Roses are red. Violets are blue. Another boring bouquet doesn't bode all that well for you. Save the florist some baby's breath this year and plant your own seeds of romance during an overnight weekday stay in Chittenden, Vermont's Mountain Top Inn & Resort.
Enjoy a dreamy one-night stay for two, Sundays through Thursdays from now until July 30 or on Friday or Saturday May 25 or 26, in a Classic Lodge Room ($149) with a queen-size bed, a Luxury Room ($199) with a king-size bed, oriental rugs, and private sitting area, or a Luxury Suite ($249) with a king-size bed, wrought-iron fireplace, kitchenette, and whirlpool tub.
Want to linger a little longer in your lover's paradise? Opt for a three-night stay for two, Sundays through Thursdays from now until July 30 or Friday through Saturday on May 25 and 26, in a Classic Lodge Room ($449), a Luxury Room ($599), or a Luxury Suite ($749)—the additional three-course dinner for two and the hour-long trail ride on horseback for two is no trifle. Book as many Escapes as you like—vouchers can be combined for unlimited nights of stay.
You'll find a modern lodge feel in the earthy décor and rich, dark woods in all of the rooms. As a member of the Vermont Fresh Network and a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner in 2010, the inn's Chef Casey will cultivate a daily gourmet breakfast and afternoon refreshments, compliments of your Escape.
Take some time to smell the roses and step outside into the 350-acre wilderness amid the Green Mountain National Forest to see nature in full bloom. Walk to the private beach—access to kayaks, canoes, and paddleboats are included. Later, take a guided trail ride on horseback, provided for all Escapees.
"Situated on  lovely ridge-top acres, this [lake]-side property sports one of New England's best views," says Frommer's review of Mountain Top Inn & Resort. "[It provides] a relaxing, summery feel, from the expansive front porch of Adirondack chairs to croquet games and horse rides."
The seeds for a serene Escape have been planted—just be sure you pick this one before it wilts at week's end.
PAID VALUE DOES NOT EXPIRE
PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON July 30, 2012
The Mountain Top Inn and Resort
One- or Three-Night Stay for Two in a Classic Lodge Room ($149 or $449), a Luxury Room ($199 or $599), or a Luxury Suite ($249 or $749), Sundays through Thursdays, from Now Until July 30 or May 25 or 26
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