February is the time for Romance in the Shenandoah Valley of VA

Valentine’s Day is known as THE day for romance and love. Here at Steeles Tavern Manor B&B and Alpine Hideaway Cottages, we make it easy to plan a romantic getaway with our Romance Package appropriately named “Steele In Love” – because you’re still in love. This special package is available anytime but during February, the “cupid” in you can make a significant impact in the life of your sweet one!

Close up view of red roses with green leaves and small, white baby's breath flowersOur “Steele In Love” package includes all the elements for a truly memorable winter getaway. When you enter your room or cottage, the first thing you and your special someone will notice is the dozen of fresh red roses. Red roses are the symbol of love and affection that was associated with Aphrodite in Greek mythology or Venus who was known as the goddess of love. Shakespeare referred to a rose in his play that is famous for romantic love – “Romeo & Juliet”.  Poems have been written about the romantic properties of red roses. And a bouquet of red roses is still the most popular way to say “I love you.”

Another element of this romantic package is a box of Godiva Truffles. Godiva has been producing rich Belgian chocolates since 1926. They know about chocolate and they know how to reach the heart through the luscious taste of a delightful sweet treat! Chocolate was first brought to Europe by the Spanish conquistadors who, when they landed in what is now Mexico, found Montezuma drinking a beverage made from cacao. It was thought that Aztec king consumed this special dark drink as an aphrodisiac and for stamina. The Mayans honored a cacao god known as Heart-shaped chocolate cookie "sandwiches" filled with white cream. Quetzalcoatl. When the explorers returned to Spain and Europe, they brought cacao and the recipe for a chocolate beverage. This drink was reserved for the aristocrats like Marie Antoinette who started each day with a cup of chocolate. The bitter cacao bean was made sweeter as the Europeans experimented with various recipes and voila! Today we have a wonderful variety of chocolate delights.  And some studies actually reveal that there is a certain connection between chocolate and love! You and your sweetheart will delight in savoring your Godiva Truffles!

A bottle of white wine and two glasses each poured from the bottle sitting on a table infant of a fireplace at Steeles Tavern Manor B&BA bottle of “bubbly” is included in this special romance package too. Virginia wineries have become wonderful producers of fine wines. There are some wonderful wineries located very close to our B&B and your bottle of “bubbly” will not travel far to be found in your guest room when you check-in. We will have the sparkling wine chilled and provide glasses for you to enjoy your beverage. Wine and champagne have been considered the  drinks of romance!  And there are a number reasons why this is true…

  • It’s a beautiful beverage. Consider the color. Whether it’s a white (almost gold in color), a blush (like young lovers), or a deep red, the colors of wine can be mesmerizing. If it’s a sparkling wine or champagne, the bubbles can be somewhat hypnotic.
  • It has a very pleasant feeling on your palate. Some wines are sweet – like love! All wines give you a warm feeling – like love!
  • Wine is a beauty enhancer. It helps to add color to skin and even improves heart health.
  • Wine names are romantic. Pinot Grigio, Merlot, Cabernet – the names just roll off your tongue like one of the romance languages. After all, most wine names are Italian or France – both societies are known for romance!
  • Wine and love make you feel the same way. Oxytocin, sometimes known as a “love hormone”, is released when you drink wine and when you are in love! 

Heart shape sprinkling of red silk rose petals placed on a bed with 2 real red roses in the center.Now that you have chosen us for your romantic getaway, drive away the stress, relax, and reconnect with each other with our “Steele In Love” Package. Check out other special touches to add to your experience. Maybe an in-room massage is just what the love doctor ordered. If you just want to cuddle-up in your room for the night, add our “Dine In” special. For any other special touch – a personalized card or note, some creative decorating with silk rose petals, or to have another favorite treat added to your stay, just call the innkeeper, Melissa, at (540) 377-9494. We love to prepare special surprises!

Be it Valentine’s Day or for any romantic reason, make your reservation now for your romantic stay at Steeles Tavern Manor B&B and Alpine Hideaway Cottages in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

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