Valentine’s Day for HIM

Valentine’s Day usually means roses and chocolates and romance; everything a woman loves. But what about the Man? How can you make the day special for Him?


What if there is a way for everyone to be happy? How does ice fishing, deer hunting, snowmobiling, race car driving school or brewery tours sound? You can easily find activities like these near most bed and breakfast inns and the woman gets the romantic getaway while the man gets to spend time fishing with a beer. Maybe both together. Check out these recommended inns and schedule your Valentine’s Day getaway today.

Applewood Manor Bed and Breakfast in Castleton, Vermont, has a package devoted to ice fishing. Spend a day out on the lake with an experienced guide. Downhill and cross country skiing, shoe-shoeing, and snowmobiling are also nearby. The best part about a day spent outside in the cold – the need to snuggle that night to warm up. The inn features five guest rooms with king or queen beds and private bathrooms.


Echo Lake Lodge and Cottages in Kents Hill, Maine, boasts 600 feet of lake frontage. Cusk and lake trout are plentiful in the winter months. Guests can hunt for deer or use the nearby snowmobile trails to access Maine’s Interconnected Trail System. The screened porch overlooks the lake and features a ping pong table where you can feed your competitive spirit. Choose one of the rustic cottages to get away from it all.

Lake Clear Lodge and Retreat in Lake Clear, N.Y., features a beer cellar housing the largest selection of craft brews in the Adirondacks. Book the Discover Beer, Stay and Dine package to participate in a History of Beer workshop and tasting, learn how to cook with beer, and take brewery tours. Take a lantern-lit trail sleigh ride then snuggle by the fireplace in a lake view suite.

Kandahar Lodge at Whitefish Mountain Resort in Whitefish, Montana, is a ski-in location where an average of 300 inches of snow falls each year. Guests can also take a cross country or snowshoe trek in Glacier National Park. The onsite Snug Bar is a casual gathering spot where guests can sip drinks and share stories of the slopes. Book a massage or soak in the large outdoor hot tub to sooth your muscles after racing down the slopes.

Simple-Love-PictureThe Roosevelt Inn in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, offers a unique Paparazzi Package that makes you feel like a star. Sip wine or sparkling cider as you check in to a lakeview suite. He gets to spend the day at the race car driving school while you pamper yourself with a day at the spa. Come back together to dine at the area’s only five star restaurant. Limousine service means that you travel to everything in style while the staff photographer documents your experience.

Arrowhead Tree Top Lodge in Lake Arrowhead, California, is within walking distance of of fishing or a narrated tour on the Lake Arrowhead Queen. Spend a few hours at the Rim Bowling Alley or enjoying the slopes at Snow Valley Ski Resort. River rock fireplaces add warmth and romance to six of the guest rooms creating a perfect winter retreat.

If sun and sand are more your style, consider Port d’Hiver in Melbourne Beach, Florida. Kayak the Indian Rier Lagoon, watch fish swim beneath your stand up paddle board, or reserve your own personal boat for the day. The inn has lots of ideas for nature tours for the adventurous guest. At the end of the day, return for fresh baked cookies and ocean views.