Have An Affair With Chocolate In Highland, Illinois


Calling all chocoholics. Can't get through the day without candy? Do you pour more chocolate syrup than milk into your glass? Love chocolate chip cookies? In other words, do you dream in chocolate? Well, there is a place to make all your dreams come true. If you want to stay overnight in a candy store then you need to take a trip to The Chocolate Affair in Highland, Illinois.

Upon Arrival
Check in is after 4 p.m. Upon arrival there will be warm chocolate chip cookies and refreshments waiting.

Chocolate Fantasies
During your stay, there will be a chocolate basket in your room and you can enjoy a sample from the candy shop. Other perks that they offer include table/chair massages, manicures and pedicures. Two hours of massages must be booked for an appointment. Massage rates are $40/30 minutes or $70 for an hour. Manicures are $20 and pedicures are $30. They also offer roses by the dozen and by the stem. Another unique option for your stay is a chocolate covered wine bottle. There are three rooms available, The Chocolate Room, The Cocoa Room and the Peppermint Room. Check out is 11 a.m.

Slumber Parties
Ladies, gather your friends for a unique slumber party. Indulge in various kinds of chocolate and talk the night away. There are restaurants, shops and a movie theater within walking distance.

Handmade Chocolates
The Chocolate Affair offers handmade chocolates at $16 a pound plus tax and shipping. (This is if you order online and you can choose various quantities.) They offer several variations of the following: turtles, caramels, specialties (mint Oreo bark, almond butter toffee, chocolate dipped potato chips,etc), gourmet chocolate bars, butter creams, clusters, truffles and barks.

The Gift Shop
In the gift shop, you will find items from local crafters and artisans in the area including jewelry, soaps. soy candles, ceramics, etc.

How Much To Make These Dreams Come True?
You won't have to drop a lot of dough to make your loved one's chocolate fantasies come true. Room rates are $125 double occupancy and only $25 more for each additional person added to the room. If you are traveling on business and plan to stay, the rate is $80 based on single occupancy, continental breakfast included.

This would be a great trip for a romantic getaway, a girls weekend away or even a bachelorette party idea. So go on and make your chocolate dreams come true, no calories counted, I promise.

Carrie Lowrance is a freelance writer and author. She has lived in Illinois for twenty years. She has been published on The Huffington Post, She Is Fierce, Horkey Handbook, etc. She has also published two books of poetry, one children's book, and she writes her own personal finance blog.