Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Where did the time go? We couldn’t think of a better reason to get away and wholly celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend than the fact that we just endured 2020. There has never been a better time to embrace winter’s arrival than today, especially for those who aren’t afraid of a little snowfall. After all, “the month of love” wouldn’t be the same without a healthy dose of outdoor exploration amid a winter wonderland, such as Maryland’s 2,300-acre Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge. After an hour or two of recreation, shopping, or sightseeing, the perfect place to unthaw is Osprey Point, a colonial-style masterpiece within steps of the Chesapeake Bay. As usual, guests can take full advantage of Osprey Point’s “Sweetheart Package,” a tantalizing bundle that’s sure to add an extra level of romance to an already stellar escape to historic Rock Hall.
The Sweetheart’s Package, a Playful Enhancement
Thankfully, Valentine’s Day lands on a Sunday this year, inspiring couples to book and plan a three-day weekend getaway to Osprey Point’s 30-acre waterfront estate. Optimize a two- or three-night stay in a 19th-century Farmhouse or a honeymoon-esque suite in the Main Inn by purchasing the Sweetheart’s Package. Upon arrival, you and your partner will be greeted with a bouquet of fresh flowers, six chocolate-covered strawberries (or a box of assorted chocolates), and a bottle of champagne or wine (most couples prefer the prosecco). Unplug and unwind in your spacious suite, some of which boast water vistas, a Whirlpool tub, a king-size bed, and a gas fireplace. Please keep in mind that in-room amenities vary as no two colonial-style rooms are identical.
A Seductive Culinary Experience
Much to the delight of foodies and casual diners alike, Osprey Point Restaurant is steps away from each accommodation. Our on-site restaurant is best known for its coastal cuisines, extensive wine cellar, and homemade desserts—an idyllic trio on Valentine’s Day! Start your long-awaited Valentine’s Day dinner with an hors d’oeuvre, such as oysters or fried calamari. Pair your entree with a bottle of vino from a prestigious European region. Entrees range from grilled salmon to seared scallops and brandied peppercorn filet mignon. Cap off your evening with a delicacy: turtle cheesecake.
February Romance in the “Pearl of the Chesapeake”
While you’ll rarely feel the urge to leave Osprey Point’s sprawling estate, it’s important to note that historic Rock Hall has something for every type of traveler. After an extensive jaunt through the aforementioned Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge, stroll into Java Rock Coffeehouse for a steaming cup of joe. It’s hard to imagine a more suitable mid-winter beverage than the “Brown Eyed Girl,” a rich mocha with an extra shot of espresso for good measure. Java Rock also offers mimosas “by the carafe,” as well as a healthy amount of regional wines and East Coast cigars.
Meanwhile, Sweet Cheeks Delightful Treats makes special Valentine’s Day goodies that taste extra delicious beside a gas fireplace. Call ahead to learn more about their selection of cakes, cupcakes, truffles, cookies, and doughnuts. When you’re not sipping on hot cocoa, strolling through a local history museum, or shopping in Rock Hall Village, we highly recommend the services of Andrew Wilkinson, a licensed massage therapist who gladly does “house calls” here at Osprey Point.