Valentine’s Promotion: Celebrate Valentine’s With an Experience

What to do for Valentine’s… Do you have a plan yet?

Of course, there’s always chocolates. Statistics tell us that over 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolates are sold each year for Valentine’s Day.

Then there’s roses. 220 million of those are grown each year for the big day. Jewelry’s always an option. Or maybe he wants a new grill? Flat screen?

These are all certainly lovely ideas for celebrating Valentine’s with your sweetheart, but we have to ask one question: What’s love got to do with ‘em?

Read information about our current promotion below.


Stuff Vs. Experiences: Which One Brings More Happiness?

Of course, we all need some stuff. You can’t very well brave a southern Michigan winter without a good winter coat and boots! But when it comes to happiness, science tells us that experiences instead of things are ultimately more valuable.

This is all according to a study by researchers from Cornell University and the University of Colorado at Boulder who measured the levels of happiness in certain groups when those people were asked about experiences versus purchases and possessions. Not only did people remember past experiences more fondly than they did past purchases, but they also looked forward to future experiences more than they did to future purchases.

The researchers revealed several reasons for their findings. Most notably, they found that experiences reinforce relationships and make them more successful. After any unique experience, couples, for example, are likely to become happy and feel closer to their significant other as they reminisce about the event. As the researchers put it, experiences became a “meaningful part” of their identity together.

So what are you doing this Valentine’s? Will you make it an experience that you and your partner can enjoy and look back fondly on for years to come?


Make This Valentine’s an Experience

In the Middle Ages, it was generally accepted that February 14th was the first day of mating season for birds. In this way, they associated the day with love and romance. We’re not so sure that all birds are out and about yet in places like Grand Rapids or Holland (brr!), but the prospect of nesting up with your sweetie probably sounds pretty nice, huh?

Well, at The Weathervane Inn, we’d love to welcome you and yours to our lovely lakeside inn for Valentine’s!

Right now, the weather’s nice and chilly, making our in-room Jacuzzis the perfect respite from the cold. Most rooms also have their own private fireplaces and some with kitchens so that you can cook up a cozy meal and enjoy it with your sweetie next to a roaring hearth. Our favorite hometown grocery store Montague Foods is right across the street and stocked with everything you’ll need.


Dining in White Lake

Now, if you don’t feel like cooking on your Valentine’s getaway (and we get it) there are several lovely dining establishments to choose from in both Whitehall and Montague.

Try Villa Venafro for fine Italian Dining, Old Channel Inn for great fish dinners, or for just drinks, head to Fetch Brewing Company in downtown Whitehall.

For a great cup of coffee or perhaps a glass of wine, The Book Nook & Java Shop and Best Cellars Wine Bar is also a local favorite. On Valentine’s Day, The Book Nook is hosting a Winter Valentines Wine Dinner from 6:30-8pm. Each of the 5 courses will feature a different wine pairing. Reservations must be made in advance, and the cost is $45 per person or $85 a couple.


Current Promotion

Book a room today to take advantage of our 2017 Valentine’s Promotion. Stay with us two consecutive nights between Friday the 10th through Sunday the 12th, or Friday the 17th through Sunday the 19th, and you will automatically receive our Valentine’s Promotion that includes chocolates, wine, and a late checkout!

Booking Your Room

So what do you think? Are you ready for a romantic getaway to beautiful White Lake with your honey? Perhaps a morning walk on Lake Michigan, lunch in town and dinner by your own private fireplace? Whatever you plan, the choice is yours. Just remember to make it an experience to remember!

To book a room with us at The Weathervane Inn, simply head to our website and fill out the simple form at the top of the page. It takes only minutes to make your Valentine’s Day plans complete!

We look forward to seeing you soon at The Weathervane Inn!

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