Beyond Love Notes + Roses: Valentine's Day Experiential Gifts

Valentine's Day is coming! Traditional gifts of flowers and chocolates are nice, but consider giving an experiential gift that will create lasting memories. Here are five ideas Topnotch Resort can help you with to make your Valentine's Day extra special.

For the Explorer & Adventurer

A romantic weekend getaway: Surprise your loved one with a trip to the Vermont mountains in our boutique hotel. You both will have a chance to relax, unwind, and explore towns, trails and experiences while being cared for by our staff. Let us suggest an ice climbing excursion in Smuggler's Notch with Sunrise Mountain Guides.

For the Foodie + Mixologist

The tastes of Vermont never disappoint. As you drive to Topnotch for dinner at The Roost (where you can order a curated cheese plate featuring the best cheeses in Vermont), stop by a number of the award-winning breweries and distilleries Vermont features. The Alchemist and von Trapp Brewing are both close by in Stowe. Rock Art, Ten Bends Brewing and Lost Nation Brewing are just a town over, and the world-renowned Hill Farmstead is less than an hour away. Smuggler's Notch Distillery, Green Mountain Distillers and Caledonia Spirits (featuring Barr Hill Gin) are along the popular drive routes to Topnotch Resort (and worth the stop). We’ll toast to that.

For the Self-Care Guru 

Give the gift of relaxation with a spa day...for two! Treat your loved one to a massage, facial, or other spa services and join in with a couple’s treatment for side-by-side massages to treat yourself as well. Or peruse the product lines the spa offers and bring the products home for a spa day anytime.

For the Fitness Fanatic

Just for Valentine's Day, participate in our Valentine's Yoga Classes on February 11 and 14 to open the heart asanas and care for one another...or yourself! For something a bit more intense, try a couple’s yoga personal training or tennis lesson. Our fitness trainers and tennis instructors offer great individual coaching and shared training techniques.

For the One Impossible to Buy For

When they have everything, what's left? An experience they can customize for themselves based on how they are feeling that day. How do you do that? With a gift card to Topnotch Resort - they can plan a vacation, escape for the day, indulge at The Roost, relax in The Spa or level up at the Topnotch Tennis Academy. Either way, they get something they love and you provided the escape they deserve.

No matter which experiences you choose, you’ll be sure to make them feel special with your thoughtfulness and time together.