Let’s face it, sometimes it feels like Valentine’s Day can be a stale, predictable, going-through-the-motions chore. Cards. Flowers. Dinner. Only to be forgotten until next February when we do it all again. But imagine a secluded, rustic retreat with all the amenities and comforts of a luxury destination. A place where you can slow down, spend true quality time together and have a relaxing, rejuvenating, one-of-a-kind experience. What could be more romantic?
Find the perfect setting
The many gorgeous cabins nestled among the mountains and forests of southeastern Oklahoma are the perfect home-away-from-home to celebrate your love. Enjoy a candlelight dinner for two. Get cozy together in front of a roaring fireplace. Sip champagne while you lounge in a hot tub. Everything you could want in a romantic escape, you’ll find it around the Beavers Bend. Cabins with every amenity imaginable—including those designed specifically for a couples getaway—are ready and waiting. All you have to do is choose.
Dine, drink, delight
Every couple has a different idea of the perfect Valentine’s Day meal. Whatever your pleasure, you’ll find it around the Beavers Bend. If you prefer elegance with freshly sourced seasonal ingredients, Abendigo’s Grill and Patio can accommodate. Perhaps the Tuscan-inspired hospitality and authentic old-world cuisine of Roma’s Italian Restaurant is more to your liking. Or maybe you prefer to keep it casual with artisan pizzas and craft beers at Mountain Fork Brewery or Grateful Head Pizza Oven and Taproom, or fajitas and margaritas at Papa Poblano’s. Make the night last a little longer with pre-dinner drinks or a relaxing nightcap at one of the area’s many wineries and breweries.
Morning, noon or night—anytime is the right time to indulge in a delectable Valentine staple: chocolate. And we’re not talking about the often disappointing morsels in a heart-shaped box. Visit the WhipPoorWill Fudge Factory or We Fudge a Little and Coffee a Lot for an irresistible confection selection. Share a milkshake (two straws!) at the Northside Ice Cream Parlor or a hot fudge sundae made with Blue Bell Ice Cream at Okie Girls Coffee and Ice Cream.
Beavers Bend can be a place of endless adventure, but sometimes you just want to relax, unwind and clear your head. Visit one of the many local day spas for your treatment of choice—perhaps a Sensory Therapeutic bodywork session at Body Harmony Day Spa, a holistic massage at Lemongrass Massage Company or a facial at Treetop Wellness Spa. For the ultimate in romantic relaxation, many of the local spas will bring their services right to your cabin, with couples packages to meet your every pampering need. Just remember—you may not be the only one with luxurious in-cabin spa treatments in mind, so you’d do well to book an appointment as early as possible.
Go with the flow
Oklahoma weather is as unpredictable as a coin flip, so you’re better off embracing your spontaneous side than making rigid plans. You could find the skies clear and the temperatures inviting for a hike in the many trails throughout the Beavers Bend area. But if winter rears its head there are still plenty of ways to revel in each other’s company. Make it an impromptu date night with a movie at McCurtain Cinema in Idabel, or a couples skate at The Corner Loop Skating Rink in Broken Bow or Rocket Roller Rink in Idabel. Cap off the night with some live entertainment or karaoke at Logger’s Bar and Grill.
Book your cabin and plan the perfect romantic getaway to McCurtain County today.