Valentine's Day falls smack in the middle of the week this year. But, imagine how much fun it would be to take Wednesday, Thursday and Friday off to have a very long weekend together to celebrate your relationship. This holiday would be a perfect excuse for the two of you to treat yourselves to a romantic holiday getaway.
Depending on the area you live in your hotel you choose depends on what is available near-by, driving distance, or a destination you love to fly to. In Southern California there are many choices for a fine hotel to spend your romantic weekend at.
In Dana Point, California, perched high on a cliff with views of the Dana Point Yacht Harbor and sensational Pacific Ocean sunsets, The Blue Lantern Inn is a wonderfully cozy hideaway. Like many buildings in Dana Point, the inn is reminiscent of New England, though it's an hour and 15 minutes South of Los Angeles. It's a Victorian-style summer house with trim and huge front porch, though, of course, the flowers that surround the porch are Southern Californian and the trees are eucalyptus. The luxurious guest rooms are equipped with fireplaces, Jacuzzis, and terry robes and even teddy bears in every room. Most of the rooms have private sun decks and some have sunken sitting areas. A view, water or height can make almost any place romantic, but this one is a sure bet. The luxurious rooms are perfect for romance.
All room rates include breakfast, afternoon wine, evening turndown service, morning newspaper delivery, complimentary sodas and home baked cooked, and bicycles to borrow for exploring the beautiful coastline.
These rate run between $17.00 to $500. a night for 2 people. Check-in is after 3:00 p.m. and check-out is at noon. Plenty of time to snuggle in the morning before you have to head back home, if you even want to after this experience of pampering.
I haven't had the opportunity to stay here myself, but definitely want to soon, for my friends did, and they said the views of the Yacht Harbor were fantastic and you wouldn't believe the size of some of those yachts. The walks they went on were fabulous. The restaurants they enjoyed in the area were delicious. They still talk about their experiences there. Boy am I jealous!
For reservations call 800-234-1425 or go online to http://www.bluelanterninn.com for more information and pricing of the rooms available. You can observe the pictures of the hotel, views, and rooms while online. Hopefully you can still get a room, as this place is so romantic that it fills up quickly around Valentine's Day. If not, you can buy gift certificates to give your sweetheart for a future romantic getaway. Oh, would I love that gift!