Romance is in The Air!!
Can you believe that the first month of 2013 has already come and gone? And now, February is just around the corner! February brings with it thoughts of Groundhog Day and the hope of spring as well as the birthdays of two of our most famous Presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Many also celebrate the Chinese New Year and Ash Wednesday during the second month of the year. But we all know that Valentine’s Day is probably the most popular holiday of the month.
So what does Valentine’s Day mean to you? Are you a romantic at heart? Do you picture cupid with an arrow…ready to shoot through the heart of the one you love? Sending a bouquet of roses to your loved one? Surprising her with a romantic dinner? Giving him a heart-shaped box of chocolates? Certainly, all of these are great expressions of love and any person would be thrilled to be on the receiving end of these Valentine’s Day gifts.
So what can you do for Valentine’s Day that will show your true love just how much they mean to you? Why not take it one step further and celebrate your love at Harpole’s Heartland Lodge? Heartland Lodge is a premier Illinois bed and breakfast and has warmed the hearts of many guests throughout the years. It is beautifully situated in the rolling hills of the Mississippi River bluffs in West Central Illinois…and what could be more romantic than making the lodge part of your Valentine’s Day date?
Let Cupid’s arrow direct you to the Whitetail Suite in the original lodge or one of the seven luxury suites in the new lodge. All of the suites feature a triple-sheeted king-sized canopy bed, fireplace and Jacuzzi tub with private entrances to the expansive wrap-around porches and decks. The luxury suites, located in the new lodge, are all decorated with a nature-themed décor and also feature a pair of comfy chairs to relax in as well as a daybed. What could be more romantic than snuggling up with your loved one in front of your own private fireplace with your favorite bottle of wine?
You could also enjoy the fireplace in the Dining Hall while waiting for the wonderful dinner that is being prepared for you. Enjoy the aromas of the made-from-scratch meals as you spend time with the one your love. And if my experience with the desserts at Heartland is any indication, you’ll be treated to a delectable Valentines Day dessert that is sure to please.
After dinner, you can relax in front of the fireplace or soak in your private Jacuzzi tub. And the next morning, be prepared for a brunch that will match the previous night’s dinner in taste and presentation. Think about it…two mouth-watering meals, a cozy room with fireplace and Jacuzzi tub, a luxurious triple-sheeted king-sized bed…what better gifts for Valentine’s Day? No dishes, no making beds and lots of peace and quite while enjoying the beautiful setting of the lodge.
And it really doesn’t matter if you’re a romantic or not. The lodge offers the ideal setting for those seeking some rest and relaxation or someone looking for a little fun and adventure. Imagine trading in Cupid’s arrows for a gun on the sporting clays course or jumping on an ATV and exploring the 700 acres surrounding the lodge. Either way, you and your loved one are bound to find something that will add a little spark to your Valentine’s Day.
And just the other day, a little bluebird (in this case, a little Cupid) told me that the lodge is running a special of $100 off a Luxury Suite with the meals package for two. Keep in mind that dates are limited and fill up quickly but what a great Valentine’s Day gift! And if you can’t actually get away on Valentine’s Day, then you could always give your loved one a gift certificate…and I’m pretty sure they would still think it was a great gift!