Mahoney State Park held its annual Valentine’s Day Special Feb. 10 -14 . Seventy couples reserved packages for the special event. The special could be added on for an additional $50 to any lodge room or cabin reserved. The package included a meal for two at the Mahoney Grille restaurant, a complimentary couples photo and a gift package loaded with numerous items and goodies.
The entrée selections for the meals included slow roasted prime rib, KC Strip, center cut sirloin, beef medalions, roasted chicken, wood fire grilled salmon, or fettuccine alfredo. Each meal was served with a house or Caesar salad, sautéed green beans, and choice of potato. Dessert selections for each meal included the choice of New York style cheesecake, crème brule, carrot cake, or brownie ala mode.
The gift packages in the room included one longstem red rose, two 10 oz. souvenir wine glasses with the parks emblem and logo, a lucky bucket brewing 16 oz. beer glass, a small heart shaped box of bakers chocolates, a 2 liter bottle of diet pepsi with a heart shaped logo, one 2013 NEBRAKSAland calendar, one special issue of NEBRASKAlands magazine, one bottle of sparkling grape juice, and a gift bag loaded with various items from local business and partners over 26 items were included in the gift package.
New to the special this year the park had carriage rides available for guests to enjoy. Dionne Gioia of Not Forgotten Farms offered 20 minute carriage rides through the park for $10 per person. She provided a romantic carriage ride to 51 couples during the Valentines Special.
Brit Ball in Cabin 29 left the following comments about her experience:
“The Carriage ride was a nice surprise addition. We enjoyed it very much. Again, a great value for the price. The meal—so many choices; so well done! We we’re impressed with the Parker’s hands-on supervision and desire that everyone have a good experience. The park staff should be commended for all of their extra efforts. The picture taking and packaging was well done.
This is our second stay here. We have been Very impressed with your park! The staff is always helpful and pleasant. The facilities are always well-maintained and run. We have been telling our friends about Mahoney State Park (and will continue to!) Thanks for the great experience.”
P.S. The snow was an extra romantic bonus.