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Indulge Your Valentine with Historical Romance, Gourmet Food & Pampering, in Richmond, Indiana

Enter into a by-gone era, full of Victorian flair and elegance, and indulge your “Sweetheart”, during Valentine Weekend.† Check into one of Richmondís lovely inns, Phillip W. Smith or Martha E. Parry B&B, which include king size bedrooms, private baths, and an evening dessert and full gourmet breakfast —

Historical photos of the Phillip W. Smith and Martha E. Perry Bed & Breakfasts, in Richmond

The grounds of the beautiful Gaar Mansion

Then, enjoy a leisurely tour and box lunch at the Garr Mansion, a beautiful 1876 Victorian mansion furnished with original family belongings.
Youíll be sure to unwind and let go of all stress at the Canteberry Salon & Day Spa, a 1903 house of grandeur. Gift certificates for a couples massage are
High tea will be presented at Arden Hearth, an 1833 Victorian home that hosts artistic, literary and musical gatherings.

Finish off the evening in grand style at the Gennett mansion with a five course gourmet meal served in this lovingly restored 1898 Colonial Revival mansion.

Also included is a voucher for a 10% discount to the Olde North Chapel, a historic chapel available for private events and weddings. Hmmmm, renew your vows, perhaps?

This night and full day of luxurious pampering and celebration of romance is offered Friday, February 11 and/or Saturday, February 12 for $384. Call 800-966-8972 to book your package now!

If you want to plan†just a romantic†evening, not an overnight visit,†dine at†the Gennett Mansion or J&J Winery. The beautiful Genntt Mansion is offering a Five Course Gourmet Cuisine Dinner†on Friday and Saturday, February 11th and 12th and a Champagne Sweetheart Dinner on Monday the 14th. Call 765.935.0055 for more info and a menu.

J&J Winery, located at 3415 National Road West, between Richmond and Centerville, is offering a†romantic meal for two, by reservation only on Feb. 11 & 12., for $50/couple and includes choice of Salmon and rice pilaf or Steak and twice baked potato, with salads. Call 765.965.9463 for more info or visit

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Written by : Clare Seffrin Bond, a writer, life coach and marketing specialist, lives and works in Richmond, Indiana. A native of Wayne County, Clare enjoys exploring the historical sites of the area, as well as the many new locations offering excellent cuisine and live music.