The Cupid Effect

The Cupid Effect
Best Places to Celebrate Romance in Asheville for Valentine's Day.

When it comes to planning a romantic getaway, are you looking for something more exciting than chocolate-covered strawberries? Asheville offers alternatives to the standard romance getaway, some of which are once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Here are some ideas for how you can celebrate that special someone. 

Old-World Romance
Biltmore offers creative ways to celebrate your love, including in a horse-drawn carriage – Couples wishing for some privacy may take one of their horse-drawn carriages for a gentle journey through the forests and pastures, stopping at the top of a hill that features a stunning view of the back of Biltmore House.

Pop the Question: Looking for the best spot on the Estate to propose? Climb to the top of Biltmore House on the guided Architect’s Tour. Not only do you get to stand along the rooftop for an up-close inspection of the home’s structure and intricate carvings, but you can take a moment at the chandelier dome to bend on one knee.

The private hot tubs at Shoji.
Check into one of Asheville's charming B&B's or snuggle up in a cozy mountain cabin. These places offer the perfect chance for some alone time, because ultimately, the best place to be during a romantic getaway is together. Many accommodations offer special winter rates and romance packages so be sure to check out these great deals

Outdoor Hot Tubs Anyone?
The Lodge at Shoji Spa is offering a Love Letter Valentine's Package where you can treat you and your better half to a 3 hour spa package. It includes access to the cedar sauna & cold plunge, an 80 minute aromatherapy massage and 30 minute Warm Oil Scalp massage. Plus, you get a one hour session in one of their private outdoor hot tubs - a perfect spot for a proposal.

Spoiled Rotten
The Grove Park Inn wants to spoil you rotten and if you've got the money, this exclusive getaway will make you the most pampered couple in Asheville. Highlights include a chauffeured Rolls Royce, five nights in the Presidential Suite, a hot air balloon ride, tailored spa and dinner packages, plus your own monogrammed Grove Park Inn luggage. There's so much more offered in this package. Check here for full details. The price for this over-the-top decadence starts at $25,000! 

Scream it from the Mountaintops
Profess your love from on top of the world! Hot air balloon rides are available year round and now is a great time to fly. You'll be hard pressed to put into words the experience of balloon flight, and this is certainly the most extreme way to say "marry me!" Asheville Hot Air Balloons and R.O. Franks Aviation are two great options in the area.

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