What does your ideal romantic getaway look like?

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which is a great time to book a dreamy mini vacation, but don’t let Valentine’s Day stop you from booking a romantic getaway with your significant other anytime this winter!

Below, we’ve outlined a list of 4 creative ways to make your romantic getaway fantastic and special for you and your honey. Ready to head north? Let’s go!


4 Ideas for the Perfect Up North Romantic Getaway

Once you’ve booked your stay up north, it’s time to get planning. On your day of travel, be sure to take your time getting here. Enjoy the trip! Stop along the way and make a day of it.

After you’ve arrived, kick back and enjoy the evening views of White Lake. Order dinner in, or perhaps go out on the town to grab a meal. Then rest up for your beautiful day ahead.


1. In the morning: Start the day with coffee and a good read.

After a restful night’s sleep, stroll just a few blocks over to Montague’s own independent bookstore, the Book Nook & Java Shop. Here, you’ll find tasty morning treats, a full menu of delicious lattes, and books and gifts galore.

Relax with your sweetheart and enjoy a cozy morning before heading out to discover the area. There are more shops and hideaways to enjoy in downtown Montague, or if the weather permits, you can even take a stroll over to downtown Whitehall for further exploration on foot!

2. When afternoon rolls around: Have an adventure.

For some, a romantic getaway adventure might be snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or ice skating. And if that’s the case, be sure to head to the nearby Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park. This park has everything you’ll need for exciting outdoor winter fun — if you’re feeling brave, you’ve got to try the luge!

For others who may prefer to stay indoors, that might mean taking time to discover more of the unique shops and galleries in and around downtown Montague and Whitehall.

No matter your tastes, you’ll find tons to peruse — from clothing and furniture to antiques, art, sporting goods, and more. Find a nice outfit to wear for the evening or some gifts to take home to the kids. You might even set out on your own for a while and make a plan to each pick out a small gift for the other.

And if you’re not shoppers? Not to worry. Consider walking out to Lake Michigan for a chilly (but beautiful!) stroll along the channel to view the White River Light Station or ice formations along the beach. Or, grab some popcorn and snacks and catch a movie. NorthStar Cinema in Whitehall always has the latest popular flicks for your viewing pleasure.

3. Once evening arrives: Sit down to a romantic dinner and drinks.

Once dinnertime rolls around, you’re sure to be ready for a warm meal to share with your sweetheart. Lucky for you, choices abound in both Montague and Whitehall.

For dinner with a view, check out Mylan’s Waterfront Grille in Whitehall. Or, head to Old Channel Inn for some delicious seafood and fish close to Lake Michigan. To ensure you get a table at the time of your choosing, consider calling prior to your trip to make reservations for Valentine’s day.

If you’re in the mood for an atmosphere that’s more relaxed, both Pub 111 and Oh Brothers Restaurant offer an eclectic mix of American fare and delicious drinks. In town, Bone Ends has award-winning BBQ and Tex Mex, and there are also plenty of breweries to choose from. Fetch Brewing Company is located in Whitehall, and North Grove Brewers is a Montague favorite. You might also check out a new brewery that’s just opened up in the area — Sawyers Brewing Company, offering craft beer and spirits.

4. At night: Head back to your guest room for some champagne, a roaring fire, and a soak in the Jacuzzi tub.

A relaxing end to the evening is easy when you have a Jacuzzi tub, a fireplace, and a beautiful view of the lake in your hotel room.

Grab a bottle of wine or some craft beer and some quick charcuterie items from Montague Foods next-door. Then, relax and unwind with a romantic night in. Of course, if there’s any way we can make your evening more enjoyable, please don’t hesitate to inquire with our front desk staff!

You Deserve a Memorable Getaway

Especially when you live in the Midwest, February can be one of the dreariest months of the year. Knowing there’s a day that’s all about love and romance, that’s full of beautiful pinks and reds and lovely roses and hearts … well, that’s comforting — and even inspiring! It’s a time we all should embrace.

We have a few amenity package specials for the entire month of February. Click the “Book Now” button and proceed to checkout to see what packages are available. 

So, take advantage of the warm fireplace and cozy jacuzzi. Book your getaway at The Weathervane Inn today and enjoy a long and relaxing getaway with your sweetheart. You deserve it!

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