by Dylan Taft
on Sunday, February 12th, 2012 at 11:58am.
Love is in the air in Ulster County, NY this Valentine's Day! There's no shortage of romantic places to dine, breathtaking views to see, or relaxing activities for a couple to do. Ulster County, NY is known to inspire passion; from master artists in the 1800's to a new generation experiencing free love in the 60's. The beautiful surroundings set the backdrop and each unique town has a great place to eat or have a drink with someone special. It's no wonder so many people enjoy Ulster County Living. Visitors tend to fall head over heels, and not want to leave. Hey with so much to see and do, what's not to love?
Pick Your Pleasure at Mohonk Mountain in New Paltz, NY
Few places are as beautiful as Mohonk Mountain in New Paltz, NY. You could arrive here the morning of Valentine's Day and spend the entire day (or week for that matter!) just having fun and relaxing. Located just outside the town of New Paltz, NY, the grand Hotel at Mohonk is like a castle from another era. Endless trails wind around Mohonk Mountain, offering sweeping views of Ulster County, NY & beyond, and dotted with charming gazebos and benches for a quiet rest with a companion. That's not all. The state-of-the-art, newly completed, Spa at Mohonk offers a variety of couple's massages to melt your cares away. Afterwards, relax and enjoy the luxurious facilities, from the outdoor, stone, hot tub, to the steam rooms, to the 1st Class His and Hers locker rooms to freshen up. In the evening you can wine and dine in the beautiful and expansive dining room, complete with stunning, panoramic views. Mohonk offers gourmet traditional dining (be sure to make a reservation!), an award winning wine list, and delicious specialty coffees. We guarantee that if you spend this Valentine's Day at Mohonk Mountain House, it will be one that you will never forget.
Views That Will Leave You Breathless in Highland, NY
You don't have to spend alot of money to have an Amazing Valentine's Day. In fact, you don't have to spend any money and still have a day to remember at the Walkway Over the Hudson in Highland, NY. Built from an abandoned railroad bridge that spans the Hudson River, it is now a pedestrian park open to the public, and has the distinction of being the tallest (212 feet) and the longest (1.28 miles) elevated walkway in the world! Recent mild weather continues to make a stroll on the Walkway a great option for a fun activity. The views of the Hudson Valley Region from the Walkway are absolutely amazing (and absolutely free!) making the Walkway our top choice for those looking for a frugal Valentine's Day! The park closes at 8pm (or dusk) so it's strictly a daytime affair, but you still have plenty of time to catch a romantic sunset with someone special!
A Chocolate Lover's Delight in Saugerties, NY
Chocolate is a staple of Valentine's Day! If your Valentine is a chocolate lover then be sure to visit Krause's Chocolates in beautiful Saugerties, NY! Krause's has been making hand-made chocolates for over 80 years, and their chocolate shop on Partition Street in Saugerties features shelves upon shelves of hand-dipped chocolates, each one more beautiful than the next. Krause's is just on of the neat little shops that make Main Street in Saugerties a really fun place to visit (and eat!) Give that Valentine with a sweet tooth the ultimate gift, a box of hand made Krause's Chocolates!
Just a Few More Reasons to Fall in Love With Ulster County, NY
These are just a few ideas we're throwing out there at Taft Street Realty, but there are endless options for a great Valentine's Day in Ulster County, NY. That's why Ulster County real estate is so attractive, because whether you want a fancy meal or an easy stroll, a relaxing day or a night out to remember, you can find it all here in Ulster County, NY!