Copperleaf named to 2011 Gayot top 10 best new restaurants

Copperleaf Restaurant, located at the Cedarbrook Lodge in Seattle, has been named as best new restaurant in the US by Gayot for its farm-to-table cuisine and commitment to locally sourced ingredients. The Copperleaf Restaurant seats only 30 people per sitting, so call for reservations in advance. It is worth the extra effort.

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Aire Castle Inn, Unplug Here

The Innkeepers at Aire Castle Inn understand that your stay is meant to be a relaxing and renewing time for couples. They will be happy to accommodate your breakfast preferences and are flexible with the serving time. (Perhaps you want to use this rare opportunity to sleep in, or have breakfast after your sunrise hike.)

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Vacation like royalty at Ireland’s Ashford Castle

It’s been almost 30 years since my now-husband and I first visited Ireland’s Ashford Castle, but the anniversary the hotel is celebrating might be just slightly more memorable: its 8th century of welcoming travelers.

There’s a fine promotion at the County Mayo luxury hotel that goes along with the celebration, and the good news is that it lasts through 2011. Guests who book two nights receive a complimentary third night, with the least expensive rates—about $615 for the three-night stay—good until March 31 and again from October through December.

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Romance and service star at Honor Mansion in Sonoma Valley

When it’s time for the three R’s—rest, relaxation, and romance—head to the heart of wine country and a small luxury resort in Healdsburg, California. Honor Mansion, nestled among the rolling hills of wine-producing Sonoma Valley, has just been named the Best Hotel for Service as well as the Best Hotel for Romance in the United States by 2011 Traveler Choice Awards at TripAdvisor.

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Three Chicago restaurants geared for romance

Chicago is known for its fine and ethnic dining scene so it is hard to go wrong when looking for a place to celebrate your love on Valentine’s Day or its weekend. However, to make the dine-out extra special, think ambiance, music or upscale. Because Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday in 2011, reservations are… Read More

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Half Moon-Rose Hall, Jamaica-Endless romance on Valentines Day

Imagine strolling hand-in-hand along a sandy crescent beach, dotted with palms, against a backdrop of whitewashed cottages at Half Moon on Jamaica’s northern coast. With 400 acres featuring beautifully landscaped gardens, the charming white washed cottages set along two miles of private white sand beach create the perfect environment for a Valentine’s Day celebration for 2011. Half Moon has been setting the pace for a luxury vacation in the Caribbean for over 50 years. If you are thinking of a destination wedding, vow renewal, honeymoon or romantic getaway, you will be walking in the footsteps of some very famous people from over the past 50+ years.

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