Whether you have a new special someone in your life or just celebrated your 20th Christmas with your partner, that lucky guy or girl deserves a little break from the humdrum winter. You could take your sweetheart to dinner and a movie, or you could spice things up with the ultimate date night — a stay at a luxurious hotel tailored for romance. Here are six deluxe destinations with love (and lavishness) in the air.
This winter, Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star The Chanler asks, “What’s Your Love Story?” If you’re at a loss for an answer, an extravagant vacation will help you find the words by allowing you to theme your escape at the historic Newport, Rhode Island beauty. With each room decorated to evoke a distinct period of history, you immediately feel a sense of place. After reading your handwritten love note and taking a butler-drawn bath, come back to the present with a tasting-menu dinner at Spiced Pear on one night and in-room movie with truffle popcorn and a complimentary bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rosé the next.
Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore
With the Night Spa Experience from this Four-Star hotel, enjoy an evening with monogrammed bathrobes and exclusive after-hours access to the spa’s rooftop terrace facilities. The juxtaposition between hot and cold (a Finnish rock treatment, steam room aromatherapy and a revitalizing ice fountain) amps up the romance before you relax in a candle-lit private soaking tub filled with rose petals. Eighty-minute massages, champagne and a gourmet dinner under the stars are also on the night’s menu. Add on a one-night hotel stay to seal the deal.
The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
If you’re searching for somewhere special to take your sweetheart this winter, look no further than The Prince Charming Experience at this Dallas Four-Star stunner. With rose petal turndown service in deluxe accommodations and a leisurely late checkout, this fairytale evening is ideal for a relaxing post-Christmas break, a marriage proposal or an anniversary celebration. To top things off, the room even comes with a glittering glass slipper.
Hutton Hotel’s With Love from Leading package welcomes couples to Nashville with champagne and strawberries. One dozen beautiful roses and bubbly further set the mood for a night in a king suite in the Four-Star hotel. As if that weren’t enough to set the stage for some romance in Music City, the promotion also comes with a couples massage and breakfast in bed.
The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee
This Four-Star Georgia resort’s picturesque lake scenery makes for a dreamy lover’s getaway. With the Lakeside Romance package, you can toast to making it through another holiday season as soon as you arrive, with chilled sparkling wine in your room. Later, indulge in a $100 resort credit (a private waterfront dinner, maybe?), rose petal turndown service and daily breakfast for two. Tip: To impress your loved one, opt for one of the luxurious two-bedroom cottages, which come with full kitchens, Jacuzzis, fireplaces, stone verandas and wrap-around porches.
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
For wine aficionados, this Four-Star Santa Barbara property offers a choice of three different wine-tasting packages. You can visit vineyards in scenic Santa Ynez Valley, explore private tasting rooms in historic Santa Barbara or, for a quieter weekend, enjoy a bottle of local pinot noir alone in your suite with your partner.