January 13, 2013

Sweet Opportunities in Romantic Asheville this Valentine's Day

Romantic notions are natural to beautiful, peaceful places like Asheville, NC, an ideal destination for a Valentine's Day getaway. It's no wonder that Asheville has been featured as one of the Most Romantic Places in USA/Canada in the About.com Romantic Readers' Choice Awards; unique entertainment, dining, and shopping experiences are plentiful, and outdoor enthusiasts revel in the plethora of nearby activities. Here's a few terrific reasons to make Asheville your romantic destination this February.

Mountain Vistas
Sweep your loved one off their feet: nothing sets the mood like a long range view of the Blue Ridge Mountains at sunset. Show your special someone how much they mean to you by booking a luxury log cabin at Scenic Wolf Resort. Talk about a view! At 4,300 feet, the 40+ log cabins on top of the mountain offer private hot tubs and stone hearths, plus, if February weather turns cold, there's 72-acres of ski runs right outside your door!

You're in for a treat: Asheville is home to a handful of local chocolatiers who are making the delightful yummies your tummy desires. Chocolate Gems is turning homemade gelato into Asheville's obsession, serving new creative flavors everyday. The Chocolate Fetish serves amazing truffles, and the French Broad Chocolate Lounge will keep you coming back - the liquid truffle is positively addictive. Ask a Carolina Mornings Vacation Planner about our Chocolate Gems gift certificates!

Spa Treatment
Loosen up this Valentine's Day with a couple's massage at Relax and Rejuvinate. You'll both enjoy a luxurious Touch of Love Massage with aromatherapy and chocolate-covered strawberries. On request, the on-staff concierge at Carolina Mornings will make the appointment for you, all you have to do is show up and start relaxing!

Something about the sound of falling water... Explore the thousands of forested acres surrounding Asheville with a tour of local waterfalls! No matter which way you head out, there's a gorgeous scene waiting for your discovery, and most are easy to access even in winter. Check out these cascading wonders: Sliding Rock (Pisgah National Forest), Hooker, Triple and High Falls (DuPont State Forest), Looking Glass Falls (near Brevard), Rainbow Falls (Nantahala National Forest), Linville Falls (just up the Blue Ridge Parkway), Hickory Nut Falls (Chimney Rock Park), and Bridal Veil Falls (Highlands).

Independent Restaurants
One of Asheville's greatest attractions is the seemingly endless supply of amazing restaurants! Asheville has a thriving independent restaurant scene with many establishments focusing on local farm-fresh ingredients, and specialized twists on traditional dishes. Carolina Mornings proudly supports Asheville Independent Restaurants (AIR), which just announced that Asheville has been recognized as a Green Dining Destination!

Local Music and Theater
After your most romantic day spent wining and dining, catch some entertainment! Asheville's annual Bluegrass First Class will be held at the Crowne Plaza Resort beginning on February 15th. And don't miss Dolly Parton on the Flat Rock Theater stage this Valentine's Day! The North Carolina Stage Company will be putting on a Broadway expose called "The Understudy," and Asheville Community Theater will be feeling frisky by performing "Bark!" Also check out the schedules at Diana Wortham Theater and the Cellular One Center, and peruse the local music guide in the Mountain Xpress. Asheville abounds with opportunities to dance the night away!

Asheville Cabins
Carolina Mornings is the premiere provider of luxury cabins in Asheville, NC, specializing in affordable vacation packages. Check out our sweet specials and discount tickets! Stay at one of our North Carolina cabin rentals at Scenic Wolf Resort, or retreat to a luxury cabin like Pie in the Sky; there's a wood stove full of complimentary firewood and a bubbly hot tub on the deck (shown at left). Now that sounds delightful!

Call one of our expert Vacation Planners today to book your Valentine's Day getaway with Carolina Mornings: Experience the Luxury of the Mountains!

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