Gardner Village Blog Love is in the Air at Gardner Village
Tuesday Jan 31 2017

From horse-drawn carriages to handmade sweets for your sweetheart, you’re sure to find the perfect way to say “I love you” to anyone important in your life. Here are 7 fun ways to celebrate the season of amore at Gardner Village


1. Cottage Retreat Spa & Salon

Nothing says love like giving your beloved the gift of relaxation. Whether you purchase a gift certificate from Cottage Retreat Spa & Salon or choose to go together for the ultimate in couple’s paradise, Cottage Retreat is your destination! The (non-alcoholic) bubbly and strawberries are chilled. Your Bed of Roses Couple’s Massage and Couple’s Rosy Cottage Pedicures await! Check out the website for a complete list of options.


2. Chocolate Covered Wagon

Satisfy that sweet tooth with treats for everyone on your love list. Gardner Village is home to one of Utah’s most famous candy shops—Chocolate Covered Wagon. Here, you’ll find freshly-dipped fruits, covered in white, milk, and dark chocolate. You won’t want to miss out on the caramel apples and popcorn picks, either. Each is simply divine. For the younger loves, they have a full assortment of unique candy choices that are sure to make their day! 


3. The Kissing Bridge

Oh, sure, this is known as the Wishing Bridge. At least in the spring, when those enchanting woodland fairies land for the season. However, this time of year it’s unofficially known as the Kissing Bridge. You see, it’s a romantic little backdrop for a smooch. Snap a selfie while you’re at it. Then, return next year for a repeat performance. It will quickly become a lip-smacking tradition you’ll look forward to.


4. Naborhood Bakery

How about a sweet tart for your sweetheart? For a limited time, Naborhood Bakery is serving Valentine’s Day tarts that will win you some serious brownie points. Pick up an assortment and become known as the Cupid of your office, classroom, church, or any other group setting.


5. The Bead Farm

If you want to put your unique stamp on your Valentine design, a trip to The Bead Farm is in order. Here, you can choose from a colorful assortment of beads, hearts, charms, and other sweet nothings to create a true token of your love and appreciation for another. Not a beader? No problem. The helpful shop staff is always happy to walk you through things. (Pssstt... They have plenty of pre-made pretties avaialble also.) 


6. Archibald's Restaurant

It’s time to dine with your Valentine! Archibald’s Restaurant is dressed to impressed with happy heart decor and an intimate setting just right for your evening out.


7. The Farm

Saddle up. Your carriage awaits at The Farm. For the ultimate Valentine’s experience, we’ve combined several of our favorites into one memorable activity. The fun begins with a ride around The Village in a vintage carriage. You and your loved one will enjoy a half pound of decadent chocolate-covered strawberries from Chocolate Covered Wagon. To make the magic complete, you’ll the be whisked away to wine and dine with February's Dinner for Two special at Archibald’s Restaurant. The entire experience for you and your sweetheart is only $60. Times are available February 10th, 11th, 13th and 14th from 5-8pm, with carriages leaving The Farm every 10 minutes. Call 801.706.8189 to reserve your spot before they fill up! Giddy up! 

For more on the happy happenings going on this month at Gardner Village, including details on our Candy Heart 5K run, click here.

No matter how you choose to celebrate, we hope your Valentine’s Day is filled with special moments spent with the people you adore. Thanks for warming our hearts during these cold winter months. We love seeing you and celebrating the seasons with you!


Megan Hoeppner

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