Photo: Paige Green
Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer in St. Helena, California
Few places are more romantic than Napa Valley, California. Hole up at The Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer (opt for room with a stunning vineyard view if you can get one), spend your days sipping some of the world’s best cabernet sauvignons, dine on the property at Harvest Table (the truffle chicken is a must) or at The Restaurant at Meadowood, and start counting the days until the two of you can go back again.
The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa, a Luxury Collection Hotel, in Manchester, Vermont
This charming, historic property tucked away in the Green Mountains of Vermont is the perfect winter getaway spot. Enjoy the great outdoors and go skiing, snowshoeing, or snowmobiling during the day and then sample the wine, cheese, and chocolate offerings (all internationally sourced) at The Equinox‘s Falcon Bar at night.
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The Little Nell in Aspen, Colorado
This is an Aspen favorite for a reason. The Little Nell seems to have it all, whether the two of you want to spend the weekend skiing and boarding nonstop (the hotel is situated right on the slopes) and then hitting the après scene at Cloud Nine, or sampling Aspen’s impressive culinary scene (the hotel’s Element 47 has a special Aphrodisiac Tasting Menu for Valentine’s Day.
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Bernardus Lodge & Spa in Carmel Valley, California
Tucked away in beautiful Carmel Valley, the newly renovated Bernardus Lodge & Spa is the perfect couples getaway (especially if the two of you are passionate about food and wine). Lucia restaurant, helmed by chef Cal Stamenov, has long been a destination for foodies around the world (including none other than Julia Child and Clint Eastwood). Reserve the Chef’s Table or the cellar downstairs for an extra special dining experience, and make sure to sample some of the Bernardus pinot noirs on the wine list while you’re there. After dinner, unwind in the adults-only hot tub.
The Ivy Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland
The Ivy is so cozy, the two of you could stay inside the hotel and never leave. Go to afternoon high tea downstairs, enjoy a spa treatment (or several), relax and read books near the fireplace, eat at Magdalena (the hotel’s fine dining restaurant), and then repeat the next day. Promise us, you won’t get bored.
Washington School House in Park City, Utah
This small, boutique hotel in the heart of Park City has just twelve rooms, but if you have ever been lucky enough to snag one, you know how special this historic property really is. In the case that you’re able to pull yourself out of the comfy beds and get outside, head to the slopes or go for a bobsled ride, or go take a stand-up paddleboard class in the Homestead Crater. For dinner,take a romantic sleigh ride to the Viking Yurt for a gourmet feast.