10 NC Mountain Romantic Dates

Looking for ways to WOW your valentine?  Bring your significant other to the North Carolina High Country for a memorable weekend getaway this winter!  Here are some great ideas on ways to get closer this winter:

  1. Ice Skating at Appalachian Ski Mountain
    Skate hand-in-hand on this open-air rink at sunset or under the stars.  After a few rounds, cuddle up with a cup of hot chocolate by the rink-side bonfire.  Click Here for Details
  2. Have a Couples Massage
    Voted the #7 Destination Spa in the World by Conde Nast Traveler, Westglow provides breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and luxurious massages. Click Here for Details
  3. Horseback Riding over the Mountaintops
    One of the best ways to experience the privacy and views of the mountains is by horseback.  There are many different trails and types of rides to choose from. Click Here for Details
  4. Couples Snowshoeing
    Rent some snowshoes and visit one of the many snowshoe trails at Moses Cone Park on the Blue Ridge Parkway or on the Emerald Outback on Beech Mountain (Weather Permitting). Pack a picnic lunch and make a day of it! Call the High Country Host for trail and rental information at 828-264-1299
  5. Go for a Drive and take in the Mountain Views
    There are lots of winding roads in the North Carolina Mountains that afford glimpses of the mountain views.  Drive to the top of Mount Jefferson or stop at the overlooks on the Blue Ridge Parkway (Weather Permitting).  The crisp winter air and lack of humidity provide conditions for clear long range views.  Call the High Country Host for winter drive information at 828-264-1299
  6. Have a Drink by the Piano at the Divide Tavern
    Enjoy a drink where Marilyn Monroe and Eleanor Roosevelt once did in the historic Green Park Inn located on the Continental Divide (hence the name).  Order the signature Green Martini and enjoy piano music by local legend Charlie Ellis.  Click Here for Details
  7. Go on a Winery Crawl
    The NC High Country is home to a few award-winning wineries, some in the Banner Elk area are in easy driving distance of one another.  Call the High Country Host for more information at 828-264-1299
  8. Enjoy a Special Valentine’s Day Dinner
    No Valentine’s Day would be complete without dinner! Many High Country restaurants offer special Valentine’s Day menus and live entertainment.  Call the High Country Host for more information at 828-264-1299
  9. Enjoy Bonfire Nights at Chetola Resort
    Make a s’more by the bonfire at Chetola Lake and warm up with a drink from the outdoor bar while enjoying live entertainment. Click Here for Details
  10. Stay in a Cabin with an Outdoor Hot Tub
    Want to make your trip into a weekend getaway? There are plenty of cabins to rent in the High Country with amazing Blue Ridge Mountain views, wood-burning fireplaces and outdoor hot tubs. There is nothing better than a warm soak while breathing in the crisp mountain air. View High Country cabin rentals HERE
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