Thursday, January 23, 2020

10 Suggestions for Valentine's Day at Healing Springs!

Valentine's Day is very much one of my favorite days of the year. For us, it is a reason to celebrate how long we have been together and what we feel makes our relationship special. I especially love that I get to spend this day celebrating the individual members of our families as well. Let's spread some love during the month of February! 

Here, in the mountains, Valentine's Day can be a chilly day, but we have lots of cabins with cozy fireplaces that you can cuddle up to with your loved one. For folks who want to go out and about 

Appalachian Ski Mountain offers a weekend filled with activities for the whole family! 2 for 1 ticket deals, special hours, fireworks and moonlight skating are just some of what they offer. More details can be found

Drive up Mount Jefferson and enjoy a short hike via the Rhododendron Trail to Luther Rock and be rewarded with great views!  

Are you looking to try something as a couple that will challenge you both?? Try the Discovery Course at Rock Dimensions. Located at the Blowing Rock Conference Center, reservations are required. 

Enjoy a horseback ride at Moses Cone State Park with Vx3 Trail Rides. They offer small group rides that are about 2 1/2 hours long. They are open all year. 

What about renting an ATV/ UTV for a day in the Appalachian Mountains? Check out what Appalachian Outdoor Adventures offers for a couples "date". 

For a more relaxing option, what about a massage from Thrive Bodyworks, located in West Jefferson? 

If you enjoy dabbling in the arts - try one of the wonderful workshops offered by the Florence Thomas Art School - Valentine's weekend offers a Painting with Raney class, an Oregami Workshop and a chance to create your own Barn Quilt! 

Take a short drive to Abingdon's Barter Theater  and enjoy a show featuring Jill Andrews that celebrates the Appalachian influence on American Roots music.  

Enjoy the High Country Wine Trail  with wines made from grapes grown in the Appalachian High Country. 

Stop by Carolina Country Wines in West Jefferson, sample some wines and bring a bottle back to enjoy in your cabin in front of a fireplace!

The Downtown West Jefferson Merchants Association has put together a list of merchants who are offering specials for the weekend. Everything from discounts on meals to merchandise, all located in charming West Jefferson. 

Boondocks Brewing will have a special Valentine's Day menu in place for the weekend. New River Taproom and Eatery is offering a special selection of dinners for two with 3 courses. Craft Bistro will have a special menu planned as well.