Think back to the last time you and your significant other were able to spend time together one on one—free from household chores, weekend errands, parent-teacher conferences and after-school activities. If you’re struggling to pinpoint your last parents-only getaway, it’s time to schedule a much-needed break sans the kiddos.
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s the perfect opportunity to head to SCP Redmond Hotel for a weekend retreat centered on rest, relaxation and new adventures (that don’t include a kids’ park). Situated in Central Oregon, SCP Redmond Hotel offers holistic amenities focused on personal wellness and is local to romantic experiences, from ice skating and winery tastings to delicious locally-sourced dinners – the perfect setting to relax and reconnect to one another.
Read on to discover swoon-worthy plans that’ll help you break your typical date night routine this Valentine’s Day and beyond.
Table For Two
Delicious food and a bottle of bubbly is just the recipe you need for great conversation and solo time. Head to Terra Kitchen just next door to SCP Redmond Hotel for a plant-forward, farm-to-fork menu. The restaurant creates delectable dishes that nourish with locally-sourced and sustainable ingredients and offers an extensive list of Pacific Northwest wines and curated cocktails (some including botanicals from SCP Redmond Hotel’s own rooftop garden). Make a reservation to explore Oregon in a whole new way through their rotating seasonal menu. And for a memorable Valentine’s Day celebration, Terra Kitchen has curated a special pre-fixe menu, featuring butternut risotto, eggplant parmesan and Persian-style baklava to name a few of the evening selections.
Cold Hands, Warm Hearts
As we’ve learned from every rom-com, nothing says romance like a stroll through the town and a night of ice skating. Head to the Ice Skate Rink in downtown Redmond for an active yet whimsical evening and enjoy catchy tunes as you take on the rink hand-in-hand. Rent ice skates for $6 and head to the area anytime from 2 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 to 9 p.m. on Sundays. Take in the sites of the surrounding area, like the beautiful Centennial Park that’s right across the street. Top of the evening (and warm yourselves up!) with a winter sangria or hot toddy at Wayfarer Club.
Mind Over Matter
With SCP Redmond Hotel as your home base for the weekend, be sure to book the Peaceful King room to take advantage of the tranquil amenities included, from meditation pillows and sound machines to essential oil diffusers and Himalayan pink salt lamps. For an added layer of R&R, book the Wellness Package when scheduling your stay for two passes for yoga at the local Lovebird Yoga or Namaspa Yoga Community, a $20 food and beverage credit to any of the four eateries at the hotel, and early check-in and late check-out. Don’t forget to ask about the unique meditation room!
Take in awe-inspiring views of the Cascade Mountains as you and your loved one sip on award-winning wines from Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards & Winery. The sprawling 15-acre vineyard, which grows several varieties of grapes, hosts weekly live music events and offers stunning sights of the Three Sisters (originally named Faith, Hope and Charity). Try a flight of wines and reconnect to your roots as you learn about the special grape varieties and growing techniques that make the Central Oregon wine region so uniquely bold and flavorful.
Boots Are Made For Hiking
Winter hiking is a serene experience that’ll transport you and your spouse from the typical hustle and bustle mindset and into a state of serenity. At Smith Rock State Park, one of Oregon’s most iconic destinations, tackle the Wolf Tree Trail for fresh air, stunning geologic formations and quality alone time. The mile-long trek provides majestic views of Deschutes River and wonderful photo opportunities that’ll capture the moment forever. Keep an eye out for seasonal wildlife, such as bald eagles and falcons. At the end of your adventure, fuel up at SCP Redmond Hotel’s Provisions Market with a fresh, immune-boosting smoothie.
Book your couple’s getaway at SCP Redmond Hotel here and feel good about your stay. Through SCP Hotels’ Every Stay Does Good program, every visit helps create positive and meaningful change. With each booking, SCP will plant one tree in an unnaturally deforested area, provide one adolescent with well-being tools and resources and light the home of a family caring for a critically ill child for 24 hours.