8. Sugar Hill Inn, Sugar Hill, N.H.
For those who like to minimize their carbon footprint, and spend time in what feels like a home away from home, the Sugar Hill Inn might be the place for you and your darlin' on Valentine's Day. Beyond the idyllic setting of the White Mountains, and the cottage appeal of its rooms, the culinary experience is the reason to visit. The Inn shops local for its ingredients and the produce and herbs are grown in their own gardens. Enjoy aged cheddar from Harmon's, goat cheese from Vermont and maple syrup from Sugar Hill. Your day starts with a full breakfast, and a cup of their famous slow melt hot chocolate or cappuccino. Before dinner, enjoy your favorite cocktail and sinful complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Most appealing is their European philosophy about dining. The table is yours for the evening. Take your time enjoying the candlelit table, fire, and great pairings of food, wine, and conversation. With the added touches of the Romance packages, you may not leave until March! The Romantic Getaway lets you choose a bouquet of flowers or champagne and chocolates in your room upon arrival. A four-course dinner for two, for two evenings of your stay, and two hand-thrown Sugar Hill Inn pottery mugs. $297 plus the selected room rate for two nights.
(Photo courtesy of Sugar Hill Inn)
A self-proclaimed "New England love-it-all," Kimberly Sherman has run, biked, driven, shopped, eaten, camped, museum-hopped, and listened to live music all over the region. Always carrying her camera, she has captured many of her New England adventures on film. She is a regular contributor to The Boston Globe and Boston.com, and blogs about events around New England. Kim lives in southern New Hampshire with her family. Contact Kim
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