Winter ushers in a breath of fresh air alongside a cold, crisp breeze. Up North, snow blankets various landscapes across the United States, creating storybook-worthy wonderland scenes. Venture down south for warmer weather and quiet, outdoor attractions. There’s a romantic essence to this time of year.
We’ve compiled a list of some noteworthy winter weekend getaways for couples. Read on to learn more. Then, be sure to request your free Romantic Getaway Guide for even more great suggestions to include in an itinerary for you and your sweetheart’s next big vacation!
6 of the Most Romantic Winter Weekend Getaways for Couples in the USA
“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is time for home." — Edith Sitwell
Find your home away from home at a Select Registry property in any one of the following winter weekend getaway destinations.
1. Cleveland, OH
Cleveland, OH, is the perfect destination for those seeking an enchanting snowscape. Layer up and head outdoors. Consider boarding the “Polar Express” for a train ride along the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. Check out the Metroparks’ chalet in Strongsville for sledding down a 1,000-foot ice sheet. You might even enjoy ice skating at Wade Oval!
Stay at J Palen House
J Palen House is a historic bed and breakfast situated in the heart of the Historic Ohio City District! While the locale is nationally recognized for its dedication to fresh food, micro-breweries, and craft cocktails, the property is also known for its charm, sophistication, and luxurious amenities.
2. Sunderland, VT
It’s no secret that Vermont is an excellent destination for snowsports! Couples will find a variety of exciting outdoor adventures in Sunderland, VT. For example, you can indulge in everything from dog-sledding and sleigh rides to skiing and snowmobiling. End your night with a cozy winter dinner at a romantic establishment such as Silver Fork or SoLo Farm & Table.
Stay at Hill Farm Inn
Stay, tucked away, on fifty picture-perfect acres at Hill Farm Inn. This boutique property offers a stunning collection of guest rooms and cottages that allow for an authentic, upscale Vermont experience. Take in the stunning valley views on a rambling porch and revel in the thoughtful details that abound throughout the property.
3. Willamette Valley, OR
Winter may be one of the best times to visit this world renowned wine region in Oregon. After the final grape clusters are plucked from the vine, the time known as cellar season begins. Winemakers light fires in their tasting rooms, and host a range of special tasting events. In addition to wine tasting there are other great options. Check out Christmas in the Garden in December or the Truffle Festival in January and February. Winter is a great time to plan a cozy romantic getaway.
Stay at Youngberg Hill
Retreat from the rest of the world with your sweetheart on a 50-acre hilltop surrounded by exquisite vineyards and views. This inn has an amazing 30-year old vineyard that is farmed organically and is known for producing award winning wines, dedication to sustainability.
4. Louisville, KY
Louisville, KY, draws visitors year-round. From shopping and museum-hopping to dining and exploring the outdoors, couples will find a host of exciting activities to keep them entertained during their stay! You could easily make it a point to try multiple versions of Louisville’s notable dish, “hot brown,” at various restaurants across the city!
Stay at Chateau Bourbon
Find comfort in the upscale accommodations at Chateau Bourbon in Prospect, KY. Here, you will find a perfect balance luxury and down-home charm. The sweet, southern hospitality complements the high-end amenities, decor, and style. Additionally, there’s no better place in the region to sample some of the best local bourbons!
5. New Smyrna Beach, FL
Snowbirds can flock to Florida to escape the ice, snow, and freezing temperatures in the North. On New Smyrna Beach, the temperatures drop to the low 50s. During the day, the weather is still warm enough to enjoy outdoor activities on the beach without the hassle of snow! If you prefer, you could also visit various museums and art galleries or stroll along Canal Street.
Stay at Black Dolphin Inn
Revel in the old-world Spanish Isle architecture at Black Dolphin Inn! Stay hidden by palm trees on the banks of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. Choose between 14 different luxurious rooms, each uniquely designed with vintage furnishings, inspiring artworks, eclectic accents, and spa baths.
6. Norman, OK
Couples can take advantage of a wide variety of winter activities while on vacation in Norman, OK. If you’re visiting around the holidays, be sure to check out the DownsFamily Christmas light displays. On the second Friday of each month, you can take in the local art scene and take part in the art walk. You might also enjoy the Winter Wind Concert Series, Annual Chocolate Festival, Second Sunday Poetry Reading, and more!
Stay at Montford Inn
Find luxurious yet comfortable accommodations at Montford Inn, a Prairie-style property in the heart of Norman Oklahoma’s Historic District. Escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and just enjoy the company of your sweetheart in this romantic setting.
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While researching some of the most romantic winter weekend getaways for couples, consider booking a stay at one of our quality-assured properties! Our esteemed collection of award-winning bed and breakfasts, inns, boutique hotels, lodges, and luxury cabins set the scene for an unforgettable experience. Maybe you’ve always wanted to stay in a stately mansion. Perhaps you’d prefer to retreat to a countryside farmhouse. Regardless of the type of lodging you’d prefer, you can rest assured that you’re in trusted hands at a Select Registry property.