Cider House Bed and Breakfast

Sunrise over the mountains with cows on a hillside

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Tips for a Romantic Getaway

We love working with people, more than half the time men, who are choosing a romantic destination for a special trip with their partner. So, of course, we have suggestions:

  1. She wants a bathroom in the room. The usual industry term for this in “en suite” (French for “in the room”). Another term is “private” which is vague…it could be in the room, or it could be the same as “exclusive”: it is in hall, but only used by you. As opposed to “shared”: in the hall, used by more than one room. Budget comes into play, but for a romantic getaway, get the en-suite bathroom.
  2. Look for a special location. Some want to be in a city, some love being downtown in a charming historic town, and others want to get away to a rural mountain or farm setting. A farm bed and breakfast provides a true getaway and the more unique experience, especially if it is near:
  3. Things to do. Again, know your audience: hiking? shopping? wine or beer tasting? And do your homework on what is open in February, and during covid. The local wineries here are tending to have less extensive hours right now. Check ahead of time for the things that most matter, so you aren’t disappointed.
  4. Outdoors patio with wrought iron railing and two upholstered chairs with a side tableViews. You’ll want to spend time just hanging out. Make sure the location merits it with great views and opportunities for a pleasant stroll.
  5. A relaxed, gourmet breakfast. If your accommodation doesn’t include it, check ahead of time for great breakfast places nearby. Or go with a bed and breakfast that prides itself on breakfast, and roll out of bed to great food.
  6. Special amenities. Flowers, truffles, a bottle of wine, or a cheese plate, arranged ahead of time, waiting for you in your room sets a great tone of thoughtfulness.
  7. For a farm-based Shenandoah Valley bed and breakfast experience, Cider House Bed and Breakfast is offering a special that includes wine and truffles with every two-night stay in February: Promotion code Valentine.

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