So, let’s say you just realized that Monday is Valentine’s Day, and you don’t yet have a gift in mind for your sweetheart. The fact that your loved one has been dropping hints about someday spending a romantic weekend at the famous Candlelight Inn in Napa didn’t sink in, and now it’s too late to book flights to San Francisco without paying through the nose (not to mention the fact that the inn has been booked solid for Valentine’s Day weekend for months).
If that leaves you stuck without a Plan B, let us provide you with another option. It’s not Napa Valley, but you can get there from Seattle without needing to book a flight, and it’s out-of-the-way enough that you stand a decent chance it’ll still have a room available. We’re talking about the Run of the River B&B in Leavenworth.
The Candlelight Inn is routinely listed as one of the most romantic B&Bs in the US, but little do most people know, the Run of the River is also on that list. The B&B fits perfectly into the outdoorsy area around the pretty town of Leavenworth, with its log cabin guestrooms furnished with log furniture and the in-room fireplace and jacuzzi tub that are decorated with gray river rocks. And since it’s downright chilly in central WA in mid-February, you’ll need all the warmth that comes from both the fireplace and the hot tub!
Of course, Run of the River may be booked already for this weekend, but it never hurts to call and find out whether they have any last minute Valentine’s Day deals on offer. And for anyone coming from outside the Seattle area, there’s no reason you can’t check to see whether there are any last minute cheap flights into Seattle so you can spend a long weekend getting cozy by the fire at Run of the River, too.