FYI Travel: Resorts are courting couples with Valentine's packages
Feb 01,2008 00:00 by Tom_Roebuck

The Jekyll Island Club Hotel in southeast Georgia is offering a romantic getaway this Valentine's Day that includes accommodations and dinner for two, available Feb. 10-14 at $249 per couple, per night. The Jekyll Island Club Hotel was once the exclusive turn-of-the-century winter retreat for
GEORGIA PEACH - Among the many properties offering Valentine's specials is the Jekyll Island Hotel in Georgia, a historic retreat that's been recently renovated. CNS Photo courtesy of Georgia Department of Economic Development.  
many of America's wealthiest financiers: Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Pulitzer and Morgan among them. Today, the resort has been completely renovated and features 157 guest rooms and suites in five historic settings, three restaurants, and access to 63 holes of golf on four courses. It was recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 1978 and more recently a Historic Hotel of America by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

FYI: Phone: 912-635-2600, Web:


Enjoy a Valentine's getaway at the Beach Spa Bed and Breakfast in Virginia Beach, Va., for the month of February. Rates are $195 to $245 per night for two people and include luxury accommodations with private spa bathrooms, reservations for activities and dining, a dozen red roses and bottle of Moet Chandon Champagne on arrival, gourmet daily breakfast for two in the dining area with fireplace, and a couple's massage in the privacy of your room or an individual massage in the third-floor Spa Tower with expansive views of the ocean. Guests must stay a minimum of three nights. Rooms at the inn, circa 1937, feature private bathrooms, which may include a massage, steamer or rainfall shower.

FYI: Phone: 757-422-2621, 888-422-2630, Web:


Located across from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, the Hotel Teatro, Denver's luxury boutique hotel, is offering a Valentine's Day package that includes sparkling wine with Hotel Teatro champagne flutes to commemorate the special night, Choco love chocolate bar, fresh strawberries and a continental breakfast in bed. Rates start at $269 and are available Feb. 8 through Feb 17. Guest rooms include cherry-wood desks with leather blotters, marble and sandstone bathrooms featuring deep soaking bathtubs, rain forest showers and pillow-top beds with Frette linens and down comforters. Unique costumes and photographs from past theatrical productions of the Denver Center Theatre Company decorate the interior.

FYI: Phone: 303-228-1100, Web:


The InterContinental Boston brings the romance of the French countryside to historic downtown Boston with a luxurious Valentine's Day package. Rekindle your romantic flame with a soothing couples massage, sample French cuisine in the Provence-themed Brasserie, retreat to your spacious guest room to find your bed covered with rose petals, and awake the next morning to breakfast in bed. Rates begin at $499.

FYI: Phone: 617-747-1000, Web:


Surround yourself with antiques and elegant ambience at the Anniversary House Bed and Breakfast in Cedar City, Utah. Snuggle by the fireplace, roam the quaint shops in historic downtown, relax and enjoy your stay. The Romance Package is $229 and includes the honeymoon suite, flowers, chocolates and a gourmet breakfast.

FYI: Phone: 435-865-1266, 800-778-5109, Web:


The Iron Mountain Inn bed-and-breakfast in Butler, Tenn., is offering a Mountain High Sweetheart Special through Feb. 18: accommodations (with steam shower for two), a romantic dinner by candlelight, in-room massages, candles, romantic music, red roses, champagne and the famous Iron Mountain Inn chocolate chip cookies. Rates are $300 per night plus tax. The Inn's location (elevation 2,400 feet) offers views of the Cherokee National Forest and Appalachian Trail.

FYI: Phone: 423-768-2446, 888-781-2399, Web:

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