For lovebirds who would rather celebrate Valentine’s Day with something other than flowers and a box of chocolates, these unconventional romantic getaways offer plenty of quirky quarters.
A champagne glass fit for two
At the Poconos Palace in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, you can start your
Valentine’s Day with a glass of a champagne and end the night in a champagne
at the resort swap a standard bathtub for a seven-foot-tall, champagne-glass-shaped
soaking tub. Couples climb a spiral staircase to reach the oversized bath, big
enough for two and equipped with bubble-making whirlpool jets. The room also
comes with other trappings made for love, like a fireplace, a star-studded
ceiling and a heart-shaped pool. The champagne tower suite averages $440 per
night, which includes all meals and activities, and even a bottle of champagne on
The Propeller Island City Lodge in
Berlin, Germany, has no shortage of quirky quarters. From coffin beds to cages,
the rooms in this art project-turned-hotel offer varying levels of adventure.
Mirror Room is a favourite place for romance; the diamond-shaped space is
covered from top to bottom with mirrors of various shapes, turning it into a
life-sized kaleidoscope. Rooms start at 79 euros per person and each additional
person is 15 euros a night.
While the Mile High Club is usually reserved for couples who have done the deed
in an undersized airplane bathroom (at least 5,280ft above ground), lovebirds
have a (slightly) roomier option in southern California.
D&D Ballooning in Temecula and Magical Balloon Adventure
Rides in La Quinta offer prospective applicants
a chance to join the exclusive Mile High Club in a hot air balloon instead,
starting at $750. The 60- to 90-minute ride gives couples a private tent,
though a close-by captain pilots the basket a mile in the
air to make it official. Brave couples get commemorative pins or a certificate
at the end of the journey.