Get a Room for Valentine’s Day
Spice up a weekend with a superlative getaway for two
In the prepandemic times, getting stuck in a room with your love for an extended period was an attractive proposition. It still can be — you’ll just need to find the right spot. Think creature comforts, romantic settings and breathtaking views. Get Mother Nature to cooperate and find yourself snowed in at one of these charming spots for a steamy midwinter (or Valentine’s Day) affair to remember.
Best View: The heart of The Glen House in Gorham ( is the expansive great room just off the lobby. A towering stone fireplace creates a welcoming yet intimate space with views of the Whites just outside a wall of massive windows reaching up to cathedral ceilings. Score yourself a west-facing room and you’ll wake up in the shadow of The Presidential Range and a network of nearby trails.
Turn up the heat: Commit. The elopement package includes, among other things, champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries, a 6-inch wedding cake topper, bouquet and corsage, and a justice of the peace just to make it all legal.theglenhouse.com
Most Romantic: The Sugar Hill Inn, known for its original art and stylish guest rooms and cottages, is an alluring spot to indulge, relax and immerse yourself in a classic boutique country inn. Pro tip: Arrive hungry, because the table is yours for the evening. Enjoy white linen, candlelight, a cozy fireplace and spectacular views in the award-winning dining room.
Turn up the heat: Call ahead and add chocolates, flowers, champagne, wine and cheese, and fresh flowers to your accommodations. sugarhillinn.com
Stoke the Fires: The Inn at Thorn Hill & Spa in Jackson Village provides a classic, comfortable, French-country feel with a fireplace in every room of the main lodge, and in each of the private cottages — which pair perfectly with a two-person Jacuzzi (also in every room and cottage). Light up one of the gas fireplaces and the bone-chilling grip of a Granite State winter will never seem further away.
Turn up the heat: Book one of the many spa experiences in the Honeymoon Bridge room, and share your indulgence in this private couples’ haven. innatthornhill.com
Playtime: Pack your sense of humor and try on a new identity at Adventure Suites in North Conway. Cupid’s Corner, one of 19 creatively themed suites, provides amorous guests with a heart-shaped, king-size canopy bed, a two-person jetted tub and a distinctly burlesque vibe.
Turn up the heat: Order up the Proposal Perfection package. You bring the ring and the (fingers crossed) soon-to-be betrothed; they provide the chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne in the Victorian lobby with rose petals scattered throughout. An incognito photographer will capture the moment. adventuresuites.com