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Romantic Escapes in Texas

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When you are in the mood for romance, Texas has more than its fair share of hotels to choose from. There are retreats in West Texas and in the Panhandle where you can get off the grid, while in cities like Dallas and Houston, urban escapes feature plush rooms and staff that’s on hand to deliver champagne, draw a bath, or leave rose petals on the bed. Whether you just got hitched or are celebrating an anniversary, these properties will roll out the red romantic carpet, just for you two.
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100 Main St, Lajitas, TX 79852, USA
This John Wayne movie set of a resort, complete with tumbleweeds and horses tied to hitching posts, is on 27,000 acres of desert and mountains near Big Bend National Park, in far southwest Texas. You’ll get away from it all—Lajitas is two hundred...
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600 La Torretta Blvd, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Everything’s bigger in Texas, including this lakefront resort’s guest rooms (which start at 600 square feet), and spa (20 treatment rooms). Book a couple’s massage—the Global Ritual, with a coconut milk bath, salt scrub, and rub down, is one top...
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111 N Post Oak Ln, Houston, TX 77024, USA
Set on 18 literally green acres, this amenity-rich hotel feels like a secluded retreat among the towering pines, sprawling oaks, and manicured grounds—despite its proximity to the bustling Loop 610 and the Galleria. It affords so much peace...
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5701 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005, USA
After 80 some odd years as one of Houston’s most lauded and refined hotels, the historic Warwick Hotel went from Bach to rock, when new owners gave it a slick makeover and renamed it Hotel ZaZa in 2007. A bold beacon in the Museum District,...
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2024 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550, USA
For over a century, this waterview resort—right across the street from 32 miles of Gulf Coast shoreline—has offered some of the finest accommodations, dining, and scenery in the area. Check in to one of the AAA 4-Diamond property's 224 recently...
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100 W Spoke Hill Dr, Wimberley, TX 78676, USA
At this Hill Country retreat’s 12 accommodation options, you’ll feel especially secluded in one of the stand-alone cottages overlooking the property’s 22 tree-covered acres, where turndown includes carafes of red or white wine and freshly baked...
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112 Academy Dr, Austin, TX 78704, USA
A compound-like hideaway on a leafy street a block from trendy South Congress, Hotel Saint Cecilia is a retro-glam love letter to the 1960s and '70s rock music scene, named for the patron saint of music and poetry. But that doesn’t mean that...
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1900 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78705, USA
You’ll forget you’re in central Austin when you’re sitting side-by-side on Hotel Ella’s breezy porches, anchored by ionic columns. The 1898 Greek revival mansion, originally a wedding gift to Dr. Goodall Wooten and his wife, Ella, also has 47...
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1705 S Quinlan Park Rd, Austin, TX 78732, USA
Located 25 miles from the city’s center, this top-rated retreat faces Lake Austin, a convenient playground for water activities such as stand-up kayaking, paddle boarding, and birding from sunset cruises. Though known for its wellness focus, this...
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506 N Center St, Arlington, TX 76011, USA
Accommodations range from spacious rooms to private villas at this central Arlington property, where the romantic grounds have gardens and reflecting pools, as well as a spa. Guests wake up to gourmet breakfasts, and the in-house restaurant506...
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1530 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
When The Joule first opened in 2008, it was early into the regeneration of Dallas’ ghost-town-after-5-p.m. downtown. Today, following a two-year, multi-million-dollar renovation completed in late 2013, this is one of the main places drawing...
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In the early 1920s, cotton and oil baron Sheppard King and his wife, Bertha Wilcox, traveled around Europe with an architect to find inspiration for their new Dallas home, returning with such treasures as Italian marble columns and 19th-century...
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2969 Co Rd 422, Talpa, TX 76882, USA
Rancho Loma, or what owners Laurie and Robert Williamson call "a Restaurant + Rest," is a serious departure from a traditional B&B. The pair purchased these 300 acres, dotted with live oaks and home to white tailed deer, and converted the...