Looking to woo your valentine with something extra special? Sweep him or her away to Traverse City. We’ve got three great options you’ll love:

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

Beat the weekend crowd: For just $15 per person, you and your valentine can attend one of the resort’s famed Cooking Live! demonstrations—Sweet ‘n’ Savory Valentine’s Day Aphrodisiacs—on February 10 at 6 p.m. The demonstrations are approximately 45 minutes in length and will give guests the ability to listen, watch and learn a variety of techniques from Pastry Chef Carolyn Riley. Complimentary samples are provided throughout each cooking demonstration. Want to stay for dinner? The demonstration fees will be applied as a credit to your dinner bill if you have a three-course dinner afterward in the resort’s ski-high restaurant overlooking Traverse City and Grand Traverse Bay, Aerie. Want to stay the night? You can do that too. Call 800-748-0303 for reservations.

Chateau Chantal

Tailor your stay with Chateau Chantal Winery on Valentine’s weekend. Offerings include breakfast in bed Saturday morning, the chance to get "Naughty" as soon as you arrive, on-site side-by-side one hour massages and dinner at the Old Mission Tavern. Tailor your weekend a la carte or pick your favorite options. Call 231-223-4110 for reservations.

Country Hermitage Bed & Breakfast

Active couples who love getting out in the fresh air and enjoying Northern Michigan’s winter wonderland will love the Country Hermitage Bed and Breakfast’s ski and romance package. You’ll enjoy two nights accomodations in the B&B’s elegant rooms, a two-day rental of cross-country skis or snowshoes, a bottle of Chateau Chantal’s sparkling wine, Celebrate, and two souvenir Country Hermitage B&B champagne flutes. Set out and explore the B&B’s 400-acre cherry orchards, woodlands and adjoining golf courses on your cross-country skis or snowshoes. Or visit the many wildlife areas close by that have miles of trails for the novice or experienced skier/snowshoer. Want to go the extra mile for your Valentine? Add on one of the inn’s special extras: an in-house massage, a bouquet of flowers or chocolates. Call 231-938-5930 for reservations.

Photo(s) by Troy DeShano