February is here, which means Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. It’s been a rough few years for the world, you and your sweetheart deserve a little break for some romance and relaxation. The White Mountains is the perfect romantic getaway destination offering an abundance of opportunities to spoil your loved one. Book at RiverWalk Resort and experience the extraordinary this Valentine’s Day!
Ice Castles have long been associated with romance and happy endings thanks to fairytales and Disney. We’re lucky to have our very own castle in North Woodstock! Every winter, a life-sized fortress made of ice and thousands of color lights is built for people near and far to enjoy. Bundle up with your sweetheart and enjoy the childlike wonder of what thousands of gallons of water can transform with a little help from Mother Nature.
Slide down the epic ice slide or walk through the mystic forest, lit by colorful lights. If you’re thinking about dropping down on one knee and asking one of the most important questions of your life, the Ice Castles is the perfect place. There’s even a private Arctic Alcove, and we recommend booking the romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride afterward for the perfect fairytale happy ending. New Hampshire’s award-winning Ice Castle tickets sell out fast, so it’s best to buy ahead of time online.
Nothing screams love for yourself and others more than a spa weekend. Treat yourself and your loved ones to a little pampering. Located in the heart of RiverWalk Resort, Solstice North Day Spa is a full-service day spa offering treatments for your body head to toes.
Known for their legendary massages, start your day off right with a relaxing full-body massage customized to your individual needs. If you’re really feeling the romance, book the couple’s room for the signature Couple’s Massage ranging from 30 minutes to 90 minutes. Next, treat your skin with a soothing facial, so your skin will be glowing later for dinner. Don’t forget about your nails, as they may need a little sparkle on these cold winter days.
Romantic Dinners for Two
In light of everything happening in the world at the moment, you can still have that romantic candlelight dinner for two! Make reservations at La Vista Italian Restaurant and enjoy the romantic, breathtaking views from the best dining location in the valley!
This year, the Common Man in Lincoln is offering a Sweetheart Supper to Go for Valentine’s Day. Comprised of three courses, including savory short ribs and garlic butter shrimp scampi, the Sweetheart Supper can be picked up at the restaurant and brought back to your RiverWalk Resort suite to enjoy in front of your ensuite fireplace. For even more romance, make sure you purchase the chocolate-covered strawberries as well.
Mountaintop Wedding and Vow Renewals
Whether it’s your first wedding or vow renewal with your honey, celebrate your nuptials on the granite peaks of the White Mountains! Mike Cherim of Redline Guiding is a Justice of the Peace in the State of New Hampshire and has conducted hundreds of weddings and vow renewals across the region. Choose your favorite peak, and Mike will help you with the rest. We highly recommend the summit of Loon Mountain, Artist’s Bluff, or Lonesome Lake for a picturesque moment that you’ll remember for a lifetime.
Sleigh Rides and Dog Sledding
Take in the natural beauty of the White Mountains with a winter sleigh ride at Franconia Notch Stables. The traditional one-horse sleigh surrounded by the mountains will make the perfect background for your Instagram-worthy engagement photos. Cozy up with wool Pendleton blankets and toast with a glass of bubbly champagne!
For a unique adventure in the White Mountains, bundle up and experience the adrenaline of dog sledding with Valley Snow Dogz. The one-hour Sugar Sweet sled tour is a classic tour through the woods and fields while being pulled by a team of family-raised huskies. After the tour, you can enjoy lots of cuddles and kisses from the lovable pups. It’ll be an experience to remember!
Beer & Wine Tasting
Celebrate your love with your favorite beverages. RiverWalk Resort is home to one of New Hampshire’s best wineries, Seven Birches Winery. Do you know we have grapevines in our backyard? Enjoy a flight of wine in the Winery Tasting Room or head next door to the Atrium Wine Bar and Rhythm Handcrafted Beverages for even more options.
For beer lovers, there are several breweries to try in the surrounding area. One Love Brewery is famous for the German and European-style brews and is located just across the parking lot from RiverWalk Resort. Woodstock Inn Brewery, one of New Hampshire’s first microbreweries, is just down the street in North Woodstock and has an extensive beer menu. Head a little further North, and you’ll find Iron Furnace Brewing in Franconia, Schilling Beer Co in Littleton, and Rek’ lis Brewing Company in Bethlehem.
Chocolate & Flowers
Chocolates and flowers are synonymous with Valentine’s Day and romance. Rest assured, we have you covered! Stop by the Purple Tomato on Main Street as they have lots of great artisan and locally made sweet treats, wines, and more. For everything candy and chocolate, you can’t miss Chutters.
For artisan chocolate confections, Bavarian Chocolate Haus in North Conway has some genuinely delicious options. And don’t forget to order flowers to be delivered to your suite at RiverWalk Resort from Cherry Blossom Floral Design. If you need a little extra help planning your romantic gesture, RiverWalk’s Adventure Concierge can help you with all the necessities.
From chocolate to wine to horse-drawn sleigh rides, you’re not going to find a more romantic destination this Valentine’s Day than the White Mountains of New Hampshire!