A Starry-Eyed Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day has a diversity of origin stories, ranging across the traditions of Christianity, paganism, and consumerism. And the way we observe the holiday is equally varied: from donning our finest cocktail attire and languishing over a multi-course meal, to settling in on the couch in our comfiest casuals and sharing a box of heart-shaped chocolates.
Regardless of how we typically spend our fourteenth of February, we can all agree that “love,” in its simplest and most genuine terms, deserves celebration. At Fogo Island Inn, we’ll be marking the occasion by saluting the eternal, the universal: the stars.
Join us February 14 - 16 for a stay marked by moments that will leave you starry-eyed, including invigorating winter hikes, moonlit dips in the rooftop hot tubs, memorable meals shared in the Inn’s dramatic Dining Room, and quiet hours spent weather-watching by the woodstove. And with each passing sunset comes the opportunity to look up into a sky of dazzling stars and celestial bodies, undiluted and uninterrupted.
Embark on a guided night hike to the nearby lookout of Clarke’s Head. From this vantage point, gaze North upon the peaceful twinkle of the community of Joe Batt’s Arm before turning southward for a limitless view of the speckled night sky. Hot drinks will remain close at hand as our guide helps you identify constellations and alerts you to passing shooting stars. Weather permitting, hop abroad a snowmobile with a knowledgeable Community Host for a brisk jaunt through the Island’s otherwise silent and wild interior. Between the tree line of a darkened forest and the edge of a frozen pond, stand in awe of the unending world above. (And there’s no need to worry about having all the appropriate winter attire; the Inn’s inventory of guest gear is always available for borrowing.) Finally, and only when your adventure feels complete, traipse back to the Inn, grab a drink from the bar, and commandeer the Inn’s telescope for a close-up look at what you just witnessed.
Travel solo, with your sisters, with a parent, or with a partner and look skyward this Valentine’s Day at Fogo Island Inn.
The full board, two-night itinerary for A Starry-Eyed Valentine’s Day stay includes all meals, land excursions, and full use of the Inn’s facilities like the rooftop hot tubs, saunas, cinema, and more.
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