Babymoons are becoming more and more popular as moms and dads-to-be are realizing that their days of tranquility may be nearing an end. With a new baby as the focus, the reality of less sleep and the temporary loss of intimacy hits home, inspiring a last romantic hurrah before life changes.
An Alternative Paradise
Spending intimate time together where you as a couple can concentrate on each other in an alternative paradise is an ideal way to deepen your bond. When baby appears, you will feel all the more centered and prepared after taking the time to get away
Booking a Babymoon
There are many luxury inns that now feature Babymoon packages. Catching up on sleep, relaxing with a book by the water’s edge, dining by candlelight, taking nature walks, and enjoying a spa experience for two are just some of the activities you can look forward to when you book yourselves a Babymoon. Here are some wonderful choices for a few days of needed intimacy:
Elizabeth Pointe Lodge
Elizabeth Pointe Lodge on Amelia Island, Florida is a glorious oceanfront inn that has received many awards. Rated “One of the 12 Best Waterfront Inns in America,” it is currently on Conde Naste’s Traveler Gold List 2012 as one of the world’s best places to stay. Perched on 13 miles of pristine beach, the lodge embraces the open vistas and magnificent sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean. Curl up on a beach chair with a good book or meditate on and plan your new future with baby by your sides as your cares diminish and your souls expand.
The Lodge offers several exceptional choices for a perfectly romantic stay. Built in the 1890’s, the Main house offers 20 exquisitely appointed Nantucket style guestrooms. The Ocean House consists of larger suites decorated with West Indies sensibility, and Miller Cottage, with its two-bedroom suites, is ideal for later on when you are ready to take holidays with your expanded family. With all of those months of pregnancy, a mom-to-be will love the individual attention in her Babymoon package, including a pre-natal massage and an oversized tub for soaking.
Dads aren’t left out of the picture, with relaxation or deep tissue massages available, along with a brisk rainforest shower to get the circulation going. Upon arrival you’ll be met with special touches, such as a bottle of non-alcoholic wine and fresh strawberries to ready your palate for the vacation ahead. With delicious oceanfront breakfasts, an hors d’oevres reception each evening, romantic dinners for two in the historic seaport Fernanda, and cookies and milk before bedtime, adjusting to a holiday lifestyle will be far from a hardship! With their exquisitely trained staff, there is always someone on call to answer your every need.
With 24-hour room service, you can lay back and have a quiet dinner without lifting a foot, if you so desire. Other amenities include a daily delivery of newspapers to your room, complimentary WiFi DSL Internet, and a concierge who will advise you on all the interesting day trips and tours in and around the area. For a restful and peaceful holiday, booking your Babymoon at this deliciously sensual locale could be the perfect formula for your pre-birth celebration.
Hermann Hill Vineyard Inn
Hermann Hill Vineyard Inn, situated in Herman, Missouri, is a way to take in vast eyefuls of green. Only one hour from St. Louis, this luxurious inn is located deep in the comforting landscape of wine country. For your accommodations, choose Hermann Hill Inn overlooking the vineyards or Hermann Hill Village with its upscale cottages sitting on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River.
Plan ahead for when your family gets bigger to return to the Vineyard Suites where there is space for everyone! With its traditional Bed & Breakfast feel, the Hermann Hill Inn offers a peaceful getaway with extraordinary sunsets and sunrises, eagles soaring above, and a chance to reconnect with your loved one away from the buzz of life back home. Just walking hand in hand as you take the local walking tour will align you with nature as you shed any worries and make your exciting plans for baby’s welcome.
Special Babymoon packages at the inn are designed for privacy and romance. Take a couples massage, enjoy an en-suite pedicure, enjoy a nap with your complimentary body pillow, or soak in a tub, melting into the warm water, allowing yourself to feel pampered and completely relaxed. Settling into the area in 1837, many German families made Hermann their home. With their great love for music, a bandstand was built in 1864 and stands today as a stage for local musical and theatrical groups to perform in on weekends throughout the spring, summer, and fall.
If you are in the mood for an outing, there is a beautiful walking tour, which begins and ends at the inn, where you will learn about the historic district. Here you can visit the Deutschheim State Historic Site, Crane’s Museum, and Gasconnde County Historical Society Museum, all telling the story of the area’s rich German roots. Whether you want to enjoy the town’s activities or remain on your own to enjoy the intimacy that may be hard to come by later, staying at the Hermann Hill Vineyard Inn is a treat not to be missed.
The Graystone Inn
The Graystone Inn is a magnificent resort tucked into the Blue Ridge Mountains on the largest private lake in North Carolina, Lake Toxaway. Famed as a vacation mecca for early industrialists like Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, and Thomas Edison, the area continues to call vacationers to its relaxed shores where privacy and elegance rule. With its AAA Four Diamond Award for each of the 26 years it has been open, the inn has also been ranked as top U.S. property by Travel & Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, and Southern Living. Here you can sleep, relax, luxuriate, plan, and play in an atmosphere that is conducive to your every dream.
The inn’s historic Mansion, built in 1915 and restored in 1985, occupies a coveted position in the National Register of Historic Places. With its 16 period guest rooms filled with antiques, you will enjoy a charm and comfort that is hard to come by these days. Hillmont features 12 guest rooms and reflects a similar architectural style to the Mansion, but with distinctive modern comforts. The Lakeside suites are a luxury choice for families, which will make for the perfect vacation later on when your family grows. Your Babymoon at the The Graystone Inn can begin with a transporting spa experience where the world will slip away as you enjoy all the amenities.
Whether you select an hour massage or plan to stay all day long, you will be in the hands of professionals trained to pamper. As a mom-to-be, you are still eating for two, and at the inn, a full breakfast will be more than enough to fill both of your bellies. Afternoon teas with sweets and savory tidbits add to the culinary pleasure, and when evening comes, there are many exceptional choices for dining by candlelight with your loved one, including a six-course gourmet dinner, or an equally impressive room service menu.
At The Graystone Inn you can enjoy many singular activities, including a ride on the river in Miss Lucy, a beautiful mahogany 26 passenger launch. If you are feeling active, there is a fitness center on site, complete with gym equipment and yoga classes. Tennis, croquet, and golf are there for the taking, or you can take a simple walk through the surrounding area, exploring and musing as you feel the bonds go deeper with your mate and your coming child.
Celebrating Your Bond
Whatever choice you make, a Babymoon is one of the most beautiful ways to celebrate yourselves as a couple before welcoming in a new member of the family. For more information on inns throughout the United States, please visit: https://www.selectregistry.com/