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.
North Carolina: The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville
One of the main attractions of this century-old Southern inn is its $50-million subterranean spa, a 43,000-square-foot space with solid rock walls, tunnels, arches, and water features. Couples can also play a round on the inn's private golf course, sip Chandon at one of four on-site restaurants, and enjoy the panoramic Blue Ridge Mountain views from the suites.
North Dakota: Coteau des Prairies Lodge in Havana
This secluded, family-owned lodge sits atop the northernmost ridge of the Coteau des Prairies, which means it offers uninterrupted views of fields, wildflowers, and endless prairie. Guests can enjoy tours of the farm, go hunting and fishing, and even try their hands at some Dakota quilting.
Ohio: Inn Walden in Aurora
Located within Ohio's Western Reserve, this Henry David Thoreau-inspired inn is a masterpiece of simplicity. Choose from one of Inn Walden’s quaint, luxury suites and select a spa package that will leave you feeling rejuvenated. Make time to join the lodge's community yoga classes or play the 18-hole championship golf course.
Oklahoma: Two Hearts Inn in Edmond
With seven themed suites drawing direct inspiration from Old World, French Neoclassical, tropical, or southwestern design, this over-the-top bed and breakfast is sure to delight any couple looking for a memorable getaway. Two Hearts Inn specializes in romantic details, and couples packages often include bath oils, massage bars, desserts, in-room picnics, and (of course) more than a few roses.
Oregon: Hallmark Resort & Spa in Cannon Beach
Located just steps from Cannon Beach—and with a perfect view of the largest sea stack on the Pacific Coast, Haystack Rock—the Hallmark Resort & Spa is an ideal Oregon destination for relaxing with a loved one. Rooms are cozy, but totally contemporary, and the hotel's spa features a heated salt-water pool and a sauna.
Pennsylvania: The Hotel Hershey
This resort property at Hersheypark is (perhaps unexpectedly) historic and charming. Hotel Hershey is surrounded by manicured gardens and winding trails that cover the 300-acre grounds. Of course, no romantic retreat to Hershey, Pennsylvania would be complete without chocolate. Head to the spa for a whipped cocoa bath, chocolate sugar scrub, or cocoa bean polish.
Rhode Island: Castle Hill Inn in Newport
Guests staying at the Castle Hill Inn, a Relais & Chateaux property, should request the room tucked inside the Victorian mansion's turret—which offers 360-degree views of Narragansett Bay—or one of the intimate Harbor Houses on Grace Kelly Beach. You can spend summer afternoon sipping cocktails on the porch's Adirondack chairs, or take a walk on the snow-dusted beach in winter.
South Carolina: The Cottages on Charleston Harbor in Mt. Pleasant
For an exciting double-date getaway, bring another couple and reserve a two-bedroom, three-bath cottage facing Charleston Harbor. You can recline on the hammock, relax on the screened-in porch, lay out on the beach, or head over to nearby downtown Charleston for a night out. The oak-lined streets and antebellum homes are enough to win you over.
South Dakota: Backroads Inn and Cabins in Keystone
South Dakota's Backroads Inn and Cabin is located in a valley on the backside of Mount Rushmore. Take an evening dip in the heated pools while gazing up at the unpolluted, perfect-for-stargazing skies. Expect a classic rustic cabin experience with amenities like fire pits, grills, and covered porches.
Tennessee: Blackberry Farm in Walland
Just 15 miles from Great Smoky Mountains National Park sits one of the country's most beloved all-inclusive resorts. Blackberry Farm looks like a pastoral painting, with its bona-fide white picket fences and rocking chairs. Couples can expect a secluded getaway and ample country activities like fly-fishing, horseback riding, and farm tours. Included in your stay are three southern meals straight from the farm and endless glasses of 20-year bourbon.
Travaasa in Austin, Texas
Though its location on the edge of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve is stunning (hills as far as the eye can see), Travaasa is perhaps best known for suite of guided activities, including Texas two-step classes and sunset horse rides. You can also easily spend an entire afternoon at this holistic, all-inclusive retreat just unwinding in the infinity pool.
Utah: Aarchway Inn in Moab
Located on the edge of the Moab by the buttes of the Colorado River, Aarchway Inn has simple but comfortable rooms. The hotel's highlights are the heated swimming pool, hot tub, direct access to nature trails, and a covered pavilion surrounded by Utah's iconic red rocks.
Vermont: Topnotch Resort in Stowe
Surrounded by acres of Vermont maples and just four and a half miles from Spruce Peak ski slopes, this high-end contemporary resort offers outdoor activities like kayaking, canoeing, hot air ballooning, golfing, ziplining, and tennis (there are 10 indoor and outdoor courts).
Virginia: Salamander Resort and Spa in Middleburg
For an upscale vacation in the countryside, head to Salamander Resort and Spa, where you can go horseback riding through the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, venture along Virginia’s scenic wine trails, or pass a full day in the spa.
Washington: Salish Lodge & Spa in Snoqualmie
The enchanting Salish Lodge & Spa overlooks the Snoqualmie Falls in Washington, just 30 miles from Seattle. The contemporary chalet even boasts its own “romance concierge." Dr. Pepper Schwartz can help rekindle the flames of your relationship, or perhaps just make them burn a bit stronger.
West Virginia: Stonewall Resort in Roanoke
This Adirondack-style lodge sits on 1,900 acres of West Virginia countryside on the banks of the West Fork River. Settle down in a classic lodge room, or enjoy a waterfront saltbox-style cottage with a private boat launch, deck, and grill.
Wisconsin: Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva
Less than three miles away from Lake Geneva is the Grand Geneva Resort and Spa, which is best known for its private water park and ski resort. It's a popular destination for couples looking to hide away in the upscale lake-front accommodations—especially with the resort's inspired romantic packages, which encourage plenty of time spent together at the spa.
Wyoming: Wyoming Inn of Jackson Hole
Book a stay at the Wyoming Inn of Jackson Hole, which is just a mile from the George Washington Memorial Park. Splurge on a suite for a sandstone-and-copper hearth and a window-seat with views of the spruce-covered mountains.