Romantic Getaways in the Enchanted Mountains

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Treat your sweet to a romantic getaway in the Enchanted Mountains.  Where Do You Want To Stay?

February is here and if you're in the mood for love, then the Enchanted Mountains is the place for you.  Not only are there so many "love at first sight" places to see and activities you will fall "head over heels" for, there are plenty of places to stay that will "sweep you right off your feet"!

Take the time to slow down and spend your time with the one you love.   Allegany State Park has new cottages at Parallel and Bova Trails.  These cottages are deluxe and include a bathroom with shower, kitchen, dining room, and bedrooms.  Bring some food, a couple of board games and your winter gear for a day full of fun hiking or exploring the Art Roscoe Trail System.  Call the Park for details at 716 354-9121 or reserve online at  The Art Roscoe Loppet ski races are happening the weekend before Valentine's Day as well. 

When thinking of a romantic getaway, the Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino might not come to mind, but they have several packages designed to provide just  that!   Try the "Pamper Yourself" Package which includes a 50 minute relation massage or customized facial at the Spa, or the "Getaways Worth Sharing" Package offering a overnight in one of the deluxe rooms and a $100 resort credit so you can enjoy a lovely meal at Patria or the Western Door Steakhouse.  Go to for even more packages!

If you're looking for a hassle free retreat and don't want to pack up a whole carload, book your stay at The Woods at Bear Creek in Franklinville.  Try out "glamping", the ideal way to make your snookums swoon.  Each cabin has a porch, bedroom, large screen tv, full shower and all the perks like in-cabin dining.  Set amongst the woods, the restaurant overlooking the lake will also be the perfect backdrop for romance.  Indulge in entrees like NY Strip Steak or Pan Seared Chicken Breast with only a short trip back to the cabin or as mentioned dine in!  Menu options are listed online at

Old fashioned kind of guy or gal?  Try staying at a historical Victorian home that was originally built in 1896!  The Gallets House Bed and Breakfast in Allegany has original family photos and heirlooms displayed throughout, 5 rooms all with private baths to choose from, and even an option of a whirlpool tub.  Fill up before you leave with a lavish gourmet breakfast.   The Old Library Bed and Breakfast in Olean was constructed in 1895 and was the first Bed and Breakfast Inn in Olean.  Oak woodwork, parquet floors and antique furnishings will provide a warm and inviting atmosphere.  Not to mention it is right in the center of Olean, next to mouth-watering restaurants like the Beef-n-Barrel, and close to plenty of activities like shopping, movies and more!  View the rooms at or

Experience complete seclusion while staying at Aim High Cabins, located on 120 private acres, amidst the peace, beauty and tranquility of the rolling hills of Western New York.   Bring your sweetheart, clothes, and food while they provide the rest.   Completely immerse yourself in togetherness, as there are no televisions here.  This is for those looking to get away with just each other and see beautiful views!  Arboretum on the Blue Hill in the northern edge of the County.  Four different options to stay in, the properties are on 335 acres, located on back country roads with peace and quiet.  Explore nature as you walk to the two small lakes or ponds viewing wildlife that includes the occasional American Eagle.  Take in the stars and beautiful sunsets as you gaze into each other's eyes.  "Arboretum" is a sanctuary or safe place for trees and plants, however it could be for you too!   Call 652-4206 for more information.

Holiday Valley is offering a Valentine's Package as well from Feb 13-16.  You get overnight accomodations, a lift ticket each for 2 adults (Valid 3pm arrival day to 4:30 departure day), a wine and cheese basket delivered to your room and $100 in Spa Credit (reservations are needed). 

There are many more options for you to create a lovely Valentine's Day or Anytime Stay in the Enchanted Mountains.  Cattaraugus County, also known as the Enchanted Mountains of Western New York are Naturally Yours to discover and stay in!  

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