This Valentine’s Day, do something special and explore some of the hidden romantic getaways that are perfect for escaping with your sweetheart. Minnesota has countless spots that provide the perfect setting for couples to spend time together.
There may be nothing more romantic than celebrating with your significant other at some of these spots – especially if arriving by personal aircraft. For those that obtain a private pilot’s license, the world is yours to fly anywhere at any time. Inflight Pilot Training can help you gain the freedom to fly to these romantic destinations for any special occasion.
So, let’s get started – here are eight romantic getaways in Minnesota that you can fly to this Valentine’s Day.
1) Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast
Two Harbors, MN
Nearest Airport: Helgeson Municipal Airport
Find More Information: lighthousebb.org
The Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast is sure to impress those couples looking for a romantic getaway in Minnesota. As the oldest continually operating lighthouse on Lake Superior’s beautiful North Shore, couples will find unique accommodations with a stay here. Converted into a bed and breakfast in the late 90s, guests can book three rooms in the keeper’s quarters or the skiff house just a short ways away.
2) St. James Hotel
Red Wing, MN
Nearest Airport: Redwing Regional Airport
Find More Information: st-james-hotel.com
Nestled between towering bluffs and a gorgeous river valley, Red Wing can seem like a world away from the commotion of city life. This Valentine’s Day, check out St. James hotel, the state’s oldest and most elegant hotel. This fabulous Victorian-era hotel offers decorative rooms, elegant dining overlooking the Mississippi River, and is just a few steps from the still-functioning Amtrak Depot, built in 1904, that also serves as an art gallery and visitor center.
3) Hotel Ivy
Nearest Airport: Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport
Find More Information: marriott.com/hotel-ivy
To celebrate Valentine’s Day in luxurious style, there’s no place better than to do it than at Hotel Ivy. As one of the most enduring landmarks in the Twin Cities, the newly renovated hotel provides the setting for a memorable romantic experience. Located inside Hotel Ivy in downtown Minneapolis is the Ivy Spa Club, one of the largest spas in Minnesota. Warm up with couples sessions by choosing popular winter treatments, like the Minnesota River Rock massage, which uses warmed stones sourced from a local quarry. Plus, Hotel Ivy is connected to the city’s Skyway system, allowing for unparalleled access to popular downtown attractions, entertainment and shopping.
4) Birdwing Spa
Nearest Airport: Litchfield Municipal Airport
Find More Information: birdwingspa.com
A stay at Birdwing Spa provides couples with access to over 300 acres of lakeshore, prairie land, ponds, fountains and paths. To relax, visit the spa, which offers couple’s massages, body wraps and mud facials. For those couples that are more active, there are plenty of trails to hike, snowshoe, cross-country ski or fat bike. Birdwing offers all-inclusive couple’s packages which include romantic accommodations and two-person jacuzzis. Additionally, yoga classes are available and are a great way to bond with your sweetheart.
5) Water Street Inn
Nearest Airport: Lake Elmo Airport
Find More Information: waterstreetinn.us
For those couples looking for a romantic getaway with historic charm, book a room at the Water Street Inn, located in Stillwater. This Victorian-decorated inn offers cozy rooms that include double whirlpool tubs and cozy fireplaces; guests can upgrade to a room with a balcony and a view of the St. Croix River. Unwind by a roaring fire in the lobby, or head to Charlie’s Irish Pub for a casual meal, wide selection of micro-brews and live music on weekends. Just a short walk away, explore other dining, entertainment and shopping opportunities down the main strip of quaint downtown Stillwater.
6) Five Lakes Resort
Detroit Lakes, MN
Nearest Airport: Detroit Lakes Airport
Find More Information: fivelakesresort.com
The town of Detroit Lakes hasn’t changed much in the last few decades, keeping its slow pace and retro charm that’s made it a favorite romantic getaway destination in Minnesota. One of the more popular resorts, Five Lakes, provides a uniquely Minnesotan experience that genuinely highlights nature’s quiet side—making it perfect for Valentine’s Day. The resort is located on Lake Five, right outside of Detroit Lakes, and will provide couples with a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
7) Grand View Lodge
Brainerd Lakes, MN
Nearest Airport: Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport
Find More Information: grandviewlodge.com
Located in the heart of the Brainerd Lakes area, Grand View Lodge on Gull Lake is the perfect choice for a Valentine’s Day getaway. Here, couples can check into both cozy cottages or fireplace suite for a romantic stay. Get pampered at the Glacial Waters Spa, where they offer relaxing couple’s massages. Enjoy fine dining at the Lodge’s restaurants, including Cru, the newest dining experience set among the resort’s 2,000 bottle wine collection. The private sommelier will provide you with the best wine pairings for each dining experience—or they can deliver a bottle to your room.
8) Chase on the Lake Resort
Leech Lake, MN
Nearest Airport: Walker Municipal Airport
Find More Information: chaseonthelake.com
On the banks of picturesque Leech Lake, Chase on the Lake Resort gives guests a choice between staying in one of the resorts’ hotel guest rooms, furnished in early 1900’s style, or in a lakeside condo. Couples can take advantage of the many resort amenities, including an indoor swimming pool, a steam room with a waterfall and a nature-like setting, a whirlpool, a full-service spa, a private bowling alley, an outdoor deck and an on-site restaurant and bar.
Do you want to visit these romantic getaways in Minnesota?
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