By Jay Lloyd
WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. (CBS) — Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if planning a getaway combining fun and romance is creating high anxiety for you, here are a few stress relieving tips.
The tranquility of a moonlight sleigh ride? Or the invigorating thrill of a downhill run on scenic ski trails? It doesn’t have to be one or the other.
A winter Valentine’s getaway can blend romance and action. Here are three places to enjoy it all…
The Snowy Owl Inn, near the center of picturesque Waterville Valley, NH, is an elegantly rustic setting for a getaway filled with those sleigh rides, cross-country skiing to nearby restaurants, and downhill skiing on one of New England’s premier mountains.
Then there’s Woodstock. No, not that Woodstock -– the one in Vermont, where a piano accompanies meticulously prepared meals. The Woodstock Inn is a romantic backdrop for lounging with wine in an in-room hot tub, between downhill and cross-country runs at nearby mountains and Nordic trails.
Closer to home, head for Lackawanna County and the historic Fern Hall Inn (below), within site of the Elk Mountain slopes. Once a country retreat for the Johnson & Johnson founders, it offers the luxury of period furnishings and fine dining -– a perfect Valentine’s combination.
Happy Valentine’s Day!