By Zack Davisson, All The Rooms
Do you know where you are going to be romancing it up this Valentine’s Day?
The sweetheart’s holiday where Cupid’s arrows start flying is only weeks away. Now is the ideal time to plan a romantic fling with your partner.
The Seattle Lesbian and Girls That Roam have teamed up with our friends and accommodations experts at AllTheRooms to round up our favorite romantic hotels in the United States.
Unassuming and quaint from the outside, this Sonoma Valley, California hotel is extremely luxurious. Retaining an elegant charm, the rooms are upscale and rustic with wooden paneling accented by occasional stone features, fireplaces, and leather furniture. Outside of the bedroom, the Farmhouse Inn has everything necessary for a romantic escape, fine-dining, a spa, and lots of wine. The onsite restaurant recently earned its first Michelin Star, the spa has numerous treatments, and with Sonoma Valley out its backdoor, Farmhouse has one of the best wine selections in the world.
The Inn at Willow Grove
From one wine region to another, The Inn at Willow Grove is in the lesser-known Virginia wine country. Built into a restored old plantation house originally constructed in the 1770s, The Inn’s modern comforts incorporate themselves seamlessly into the building’s old school Southern charm. Outside, rolling fields retreat into lush forest. The potential for romance is evident in the booking options here, as many people come to Willow Grove for the Honeymoon Package. This includes rose petals at turn-down, a chauffeur for a wine tour, dinners, and a bottle of Prosecco at check-in.
Inn at Discovery Coast
Our pick for the best Washington state romantic hotel is the Inn at Discovery Coast on the shores of Long Beach, about a three-hour drive southwest of Seattle. The designers of this hotel certainly had romance in mind as depending on the room, couples can enjoy ocean views, in-room Jacuzzis, and two-person walk-in showers. Those who are able to leave the comforts of their room behind can take seemingly endless walks on the beach, make use of the hotel’s complimentary bikes, go to the spa or enjoy the Pickled Fish restaurant which hosts live music on many nights.
Hotel Le Mars
Another hotel nestled amongst the California wine region, is the Hotel Le Mars. Located about an hour outside of San Francisco, couple can get their romantic weekend started off right with a drive across the city’s famous Golden Gate Bridge with views of the Pacific Ocean and the Marine Headlands on one side and San Francisco and the bay on the other side. Soon the rolling hills with rows of vines spread out before you as you drive toward the French-style luxury boutique hotel, that is a member of Relais & Chateaux. Guests enjoy quality service along with complementary daily French breakfasts and wine and cheese receptions served every day in the walnut-paneled library decorated with 17th and 18th century antiques that are throughout the hotel. Located in the small-town of Healdsburg, the 16-room hotel is situated one block from Healdsburg’s historic town square and the wine country town’s downtown, which itself offers quality wine and dining comparable to the rest of the area.
Calling the Vermont backcountry home, Twin Farms is absolutely stunning. With abundant views of wooded land, the tranquility of the hotel’s surroundings quickly fills all couples that visit with bliss. The hotel has many romantic activities perfect for partners looking to get out of their room, including a couple’s massages, hiking, canoeing on the pond, picnics, and even sleds in the winter.
Centrally located in California amongst the hills between San Jose and Santa Cruz’s southern borders, Rosewood CordeValle has 1,700 acres all to itself. In all this space, guests can take advantage of the resort’s personal golf course, pool, spa, wine tastings, and multiple restaurants. Romance is sure to peak just before sunset as the hills surrounding CordeValle illuminate the valley with brilliant golden light.
Hotel St. Cecilia
Borrowing from its hometown Austin’s vibe, this hotel has five suites, six bungalows, and three studio rooms — all built in keeping with a Texas farmhouse style but with trendy decor. Inspired by the patron saint of music and poetry, the Hotel St. Cecilia cheekily includes quotes from people like Jack Kerouac and Keith Richards across the building and their website. The small property is extremely secluded behind a number of hedges and trees, giving it the feel of a private and intimate escape for two.
It may look like a French Chateau but Wheatleigh instead overlooks the Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts. With only 19 rooms, Wheatleigh is often called one of the “most unique small hotels in the world.” Inside, every suite is themed in its own unique way, and the deluxe, superior, and “small” (still impressively large) rooms are all incredibly cozy and well-lit from large windows opening up to the grounds. The grounds themselves were designed by world-famous landscape architect William Olmstead, who is best-known for creating Central Park in New York. A stroll around the outside of the hotel, hand-in-hand with a partner, is a great way to spend a slow morning during a romantic weekend.
Let the romance begin.
Zack is a recovering technical recruiter who traded in his suit and tie in Silicon Valley for salsa music and a passion for writing in Medellin, Colombia. When not writing for AllTheRooms you can find Zack with his nose in a book, puttering around nature, or getting ultra-competitive while watching Jeopardy.
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Originally published by Girls That Roam.