Romance is Never "Off Season" at the Beacon House

Cooler temperatures make way for couples to truly enjoy the romance of the beach.  The hectic crowds of summer have gone until next year.  They leave behind a palpable sense of peacefulness in their wake. 

The chilly evenings are made for a long hot soak in the whirlpool tub and snuggling into our soft down comforters.  Picture yourself waking to the smell of coffee brewing and padding downstairs to enjoy a sumptuous breakfast prepared especially for you.  The morning brings a crisp breeze that breaks into a warm sunny afternoon.  Imagine miles of unoccupied sandy shoreline perfect for a secluded walk on the beach.

Enjoy a night out in Wilmington complete with a ride in a horse drawn carriage through downtown. Experience a spectacle of Christmas lights on a moonlit stroll through “Enchanted Airlie” where the historic gardens dress up for the holidays.  Our best restaurants are still open and you will find it much easier to get a table without a wait. 

The Beacon House Inn offers a relaxing romantic getaway for all seasons. We will work with you to provide the” little extras”(like fresh flowers, a special bottle of wine) that turn a simple getaway to the beach into a memorable occasion.

To add to the romance here is a receipt for chocolate covered strawberries

6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
3 ounces white chocolate, chopped
1 pound strawberries with stems, washed and dried very well

Put the semisweet and white chocolates into two separate heatproof medium bowls.  Fill two saucepans with approximate 2-4 inches of water and bring to a simmer.  Turn off heat and set the bowls of chocolate over the water to melt.  Stir until melted and smooth.

Once melted, remove from the heat.  Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.  Holding the strawberry by the stem, dip the fruit into the dark chocolate, lift and twist, letting excess chocolate fall back into the bowl.  Set strawberries on the paper.  Repeat with the rest of the strawberries.  Dip a fork in the white chocolate and drizzle the white chocolate over the dipped strawberries.

Set the strawberries aside until the chocolate sets.

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