And romance in the
and many other parts of the world. It is
believed that Valentine’s Day may have originated in the 5th Century
in Rome, while there are other
versions on how it may have begun at http://www.history.com/topics/valentines-day/history-of-valentines-day.
The first time I became intrigued with this holiday, I was in grammar school in the 1960’s and our teacher encouraged us to handout simple Valentine’s cards to each member of the class. When I went to middle school, this tradition ended. In high school, I met my real Valentine in my late teens and we’ve been exchanging cards and chocolates since then. We like to keep it simple because we both feel it’s more important to show our love and appreciation for each other every day with modest gestures.
Valentine’s Day weekend is also fun for us as innkeepers because we are fully booked at The Buttonwood Inn and have a lot company. During this cold winter weekend, Bill has both fireplaces roaring in the Living Room and Mount Surprise Room making it cozy for everyone. It gives me the chance to bake chocolate confections for afternoon tea service and make more creative gourmet breakfasts. Since I’ve been making breads lately, I plan to make a new sweet breakfast of Cinnamon Swirl French Toast stuffed with Hazelnut Chocolate, Slivered Almonds, and Bananas.
If you would like to join us next year, check out our Valentine Weekend Lovers Package and reserve online or call us at 1-800-258-2625/
For family, friends, and guests we will not see on Valentine’s weekend, we wish you a lovely and romantic one with your sweetheart.