Nothing says romantic like a cozy experience in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Fireside meals, close rides on ski lifts, hand-in-hand strolls under the lights of downtown streets, and clear views for miles… Blowing Rock is an ideal getaway for romance and celebration! Looking for extra activities to add to a holiday itinerary? Check out these events and suggestions around town near Valentine’s Day:
-Chetola Resort hosts lakeside bonfires every Friday and Saturday night, with an outdoor bar and s’mores supplies! A perfect romantic spot to enjoy time with your honey, and there’s no admission charge.
-Enjoy a romantic dinner in one of our acclaimed restaurants. If your favorite happens to have a fireplace, ask for a table by the fire when making your reservation! Here are a few special dining events happening for the holiday:
Chef & Somm will also be featuring an indulgent Valentine’s Day menu that includes delectable options like local burrata and seared scallops with caviar crema! Reservations needed.
The Speckled Trout Restaurant & Bottle Shop will host special Wine Dinners throughout the Valentine weekend- four courses with pairings! And, wine maker Diana Jones from Jones Von Drehle will be present on February 14, 5-8pm, to discuss the pairings during dinners. Reservations needed.
Chestnut Grille at the Green Park Inn will be serving a Valentine’s Dinner Surf & Turf Special, including crab-stuffed lobster tail and tenderloin medallions on February 14 & 15, in addition to the regular menu. The special entree is limited and available by advance reservation only.
Timberlake’s at Chetola will host a special pre-fixe menu just for Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 14. Seatings are available from 5 to 9pm, and reservations are required.
-Blowing Rock Parks & Recreation is planning a Sweetheart Soiree on Saturday, February 15th. The senior community in Blowing Rock is invited to enjoy a whimsical afternoon of live music, dancing and hors d’oeuvres provided free of charge. Romance and slow dancing to tunes from yesteryear and reminiscing memories and lives shared. Singles are welcome! 4-7pm, call 828-295-5222 for more details.
-Grab something warm to drink! Camp Coffee will feature their limited edition Sweetheart Blend coffee just for early February, so stop in to grab a brew or a bag of coffee to take home. See more stops for warm drinks, chocolates, and baked goods on our coffee & sweets page!
Flowers & Wine
-Get your wine and flowers in one stop! Mountain Laurel Floristry will host a pop-up inside Sunset & Vine wine shop on February 13 & 14, at 4-6pm both days. Find gorgeous bouquets and dried flower arrangements, as well as living orchid arrangements. Get $5 off a bottle of wine with your flower purchase! Arrangements start around $35 and prices vary. You can pre-order flowers for pickup, too: call 410-353-5511 or message Mountain Laurel Floristry on Facebook or Instagram.
Hit a Target
-Or, trade in your chocolates and flowers for hatchets and arrows! Mystery Hill will host their “anti-Valentine” event with tomahawk throwing, archery, and live music on Friday, February 14. Admission will include an hour of unlimited tomahawk throws and a percentage of proceeds will benefit Oasis.
Moonlight Ice Skating
-Appalachian Ski Mountain has a lineup of Presidents’ Day Family Weekend events, and there are lots of opportunities to celebrate with your significant other. Check out one of the Moonlight Ice Skating sessions, or enjoy the Saturday night fireworks! For the full schedule, see the event on AppSkiMtn.com.