains to take your mind off a chilling relationship, while in-room whirlpool tubs and the outdoor hot tub might be just what it takes to bring back the heat.
Best place to ease a lonely heart – Two Hearts Inn, Edmond, OK: Pampering is the best way to ease a lonely heart. While it may be called Two Hearts, this inn has the answer for forlorn Valentines. Soak in a Jacuzzi tub or invigorate with body spray showers, take in a comedy on the 42-inch TV, and drown your sorrows with the chocolate cherry cheese cake or chocolate lover’s basket filled with cookies, teas and chocolate treats.
For more Valentine's Day and Valentine’s Day for Singles packages, visit www.BedandBreakfast.com, and go to SEARCH then SPECIAL PACKAGES, then choose Valentine’s Day for Singles from the dropdown box.
Changed your mind about the breakup? For a totally romantic gift, The Getaway Gift Card from BedandBreakfast.com, welcomed at nearly 4,000 inns and B&Bs in the US and Canada can be customized with a photo of you and your loved one together. The Getaway Gift Card never expires and has no blackout dates or hidden fees. Easily purchased online and printed from your computer, or printed and mailed for you to deliver in a beautiful presentation envelope; pick from dozens of pre-set designs or enjoy free customization, with a photo of you and your Valentine. Best of all, to insure that Valentine’s Day is perfect this year, BedandBreakfast.com is offering a 10 percent discount on all February gift card purchases of $100 or more. Simply enter the promotional code ROMANCE10 at checkout.
For valentines on a budget, visit BedandBreakfast.com’s press room to read about Valentines Value Vacations, Valentine’s Day packages that pull at the heart strings with plenty of complimentary extras.
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