Relationships

Destination: Relaxation

Romance is in the air, and it’s a perfect time to escape with your significant other.
 Leave your worries behind and enjoy a day or two at one of these spa destinations for couples.

Omni Homestead

The Omni Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia, is home to one of America’s oldest spas. Relax with three different massage packages 
or two different sensual bathing treatments. 
You can also “keep each other warm as you ice skate under the stars at the resort’s outdoor ice rink, ski on the slopes or go snow tubing,” 
says Laura Lopez, a spokesperson for the resort. Or, “Head to the spa’s adults-only spa garden 
and immerse yourself in a year-round oasis complete with tranquil gardens featuring historic hot springs, a naturally-pressurized deluge shower, river reflexology walk, co-ed Finnish sauna, spring-fed pool and whirlpool, and private poolside cabanas.” Be sure to check out Jefferson Pools, which Thomas Jefferson visited, and dine at Sam Snead’s Tavern.

$: Room rates starting at $224/night.
The Omni Homestead Resort
7696 Sam Snead Highway
Hot Springs, Virginia
800-838-1766
Omni Resort Hotel Website

The Boar’s Head

Choose from four different Valentine’s Day dining or spa packages for couples at this resort in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Boar’s Head offers “services not found anywhere else like Jefferson-inspired services such as the Signature Monticello Full Body Facial, or Sacagawea’s Aromatherapy Journey to promote whole body wellness and preventative healing through 
plants and herbs,” says Pat Fleshman Burnette, the resort’s marketing and communications manager. At The Boar’s Head, you and your partner can also cozy up by the fireplace, enjoy 
a romantic stroll along the hiking trails or take a hot air balloon ride.

$: Room rates starting at $225/night.
The Boar’s Head
200 Ednam Drive
Charlottesville, Virginia
434-972-6011
The Boar’s Head Website

Lansdowne Resort

At Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Virginia, the two of you can enjoy a wine tour or making s’mores by the fire. For Valentine’s Day, 
the resort’s spa, Spa Minerale, will offer 
the Lovers Rock Gemstone Massage, which 
will include gemstone-infused oils and amethyst stones to massage the body. “It is a very introspective treatment, a very unique, 
life-changing service,” shares Amanda Vassar, 
spa director. “Couples can relax side-by-side 
and enjoy the quiet time together.”
The Suite Retreat package includes room, dining and either a professional massage
or enrollment in a massage class so couples
can learn how to massage each other at home. Plus, the resort is close to Washington, D.C.,
if couples want to take in the city. “It is very
quiet and serene here, but we are very convenient to everything,” Vassar says.

$: Room rates starting at $189/night.
Lansdowne Resort
44050 Woodbridge Parkway
Leesburg, Virginia
703-729-8400
Landsdown Resort Website

The Founders Inn

Closer to home, “The Flowering Almond Spa is a fabulous couples get-away,” says Pennie Watson, director of spa and fitness at The Founders Inn in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
In addition to an aromatherapy massage and sacred stone massage or side-by-side manicure and pedicures, “This year [for Valentine’s Day], we will be offering a chocolate strawberry seasonal scent that can be used in our services,” says Watson. 
“The Flowering Almond Spa team is devoted to making each guest who visits the spa feel special. From the moment they walk through the door, our goal is to pamper them, make their spa services memorable and send them off with a peaceful and relaxed spirit.”

$: Room rates starting at $109/night.
The Founders Inn
5641 Indian River Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia
757.424.5511
The Founders Inn Website

The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg

Enjoy a staycation at The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg for 
the holiday. “The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg has two dedicated couple’s suites with side-by-side heated massage tables for couples to enjoy services together,” says Denise Haddaway, spa director. 
“In addition, both suites have large soaking tubs to enjoy 
a romantic, relaxing bath by candlelight.” Here, couples can enjoy “massages as well as signature ‘Century-inspired’ body treatments that can be experienced side-by-side,” Haddaway says. Afterward, enjoy a walk along Duke of Gloucester Street, or dine in one of Colonial Williamsburg’s taverns.

$: Package and room rates vary.
The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg
307 S England Street
Williamsburg, Virginia
800-447-8679
The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg Website