With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to sit down and map out a plan for the ultimate Deep Creek Valentine’s Date. It’s as easy as one-two-three!
Step One: Book the perfect retreat for a romantic getaway.
Pay attention, now. This is the way to really WOW your significant other! Give the vacation planners at Railey Mountain Lake Vacations (866-976-8330) a call and ask for something intimate and inviting, a charming little lake house with spectacular sunrise views or a private wooden den in which to escape the world and come together. Some place like Tolson Cabin would a perfect place for a romantic escape! Rustic cabin feel? Check. Hot tub? Check. Lake views, convenient location, and native stone fireplace?? Check, check, check!
Looking for hotel-style accommodations? No problem! The lakefront resorts of the Suites at Silver Tree (800-711-1719) and Will O’ the Wisp (855-508-0765) offer convenient locations, stunning views, and romantic amenities to make for an unforgettable experience for you and your loved one.
Step Two: Plan out a day full of r-o-m=a-n-c-e
No matter where you go or how you spend your time together, start things off right: with coffee! Canoe on the Run on the northern end of the lake, Trader’s Coffee House in central Deep Creek, or the Cornish Café in downtown Oakland will be happy to help set the tone for a perfect day. While you’re there, be sure to pick up something to eat, too- you have a long, fun-filled day ahead!
Next up? Get active together! Whether you two strap on some skis for a morning session on the slopes or take a hike, hand-in-hand, through the many trails of our local state parks, you’ll have a great time creating new memories and laughing over old ones. We recommend a visit to Swallow Falls State Park for a photo opportunity next to the frozen waterfalls and winter landscapes. You could even drive to nearby New Germany State Park to go on a snowshoe adventure or try your hand at cross-country skiing. Skis and snowshoes are available to rent in the warming hut!
Later, slow the pace and head to downtown Oakland for some small-town exploration in an utterly charming setting. Be sure to check out all the antique shops, history museums, art galleries, and other area offerings. Have you heard about the glassblowing demonstrations and hand-crafted inventory at Simon Pearce studios? The studio is always worth a visit, especially if you are still in the market for an extra special gift!
Step Three: Wine, Dine and Be Mine
When it comes to dinner, you’ve got some options to weigh. There are so many fine dining restaurants to choose from! Be sure to put Dutch’s at Silver Tree, Ace’s Run and the Cornish Manor restaurant on your short list! These hot spots are every bit romantic as they are yummy! For after dinner drinks, consider Uno’s Bar and Grille, the Harbor Bar at Dutch’s, or Mountain State Brewing Company for a lovely toast to the two of you and all the fun you’ve had together.
Now, finish that bottle of wine and head home: a bubbling hot tub, a roaring fire, and starry mountain skies await you for a fitting close to a perfect day.