Many of us have heard those romantic stories about being whisked away for a surprise romantic getaway. Candlelit dinners, an outdoor hot tub beneath the stars, a picnic atop a mountain during sunset, or a horse-drawn carriage ride snuggled together under a blanket... we all have different ideas about what makes a perfect romantic getaway.
The larger hotels & resorts are wonderful for couples who want to enjoy luxurious amenities, proximity to activities and attractions, and even a concierge who can provide assistance in planning a special romantic getaway. Many luxury hotels & resorts have Romance Packages already available, packages that have been carefully put together to provide some of the more popular romantic amenities. Have something specific in mind? Talk to the concierge - they may be able to design a custom package just for you.
Smaller accommodations are may also willing to put together that special romantic getaway package for you. Bed & Breakfast Inns, for example, can offer more intimate surroundings and may be able to provide more personalized service due to their smaller size. Some even cater or specialize in romantic getaways!
Or if seclusion is your thing, head to the truly tiny accommodations - privately-owned cottages, cabins, and vacation homes tucked in its own romantic setting. Lakefront, oceanfront, mountain views, or hidden in a forest, there are plenty of choices for couples who want to simply be together with as few distractions as possible. Your romantic getaway could include a campfire by the beach, a quiet paddle around the lake, or watching the sunrise over the mountains each morning.
Some romantic hotels and lodging are what's known as "couples-only" accommodations. They're adult-oriented specifically for romantic getaways. Children are not permitted, allowing couples maximum quiet for those memorable romantic moments.