Looking for some romantic and out-of-the-box romantic Valentine’s Day getaway ideas? Look no further than What’s Up NW as we present to you some unique options that are sure to create lasting memories!

Cedarbrook Lodge

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Cedarbrook Lodge is among the best lodging choices in the greater Seattle area for value, convenience and comfort. The hotel is an urban oasis for business and leisure travelers alike. Located less than five minutes from SeaTac International Airport and situated on eighteen lush acres including protected wetlands, Cedarbrook reflects the ambiance of a discreet quintessentially Northwest hideaway. Among Seattle airport hotels, you’ll find it unexpectedly incredible.

Aphrodisiac Specialties (February 1 – 28), $95 per person | $135 with wine pairings
Equally as romantic as Valentine’s Day itself, this aphrodisiac-infused five-course dinner menu at Copperleaf will spice things up between you and your date. During the month of love delight in oyster delicacies, dark chocolate, and more. To turn the heat up further, consider wearing perfume or aftershave mixed with human pheromones. As a natural aphrodisiac, your date won’t be able to resist you by the end of the night! Plus, you can reapply it discreetly in the toilet for an added boost.

Saint Valentine’s Day Dinner (February 14, 5:30 pm to 10pm), $95 per person | $135 with wine pairings
Celebrate your love for each other this Valentine’s Day at Copperleaf Restaurant without the hassle. Leave it to us to set the mood with a curated dinner for you and yours, from Maine Lobster Ravioli and Caramelized Diver Scallops to Theo Milk Chocolate Bavarian, you’re sure to reignite the passion with your special someone.

Chocolate Truffle Body Wrap –$108 Dry Room | $118 Vichy Shower Room | 50 Minutes
Chocolate is The Spa’s favorite Valentine’s Day tradition and we are sure you’ll fall in love with our decadent Chocolate Truffle Body Wrap. Relax as your skin is lathered with the creamy confection to help revitalize and reduce inflammation, satisfying your inner chocoholic.

Champagne Foot Refresher-$88 | 50 Minutes
Rescue tired, sore feet with a royal treatment made for the God of Love. Sip on champagne as your feet are pampered with a champagne-infused foot bath followed by a sea salt exfoliation and in-depth foot and lower leg massage that’s surely Cupid-worthy.

Champagne Shimmer & Candlelight Soak For Two $228 per person | 90 Minutes
Celebrate Cupid’s favorite month at The Spa and rekindle the passion with a champagne toast and couple’s candlelight soak in our jetted tub infused with Champagne Bath Fizzers. Continue the relaxation together with a full body exfoliation to slough away dull skin and a lather of luxurious body cream to rehydrate and smooth your skin, revealing a healthy glow.

Couple’s Massage & Candlelight Soak Package $198 per person | 90 Minutes
Retreat to romance and unwind with a spa experience for two in our Shared Serenity Suite. Enjoy an intimate candlelight soak with champagne and, followed by a therapeutic couple’s massage to melt any tension and stress away. The perfect escape from every day to reconnect and celebrate your love.

Couple’s Massage $128 per person | 50 Minutes $168 per person | 70 Minutes
Take time to connect with your significant other at The Spa this Valentine’s Day (or all month long). Experience complete relaxation side by side with our Couple’s Massage enhanced with complimentary champagne and chocolates to relieve stress, soothe sore muscles, and fall deeper in love.


Elysian Brewing

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This Valentine’s Day, treat your partner, galentine or best bro to a decadent, full-bodied cocktail that serves as an excellent finishing touch to a Valentine’s Day date – or perhaps as a remedy for suffering lovers indulging away a recent Bitter Split. Elysian Brewing has crafted the perfect beer-based beverage to impress cocktail connoisseurs and brew enthusiasts alike. The Bitter Split is a rich and well-rounded concoction combining Elysian’s Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout with hints of almond, blackberry and Angostura bitters. The cocktail is available for purchase at all Elysian pubs now through Valentine’s Day.

The Bitter Split

• 3 oz of Elysian Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout
• .5 oz of Angostura Bitters
• .5 oz of Giffard Orgeat (almond sugar syrup)
• .5 oz of Blackberry Liqueur (such as Giffard Mure)
• Dollop of heavy whipped cream (if desired for presentation)

• Combine Bitters, Orgeat and Blackberry liqueur
• Pour over crushed ice, shake and strain into goblet style glass
• Add Elysian Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout
• If desired, gently add a dollop of heavy whipped cream on top of cocktail and take straw to lightly swirl cream throughout cocktail

Inspiration behind cocktail:
Angostura bitters is found in almost every bar, yet aside from being used sparingly in Manhattans or Old-Fashions, this ingredient is often overlooked. Blending the bitters with almond syrup and blackberry liqueur creates a rich, full-bodied combination that complements the coffee in Elysian’s Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout.


Friday Harbor House

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Friday Harbor House perfectly complements the charm and serenity of the San Juan Islands with its modern, comfortable design. Your room features a cozy and romantic atmosphere complete with a king bed, picture window, gas fireplace, and an oversized jetted tub – the perfect way to wind down at the end of your day.

Rekindle Rendezvous
Romance your special someone this February at Friday Harbor House. San Juan Island is the perfect escape for you and yours to spend hand in hand, exploring shops, galleries, and the charm of Friday Harbor. Or, simply unwind together in your comfortable guestroom, sipping sparkling wine and nibbling on delicious house-made truffles as you gaze out the window at the beautiful harbor. Spend uninterrupted time with the one you love, away from it all. However, if you are planning to spend your special day in such an extraordinary place, would it not be befitting to look forward to a more romantic act? If yes, then try indulging yourself in the act of sensual pleasures. Maybe you could train your partner for an ultimate evening of light-hearted BDSM acts, or lose yourself in foreplay that can further strengthen your bond. Whatever you do, remember to make your partner feel special and loved. And while you are at it, arouse those feelings that can make your special day more memorable!

Anyway, if you have decided that Friday Harbor House could be the prefect palce for your special day, then you can look at the below-mentioned details of the package.

  • Package includes:
    – One-night stay
    – Bottle of sparkling wine
    – House-made truffles


The Heathman Hotel

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Located in charming downtown Kirkland, Washington, The Heathman is the only boutique hotel located in the heart of this vibrant waterfront neighborhood. You’ll be within easy walking distance of galleries and shops, as well as the shores of Lake Washington. We’re also a short drive from Bellevue and Seattle, as well as the popular Woodinville wineries and tasting rooms.

Sweet & Sparkling
If your kind of romance includes strolling along the waterfront, watching the sunset on the water or tasting your way through wine country, then The Heathman Hotel Kirkland is your perfect match. Just steps from your newly renovated room, you can discover the vibrant waterfront of Lake Washington and catch breathtaking sunsets beyond the Seattle skyline. A short drive away is Woodinville, the heart of Washington wine country. Or, explore downtown Kirkland’s locally-owned shops and boutiques.

  • Package includes:
    – Overnight stay with your choice of mattress style from the The Heathman Signature Bed Menu
    – Bottle of local sparkling wine
    – Signature Trellis Truffles
    – Late check-out of 2pm (based on availability)
    Be Our Valentine Bonus Offer: Stay in the month of February and we’ll include a $50 dining credit at Trellis as our gift to you!

Ultimate Valentine’s Day Feast (February 14 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
Trellis is the ideal spot to treat your sweet on Valentine’s Day. Indulge in Chef Ben’s delectable Valentine’s Day Feast à la carte or make it a three-course meal. Mike Mansour will be on the piano helping set the mood and our sweetheart drink specials will be available all night. Cheers to you and yours!


Lake Chelan

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To celebrate the month of love, the Lake Chelan Wine Valley is hosting its annual Red Wine & Chocolate event that spans over two weekends in February with 32 participating wineries.

Red Wine & Chocolate (February 10-11 and February 17-18)
All 32 wineries in Lake Chelan Wine Valley region participate by either offering different specials or activities, including:

  • Tastings of wonderfully crafted red wines complete with chocolate fountains, fruit, and decadent handmade chocolates and truffles.
  • Romantic dinners, featuring Valentine’s Day-inspired desserts and live music.
  • Depending on the winery, some activities and tastings are free.


Salish Lodge & Spa

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As one of the most romantic destinations in the Pacific Northwest, Salish Lodge & Spa is the perfect spot to celebrate your valentine all month long. Whisk your sweetie away to Salish Lodge to concentrate on just the two of you. Share an overnight getaway, a delectable four-course gourmet meal in The Dining Room, a valentine-themed cocktail in The Attic, a seriously romantic couple’s treatment in The Spa, or spoil each other by doing it all.

Romance Atop The Falls
Put aside all life’s distractions to indulge in a getaway for two overlooking Snoqualmie Falls. It’s the perfect setting to fall in love – for the first time or all over again. Sparkling wine in front of your fireplace followed by a romantic soak in your two-person jetted tub can’t help but turn up the heat. Awaken together to the sounds of the Snoqualmie Falls and enjoy our award-winning Country Breakfast for two. What could be more romantic?

Love Potions in the Attic (Monday – Thursday 11am to 10pm, Friday- Saturday 11am to 11pm, Sunday 11am to 10pm)
Toast to true love with your own true love in The Attic. Revel in the pleasure of your sweetie’s company while sipping one of our valentine-themed cocktails and nibbling tasty bites. Which of our special love potions matches your love story best? Amore? Mint To Be? Or Fly Me to the Moon? Try to decide while turning any casually romantic February evening into pure magic!

Culinary Love in Chef’s Studio
Nothing says “Be Mine!” like traditional French macarons, except maybe taking a class together to learn how to make them from scratch. Or perhaps attending a happy hour demonstration on the ins and outs of chocolate truffle making with your honey by your side and a glass of wine in hand. Join us for culinary events in Chef’s Studio and stir up sweet love.

  • Chocolate Truffle Happy Hour (Thursday, February 8 | 5:30pm to 7pm)
  • Macaron Making Class (Sunday, February 11 | 11am to 2pm)

Merry Me Proposal Contest (Submissions due January 1 – February 28)
Calling all recently-engaged romantics! While every love story is special, certain marriage proposals feature a little something extra. If your engagement was especially dreamy, we want to hear about it. The Grand Prize for the best engagement story is a romantic Salish Lodge & Spa getaway package. The Runner Up Prize is a couple’s massage at The Spa and a gift card at The Country Store.

Full details and list of Salish Lodge specials can be found here: www.salishlodge.com/valentines.php.


Smith Tower

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In 1914, Smith Tower became the first skyscraper in Seattle and the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. For more than one hundred years, it has remained a cultural icon of the city, offering breathtaking panoramic views and spectacular architectural beauty. In 2015, Unico Properties LLC purchased Smith Tower and revitalized the acclaimed landmark for tenants, tourists, and visitors alike. Today it features an entirely re-imagined visitor experience including a ground-floor gathering place with gifts, souvenirs and treats, historical exhibits telling tales through time, and a renovated Observatory with an open-air observation deck and a speakeasy-style bar where you can enjoy a locally inspired menu of shareable plates and classic cocktails.

Sweetheart Special
Take your love to dizzying heights this February with a visit to Smith Tower that’s sure to be the bee’s knees. Our $30 Sweetheart Special will be available all month long, and includes two tickets up to the 35th floor Observatory along with two champagne toasts to celebrate your love while taking in the dazzling views. Please note that this special will not be available on Mondays when the Observatory is closed. Tickets available for purchase at Smith Tower only.

Cupid’s Cabaret (February 14, 2018, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.) $50 per person
In search of the hottest spot to bring your sweetie this Valentine’s Day? We’ve got you covered. Ankle on up to the Observatory for Cupid’s Cabaret, a night on the town you’ll never forget. We’re ready to turn up the heat at the top of the tower for an evening complete with burlesque performances by Sister Kate, La Petite Mort, Carson St Clair, and Foxy St Derrière, along with your choice of a wine or whiskey flight and a delectable dessert to pair. All seating based on availability. Additional food and beverage available on consumption, through the Observatory bar. Doors open at 7:00 pm, with last call at 11:30 pm. Please enter through the Main Lobby, located at 506 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104.



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Opened in June of 2013, Stoneburner is located along Ballard Avenue within Hotel Ballard. The 120-seat restaurant is Chef Jason Stoneburner’s homage to the varied cooking styles of the Mediterranean and the natural bounty of the Pacific Northwest with a focus on stone hearth cooking. The inviting restaurant is furnished with architectural objects and antiques from all over the globe, giving it a warm, timeless feel. Private events are held in the Olympic Rooftop Pavilion atop Hotel Ballard.

For the first time, Chef Jason Stoneburner will be serving up an elegant prix-fixe menu that includes Caviar Dip & Chips, Dungeness Crab Salad, Egg Yolk Raviolo, Grilled Lamb Loin and La Royale. Along with the prix-fixe menu, they will offer specialty cocktails, a “Bubbles for Lovers” wine flight and will have a limited a la carte “Bar Lovers” menu that will be offered for walk-ins at the bar.

Prex-Fixe Menu:

  • Amuse Bouche: Caviar Dip & Chips
  • First Course: Dungeness Crab Salad with Aleppo pepper, Meyer lemon and chicories
  • Second Course: Egg Yolk Raviolo with Sheep’s milk ricotta, pancetta and date vinegar
  • Third Course: Grilled Lamb Loin with Baharat spice, peewee potatoes and marinated leek
  • Sweet: La Royale – chocolate hazelnut mousse crunch
    • Cost: $75/per person

Bubbles for Lovers Wine Flight:

  • Prosecco – Montelliana Brut
  • Rosé – Morini Morosè
  • Champagne – Louis Roederer Brut Premier
    • Cost: $19/per person

Reservations for Stoneburner can be made at www.stoneburnerseattle.com/contact or by calling 206-695-2051


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