The spa at Hotel Gansevoort, which offers a Valentine's package that includes a choice of either two 30-minute foot massages or two 30-minute full-body massages at Gansevoort Spa & Lounge.
The spa at Hotel Gansevoort, which offers a Valentine's package that includes a choice of either two 30-minute foot massages or two 30-minute full-body massages at Gansevoort Spa & Lounge.
Hotel Gansevoort
Correction to This Article
The Escapes column in the Feb. 7 Style section misstated the price of a Valentine's Day package at the Holladay House in Orange, Va. The deal, which includes dinner, wine, breakfast and other extras as well as lodging, starts at $270 a night.

Isn't It Romantic? Well, Isn't It?

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Wednesday, February 7, 2007

What flavor is your love? The comforting, life-together taste of a hot morning muffin? The elegant tickle of chilled champagne? Or the, ahem, indulgent tang of "chocolate body frosting"? Well, they are all being offered this month by hotels that want to be your Valentine's love nest. We found deals at inns that range from doily-draped B&Bs to hotels stocked with items usually hidden in the bottom of a dresser drawer. Many offer romance-themed deals throughout the month and longer. Prices are per couple, per night unless noted.

-- Elissa Leibowitz Poma

FOR THE OVERWORKED POWER COUPLE

Love nest: Wayside Inn in Ellicott City.

The attraction: If you're a Type A with limited time, this five-room Maryland inn is a quick drive and always within cellphone range. The "luxury package" includes a night in a WiFi-equipped suite with a four-poster bed, a shower for two with a "rain forest" shower head, and a sitting room where you can fiddle with your BlackBerry by the wood-burning fireplace. The package includes an eight-course tasting-menu dinner at the nearby French restaurant Tersiguel's.

The Wayside Inn is at 4344 Columbia Rd. 410-461-4636, http://www.waysideinnmd.com. Package is $425.

Love nest: St. Michaels Harbour Inn in St. Michaels, Md.

The attraction: Roses and champagne will be waiting (quite a timesaver) in your waterfront room, suite or room with a whirlpool bath when you arrive at the 46-room inn and spa for the "harbour romance package." Dinner is at the in-house Shore Restaurant; continental breakfast is delivered to your room in the morning.

The St. Michaels Harbour Inn is at 101 N. Harbor Rd. 800-955-9001, http://www.harbourinn.com. Packages from $369. Through April 30.

FOR RETIREES MARRIED FOREVER

Love nest: Aerie Bed & Breakfast in New Bern, N.C.

The attraction: With all that time to spare, take a leisurely drive to this seven-room inn in New Bern's historic downtown district. The "romantic getaway package" includes two nights' lodging, a horse-drawn carriage to take you to the nearby Harvey Mansion for dinner, breakfast and flowers and other goodies to take home.

The Aerie B&B is at 509 Pollock St. in New Bern, a 5 1/2 -hour drive from Washington. 800-849-5553, http://www.aeriebedandbreakfast.com/. From $435 for two nights.

FOR THE COUPLE WITH SOMETHING SPECIAL TO CELEBRATE

Love nest: Omni Richmond.


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