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Top Hotel Picks for Valentine's Day

Published: January 31, 2023
 
Our chefs, winemakers, and chocolatiers are spicing it up this week in preparation for Valentine’s Day. February 14th is also Oregon's birthday, so raise a glass to our beautiful state while you are celebrating with your sweetheart.

Here is a guide to our favorite places to spend the most romantic holiday of the year!

 

1. Heceta Head Lighthouse

A February night on the Oregon Coast is always romantic with crashing waves, stormy skies or delightful winter sunshine. Now add in the romance of staying beneath a historic lighthouse! The former assistant innkeeper's house operates as bed and breakfast complete with an in-house ghost (friendly "Rue") and delightful amenities. 

2. Westfir Lodge

With the possibility of snow forever teasing, head up to the Cascades to be closer to the snowy possibilities. The Westfir Lodge is a cozy historic home offering an array of adventures led by the lodge's friendly owners. If snowshoeing sounds romantic, here is the chance!

3. Belknap Hot Springs Resort

With lodge rooms, private cabins and RV sites, there are plenty of overnight options. Pack along the fixings for a romantic dinner or make dining arrangements with a local restaurant. Then enjoy wandering the garden paths and soaking in the hot spring-fed swimming pool. Bliss out for a couple of relaxing days.

4. The Gordon Hotel & Inn at the 5th

Adjacent the 5th Street Public Market, The Gordon Hotel is a newer, artsy hotel with easy access to excellent dining, wine tasting, spa services and shopping. If the all the rooms are full, check into the next door Inn at the 5th, always a top-rated romantic experience.

5. Campbell House Inn

Treat your sweetheart to a luxurious stay at this bed & breakfast at the foot of Skinner Butte in Eugene's historic district. Stroll the gardens, sit by the fire in your room or soak in an elegant tub! 

6. Valley River Inn

Overlooking the river, close to the shopping mall and miles away from daily life, the Valley River Inn is the perfect destination for a romantic escape right in town. Ride bikes along the riverfront path and enjoy excellent meals from Sweetwaters restaurant in your room or out on the patio.

Author: Melanie Ryan Griffin

Melanie is a University of Oregon graduate who studied Cultural Anthropology. After finishing school, she worked as a touring photojournalist writing concert and album reviews for online publications. Melanie is now the Art Director for Travel Lane County. She has lived in Eugene for more than a decade and spends nearly every weekend searching for new favorite places in the county. She has also lived in California, New Mexico, Florida, Spain and Slovakia but loves Oregon the most.

Melanie enjoys exploring the vibrant arts and culture scene in Eugene.  She also loves painting, cooking for friends, dancing, hiking and learning new things.