Beyond Valentine’s Day: Planning A Romantic Wine Country Getaway
January 30, 2020
It’s February folks, and we’re feeling the love in Lake County. January brought us a few skiffs of snow in the higher elevations, and now we’re looking forward to the first signs of spring. It’s the perfect time to cuddle up with your sweetheart and start planning your Valentine’s getaway.
We’ve got no shortage of romantic Wine Country date ideas up our sleeve. Whether you’re scouting locations for your destination wedding or making a quick weekend escape, you’ll love our-under-the radar wineries, cozy bed and breakfasts, and inspiring views.
Romantic Lake County Lodging
Book at room at Lakeport English Inn for a dose of Victorian charm complete with opulent antiques, an optional in-room Jacuzzi, and daily tea service. open Fridays and Saturdays during winter. For vineyard views, cozy fireplaces, and Mediterranean architecture, relax in classic Wine Country style at Thorn Hill Wine Estate.
At the pet-friendly Bed & Barrel at Stonehouse Cellars, you’ll be treated to an immersive wine experience and your choice of a 100-year-old cottage or lofty contemporary suites. If you’re looking for resort amenities and waterfront views, nab a room at WorldMark Clear Lake. In addition to spacious condo-style rooms, you’ll find a fitness center, year-round pool, mini-golf, and game room.
Inspiring Date Ideas
Early spring is an amazing time to explore Lake County, California. We love to hit the trails when the temps are mild and the hills are starting to burst with green. Visit Owen Ranch in Middletown for horseback riding lessons or a guided trail ride in the nearby hills. Take in epic volcanoes and sweeping lake views from our many mountain biking and hiking trails, and keep those calves burning.
Whether you’re spending the day outdoors or making the rounds between Lake County tasting rooms, you can never go wrong with a picnic lunch. Stock up for an elevated spread at Hardester’s Market or grab something to go from a local café.
Nightlife takes on a whole new meaning out here in the country. With crisp clear skies and almost no light pollution, we’re a stargazer’s dream. Try your hand at night photography, or head over to Taylor Observatory for astronomy with the pros. Check out their events calendar for details on monthly planetarium shows and guest speakers from NASA, SETI, and California Academy of Sciences.