As Valentine's Day (Feb. 14) approaches, Mountain Area businesses are offering enticing deals for couples looking for a close-to-home romantic retreat and or dinner.
Fish Camp's Narrow Gauge Inn is offering an all-inclusive Valentine's Day package including a room for two, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries, rose petals on the bed, a continental breakfast basket delivered to your room and complimentary hot beverages and banana bread for only $119.
The Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is also offering couples a romantic stay. Packages include one night's accommodation for two in a spa suite, bottle of champagne and strawberries and breakfast in bed starting at $369.
The Pines Resort is offering lodging and dining packages at Ducey's on the Lake. Guests can stay in a two-story chalet for $79 or a suite for $119 per night on Valentine's Day, or weekend rates starting at $99. Additional packages include romantic enhancements with flowers and other add-ons.
For couples looking for a bed and breakfast style retreat, A Haven of Rest in Oakhurst is offering a one night stay in the Orchard View Suite with full candlelight breakfast served in-suite with roses and card, a box of chocolate and a bottle of wine or sparkling cider with spa robes for luxurious lounging for $278.
Valentine's dining options are also available. The River Creek Café in Ahwahnee is offering a special dinner including jumbo shrimp cocktail, roasted pork tenderloin roulade and chocolate lava cake for desert for $29.95.
The Blue Heron Restaurant in Yosemite Lakes Park is holding a Valentine's Day dinner and dance for $40 (without wine) or $45 (with wine) per person on Saturday, Feb. 16. Dinner includes a starter of your choice of salad or one of Chef Christian Mueller's soups. Main course selections include prime rib of beef, baked lobster tail or chicken Oscar and a flourless chocolate cake with raspberries for dessert.
Dancing will be to the sounds of "Rockville."
Reservations: (559) 658-6969.
Crab Cakes Restaurant in Oakhurst has created a special Valentine's Day menu featuring prime rib of beef or lobster ravioli for $55 per couple, New York Steak or Lobster Pasta for $75 per couple or the "Sweetheart Special" featuring Filet Mignon and Lobster Tail for $95 per couple. Dinners include Sweet Dreams Desserts.
Reservations: (559) 641-7667.
Erna's Elderberry House, the renowned five-star restaurant, has a multitude of special events happening around the Valentine's Day holiday. The 30th Annual Valentine's Epicurean Dinner is Sunday, Feb. 17. The six course meal will feature innovative and culinary creations and harp music performed by Laura Porter.
Reservations: (559) 683-6800.
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