Valentine’s in Niagara Hotel Staff Are The Best!

Decorations at Valentine's In Niagara

It’s Sunday morning, check-out day after Valentine’s in Niagara, and I’m heading to my car with an armload of feather boas. As I pass by a cleaning closet, an elder cleaning lady looks up and smiles pleasantly, not even registering the armload of feathers I have. “Don’t mind me, just taking my pet chicken to the car”, I joke with her. She just smiles more and goes back to her work.

I guess I can’t expect more of a reaction. This is the same cleaning lady I saw the day before that caused me to back up and look again. I had passed the open door of a guest’s room where she was tidying and making the bed on Saturday morning. Nothing new there. But what made me do the double-take was one of the beds was covered, and I mean *covered*, from the headboard to the foot, and fully side to side, with sex toys: dildo’s, strapons, vibrators, cock rings, bottles of lube and other sexy stuff, all laid out as if on display and ready to use. I suppose this could have been their ‘window decorations’ for the decorating contest.

But a display of sex toys is not what made me double-take. This lovely and professional housekeeping staff was delicately pulling the covers tight and tucking them in without touching or disturbing the toys displayed. And she was doing it without so much as a grimace or outward facial expression! Cudo’s!!

When I shared this story with another couple who saw me look twice, they told me a housekeeping story of their own!

When they left their room that morning, they had gathered any wayward toys and tucked them away before going to breakfast. When they had returned, they saw that the maid had come in to tidy and make their bed. Apparently they missed one of their toys, a dildo with a wide base, in the bedsheets. The maid had removed it, made the bed, then stood the toy straight up in the middle of the bed. There was no mistaking the fact that she had removed it then left it easily found upon their return.

We have been at this same hotel for many years now, and the staff loves our group! If you ask any of them, they’ll tell you how much they love our group and have no problems with the event we host.

So if you thought you’d be too embarrassed or uncomfortable with hotel staff around, we can assure you, it’s not a problem!!

Valentine’s in Niagara Q&A

Poster for Valentines In Niagara, Feb 7-9, 2020

We understand you may have some questions about Valentine’s in Niagara, as so many couples do. Don’t worry, you are not alone! We’ll try to answer some of those questions here and alleviate your stress.

Q: What hotel is VIN hosted in?
A: We don’t disclose this information publicly, for the comfort and safety of our guests. This should help keep unregistered guests from just showing up to have a look. Please do not disclose the location to anyone.

Q: When will we find out then?
A: The week before the event we will send out an email with all the pertinent information you’ll need to find us and get settled in.

Q: We see that the hotel is sold out. What can we do if we still want to attend?
A: We do sell a limited number of Couples Passes. You are welcome to stay elsewhere and attend the events each day. Please drink responsibly if you need to leave at the end of the evening.

Q: We can’t attend the entire event. Can we just come for Saturday nights entertainment and dance?
A: No, we want to keep this as a vacation feel where all attendees are there for the entire weekend. Selling passes to just some of the events will surely change the feel of the event.

Q: We are new to the Lifestyle and aren’t ready to swap yet. Will we be outsiders?
A: Nope! There are plenty of couples who attend VIN who are there for the sexy atmosphere and to reconnect with their partner while making friends and enjoying the rest of what VIN Has to offer: entertainment, sexual education, and a fun, flirty atmosphere. There are hundreds of couples at VIN, and each are individual with their own goals and interests for the weekend.

Q: What food options are there at VIN?
A: You can BYOFood and eat in your room. There is a mini-fridge in every room. There is a grocery store very near the hotel, as well as several fast food options nearby: McDonald’s, Tim Horton’s, Pizza and several others within a block or two of the hotel.
The hotel has a restaurant on-site, which is open to the public so if you do go there, please dress and act appropriately.
Lastly, the hotel offers a buffet, served in the Courtyard. Just $134/pp (til Jan 30, $144 after) and includes weekend parking, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 drinks per day, and late-night snacks. Call the hotel directly to book, or do so when checking in on Friday of VIN. (info for this will be in your email)

Q: What should we wear?
A: The pool and hot tubs are clothing optional. If you are naked, please sit on a towel.
We cover all exterior windows on the main floor (including the lobby) so our guests can dress in whatever way they wish. Most dress provocatively throughout the weekend, in sexy attire, costumes and various stages of undress. Daytime is more casual and we see everything from comfortable street clothes like cutoff jean shorts and short skirts to panties and nothing else. A lot of the ladies go topless or wear pasties, jewelry, etc. In the evening, most people dress in theme for the dance parties (Fri = Red & Glitz. Sat = Mardi Gras – Green, Gold, and Purple)…short skirts and plunging necklines, lingerie, bra/panties, and less. Remember, at Saturday nights Mardi Gras party we hand out hundreds of strands of beads to the guys, so when the ladies flash them, they receive beads, so wear something that’s easy to flash your tits if that’s your thing.

Q: Do we need to sign up for the seminars and workshops?
A: Not for any of the FREE ones! Just arrive at the designated start time and location, take a seat and join in! Some request being on time… please don’t arrive late for these.
We also have several PAID workshops and those you will need to pre-register/pay for as they have very limited space. These will be listed in the email you will get the week before the event with contact info, so feel free to reach out to the presenters ahead of time, either with questions or to register. The presenters will have an info table set up at VIN on Friday afternoon, so feel free to visit and chat with them there as well.

Q: As newbies, we don’t know what to expect. Will we see orgies and sex everywhere?
A: The hotel prefers that we play in the rooms or the playrooms, for hygienic reasons. We agree with this as we understand that this might make some of our VIN attendees uncomfortable (new or old). We love sexy talk and flirty fun in the public areas, but when it’s time to get busy, please find a room to play in and leave the public areas. If you WANT to see or be part of an orgy or group play, the playroom on the 4th floor has plenty of beds in one room, open 9pm – 4am.

Q: Feels weird to be at an LS hotel takeover with the staff wandering around. What’s that like?
A: I asked one of the staff a couple of years ago how the staff feel about this event. They all really love our group. She said they draw straws to see who GETS to work the weekend.  Part of why they like us so much is the respect we have for their space and staff.

We hope that by answering these questions, you’ll feel more comfortable attending VIN and see that you’ll fit right in, no matter where you are on your hedonistic journey!

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Swinger in Your Life

Sexy lady in Santa Hat and a wrapped gift

Looking for Fun and Sexy Gift ideas for the swinger in your life? Here are a few ideas to get you started!

  • Pineapple anything: decor (pillows, wall decor, garden flag) – bonus points if it can be displayed upside down
  • Sexy attire: For her: lingerie, anything gauzy or see-thru, sexy costume, fishnet, sexy panties.
    For him: sexy underwear, dressy shirt – especially one that is textured (ladies are very tactile, this may instigate more contact), a sexy watch (great conversation starter)
  • Massage oil: there’s never enough oil for a sexy massage, so don’t run out!
  • Massage blanket: something you can use every time the oil comes out, because like silicone lubricant, it will stain fabric
  • Tickets to Valentines in Niagara – they fit in a stocking nicely and gives you 6 weeks to plan and invite all your friends
  • Beach towel: especially with a pineapple or something sexy on it, for all those hot tub parties you’ll be going to
  • Travel mug/glass: great to take to events or house parties, you’ll never forget which glass is yours. One with a lid keeps it clean and creates fewer spills
  • Fancy face mask. Swingers love Masquerade parties, and it’s great to have a unique mask that no one else will be wearing.
  • Tickets to The O Zone’s Midnight Masquerade NYE Gala – they will pair nicely with the mask!
  • Sex Toys: Many swingers travel to house or hotel parties, swing clubs, and conventions and take their toys with them. Why not? No one will judge!
  • Sex Toy Bag: Perhaps you have outgrown your Travel Toy Bag – a new, bigger bag may be in order!
  • An extension cord to add to the toy bag if any of your toys require electricity – alternately: a wireless charging device for rechargeable toys
  • Lubricants and condoms: Most parties and clubs supply basic lube and condoms, but if you prefer a specific brand, why not gift them? Then you’re ready to roll to your next Swinger destination! Note: Silicone lube is great, but ruins linens: don’t use silicone lube in a hotel room, at a club or someone else’s home – they will thank you!
  • Bling for her: nipple pasties, shiny jewelry, waist chain, etc. It’ll get her noticed at the next event!
  • Spa gift certificate: she’ll love being pampered and will feel special and extra pretty after the visit. It might be good to combine with tickets to an event, like Valentines’ in Niagara!
  • Dance lessons: something you can do together that will get you both on the dance floor at the club. That kind of confidence is super sexy and will gain you many admirers!
  • Attend a sex workshop at your local sex shop and surprise her with what you’ve learned. Or go as a couple, depending on the topic.
  • Waterproof blanket – great for squirters or those who enjoy extra slippery play with lube/oil
  • Sexy, boudoir photoshoot – you can give them as a gift all at the same time, or disperse them one or two at a time, and have several as a backup for birthday, anniversary, Christmas and Valentines, as well as other ‘just because’ times.
  • Hire someone to come in and cook a romantic meal for the two of you, have a candlelit dinner together

There are so many sexy, naughty, personal gifts you can give that Special Someone in your life. Use your imagination, consider what that person would most appreciate and go from there. Good luck finding just the right gift!