Your love life doesn’t have to cool down with the weather. From sweet treats to B&Bs, we’ve compiled a list of ideas to help you create a perfect day with your special someone right here in Isabella county.


  • Enjoy an evening of comedy with Central Michigan University’s Trap Door Improv. Admission is free for performances at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Feb. 9 in Moore 102 on CMU’s campus. Click here for event details. ($)
  • Fall for each other all over again with an ice skating date at Isabella County Events (ICE) Arena. Admission is $5 per person. If you need to rent skates, they’re available for an additional $3. Looking for an even better bargain? On Wednesdays, during the 3 to 4:30 p.m. open skate, admission is half off and skate rental is $2.50. All times for open skate can be found here. ($)
  • With award-winning wines and gourmet pizza, Currant Mist Winery, Tasting Room & Restaurant in Shepherd is a must-see. Their menu includes classic, specialty, and dessert pizzas with dough made from scratch. Visit Currant Mist during their business hours Wednesday through Sunday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. ($)
  • Explore your crafty side with your partner while taking part in a guided art event at Roz’s Diner on Saturday, Feb. 9. All art materials are provided by the host, Mama Bair Art, just bring yourself, your partner, and your drink of choice. Click here for further event details and payment options. ($$)

  • Give your special someone a sweet surprise with a cupcake bouquet from Robaire’s Bakery. For just under $20 you get seven cupcakes decorated to look like a floral bouquet. ($$)

  • Enjoy a “Starry Night” on Valentine’s Day. In a guided painting event hosted by Art Reach of Mid-Michigan, you and your significant other can create a rendition of Vincent van Gogh’s famous painting in diptych form. The two finished paintings can be displayed side-by-side to show a continuation of the imagery. Art materials and two canvases will be provided, just bring yourselves and your favorite beverages. Click here for pricing and more event details. ($$)

  • Experience Vodka Pasta with your special someone at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort. Enjoy live performances, specialty drinks made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and Italian themed food at the casino on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. For ticket prices and information click here. ($$)

  • Plan the perfect romantic getaway at The Gingko Tree Inn Bed & Breakfast. The 1900s Victorian-style home is within walking distance of the shopping district, restaurants, bars, and coffee shops in downtown Mt. Pleasant. Reservations during February 13th through the 16th will have for their room complimentary champagne or wine, roses, and a heart-shaped chocolate ganache cake made by Candy’s Creations. Call (989) 773-8733 or check here for availability. ($$$)

  • Six years ago high school sweethearts Jim and Krista Pohl opened Pohl Bison Bed & Breakfast out of their Amish-built log home in Rosebush. For a posh, yet rustic winter getaway, rooms can be rented on Fridays and Saturdays.

    In addition to the B&B, the Bison Horn Gift Shop is operated out of the home’s walkout basement and they sell various bison meat such as jerky, brisket, and summer sausage. The shop is open by appointment. If you’d like to pick up a gift of bison meat for a special carnivore in your life, their products can also be found at the Doherty Hotel in Clare, GreenTree Cooperative Grocery in Mt. Pleasant, and Nature’s Gift Organic Market in Midland. ($$$)