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Heartland Lodge Puts the 'Heart' in Valentine's Day!

2/9/2012
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As I am sure all of you know, February 14 is Valentine’s Day.  Who could miss all the advertising reminders to ‘express your love’ by buying your sweetheart a card, box of candy, bouquet of flowers (especially red roses) and taking them out for a special dinner?

Now don’t get me wrong – I enjoy a sentiment-filled card just like the next person.  Any candy made with chocolate and peanut butter is at the top of my list (right next to most anything cherry flavored).  But flowers?  My husband, Dan, knows that I prefer wildflowers to red roses so he skips that part of the gift-giving process.  And dinner out is always a treat and I will take that any day of the year – not just Valentine’s Day.

But we have never spent Valentine’s Day at the lodge and now that I think about it, why not?  The name certainly is appropriate – Harpole’s ‘Heartland’ Lodge – and what a great gift {hint, hint}!

Romantic SuiteAre you the romantic type – looking for the peace and quiet of a bed and breakfast  - where you can shower your better half with the traditional Valentine’s gifts while on a romantic getaway?  Bring your roses, bottle of wine and chocolate-covered strawberries - and enjoy the evening in front of a warm, cozy fire in one of the luxury suites in the new lodge.  The luxury suites are a wonderful place to spend the night – complete with a large, comfortable bed, fluffy pillows, and a gas fireplace.

Or are you more of the outdoorsy, earthy type who prefers wildflowers to roses?  But bring your hiking boots, camera and trail-riding gear and spend the day exploring the property surrounding the lodge.  You may not find any wildflowers for your sweetheart during this time of year, but take the camera and play like a tourist – taking pictures & building memories.  If this describes you, then ask if the Whitetail Suite in the original lodge is available for your stay.  The Whitetail Suite is our favorite – it does not have a fireplace but you can cozy up in the comfortable bed or corner whirpool tub.

But what if a romantic weekend or getaway just doesn’t fit into your schedule right now?  Don’t fret!  Ladies (and gents) like receiving gift certificates in their cards.  Giving a gift certificate not only covers the ‘gift’ part of the day but gives you a date to look forward to and a chance to celebrate twice!  Think about it – dinner out on Valentine’s Day – and dinner and breakfast served to you while at the lodge.  What more could you want?

Lori Biehl
Thirteen-Year-in-a-Row-Guest

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