For Valentine’s Day : Give the Gift of a Romantic Getaway!

February 1, 2018    //    Explore Alexandria


Love is in the air! It’s that time of year again to remind the ones we love how much they mean to us. Flowers and candy are safe bets, but the gift of memories on a romantic getaway to Alexandria is always a winner! There are plenty of great lodging options from comfy hotels to unique resorts and bed & breakfasts to spice up the romance, and there’s plenty of things to do to stay busy. More information below on how we can help, lodging specials and a list of ideas for a fun romantic getaway in Alexandria.

Here’s how Explore Alexandria Tourism can help you with your gift:

  • First decide that you are going to give the gift of a getaway to the Alexandria Lakes Area (good choice!)
  • Contact our office either by email or call 320-763-0102
  • Let us help by providing you with the goods to give to the gift receiver ….. and we will also give you all the materials you will need to plan your getaway! The items will include a high quality 8.5X11 printout to give (below), plus some other trinkets and swag.
  • Contact us soon and let’s talk about the fun! To ensure we get your materials in the mail in time, please contact us at least 4 days before you need the items.

Need some ideas for your getaway? Consider the following:

Carlos Creek Winery

On top being a great place to visit generally, Carlos Creek Winery also has special events and options for you and your sweetie! Full details on all these events can be found HERE

ZOMBIE LOVE MURDER MYSTERY DINNER! This show and dinner has it all! High drama! Comedy! A love story! …and Zombies, of course! Make reservations for either February 10th or February 17th.

 WINE & DINE YOUR VALENTINE! Enjoy beautifully paired wine and food courses in an intimate setting with the people you love! Make reservations for this February 14th 4-course meal event.

CHEESE, CHOCOLATE & WINE PAIRING! Featuring a special Valentine’s Wine, Dessert & Cheese pairing for only $35! No reservations needed. Available February 17-18th.

SPARKLING SUNDAYS! Enjoy an unlimited buffet of donuts, muffins, fresh fruit, Mimosas, Pointsettias (Cranberry Juice + Minnescato) and weekly special mimosas all for just $10. Available every Sunday this month.

Ice Skating at Noonan Park

Take a leisurely glide on the ice at Noonan Park! Warming house on site and ice skate rentals are available at Cowing Robards.

Shop Unique in Downtown


Everyone knows one key to the heart…shopping! Take a couple’s stroll through dozens and dozens of unique shops in Downtown Alexandria. She will love it!

Visit the Copper Trail Brewery


After a long 70 year wait, brewing is back in Alexandria! Visit Copper Trail Brewing for a taste of their locally-brewed beers. Also part of Alexandria’s Craft Beverage Trail … the Skal Crawl!

Tour the Whiskey Distillery


Visit Panther Distillery for tours of the facility as well as a fun gift shop. Also part of Alexandria’s Craft Beverage Trail … the Skal Crawl!

Outdoor Adventure


The Alexandria area has dozens of parks, trails and hundreds of lakes for outdoor winter fun. Visit our Winter Guide for ideas and listings of great parks and trails.

Couples Spa Treatment

Immerse yourselves in deep relaxation for your mind and body. Darling Reflections Spa has dozens of options from Couples Massage, Hot Stone Treatments, Detox, Body Scrubs, Foot Treatments, Masks and more! See their full options HERE

Couples Paint & Sip

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Create a work of art together! Art Bar 39 will be hosting special couples wine & paint events. Staff will be on hand to teach you everything you need to create two pieces of art to hang together. Various events February 10-24th, visit their website for more information.

Candlelight Hike/Ski/Snowshoe

Come enjoy a romantic evening in Lake Carlos State Park by candlelight! Hit the trails, where you will be guided by the full moon and candle luminaries. Then warm up by the wood stove or enjoy snacks and refreshments in the Lakeview Warming Shelter. February 24th. More details HERE

Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra Concert

Take in the beautiful sounds of the orchestra as they perform favorites from the theatre. February 10th at 7pm and February 11th at 2pm.

Beer & Wine Tasting

Taste test a variety of wines, spirits and Minnesota themed beers and appetizers. Raffle and games will take place at the event for a chance to win prizes! February 16th, more details HERE

Downhill Skiing, Snowboarding and Tubing

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Andes Tower Hills has endless fun for everyone, regardless of your experience level. Lessons and rentals available on site, and there is always good snow with their snow making machines regardless of the season’s snowfall totals. Also, get your second day free with their 2 for 1 Weekend Special…more info on the 2 for 1 HERE

Special Lodging Offers:

Spirit Cove Lodge Bed & Breakfast offers a Simply Romantic! escape for couples with a quiet, relaxing ambiance for enjoying an amorous moment together. Valentine’s 2018 special: Complimentary bottle of wine with your stay. Valid February 9th through February 17th. Reservations required. Mention ExploreAlex Romantic Getaway promotion.

Take your darling to the shores of…Lake Darling! Arrowwood Resort has a variety of accommodations from guest rooms, suites, townhomes and cottages. You’ll find plenty to do with all the on-site amenities which includes Darling Reflections Spa, Lake Cafe Restaurant, Rafters Bar, Big Splash Waterpark and more! February Couples Package includes: Overnight accommodations, couples massage, chocolate covered fruit and champagne! Rates start at $189 per night. 



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