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5 Romantic Valentine’s Day Getaway Spots
February 14, 2015

by Michele Turner

Your guide to spas, cabins and a pie-themed room

With Valentine’s Day smack dab in the middle of the month, February always seems to be the right time to think about love and about carving out some quality time with that special someone in your life.

Even if you’re busy on Feb. 14, this is still a perfect time of year to make plans for a special overnight, weekend or maybe even a mini-vacation to a quiet, private spot where you can escape the stresses of everyday life and cozy up with your one true love. Here are some great places I found each a highly recommended spot from friends who have visited that just might ignite that spark of romance you’ve been seeking.

The Roxbury Motel

2258 County Highway 41, Roxbury

(607) 326-7280,

If you’re looking for something truly different, this is the getaway for you. The Roxbury Motel’s owners refer to their motel as "contemporary Catskill lodging," but I’d just refer to it as "totally rad." The rooms’ decor is based on groovy studio set themes, such as Fred’s Lair (from "The Flintstones"), The Partridge Nest ("The Partridge Family") and George’s Space Pad (from "The Jetsons").

They also have what they call studio king rooms (as large as a "Manhattan loft apartment"), based on themes such as "Charlie’s Angels" (Angel Hair) and "Saturday Night Fever" (Tony’s Dancefloor, complete with disco ball lighting). My favorite: Maryann’s Coconut Cream Pie room ("Gilligan’s Island"). What looks like peaks of whipped cream hang from the ceiling, surrounded by pie crust crown molding. As you lay in the comfy, round bed, loaded with whipped cream pillows, you’ll feel like you’re inside of a pie. Really!

Each of these Studio King rooms also comes with an elaborately appointed bathroom, equipped with 75-gallon soaking tubs for two, flat-screen televisions and mood lighting. Still not impressed? Then check out "The Digs" The Archeologist’s Digs cottage for six, where there’s a huge saltwater aquarium called Cleopatra’s Tomb, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, living room with bar, outdoor shower, outdoor deck and actual artifacts. Did I mention there’s an on-site spa?

Rates: Rooms from Dec. 24 to March 31 begin at $90 a night for a studio, up to $208 a night for the Big King Themed rooms. The Archeologist’s Digs starts at $550 a night. Rates change throughout the year.

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