If you’re looking for some ideas for Valentine’s Day, Idaho’s got you covered with some traditional, tasty and entertaining suggestions.
Sunset cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene.
1) Sweetheart Sunset Dinner Cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene
Enjoy a romantic dinner on the lake that includes New York roast, shrimp stuffed lemon chicken, Caesar salad, sugar glazed rainbow carrots, smoked almond green beans, potatoes, fresh fruit, and chocolate raspberry marquis for dessert. And of course, champagne will be served. Choose from February 13 or 14; the cruise departs at 6:30 pm, with boarding at 6:00 pm. Brunch lovers won’t want to miss Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises’ Valentine’s Brunch Cruise, sailing at 12:00 noon on February 14.
2) Seductive Sipping at Idaho Wineries
Idaho wineries are ready for romance with wine tastings and chocolate pairings, Valentine’s Day bazaars, live music and dancing, and delectable wine dinners. Find a full list of events at the link above.
Romancing the Pen.
3) Romancing the Pen
Looking for something other than roses or chocolates this Valentine’s Day? The Old Idaho Penitentiary is offering a unique alternative to this day devoted to love. Stroll through the site and snuggle up with your Valentine or find the true meaning of “ball and chain.” See the special exhibit, “Romancing the Pen: ‘Love’ Stories from the Penitentiary,” about all the wrong things Old Pen inmates did for love, including stories about adultery, theft, and escapes (some stories may not be appropriate for younger children). February 14, 12:00 pm-9:00 pm; two-for-one admission.
4) Romance Package at Silver Mountain Resort in Kellogg
Enjoy the Morning Star Lodge with your sweetheart. The package includes a luxurious condo, chilled champagne or huckleberry wine, two complimentary wine glasses, bath salts for the tub, a souvenir candle and sweetheart chocolates.
5) Celebrate with your Valentine in Sun Valley
A sweet deal for the Valentine holiday is all wrapped up in a special package which includes a massage, breakfast for two and delicious handmade chocolates. Enjoy two night’s lodging, one massage, breakfast for two at the Konditorei and sweets for your sweet for only $210 per person, double occupancy. The package is available February 12 through February 16.
Sleigh ride at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch.
6) Guest Ranch Valentine’s Dinner
Treat your sweetheart to a romantic evening of fabulous food and music at the Western Pleasure Guest Ranch on February 13 from 5:00 pm-10:00 pm. Enjoy a candle-lit five-course dinner in the lodge prepared by chef Shelly, and take a step back in time in a one-horse open sleigh ($75 for a private ride). Extend your special evening and stay for a night in a cozy lodge room or a hand-hewn log cabin.
7) Valentine’s Day weekend at The Riverside Hotel
Spoil each other this Valentine’s Day with a special night. The Sapphire Room Package is offered Feb. 13 and 14, and includes one night of lodging, a four-course dinner with wine pairings and tastings by Telaya Winery, music by Wayne White (Feb. 13) and Ben Burdick (Feb. 14); a performance of Love Letters by Kevin and Becky Kimsey, and The Riverside’s Grand Breakfast Buffet.
8) Courtyard Courtship Package at Aura Soma Lava
Enjoy quality couple time with a one night stay in Courtyard Rooms 11 or 12. The package includes a 30 minute couple’s massage, Chocolove Chocolate Bar, a chilled bottle of sparkling cider, a candle, Mountain Body Bath Salts, popcorn and a romantic movie.
9) Inn-Credible Idaho!
Seeking a bed & breakfast that is intimate, romantic or rustic? Browse through “Inn-Credible Idaho” to find the accommodations that are right for you and your valentine!
10) Valentine’s Day Dinner at the Culinary Stone in Coeur d’Alene, February 13
This gourmet meal offers an impressive menu sure to start your Valentine’s weekend off right. Highlights include oyster fritter on-the-half-shell, sherried Maine lobster stew and roasted local beet and Dungeness crab salad, chocolate-espresso sorbet, pan-seared miniature Filet Mignon with Zinfandel demi, bistro potato cake paired with Alaskan halibut with New Bedford clams, grilled halibut on green and white asparagus and a de-constructed Chambord truffle cake with berry compote completes the meal. Reservations are required.
Sweet Heart Deal at Pomerelle.
11) Love is in the air at Pomerelle Ski Resort!
It’s a Sweet Heart Deal! For just $25, you and your special someone can enjoy two night skiing lift passes and hot chocolate and sugar cookies. Snuggle up on the lift make some turns in the snow, then enjoy a Valentine’s treat as you warm up in the lodge. Feb. 14, 4:00 pm-9:00 pm.
12) “The Chocolate Affair” in Downtown Coeur d’Alene
The sweetest ‘Walk’ of the year ~ for the chocoholic. Join in the tasting, Friday, February 13 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
13) Valentine’s Dinner at Brundage Mountain
After a day of skiing, what’s more romantic than a delicious meal enjoyed in a cozy, slope-side venue? Smokey’s Bar and Grill is serving a delicious menu of shrimp and sweetcorn chowder with peppered bacon; arugula with pink grapefruit, avocado, goat cheese and walnut vinaigrette; your choice of pan seared Alaskan halibut with Ricotta gnocchi in a saffron creme sauce with sauteed Swiss chard, tomatoes and crispy leeks OR slow braised brisket, sour cream smashed yucca, grilled asparagus and cilantro chimichurri sauce; and chocolate and pear upside down cake with Amaretto whipped cream for dessert. Yum! Choose from three seating times on Saturday, February 14 and reserve your spot for this sweetheart of an evening.
14) Oh Fudge! Make your Valentine’s Day even sweeter with local Idaho candies.
If chocolate is the way to your sweetie’s heart, Idaho’s local candy makers can help you plot a direct course. Check out these favorites!
Cowgirl Chocolates, Moscow, ID
Dream Chocolates, Boise, ID
Idaho Candy Company, Boise, ID
The Chocolat Bar, Boise, ID
Lee’s Candies, Boise, ID
Weiser Candy Co., Weiser, ID
Arno Chocolates, Twin Falls, ID
The McCall Candy Company, McCall, ID
Sandpoint Chocolate Bear, Sandpoint, ID
Coeur d’Alene Chocolates, in Coeur d’Alene, ID