As Valentine’s Day approaches and last-minute planning commences, Benchmark Resorts & Hotels are preparing to host a variety of lovebirds this year. From the food enthusiasts to the adventure seekers, here are four getaways that will guarantee someone’s in the good books this Valentine’s Day:
For the foodies:
Situated in the heart of downtown Portland, between the Willamette River and Washington Park, Dossier is perfectly placed for the foodie couple dedicated to seeking out the best of Portland’s food scene. Couples can stroll hand in hand through the streets of downtown, bonding over (or disputing) their favorite farmers market, dessert spot or food cart discovery. The area is known for offering some of the most genuine culinary wonders and craft beers of the West Coast and Dossier’s easy access to the top spots makes it the perfect location for a food focused getaway. New to Downtown Portland, and located inside Dossier, is Bistro Alder. Couples can enjoy relaxed, leisurely meals of locally-sourced, French-inspired fare accompanied by a curated selection of regional wines, beer and one of Portland’s most delightful and forward-looking craft cocktail programs.
And, for those guests who’ve been inspired by the food scene in the area and want to learn more about Portland’s culture, Dossier celebrates the magnificent natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest with a permanent art collection containing works from Portland-area painters, printmakers and illustrators.
For the hopeless romantics:
Romance is certainly alive at Tivoli Lodge, a luxury hotel located in the heart of Vail, CO and couples seeking a cozy Valentine’s getaway will swoon over this idyllic setting, surrounded by Colorado’s snowcapped mountains. With fireplaces in most rooms, hot tubs and fire pits, it’s an ideal location to spend time relaxing and reconnecting this Valentine’s Day. And, with slopes on its doorstep, couples will find easy access to Vail’s winter fun, from snowshoeing and snow tubing to ice skating and skiing. For an extra special treat, guests can book a Vail Spa Day and relax, recharge, and rejuvenate in one of the several unique mountainside spa experiences.
For the outdoorsy couple:
Rest and relaxation aren’t everyone’s idea of a romantic escape, and The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa is an adventurous couple’s dream, right in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains. World-class recreational activities take guests from the gently rolling hills of the resort golf course to steep mountain trails. Couples can find themselves behind the wheel of a Land Rover as they navigate challenging off-road terrain or head to the river with an Orvis trained guide for an exclusive fly-fishing experience. And, when the busy day is done, couples can head for the heated pool before a memorable dinner in a historic setting.
For the sunshine seekers:
Vero Beach is a couple’s paradise, particularly those craving sunshine and relaxation this Valentine’s Day. Costa d’Este Beach Resort & Spa, located on Florida’s Treasured Coast, brings luxury and sunshine to a whole other level. Couples can gaze out from their room’s balcony over the ocean, lounge in a chair poolside, or spend a day at the luxe spa, followed by a sampling of the head chef’s latest creations at the in-house Wave Kitchen and Bar restaurant – a Valentine’s Day dream!