High Country’s Romantic Retreats


These secluded stays offer luxurious amenities, scenic views and cozy, relaxing rooms – the perfect ingredients for an idyllic country retreat!

Louisville provides couples with plenty of romantic opportunities, whether exploring bourbon, horse racing or the arts. In Mobile couples can experience its vibrant food scene as well as booking art galleries or professional sports teams.

1. Aska Lodge Bed & Breakfast

High Country has something to offer couples seeking a romantic retreat – from mountain cabins and five-star hotel suites, to traditional bed & breakfasts and hotel spa suites. Here, we’ve collected some of our favorites so you can find your ideal location!

Couples looking for an unforgettable romantic retreat can add celebration additions such as cakes, handmade candy and bouquets to their booking at Manchester View in Cary, set amongst the green and Taconic Mountains. Additionally, couples can dine at the on-site restaurant before indulging in a couples massage treatment at this luxury getaway destination.

This intimate boutique inn offers a selection of rooms and suites featuring antique furnishings, fireplaces and marble baths. Situated with breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains from your private balcony or deck, take in this spectacular landscape with a bottle of wine or champagne, chocolate-dipped strawberries and an in-room massage package for an unforgettable romantic stay!

At Aska Lodge Bed & Breakfast, just five minutes from Blue Ridge and Toccoa River are ideal conditions for romantic couples or small families seeking adventure-packed vacations. Relax by the gorgeous outdoor fireplace or Americana-themed game room before indulging in our complimentary in-room breakfast for two.

Couples can spend their days hiking through this serene 350-acre estate with waterfalls, covered bridges and scenic trails aplenty. There’s even a pond for swimming during summer days – or alpine and cross-country skiing during winter! At this year-round resort, they offer a Season of Romance package, which features a $100 nightly resort credit as well as a bottle of sparkling wine and confection. Guests staying at The Lodge at Sun Valley can indulge in an in-room couples massage, use their credit to treat themselves to a romantic dinner at one of the numerous nearby restaurants or explore the unparalleled Glass Garden for some crystal and glass yard art, featuring bottle trees, prism windchimes and bejeweled mushroom patches – plus there’s even a hillside firepit perfect for stargazing!

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2. Coombs Hill Barn

No matter your romantic getaway needs – from outdoor enthusiasts in search of adventure or couples looking for some rest and relaxation to wine enthusiasts wanting a tasteful cellar door tour – High Country Victoria has accommodation suitable to meet them all! Cabins feature cozy fireplaces, remote tiny houses offer breathtaking vistas while five-star hotels provide unparalleled five-star luxury accommodations for the romantic traveller.

Coombs Hill Barn is an idyllic homestead that’s the ideal venue for intimate elopements or micro weddings, offering ample room to create the wedding of your dreams. Boasting breathtaking Delatite Valley views as its backdrop, you have complete creative freedom when designing and curating your perfect event here.

The venue offers the ability to transform its main living space into a luxurious sit down reception for micro and elopement weddings, while outdoor ceremony locations are abundant. A limited number of cocktail style weddings for up to 100 guests are also hosted annually at this stunning property.

The interiors of this five-bedroom retreat showcase an eclectic blend of contemporary, country and modern rustic styles that are highlighted by raw timbers and natural tones. A beautiful glass-fronted kitchen featuring an enormous dining table opens out onto an inviting deck for al fresco eating and drinking; in addition, there’s even a wood-burning fire pit and outdoor hot tub perfect for snuggling up next to for stargazing or snuggling up close with loved ones.

At Brown Brothers Winery in Napa Valley, couples looking for an idyllic vineyard getaway will find just the perfect retreat: Brown Brothers Winery Boutique Hotel offers 40 tastefully appointed rooms and suites that provide couples with plenty of room to unwind together – and offer romantic packages such as couple massages in-room and an assortment of romance packages like receiving a bottle of wine on arrival.

Not content to offer gorgeous views from their rooms alone, the hotel boasts a full spa, farm-to-plate restaurant and outdoor pool area with luxurious daybeds for sunny days. Their staff can also recommend wine tours, dine-in restaurants or twilight cruises if desired.

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Not much beats a stay at this historic inn in an idyllic Vermont village! Select from cozy yet beautifully appointed rooms and suites – each equipped with gas or wood-burning fireplaces and two-person soaking tubs – perfect for couples wanting a romantic escape and reconnect with each other.

3. Elkin Creek Vineyard

High Country offers romantic getaways of every variety for couples to relax and rejuvenate, from cozy cabins with mountain views to spa resorts offering golf and romance. There are luxurious rooms with private balconies, winery retreats with European spa services, and historic inns tucked into rolling hills that will ensure an unforgettable stay.

Elkin Creek Vineyard, nestled at the foothills of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, is one of North Carolina’s smallest production vineyards. Set upon the site of a century-old mill and overlooking its namesake gently flowing creek, Elkin Creek Vineyard contains six lush acres dedicated to Merlot, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes that produce wines similar to Italy. Be sure to stop in during your visit for a tasting session of their wine and for wood-fired pizza made on Sunday through Saturday – they make both on Sunday through Saturday!

Elkin Creek Vineyard is the ideal setting to host any special event, from weddings and other ceremonies to parties and other social gatherings. Their experienced team is available to ensure everything runs smoothly from planning the menu, selecting floral arrangements and setting up chairs and tables in Harvest Barn or on tented wedding sites – they even offer full service restaurant dining as well as an onsite bakery offering all of your cake confection needs!

Good Housekeeping test team member who visited Coeur d’Alene raved, “We loved its scenic lake setting and gorgeous forests, but what truly distinguished this trip was the incredible hospitality displayed at every turn. Each room offered stunning lake views while guests could cozy up by their fireplace to sip wine by the fireside.”

Branson offers numerous attractions that make for an exciting romantic getaway, from shopping and eating at top restaurants, to taking in live performances at one of Branson’s entertainment districts. The hotel is just minutes away.

History enthusiasts will delight in touring Riverside Log Cabins at Mystery Hill, North Carolina’s only known gravitational anomaly and home of one of only three lighthouses in its county. Take an easy horse-drawn carriage ride or hike the trails surrounding it!

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4. Engadine Inn & Cabins

Rooms and suites at this inn have been specifically designed to foster romance, featuring antique furnishings and fireplaces. If you wish to enhance your stay even further, special romantic extras such as in-room massages, champagne, chocolates and flowers may be added for an additional charge. Furthermore, dining is available onsite or you can arrange for couples massage sessions at the resort spa.

Engadine has ambitious plans for their property. Along with providing bed and breakfast accommodations, they’ve constructed an event center and plan on opening a restaurant soon. In addition, one of Captain Hoyt’s original grapevines remains on site; eventually they also plan to restore his vineyard.

This family farm offers the ideal place to relax, rejuvenate and spend quality time together. Choose between staying in the 100-year-old tobacco kiln that has been transformed into an architecturally restored bed and breakfast, or one of several modern cottages scattered across the property. There’s so much to see and do here from exploring 175 acres of orchard and vineyard to enjoying some relaxation time in front of an indoor fire!

If you’re in the mood for wine, be sure to visit Elkin Creek Vineyard. Their winery boasts an impressive selection of fine vintages that can be easily reached via walking from both cottages and inn.

No trip to High Country would be complete without visiting Great Smoky Mountains National Park, whether staying at Everett Hotel in Bryson City or Village Inn on Biltmore Estate – both offer easy access.

The Southeastern United States offers breathtaking landscapes, delectable cuisine and gracious hospitality that make for the ideal romantic retreat destination. Take your significant other on an escape to North Carolina beaches or admire some of the world’s greatest architecture – there’s something here for everyone on a romantic retreat to North America or South America! So let go of distractions and stress and reconnect with your partner through exploration of these gorgeous regions.