There’s nothing like the mid-winter urban blues to kill the mood. This Valentine’s Day, trade the city’s grey slush for the pure white fluffy stuff. Here, the best out-of-town spots for a romantic getaway with your better half.
Fiddler Lake Resort
Ski-lovers can cozy up in a personal cabin (from $400/night), complete with stone fireplace, sauna, and heated floors. Top-notch skiing is just minutes away.
Clincher: Let the Jacuzzi star in your private après ski.
1000 Route 329, Mill-Isles, 1-888-891-8687.
Located on the shores of the Baskatong Reservoir, Le Windigo offers two-night couples packages (from $141/person/night) including meals and well appointed condo. By day, snowshoe, ski, skate or slide your way around this beautiful Quebec Wildlife Preserve.
Clincher: Also part of that couples package? A Swedish massage.
548 Windigo Road, Ferme-Neuve, 819-587-3000.
Modeled after George Washington’s Mount Vernon home, this estate-cum-resort on Lake Massawippi offers deluxe packages (from $250/person), including authentic country breakfasts and, for the brave, dog-sledding.
Clincher: Spin her around on the private ice skating rink.
575 Hovey Road, North Hatley, 819-842-2421.
Fairmont Chateau Montebello
Inspired by the Swiss Alps, the world’s largest log cabin (from $149/night in off-season) was built in 1930 as a private members club. It has hosted high-profile political summits – everyone from Thatcher to G. W. has visited – though the only summit you’ll be hosting will be in bed.
Clincher: The hotel’s Land Rover off-road driving course will get both your hearts racing.
392 Notre Dame, Montebello, 819-423-6341.
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