Incredible Romantic Getaways in Every State
Every state has something different to explore together: Illinois offers riverside horseback riding and hot air balloon sight-seeing. Maine comes with an ice bar and gorgeous views of the white-water surf. And Connecticut? Connecticut has a suite inside a lighthouse.
These are some of our favorite romantic getaways—couples massages, campfires, and in-suite picnics included.
Alabama: Magnolia Springs Bed & Breakfast
Magnolia Springs is basically Southern charm embodied in an elegant B&B. And bonus: the historic landmark is a short drive away from the Gulf of Mexico and Mobile Bay.
Alaska: Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge in Homer
Between the villages of Seldovia and Halibut Cove, this award-winning lodge at Kachemak Bay State Park (made of bona-fide driftwood!) is as cozy as it is picturesque. Perfect for nature-loving couples, Sadie Cove is located on a private shoreline and offers jaw-dropping views of Alaska's first state park.
Arizona: L’Auberge de Sedona
If you're not convinced by the killer views of Arizona's Red Rock region, L'Auberge also offers "Love Series" packages, complete with couple's massages, intimate brunches, and "open-roof cedar showers under Sedona's brilliant skies."
Arkansas: Lookout Point Lakeside Inn in Hot Springs
Hot Springs' Lookout Point offers a true escape. Overlooking Lake Hamilton, this inn offers a private sunset boat tour for two, couples massages, access to a tower overlooking the mountain, and two-person whirlpools in every room.
California: Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur
Clinging to the cliffs of Big Sur, some 1,200 feet above the Pacific, Post Ranch Inn offers stunning views of the horizon and the dramatic coastline. See also: private guided hikes, shaman sessions, an infinity pool, and a spa with four-handed massages on the menu.
Colorado: The Gant Aspen
Active couples will love The Gant’s location on five acres at the base of Aspen Mountain, making it a prime spot for both skiing and hiking. Though you don't need to eschew a laid-back getaway to enjoy yourself here; the luxury condominiums are outfitted with hot tubs and pools with views of Aspen's natural surroundings.
Connecticut: Saybrook Point Inn & Spa in Old Saybrook
Ocean-lovers will adore this coastal inn between the Long Island Sound and Connecticut River. For extra privacy, opt for the Lighthouse Getaway, which grants you a secluded stay in the inn’s lighthouse suite at the end of the marina.
Delaware: The Bellmoor Inn & Spa in Rehoboth Beach
This upscale hotel is a short walk away from the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk and popular beaches.At the end of a long beach day, relax at the spa to soothe your salty, sun-kissed skin.
Florida: Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando in Orlando
If you've been dying to go to Italy, but struggle to find the time and funds, tide yourself over with this resort, which was inspired by the ocean-side town of Portofino, Italy. You and your loved one can enjoy gelato and amble down the cobblestone, Cyprus tree-lined streets—all while nabbing exclusive benefits for the Universal Orlando theme park.
Georgia: Château Élan Winery & Resort in Atlanta
The lush vineyards at Château Élan are so picturesque, you almost (almost) don't care whether you can eke wine out of them. This resort also boasts a spa, a golf club (which offers lessons for curious beginners!), and intimate fine dining. Also, come on, just look at it.
Hawaii: The Grand Wailea
If you’re craving palm trees, turquoise pools, and plush rooms with breathtaking views, consider Grand Wailea—pretty much the ideal spot to get sand between your toes and kick back in a beach-side hammock. You can also opt for an adventurous getaway; the hotel offers snorkeling, kayak tours, and luaus.
Idaho: Knob Hill Inn Sun Valley in Ketchum
Knob Hill is a charming European-style resort that offers incredible views of the nearby Smokey and Boulder Mountain ranges. It’s an excellent spot to hit up in either summer (when the area is lush and green) or winter (for skiing and a general ethos of winter wonderland).
Illinois: Goldmoor Inn in Galena
It's easy to spend a tranquil weekend at Goldmoor Inn, where visitors can relax at the spa with a glass of champagne and fresh-cut roses. If you’re craving adventure, head to the nearby city of Galena, where you can go horseback riding by the Mississippi River, or take a hot-air balloon ride.
Indiana: West Baden Springs Hotel
Whether you feel like trying your luck together at the nearby casino, taking a cooling dip in the pool, or heading over to the stables for some horseback riding, the 104-year-old West Baden Springs Hotel will not disappoint.
Iowa: Hotel Winneshiek in Decorah
If you’re looking for a more turn-of-the-century aesthetic, the Hotel Winneshiek may be exactly what you need. Built in 1905, this historic hotel has plenty of historic charm without losing the draw of modern amenities like free Wi-Fi.
Kansas: Cedar Crest Lodge in Pleasanton
The Couple’s Weekend Package at Cedar Crest Lodge comes with all that gushy stuff die-hard romantics crave: chocolate-covered strawberries, champagne, and a three-course dinner delivered straight to your room for an intimate evening in, followed up by a spa and jacuzzi day. The property itself spans more than 100 acres of natural beauty, and is known for its indulgent spa treatments and organic local fare at breakfast.
Kentucky: 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville
The 21c Hotels have garnered something of a cult following for their devotion to accessible contemporary art and gallery-like common areas. For that reason, culture vultures will particularly adore these eclectic accommodations, which offer multi-dimensional getaway in downtown Louisville.
Louisiana: The New Orleans Jazz Quarters
New Orleans' Jazz Quarters Hotel is an excellent way to soak in all of that the city has to offer. Located in Faubourg Treme close to the historic French Quarter and the Louis Armstrong Park, this bed and breakfast dates back to 1725. The elegant cottages are a perfect escape for a romantic pair; expect plenty of privacy, personal service, and Southern hospitality.
Maine: Samoset Resort in Rockland
Samoset Resort sits on acres Maine coast, so gorgeous views of the Atlantic are a major draw. Active couples can play a few holes of golf, go ice skating, hit up the “glacier ice bar,” or swim laps in the 200,000-gallon pool.
Maryland: 1840s Carrollton Inn in Baltimore
This charming inn is perfect for couples who want access to Baltimore's finest: the bustling city life, waterfront restaurants, farmer’s markets, museums, professional sporting events, and theaters. Of course, that’s assuming you’ll want to leave the inn at all—the 13 turn-of-the-century rooms and suites have the feel of a Jane Austen novel.
Massachusetts: Chatham Bars Inn Resort and Spa
Originally developed as a hunting lodge for vacationers from Boston, this century-old hotel is known as one of the most elegant destinations in the state. The property, which recently underwent a $100 million renovation, earns top marks not only for its accommodations, but also its highly romantic waterfront views.
Michigan: Castle in the Country Bed & Breakfast in Allegan
Sometimes, the ideal romantic getaway involves doing absolutely nothing at all. For couples who just need to get away and spend quality time together, the Castle in the Country Bed & Breakfast is where you'll want to be. Get some fresh air in the screened gazebo porch, have a beer from one of the three breweries nearby, enjoy walks around the 65-acre country estate, or, if you're feeling ambitious, go horseback riding. Each of the 10 rooms offers a private hot tub (ooh la la) and fireplace.
Minnesota: Grand Superior Lodge in Two Harbors
Nestled on the North Shore of Lake Superior among the pines and aspen, the Grand Superior Lodge stuns guests time and again with sweeping, majestic views of the surrounding lake. This warm and cozy classic Northern Minnesota lodge will make you want to curl up by the fire with your loved one and witness the grandeur of the views right outside your window. If you feel compelled to venturing into the great outdoors, there are state parks nearby with plenty of trails suitable for a day hike.
Mississippi: The Alluvian in Greenwood
This sleek stay sits in the heart of blues country in the Mississippi Delta. The cosmopolitan, boutique resort offers a “deluxe romance package” that provides a full Southern breakfast, in-room champagne, fresh flowers, and chocolate-covered strawberries.
Missouri: Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa & Convention Center in Branson
Located on Missouri's heartbreakingly scenic Table Rock Lake, this hotel offers lots of ways to pamper yourself—not to mention some rather incredible views of the Ozarks. The hotel's 301 rooms feature mountain-view balconies and plush bedding, while indoor and outdoor whirlpools throughout the hotel overlooking the lake are the perfect spot for a romantic evening. Take a day to enjoy the sauna, eucalyptus steam room, and couple’s massages.
Montana: Lodge At Whitefish Lake
Surrounded by mountains and the glassy waters of Whitefish Lake, this classic lodge in Big Sky Country offers the type of views you'd expect from terrain as wild and varied as Montana's. The lodge is close to ski slopes and Glacier National Park, and when exploring the Great Outdoors proves too much, the lodge has plenty of common areas to enjoy a coffee or cocktail.
Nebraska: Slattery Vintage Estates in Nehawka
Slattery Vintage Estates sits in a storybook rural setting near a pond and waterfall. Couples can enjoy wine paired with local fare, and then retire to their luxury tent—or whatever it is you call a canvas bungalow outfitted with antique furniture and full electricity. Sip a glass of Slattery Vintage wine with your loved one on the deck while overlooking the vineyard. It's all the joys of the Great Outdoors without the heavy camping gear.
Nevada: Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas
Unsure if you want to see Nevada's otherworldly desert scenery or the sparkling glow of the Strip? The Mandarin Oriental, towering some 47 stories above Las Vegas, offers both, plus a luxury spa, fusion restaurants, and smoke-free, gambling-free facilities.
New Hampshire: Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa in Whitefield
A stay at Mountain View Grand Resort, which opened in 1865, means soaking tubs, campfires, and vistas that will inspire you to write a folk song.
New Jersey: Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club in Galloway
Sited on 670 acres along Reed’s Bay, the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club is a hideaway for couples looking for an old-school weekend of relaxation. On offer: a stunning ballroom overlooking the bay, tennis courts, two 18-hole golf courses, and both casual and fine dining. Craving a night out? Atlantic City is a 20-minute drive away.
New Mexico: El Monte Sagrado in Taos
New York: Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz
Located at the end of a long, winding driveway near the Catskills, this expansive Victorian resort isn't just for families. The castle-like retreat is perched on the banks of Lake Mohonk, so the hiking is superb. After a day spent outside, order hot chocolates and seek out one of the stone fireplaces.