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3 Local Romantic Weekend Getaways

February is full of hearts, flowers and love! What do you like to do to celebrate the month of LOVE with that special someone? Even if you aren’t big on celebrating this Hallmark Holiday, do you ever feel like you just need to get away, relax and reset but are not able to get time off of work or don’t feel like traveling a long distance? If so, you are in luck! There are many local hidden gems that you may not know about that will give you the bit of fresh air you’ve been looking for.


Villa Florentina:


Located across from the Marshall Gold Discovery State Park, this hidden gem offers a true Tuscan experience. The grounds are surrounded with rows of olive trees, refreshing fragrance from the lavender and rosemary bushes, stone paved pathways and rolling hillsides; as well as amazing sunsets especially from the Sunset room. And if you’re anything like me, I know you will enjoy a nice bottle of wine…or two, underneath the stars enjoying the warmth of the fire pit snuggled up with your significant other. Villa Florentina also has some wonderful amenities such as room service, wi-fi, car rentals and an amazing breakfast with delicious blueberry french toast. If you are looking for something adventurous to do…Villa Florentina is just a short walk from the South Fork of the American River where you can brave the rapids, discover the California Gold Rush at the State Park just 100 yards away or hike the beautiful trails leading to Salmon Falls and Folsom Lake. Nestled between Auburn and Placerville off of Hwy 49, it’s a quick 1 hour drive to escape to this beautiful Italian villa!

Villa Florentina

6673 Carvers Road, Coloma, California 95613




Wine and Roses:



Botanical gardens, award-winning spa, cooking classes, and wine…what else could you ask for? Wine and Roses, located in the heart of Lodi Wine Country is just 45 minutes south of Sacramento. It offers beautiful guest rooms and suites with amenities including a modern fitness center, lounge, pool, jacuzzi, wi-fi and discounted wine tastings. Also located on-site is the Lodi Wine and Visitor Center where you can find out all the go-to spots in Lodi. Downtown Lodi is a great for an afternoon stroll, stopping into the boutique shops, wine tasting at the numerous tasting rooms on School Street and even catch a movie at the local theatre. After all the walking, you’ll want to stop by The Towne House Restaurant where they feature 70 plus local wines and innovative seasonal dishes; they also host cooking classes and demonstrations. To unwind, you’ll want to make sure you make time experience the tranquility room or enjoy the certified Aveda salon.

Wine & Roses

2505 West Turner Road, Lodi, California 95242

General Inquiries: 209.334.6988

Reservations: 209.334.6988



Eden Vale Inn:


Named one of America’s Top 10 Most Romantic Inns, this beautiful rustic hay barn was built in 1919 and converted to an inn by the innkeepers five years ago after calling it their home since 1985. Now, I know you are probably thinking the last place you would want to stay is in a barn, but rest assured because it has been updated with modern sophisticated luxury decor.  Each of the seven bedrooms offer a retreat like atmosphere with tranquil color palettes, spa like bathrooms, crisp linens, fluffy pillows and fireplaces all named after trees.  The lush gardens, filled with many different flowers and colors, your senses will become awakened. Enjoy a nice glass of wine from the nearby wineries on the Adirondack rocking chairs on the porch or enjoy a catnap in the hammock for two. If that doesn’t provide enough relaxation alone, make sure to schedule a massage at the spa studio This place will not disappoint!

Eden Vale Inn

1780 Springvale Rd., Placerville, CA 95667



Hope you enjoy your romantic getaway!


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