6 romantic staycations for Valentine’s Day

Above: Royal Palms Resort and Spa. Experience AZ | 12 Feb |

For those looking for a romantic escape not far from home this Valentine’s Day weekend, consider one of these six  local romantic staycations for a memorable getaway.

Sanctuary

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa

Located just five minutes from downtown Scottsdale, Sanctuary Resort offers a romantic weekend filled with a luxurious spa experience and award-winning cuisine, all while enjoying the spectacular views of Paradise Valley. Learn the art of massage in a Massage 101 workshop-for-two, or choose from one of the many massage and body therapies available, while staying in a relaxing Spa Suite.

Savor a four-course Valentine’s Day Dinner served from 5-9 p.m. on Feb. 13 and 14. Priced at $149 per person plus tax and gratuity, take in the view over Mummy Mountain while enjoying the prepared menu by Executive Chef Beau MacMillan. The night’s meals include Whipped Brie Crostini, Thai Spiced Lobster & Coconut Soup, Beet Raviolo and Pineapple Green Curry and choose from a variety of desserts to end the night. View the full menu here, or see the vegan options here. Reservations are required; see more details or to book your stay, visit: SanctuaryonCamelback.com.

JW Marriott Resort & Spa

With two locations in the Valley to choose from, JW Marriott offers romantic staycations in both Phoenix and Scottsdale.

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa: Set on 316 acres of Sonoran Desert, this resort is a relaxation destination in Phoenix’s backyard. Rejuvenate with a Very Berry Facial at the Revive Spa or enjoy a curated Valentine’s Day menu at Stonegrill. For $65 per person, menu items include Dungeness Crab Cake, Diver Sea Scallops with sweet corn puree, petite squash, smoked corn salsa and tomatillo jam, Ancho Chili Chicken and Steak Frites. Reservations can be made here.

JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa: Retreat to Paradise Valley for Valentine’s Day weekend and indulge in the Perrier-Jouet Amenity when staying in a private resort casita from Feb. 12-14. For $200 (plus tax and a $10 delivery charge) enjoy a bottle of Perrier-Jouet Brut Champagne, a dessert “Charcuterie” Board garnished with bite-sized desserts, macaroons, truffles, cookies and chocolate covered strawberries, red roses and a Lush ‘Sleepy’ Shower Bomb. Guests can also enjoy a special dinner menu at Rita’s Cantina & Bar or a relaxing spa treatment at The Spa at Camelback Inn. Reservations are recommended for all activities.

 

L’Auberge de Sedona

For those wanting to stray a litte further from the city for their romantic staycations, find a retreat in the red rocks of Sedona. Stay two nights or more now through March 10, and receive a $50 resort credit through the With Love Package. L’Auberge de Sedona has also curated a Swedish full body massage from their L’Apothecary Spa. Love Nourished is priced at $170 and will provide a soothing treatment aimed at relaxation and romance. Explore their options and learn more here.

Couples can enjoy an intimate Valentine’s Day dinner creekside at Cress on Oak Creek. After three courses, a sweet finale awaits with a “berry beautiful beet-ing heart” dessert. The Valentine’s Tasting Menu will be served on Feb. 14 from 5-9:30 p.m only to resort guests. View the menu and secure a spot for this five course meal here.

FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel

Celebrate romance this year with a special Valentine’s Day room package along with dining and drink specials. Starting at $379 per night, the RE:LEASE Your Inhibitions Valentine’s Room Package includes a guestrom, champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, a $50 credit for breakfast and more. Reservations are available now for stays from Feb. 12-14. Book here.

Order a delicious combination of vodka, house strawberry liquor, crème de cacao, and strawberry syrup for $11 with a Chocolate Covered Strawberry Martini at Match. For $35, order any pizza, house salad and a bottle of wine. Pizza selections include: Buddha’s Delight, Margherita, Bianca, Meat and Peppers and Mexican. Change the order to two entrees, house salad, a bottle of wine and strawberries and mascarpone for $50. These dining specials will be offered for dine-in or to-go.

For Valentine’s weekend only, guests can also enjoy 15 percent off all retail goods in the market area.

Hotel Valley Ho

Feel the love at the mid-century modern Hotel Valley Ho in Old Town Scottsdale, one of the Valley’s classic spots for romantic staycations. Hotel Valley Ho has put together a special celebration for Valentine’s Day, featuring a three-course dinner, weekend package and two glasses of bubbly at VH Spa when you book two of the featured spring treatments between Feb. 8-14.

Offered Valentine’s Day only from 5-10 p.m., enjoy a menu that includes Roasted Parsnip and Hazelnut Soup, Truffle and Chive Agnolotti with hazelnuts and Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake with white chocolate milk crumb for $55-75 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Choose to stay for the weekend and the dinner is included, along with a bottle of Bonita Bonita Rosé, for $799 in a Studio Guest Room, or $1,099 in a luxurious Tower Suite. Learn more here and make reservations for dining, the spa or a room at 480-376-2600.

Royal Palms Resort and Spa

Enjoy a luxurious getaway at the enchanting Royal Palms Resort and Spa, billed as of the “50 Most Romantic Retreats” in the world by Travel + Leisure with stay and dining specials, private in-room fire pits and s’mores kits and outdoor live music.

Their Royal Romance package includes luxurious accommodations; rose petal turndown service; daily full breakfast for two from T. Cook’s; $100 dinner credit to use at T. Cooks during the stay and reservations are required; welcome gift of champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries to start your weekend on the right note.

Savor a prix-fixe menu ($135++ per person) at T. Cook’s by Executive Chef Lee Hillson on Feb. 13 and 14. Guests can enjoy Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label and bacon-wrapped dates to start, followed by their choice of Arugula Salad, Calabrian Chili Octopus, Farrow Salad, Chicken Veloute, Scottish Salmon, Beef Tenderloin, Tofu Paella, Rack of Lamb, East Coast Scallops, Strawberry Sorbet, Rich Chocolate Brownie and New York Style Cheesecake.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 602-808-0766 or online at opentable.com/t-cooks-at-royal-palms-resort-and-spa.

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