Valentines Cabins – Romantic Tall Pines Inn is the perfect cozy destination for Valentines Day and Valentines weekend with your sweetheart.

Let the staff at TPI make your special day an extraordinary day! Tall Pines Inn will be open for Valentines Day and the weekend. Eureka Springs will be hosting a variety of fun events for visits to the historic town. Come check out the sights and sounds of Eureka and then take part in one or more of the events. For information on Eureka Springs happenings Click Here.

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Thinking Valentines Day?

What instantly comes to mind? Romance… chocolate… champagne… your sweetheart… bubble baths. Perhaps all of the above comes to mind and you would love to have it all in one place. At Tall Pines Inn we would love to help our guests find the perfect location to celebrate all the cherished traditions of Valentines.

Tall Pines will be providing a special Valentine’s Package that you can add at the time of making your reservation.

Included In the Valentine’s Day Pack (Price is Per Couple)

  • Candle light and rose petals
  • Dinner for two at the Grotto Wood-Fired Grill and Wine Cave
    • Dinner voucher is good for $75.00 per couple.
    • Tall Pines will coordinate your dinner time with you and make your dinner reservation.
  • Two Red Velvet Cupcakes (substitutions may apply)
  • Bedtime turn down service complete with chocolate and aperitif
  • Champagne

This package can be ordered while staying in any of our units.

NOTE: Grotto is open Friday-Sunday only until March 1st.

Our cabins are the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway. Be sure to reserve early. We have 6 suites with two-person jetted tubs but only 3 have heart-shaped jetted tubs! For pictures and information on all of our jetted tub suites, go to the Lodging or Book Now sections of the website.

Still curious about Valentine’s? Keep Reading…

Origins of Valentines

Valentines Day has one of the more interesting histories of all the holidays. February 14, all across the United States and other areas of the world, people exchange flowers and candy to commemorate their love in the name of Saint Valentine. So where do these traditions come from and who is the mysterious saint? Valentines is a holiday rooted in ancient Roman and Victorian customs, and has been around for centuries.

The month of February has long been celebrated for romance, however, little is known about the origin of Valentines Day and the patron saint. Valentine’s Day, as it exists today, contains only traces of the Christian and ancient Roman traditions from whence it came. This makes Valentines and its patron even more of a mystery. What was this ancient Valentines rite?

The Catholic Church acknowledges three different saints named Valentine whom are all martyred. Legend has it that Valentine was a priest during the rein of Claudius II in third century Rome. Claudius II outlawed young men from marriage so they were available as soldiers. Valentine felt this was injustice and continued to secretly marry young lovers. When Valentine was discovered, he was put to death.

Another story tells how Valentine was killed attempting to assist Christians escaping from brutal Roman prisons. Allegedly, the imprisoned Valentine sent the first “valentine” message himself when he fell in love with a young girl. It was speculated that the girl was the jailor’s daughter who fell in love with him. Just prior to his death, it is said he wrote one last message signed “From your Valentine,” the phrase is still in use today. The famous legends have kept Saint Valentine’s appeal as a heroic and romantic figure alive and well.

Some feel that Valentine’s Day is in the middle of February in order to celebrate the saint’s death which may have occurred about A.D. 270. Others feel that the Christian church made the decision to have St. Valentine’s feast day mid-February in order to “Christianize” the pagan celebration of Lupercalia. Celebrated February 15 (Ides of February), Lupercalia was the fertility festival held in honor of Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture.

Valentine’s Day: Day of Romance

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Lupercalia was held during the initial rise of Christianity but was later outlawed. It was determined to be un-Christian-like by Pope Gelasius and he declared February 14 the official Valentine’s Day. It wouldn’t be until much later that Valentine’s Day would be associated with love.

By the mid-18th century, Valentine’s Day enjoyed widespread celebration through the exchange of small gifts, handwritten cards, and other sentiments of affection. By 1900, pre-printed cards began to appear and took the place of hand written messages of love.

Esther A. Howland, known as the “Mother of the Valentine”, began selling the first mass-produced valentine cards in America. Howland’s little gems had real ribbons, lace, colorful print, and pictures called “scrap”. Today you can count on close to 1 billion Valentine’s Cards being sent every year, and second only to Christmas.

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