With continued travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Valentine’s Day weekend is the perfect time to consider a well-deserved staycation celebration with your loved one. When you stay, dine, and play in Cumberland Valley, you are not only guaranteed to have a good time, you are also supporting local businesses hit hard by the pandemic. However you choose to celebrate, your Valentine’s Day getaway in the Cumberland Valley promises to be a day or weekend of fun.

Chocolate

First things first. Before we provide stay, dine, and play suggestions, the most important aspect of Valentine's Day is chocolate and Cumberland Valley has some of the best chocolates around. 

Assorted chocolates from Brittle BarkBrittle Bark, Mechanicsburg

Chocolate-covered pretzels, cookies, and graham crackers plus handmade chocolate and gourmet brittles give your plenty of options.

Cocoa Creek Chocolates, Camp Hill

Imaginative flavors and international chocolates are combined to make mouth-watering truffle collections. For a truly unique and memorable gift, try the limited-edition SOUL MATES collection for Valentine's Day! 12 distinctive handmade truffles, each one inspired by a character from our favorite romantic movies and books. Includes a story card describing the inspiration for each truffle. Choose a 12-piece (1 of each flavor) or 24-piece (2 of each) box with a beautiful bow.

Exquisite Chocolates, Carlisle

This boutique chocolate shop features mouthwatering selections of some of the finest gourmet chocolates in the world. Try the Neuhaus limited edition Love Letter Box featuring 15 heart-shaped Belgian chocolate pralines in 3 delicious flavors.

Georgie Lou's Retro Candy

In addition to their large selection of retro, modern, gourmet, and handmade candy, Georgie Lou's offers chocolate-covered strawberries each February. Order 4, 6, or 12 strawberries dipped in milk, dark, or white chocolate -- with our without gourmet toppings. NOTE: Strawberries must be pre-ordered online and are only available for curbside pickup between 2 pm and 4 pm on February 13 and 14.

Macris Chocolates, Lemoyne

Macris offers over 100 varieties of homemade chocolates from their bulk showcase, boxed chocolates, and special gift boxes, including their Valentine's Day Cocoa Bomb Trio.

Mummert Chocolates, Carlisle

A display case featuring 36 varieties of assorted homemade milk and dark Swiss chocolates will satisfy any sweet tooth cravings.

Click here to read more about Cumberland Valley's Chocolate Paradise.

Stay & Dine

1794 The Whiskey Rebellion1794 The Whiskey Rebellion and Comfort Suites Downtown Carlisle

Comfort Suites Downtown Carlisle and its on-site restaurant, 1794 The Whiskey Rebellion, are running a special promotion for Valentine’s Day. Call 717-960-1000 to reserve.

  • Overnight stay in a premium king suite room
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Box of chocolates upon arrival
  • $50 off your dinner for 2 at The Whiskey Rebellion
  • Package price: $149 per couple (excludes tax and gratuity); limited availability

If you don't want to stay overnight, 1794 The Whiskey Rebellion is open for Valentine's Day dinner from 4 pm to 9 pm.

The Barn Restaurant

The Barn Restaurant at Allenberry Resort will officially reopen on February 12. On Valentine’s Day weekend, hours are 4 pm to 10 pm on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, Valentine’s Day, hours are 11 am to 2 pm for brunch and 4 pm to 8 pm for dinner. If you can’t make it for Valentine’s Day weekend, The Barn will continue to be open every Friday and Saturday from 4 pm to 10 pm and every Sunday from 11 am to 2 pm. You can also plan a romantic break with an overnight stay at their modern lodges, cozy cottages, and more.

The Smith Steiner

Relax in the beautifully-detailed rooms at this upscale bed and breakfast in downtown Carlisle and stroll to nearby downtown restaurants. Luxurious add-ons such as an in-room massage, handmade chocolates, and champagne, make your stay extra romantic!

Dine

THEA outdoor dining bubbleTHEA

What better way to celebrate a day of love than with brunch and bubbly in a bubble? THEA’s is open from 9 am to 2 pm. BYOB. Reservations are encouraged. Call 717-791-0100.

Valley Bistro

Valley Bistro is offering reservations on both Friday and Saturday evening for Valentine’s Day weekend. These reservations will be staggered. Remember:

  • Valley Bistro is BYOB.
  • This event will be white linen, formal dining in their events room with table service.
  • Reservations can be as small as 2 and up to 10.
  • Delicious menu featuring an appetizer, salad, entrée, and dessert.
  • Romantic and intimate atmosphere. Perfect for couples, friends, or larger parties.
  • Valley Bistro will follow all COVID-19 protocols.
  • Takeout is available.

Be sure to check with your favorite restaurants to see if they are offering a special food or drink menu for Valentine's Day. If you don't feel comfortable dining out, order takeout order or buy a gift card to use later. Click here to learn more about how you can support our local restaurants and be sure to share your Valentine's meal on social media using #CVEats.

See & Do

Autobahn Indoor SpeedwayAutobahn Indoor Speedway

Autobahn is offering two fun packages in the week leading up to Valentine's Day. Their Axes Not Exes package includes axe throwing and auto racing. They also have a Buy 2, Get 2 Free racing package for you and your sweetheart. The packages are available from February 8 through February 14 and must be booked online.

Benchfield Farms

Benchfield Farms is offering romantic carriage rides through downtown Carlisle on Saturday and Sunday during Valentine’s Day weekend. If you are looking to add a special touch, book either the Ride & Wine package or the Ride and Nothing Sweeter package.

Luhrs Performing Arts Center

You don’t have to leave the comfort of your home to enjoy a romantic evening. The Luhrs Performing Arts Center is offering a “Love by Request” virtual concert by Jim Brickman over Valentine’s Day weekend.

More Suggestions

Find more Valentine's Day suggestions including gift ideas and suggestions for a romantic evening at home.