ABIGAIL'S HOTEL IN VICTORIA AND WILLOWS LODGE IN WOODINVILLE
With my 25th wedding anniversary rapidly approaching and no ideas what to get for my wife, I spent hours scouring Luxury Link and other websites for ideas. When the Willows Lodge in Woodinville, Washington appeared as an auction item, I placed a bid and was elated to get the package. Not only are we getting four nights in a nicer suite with a fireplace and oversized whirlpool, but we're getting a welcome wine tasting, breakfast for two every morning, a lunch basket one day, $100 credit towards spa services or the restaurant, and full use of bicyles for riding nearby trails and wineries. There are close to sixty wineries in the vicinity and we're going to have a great time winery hopping. The deal clincher is that the Willows Lodge is located next door to the Herbfarm, arguably the top restaurant in the Pacific Northwest and one of the finest dining establishments in the country. We celebrated our tenth anniversary at the Herbfarm, and it will be great to celebrate our 25th there as well. Eating at the Herbfarm isn't a meal; it's an experience.
Shortly after buying this, I noticed an auction for a three night stay at the Abigail Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia. Aha! I could buy this and make our anniversay celebration a full week long. I bought this package, too, and it includes a bottle of champagne, chocolate-dipped strawberries and fresh flowers upon arrival, breakfast for two each morniing, appetizers each evening and a 60-minute couples massage.
I'm still working out the logistics of our trip, including the dates and whether or not we'll drive to Victoria from Oregon or take the ferry from Seattle, but it's going to be a great trip and I'm really looking forward to it. A trip such as this, with all of the amenities, should be very expensive, but thanks to Luxury Link, it's extremely affordable.
Message Edited by thepiranha on 06-25-2010 10:04 AM