Life is full of distractions, which often cause us to pay less attention to our partners than we would like. To maintain a long and healthy relationship, it’s important to take time out of our busy schedules and really connect. One fantastic way to do that? A romantic getaway to any one of these unique boutique hotels! Whether you want to sleep in at a B&B tucked into the mountains, or get multiple kinds of delicious goosebumps as you dip into a hot spring in a ghost town, these one-of-a-kind hotels will provide the change of scenery needed to connect and enjoy that special someone.
Elizabeth Pointe Lodge
If taking a romantic walk along the beach while writing your and your sweetheart’s names in the sand sounds like the stuff of dreams to you, then the Elizabeth Pointe Lodge on idyllic Amelia Island, Florida is the perfect spot for your sunny getaway.
While all the rooms are beautiful, to really steep in luxury (and intimacy), the Ocean Houses provide scenic views of the water from the deck, bed, armchairs, you name it!
Once you're sick of the sand (if that time should ever come), there are a host of local shops that boast a wide variety of shopping for your consumer pleasure. Top off your trip with a horse ride down the beach and you will feel as if you’ve left your ordinary life behind and stepped into your own live-action romance novel (breathtaking sunsets included).
The Chanler at Cliff Walk
Located in picturesque Newport, Rhode Island, the Chanler at Cliff Walk makes a stunning first impression. With the aim of “preserving old-world elegance for new world guests”, this hotel is a beautiful place to lay your (and your honey’s) head for a romantic weekend away.
With more than 5 different suite categories to choose from, you can select the look and vibe that puts you most in that loving frame of mind. Want an upper deck to take in the views? Go for an Ocean Villa. A private courtyard and hot tub sound more dreamy? The Garden Villas will be just your speed.
With on-site dining, bar options and in-room spa treatments, you won’t have to leave the hotel (or even your room). If you want to see the local sights though, the surrounding area of Newport offers plenty of entertainment (especially for history buffs!). Founded in 1639, Newport boasts mansions that you can tour, beaches to walk on, and unique boutique shops you can’t find anywhere else.
Don’t feel like walking? The hotel provides complimentary use of the house car so that you can take in all this historic town has to offer!
The Red Horse Inn
One priority of a romantic getaway has to be privacy. Nestled in the rolling hills of Greenville, South Carolina, with the Red Horse Inn you get an added layer of that coveted seclusion with their uniquely beautiful cottages (fireplace included!).
With six different suite options to choose from, you can decide which version of "quaint" works best for your romantic fantasies!
For those looking to add more adventure to their weekend, the Inn offers a variety of packages that include everything from wineries and waterfalls to kayaks and zip lines. To top it all off, breakfast is served privately in your room, making this a real pampered retreat.
Dunton Hot Springs
When they say Dunton Hot Springs Resort is a veritable ghost town, they aren’t exaggerating. Set into an alpine valley close to the Colorado Rockies, this resort is an actual ghost town that provides an experience that’s entirely divorced from the everyday.
Book one of their stunning cabins which boasts rustic beauty on the outside and delivers all the luxury and comfort you could want on the inside. This resort goes above and beyond to deliver the upscale cabin experience.
What really draws in the couples are the natural hot springs located right on the property. Whether you want to soak in nature under the stars or bathe in the seclusion of a converted barn, both options give you the chance to partake in the healing effects of the spring’s therapeutic minerals.Photo Credit: Jack Richmond
Visiting in the winter? Add dog-sledding to your getaway experience to make your trip truly unforgettable.
Kenwood Inn and Spa
Located in the heart of wine country, this Sonoma, California boutique offers the perfect jumping off point for those wanting to spend the weekend tasting wine and bathing in Mediterranean inspired surroundings.
Open since 1989, the Kenwood Inn and Spa is known for its secluded rooms boasting the ultimate in privacy.
With ivy covering much of the outside structures and fountains dotting the three courtyards, this hotel's vibe is a breathtaking combination of old world style and modern convenience.
With a full spa on premises, you will be able to unwind after a long day of vineyard hopping. Not full up on vino yet? Try their vinotherapy bath treatment!
The Audubon CottagesBuilt around what is reportedly the oldest man-made pool in New Orleans, the Audubon Cottages provide an authentic old world feel right in the historic French Quarter.
Built in the late Eighteenth century, their seven cottages each have their own unique backstory (and if a thrilling shiver is your thing, cottages Two and Four have their own "haunted histories.") Fully capturing "the charm of Old New Orleans," these cottages are a unique way to go back in time without compromising on modern amenities or impeccable service.
Their secluded cottages and gorgeous foliage-lined brick paths provide a level of intimacy hard to find in a place as highly trafficked as the French Quarter.
Really want to feel that you are in the lap of luxury? The hotel’s personalized butler service, dedicated to making your stay as smooth as possible, will accomplish just that. Who says you ever have to leave?
Whichever unique hotel you choose to surprise your beau with, it promises to be a truly remarkable (and romantic) experience!