8 Romantic Getaways In The United States
Romance can be expressed anywhere, sure, but what's more romantic than getting away for a while with just you and your loved one? Spanning resorts, boutique hotels, and historic inns throughout the US, the destinations listed here are perfect for the passionate retreats of new lovers, honeymooners, and married couples alike. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.
American Hotels For a Romantic Retreat
|Hasbrouck House||Stone Ridge, New York|
|Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro||Townsend, Tennessee|
|Kimpton Alexis Hotel||Seattle, Washington|
|Charming Inns||Charleston, South Carolina|
|Union Station Hotel||Nashville, Tennessee|
|Andrew Pinckney Inn||Charleston, South Carolina|
|Colonial Williamsburg Resorts||Williamsburg, Virginia|
|Sun Mountain Lodge||Winthrop, Washington|
Discover the Historic Hasbrouck House
Things To Bring on Your Next Vacation
- Travel size toiletries that won't take up too much space
- Keep your dirty clothes separate from the clean ones with a laundry bag
- A money belt for easy access to cash & cards
- Depending on your preference, either a backpack or some nice luggage
- Cozy pillows can improve any long flight or car trip
- A travel mug for your coffee or tea
Fun Date Ideas For You and Your Partner
- Cook dinner together
- Go for a hike or a bike ride
- Get together for a karaoke night
- Go bowling
- Have a picnic on a sunny day
- Play a boardgame or video game together
- Go to a roller rink
- Have a candlelit dinner
- Join a book club together
A Room For All at Charleston's Charming Inns
Whether you're trying to ignite an old flame, impress a new lover, propose to your one-and-only, or renew your vows, a sensual setting is necessary for successful romance. But where to take your amorous getaway? This list, presented in no particular order, looks at destinations sure to spark passion.
The #1 entry is Hasbrouck House, a boutique hotel in the historic hamlet of Stone Ridge, New York. It features 25 rooms, lofts, and suites across three historic buildings and a 3-bedroom private house available for rent called The Cottage. The rooms all include Aesop amenities, Nespresso machines, and Frette linens.
Hasbrouck House was named the 2018 'The Americas' Most Romantic Retreat' by World Boutique Hotel Awards. There is an on-site farm-to-table restaurant, Butterfield, which serves dishes such as slow-cooked short ribs and ricotta dumplings as well as wine and cocktails. Hasbrouck House also has a 100-year old landmark pool and over 50 park-like acres with a private lake for couples to explore or eat picnic lunches together.
There is an on-site farm-to-table restaurant, Butterfield, which serves dishes such as slow-cooked short ribs and ricotta dumplings as well as wine and cocktails.
At #2, we have the Dancing Bear Lodge and Appalachian Bistro, located in Townsend, Tennessee, near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Amenities include daily housekeeping, WiFi, fireplaces, pillow-topped mattresses, hot tubs, fresh ground Dancing Bean coffee, and continental breakfast. Guests can rent a cabin or a loft and add exclusive extras like flowers or massages.
The 38-acre property can be rented for weddings, with several locations available: the gazebo and lawn for outdoor ceremonies, "The Landing," a scissor trussed pavilion, the event center inside the bistro, or the beer garden patio at the Apple Valley Cafe. Food and beverage service can be provided by the on-site Appalachian Bistro, with beverages from Bar at the Bear.
Next up, at #3, we have the Kimpton Alexis Hotel, located in downtown Seattle. It offers complimentary WiFi to all guests, early check-in and late check-out, a wine reception every evening, and complimentary coffee, tea, and bike rentals. Its fitness center includes a cardio room as well as monkey bars, a bouldering wall, and more.
Its fitness center includes a cardio room as well as monkey bars, a bouldering wall, and more.
The Alexis has an on-site spa, called Chroma, which uses the full line of Aveda shampoos, conditioners, and services. Guests can book a wide range of treatments such as massages, facials, and hairstyling, all of which are available in-room. The hotel can be booked for weddings, with catering by the Bookstore Bar and Cafe.
The #4 entry is the Charming Inns of Charleston, South Carolina, a group of boutique hotels owned by Richard Widman. The John Rutledge House Inn is the only home of a signer of the United States Constitution that now serves as both a living national historic landmark as well as a hotel; it dates back to 1763 and features Italian marble fireplaces and parquet floors.
The Wentworth Mansion features Italian crystal chandeliers and hand-carved marble fireplaces. It offers several complimentary amenities, such as evening turn-down service, a full breakfast served daily, afternoon wine, evening port, and fresh flowers. Several of the rooms include oversized whirlpool tubs, gas fireplaces, and private porches from which guests can view the city.
The Wentworth Mansion features Italian crystal chandeliers and hand-carved marble fireplaces.
Coming in at #5 is Union Station Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Formerly a 19th-century train station, it features a 65-foot barrel-vaulted ceiling and 100-year-old Tiffany-styled stained glass in its lobby. Guests can enjoy local musicians such as Greg Steinfeld, Carrie Welling, and Doug Allen at the hotel every night as a part of its Riffs on the Rails series.
Union Station can be booked for weddings and has dedicated professionals to help plan and execute a personalized nuptial experience. Guests can book deluxe suites for the big day to accommodate friends and family. The hotel's on-site restaurant, Carter's, offers a specially-created Jack Daniels whiskey tasting flight.
Next up, at #6, is the Andrew Pinckney Inn in Charleston, South Carolina. The hotel encompasses two historic buildings that reside at the corner of Church and Pinckney Streets. It features 36 exquisite guest rooms and several suites, and guests can enjoy complimentary continental breakfast and afternoon snacks served on its rooftop solarium.
It features 36 exquisite guest rooms and several suites, and guests can enjoy complimentary continental breakfast and afternoon snacks served on its rooftop solarium.
The concierge at the Andrew Pinckney Inn will arrange horse-drawn carriage tours, tickets to local attractions, and dining reservations when requested. Because of its downtown Charleston location, the hotel is near many popular wedding venues in the city and can be used to host the bride and groom's family and friends.
For #7, we present the Colonial Williamsburg Resorts in Virginia. The Williamsburg Inn features the Rockefeller Room, a fine dining establishment that serves dishes such as oysters, pork belly, and roasted butternut squash soup. Guests can enjoy services such as steam rooms, massages, pedicures, and manicures at the on-site spa.
The Williamsburg Lodge is another hotel choice in the area. It offers several rooms and suites and is pet-friendly. For those who want a bite to eat after a day of golf at the adjacent Golden Horseshoe, the Clubhouse Grille serves chicken quesadillas, salads, burgers, and pie. There are also several signature cocktails to choose from.
There are also several signature cocktails to choose from.
Last but not least, at #8, we have the Sun Mountain Lodge in Winthrop, Washington. The rooms feature gas fireplaces, jetted tubs, and wet bars. During the warmer months, the hotel has two outdoor swimming pools and two smaller outdoor hot tubs, the latter of which is open year-round.
For rainy days, guests have access to a game room equipped with pool tables, ping pong, foosball, and a wide assortment of board games to appeal to all ages. For brides staying at the Sun Mountain Lodge, the hair salon is available to rent, and the spa offers a range of services, such as massages and other body treatments.