If you’re hankering for a fully frilled escape, want to impress your Valentine, and have cash burning to be spent, Kennebunkport’s five-star/five-diamond White Barn Inn, and its siblings, have some decent winter packages.
Package includes one night’s lodging, continental breakfast, lunch, and a four-course dinner from the five-star restaurant served in your room. And that’s not all, also included are a bottle of wine, afternoon tea and treats, a butler-drawn bath, and in-room movies. Rates begin at $735 per night or a junior suite. Package is valid through March 31.
• Romance Month at the WBI
Book any room (rates begin at $360 including continental breakfast and afternoon tea) at the White Barn Inn during February and receive a $200 voucher valid at the inn’s restaurant or spa. Valid through February.
Dine at the restaurant during February, Greek Romance Month, and you’ll be automatically entered to win a Romantic Greek Vacation, including three nights at the Mykonos Grace hotel and three nights at the Santorini Grace hotel with a suite for two and plunge pool at each property; one complimentary three-course set dinner; Champagne breakfast daily; and arrival and departure transfers. Valid throughout February 2010, drawing March 31, 2010. Valid for use in 2010 and blackout dates may apply.
• Breakwater Inn & Spa Romantic Getaway
This riverfront sibling is a pleasant stroll from Dock Square, and some rooms have views down river to the ocean. Getaway includes one night in a deluxe room with a half-bottle of Tattinger Champagne, served in room or at dinner; three-course dinner for two at the inn’s STripers Waterside Restaurant or a four-course dinner for two at the White Barn; $300 credit at The Breakwater Spa; and daily continental breakfast and afternoon tea. Rates begin at $434 double; valid Feb. 5-20, 2010.
• Beach House Inn Romance Package
Now this property has a primo location facing Kennebunk Beach, perfect for walking or perhaps snowshoeing or skiing, or watching the brave souls who surf in winter (fools, me thinks, but I digress). Two-night package includes a 50-minute couples massage, rose petal-strewn bed along with champagne and chocolates, cheese and crackers served with port or brandy, romantic inroom movies, and continental breakfast and afternoon tea daily. Rates begin at $262 double, and it’s valid through February.
Check each website for other packages, too.