Whether it’s for the weekend or an entire week, a vacation is a perfect way for couples to spend quality time with one another. Maybe you’re celebrating an anniversary or birthday. Perhaps you just need to escape the real world for a bit. Either way, these romantic fall getaways will have you falling head over heels. Read on to start planning your retreat. Then, be sure to check out our Romantic Getaway Guide for even more great suggestions!
6 Ideas for One of the Best Romantic Fall Getaways
“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
1. Hocking Hills, OH
Throw on your coziest sweaters, strap on your hiking boots, and go out and explore the natural beauty of Hocking Hills in the fall. Golden yellow hues compliment burnt orange shades of the treetops and falling leaves pave the way for scenic drives. With this in mind, if you’re lucky enough to be in town for the Circleville Pumpkin Show or Jackson County Apple Festival, be sure to attend! You’ll love the small-town America feel.
Places to stay in Ohio's Hocking Hills
Glenlaurel, A Scottish Inn & Cottages
Glenlaurel is a "wee bit o' Scottish highlands" in the heart of Ohio's Hocking Hills. Althogether, the 140-acre estate is home to secluded and romantic crofts and cottages, private hiking trails, a Scottish Links golf course, a spa, and an on-site pub. In particular, you'll love the housemade Scottish shortbread with your morning tea or coffee!
2. Asheville, NC
The Asheville area abounds with unique art, natural wonders, and charming eateries. In the fall, the changing colors serve as a bonus incentive for curious travelers. Spend your days hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains or shopping around downtown. Bookend your day with delicious meals at some of the best local restaurants. To be sure, you’ll find no shortage of things to do!
Places to stay in Asheville, NC
1900 Inn on Montford
Located in the heart of the historic Montford district, 1900 Inn on Montford offers warm hospitality in an elegant and comfortable atmosphere. Particularly special is the live heritage music by local artists on the front porch every Saturday evening.
Chestnut Street Inn
You'll love a stay at the Chestnut Street Inn, walking distance to downtown Asheville. Innkeepers Emilie and Arturo are Asheville's biggest fans, and provide guests with carefully chosen, personalized itineraries. To list a few: self-guided walking beer tours, self-guided "Innkeepers favorite bites in Asheville" tasting tours, and pre-planned hiking itineraries.
3. Brattleboro, VT
Of course, traveling through Vermont in the fall mesmerizes visitors with scenes of brilliant blue skies painted with fiery reds, rustic oranges, and golden yellows. Brattleboro is one of the top romantic fall getaways destinations for leaf peepers! In addition to embarking on scenic drives, couples can also spend time hiking through the ruins of Madame Sherri Forest, discovering waterfalls in Fort Dummer State Park, or admiring ornate instruments at the Estey Organ Museum!
Places to stay near Brattleboro, VT
Inn on Putney Road
When you stay at the Inn on Putney Road, you can enjoy the proximity to all of the cute shops, intriguing art galleries, and excellent dining options in downtown Brattleboro. All things considered, the elegant touches, quality linens, and outstanding services make this property the perfect place to call home while on vacation in Vermont.
Situated in scenic Southern New Hampshire on the Vermont border, guests feel the weight of daily life lift during their visit at Chesterfield Inn. Resting on a hillside with sweeping views of the Connecticut River Valley, Chesterfield Inn is a romantic New Hampshire getaway set amidst lush gardens on 10 beautiful acres. Enjoy hiking, biking, and spa treatments or spend the day exploring nearby Brattleboro.
Four Columns Inn
The Four Columns Inn is a historic Vermont inn set on a stunning 138-acre property that features a babbling brook, in ground pool, pristine gardens, hiking trails, and a spa. Additionally, the inn features Artisan, a farm to table restaurant that includes ingredients grown in the inn's own gardens.
4. The Poconos in PA
If you and your partner are feeling adventurous, consider exploring the Poconos this fall. Even as the temperatures drop, you’ll find plenty of outdoor excursions with which you can fill your days. First, visit Bushkill Falls, also known as the Niagara of Pennsylvania. Afterwards, treat yourselves to a romantic dinner at a farm-to-table restaurant such as The French Manor or The Settlers Inn. With so much to see and do, you’re guaranteed to have a great time!
Places to stay in the Poconos
French Manor Inn
Surrounded by stunning, serene natural landscapes, the French Manor Inn and Spa offers a quiet retreat for those seeking rest, respite, and romance. Old world charm combined with modern conveniences creates the perfect setting for an unforgettable experience!
Settled between the flourishing natural beauty of rock ledges and Paupack High Falls, Ledges Hotel is a luxury historic hotel in Hawley, Pennsylvania. Ledges Hotel offers guests a contemporary sustainable design that fits in seamlessly with the surrounding natural landscape. What's more, guests can dine overlooking the waterfalls at onsite restaurant Glass - wine.bar.kitchen.
The Settlers' Inn
The Settlers Inn is an authentic 1920′s Arts & Crafts Lodge in Hawley, Pennsylvania, the small downtown that serves the Lake Wallenpaupack area. Explore the many outdoor adventures of the Delaware Highlands Region. Following your day in the outdoors, dine beside the massive fireplace in the Chestnut Tavern. You'll always find a relaxing place to gather here.
“Everything old is new again,” is the mantra that describes Silver Birches, a vintage waterfront resort that sits on nearly 700 feet of shoreline on Lake Wallenpaupack. Relax in one of the Adirondack chairs set around a fire pit on the expansive lawn. Undoubtedly, you'll soak in the peaceful atmosphere as you gaze at the incredible surroundings.
5. Leavenworth, WA
The Pacific Northwest attracts visitors year-round, and the charming Bavarian-styled village of Leavenworth is no different. Located in the Cascade Mountains, the area is visually stunning. For one thing, the soaring mountain peaks, sparkling rivers, and golden aspen trees that fill the area will make you feel like you're visiting a movie set. Whether you’re into breathtaking nature hikes, winter sports, wine tasting, river rafting, geocaching, art shows, or shopping, Leavenworth has something for you.
Places to stay in Leavenworth
Designed and built after research trips to Austria and Bavaria, Abendblume beautifully reflects authentic Old-World charm. If you want to experience the pristine outdoors, explore Leavenworth, or read a book in front of a crackling fire, Abendblume is the perfect destination for a romantic fall getaway. To be sure, you will not want to miss the famous Aebleskivers with apple syrup at breakfast!
6. Clayton, GA
Clayton is a charming town from which to view the area's stunning fall foliage. Set in the beautiful North Georgia mountains, you'll find everything from wineries, farms, cafes, and antique stores to waterfalls, lakes and gorges. Head to the Tallulah Gorge state park and hike the rim trails for gorgeous scenic overlooks. Cross the suspension bridge that sways 80 feet above the gorge's rocky bottom. Visit fall festivals, country farms and vineyards to sample the local fall harvest goodies. Cuddle up with your partner in front of a fire at the end of the day on your adventurous romantic fall getaway.
Places to stay in Clayton, GA
Beechwood Inn - Georgia's Premier Wine Country Inn
The Beechwood Inn offers rustic elegance in a romantic mountain-side setting overlooking the historic town of Clayton. Food and wine enthusiasts will want to experience wine weekend packages and culinary events with celebrated winemakers and chefs from around the world collaborating at the property. Guests gather around the cozy wood fire each evening for a sampling of Beechwood Inn wines.
The White Birch Inn
The White Birch Inn, on the square of Historic Clayton, Georgia, is a luxurious boutique inn. From a copper soaking tub and a tree stump sink base, to stone fireplaces and bark walls, you will be visually mesmerized. Regardless of whether you spend your day shopping or antiquing in Clayton’s quaint stores, hiking the many nearby trails, fly fishing or boating, visiting wineries or just exploring the area, you will be ready for your afternoon wine and cheese back at the inn.
More Romantic Getaway Ideas
Regardless of season or destination, Select Registry properties set the scene for a dreamy vacation for you and your partner! Check out some of these additional resources if you need help planning your next romantic retreat:
- Romantic Getaways on the East Coast
- Romantic Things to Do in Georgia
- Romantic Things to Do in New Jersey
- Romantic Winter Cabin Getaways in the US
- Best Places to Visit in November
- Best Places to Visit in October
- Best Places to Visit in September
Wherever you and your sweetheart decide to travel, make the most of your vacation when you choose to Stay Select. Plan one of the best romantic fall getaways around staying in a quality-assured bed and breakfast, inn, or boutique hotel. Our properties provide guests with an unparalleled experience from the moment they step foot through the door. Relax, unwind, and spend time somewhere new with the love of your life. What are you waiting for? Start planning your retreat today!
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