Whether you’re looking to take a trip to California, the South, or New England, we’ve got the perfect romantic getaway for you.
Estes Park, Colo.
Stay: Della Terra Mountain Chateau
This charming mountain town is the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. Nature is always nearby, so don't be surprised if you have to stop your car to let an elk cross the road. Built with romance in mind, each of the 14 suites at the Della Terra Mountain Chateau have a fireplace, claw-foot tub, and private patio hot tub with a view. Rates from $185/night.
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Palm Springs, Calif.
Stay: Korakia Pensione
If you want blue skies, palm trees and warm weather, this is the getaway for you. Enjoy hiking, biking and horseback riding past waterfalls, streams, and giant rock formations in Indian Canyons. Afterwards, enjoy the scores of cute restaurants, galleries, and boutiques in downtown Palm Springs. The rooms at Mediterranean-inspired Korakia Pensione have no phones or TVs, which makes for the perfect opportunity to spend time with the one you love. Borrow a couple of bikes from the Korakia and ride into town, or just linger by the dreamy zero-edge pool before your afternoon treatment at the spa. Rates from $169/night in February.
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If you want blue skies, palm trees and warm weather, a winter getaway to Korakia Pensione in Palm Springs, Calif., is for you.
Texas Hill Country, Texas
Stay: Blair House Inn
Although it’s just west of Austin, Texas Hill Country feels worlds away with cypress-lined rivers, limestone canyons, and two-lane country roads. It is a great region for a scenic drive, with wineries and attractive small towns, including Wimberley, halfway between Austin and San Antonio. There you’ll find the Blair House Inn, a country-chic B&B where most rooms have fireplaces, whirlpool soaking tubs, private decks with sunset views. Couples can take cooking classes on Texas barbecue and Hill Country cuisine from the inn’s executive chef. Rates from $157/night.
Stay: Canyon Villa Inn
Sedona is known for its dramatic red-rock canyons that are especially pretty when trimmed with snow in the winter. The crowds are also thinner in winter, perfect timing for couples that want the area’s amazing hiking trails almost to themselves. Stay at Canyon Villa Inn, a luxury B&B just outside town where each of the 11 bedrooms comes with extraordinary canyon views. Rates from $189/night.
Lower Waterford, Vt.
Stay: Rabbit Hill Inn
With its red barns, snowy trails through the woods, and charming Main Street with white clapboard shops, Lower Waterford is picture-perfect. Whether you want to snowshoe along the banks of the Connecticut River or visit the local craft brewers and artisanal cheese-makers, you’ll find plenty to do in the area. Want romance? Check in at the Rabbit Hill Inn, housed in a 200-year-old residence and tavern. You’ll find all the classic trappings of a cozy New England inn, including canopy beds, fireplaces, private porches, and candle-lit breakfasts. Rates from $170/night.
St. Simons Island, Ga.
Stay: St. Simons Inn
St. Simons is the largest of Georgia's four Golden Isles, midway between Savannah and Jacksonville. All the islands have beautiful beaches, palm trees, and pristine marshland, but St. Simons Island is distinguished from its neighbors by the more-than-century-old lighthouse that stands on the island's southern end. For a great view of the still-functioning lighthouse, check in at St. Simons Inn. Each of the 34 rooms in this condo-hotel is uniquely decorated according to the tastes of the unit owner. Rates from $119/night.
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First published January 27 2014, 10:34 AM