My wife turned (she won't thank me for saying) thirty-four on the weekend, so I took her to the Pool House Hotel for a couple of nights. To relax. To unwind. To get-away-from-it-all.
It's 180 miles west and quite a long drive - especially if you use Google Map, which I believe with absolute certainty, is determined to mess with me - but the great views along the way make it worhwhile.
As it turned out, we were the only guests in the seven-room hotel, so we had personal service throughout. The seven course meal each evening was perhaps a little rich for my blood - and I don't think The Wife appreciated the buckshot in her wood pigeon - but it made a welcome change from pizza and garlic bread.
I would definitely recommended it if you are ever looking for a romantic getaway this far north. Very peaceful: very quiet.
Of course, my wallet is a little lighter, but...