Valentine’s Day is nearly here and love is in the air! Have you gotten your special someone that special something yet? If you read this and almost cried because oh-my-gosh-it-was-just-Christmas-and-where-did-January-go, I’ve got you covered.

I recently partnered with Northern Quest Resort & Casino and was invited to experience some of their signature experiences, and let me tell you, it was a weekend to remember. With a spa, dining and entertainment all in one place, it is the perfect stay-cation for any occasion (but especially one where you want to inspire a little romance)! Keep reading for a list of my 5 favorite things to do during a weekend at Northern Quest. If that doesn’t convince you to visit, I even added in a few of their current couples package listings!


Hour by Hour Plan

4:00 pm Check In

5:00 Enjoy the many hotel amenities

7:00 pm Romantic dinner at Masselow’s Steakhouse

10:00 pm Casino Play

12:00 pm Enjoy the best sleep you have had in a LONG time


Sleep in as long as you want

10:00 (ish) breakfast at Epic or order room service so you can stay in that comfy bed

11:15 Head to La Rive Spa for a massage, facial, mani/pedi, etc.

Enjoy a day of relaxation. You deserve it!

  1. The Spa

Who doesn’t love a good spa day? At Northern Quest’s La Rive Spa, your relaxation is their ultimate priority. Between the dry cedar sauna, Jacuzzi room, experiential showers, and incredible menu of services, you will never want to leave. (I know I didn’t!) Looking to amp up the romance? Book a massage for two in the couples’ suite which features a luxurious oversized bath, fireplace and private bathroom.

  1. The Dining

Northern Quest offers over a dozen different dining opportunities to cater to whatever you are craving! But when looking for the perfect Valentine’s dinner, don’t forget to make reservations at Masselow’s Steakhouse. With a menu offering the best cuts of meat, decadent fish, incredible appetizers and sides, and even a few vegetarian options, this is sure to be a hit. I highly recommend you order the crab legs and don’t forget about cheesecake for dessert! For breakfast, try Epic’s Waygu Meatloaf Breakfast Wrap.



  1. The Rooms

If you’ve never had a love affair with a mattress, let me introduce you to the Northern Quest Resort rooms, where the beds are so comfy you just might never want to leave. Also, you’ll want to try out their open glass showers with adjustable body jets – total game changer.


  1. The Entertainment

With hundreds of Vegas-style slot machines, table games, poker, keno and off-track betting, you are sure to never exhaust your options. Gambling isn’t your thing? No problem! Northern Quest offers concerts and shows multiple times a month, and their nightlife is unrivaled. Impulse nightclub will provide hours of dancing, while The Lounge at Masselow’s, Liquid, and the Turf Club offer a more laid back environment. Looking for that perfect night-cap? Check out Legends of Fire for fine spirits and cigars.


  1. The Amenities

Covered Parking? Check. Great customer service? Check. Amazing gym? Check. Spacious pool and Jacuzzi? Double Check.

A Few of My Favorite Current Packages:

The Romance Package: Includes a room for an evening, a $75 dining credit, 20% off spa services in La Rive, turndown services with Caramels, a bouquet of roses and a bottle of wine with keepsake glasses.

The Unpack and Relax Package: Includes a room for an evening, a $100 spa credit, La Rive welcome bag, and turndown service with caramels.

The Jackpot Getaway Package: Includes a room for an evening, a $40 reward play, a $40 dining credit, and two coupons for 2:1 payout when you hit Blackjack.

The Eat and Win Package: Includes a room for an evening, a $50 dining credit, a $10 reward play, two coupons for 2:1 payout when you hit Blackjack and turn-down service with caramels.