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Looking for love this Valentine's Day? Eight ways to romance in Mt Washington Valley, NH

News from Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce – January 29. 2019

Contact:  Marti Mayne, 207-846-6331,


North Conway, NH – They say February is for lovers, so while we close in on Valentine’s Day, those looking for romance need look no further than Mt. Washington Valley, NH. Whether you’re singe and searching for the  special ski bum of your dreams or hope to propose to the one you love, here are some five great ideas for finding love in all the right places in Mt Washington Valley.

1.    Chairlift Speed Dating with attitude and altitude at Black Mountain
If you are among the estimated 89 million singles looking for the Ski Bum of your dreams this Valentine’s Day make haste to Black Mountain in Jackson, NH on February 9, 2019 for the annual Black Mountain Chairlift Speed Dating event. This match making event combines socializing, music and prizes with an afternoon of skiing and riding plus the chance to meet your dream ‘Ski Bum.’ Ride the “Lift of Love”. If you find there are no sparks with your chairlift mate on the 5 minute ride up, simply ski or ride down and try again with the next person in line. The event starts at noon and is free to all with the purchase of a lift ticket (required to ride), and then all are welcome to enjoy 'love potions' from the bar. One lucky couple met at this event a few years ago and got married a year later. That could be you!

2.    Find your 4 legged Soul Mate

If you have been looking for love in all the wrong places, visit the Conway Area Humane Society in Conway, NH and meet the adoring animals waiting to be adopted into a loving home. We’re quite sure that those looking for love will definitely find endless kisses from the four legged Valentine’s waiting to be adopted at the Conway Area Humane Society.  Remember, pets make great Valentine’s Day gifts too!

3.    Wine-not celebrate your Valentine with custom wine or fragrance?
Those looking to commemorate their love this Valentine’s Day, can stop by White Mountain Winery in North Conway, to make their own special wine with personalized and individually designed labels. For the Valentine who has everything but a wine named after them, this is the perfect gift choice. Wine not propose via a lovely bottle of wine?  When you pop the cork of the bottle professing your love, you can pop the question too! Custom-made wine creations make great gifts or keepsakes to commemorate your romantic getaway to Mt. Washington Valley, NH too. Additionally, if you’re searching for a local wine, visit The Penguin Gallery’s New Hampshire Wine room. 

Another great option is to custom design a personalized fragrance for  your Valentine at Fields of Ambrosia, Body, Bath, Aroma. Show her she’s one of a kind, with a one-of-a-kind fragrance.   

4.    Fall in Love…with Chocolate!
Chocolate lovers should make plans to join Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring and Snowshoe Foundation on February 24, 2019 for the 30th Annual Chocolate Festival, a long standing chocolate tradition at the Mt Washington Valley Ski Touring & Snowshoe Foundation.  Participants can cross country ski or snowshoe from inn-to-inn plus stop at businesses along the festival route to enjoy a variety of chocolate treats. How sweet! Shuttle service will be available. Purchase tickets in advance at

In addition, those looking to spoil their loved ones with unusual chocolate delights can stop by the Bavarian Chocolate Haus in North Conway Village for decadent handmade treats sure to satisfy your loved one’s sweet tooth. Watch the chocolate makers of The Bavarian Chocolate Haus create sweet treats by hand in their on-site workshop before custom creating your own chocolate gift box. Choose from the variety of freshly made sweet treats and give your loved only the best.

5.    Pampering for Two
Treat yourself and the one you love with a couple’s massage or a day in the spa. Spa packages and couples retreats offer the ideal way to reconnect. Plan to leave the little ones behind and make a date just for the two of you. Choose from one of the excellent day spas or book a relaxation or spa getaway package at one of the many lodging properties in Mt. Washington Valley.

6.    Sleigh or SnowCoach rides
Craving some romantic alone time? Snuggle up in the back of a vintage Victorian carriage and take a journey through acres of snowy pastures, forest and riverside property amidst beautiful mountain scenery. With sleigh ride excursions offered in North Conway, Jackson, Bretton Woods, and Madison the choice is yours. Spend quality time with the one you love by snuggling up under the blanket for a peaceful ride through the winter wilderness of Mt Washington Valley. For those who seek a little more peak, consider a ride on the SnowCoach, a specially outfitted van ready to take you up Mount Washington for a fabulous and unique winter sightseeing tour. 

7.    Dinner for Two…

Enjoy a night out with your special someone at one of over 70 restaurants in Mt. Washington Valley. With dining options ranging from fine cuisine in historic manors to independently owned, Valley Original restaurants and pubs, the Mt. Washington Valley has something for every taste. Whether you choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the entire family or prefer a quiet night out alone, Mt. Washington Valley’s local flavor will be all you need to find romance.

8.    Come on baby light my fire!

When it comes to romance, fire is usually not too far away.  From a warm up after a day of skiing at the base lodge of your XC Center or ski resort to your own private fireplace at a romantic inn or B&B, you will find many options to warm your toes and the cockles of your heart near the fire in Mt Washington Valley.  Consider the Notchland Inn, where every guest room offers up a private fireplace, or warm up in the lobby of places like Darby Field Inn, The Wentworth, Stonehurst Manor or The Attitash Grand Summit Hotel.

If your inner cupid is looking to sweep the one you love off their feet without breaking the bank, consider booking a ‘Romance’, “Bromance” or  ‘Valentine’s Day’ vacation special through From candlelight dinners and chocolates to romantic sleigh rides through fields of snow, Mt Washington Valley has it all at a price that will make your heart swoon! Need help planning your special getaway? Give the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce a call at 1-800-DO-SEE-NH (800-367-3364), where well informed locals are happy to offer suggestions on how to get the best deals the Mt. Washington Valley as to offer.

For more information on Mt. Washington Valley, NH, including area attractions, lodging, dining, events and great tips for romance visit or call 1-800-DO-SEE-NH (800-367-3364).  To learn more about a romantic vacation in other parts of New Hampshire, go to

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