Romantic Getaways: A Selection of Our Favorite Spots

Looking for a couples-friendly destination to spend quality time with your loved one? Whether you are planning a rendezvous for Valentine’s Day, your anniversary, or just for a long weekend, there are plenty of locations perfect for a luxurious romantic escape. Below are some of our favorite properties to get away from it all, where you will not need a national holiday or celebration to justify a trip with someone you love.

Blackberry Farm

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Situated on a 4,200-acre estate, Blackberry Farm offers simple elegance in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. This location is an ideal mountain escape for couples looking to get away from the burdens of modern-day life. Cozy up with a glass of wine by a crackling fire, relax with a couple’s massage, and schedule a private dinner with a specialty menu designed just for you. For adventurous pairs, their guided outdoor activities like rock-climbing, fly fishing, and trail biking are not ones to pass up. The Farm’s staffers are among the best in the business and their expertise and level of hospitality will make you and your love feel right at home.

Belmond Cap Juluca

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Located along the pristine beaches of Anguilla, Belmond Cap Juluca is a property steeped in rich history and romance. Couples seeking ultimate barefoot luxury, chic beachfront accommodations, and an unmissable culinary scene – look no further. Spend days together stretched out on one of the best beaches in the world, or beside your own personal pool with cocktails in hand served by your appointed villa host. Hop on your beach cruisers or wave down one of their vintage VW convertibles to dine at Pimms, one of the resorts four restaurants, looked at as a local institution and one of the most romantic restaurants on the island.

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Looking for a private island that does not require a passport? Arrive to the exclusive Little Palm Island in Little Torch Key, Florida by seaplane or by private boat transfer. Begin your romantic getaway with refreshing cocktails at the onshore reception and lounge before making your way to your luxury seaside bungalow. Set the mood for your tropical escape by procuring one of their Arrival Amenities packages or selecting from their Romantic Turndown services. Eat dinner on the beach under the light of tiki torches or set sail for an unforgettable evening under the stars accompanied with your favorite cocktails. No matter the choice, everything will be perfectly curated to make the trip with your loved one unforgettable.

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Two hours north of New York City is a charming country retreat that defines New England elegance. Mayflower Inn and Spa is the perfect option for couples looking for a quiet and serene rural escape. For an over-the-top indulgence, confirm their Ultimate Spa Experience for an exceptional private evening with your partner. The experience starts with a special welcome ritual and a 90-minute massage treatment of your choice. Once you are relaxed and renewed, you’ll enjoy a private candlelit dinner in the spa’s famously stunning Garden Room, with huge windows overlooking the surrounding countryside. The best part? Enjoy the tranquility of having the spa’s indoor pool, jacuzzi and Thermal Sanctuary all to yourselves for several hours.  After your memorable spa evening, return to your room to find your personal soundtrack playing, a chilled bottle of champagne and personalized Mayflower Inn & Spa robes to take home in memory of your lovely weekend away.

Post Ranch Inn

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Located in Big Sur, California, Post Ranch Inn is an adults-only sanctuary suited for all your needs. The Inn ticks all the romance boxes – offering nighttime stargazing, infinity pools, and a renowned candlelit restaurant overlooking the Pacific Ocean. What many guests love the most is the ability to disconnect – with a lack of in-room TVs and alarm clocks – so you and your partner can truly focus on each other. Experience a complimentary morning yoga class followed by a walk along a stunning nearby beach or hike a trail amongst the redwoods in Pfeiffer State National Park. Retreat to your ocean view suite for a tranquil afternoon by your wood burning fire or in your private outdoor hot tub suspended over the Big Sur coastline. End your relaxing day at the on-property restaurant, Sierra Mar, enjoying locally sourced ingredients and the best wine California has to offer.

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