Whether canvas tent or clapboard inn, city boutique or sylvan lodge, these 10 U.S. getaways all have something in common—a cozy vibe that inspires romance. Each offers a range of charming amenities to help set the mood, from wood-burning stoves and deep-soaking tubs to oversized beds, plush bathrobes, and soothing massages. Read on for where to whisk away your loved one for the perfect weekend escape.
The Allison Inn & Spa
At the Allison Inn, set just 45 minutes from Portland, the perfect romantic ritual might involve turning on your room’s fireplace, grabbing something from the complimentary welcome snack basket, wrapping up in the provided throw, and settling onto your plush, oversized bay window seat to take in views of the Willamette Valley. If you do feel like venturing out, head to the award-winning Jory restaurant for hearty seasonal fare paired with something from the 800-bottle-strong wine list, or to the 15,000-square-foot spa to enjoy the indoor pool and whirlpool, plus treatments that nourish skin using wine and grape seed extracts from the resort’s on-site vineyards.
Book Now: From $445 per night, theallison.com
Timber Cove Resort
Even typically warmer destinations need comfy spots, and this 46-room hideaway fits the bill for those chillier coastal northern California nights. Fronted by the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by mighty redwoods, Timber Cove Resort is awash in rustic woods, beautiful textiles, and worn leathers, with fireplaces adorning the rooms and the Coast Kitchen restaurant. When temps dip, guests like to gather around the outdoor firepits, hot toddy in hand, or snuggle up under the deer antler chandelier in the Great Room for a round of board games.
Book Now: From $349 per night, hotels.com
Founded as a restaurant over 80 years ago, Nick’s Cove, located along northern California’s west Marin County coast, now invites guests to linger longer in one of a dozen refined-rustic cottages—five set on the waterfront, seven tucked inside pine and eucalyptus groves, with views of Tomales Bay. Each is outfitted with plush bedding, rain-forest showers, and heated floors, plus perks like clawfoot bathtubs or wood-burning stoves. Tasty amenities include complimentary barbecued oysters (a Nick’s signature) upon arrival and in-cottage breakfast daily, so there’s no need to get out from under the covers for coffee. On-site foodie activities range from oyster-shucking lessons off the private dock to roasting s’mores around the beach firepit.
Book Now: From $365 per night, booking.com
Washington School House Hotel
Park City, Utah
The Washington School House Hotel, an actual 1889 schoolhouse turned luxury property, offers 12 antique-filled guest rooms. After hiking, biking, and strolling along Main Street, enjoy the hotel’s toasty amenities, such as heated bathroom floors, a steamy hillside pool and hot tub, and an outdoor firepit fashioned from a 2002 Park City Olympic torch. Then, for a scenic adventure, soar over the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains in a hot-air balloon with Skywalker Balloon Company or Park City Balloon Adventures.
Book Now: From $450 per night, hotels.com
Madeline Hotel and Residences
After a day of hitting the slopes around Telluride, leave your gear with this Mountain Village ski-in/ski-out hotel’s dedicated M Ski Valet, then enjoy one of the best après-ski scenes in town. Just off the lobby, the Living Room at the Madeline Hotel sets an intimate mood with plush leather seating and an always-roaring fire, while the year-round Sky Terrace has a heated pool, hot tubs, and fire tables, backed by mountain views. After a spa treatment like the Spirit of the Mountains massage (performed with warm oil and heated poultices filled with aromatic herbs) and a restful night in one of the cushy rooms—all with oversized soaking tubs, suites with gas fireplaces—you’ll be ready for another day on the snowy trails.
Book Now: From $339 per night, hotels.com
Under Canvas Mount Rushmore
Keystone, South Dakota
Outdoorsy couples can glamp in comfort at Under Canvas Mount Rushmore, which debuted in May 2018. Looking out at the memorial, the camp delivers romantic feels with 80 luxury tents warmed by wood-burning stoves, as well as s’mores around the campfire and a host of outdoor activities (kayaking, rock climbing, gold panning) to get your blood pumping.
Book Now: From $219 per night, hotels.com
Lincoln Inn & Restaurant at the Covered Bridge
Find a bit of Europe on six rolling acres outside Woodstock, Vermont. Inspired by the traditional “restaurant with rooms” found in smaller towns, owners Mara Mehlman and chef Jevgenija Saromova (who has cooked in Michelin-starred restaurants around the world) opened a fine-dining spot with six guest rooms on the second floor. Come to the Lincoln Inn for the delicious 5-, 7-, and 12-course dinners, then stay overnight for the comfy rooms and country breakfasts the next morning. In between, enjoy drinks by the tavern’s fireplace, a night of board games, or a book from the inviting library.
Book Now: From $165 per night, hotels.com
When in Boston, head one block north of the Common, along the cobblestoned streets of Beacon Hill, and into the dimly lit, art-filled XV Beacon. To help guests get cozy, each of the 63 pet-friendly rooms and suites is outfitted with custom-designed gas fireplaces, cashmere blankets, four-poster beds, heated towel racks, and well-stocked private bars. With the entire menu from the award-winning on-site Mooo… steakhouse available via room service, there’s really no reason to get out of your bathrobe, but if you do feel like venturing outside, explore the nearby Public Gardens—then hurry back for an in-room massage.
Book Now: From $445 per night, hotels.com
The Chanler at Cliff Walk
Newport, Rhode Island
If you really want to impress your special someone, treat them to the cushy perks at this historic mansion turned boutique hotel. Although each of the 20 rooms at the Chanler boasts a unique design and decor—a Gothic theme here, a touch of Louis XVI there—most feature warming touches like fireplaces, hot tubs or Jacuzzis, and fluffy, oversized beds, as well as bathtubs in which you can enjoy a soak from the Aromatherapy Associates bath program menu. Come evening, head to the firepit to roast marshmallows and build s’mores, or visit the ocean-view bar for a toast. The hotel’s complimentary local transport service makes it easy to explore the destination without having to do much planning.
Book Now: From $585 per night, hotels.com
Amenia, New York
Since 1765, thinkers and creative types looking to regroup and get inspired—including such notable names as Mark Twain, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Sinclair Lewis, and Teddy Roosevelt—have headed two hours north of Manhattan to Troutbeck, a Hudson Valley estate set on 45 woodland acres. Today, guests checking into one of the 33 rooms will find warm interiors renovated by noted designer Alexandra Champalimaud, who has preserved original elements, including the stone and wood floors, carved mantels, and wood-burning fireplaces. In the main Manor House dining room, settle into a leather-clad booth or a chair at the fireside farmhouse table to enjoy a hearty meal made with Hudson Valley–sourced ingredients, then toast the evening with a drink at the copper-topped bar. A snack-stocked pantry (available 24/7), generous king beds, and personalized service add to the homey vibe.
Book Now: From $325 per night, tablethotels.com
This article originally appeared online in August 2018; it was updated on June 18, 2020, to include current information.