Love is in the air in Ellensburg! Begin planning out a special Valentine's Day now to show your loved one how much they mean to you. We've gathered up a few ideas to act as inspiration so that you can surprise your significant other with a thoughtful and sweet date that they will remember for years to come! All you have to do is make reservations and look forward to the ultimate date night come Valentine's Day!
1. "Wine and Dine" Your Sweetheart
Wine is an obvious addition to a romantic evening. Lucky for you, Ellensburg has a few exceptional wine bars that provide the perfect atmosphere for a date night out. Grapes and Crepes offers dim lighting, a sophisticated wine list, delicious food, and is a mellow environment that allows for unhindered conversation. BRIX Wine Bar is another lovely option, with an upbeat, edgy style to kick off a fun night. Other Ellensburg tasting rooms include Gard Vintners and Ellensburg Canyon Winery. Consider beginning your date at one of these bars for appetizers and wine to set the mood for the night or pack them all in with a wine bar crawl!
2. Discover Ellensburg's Public Art on an Evening Stroll
It may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Valentine's Day but roaming around the town can be quite romantic in the right company. Something about wandering around aimlessly brings an innocent feeling to the night, reminiscent of a first date. Take this time to check out the wonderful public art located all around Ellensburg and get to know more about your date (because there's always more to learn!). Grab a latte from D&M Coffee to warm your hands and hit the streets for some quality time with your better half to warm your heart!
3. Live Music at [ the pub ]
Head down to [ the pub ] by Iron Horse Brewery this Valentine's Day for a night of live music! Mellow R&B and rock covers and originals performed by Shoot Jake will set the mood for a memorable Valentine's Day. The show begins at 6:00pm, but with free admission it's sure to be packed so get there early! With the innovative craft beers Iron Horse is brewing up, any beer enthusiast would be impressed with this date night and the live music is an added bonus!
4. Go on an Adventure Together
Central Washington provides the perfect setting for a memorable day of adventuring with your partner. Choose one of the picturesque trails surrounding Ellensburg and head out to explore together. Make the day even more special by packing a picnic with a meal from their favorite restaurant in Ellensburg! Bring a few blankets and find a spot near a viewpoint to enjoy dinner while the beautiful Central Washington sun sets on a successful day with your better half. An evening hike with a sunset picnic is romantic and thoughtful, fitting for an adventurous Valentine.
5. Indulge in a Five Course Meal at Canyon River Ranch
Canyon River Grill and The Lodge at Canyon River Ranch invite you to enjoy five courses of edible excellence! Your significant other will be blown away by this impressive five course meal. Menu highlights include prime rib or baked sockeye salmon and a decadent dessert for two! Purchase tickets for the dinner and find more from the menu at https://www.canyonriver.net/.
Looking to plan a romantic weekend getaway to extend your Valentine's Day celebration? Reserve a suite at The Lodge at Canyon River Ranch. The facility is beautiful and offers a picturesque setting for a romantic weekend away.
*A limited number of tickets are available for Valentine's Day at Canyon River Ranch and time slots fill up fast.