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Short and sweet romantic escapes in Bucks County

From New Hope to Doylestown, Visit Bucks County outlined 10 quick getaways to take advantage of this Valentine’s Day

Planning a romantic getaway this Valentine’s Day? Visit Bucks County listed 10 options for a sweet local escape:

River House at Odette’s: Stay at the brand new space along the banks of the Delaware River in New Hope. Spend time in the piano lounge, Odette’s Restaurant or take part in the exclusive experience at ROOF, a members-only rooftop bar with breathtaking views. Enjoy a two-night “Wine Down in New Hope,” where you will be welcomed with a wine-centric welcome amenity in your room, 4-course prix fixe wine dinner, and private wine tasting with River House Sommelier Sean Caviston.

Ghost Light Inn and Carriage House of New Hope: Two of the area’s more recently renovated hotels, the Ghost Light Inn features contemporary riverside views and an in-house restaurant, Stella by Jose Garces. Its sister property, the Carriage House, holds rooms 13 through 15 and is one of the oldest historical homes in New Hope, expertly renovated to capture the history of the area, and tastefully updated with the most luxurious of amenities. Dine at one of the small town’s many modern restaurants, like The Salt House or Nektar.

Golden Plough Inn: Along with being footsteps away from the many shops and restaurants set on the 42 acres of Peddler’s Village, the inn also hosts a salon and spa. Treat yourself by pampering your winter skin with an exfoliating facial or relaxing massage. Then, head outside to dine at the Buttonwood Grill, Caleb’s American Kitchen or Earl’s New American. Reserve your spot for an outdoor murder mystery tour with Peddler’s Village, too.

Washington House Hotel & Restaurant: This is a restored Victorian in the heart of Sellersville. The restaurant on the first floor is known for casual fine dining, seasonal menus, a tasty wine list and authentic period bar. Walk a few steps next door to enjoy live entertainment at the Sellersville Theater. A Winter Getaway Package starts at $399 for three days and nights of fun any three consecutive days until Feb. 28.

Bridgeton House on the Delaware: Beautifully situated on the banks of the Delaware River, Bridgeton House is decorated in a sophisticated artistic style with sumptuous feather beds, luxury linens, fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, private balconies, French doors and river views. Celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, cozy up in your room and come downstairs for afternoon tea. Mention the 40th anniversary at the time of booking for a special discount. Purchase the “Ultimate Romance Package,” which includes a chilled filet mignon picnic basket to enjoy on your riverside terrace/deck, a beautiful mixed bouquet of seasonal flowers and roses in a take-home vase, champagne brunch/breakfast in bed one morning, and late check out (noon). Or, purchase the “Escape the Ordinary Package,” which includes a beautiful seasonal bouquet with a love note, chocolate covered strawberries, bottle of Italian prosecco, breakfast in bed one day of your stay, and late check out (noon).

Doylestown Inn: Tucked away in the heart of Doylestown, the inn offers cozy guest rooms with the ambiance of home. Plus, delicious brunch (and lunch and dinner) awaits downstairs at the in-house bar and restaurant, The Hattery Stove & Still. Bundle up and head into town to tour the Mercer Mile of museums, all connected to the late Doylestown native, archaeologist, tilemaker, philanthropist and more, Henry Chapman Mercer – the Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle.

The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm: In addition to comfortable lodging, world-class dining in the on-site restaurant and relaxing spa services, the inn also offers a daily wine and cheese reception and an entertaining game room. Head nearby to Rice’s Market or Peddler’s Village. Enhance your stay with an in-room spa treatment or dinner reservation.

The Inn at Bowman’s Hill: The perfect romantic retreat in New Hope, experience the ultimate in luxury at the 5-acre gated estate, which boasts eight luxurious rooms and suites and offers in-suite massages. Take a ride a few miles down the road to Washington Crossing to go wine tasting at Crossing Vineyards & Winery, part of the Bucks County Wine Trail.

Pineapple Inn Bed and Breakfast: The inn rests on 6 acres between New Hope’s center and Washington Crossing Historic Park. Nine beautifully decorated rooms and suites, each with fireplace, cable TV, air conditioning, telephone and private bath. Choose a private balcony, living room, canopy bed or apartment suite. Purchase the romantic getaway package and receive a $50 gift card to Washington Crossing Inn, one of Bucks’ most prominent and historic restaurants.

Fox and Hound B&B: Located on picturesque grounds just steps away from downtown New Hope, impress your date with a stay here, followed by dinner at New Hope’s best kept secret restaurant, Zoubi, serving inventive American cuisine in a casual al fresco setting. End your stay on a sweet note at Moo Hope Ice Cream, every local’s favorite dessert spot. Surprise your sweetie with the “Bubbles & Blooms” romance package, which includes champagne on ice in your room on arrival with a box of gourmet Swiss chocolates and a fresh bouquet of flowers. It’s a romantic touch to start the vacation. $65 plus cost of overnight room.

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