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The Tidewater Inn, 949 Boston Post Road, Madison, offers two Valentine's Day packages through February: "Love Beyond Measure Valentine Escape" and "Sweethearts Valentine Escape."
Split champagne, truffles, chocolate-covered strawberries and a restaurant dinner with the "Love Beyond Measure Valentine Escape" package during a two-night stay at the inn. A bouquet of a dozen long-stem roses and a keepsake gift are included. Cost: $515 for a midweek getaway, $565 for the weekend escape.
The two-night "Sweethearts Valentine Escape" includes champagne, chocolate hearts, one dozen sweetheart roses, chocolate covered strawberries and dinner for two. Cost: $415 during the week, $465 for the weekend. Non alcoholic Sparkling cider can be substituted for champagne. If available, guests may request a room with a fireplace.
Can't make it out to the Tidewater Inn? The B&B also offers Valentine's Gift Certificates, which, when redeemed, come with champagne, roses and chocolates. Information: 203-245-8457 or www.thetidewater.com.
The "Love Is Inn The Air" package is available at The Inn at Harbor Hill Marina, 60 Grand St., Niantic, through February. Stay at the inn for two nights and have a candlelit breakfast each morning, a $70 dinner certificate, a bottle of champagne, chocolates, a CD of the Inn's favorite love songs and complimentary snacks and beverages.
Guests who purchase this package will also have their choice of a private, one-hour horse-drawn carriage or sleigh ride (depending on the weather) or two one-hour Swedish massages. Cost: $540 to $655, depending on days and room selection. Special requests, such as roses and wine, are available for additional fees. Information: 860-739-0331 or www.innharborhill.com.
Chocoholics can spend their Valentine's Day at Another Second Penny Inn, 870 Pequot Trail, Stonington, which offers a customizable "Chocolate Lovers' Paradise" package throughout February.
Included in the package is an overnight stay, a five-course breakfast, dinner at a local restaurant, a chocolate fudge cake for two and gift bag of chocolates with locally-made truffles, strawberries dipped in chocolate and gourmet cocoa. Couples will pay $269 for a one-night stay on Friday through Sunday or $229 for a one-night stay Monday through Thursday. Information: 860-535-1710 or www.secondpenny.com
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