Looking for something romantic and unique to do this Valentine’s Day? Bed and Breakfast Inns of Missouri has great ideas to shake up your normal card and flowers routine this year. Keep reading for a few unique ideas you can enjoy together in February for a Valentine’s you won’t forget!
Guided Bison Saunter
Saturday February 5th, 2022
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Prairie State Park
128 Northwest 150th Lane
Mindenmines, MO 64769
Can you imagine how surprised your special someone will be when you take them on this adventure of a lifetime? You’ll get to walk through beautiful tallgrass prairie land and see bison! Check out this description from Visit Missouri…
“Prairie State Park will have a Guided Bison Saunter on Saturday, Feb. 5, starting at the Regal Tallgrass Prairie Nature Center at 1 p.m.
“What is a ‘saunter’?” you say? According to Merriam-Webster, “saunter” means “to walk about in an idle or leisurely manner : STROLL” (that is, to walk at a slower pace to take in all the surroundings). That sounds better than a hike. Come out and get that “prairie feeling” from centuries past, and while you are at it, get some exercise. Prairie State Park encompasses almost 4,000 acres of tallgrass prairie, which once covered 33% of Missouri. Now, less than half of 1% remains.
Visitors should be prepared for at least a two mile saunter over uneven terrain in winter conditions. Since we won’t know the location of the bison until the morning of the event, bringing water and snacks and wearing sturdy footwear is recommended. The wind can be rather nasty this time of year; be sure to dress for it. Masks are recommended for the unvaccinated.
Due to the unique and rare diversity of life preserved at Prairie State Park, pets are not allowed on park trails, EXCEPT for Path of the Earth People and Path of the Sky People trails. Bison graze freely in the park, and this regulation protects both you and your pet. You are welcome to bring your leashed pet to the park’s campground and picnic area, but must follow Missouri State Parks’ pet rules. This applies to all types of pets except service animals assisting people with disabilities.
Registration for this event is required, and there is a limit of 25 participants. Call 417-843-6711 to register.”
Historical Chocolate Making Demonstration
Saturday February 12th, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Nathan and Olive Boone Homestead State Historic Site
Ash Grove, MO 65604
Have you ever wondered exactly how chocolate is made? The chocolate making process is beautiful and can be a fun way to take “a box of chocolates” to the next level. Check out this info from Visit Missouri…
“Join the interpreter at Nathan and Olive Boone State Historic Site for a historical chocolate demonstration on Saturday, Feb. 12. Discover the art of chocolate making and its role on the traditions of Valentine’s Day in the 19th century. Visitors will observe each step of the chocolate making process, from cacao pod to flavored chocolate. This event is free and open to the public.”
Chocolate Wine Trail – Hermann Wine Trail
February 19th – 20th, 2022
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Hermann Wine Trail
150A Market St.
Hermann, MO 65041
What is more quintessential Valentine’s Day than chocolate and wine? You’ve got to check out this event…
“On February 19 & 20, 2022, the seven Hermann area wineries will host the Chocolate Wine Trail, where the wineries have paired luscious chocolate creations with their wines. Participating wineries; Adam Puchta, Bias, Curling Vine, Dierberg Star Lane, G. Husmann, Hermannhof, and Röbller.
The $30 ticket price includes a souvenir wine glass. Purchase tickets in advance online at www.HermannWineTrail.com or call the Hermann Chamber of Commerce at 573-486-2313 for tickets. For general wine trail information call 573-294-2228.”
(Photo: Hermann Hill Vineyard Inn & Spa)
Whatever you decide to do during the day, make sure you’re coming back to somewhere cozy, comfortable, and beautiful at the end. Don’t stay in a stale hotel or just go back home! Stay in a luxurious bed and breakfast where you can relax in a beautiful setting and our welcoming innkeepers will cook you a fresh, delicious breakfast in the morning. Many of our inns also have romance packages you can add to your stay that include refreshments, massages, chocolate-covered strawberries, and more! Find your perfect inn and book it today for the best Valentine’s Day in Missouri.
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