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SWEET SAVINGS: 5 Romantic Getaways for Less

Whether it’s a romantic Valentine’s Day rendezvous or simply time away to relax and reconnect, February is the perfect month to fall in love with these Simply Sweet deals from Unique Inns, a collection of extraordinary Country Inns, Bed & Breakfasts & Boutique Hotels in the American West.  

Specials include ocean view rooms with roaring fireplaces, candle-lit whirlpool soaks, gourmet breakfast in bed, couples massages, complimentary chilled champagne, decadent chocolate covered strawberries and more.

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Windstar 7-Day Caribbean Sailings from $999

Escape the winter blues for less with savings from Windstar Cruises. Enjoy 2-for-1 fares starting at $999 for select voyages departing Barbados and St. Martin. Offer expires January 31, 2011.

Southern Caribbean Explorations

Barbados - Barbados, 7-days

Category B staterooms from $999*, Savings up to 64%

January 23-March 27, 2011 on the Wind Surf



Caribbean Adventures

St. Martin - St. Martin, 7-days

Category B staterooms from $1,249*, Savings up to 64% 

January 22-April 2, 2011 on the Wind Spirit




About Windstar Cruises

Windstar Cruises operates three sailing yachts known for their pampering without pretense and their ability to visit the hidden harbors and secluded coves of the world’s most treasured destinations. Carrying just 148 to 312 guests, the luxurious ships of Windstar cruise to nearly 50 nations, calling at 100 ports throughout Europe, the Caribbean and the Americas. For more information including rates and itineraries contact a professional travel agent or call Windstar at 1-800-258-7245. Visit Windstar Cruises online at


Windstar is a division of Ambassadors International Cruise Group, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ambassadors Cruise Group, LLC.




Ceiba Del Mar Resort Rolls Out Romance Package for Last-Minute Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day lovers who follow their hearts south of the border to Mexico’s luxurious Ceiba del Mar Beach Spa and Resort for Valentine’s Day will fall for the ocean-view accommodations, Yucatan edibles and spa indulgences featured in the boutique resort’s Romance Experience.


The Romance Experience package includes:

A refreshing welcome champagne cocktail upon arrival;
A four-night stay in a luxury, ocean-view suite with upgrade if available;
One private-by-candlelight dinner for two with bottle of wine, featuring a presentation of artisanal Mexican edibles prepared by a local chef and served amid a romantic indoor/outdoor backdrop just steps from the Mexican Caribbean and a white-sand beach ideal for hand-in-hand strolls at sunset; and
One 50-minute Love & Indulgence Couple’s Massage Spa at the wellness aromatherapy Spa at Ceiba del Mar. This premium spa therapy takes place in a special couples-only treatment room. Lovers also are welcome to enjoy the facilities at their leisure, including a fully-equipped gym an advanced hydrotherapy circuit.


Rates for the Romance Experience start at $180.00 USD (per person, per night) plus 14% taxes and a 5% service charge based on double occupancy. 



Amelia Island Romance Packages and Valentine's Day Deals

Amelia Island hotels, inns and resorts are offering some sweetheart deals to make a Valentine’s Day getaway as affordable as it is romantic.  


A selection of packages and special rates currently offered by Amelia Island accommodators for Valentine’s Day 2011, include:


Amelia Hotel at the Beach – (877) 263-5428,
The Amelia Hotel at the Beach is offering two romance packages during the weekend of Valentine’s. The Hearts & Flowers package starts at $395 plus tax and includes overnight accommodations in an ocean-view room for two nights, dinner for two at the Crab Trap Restaurant, rose petal turndown adorning your room, chocolate-covered strawberries, chilled champagne, and keepsake flutes. 


Starting at $380 plus tax, the Victorian Romance package includes overnight accommodations in an ocean-view room for two nights, private horse and carriage tour of historic downtown Fernandina Beach, round-trip taxi service to carriage tour, keepsake throw blanket and a bottle of wine. Both packages include the family-owned property’s standard amenities such as complimentary daily, ‘Hot and Healthy’ breakfast, parking, high speed Wi-Fi and fresh-baked cookies.


Amelia Island Williams House – (800) 414-9258,
The Romantic Valentine Getaway Package at the Williams House offers guests two nights accommodations, chilled champagne upon arrival, a cupcake goodie box from Patty Cakes Bakery, stunning floral arrangement in room, dinner for two at Joe’s 2nd St. Bistro or Espana, gourmet breakfast each morning and complimentary social hour each evening with wine and hors d’oeuvres, starting at $545. 



It's never too late to book your Island Escape at Biras Creek Resort

Check out these special savings from Biras Creek Resort, one of my favorite Caribbean escapes…

Booking Special: 50% Off the Second Suite 
A bicycle built for two. A double-scoop cone. Diamond Earrings. Some things are just better in pairs. Something else that goes great when there are two: vacations. So what could be more fun than an exotic Caribbean getaway? Bringing a few of your favorite people with you. For a limited time, Biras Creek Resort - a private escape situated on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands - is offering an amazing deal to bring your friends, kids (Biras allows children ages six and older), even your in-laws, at a significant savings. When you book your stay, your second stay is available at 50% published rates. Based on availability. Not retroactive and cannot be combined with other offers. Valid for travel through December 17, 2010. 

7 Nights for the Price of 6! 
Biras Creek is tempting visitors with a special Stay 6 Nights and receive 1 Night Complimentary, plus a $100 Resort Credit offer. The offer is good for the luxurious Ocean Suites, each with an ocean view and balcony 20 feet from the ocean; nightly rates are all inclusive of meals, activities, and accommodations for two people. Based on availability. Not retroactive and cannot be combined with other offers. Valid for travel through December 17, 2010. 

For more information contact 877.883.0756 or visit 



Get Back to the Basics of Romance with Hotel Blake's Special Offer for Couples

Boutique Printer’s Row Property’s Romance Package is Easy on the Wallet, Big On Atmosphere, Luxury and Relaxation

All you need is love – and the charming and elegant atmosphere at Chicago’s Hotel Blake – for a perfect couples’ getaway that’s easy on the wallet. Located in the heart of Chicago’s Printer’s Row close to museums, shops, restaurants and theater, this luxury boutique hotel is offering a Romance Package for just $159/night through February 28, 2009 that includes luxury accommodations for two as well as a box of Vosges chocolates to share.



$789 Nonstop LA to Paris On Air Tahiti Nui


Book by February 6 for Travel Now Through May 15, 2009

The City of Light has just gotten brighter with Air Tahiti Nui’s limited time Los Angeles to Paris Internet fare, just $789 per person – including all taxes, fees and surcharges. The economy class special is available on select nonstop departures now through May 15, 2009. Bookings must be made by February 6.

An affordable getaway to the fashion capital is in easy reach from the West Coast. Air Tahiti Nui flies nonstop from Los Angeles International Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport midday on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, arriving France early the next morning, with same day return flights on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.


Comment Announces Holiday Getaway Specials, 2008

Romantic Inns and Hotels (, the Internet’s highest rated romantic lodging directory, offers a list of holiday getaway specials in their November 6th newsletter. From a bed and breakfast Thanksgiving to a Christmas getaway in the city, these worldwide lodging specials offer up new ways to celebrate the holidays. View the Holiday Getaway Specials Newsletter online at:

New Hampshire - Lakes, Ashland - The Glynn House Inn

An English Christmas in New Hampshire
Imagine celebrating Christmas in an elegantly furnished Victorian home filled with delightful holiday decorations. Spend your days skiing, taking romantic walks or go for a sleigh ride. Return to the Inn and relax by a romantic fire. Soak in a bubbling whirlpool bath. Enjoy gourmet breakfasts and specially prepared English Christmas treats each afternoon plus evening wine and seasonal hors d’oeuvres.
Rate: $149.00-$279.00
Valid Through: December, 28, 2008
Web:, Email:
Phone: (603) 968-3775, Toll Free: (866) 686-4362

Arizona - Central, Scottsdale - Fairmont Scottsdale

Five Diamond Holiday

This holiday season enjoy luxurious accommodations with breakfast for two, transportation to fabulous shopping at Kierland Commons and a $100 Westcor gift card (plus complimentary gift delivery to your guestroom) with the Lux Holiday Shopping Package at the AAA Five Diamond Fairmont Scottsdale.
Rate: Rates start from $289 per room, per night
Valid Through: December, 31, 2008
Web:, Email:
Phone: (480) 585-4848, Toll Free: (800) 441-1414



Triple Creek Ranch Offers 20% off Winter Packages and Rates


20% Off Room Rates Also Offered
Triple Creek Ranch, Montana’s beautiful Relais & Châteaux hideaway in the Bitterroot Mountains of Montana, has long been the favored luxury getaway of couples who appreciate a perfect balance of rest, romance and Rocky Mountain recreation.   Now, the award-winning resort will offer a 20% discount on three all-inclusive, five-day/four-night packages over selected dates in January and February 2009.  For guests wishing to extend their stay or looking for a short visit that is not part of a package, room rates are also discounted 20% during January 3 – 13, 2009; January 24 – February 17, 2009; and February 20 – 28, 2009).
Whether couples opt to snowmobile alongside bighorn sheep, ski cross-country or downhill at Lost Trail Powder Mountain or revel in their romance, each packages includes accommodations in a luxury log cabin with private hot tub and fireplace; all meals, snacks and beverages (including gourmet breakfasts and multi-course candlelit dinners with house wines and cocktails), horseback riding in the snow, snowshoeing, cross-country and downhill skiing; and two – one hour massages.
Special rates and available packages and dates include:
Romantic Paradise in the Mountains of Montana — Priced $3,420 per couple on the following dates: February 5 – 17 and February 20 – 28, 2009
Also includes Champagne and Godiva chocolates on arrival, couples’ massage followed by Champagne, use of all on-ranch facilities (horseback riding, hiking, snowshoeing and exercise facilities)
Winter Snowmobile Adventure Special — Priced $4,200 per couple on the following dates: January 3 – 13, 2009, January 24 – February 17 and February 20 – 28, 2008
Also includes two days snowmobiling for two, freshly baked cookies and a bottle of wine on arrival and use of all on-ranch facilities (horseback riding, hiking, snowshoeing and exercise facilities)
Ski the Mountains of Montana — Priced $3,320 per couple on the following dates: January 3 – 13, 2009, January 24 – February 17 and February 20 – 28, 2008
Also includes a day of downhill skiing at Lost Trail Powder Mountain for two with lift tickets and equipment rentals, a day of cross-country skiing at Chief Joseph Pass for two with equipment, freshly baked cookies and a bottle of wine on arrival and use of all on-ranch facilities (horseback riding, hiking, snowshoeing and exercise facilities)


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Wild West Winter Savings at Teton Springs Lodge & Spa

Winter, Wild West Style

4 Night/3 Day Teton Springs Lodge & Spa Winter Ski Package

Teton Valley, Idaho, had been one of the west’s best kept secrets to vacationers for many years. However located just 25 minutes away from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, this fast growing tourism destination is thriving today, offering an abundance of outdoor recreation possibilities for any season.

Teton Springs Lodge & Spa is proud to be the area’s first luxury accommodation with an atmosphere that complements the scenic and tranquil setting of the majestic Teton mountain range. Equidistant (about 25 minutes) from two of the nation’s best mountains – Grand Targhee Resort and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, the resort offers a four night, three day ski package with accommodations in a cozy lodge room plus three full days of skiing (Grand Targhee or Jackson Hole) and a complimentary continental breakfast each morning.

Guests have access to outdoor hot tubs, a state-of-the-art fitness center and use of the Stillwaters Spa. For those in need of a day off the slopes, the resort is happy to offer a $50 credit towards any spa treatment. This package starts at $520 per person, based on double occupancy. Valid December 15, 2008 thru March 30, 2009. Based on availability and not valid with any other offers or promotions. Offer does not include taxes or resort fee.

Call toll-free, 1-877-787-7887, to book this special winter package.

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Save with New 2009 Little Dix Packages


Luxury, Spa, Romance, and Getaway Packages Offer Savings of up to 15%

Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands is offering four luxury packages at special prices available January 3 - December 17, 2009. The four packages - The Best of LDB, 5-Night Spa Sojourn, 7-Night Romance Escape, and Simply Little Dix - are the perfect way to experience the resort’s private half-mile crescent beach; superb water sports; Sense, A Rosewood Spa; multiple dining choices; and a program of excursions including the highly popular boat drop-offs at selected Virgin Gorda beaches. All packages are priced based on double occupancy and include full daily breakfast, airport transfers, government taxes and 10% resort fees.  Packages are based on availability; blackout dates apply.




Travelers wanting to trade grey skies and blustery weather for the sapphire waters and waving palms of the Caribbean don’t expect a price break during the winter season.  However this winter Discovery at Marigot Bay on the beautiful island of St. Lucia is offering its Simply Romantic Winter Break with savings of 20% on rooms and 25% savings on a whole host of romantic vacation amenities.



Mamma Mia! Here's a Deal You Can't Resist - 25% Savings To Santorini This Fall

Greece is on movie screens all over the country these days.  And here’s a deal for October at the iconic island of Santorini.

Astra, one of the leading boutique properties in Santorini – that iconic Greek island all over movie screens this summer and glimpsed in Mamma Mia* – is offering a fall special for the first time ever.  October 1 -  31, Astra is providing guests who stay for three nights, a fourth night free – a 25 percent savings off the regular rates. The “Fall in Love at Astra” package starts at about $1,100 and includes a traditional Greek breakfast daily, champagne and chocolates served at sunset on the second day, and taxes – a savings of about $360.

High up on a cliff overlooking the Aegean, offering a bird’s eye view of the 3,600-year-old caldera, Astra provides genuine Greek hospitality in a setting of simple elegance.  Wildflower-filled paths and whitewashed staircases lead to the cozy reception area filled with books and artwork.  The signature colors of the Cyclades are reflected in the sparkling infinity pool hanging 1000 feet above the turquoise sea and the roomy day beds draped in white linen.  Consistently rated one of the top three on the island, this boutique hotel has a loyal following with guests returning year after year.

In October, as chilly winds begin to blast the U.S., a refreshingly cool breeze finally arrives on the beautiful Cycladic island of Santorini, where average temperatures hover around 70 degrees Fahrenheit.  With the temperate weather and no summer crowds, visitors can relax in luxurious accommodations at a substantial savings.

Each of the 28 spacious suites and rooms are decorated in traditional island style with works by local artists.  The complex has 16 domed-ceiling apartments and 12 luxurious suites – eight with private plunge pools or outdoor Jacuzzis.  A day spa offers a full range of massages and facials.  Opened this year, Astra’s restaurant serves delicious fresh fish and Santorinian specialties under the stars.

The peaceful village of Imerovigli sits at the highest point on the rim of the caldera.  Quaint white-cube houses are carved into the rocky cliff or line narrow cobblestone streets.  Astra looks directly across to the towering rock of Skaros, with ruins of a 13th century castle built during the Venetian occupation which stood unconquered for 600 years.  .

While it is hard for guests to pull themselves away from the view and the pool at Astra, Santorini offers other pleasures.  There are beaches, archaeological sites, charming medieval villages and a pulsating nightlife.

Astra’s special offer is good through October 31, depending on availability.  The rate for a standard apartment is about $367 or €250 and includes: a bottle of Santorini wine upon arrival, daily maid service and a traditional Greek breakfast of yoghurt and fruit, eggs, ham, cheese – served on the guest’s private balcony.  The “Fall in Love at Astra” fall package represents a savings of about $360 – and means the daily room rate goes down to $275.  A superior apartment is about $440 or €300, and a two-bedroom apartment for four people is $484 or €330.   Suites range in price from $587 to $939 (€400 to €640.)  Free high-speed Internet access is in all rooms and suites.

Rates for the suites include: a bottle of premium Santorini wine and flowers upon arrival, full continental American breakfast on your balcony, twice-daily maid service, newspapers, bathrobes, slippers and additional luxury amenities.  All rates based on single or double occupancy and taxes are included.  

For more information about Astra Apartments and Suites, go to or  For reservations, visit the website or call: 011-30-2286-2-47-65.    
* While most of Mamma Mia was shot in the Sporades Islands of Skiathos and Skopelos, Grecophiles know that several iconic views were really Santorini.

Source: Meredith Pillon Marketing Communications


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Haven’t managed to get away this summer yet?  Did you really buy into that “stay-cation” idea?  Or does the news about the economy, the gas crisis and high prices have you worried?  How about a vacation this fall that offers real value? 

Savvy leaf peepers know that come September and October there are lower prices, fewer crowds and plenty of elbow room in Atlantic Canada.  And unlike New England and other parts of the US, prices go down in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island during the fall – sometimes as much as 50 percent.   

The rolling hills and picturesque valleys of Atlantic Canada come alive in a wash of fiery crimsons and scarlets along with bright yellows and golds.  Food and music take center stage at colorful festivals.  And since Canadians celebrate their Thanksgiving on October 8, Americans can even indulge in an additional holiday feast.

Thanks to the warm waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Northumberland Strait, Prince Edward Island actually has one of the longest fall foliage viewing periods in North America.  The island’s gentle landscape offers up views of apricot-orange sugar maples and the ruby-reds of cherry and sumac.  These jewel tones contrast with the deep greens of spruce and pine. 

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Prince Edward Island’s most famous personage – the spunky red-haired orphan Anne of Green Gables – and events continue on through the end of November,  For seafood lovers PEI also offers two food festivals this fall.  The 13th annual PEI International Shellfish Festival will be held in Charlottetown from September 19 to 21. The “biggest kitchen party in Atlantic Canada” will feature chowder cook-offs, oyster shucking contests and five daily performances by some of Canada’s best known musicians, And 10 days later, from September 30 to October 5, “Fall Flavours,” a new island-wide food festival with more than 130 culinary events, will take place with native son Michael Smith, one of Canada’s leading chefs, hosting a gala dinner and cooking classes,

From September 3 through 15 at the Cavendish Maples Cottages, room rates go down to $98 from the summertime high of $141, a savings of 30 percent.  From September 16 through the 21, the rate goes down to $84, a 40 percent savings.  And from September 22, a room for two costs as little as $70 – a whopping 50 percent off high-season rates.  A “Romance Package,” which includes two nights’ accommodation, breakfast vouchers for the PEI Preserve Co., passes to Green Gables, a bottle of wine, a chocolate surprise and a welcome gift is available from September 2 to mid-October for $243 per couple, 1-888-662-7537,

Visitors to Nova Scotia will see many autumn colors kayaking along Cape Chignecto or hiking, biking, or canoeing through Kejimkujik National Park.  They might even catch sight of moose.  Several food and music festivals take place in the fall, and farmers’ markets have an abundance of fall produce.  From September 4 through October 26, the 2008 Wines of Nova Scotia Fall Festival will offer more than 25 tastings, grape stomps, gourmet dinners, cooking classes and food pairing events,  Melodic voices and the sounds of pipes and fiddles will fill the air in Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island at the Celtic Colours International Festival, October 10 to18.  In its twelfth year, this festival will focus on Celtic cultures with home grown Cape Breton musicians as well as artists from Scotland, Ireland, Spain and even Cuba,

At the White Point Beach Resort rates also dip in the fall.  Starting September 15, prices for a standard river view room drop to $111 Sunday through Thursday, from the summertime high of $140 – a 20 percent discount.  (The weekend rate is $131.)  After October 19, the rate goes down further to $102 – a 27 percent savings.  (Sunday through Thursday the weekend rate is $111.) The resort’s “Beach Romance” package includes cottage accommodations for three nights, fresh flowers, a fruit basket, sparkling wine, a three-course candlelight dinner, breakfast in bed and a gourmet picnic basket.  Guests may also select a bike trip, round of golf or massage.  The package costs $679 through September 13 and goes down to $621 from September 13 to October 18.  After October 19, the package is only $562, 1-800-565-5068,

Retracing four centuries of settlement, Newfoundland’s Discovery Trail presents a panorama of stunning seascapes, quiet fishing villages and historic sites.  And the fall colors are spectacular: pin cherry and white birch turn bright yellow, sugar maples become rich orange and blueberry bushes explode into crimson.  Majestic icebergs, pods of whales and puffin colonies lure nature lovers.  A network of foot and cart paths lead to fishing ponds, centuries-old lighthouses and isolated out ports.  Visitors can hike from the abandoned community of British Harbour and the lighthouse of Kings Cove trail to the site of a natural fort used during Queen Ann’s War of 1703-13.  One of the most picturesque spots along the Discovery Trail is the charming national heritage community of Trinity.  Here, narrow lanes lead to restored 19th century merchant houses.   There are some 50 architecturally significant buildings in this small town of 350.  Whale watching is a popular activity from the port and twenty-two species of whales, dolphins, and porpoises swim along the coastline.

This fall, the Artisan Inn and the Campbell House are offering a “stay two nights, get one free” package, which includes accommodations for two, full daily breakfasts and four-course dinners all three days in the Twine Loft Restaurant (featured in the 2008 “Where to Eat in Canada.”)  The package also provides two passes for the Trinity Museum Tour and a year’s subscription to Newfoundland Quarterly.  The rate, at $270 per person, double occupancy, is an 18 percent savings.   After September 15, guests that stay three or more nights, pay a nightly rate of $112, 15 percent off the high-season price.  The Artisan Inn sits on the shore of Fisher Cove in Trinity Harbour and many of its furnishings were created by local artisans.  Rated 4-star Canada Select, the Campbell House is an historic 1840 building with harbor views and sweeping vistas of Trinity, 1-877-464-7700,

Fall is also a special time in New Brunswick where wind-swept beaches provide a back-drop for miles upon miles of crimson red peat bogs.  Lighthouses and fishing villages dot the landscape and Acadian joie de vivre colors a multitude of special events.  The 36th annual Oyster Festival, October 2 to 5, will feature tastings, a multi-course oyster supper, and oyster opening and eating contests.  New Brunswick is also home to Canada’s largest jazz festival – the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival in Fredericton.  From September 9 to 14, electric blues, jazz and funk musicians will offer 120 performances, including 40 free shows, in 23 venues in the city’s historic downtown,

The Hotel Paulin in Caraquet is a charming Victorian hotel built in 1891 and still operated by the Paulin family.  From September 16 to October 15, two people can stay for only $107 per night.  After October 16, the price drops to $102.  The 10-room hotel also has a two-night “Fall for Love” package that includes a full breakfast daily, three-course dinner and wine pairing, Acadian gift basket with wine and cheese, a chocolate and port tasting, Oyster Museum visit with tasting or goat cheese farm tour and tasting.  Additionally, guests may choose between one of the following: a chocolate body wrap treatment, a round of golf, four-course tasting menu with wine at dinner, an oyster cooking class or lobster cooking class.  The package is $405, per person, double occupancy from September 1 through October 15, 1-866-727-9981,

Travelers can download guides and find more information about fall packages, accommodations and events by going to the four provincial web sites:,, and  The Atlantic Canada Tourism Partnership (ACTP) is a nine member pan-Atlantic partnership comprised of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the four Atlantic Canada Tourism Industry Association and the four Provincial Departments responsible for tourism of New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

Source: Meredith Pillon Marketing Communications

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Biras Creek Resort Offers Summer Packages and Deals

Biras Creek Resort, the Caribbean’s premier luxury resort, is offering a variety of great summer packages and promotions. Located on a lush 140-acre nature reserve on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands, Biras Creek is the ideal location for summer travelers seeking romance, adventure, family vacation or plain old summer fun.

Biras Creek is offering two great promotions for guests booking August travel by April 30. The Family Summer Escape special allows travelers who book two ocean or garden suites for at least five nights to receive a 20% discount.  Additionally, vacationers that book a garden or ocean suite for six nights will receive their seventh night free.

Due to popular demand, Biras Creek Resort is reinstating their Summer Escape Package. Relax and pamper yourself for 15 days/14 nights in a Deluxe Suite.  Package includes all meals, and roundtrip boat transfers from Beef Island Airport (EIS) to the resort.  The package also includes two 30-minute massages per week, one Sunset Sail for two per week, one round trip taxi to the Baths and a bottle of Champagne on arrival.

Families will love the Family Fun Package, a special package tailored for families with two or more children between the ages of eight and sixteen, which includes a second or adjacent suite at a significant discount.  The package includes two suites and all meals for two adults and two children for seven nights.  In addition, the package includes a bottle of Champagne for the parents, free snorkeling lessons for the entire family, and one half-day snorkeling trip to the Baths for the entire family.   Extra children and extra nights rates available on request.
Recently named one of the World’s Best 2008 Hotels by Travel + Leisure, Biras Creek, a member of Relais & Chateaux, is a private hideaway on a 140-acre nature reserve on Virgin Gorda. Accessible by sea or air only, Biras Creek comprises 33 spacious suites.  The resort also includes the Biras Spa, offering indulgences in the latest in health and beauty treatments. Rates range from $675 to $1,950 per night based on season.  All rates are based on double occupancy and include breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner daily and airport transfers with private launch.  For reservations or more information,  call 877.883.0756 or visit
The Victor International Corporation is an award-winning real estate, resort development and management company which has a tradition for creating ‘unique living environments in ecological harmony with the land’.  Victor International’s accomplishments include the prestigious Bay Harbor Resort & Marina, Hotel and Conference Center, located in Bay Harbor, Michigan and Turtle Lake, located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan as well as Oil Nut Bay, located on Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands.
For more information on Biras Creek Resort and Victor International Corporation, visit;;,; and




Santa Fe: Southwest Savings for Winter Getaways

Crisp sunny days, snow-covered Rocky Mountain peaks, and the best deals of the year make Santa Fe an inspired choice for value-conscious travelers or those looking for some sophisticated winter relaxation. From ski packages to spa savings to free nights, Santa Fe’s lodgers have put together their best rates and offers of the year for this winter.

All of Santa Fe’s romance and charm, endless art, shopping, bountiful dining, and historic attractions give this nearly 400 year old town a special appeal, whatever the season. For those in the know, winter is the time for extra savings on a Santa Fe get away.

La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa - A RockResort, invites travelers to enjoy world-class skiing, a rejuvenating spa experience, and the classic comfort food s’mores with their “Ski, Spa & S’more” package, available through April 15, 2008. Package includes:

Two nights accommodations
Two full-day lift tickets each day at Ski Santa Fe
One 60-minute massage per person
A welcome amenity of hot cocoa & s’mores kit
Daily breakfast for two at Fuego restaurant
Rates start at $238 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. Resort fee and parking are included. Subject to availability and blackout dates apply. Taxes and gratuities not included. 866-331-ROCK (7625).

The Inn on the Alameda, to honor its 22 years as one of the premier small hotels in Santa Fe, the “City Different,” is offering an astonishing rate that should not be missed. Guests who stay at the Inn for three consecutive nights for select dates between now and Wednesday, February 27, 2008, will pay just $22 for the third night. The “Twenty-Two – It’s True!” package includes:

Three nights welcoming accommodations in a variety of room-types
A lavish continental breakfast served daily
Daily afternoon wine and cheese reception
Complimentary parking
All day coffee service
Free Wi-Fi access in public areas
Also, to celebrate Leap Year 2008, the Inn is tossing out the rate for a date that only occurs once every four years! Guests who stay at the Inn for a minimum of three (3) consecutive nights between Wednesday, February 27, 2008 and Monday, March 3, 2008, will pay nothing for Friday, February 29th! To book this special package, guests must stay a minimum of three nights, which must include Friday, February 29, 2008. The stay must be paid in full at the time the reservation is made. Room rates are nightly rates for single or double occupancy and are not available for groups reserving five rooms or more. There is a $15 per person charge for each additional person after two in a room or suite. Children under the age of 16 stay free in same room with parents. Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes and are subject to availability. This special rate does not apply to existing packages and cannot be combined with other offers. Please call 888-984-2121 to reserve, as this special is NOT available to book on-line. Cancellation must be made at least (72) hours (3 days) prior to the arrival date to receive a deposit refund.

The Santa Fe Sage Inn is offering two winter specials: The “Winter Warmth Upgrade Special” provides guests with one of the Inn’s newly renovated Superior Rooms at the Standard price. Featuring two queen-sized beds or one king-sized bed, these bright and cheerful rooms decorated in true Southwestern style will take the chill off of any winter day. The special rate of only $55 plus tax per night includes a deluxe continental breakfast, high-speed wireless internet, and complimentary on-site parking. The “Let it Snow! Ski Package” includes three nights’ lodging in our Superior guest rooms, a two-day lift ticket to Ski Santa Fe, and a collection of special amenities to enhance your fun in the snow. Pricing starts at only $191 per person, based on double occupancy. Call toll-free 866-433-0335 for reservations.

The Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza’s “Ski Santa Fe Package” lets guests ski the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at Ski Santa Fe during the day and enjoy the relaxing nightlife in Santa Fe when the day is done. From now until March 23, 2008. Located just 16-miles from historic Santa Fe, Ski Santa Fe offers skiers and snowboarders of all levels a great day on the slopes. The package includes:

Two nights of accommodations for two in a king or two double bed guestroom
Two Adult (ages 21 to 61) full, one day lift tickets for Ski Santa Fe
Hilton’s Healthy Choice Buffet for two each morning
Four complimentary beverage coupons to be redeemed in the El Canon Coffee & Wine Bar
Complimentary overnight parking during your stay
Other amenities to make a get-away truly special:

Pinon Grill, award winning restaurant offering the finest choice of beef, poultry and Seafood
El Canon Coffee and Wine Bar
Complimentary USA Today (Monday - Friday)
Outdoor spa and indoor fitness facility
The hotel is located two blocks from the historic Plaza, offering renowned shopping, dining, museums, art galleries and entertainment. Rates start at $540.00 per package inclusive of all taxes. Two night minimum - two night maximum package, to reserve additional nights only by calling the hotel at (800) 336-3676 to make special arrangements or alternations to the above package.

The Eldorado Hotel & Spa offers those setting a New Year’s resolution to travel and explore more, a good reason to jumpstart new goals with a Santa Fe getaway from $139 per night, valid now through January 31, 2008*. Whether it’s hitting the slopes at Ski Santa Fe, taking advantage of post-holiday sales, or enjoying a cultural theatre performance guests will have plenty to keep them busy during their trip.

Santa Fe’s premier AAA four-diamond luxury hotel, the Eldorado Hotel & Spa is located next to the historic Santa Fe Plaza. All 219 lavish and newly renovated, non-smoking guestrooms boast 32” flat-screen HD-compatible televisions, terry-cloth bathrobes; a hairdryer; a workstation with task light, a cordless phone with voicemail and high-speed internet access; overstuffed lounging furniture paired with a reading lamp and tables; a refrigerated mini-honor bar, and optional turndown service. The Eldorado Court & Lounge offers a casual and comfortable environment for breakfast and lunch and is a perfect spot for evening drinks and entertainment. The hotel also features a rooftop pool and whirlpool, and a business center. The 4,300 square foot posh Nidah Spa features seven treatment rooms and offers a bevy of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments which use ingredients that are prepared fresh daily and draw from the natural healing properties of plants, legumes and herbs indigenous to New Mexico. For reservations please visit or call 800-955-4455. *Based on availability, double occupancy and does not include tax or service charge.

La Fonda offers the perfect Santa Fe get away„ the “Two for Two” special winter package. Included are two nights lodging for two people and a complimentary dinner for two at La Plazuela Restaurant. This package runs through March 31, 2008. The price is $529 - $679 plus tax. Reservations are required in advance, based on availability. For information and/or reservations, call 1-800-523-5002; fax 505-954-3599;

Sunrise Springs Resort Spa invites you to recover from the hustle of the holiday season with a relaxing winter retreat. Enjoy special pricing on a 5 night visit by staying 4 nights and getting 1 night free. Find tranquility and focus with walks on our 70 acres, filled with spring-fed ponds and organic gardens. Experience leisure and relaxation at its best with add-ons such as pampering spa treatments and restorative classes in Yoga and Tai Chi. Deepen creativity in the Pottery studio with classes in handbuilding, Raku, Chinese Brushwork, and the traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony.

Choose from an elegant Garden View Room or private Casita
Enjoy daily continental breakfast at the Blue Heron Restaurant
Full use of the resort including outdoor hot tubs and cedar sauna
10% discount on Spa Samadhi services (excluding packages and specials) and at the Blue Heron Restaurant
Includes free newspaper, WiFi, bottled water, local calls, parking
Call 800-955-0028 to customize your stay. Custom activities are additional and not part of the package.
* Rates and Restrictions: Offer good through April 15, 2008. Blackout dates and restrictions may apply. Taxes, restaurant gratuities and spa gratuities are not included; no refunds on any portion of the package will be given. Garden Rooms: $165 per night, last night free. Casitas: $205 per night, last night free.

Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa offers a special 3-night, 2-day ski pass package for two adults. Package rates are $199 per night for a traditional room, $259 per night for a deluxe room, and $299 per night for a ridge room. This package is based on availability, and available for three nights or multiples of three. With a three-night stay guests receive two adult two-day lift tickets to Ski Santa Fe (not valid at any other ski area.) Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa is just 25 minutes from the Santa Fe Ski Area. Fresh powder, blue skies, and warm sun are typical on the New Mexico ski slopes. The high altitude and dry air make for ideal ski conditions, mid-winter into spring. Other on-site resort activities include:

Horseback riding in the woods of the Tesuque Valley ($55 per person per hour for a private guided ride).
Skeet and trap shooting on the scenic Mesa Vista. Group and individual instruction are available for beginners, $35 per round (25 shots), 4-round minimum per session.
Hiking the trails. There are four main trails on the property and miles more on the adjacent Santa Fe National Forest.
Relaxing in the spa. Singles and couples’ massages are available at the full service, award-winning SháNah Spa and Wellness Center. Guests can also soak in the outdoor hot tub or take a fitness class. (Massages range from $105 to $125 per person.)
Watch the sun set over a gourmet dinner (entrees $28-$38). In addition to sumptuous culinary creations, Las Fuentes Restaurant & Bar has a cozy fireplace and spectacular mountain views.
To make a resort or spa reservation, call 800-732-2240 or visit

Park Inn & Suites, located minutes away from the historic Santa Fe Plaza, provides a unique concept of Southwestern comfort. Get more for your money with the “Beat The Winter Blues” rate of $59.00 + tax, based on double occupancy. Please call (505) 471-3000 and ask for this special rate, effective through March 31, 2008.

The Inn and Spa at Loretto invites guests to relax, refresh, and rejuvenate by indulging in authentic Santa Fe spa treatments with the Spa Indulgence Package. It begins with overnight accommodations in a luxurious guestrooms with a balcony or terrace overlooking the natural beauty of Santa Fe. Melt any remaining bit of tension with a $200 daily credit to the Spa and enjoy a very special amenity package which includes robes, slippers, and a beautiful gift box filled with scented body butter, soap and a scented soy candle. Relax with one of the many specialized treatments designed to pamper from head to toe.

This package is priced from $649 per night. Call 1-800-727-5531 to book and ask for the Spa Indulgence Package.

Hotel Santa Fe has two packages for the winter traveler. The Romance Package includes room accommodations, fresh flowers, welcome basket, filled with strawberries, wedding cookies, mineral waters or champagne, a one-hour massage for two, and full breakfast. A two night minimum stay is required and prices range and start at $255.00 based on double occupancy and room type. The Ski Package includes accommodations, Ski Santa Fe lift ticket, and full breakfast. Prices range and start at $221.00 based on double occupancy and room type. Call 800-825-9876 for reservations or book online,

Inn of the Governors is providing winter discounts for travelers whether it is to ski, re-kindle a romance, or simply experience Santa Fe’s azure winter skies. Rates vary from $99 to $199 for Traditional Rooms. Contact the inn for reservations at 800-234-4534 or online at

These are not all of the savings opportunities available this winter but a representative sample of ways to save on a Santa Fe vacation. To find out everything that is going on in town and for a free 2008 Santa Fe Visitors Guide, go to or contact the Santa Fe Convention & Visitors Bureau, 800-777-2489.


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Valentine's Day Getaway Specials 2008 From Romantic Inns & Hotels

Looking for a Valentine’s Day getaway to pamper yourself and your sweetheart? Here are some  U.S.-based romance getaways sure to please your valentine - and your bank balance.

 Georgia Island RomanceThe Jekyll Island Club Hotel, Jekyll Island, Georgia, offers a romantic getaway this Valentine’s Day that includes accommodations and dinner for two. Offered February 10-14, 2008 at $249.00 per couple, per night. The Jekyll Island Club Hotel was once the exclusive turn-of-the-century winter retreat for many of America’s wealthiest financiers: Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Pulitzer, and Morgan among them. Today, the resort has been completely renovated and features 157 guest rooms and suites in five historic settings, three restaurants, and access to 63 holes of golf on four courses. Recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 1978 and more recently a Historic Hotel of America by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Phone: 912-635-2600, Web:

Virginia Beach: Three Nights of Romance
Enjoy a Valentines getaway at the Beach Spa Bed and Breakfast, Virginia Beach, Virginia, for the month of February. Rates are $195.00 to $245.00 per night for two people and include luxury accommodations with private spa bathrooms, reservations for activities and dining, a dozen red roses and bottle of Moet Chandon Champagne on arrival, gourmet daily breakfast for two in the dining area with fireplace, couple’s massage in the privacy of your room (or individual massage in the 3rd floor Spa Tower with expansive views of the ocean). Three night minimum stay. Guest rooms at the Inn, circa 1937, feature private bathrooms, which may include massage, steamer or rainfall shower.
Phone: 757-422-2621, 888-422-2630, Web:   
Denver Romance
Located across from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, the Hotel Teatro, Denver’s luxury boutique hotel, offers a Valentine’s Day package that includes sparkling wine with “Hotel Teatro” champagne flutes to commemorate this special night, Chocó love chocolate bar, fresh strawberries, continental “breakfast in bed.”  Rates start at $269; available February 8th through February 17th 2008. Guestrooms include cherry-wood desks with leather blotters, marble and sandstone bathrooms featuring deep soaking bath-tubs, rainforest showers and pillow-top beds with Frette linens and down comforters. Unique costumes and photographs from past theatrical productions of the Denver Center Theatre Company decorate the interior. Two restaurants, AAA Four Diamonds. Phone: 303-228-1100, Web:
Romance in Provence at the InterContinental Boston
The InterContinental Boston brings the romance of the French countryside to historic downtown Boston with a luxurious Valentine’s Day package. Rekindle your romantic flame with a soothing couples massage, sample sumptuous cuisine in the Provence-themed Brasserie, then retreat to your spacious guestroom to find your bed covered with rose petals. Awake to breakfast in bed and “réveillez-vous amoureux” (wake up in love). Rates begin at $499. Phone: (617) 747-1000, 187-7747, Web:
It’s All About You-Romance
Experience romance at the Anniversary House Bed & Breakfast, Cedar City, Utah. Surround yourself with antiques and elegant ambiance.  Snuggle by the fireplace, roam the quaint shops in historic downtown, relax and enjoy your stay.  Romance package is $229.00: includes the honeymoon suite, flowers, chocolates and a gourmet breakfast. Phone: 435-865-1266, 800-778-5109, Web:
New Brunswick Romance
Love is in the air at the Delta Fredericton Hotel, Fredericton, New Brunswick, from February 14th-17th. Enjoy a romantic getaway with the Valentine’s Romance package that includes one night’s accommodation, a complimentary bottle of champagne upon arrival, candles in your room and a fondue for two in DJ Purdy’s lounge. Starting from $179.99 based on double occupancy. Indulge your senses in an elegant guest room, with choice amenities including cozy terry cloth bathrobes and feather-soft pillows and duvets. Feast on the regional home cooking of award-winning Executive Chef Hector Jimenez-Bravo at Bruno’s Restaurant. Phone: 506-457-7000, 888-462-8800, Web:
Maryland Romantic Getaway
Escape and enjoy a Valentine’s getaway at Belmont Manor House, Elkridge, Maryland, February 15-16 or February 16-17, 2008. Enjoy a wine dinner featuring hors d’oeurves in the mansion followed by a five course dinner menu paired with four wines. Romance package includes overnight accommodations, champagne and chocolate upon arrival in your guest room, five course gourmet wine dinner and a country breakfast. $165 - $175.00 per person plus tax, double occupancy. Phone: 410-772-4304. Web:
Mountain High Tennessee Romance
The Iron Mountain Inn B&B, Butler, TN, offers a Mountain High Sweetheart Special through February 18: accommodations (with steam shower for two), a romantic dinner by candlelight one night, in-room massages, candles, romantic music, one perfect red rose champagne, and the famous Iron Mountain Inn chocolate chip cookies. $300.00 per night plus tax. The Inn’s location (2400 feet high) offers view of the Cherokee National Forest and Appalachian Trail. Phone: 423-768-2446, 888-781-2399, Web:  
Snow & Snuggle Valentine’s Day Package
Treat your honey to a magical winter Valentine’s getaway at the Purity Spring Resort, East Madison, NH. Package includes accommodations, flowers, candlelight dinner, sleigh ride, breakfast and activities: skiing, x-c skiing, snowshoeing, skating and use of the indoor pool and fitness center. Valid on Valentine’s Day - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008. $198 per couple/double occupancy in a deluxe room. Located at the King Pine Ski Area. Phone: 603-367-8896, 800-367-3754, Web:
Hotel Monaco Portland Art of Romance Package
Celebrate Valentine’s Day in style at the sophisticated new Hotel Monaco in the heart of downtown Portland, Oregon.  You and your love will be spoiled by elegant accommodations for two, rose petals scattered over the bed at turndown, chocolate body paints and brush, a chilled bottle of Champagne upon arrival, and Continental breakfast in bed.  Rates start at $219.00.  Phone: (503) 222-0001, (800) 711-2971, Web:
Ohio Love
Donna’s Premier Lodging, Berlin, Ohio, offers a Valentine’s getaway that includes one night in a luxurious cottage featuring a heart shaped waterfall Jacuzzi and a romantic fireplace. Indulge yourself with a country breakfast delivered to your door in the morning.  Enjoy the fragrance of a dozen roses that will be waiting in your room upon arrival.  Satisfy your sweet tooth with a box of hand-dipped chocolates. $229 plus taxes. Phone: (330) 893-3068, Web:
Nude Valentine’s Day
As most of the USA is captured in winter winds, the California couples only nude resort, Sea Mountain Inn - Nude Resort & Spa Hotel, Palm Springs, California, basks in sunshine and warm waters. February is the month of love at sea mountain inn, with a 24 hour dance lounge and warm mineral water pools. Many celebrities flock to this Eden of sun, ranked top ten naked experiences by AOL and MSN, Maxim and VH1-MTV. Rates start at $249.00, single or double occupancy, and include accommodations, daily breakfast and full use of all VIP rooms and spa areas. Phone: 760-251-1230, 877-928-2827, Web:
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Romantic Inns & Hotels features romantic getaways worldwide: bed and breakfast inns, country inns, resorts and small hotels.


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