What a year! If you found love during quarantine or stayed in love during lockdown, you must be doing something right. You and your special someone have exercised patience and kindness toward each other, and you deserve a special Valentine’s Day to celebrate your love. Here are some ideas that are unique to Staunton that will help make your day memorable and romantic.
Zynodoa Valentine’s Day Menu
Zynodoa offers a delicious modern twist on classic Southern cuisine. You’ll always be able to find something delightful that emphasizes local and seasonal ingredients, but you won’t want to miss the special Valentine’s Day 4-course chefs tasting menu! And if you want to make it a really special night, roses will be available to order ahead of time for your table. And for the couples that prefer to stay at home, Zynodoa is offering a takeout/pickup option that includes a bottle of bubbly, Dibon Cava from Spain and a 12-piece box of Santiago Chocolates (local Staunton chocolatier) for $45.
Clocktower Eats & Sweets Valentine’s Day
The Clocktower restaurant serves a great menu with modern versions of classic pastas and desserts as well as a large sandwich and panini selection. You can get amazing crab cakes and even seven different kinds of mac and cheese any day of the year, but they’re really going all out for Valentine’s Day with their special Eats & Sweets menu. Treat your sweetie to great food and a special night out in this historic building in downtown Staunton.
Guests spending the Valentine’s weekend at the Holiday Inn Express will receive 20% off all orders at the Clocktower, along with a complimentary dessert. Pick up your voucher at the front desk!
Emilio’s Valentine Specials
Emilio’s will be open on Sunday, Feb 14th. Specials for Valentine’s weekend (February 12-14) include a lobster bisque soup selection. The entrée special will be grilled blackened salmon over wilted spinach in a white wine lemon butter sauce served with side lobster ravioli in our homemade Alfredo sauce. Plan to enjoy items from the regular menu as well as half-off bottles of 2013 Barbaresco.
Heart-Shaped Pizza at Shenandoah Pizza & Tap House
So, you’ve decided that you’d rather stay in with your sweetheart this year? No worries, we’ve got you covered! Order a heart-shaped pizza from Shenandoah Pizza & Tap House and it will surely make your beloved’s heart flutter.
We’re in the mood for love! Blu Point has put together a great Valentine’s Day Take Out Package that includes one dozen unshucked oysters and 6 chocolate covered strawberries for $42. The deadline for placing orders is Wednesday February 10th, and they can be picked up between 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday February 13th. Don’t miss out! Call (540) 712-0291 to order.
Or dine in…
Byers Street Bistro
Valentine’s Day weekend has the Bistro serving up three different cocktails that are filled with “love”. Mardi Gras specials will be going on during this time as well, so make sure to stop in and celebrate!
Baja Bean Meal for Two
Baja Bean wants you to enjoy a $44 meal for two (vegetarian available), valid February 11th -14th, dine in or take out. Add a special cocktail for two that comes with two pint sized Baja keepsake glasses for $11. Limited availability, so order early!
The Green Room
The Green Room has sparkling wines and charcuterie board specials for your Galentine OR your Valentine!
Stable Craft Brewing
Stable Craft Brewing has a few surprises for you! Introducing a Valentine’s Chocolate Covered Strawberry Stout and a Steak & Crab Cake for Two for Valentine’s weekend. They also are offering their Igloos for enjoying the great outdoors, while keeping you warm and toasty. Strawberry Cider will also be on tap while you enjoy listening to Kevin Chisnell and Crystal Armentrout.
Stelle Rose at Staunton Station
Stelle Rose has set the stage for a romantic dining experience for just you and your love. Enjoy the historic elegance of the station and order in your favorite Depot Grille meal for two! Reserve today by contacting Stelle Rose, then pre-order your food from the Depot Grille, as they feature their Valentines Dinner for two again this year. You can also order anything on their menu. They’ll even go pick it up for you! One hour table rental is $100. Meal total will depend on your food order from the Depot.
The Blackburn Inn – Valentine Sweetheart Package
Make reservations for a night of luxury at The Blackburn Inn with the Valentine Sweetheart Package. Imagine opening the door to your room and being greeted with chocolate-covered strawberries, a bottle of prosecco, and a bed sprinkled with rose petals. After a night of romance, a hearty breakfast for two will be delivered to your room.
Hotel 24 South – Date Night Getaway
Schedule a Friday or Saturday night getaway at Hotel 24 South. Not only will you get to relax in your stylish room, but you’ll also get chocolate-covered strawberries, drinks credit in The 1924 Lounge, and a delicious breakfast for two. Even your parking is included in this special.
Frederick House Valentine’s Tea
Frederick House is having a Valentine’s Tea from 12:00 pm-4:00 pm on Saturday, February 13th . Reservations recommended due to limited capacity seating/social distancing.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Rest and relax at Staunton’s newest hotel property, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites. With an extended check out time of 12 pm, sleep in late and enjoy your complimentary champagne and chocolates. You don’t even have to leave your modern and sleek room as breakfast will be delivered right to your door. This special offer is available February 12-14 and can be booked by calling 540-609-5700.
The Book Dragon
The Book Dragon has books for all ages, new and used, and if you’re looking for a special book for your little love, look no further!
Artist Paula Hurley’s Exhibit, Love Staunton
Just in time for V-Day, stop by Co-Art Gallery to take a look at everything Staunton, in mixed media. Paula says ““Love Staunton” expresses the delight I feel in sketching, or painting parts of the city. Whether I use watercolor, acrylic, oil paint or ink I respond with the joy I feel while in the midst of a beautiful area to spend time and create art.”
Meditation in Motion
Meditation In Motion is offering a Valentine’s Gift Certificate for massage for that special someone in your world. Align your chakras with Reiki, ground your energy with hot stones from the James River, synchronize your sweetness with Swedish massage strokes, and be treated to the passionate pampering of aromatic essential oils.
Mill Street Body & Soul Day
Mill Street Body & Soul Day Spa and Salon tends to all your spa needs, including massage, hair, nails, and waxing. This Valentine’s Day, indulge in a sole-relaxing treatment for couples and your partner (and your feet) will love you for it! Want even more relaxation? Stick around for a 30, 60, or 90-minute massage.
Ali&Co. has heart shaped bath bombs and soaps, as well as “Make Your Own Signature Scent” perfume. Couples love making this together.
Chocolates from Cocoa Mill
Chocolates are another old Valentine’s standby that we shouldn’t mess with because they’re just so perfect. Cocoa Mill has heart-shaped boxes filled with artisan truffles. You can also get kind of crazy with boozy truffles and order a side of spice-it-up bark!
Pufferbellies Valentine Care Packages
Pufferbellies Toys and Books is offering themed Valentine care packages of love for the little ones, or the not-so-little ones in your life. Think baby sloths, toads, fairies and dragons!
Made; By the People, For the People
Pick up a pre-ordered beautiful bouquet or floral arrangement by Leslie Greer Designs at Made. Place your order by February 8th! While you’re at it, shop for Virginia’s finest and American made gifts, some handmade, some quirky, some DIY, but all fabulous!
Barren Ridge Vineyards
Barren Ridge Vineyards welcomes you to experience their Four Chocolates and Wine Flight packages, made with love! There will be special music on Saturday, February 13th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm from Boxcar Speakeasy, and a virtual wine tasting, live at 5:00 pm on Saturday, February 14th.
Champagne from Yelping Dog
You can choose from Staunton’s widest selection of local and international wines at Yelping Dog Wine. From over 1,500 bottles, you’ll be sure to find a delicious red, white, or sparkling wine to stoke the romantic fires. You might even select an insulated wine and cheese carrier, packed with deliciousness, and take advantage of the next temperate day for a romantic picnic. Check out Staunton’s best picnic spots.
Bath Treats from Essentially Zen
Treat your loved one to a relaxing and therapeutic bath with wonderful smelling supplies from Essentially Zen. You’ll find soy candles, artisan soaps, body frostings, and more. If you can’t make up your mind, try a gift of monthly Find-Your-Zen subscription boxes that include seasonal candles, bath bombs, scrubs, and lotions.
Pupcakes from the Well Balanced Paw
The Well Balanced Paw is celebrating Valentine’s Day with special cookies and “pup”cakes. We also have Valentine’s day themed treats and toys. Also, on Valentine’s weekend, we will have special Valentine ice cream for you to treat your special furry Valentine!
Flowers from Brin’s Posy
There’s a reason flowers are a traditional Valentine’s Day gift. They lift us up during the gloomiest days of the year and make us anticipate the spring that is coming. Brin’s Posy in downtown Staunton seeks to create unique designs inspired by the Shenandoah Valley to celebrate your special occasions. Order a Valentine’s Day arrangement, or better yet, treat your love to a subscription service for a weekly or monthly delivery of seasonal flowers. Bonus!! Molly Rose Murphy with Queen City Music Studios will be doing singing telegrams, and Clocktower Eats & Sweets will be providing heart shaped cookies
Medieval Fantasies Gyfte Shoppe
From February 1-14, Medieval Fantasies Gyfte Shoppe will post Valentine’s specialty items on social media. Be on the lookout for all kinds of fun gifts including handmade Victorian Valentine’s day cards, chocolate strawberry loose tea, tea infusers with heart-shaped key charms, cherry chocolate welsh cakes, and more. Medieval Fantasies also sells bath items, candles, and even bows and arrows (if you want to play cupid or take your Valentine out for a bit of target shooting).
Meeting of the Minds at Crack The Code
You might not immediately think of an escape room when you’re planning a romantic Valentine’s Day activity, but there’s something thrilling about pooling your brainpower against a ticking clock at Crack the Code Escape Room. From cat ladies to weather gods, to missing FBI agents, five games are available right now, including two specially designed around Staunton. There’s no better way to spend Valentine’s Day than being locked in a room with the one you love. On February 14th, get 10% off your game and a free sweet from Giancarlo Fine European Pastries.