Valentine's Day at DCL

Wine, Dine, and Be Mine: Valentine’s Day at DCL

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to sit down and map out a plan for the ultimate Deep Creek Valentine’s Date. It’s as easy as one-two-three!

Step One: Book the perfect retreat for a romantic weekend getaway.                 Pay attention, now. This is the way to really WOW your significant other! Give the vacation planners at Will O’ the Wisp (855-508-0765) a call and ask about all the fabulous offerings of this premier lakefront resort hotel.  Classic lake feel? Check. Private balconies? Check. Lake views, convenient location, and cozy fireplaces?? Check, check, check! Will O’ the Wisp will make for one unforgettable experience!

Step Two: Plan out a day full of r-o-m-a-n-c-e  

No matter where you go or how you spend your time together, start things off right by nailing what’s most important: coffee! Canoe on the Run on the northern end of the lake, Trader’s Coffee House in central Deep Creek, or the Cornish Café in downtown Oakland will be happy to help set the tone for a day done right.  While you’re there, be sure to pick up something to eat, too- you have a long, fun-filled day ahead!

Next up? Get active together! Whether you two strap on some skis for a morning session on the slopes or take a hike, hand-in-hand, through the many trails of our local state parks, you’ll have a great time creating new memories and laughing over old ones. We recommend a visit to Swallow Falls State Park for a photo opportunity next to the frozen waterfalls and winter landscapes. You could even drive to nearby New Germany State Park to go on a snowshoe adventure or try your hand at cross-country skiing. Skis and snowshoes are available to rent in the warming hut!

Later, slow the pace and head to downtown Oakland for some small-town exploration in an utterly charming setting. Be sure to check out all the antique shops, history museums, art galleries, and other area offerings. Have you heard about the glassblowing demonstrations and hand-crafted inventory at Simon Pearce studios? The studio is always worth a visit, especially if you are still in the market for an extra special gift!


Step Three: Wine, Dine, and Be Mine

When it comes to dinner, you’ve got some options to weigh. There are so many fine dining restaurants to choose from! Be sure to put Ace’s Run, Will O’ the Wisp’s on-site restaurant, on your short list! This hot spot is every bit romantic as it is yummy! For after dinner drinks, consider Uno’s Bar and Grille,  the Harbor Bar at Dutch’s, or Mountain State Brewing Company for a lovely toast to the two of you and all the fun you’ve had together.

Now, finish that bottle of wine and head home: a private balcony, a roaring fire, and starry mountain skies await you for a fitting close to a perfect day.

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