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Valentine's Guide

Love Shack

Seven ways to leave town with your lover

By Kim O'Donnel
washingtonpost.com Staff Writer
Monday, January 24, 2005; 3:17 PM

There's never one hard-boiled way to revel in romance, but it somehow seems more special when it's celebrated out of town. In pursuit of emotional and geographical diversity, we've combed the mid-Atlantic in search of Valentine's Day getaways. The result: seven unique options for the romantically inclined, from tree huggers to craps players. Note that Valentine's Day falls on a Monday, so much of the celebrating is taking place the weekend of Feb. 11-13.

Love Unplugged

The digs: Tree cottage, Maple Tree Campground, Gapland, Md., about a 90-minute drive from Washington.


The legendary seven-feet-tall Champagne glass tub for two, at various Caesar Pocono Resorts. (Courtesy Caesars Pocono Resorts)

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What you get: A treehouse insulated for winter, with wood stove, double beds with mattresses. Firewood for sale. No electricity.

The price: $50 per night.

The twists: Located on South Mountain, site of a historic Civil War battle. No electricity. During winter, it's recommended to drive the 10 or 15 minutes into Harpers Ferry, W. Va., for meals.

Contact info: The Tree House Camp

From the Travel Section: A Few Nights Without Power? Cool! At a 'Treehouse' Campground in Maryland, Primitive Is In (Sept. 23, 2003)


Because You've Always Wondered

The digs: Champagne Tower suite, Coven Haven, Caesars Pocono Resorts, Lakeville, Pa.

What you get: Seven-foot-tall champagne-glass tub, heart-shaped swimming pool, fireplace, sauna.

The price: Two-night weekend stay will run about $1,100, including taxes.

The twists: What more do you need than a champagne-glass tub?

Contact info: Caesars Pocono Resorts

From the Travel Section: Rub a Dub Dub, True Luv in a Tub (Feb. 10, 2002)


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